Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

I was reminded this quote the other day for a slight moment during an interaction I had with a lady at the supermarket.

I went to the oil section to get a bottle of coconut oil, and as I held it up, a lady approached me. She looked at me holding the coconut oil, said “yuck”! and asked me what was so good about this stuff anyway.

Well, I was slightly taken back, but began to proudly explain the great health benefits of coconuts, its purpose as a “functional food”, and its versatility in cooking and baking. She sounded hardly interested and broke in to tell me that she was looking for a healthy oil, which she could use in her cooking and baking-something to help her cholesterol ratio. Continue reading “Conformity, Coconut oil: Almond shortbread cookies” »

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I love the combination of lemon and rosemary-sweet or savoury. Whenever I use rosemary, I think fondly, and always with a laugh, of my vacation with my partner three years ago in Sicily. Sicily is one of my favourite vacation spots, most loved of course, because of its culinary offerings!!! Continue reading “Lemon-Rosmary Shortbread with Tomato Jam” »

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