recipes

  • recipe for a buddha bowl! September 22, 2015 - i have really gotten into making buddha bowls, before i even knew their name i was layering healthy, delicious ingredients in my pretty blue bowls and serving them as dinners to my family. they’re a great way to fill your family with lots of vitamins and minerals, while using all sorts of yummy foods and […]
  • the best of summer in a watermelon salad! July 6, 2015 - today is the first monday of summer vacations at home. the boys and i have a few errands to run. we need to go to a few farm markets to buy fresh strawberries and other locally grown yummy produce. we need to buy new waterbottles (again) as lion keeps losing his! the kids both go […]
  • vegetable puff pastry bites. May 20, 2015 - i have only recently discovered the fun of butter puff pastry! i know, i know i admit i have been under a rock of sorts!    truth be told, i thought they were full of all sorts of yucky ingredients, but it actually isn’t. i found some easy all-ready-to-go frozen puff pastry  at the grocery […]
  • donut round up! May 11, 2015 -   i feel it is my responsibility to add this warning above. you may want to get a cloth or tissue for wiping the drool off of your chin. just sayin”! donut are making a kind of come back. they can be as easy or as complicated to make as you wish; there are countless […]
  • yummy roasted chickpeas. April 29, 2015 -   i made a carrot ginger soup for my weekly soup exchange and i wanted to include something yummy with the soup, other than my usual parsley or cilantro garnish… and then it hit me.. KAPOW… roasted chickpeas! it’s the easiest, yummiest add-on ever!  ok, so here we go. i was pretty generous with my […]
  • delicious fish tacos! March 15, 2015 -    fish tacos are pretty popular these days. I LOVE THEM! i decided to try and make my own and they turned out AWESOME! there was a lot of cutting, slicing and chopping involved for the mango salsa and the guacamole i also made. but, it was so worth it! i love the look of my […]
  • fancy birthday popcorn! February 21, 2015 - we celebrated a 7th birthday here on february 14th. yes, our sweet bear is getting bigger by the day! he wanted to take something yummy to school to share with his classmates and i am not a huge fan of sending cupcakes; they are sweet and junky and full allergens, so not all kids can […]
  • minestrone soup recipe February 1, 2015 - my neighbourhood soup exchange is going strong! here is another favourite soup recipe that i have added to my repertoire! a few weeks ago i was on pinterest looking for soup inspiration and i found this amazing 30 minute orzo minestrone soup recipe from julia’s blog, a cedar spoon. i loved the pictures of the hearty […]
  • wontons for dinner! January 9, 2015 -   after all the sweet and heavy foods of the christmas holidays, my taste buds have been craving all kinds of other flavours and textures. so, after surviving the the saturday after new years at the grocery store, i decided to spend two hours on the kitchen preparing food for my family. i’m not a […]
  • uuni riisipuuro/ oven baked rice pudding December 23, 2014 -   my family adores rice pudding. during the christmas holidays it’s a treat that we gobble up a lot of. it’s easy to make and for me always reminds of my childhood christmases back home in finland.     i got this recipe from a finnish blogger, hellapoliisi. it’s super easy, simple and delicious! since […]
  • reindeer cookies! December 18, 2014 - we made these super cute. super yummy, super easy reindeer cookies after school one day. it was great way to get some christmas cheer into dull monday afternoon, as we also had our CHFI holiday music cranked! the recipe is from pillsbury, CLICK HERE for deatils. there’s no mess, it’s fast, easy and the kids LOVE […]
  • mouth watering cranberry recipes! December 15, 2014 - i love cranberries! they are such a wonderful tart flavour and can be used in so many different kinds of foods.  during the holiday season cranberries are especially popular in all sorts of goodies. here is a wonderful round-up of cranberry recipe ideas, ranging from butters to bars to salads! cranberry butter   the view […]
  • quick veggie stir fry. November 4, 2014 - with our kitchen under renovations making dinner has become tricky. we have eaten out a few times, but that gets old and expensive quickly.   this how things look at out house these days… there aren’t tools all over the floors all the time, but our walls are all open, there are no counters and […]
  • fave soup round up! October 2, 2014 -   we here in southern ontario we have enjoyed a lovely fall with warm temperatures making things feel more like summer! but, it seems as though things are taking turn now as cooler temperatures are settling in, grey skies are taking over. this kind of weather makes me want to pull out my crock-pot and […]
