Recycling the Summer Abundance: Soft Fruit Pulp Cookies

“God will overflow your cup, so grab the biggest one you can find.” Rob Liano   Summer usually means a heavenly abundance of fresh fruit…An apple tree in the garden? A raspberry bush nearby? A strawberry field just a few meters away?… The summer often produces goods to a quantity that no family is able […]

Sweet Bloom: Flower Cakes (Rose, Violet, Chamomile)

“She plants love, and she grows roses. The fragrance of romance comes from the blossom that blooms in the heart.” Jarod Kintz   FRAGRANCED ROSE CAKE “Love yourself, even a little bit each day, and your life will bloom into infinite joy.” Amy Leigh Mercree   AROMATIC CHAMOMILE CAKE “Love without reason—bloom without season.” Debasish […]

Spring Magic: Nest Cappuccino Cupcake

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” Pablo Neruda    The spring is the time of transformation in nature and in the inner worlds… The temperature and mood rises, and the flowery magic of Mother Nature brings end to the last few months of freezing surroundings. The flowers and […]

The Special Offering of Easter: The Gift of Life…Coconut and Green Tea Cupcakes

“A child is a special possession from God.” Lailah Gifty Akita There are many, who do not sense, or stop and trying to understand the greatness of every child as a gift. Every person is a true, unrepeatable present to the universe, every person adds to the magic of the universe, lucky are those who […]

Winter Power: Shiitake Mushroom Muffins

“Mushrooms are like men–the bad most closely counterfeit the good.” Gavarni Mushrooms have always been approached with great human curiosity. Associated with magic, spiritual power and mystical revelation, mushrooms have been used as foods, healing agents, poisons, ritual artifacts, and hallucinogens. They are hunted by enthusiasts the world over, and play a central role in numerous lavish […]

A Little Drop of Summer: Zacusca and Walnut Soft Bundt Bread

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” John Steinbeck   Zacuscă (Romanian) is a vegetable spread popular in Romania.The main ingredients are roasted eggplant, sauteed onions, tomato paste, and roasted red peppers . Some add mushrooms, carrots, or celery. Bay leaves are added as spice, as well […]

Rudolph, The Red Nose in the Flavours of Christmas: Walnut-Orange-Cinnamon Cupcake

“He always knew he was a little different, but he let his light shine regardless of what the others said. be more Rudolph.” http://www.minfulwishes.com When did Rudolph become a part of the holiday tradition? The names of Santa’s team of eight flying reindeer were established in the poem A Visit From St. Nicholas, published in […]

Dark Winter Night Indulgence: Chocolate-Orange-Walnut Cupcakes

“I like to peel it and share it with friends. You can spread the love with an orange.” Gina Rodriguez Christmas is coming…cosy evnings, cold outside and warm living rooms, indulgent hot drinks, sweet treats…There are many traditions around Christmas all over the world, and orange play a part in most of the places. Waves of […]

Light and Love-filled: Gluten- and Dairy-free Mini Spongecakes

“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” Voltaire I am all about sweet and savoury baked goods, therefore, I work hard on all cakes and bakes, but the sweetest little sugarmuffin I ever made, proves to be an ongoing baker’s challenge…My little babycake is […]

The Apple of My Eye: Apple Bakewell Tartlets with Homemade Speedy Jam

“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.” Mother Teresa    Whilst one can not make jam out of love, one can certainly make it with love. Good jam is a treat that can be freely enjoyed in small quantities and when used in hearty, old recipes, jam […]