6 Dec 2011

A year in photographs and dishes

 We're in the last month of the year. It's been a year full of joy for me, in recognition as  professional in photography, as well as related to blog projects, and also a mention in Saveur magazine  which I am very proud.

I am nearly reaching a thousand regular readers and 8 thousand visitors a month. I'm very happy with your constant comments that greatly encourage me.

Piña colada to relax

Thanks all of you for this wonderful year.

And as Christmas and New Year are coming I have a suggestion  for you, these fresh strawberries and cherries squares may well be part of your Christmas table. They are delicious !!

Have a wonderful week


  • 200 g butter
  • 40g almond meal
  • 140g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 250g flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 / 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 / 2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup jam or jelly berries
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup chopped cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries


  • 200g almond paste
  • 1 / 2 cup sliced ​​almonds
  • ! cup of crust mass
    Combine jam with the water  mix well and reserve
    Preheat oven to 160° C
    Beat the butter with the sugar and almond flour until  had a creamy consistency 
    Add the essence and flour, mixed with baking powder, salt and baking soda.Mix well
    Reserve a cup of this mixture to topping

    Put the remaining dough into a rectangular pan (30 X 40 cm). Cover with softened jam.and sprinkle with the chopped berries


    Put the content of the reserved cup in a bowl and mix with almond paste, half the almonds and a tablespoon of flour. Work the mixture well with your fingertips until a crumbly mixture

    Cover with the mixture above the previous preparation in small portions. Top with remaining almonds. Leave to the oven for 25 minutes.

    Cool and cut into bars

    Makes about 20 pieces


    Helene said...

    You are one of the best. Love your work.

    Recetario Spanglish para mis hijos said...

    Hola Sylvia, gracias por tu visita y comentario, tenés un hermoso blog y aquí me quedo como seguidora, volveré más tarde a seguir leyendo. Ah, qué bien se cocina en Buenos Aires, ehhh? Yo nací en la Capital.
    Cariños desde el Sur de California,

    Sory Escudero said...

    Todo es tan bonito que parece de cuento. Ese chocolate con churros me ha vuelto loca...
    Un beso

    lea said...

    I love your blog and still making that great apple cake that you just dump into a bowl. It's a favorite! Happy Holidays.....

    Jenn @leftoverqueen said...

    Your photos are always so gorgeous, I am so happy for all of your success, you deserve it Sylvia!

    Mari @ Mari's Cakes said...

    Beautiful dishes and yummy too! You have given us a wonderful year through sharing your recipes and photos. Congratulations :)

    luisa said...

    felicidades por todo este año. Besos.

    Madelief said...

    Your photo's always look amazing Sylvia! It's a joy to visit! I think you will get a lot more visitors in future :-)

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

    Anh said...

    Wonderful! I love your food and photos...

    Merry Xmas!

    Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

    Congrats Sylvia! Hermoso post para finalizar un año lleno de cosas lindas. Felices Fiestas Y todo lo mejor para el año proximo!

    Saludos desde NZ :)

    Jo Andrade said...

    NATAL e o nascimento do menino JESUS.e que ano novo Deus a ilumini mas ainda.
    e quem te deseja
    chocolates doce mel.blogspot.com

    Lori Lynn said...

    Congratulations on your successes Sylvia. Your photos are always enchanting.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a fabulous New Year.

    Ilva said...

    Thank You Sylvia and may the Happy New Year be even better!

    beleye said...

    Gracias, querida Sylvia,y feliz ano nuevo. Seguiré siendo una fiel seguidora de tu blog tan hermoso!