  • the best potato salad recipe…EVER! July 18, 2014 - now that bear is back to eating eggs, i can make my favourite potato salad recipe again. potato salad is one of those foods that i connect with summer BBQ’s and eating outside. my recipe has pickles and red onions in it for some extra flavour, which everyone LOVES!     INGREDIENTS: 4 medium red […]
  • sweet potato & carrot soup. May 22, 2014 - i made this soup the other day for my kids and they LOVED it. bear is happy to take warm soup in his thermos for his school lunch. INGREDIENTS: 4 sweet potatoes 4 medium/ large carrots 3 garlic cloves 2 bouillon cubes 8 cups water 2 tblsp olive oil 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp cinnamon […]
  • pita pizza’s for dinner! April 27, 2014 - this is such an easy dinner for when everyone is tired from the day. it’s also one where if the kids want to help they can get busy! we love to make pita pizza’s. using pita bread instead of store bought pizza dough is healthier, as they have less preservatives and weird ingredients. for our […]
  • blueberry oatmeal muffin donuts! April 7, 2014 -     um, YUM! these delightful rings of goodness are the perfect after school snack. a friend shared this muffin recipe with me, which she got from the food network.uk and, as usual i made the recipe my own with a few changes!   INGREDIENTS: 2 cups rolled oats 1 1/2 cups whole milk 1 1/2 cups flour 1 […]
  • teriyaki salmon dinner. March 25, 2014 - i made this teriyaki salmon for my family, in the hopes the delicious teriyaki sauce would encourage my bear to eat his fish. he loves salmon, but only when it’s raw, which is a great thing, but i think it’s necessary to help round out those taste buds.     INGREDIENTS: salmon fillets (1 per […]
  • butternut squash beet and quinoa: a warm salad! March 16, 2014 - we had some good friends over for dinner and i felt like making something super yummy for dinner. i wanted to make a meal that was colourful and light, so i made this wonderful butternut squash, beet and quinoa served as a warm salad. it was amazing! (serves 4-6) INGREDIENTS: 1 butternut squash 7 whole […]
  • vegetable bok choy soup! March 8, 2014 - i started a neighbourhood soup exchange with some friends back in the fall. it started because i find wednesday’s to be the hardest day of the week, and then to plan a dinner just makes it that much more torturous! so, every wednesday at after-school pick-up, there we are, the soup club mama’s with our […]
  • dinosaur cake! ROAR! February 26, 2014 - for bear’s 6th birthday he had requested a dinosaur cake. we went on the internet and looked at ideas, but everything looked super complicated and out of our cake-making league. so, DH and i decided to make a scenery cake, instead of an actual dinosaur. we used carrot cake for the land and volcano, everything […]
  • how to make fruit sushi! February 20, 2014 - my kids LOVE sushi! their favourite is the raw salmon. but, a lot of kids don’t share their enthusiasm for this japanese cuisine, so that’s why for bear’s 6th birthday i decided to make his class at school some yummy fruit sushi! i prefer these treats to cupcakes and cookies, as there are less concerns […]
  • valentine’s day treats! January 21, 2014 - valentine’s day is all about sweets and treats! to get inspired for valentine’s day i looked for fun baking and treat making ideas i could get the kids to help with. some of these goodies are more time intensive than others, and some will definitely require adult super vision. i can’t wait  to show my […]
  • almond cranberry biscotti recipe. December 21, 2013 - this is a fantastic recipe from the joy of cooking. my dear hubby is the one who bakes this holiday goodie at our house! the word biscotti is italian and means twice baked biscuits. the name perfectly describes how you ultimately bake these yummy treats, TWICE (or so)! biscotti is a wonderful holiday gift, as it […]
  • cranberry blueberry bars. December 18, 2013 - i found this delicious recipe from smitten kitchen, but tweaked it to fit the flavours i had in my cupboards. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup cold unsalted butter 1 egg or egg substitute 1/4 teaspoon salt orange zest 4 cups cranberries and blueberries combined 1/2 […]
  • candy cane treats! YUM! December 13, 2013 - tis the season for candy canes! my kids are a bit little for just sitting and eating a cane; it tuns into a huge sticky mess, which i hate! so, instead i love to incorporate candy canes into all sorts of treats we like to eat. here is a round-up of super yummy candy cane […]
  • christmas cookie round-up! December 10, 2013 - the christmas season is full of yummy cookies. we love to bake all sorts of cookies this time of year. here is a round-up of decoration ideas from snowflakes to snow globes to hurt gingerbread men. melting snowman cookies from simply stitched together christmas ornament cookies from fresh cut flours snow globe’s from hello naomi […]
