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Upside-Down Apple Cake

To cut a long story short, there is a really good reason why I stopped posting recipes and why I stopped visiting all my favorite food blogs.

This really good reason made me feel nauseous for 5 full months, turning all the previously drool-worthy photos to a nightmare. When I was cooking it would be something bland and “hospital-like”, I could not see any photo of fish/seafood or any heavy-looking dish, and sadly I could not even bake a dessert.

So, yes, I am pregnant and, obviously, now that my nausea is gone my excitement has doubled. 😀

I am not going to say anything else about it, I will not bore you with details, this blog (as I once told my friend Camilla) will NOT become baby- or pregnancy-oriented.

Moving on to the recipe then! Drums of suspense… A cake!

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This is a delicious upside-down apple cake, with a delicious taste of cinnamon and a soft cake part!

It is also ridiculously easy to prepare!

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Goat Cheese Salad

Some time ago we went for a weekend to Girona, a lovely Catalan city just 1h30min far from Barcelona. In one of the restaurants we had dinner at, called Vinil, I tried a delicious goat cheese salad. I’m a huge fan of goat cheese and the combination of caramelized cheese, apples, green salad and caramelized onions blew me away!

I decided to make a similar version and I have to say I was very satisfied with the result!

The part that requires the most cooking is the caramelization of the onions, therefore start with that. Cut the onions first in the middle and then slice them lengthwise in order to obtain strips. Heat the olive oil in a deep, wide frying pan, drop the onions and mix so that the oil coats them. Add some salt and let the onions cook, stirring from time to time. Set the fire to medium to avoid burning the onions. (I use a gas stove top and I find it necessary to reduce the fire).

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