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04 Apr

Mini flowery eclairs

Hi,as a lover of tea parties I wanted to make a light tea to celebrate beginning of spring. Light tea means deserts are served and I wanted mine to follow the season. So I made some delicious gluten free mini eclairs. I decorated them with pansies and simple fondant glaze and paired them with Earl Read More >

20 Mar

Parsnip Soup – Winter Revisited

Hi,I have been trying to cook parsnip soup entire winter. And now at the end of the winter I finally got to it. This soup is smooth, full of taste and sweetness. Parsnip is a tasty winter veg that develops its sweetness if left in cold. So usually when I buy it then i leave Read More >

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15 Mar

Pistachio cupcakes – Green Vegan Delight

Hello,this is a dessert that is completely Vegan. And delicious. Sweet, tasty, nutty … perfect. The texture is creamy, because pistachio is high in fat, there is no need for extra cream. I added just a white glaze made from almond and coconut milk and sugar. With some chopped pistachios for garnish. Because of their Read More >

10 Mar

Companion Planting

I think there has been a lot written about companion planting. Some have doubts about its efficiency, while others are amazed. I am somewhere in between. I do not think this is a gardening miracle but I do thing that it is a good planting system to use in the vegetable garden. What is Companion Read More >

15 Feb

Cheesecake, Raspberries, White Sparkling Wine – Perfect Pairing

Hi,in honor of the upcoming Valentines day, I made something sweet and delicious – white chocolate japanesse cheesecake. And decorated them with raspberries which are completely out of season but are a perfect pairing with the sweet cheesecake. I serve this desert with the white semi dry cava. Recipe for Cheesecake This is a simple Read More >

20 Jan

Potager gardening systems and preparation

Hi,This is the next in line of potager garden posts. In this post we will cover some gardening systems that we can use in our potager garden and how to prepare our potager garden for planting.  No Dig Gardening System – Yes or No? No dig gardening is a technique of gardening that uses mulching Read More >

10 Jan

Design Potager Garden

Hi,for my little veg patch I have big plans. I want to make it into a potager. Potager garden does require some planing and designing, and winter time is perfect to work on those. Here are my tips on how to design a potager garden. What is potager? Potager is a type of vegetable or Read More >

01 Jan

New Year Cocktail Party with Taste of Oranges

Hi,let’s enter the new year in big style with – New Year Cocktail Party. We will make our favourite appetizers and sandwiches for finger food and citrus salad for dessert. The appetizers and sandwiches go great with the sparkling wine cocktail of our choice. We decided this year to add that citrus sparkle to our Read More >

24 Dec

Christmas/Yule table settings

Hi, I got a couple of ideas for christmas/yule table settings that I would like to share with you. They are all very natural and simple, and don’t require a lot of decorations. Two of them are formal while the last one is casual table settings. 1. Gold, white and green setting This formal setting Read More >

17 Dec

Choosing sparkling wine – Part 3

Hi, I finally have a bit time to finish the choosing sparkling wine series. Although the first part is exclusively for sparkling wines, second part and third part can also be applied to non-sparkling wines. The third part is about the most apparent of properties – sparkling wine colour. Sparkling wine colour Sparkling wine comes Read More >