  • vegetarian thanksgiving menu! November 5, 2013 - don’t be fooled that thanksgiving is just for meat eaters, because there are lots of wonderful, interesting and delicious vegetarian menu options out there!     below i have compiled recipes that look appetizing and will get your mouth watering! i love all the textures and colours; you can almost smell the scent of the […]
  • vegetarian crock pot recipe round-up! September 24, 2013 - this time of year, my crock pot is in full action. i use it a couple of times a week, for chili or soup or even for a hot breakfast! here are some delicious and healthy vegetarian crock pot recipes ranging from breakfast, soup to entree. YUM!   bean and spinach enchiladas from real simple […]
  • korvapuusti or finnish cinnamon bun recipe! September 15, 2013 - mmm… i’ve shared our korvapuusti recipe before. the name korvapuusti is finnish for “slapped ear” based on the appearance of the bun. they are a common treat in finnish cafe’s and homes. they are simple to make, with most of the time spent waiting for the dough to rise. this summer these treats became a camping […]
  • autumn vegetarian squash recipes! September 10, 2013 -     i love squash. so does my whole family. this time of year is harvest season and all the gourds and squashes are ready for the picking! here is a round-up of various vegetarian squash recipes. some recipes are vegan too!   roasted butternut squash with goat cheese from anja’s food 4 thought   […]
  • perfect fall apple recipes! September 4, 2013 - fall has arrived. the kids are officially back to school. the trees are starting to slowly change colour and lose their leaves. people are taking about going apple picking and there’s even a crispness in the air on some mornings, oh yes, fall has definitely arrived. this time of year i like to use my oven a […]
  • fun vegetarian lunch ideas! August 29, 2013 - i know many kids have already returned back to school. my eldest goes back next week, and to prepare i have collected some healthy, fun lunch ideas! my bear gets easily distracted from eating, so i’m hoping if i change things up a little and create little fun surprises, then maybe he’ll be more inclined […]
  • 10 delicious asian foods! July 10, 2013 - we enjoy asian foods at our house. the kids will devour sushi, udon soup, fried rices and various forms of cooked tofu. stir fries are so easy to throw together; vegetables, herbs and a protein and you’re good to go. some people like to add rice noodles, soba noodles (japanese buckwheat noodles), quinoa or rice as a […]
  • millions of peaches… 20 awesome peach recipes! July 1, 2013 - we LOVE peaches! and, when they’re in season we devour baskets of them! to get ready for the world’s best peaches, which will be in season in a matter of weeks here in southern ontario, i have collected some awesome peach recipes, from pizza’s, to sorbet’s to salsa’s! i did include a crisp and a cobbler for […]
  • yoghurt parfaits! June 11, 2013 - my kids love to eat treats, but i’m not keen on letting them eat too much sugar. so, i decided to get creative and take ingredients that we often have at home anyway and just combine them in to something fancy. kids love fancy! INGREDIENTS: greek style yoghurt in your favourite flavour granola or cereal hemp seeds […]
  • the best banana bread! May 1, 2013 - i found a recipe from here, the whole living web magazine, but as usual i had to tweak it a bit to make it my own. it was best banana bread loaf i had ever tasted, never mind baked myself! it was perfectly moist, just sweet enough and my family agreed as it was all […]
  • mother’s day treats! April 27, 2013 - i know, i know treats and yummy things can be unhealthy, but on special occasions i think, a little something delicious is worth the extra calories! here are some treats i compiled that i would be delighted to taste, enjoy and devour if made for me on Mother’s Day!   WHERE TO FIND ‘EM! 1. chocolate […]
  • finnish pulla recipe! April 8, 2013 - today i am sharing a recipe from my motherland, finland. pulla is a traditional, popular coffee bread enjoyed by everyone. it’s the kind of food my mummo always had on hand to offer people when they came for a visit.  we make pulla for all the major holidays. it’s a special treat and something yummy […]
  • cookies! cookies! cookies! April 7, 2013 - we love cookies around here and the boys love to bake them! recently we made these family faves, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, with colourful chocolate sprinkles thrown in for good measure. this recipe is not really any different from most cookie recipes except, it is egg free!INGREDIENTS:1 3/4 cups all purpose flour1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled […]
  • butternut squash soup recipe! March 25, 2013 - i have shared several soup recipes already, but we really are a soup kinda family! my kids adore soup and it’s such an easy dinner to make. here’s another family favourite of ours, butternut squash soup and this time i added some kale to it for an extra kick of health! INGREDIENTS: 1 butternut squash […]
