Sweet things will be served – a Christmassy dessert

One of my favourite sweet things during the Christmas time is Lebkuchen or gingerbread. I always eat too much of it but I simply love it…and as Christmas time has officially started now I bought some Lebkuchen and used it to make a dessert for last weekend.

The recipe is not even a real recipe – it is more like a kit and you can use basically whatever you have at home. Have a look below to see which ingredients I used.

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The Food Exchange – give me some honey!

For this months Food Exchange Lucy from www.lucyabakes.com and I tried to think of an Autumnal theme. We decided on a theme that involved honey in our baking. The color of honey is perfect for autumn: warm and golden, it is so comforting so it is something I definitely connect more to a cold season rather than the warmer ones.
Anyway, after settling on the theme we realised that this year is actually the 90th anniversary of Winnie the Pooh. And as Winnie the Pooh always knows what is best I think we definitely settled for the right theme:

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”

A.A Milne, Winnie the Pooh

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Bye, bye October – Hello November

I just had to think twice – is it really November???!!! That is actually unbelievable – only one more month until December! I can’t believe it.
I don’t know why but October went by really quickly – many exciting things are happening at the moment, we had visitors and enjoyed really great autumn-weather. The leaves are all yellow and red colored and they just look stunning!

On the blog I showed you that I made a Chocolate Tiffin. It was sooo good and they were gone in one afternoon.
Also I finally managed to show you a way to give vouchers as gifts that is a little bit more fun than just giving it away in an envelope.
And, not to forget, I wrote about Casa do Barao, the Hotel we stayed at during our city trip to Lisbon. Have a look – it is a wonderful hotel!

In November I am going to have my firs proper stall at a craft market – I am so excited but also pretty nervous. On the blog there is going to be a new and delicious Food Exchange and much more. I can’t wait!

A nice way to wrap and present a voucher!

Do you also sometimes have the problem that you want to give someone a voucher as a present but struggle to find a nice way to wrap it?
I mean, of course you can always use a nice card with an envelope, but sometimes I like to think of something a little bit different.
The way I wrapped vouchers for a game of football I’ve seen before somewhere online, but I didn’t have any instructions so I just made it up.

I think it is a really nice way to wrap a gift and if you would like to give it a go as well I took a few pictures and wrote a small tutorial in this blogpost.
Enjoy!

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Our accommodation in Lisbon – Casa do Barao

As the last part of our trip to Lisbon I want to write a little bit about the hotel we stayed at, which we found online after a little research. It was important to us to choose a rather small-ish boutique hotel with a nice environment and a tasteful interior – and to make everything perfect a small pool. That way we hoped to be able to combine the typical city trip with a bit of relaxing pool-time.
I was amazed that we actually found a hotel that hit all these points and that was still in our budget – Hotel Casa do Barao.
So we booked it and eagerly awaited our arrival in Lisbon. (About our trip to Lisbon I already wrote here and here).
Have a look at the pictures to see how we experienced our stay at Casa do Barao – mini-spoiler ;): wow!

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The Food Exchange: Deliciously nutty!

The Food Exchange is entering the third season: Autumn. It is getting cooler and darker now but at the same time the leaves on the trees shine almost golden and enjoying this time of the year with a warm drink and something sweet is the best!
Like every month Lucy from Lucyabakes and I were looking for a topic to send each other recipes – perfect for the start of Autumn we chose “nuts” as this months topic.

Lucy gave me this recipe of a chocolate tiffin – I had never heard of such a thing before and love to learn something new. Chocolate Tiffin is a Scottish invention, dating back to around 1900. The great thing is that it is super easy to make and doesn’t even require baking!

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