Back with Beetroot Brownies

Beetroot Brownies

Oh boy - I'm sitting here staring at my computer and I must admit... I'm almost not quite sure what to do. Where do you begin when you've been away for so long? Well, how about I just start talking about how my summer's been, and then I'll see where that leads? I'll finish up this post with some beetroot brownies, because you can never have too much beetroot (or too many brownies for that matter!). So, summer? Well - it's been wet, it's been chilly, and the number of "nice, sunny days" we've had I could probably count on one hand. Disappointing to say the least. Coupled with a late, cool spring, it has not made for ideal growing conditions in the garden. I've planted some wax beans and some haricots verts, but they're small and I don't think they'll ever amount to anything much. Especially not now that we're already in August. My spinach has been growing like crazy though. More than we can eat, so we're going to pick the lot soon and blanch and freeze it. Despite the ...

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The Best Birthday Cake

The Best Birthday Cake

Warning: This post has a high calorie and fat content. People trying to achieve a bit of pre-Christmas weight-loss should probably not venture any further. Or perhaps they should, because this cake is awesome. Whipped cream, whipped ganache, raspberries, blueberries, all sitting atop a deliciously ...

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Spiced Plum Cake

Aaaand I’m back with a Spiced Plum Cake!

It's high time I got back into the swing of things. Months have passed and I've made only two mediocre updates. I haven't even been cooking or baking that much, but that's changing starting from now! Christmas is coming, and before that in just a week from now it's my birthday. The perfect time of ...

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I’m still here!

Dear readers,... dear friends, Do you know how long it's been since I posted anything to my blog? Heck, I can't even remember myself. Ok, I just checked. July the 5th. That was three and a half months ago. Far too long, and I'll excuse myself in advance because I'm sorely out of the habit of ...

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Kågeälven

…a little break

Hi folks, those of you who also have  blogs that I follow will no doubt have noticed that I haven't been especially regular in stopping by of late. My own posting schedule has suffered and I have to admit it: I'm a bit frazzled. It feels like there are a million and one things to do, ...

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Physalis and Green Tea Jam

Physalis and Green Tea Jam and a Giveaway

I've never cooked with physalis (is that the plural?) before, and come to think of it I've never cooked with green tea either, so making this gave me a great chance to flex my culinary muscle, and while making jam isn't really "thinking outside the box", the physalis and green tea jam was ...

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