  • make your own sushi! March 17, 2013 - many people are very surprised when i tell them that sushi is my families favourite food. bear, in fact, hates cooked fish and refuses to eat it, but will happily gobble up raw salmon in a flash. strange? perhaps, but i don’t mind. it’s healthy and the benefits of salmon on his wee body are […]
  • holy moly, guacamole! March 4, 2013 - is there such a thing as too much guacamole? i don’t think so. today for a family dinner, we were asked to contribute some guacamole, which i was happy to make.is this not the most perfect avocado you have ever seen? INGREDIENTS: 2 ripe avocado’s1 tomato1/4 of a lemon’s juice1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp paprikagenerous sprinkling of black […]
  • carrot bread :: nom, nom February 28, 2013 - this recipe is a big hit at our house!  the kids love it, dear hubby slathers mountains of butter on it and i like to nibble on a chunk while sipping fresh coffee. yum! (the original recipe is from the joy of cooking, but after years of baking it, food allergies popping up in our family and […]
  • cod chowder soup recipe February 27, 2013 - i’ve always loved a good fish soup. i grew up in finland where fish is a huge staple in the diet and is cooked in a large variety of ways. INGREDIENTS: approx. 1 lb fresh cod (frozen is ok, fresh tastes better)2tbsp butter4-6 yukon potatoes1 yellow onion1 small red pepper2 stalks of celery2 carrots2-3 tbsp […]
  • lemon yellow. February 25, 2013 - with spring looming on the horizon, but at a distance still, i am craving light, air, open windows and sips of lemonade. well, maybe not quite like that, but you get the idea. i am yearning warmth and bright and sun, and i figure the best way to include those in my life is through […]
  • bear’s 5th birthday :: the chirp cake February 16, 2013 - my son is very particular about his birthday cakes. he chooses and plans what he wants and then DH and i are in charge of making these wishes come into fruition. luckily for us, bear’s wishes are not outrageous or complicated. in fact, they’re adorably simple. for his third birthday he wanted a car cake. […]
  • bear’s 5th birthday :: the loot bags. February 13, 2013 - BIRTHDAY WEEK! truth be told, i kinda loath the whole loot bag idea, but it is what it is and i have to work with the system. in years passed, we have made some kind of non-edible gift for our friends to take home. we’ve sent our friends and family home with magnets, bow ties, […]
  • almond butter & apple snacks! February 4, 2013 - we are not a peanut butter family, instead we are an almond butter family. growing up in finland, we never had peanut butter. it’s just not a part of the diet there, the way it is here in canada. my kids don’t really like peanut butter, even though i’ve purchased different kinds to try and encourage them […]
  • blueberry & strawberry muffins. January 28, 2013 - lion and i baked some yummy muffins. i love to have his help in the kitchen. he is so determined to mix and stir everything for me! so sweet!this time i used blueberries and strawberries, but i have also used pears, apples, dried cranberries, dried apricots and banana’s in this recipe. really just depends what you have […]
  • skillet gnocchi with sundried tomatoes January 19, 2013 - since finding out about bear’s egg allergy almost a year ago, we have had to modify our food intake. my meal planning hasn’t really changed that much, but there are some tings that we really miss. like pasta. normal durham wheat pasta. i don’t buy it, as most of the packages say may contain eggs so i […]
  • delightful strawberry treats! January 17, 2013 - as we start to move closer to the weekend, here’s a little summer lovin’!for me, strawberries are a sign of summer. and since we are obviously not going to have a snowy winter (again) and, since i am tired of this winter that turned muddy and brown, i have to admit that i am now […]
  • oven roasted brussel sprouts & new potatoes! January 14, 2013 - i love oven roasted veggies for dinner. especially during the winter months, when eating lots of earthy foods feels so right. i also love cranking up the oven, as it warms the house a bit more too!i often make veggies in the oven for my family, the boys love ’em!INGREDIENTS: potatoesbrussel sproutscarrots1 tsp sea salt1/4 […]
  • rice pudding :: riisi puuro January 12, 2013 - in finland eating rice pudding/ riisi puuro in and around christmas is very traditional. my boys love it so much, that i’ve extended the yummy stretch and have made the rice pudding into a winter favourite. i often make it on the stove and then the oven, but now that i have my beautiful crock […]
