Monday, March 4, 2013


 Carpe Diem
What does is mean to you?
Carpe is from Latin and means "You pick, pluck, pluck off, cull, crop, gather, to eat food, to serve, to want", but Ovid used the word in the sense of, "enjoy, seize, use, make use of".
Diem means Day.
Seize the Day.
Live now.
Next time you eat try to enjoy your food with all your Senses.
And then Eat
This is Mindful Eating
To be present
 To be now


  • 6 Tbs. (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, at room
  • 1 cup/225g sugar
  • 2 or 3 very ripe bananas, coarsely mashed
    3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1⁄2 cup/119ml buttermilk
  • 2 cups/250g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 3⁄4 cup/100g coarsely chopped walnuts, pecans
    or hazelnuts


Preheat an oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, beat together the butter and sugar on medium speed until creamy, about 1 minute. Add the bananas and eggs and beat until smooth. Add the buttermilk and beat just until combined.

In a bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and nuts. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and beat just until combined. The batter should be slightly lumpy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. It should be no more than two-thirds full. Bake until the loaf is dark golden brown and dry to the touch and the edges pull away from the sides of the pan, 55 to 60 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean. Let the bread rest in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn the loaf out onto a wire rack and let cool completely. Cut into thick slices to serve. Makes one 9-by-5-inch loaf.

Storage Tip: Wrap the bread tightly in plastic wrap and store at room temperature overnight or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

This recipe is from Williams-Sonoma
This is a Bake - Along event organized by Joyce from Kitchen Flavours, Lena from Frozen Wings and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids



  1. Your cake bakes up perfectly! And yes, I do agree with you that it is a little sweet. I did cut down on the sugar though. Thank you for baking along with us, hope to see you again! And thank you for following too, I'm happy to be your newest follower. Have a great week!

    1. Was a lot of fun. Will bake with you again :)

  2. hi, very nice to know you. How do i address you? thanks for dropping by our sites to let us know that you hv enjoyed the cake, very glad to hear that. Hope to see joining again! Cheers! Happy to follow you back !

    1. Hi Lena. Nice to meet you too :). I will join again.Do you mean my email address - its

  3. I knew that this cake will be naturally sweetened by the generous amount of banana added and that's why I reduced the sugar content to 150g instead of 225g. Nice to know that this baking will handy for your marathon training too!

    I started running when my son is 18 months old and couldn't run 3km at the start and after 2 years, I'm happy that I can archive so much now... Keep running and you will reach your goal soon!

  4. Hi, nice knowing you... I also reduced the sugar by almost half! Love your firm, moist thick slices...

  5. This is so nice... I can eat banana bread anytime of day. I love how yours is moist and I prefer to have it not too sweet either. Mindful eating is how I tell my kiddos to eat their food. It's such a wonderful experience to appreciate all of your senses : )

    1. Hi Vanessa. The bread is really nice and moist. Even after couple of days (if its last so long ;)

  6. Hi, I saw your lovely banana nut bread in Bake Along Event.
    Just like to drop by to say your banana nut bread looks lovely!!

  7. This is very nice, just like a slice of bread. Pass me a slice.

    1. Hi Angeline. Thanks...and please take a slice :P

  8. This looks so much better ;) . I think I better bake mine again . Your Banana Nut Bread is tempting me to bake this again. ;)

    1. Hi Abbygail and thanks. I think yours is great :P.

  9. Wonderful golden hue on your banana bread, love it!

    1. Hi Jeannie.Thanks. Actually yes there is a kind of golden hue. Didnt see it myself...