Normally, I’d be working on putting together The List for my Seasonal Bucket List – but this year, it just feels like we’re still so far away from Winter and The Holidays… Or maybe this year just went too fast? It sure was an eventful on. Normally, by this time, I’d be well intoContinue reading
There’s something about chocolate that always makes me see the output (read: the chocolatey goodness i just created) in a monochromatic way. Why? Because the Black and White scenes offset the chocolate’s beautiful, luscious dark, chocolatey brown even more. What normally appears to be just a dark brown color shines even more on an otherwise bland blackContinue reading
Hei Hei, I’m back! Back from our little summer vacay in Finland – and already back (knee deep) at work. The holidays passed fairly quickly, then again, our stay in the rural log cabin in the lake country of Finland, near Kuopio, was magic and uplifting and also strangely felt like time stood still. I’mContinue reading
Hi, dears, while you read this, I’m definitely away on my little vacay. Probably fishing. Or picking blueberries. Somewhere in the middle of nowhere in Finland. Blissful vacation. Clearing my mind. Meanwhile, back here on F&F, I have a lot of catching up to do… With recipes.
This recipe by sneh from Cook Republic is basically it. Not really that much more to add. It’s a fun thing to play with the term (and flavors of) “macaron”, because i’d usually never try to make these. but turned into a macaraon like bread (or cake, much rather), I’m game! Sneh recommends you eat it toastedContinue reading
Coconut is probably one of my favorite flavors… I don’t necessarily mean the (cheap) perfumes and body sprays (the term alone…) I used as a teenager. I admit I slightly overdid it with these. Much rather, I refer to the connotations of coconut with summer, sun and beaches – because obviously I’ve spent my beach vacations in Italy, where freshlyContinue reading
This cooking/baking and blogging job isn’t always hard work… It’s nice to get a readily made cake delivered to your kitchen for a quick shoot, before it’s transported on for a party. My mom made this intricate, layered sponge, mango and cream cake for my nephew’s 6th birthday. Tt was, apparently, one hell of aContinue reading
i seem to be into pinks and greens, lately, as evidenced by my instagram feed and as my blog post pipeline suggest (more green to come!). what’s not surprising, because obviously, i like both colors. my kindergarten aged nephew though seemed to have liked this cake a lot – in spite (of because?) of theContinue reading
this cake is linked to so many wonderful childhood memories… my “aunt” tante used to make it for me, because i loved it so. the fruity, juicy apricots are probably not in season just yet – but in case of an imminent craving, frozen fruit works just as well. bout of nostalgia guaranteed!
somehow i’ve been craving carrot cake these past couple of weeks, and never got around to making one. easter was kind of like the inofficial deadline (i take the rabbit’s calling pretty seriously). this time around, i deviated from my standard carrot (only) cake, adding banana. and guess what? it was pretty good, very moistContinue reading
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