  • slow cooker vegetarian chili January 9, 2013 - i love me a good chili, especially during these cold winter months.  this is my own version of a veggie chili. there are lots and lots of recipes out there, and sometimes it’s good to try something different with an old favourite. but, here is my tried and tested vegetarian chili recipe. INGREDIENTS:1 can of […]
  • bark. the kind you can eat. January 3, 2013 - i didn’t get around to posting any of the holiday treats and crafts we got up to this season. but, i have a few easy things i want to share, that aren’t necessarily x-mas related. i will start with this highly addictive (you’ve now been warned) bark. i’ve never made bark before and i was looking on […]
  • oreo cookie and white chocolate bark! January 3, 2013 - i didn’t get around to posting any of the holiday treats and crafts we got up to this season. but, i have a few easy things i want to share, that aren’t necessarily x-mas related. i will start with this highly addictive (you’ve now been warned) bark. i’ve never made bark before and i was looking on […]
  • apple*pumpkin*crisp! October 27, 2012 - that’s right, i took something yummy and easy and added a delicious fall twist to it. i tried to find a recipe to follow, but all the ones i did find required whole pumpkins, and i all i had was half a can of the pureed orange stuff. so, i got creative. i took martha […]
  • recipe for : coconut milk & shrimp stir-fry : caused a fight. October 25, 2012 - it is so confusing to me how one week the kids will love one food, and despise it the next. it is all so random and probably not even about the food, but about power instead. last night, i made a super-duper fabulous coconut milk & shrimp stir-fry, which bear refused to eat. as soon as he got […]
  • potato & leek soup. October 22, 2012 - fall is the perfect season for enjoying a bowl of yummy soup! this particular soup is a family favourite and has been in on our regular dinner rotation for years. it’s fast, delicious and there’s always room for creativity! we started with the original recipe from “the joy of cooking”, but through the years we […]
  • carrot, apple & cranberry salad. October 18, 2012 - i usually do my groceries on a tuesday morning with lion as my co-captain. that means, on monday i often end up scrounging ingredients for dinner. this past monday was no exception. then i found some yummy, seasonally perfect ingredients for a quick and yummy salad! INGREDIENTS:SALAD:2-3 carrots 1-2 apples1 small bunch of parsley1 handful of […]
  • pizza pops! October 16, 2012 - bear complains that he doesn’t have enough time to eat at school. he is an excruciatingly slow eater at home and i’m sure at school he is even slower, as he gets distracted so easily. i’ve tried to figure out how to fill him with lots of good calories, fats and energy, without loading him up on […]
  • butternut squash & ricotta pizza pie! October 12, 2012 - dear hubby has taken on the sunday dinner responsibility around here. since buying a bread maker from a friend a few months ago, he has started making his pizza dough in the maker. it’s easy for him, as long as he just has to plan it ahead of time.this past weekend, dear hubby made a […]
  • maple pumpkin oat muffins :: oh, my! October 6, 2012 - i came across this perfect fall, thanksgiving muffin recipe on pinterest. i’m not the biggest pumpkin flavour fan, but there was something about these muffins that made me want to try them. so, i did. the recipe for the maple pumpkin oat muffins with maple glaze is directly from the hazel bloom. yield: approx. 12 muffins. Ingredients: […]
  • tomato n’ cheese sami’s. October 2, 2012 - these are the perfect sami’s for lunch on a cold, damp fall afternoon.  all you need is bread of any kind, butter, cheese of any kind, tomatoes, fresh basil, and fresh ground sea salt n’ pepper. i buttered each piece of bread first, layered some thinly sliced extra old cheddar cheese, then i placed the […]
  • healthy quinoa patties for dinner! September 17, 2012 - i have been looking on pinterest for more interesting lunch ideas for bear. he loves wraps and sandwiches just fine, but they look pretty plain and no amount of avocado will jazz things up enough! while pinning, i stumbled upon this recipe for quinoa patties from an aussie food blog, cook republic. yum! we have […]
  • layers of yummy. September 12, 2012 - don’t you just love smoothies? i’ve been on a bit of a smoothie kick as it’s a great breakfast boost for the kids and the perfect way to get that needed protein into them. especially now that bear is in JK all day!i check the fridge for various  fruits bits, veggie chunks and other possible smoothie ingredients. […]
  • what i see… September 1, 2012 - bear has started to express lots of interest in my computer lately. specifically, how to use it, how to type, but he loves to draw in paint! we’ve been doing art with the paint program for a few days now and he his picking up quickly how to use his finger to move the cursor, […]
