Tag: Summer

Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

I simply can not walk past zucchini flowers – or any edible flower, for that matter. Zucchini flowers always leave me strangely torn between wanting to embrace them and on the other hand leaving me to feel sorry for the zucchinis that are bereft of their beautiful accessories… I tend to ask the zucchinis nicely if...

Gooseberry Ricotta Cake

Gooseberry Ricotta Cake

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’m...

Simple Apricot Tarte with Tonka

Simple Apricot Tarte with Tonka

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.

Eclaire Tarte with Strawberries

Eclaire Tarte with Strawberries

If one Credo has proven to be a good one in my life, it’s to strive for semi-perfect. Seeking perfection isn’t a virtue, instead, it steals a lot of time. Semi-perfect is often so much less stressful and thus more healthy and more efficient, too. It’s a lesson i’m still learning, as i’m often losing...

Deconstructed Summer Roll Salad

Deconstructed Summer Roll Salad

The current heat wave… Makes me slightly dizzy. I’m constantly dreaming of ways to cool me down; inlcuding a pool to dip my feet in (at work), ice creams for breakfast, or maybe even just a tiny, chilly breeze at night to move through my bedroom? No such thing though. I’m just glad it’s the...

Roasted Gazpacho with Sourdough Bread

Roasted Gazpacho with Sourdough Bread

I’m maybe the biggest fan of chilled soups there is. Why not? They’re (often) easy to make, flavorful, healthy, refreshing… And if you have only some imagination, it’s pretty a versatile way to feed people during the warmer months. And here’s another one: a gorgeous roasted Gazpacho with sourdough bread. Wes, it’s as good as...

Mango Cream Layer Cake

Mango Cream Layer Cake

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 a...

Chilled Tomato Soup with Cumin

Chilled Tomato Soup with Cumin

Whenever there’s a chance to visit a farmer’s or flower market, I’m game. I like the hustle and bustle of the wee hours, the stalls being set up, people chatting and exchanging a few words with the cheese supplier of their choice. It’s time standing still. It’s like a mini vacation in an otherwise busy week....

Raspberry Swiss Roll

Raspberry Swiss Roll

Funnily, this dessert, that I’ve eaten countless times during my childhood – mostly on garden party occasions in our back yard. But have since neglected, inexplicably, is apparently called “Swiss Roll”. At least, that what pinterest recently indicated it as. Around here, it’s simply known as a “Raspberry Roulade” or “Biscuit Roulade”, which I find slightly more...

Summer Home

Summer Home

isn’t it so true when they say “summer time, and the living is easy”? i like the open-window kind of lifestyle. breezes sweeping through the flat, flowers in every corner, the balcony potted plants are growing like their weed (no pun intended), the more neutral tones gave way to summery, peachy tones, the bedding is...