June Review

June has been a slow month for me in terms of blogging for Holy Cake Day, and I put it down to two reasons. First of all, my second pet project, Food for Thought, Thought for Food, which requires a lot of reading and thinking before I can publish anything. It is work that I…

Baby’s First Birthday Cake (attempt 1)

Kid 2 is fast approaching his first birthday, so I’ve been thinking a little about what his first birthday cake should be. Needless to say, I won’t be buying him a cake, but making one myself. And only from stuff that he has actually eaten so far. That’s fairly challenging, given that I am not…

Beach Season Is Now Officially Open…

… it is also officially closed again until further notice. Until then, I can look back on our latest experience of it, which was also Kid 2’s very first experience of the beach. A huge success, maybe also due to his first strawberry tasting.   (This is the beginning of my new category, Inspiring Nature,…

Monkey Business

Moving on from the rather gloomy thoughts inspired last week-end, there is a beautiful spot I would like to share. This is a fairly popular place around here and it is easy to see why. It has a bit of everything: wild and domestic animals, water for birds and fish, grass to run around in,…

Sour Cherry Cake

Sour cherry cake was the signature dish of my house when I was growing up (apart from burned kettle, which is another story altogether). We had a small garden and in it a few sour cherry trees. I think it started with just the one tree that my parents had bought when my sister was…

Barbecued Food for Thought

Our last Holy Cake Day was a rather hectic one. With my husband’s birthday and people over, with furniture delivery (obviously!) and an extra small fridge not delivered (also, obviously), I was left with the two kids to get things ready for yet another first of the year: our first barbecue in the garden. Woohoo!…