Cakes, Danmark, Food

Danish Spice Cake for Christmas in July

The Concept of Danish Hygge The Danish word Hygge cannot be translated to one word in English, but my description would be,' a cosy and contented feeling of wellbeing one gets when spending quiet time indoors with family and friends.' Tea and cake or a nice glass of wine in the evenings, may help to… Continue reading Danish Spice Cake for Christmas in July

blogging, Photography

Friendly Friday – Special Treat Challenge

We are in the midst of a casual baking challenge in a (time-unlimited) bake-off with Sandy, Moon and Ju-Lyn. Sandy has issued a counter challenge for me to make a Dacquoise ( See Sandy's pic below). I have to summon up a little more courage before making that. All in good fun though. Dacquoise dessert… Continue reading Friendly Friday – Special Treat Challenge

baking yema cake
Cakes

Gulkake Yellow Cake Recipe

Those of you who have been following my blog for some time, will know that Norwegian and Scandinavian things are very close to my heart, so it will come as no surprise to read that I am sharing a Norwegian recipe with you. This is a traditional Norwegian cake with an intense yellow colour. Not… Continue reading Gulkake Yellow Cake Recipe

cake on platter
Food, History & Traditions

Friendly Friday Challenge Guest Post – Nostalgia

The Guest post for this week’s Friendly Friday theme of Nostalgia, comes from Lorelle, an Australian Mum of two, passionate traveller and foodie enthusiast, who blogs at A Mindful Traveller. I had the immense pleasure of meeting the lovely Lorelle a couple of years ago and she has been so kind to write a beautiful… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge Guest Post – Nostalgia

orange and cinnamon cake
Cakes, Community, Food

Ten Minute Orange Cake Recipe

Reminiscing about my Danish Grandmother who used to cook Orange cake for Sunday afternoon tea, I remembered how, as a child, I looked forward to visiting her house as I could smell the aroma of baking, as we arrived. Anyone can find ten minutes to spare, right? How long does it take to post on… Continue reading Ten Minute Orange Cake Recipe

Community

Something light for Tea

You may have heard me espousing the benefits of almonds and walnuts in recipes such as salads, or the Almond and Walnut Muffin recipe, I have previously posted, but what about  the benefits of incorporating cinnamon in our diet? I have to confess to being quite a fan of the cinnamon, especially in the crumble… Continue reading Something light for Tea

winning scones
Food

Pumpkin – Eat Yourself to Good Health

Made up of 85% carbs, 8 % protein 3% fat, PUMPKIN is a forgotten about vegetable that kids will continually turn their nose up at. But did you know that it keeps for up to 6 months, when whole and is really quite good for you. I share some creative ways of adding Pumpkin to your diet.

pikelets
Cakes, Community, Food, Motivational

Picky about Pikelets – Anzac Day Traditions

Teatime? Try a quick mix pikelet. They may not be the smashed avocado on sourdough, or the fashionable Baci, but they taste seriously good, especially when served warm with topping. Very Australian! Perfect for Anzac Day traditions and treats.

salmon pie
Community

What’s for Dinner? – Salmon [Fiesta Friday]

Succumbing as my family are to the cravings they feel in the late afternoons, they drift out to the kitchen, one by one, muttering the daily question, "What's for dinner, Mum?" [ At this point, I have to steel myself and feign deafness, [clearly unsuccessfully], as I am always asked a second time, "What's for dinner?"

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Tantalizing Tuesday – Yema Cake

Juhls at the Not So Creative Cook posted a recipe that had me intrigued: Yema Cake with a condensed milk frosting. - That sounds different, I thought! A traditional cake from the Philippines: great! I have made butter icing, royal icing, even cream cheese icing, but never condensed milk icing, so I decided I had… Continue reading Tantalizing Tuesday – Yema Cake