Archive for December, 2008
It’s been a rough year and for weeks now I’ve been highly excited about ringing in 2009 and saying good riddance to 2008. So much so, in fact, that I was rather taken aback when the below collage of this year’s blog pictures made me smile so much. Lesson learnt: don’t let the grim blot out the great.
Hope you all have a wonderful time! Love Wendy & Marco xxx
Busy. With fun stuff though. Made biscuits. Crap photo. Great cookies. Trust me. White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies (adapted from Ottolenghi) 100g salted butter, room temperature 1 tspn vanilla essence 60g caster sugar 60g soft brown sugar 1 egg, beaten slightly 80g plain flour 1/2 tpsn baking powder 1/2 tspn bicarbonate of soda 100g finely ground [...]
Promise Lucy one of these last year and never got the chance!
Bah. Not amused. I have a sore throat. I could grumble and moan for some time about how unhappy I am about this but I have to admit there is a slight bright side: I have an excuse to eat one of my very favourite foods. Crisps! I know that many people suffering from sore throats [...]
I love my mandoline.
My final festive Scandinavian dish for this year is lanttulaatikko. This Finnish recipe takes the humble turnip (what you folks might call swede or rutabaga) and turns it into a rich, creamy, bubbling baked dish of yumminess. As with most Christmas vegetable dishes, lanttulaatikko could never claim to be in anyway healthy but I quite like [...]
There’s something rather restorative about gingery biscuits, don’t you think? Their aromatic spices, warm sweetness and golden hues are the perfect antidote to dark days and biting winds. Pretty sure the Finns agree with me as one can find the following piparkakut (ginger cookies) almost everywhere in Finland at this time of the year. They go terribly well with [...]