The Food Exchange – Enjoy some Fudge this Easter!

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It is time for Lucya from Lucya Bakes and my monthly Food Exchange. This time we are a little bit early but we really wanted to post before Easter to give you a little inspiration with regards to some homemade or home baked gifts.
If this is the first time that you hear about the Food Exchange, here you can read all about it.

This April’s Food Exchange is another example why I love this project of Lucy and myself! I get to make things that often I – for whatever reason – have never made before. For April Lucy asked me to make Fudge – a very English kind of sugar candy. Continue reading

Puff pastry + cream = quick and yummy treat!

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On a Sunday a few weeks ago I really fancied something sweet and cake-like. However, I didn’t really want to spend the time in the kitchen to bake a proper cake…and I didn’t fancy leaving the house either.

The solution came to me when I looked in the fridge and saw a roll of puff pastry, which initially was meant to be used for a savoury dish.
Well, change of plans, this puff pastry had to be transformed into something sweet!

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A day in Blackpool

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After what felt like a long and cold winter to me I am ready for the warmer days! The last couple of days it seems to have been a bit warmer and lighter here in Manchester and so I thought it is time for a bit of sun on the blog here as well :).

Today I want to show you some photos I took during a trip to Blackpool that we did last summer. It was a beautiful, sunny and warm day and we had so much fun walking along the piers!

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The Food Exchange – Pound Cakes…a quick and easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

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I am so excited! After a 6-month-long break Lucy from Lucya bakes and myself are back with our monthly Food Exchange!
Our break had an incredibly adorable reason: the birth of Lucy’s son…sweet little Noah. Congratulations again, Lucy! Noah is such a beautiful little boy!

So, as you can see, there was a good excuse for our break 🙂 …and now we’re ready to continue baking. I really have to say I missed our little challenge because it is just so much fun and it makes me go out of my comfort zone and try out new cakes and bakes!

As Lucy and I are quite busy at the moment we chose cakes that are quick and easy to bake – we went for pound cakes. Lucy told me to make a Lemon Drizzle Cake – so here we go :)…

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Review: February

February seems to have been flying by – which also reflects in my blogposts, because there haven’t been too many…however, I still managed to share a recipe for my mini Battenberg cake with you guys and (after almost a year) I finally managed to take some pictures and write about our baby girls room :).

For March I am very excited already because Lucy from Lucya Bakes and I will revive our beloved Food Exchange. I cannot wait!
Apart from that I’m hoping that spring comes closer and closer…with more recipes, stories and DIY ideas :).

See you all very soon! 

Our little girl’s room

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Our little girl will soon be a year old and finally I manage to show a few pictures of her room :).
We had a lot of fun thinking about what kind of room to create for our daughter Frieda and although it is certainly not the most important thing for a baby to have her own room right from the start, we loved doing it.
Some of you may be wondering why one wall in her room is blue although she is a little girl :). The reason for this is that we didn’t want a typical boy’s or girl’s room – we wanted something a little more neutral. Also we decided not to find out whether we were having a boy or a girl.

The inspiration for Frieda’s room came from my little brother’s room that was created in a very similar way nearly 19 years ago: We wanted to create a lovely sky with stars by painting one wall in blue. So the sky, the stars…etc. – that was our theme.
A few of the details of the items in Frieda’s room are handmade in a very simple and affordable but (I think :)) nice and fun way and I wanted to show to you what and how we’ve done it in this post.

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