• Baking,  Germany

    Plätzchen Plätzchen

    Further to my Advent Advent post, here is the result of our weekend baking activity. Lots of wonderful Christmas biscuits – called Plätzchen in Germany. The word Plätzchen (according to Wiki) comes from…

  • Scotland

    Advent, Advent …

    … ein Lichtlein brennt, erst eins, dann zwei, dann drei, dann vier. Dann steht das Christkind vor der Tür. I know, I know. It is not yet December, and I have been ranting…

  • Blogging

    Baking Disasters – Life Disasters

    A comment on Twitter today (you know who you are) about Mummybloggers and I suppose bloggers in general made me stop and think. Mummybloggers are “tweeeeeee” and full of “oh, I cooked this…

  • Baking

    Lindt Chocolate Cake

    Here is one I prepared earlier. This was baked to take to friends’ going away party. When we arrived at the friends’s house we were surprised to see that there were no cars…

  • Food

    Easy Homemade Bread

    It is not as time consuming as you may think. The recipe I use is simple, quick and easy to prepare. I use American cups – I bought a set of cups as…

  • Expat

    You just can’t get orange cheese…

    An American friend was chatting to one of his countrymen, who said that they liked living in Geneva, but ‘You just can’t get orange cheese!’ Cheese capital of the world Switzerland does not…

  • Food

    Birthday Cake for Football Fan

    My daughter helps to sieve the sugar – still in PJs This week my son reached the grand old age of 6 years old. For the past few weeks he has been avidly following…

  • Food

    Baking Rugelach

      Today I tried my hand at Rugelach, a festive Jewish treat. They look a bit like croissants but are made with cream cheese and sour cream. The rounds of dough are cooled…