Pride. A word of many denotations. Merriam-Webster cites three (four, if you count a pack of lions as one definition). Though a negative light oft gleams over its place in the dictionary, a swell of pride in oneself cements feelings of self-worth, something from which a good many of us can benefit. Myself included.
Continue reading “Lavender + Dark Chocolate Chip Coconut Oil Cookies”
I am hardly a poet. I am too clumsy with rhyme schemes and too impatient for iambic pentameter. Baking is a poetry I’m okay with pursuing. I can mess up. I can crisp everything black and watch it crumble beneath my fork into wispy ashes. Words, I do not like to burn. Poetry is one thing I leave to the masters. Continue reading “Prep + Poetry | Quick & Sweet Rum Butter Pecan Egg Tartlets”
Today involved a checklist of adult responsibilities, ticked off, followed by time for creating and baking, a few hours in which I relished the childlike pleasure of getting my hands dirty.
Continue reading “Honey-Balsamic Blueberry Pie”
Continuing with recipes inspired by what I believe Bilbo would keep in his larders for unexpected parties of dwarves. Continue reading “The Hobbit Menu | Summer Berry Loaf Cake”
Savor a few decadent, warming sips as you wave goodbye to winter’s cold and groping fingers. Continue reading “Care Package Cuisine | Salted Peanut Butter Drinking Chocolate”
A smattering of my favorite lunch and fika spots in downtown Uppsala. Continue reading “Uppsala Café Guide”
Here in Uppsala, warmer weather is touching the spires of the domkyrka and everything around. Such bustle and beauty has erupted in the alleyways, in the parks, and on every streetcorner from Stora Torget to the Fyris River. I wish to share a taste of how the sunlight brightens both the walls of buildings and the faces of people going about their days. Continue reading “A Sprinkle of Spring”
In Sweden, fierce competition exists between bakeries on Fat Tuesday (Fettisdag) as taste-testers embark on a long, tiresome journey to find the best semla in the city. The votes were cast, the results rolled in – and yesterday, I decided to learn for myself what made Guntherska Hovkonditori’s semlor the Best of Uppsala. Continue reading “Guntherska Hovkonditori: Best Semlor in Uppsala?”
Good company, a cure for the sweet tooth, warm candlelight and white snow capping the rooftops outside. What more could you want from a Sunday? Continue reading “Casual Sunday Fika”