Last year ( or was it the year before that, I seem to keep loosing the track of time lately) I bought the Donna Hay Basic to Brilliance kids cook book. We love it, so many great ideas. I have written a whole blog post about cooking with children ( again) but it is still waiting for pictures. But instead I will now share this muffin recipe that we actually turned vegan. It is a very simple but yummy recipe easy enough for your kids to make. They are called a “lunch box surprise” in the book and would definitely work as a snack. 



Blueberry muffins

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup spelt flour ( or you could just do two of the regular if you´d like)

1 tbls baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extrackt

2/3 cup ( 160 ml) oil

3/4 cup ( 180 ml) maple syrup

1/3 cup ( 80 ml) milk ( or oat milk as we used)

2 1/2 cups blueberries ( frozen are fine too)

1. Preheat the oven to 180°c. Line a 12 capacity muffin tin with paper muffin cases.

2. Mix the dry ingredients in a big bowl.

3. Whisk the wet ingredients and the egg in a jug.

4. Make a dent in the dry ingredients and pour the wet in the dent and mix until just well combined ( do not over mix or you´ll end up with chewy muffins). Gently fold the blueberries in.

5. Spoon the mixture in to the tins and bake for about 25 minutes.








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Coffee shop birthday

by Sofia   -   in Party planning

This years theme for Bubble Gum´s eight birthday was ” coffee shop” or Nicole´s Café to be precise. It was her idea and I was happy to indulge. She is still very much in to pink and perhaps will always be so the colours for her party were quite easy to choose. And why would I say no to baby pink & white. We added some scalloped edges and we had a “look”. My kids are very in to frappuccinos, although they do not get to indulge in them very often, so it was what she wanted to serve. I ” hired” her big sister with her bestie to come help me as barista´s in the coffee shop and it was the best decision ever. First of all they had a lot of fun and secondly I saved myself a lot of trouble. They dressed in matching white sweaters, cupcake aprons and tied L´adurée scarves in their hair to make out a uniform. We looked up frappuccino recipe´s online, did a few trial runs and came up with a menu. I will share the basic recipe with you on another post.

I painted a little coffee shop gift card that we scanned and printed and attached to the invitation so that everyone had ” money” to spend in the coffee shop. All the kids seemed to have a great time and everyone went home with a little thank you ” keep cup” for a hot drink to have on the go.

Here are the gazillion pictures from the party if you´d like to see…









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Rainy Day for her 8th

by Sofia   -   in Random

But not the sad and heavy kind. The kind where raindrops hop on your windowsill like playing a happy jazz tune telling you to get up,  light up some candles and to have one more cup of coffee before you get your hustle on. The kind that tells you to wear your wellies and to secretly tap your toes in the puddles at the tram stop. The kind that turns in to a soft mist of water by mid day. Makes your hair curly and your skin glow. The kind that demands you to put some Duke Ellington to play in your ears whilst you skip to work or home or where ever your day may take you. It´s all in the perspective. 


I´m composing you blog posts, here in my pantry with a candle on the table, Duke playing in the background and a pumpkin spice cappuccino in my cup. and I have a lovely birthday girl and her sister playing in the other room. Eight years today. Woken up with bunny pancakes in bed and a sparkler on her mini chocolate cupcake. Whipped cream on her cocoa with sprinkles on top and presents wrapped up with pink satin bows. Lucky little things she is. And so are we to have such a kind child filled with joy and love. 

I hope you have a great day today!



p.s. Her dress in Nona K. made to measure and her ice-cream hair clip is from Prologue shop.

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