  • baking (blueberry) peach ring things. July 20, 2012 - it’s that time of year again when fresh ontario peaches are in the markets. yum! today with the cooler temperatures i was inspired to get my baking groove on. so, we got busy and a little messy with baking THESE today, kinda. i got the idea from tiffanie over at cornerblog. i was too lazy to find the […]
  • camping. camping. camping. July 16, 2012 - we went on an overnight mini camping extravaganza vacation with friends this past weekend. it was one night of laughs, booze, camp food and lotsa fun!  because our area of canada is experiencing an unusually dry and hot summer, there was a fire ban at the grounds. there have been lots of forest fires, so i completely understand the […]
  • friday, i’m in love. June 10, 2012 - friday afternoon bear had a quick visit to JK classroom. he was scared as we were leaving the house and was the first kid to start crying in the classroom, but according to the teacher, mademoiselle C, he was also the first to stop. by the time we showed to take him home he was […]
  • moose for dinner! June 5, 2012 - we had some super silly pasta for dinner, thanks to IKEA. they were moose shaped! the kids loved it and bear said “i love to eat moose”, which we found especially funny as we’re vegetarian!  i’m really enjoying my cast iron pan again and since our naturopath told us bear was iron deficient i’ve been […]
  • spring cleaning: my insides! April 10, 2012 - i start a liver cleanse in a matter of hours. it’s going to be a tough 14 days, let me tell ya!  i gave up my most special vice, coffee, last week in preparation for this cleanse. i have no shame in admitting that i love a good cuppa coffee first thing in the morning […]
  • one of THEM evenings with kids and tofu! March 27, 2012 - [ * FYI: in this blog entry i threaded instructions via pictures,  a fast and efficient way to marinate tofu. ] augh.monday’s are a long day for me. i parent alone all day, from sunrise to sunset, until dear hubby gets home after eight o’clock. today started off so great. with a dramatic drop in temperatures […]
  • granola bars. March 4, 2012 - i’ve decided to make our own granola bars, again. the packaged ones are so full of additives and unnecessary junk my family does not need. i checked out a couple of recipes from here and here, but ultimately made my own version as i didn’t have the right ingredients or patience for some of the steps..so, here we […]
  • ho! ho! holiday traditions! December 18, 2011 - i am desperately trying to incorporate finnish christmas traditions into our canadian holiday season. i find food is an easy and fun way to do that.. on the weekend i made some joulupuuro, translated as christmas porridge, which i think is basically rice pudding for all you english speakers. i also made some kiisseli to […]
  • the exquisite house of ginger. December 18, 2011 - dear hubby may not be a carpenter who can build me my dream home, but he sure is smart in the kitchen with his gingerbread house building skills. he’s a master of the gingerbread house, like no one else i know. each year he closely follows the recipe from the joy of cooking and voila, […]
  • holiday magic. December 10, 2011 - i am a real fan of christmas. i have such lovely memories from my own childhood of holidays spent with my family back in finland. my mom would cook an amazing dinner for us to enjoy on christmas eve. we never had turkey, like they serve here, but instead we had a multiple course meal […]
  • oreo cupcakes. September 28, 2011 - holy moly cupcakes batman! we had a wee belated birthda fam-jam at our house on the weekend. mother nature put on her finest and presented us with brunch weather that could not have been more perfect. we enjoyed dear hubby’s famous crepes and other delicious food. for the cake, bear wanted to make cupcakes so i […]
  • beat the heat! July 21, 2011 - it’s been a bloody hot week and it is going to continue for a while longer. for those of you staying indoors to escape the blaring sun, here’s a simple recipe to do with the kids. no bake treats! made these no bake cookies and it took me about 10 minutes- yippee! the cooling took […]
  • korvapuusti. June 21, 2011 - in our family dear hubby is the baker and i am the cook. he is much better at the meticulous measuring and the precision the finicky details need. one of dear hubby’s specialties are KORVAPUUSTIT. they’re a finnish version of the always tasty cinnamon bun.my mom told dear hubby that my mummo would have been […]
  • pinaattiletut/ spinach crepes. April 9, 2011 - *pinaattiletut or spinach crepes finnish style* this is where i get my recipe for pinaattiletut. the finns (like most of the world) use the metric system for measuring ingredients and luckily for me i have my mummo’s old measuring cup to help. i did all the conversions and translated the instructions! and, no worries if you don’t have […]
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