Aug
16

My sweet Cotton Candy was so lovely ( it happens sometimes that they surprise you with being extra sweet and thoughtful). She was browsing through Pinterest for crafting and baking ideas and saw a tutorial for teddy bear cookies. ” Mama I must make these for Bubble Gum for her first day of school, she would love them!”. As you may well know her little sister is a teddy bear lover. And a must is a must. Who am I to tell her no. So I helped her bake them the night before and they turned out so cute ( I even shot a video tutorial for her own use and we had so much fun). Her sister had them waiting for her after her first day of school. Although they were presented in the morning so she knew she had something cute and cozy waiting for her at home. I thought they were so adorable you may also want to make them. Ours did not turn out quite as firm and small as the ones in the original recipe so I thought it´s probably a good idea to cool the dough before baking and perhaps even again after the cookies are made in to teddies before they go to the oven. Also we flattened the ears and the nose a little. I would perhaps not flatten the nose at all. It looks funny when raw but while it´s baking it flattens enough naturally. Regardless of our little mistakes they turned out so cute and delicious. But these would definitely be yummy also made from a healthier oatmeal cookie recipe ( I think we will try this recipe next, it would be great for a breakfast cookie to grab on the go too). This one was very sweet ( and buttery) but delicious. We used chocolate chips as the eyes and the tip of the nose, not m&m´s as the recipe calls for but I think next time I´ll try this with a healthier recipe and with raisins as the eyes and nose. The how to and recipe is from here.

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Jun
13

Olen useaan otteeseen kirjoittanut yhdestä lapsuuteni suosikki kirjasarjaista, Ninnistä ja Nestorista, blogiin. Kun huomasin, että Petit Jour oli tehnyt sarjan hamoista astioita oli ne pakko saada, vaikka tyttömme eivät nyt ehkä virallisesti enää tarvitsekaan lasten astioita. Kouluikäiset kun syövät jo samoista astiosta ja samoilla ruokailuvälineillä kuin muukin perhe. Mutta nämä ovat kyllä niin mielettömän suloiset tyttöjenkin mielestä. Ne sopivat hyvin aamupala, välipala ja iltapala astioiksi meille ja ne menevät hyvin yhteen valkoisten posliinien kanssa vaikka ovatkin melamiinia. Voin hyvin kuvitella, että tuo muki ja lautanen löytävät tiensä välipalaleivän ja juoman kanssa läksyjä tekevän koululaisen kirjoituspöydälle ja kulhoon päätyy varmasti puuron ja jugurtin lisäksi välillä viipaloituja hedelmiä,marjoja tai viinirypäleitä naposteltavaksi tai namipäivän namit telkkarin ääreen. Pienenä tytöillä oli Petit Jourin Petteri Kani ja Jemima Ankka astiat joita he tykkäävät vieläkin käyttää säännöllisesti juurikin näillä aterioilla. Astiat eivät ole menneet kahdeksan- ja kuuden vuoden aikana miksikään jatkuvasta konepesusta huolimatta. Ehkäpä näistäkin Ninni ja Nestori astioista syö joskus lounastaan omat lapsenlapset. Nämä aion hankkia myös uudelle kummitytölleni sitten joulu- tai yksivuotislahjaksi kun hän siirtyy kiinteisiin ruokiin.

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May
4

Salad love

by Sofia   -   in Cooking

This is a go to salad in our family. Especially for us adults ( my kids love veggies, berries and fruits but for some reason they are still not big on mixed salads). It´s a super simple goat cheese salad but we also eat it without the cheese with chicken ( you can just buy a rotisserie chicken to eat with it) or you can obviously even do both if you like. This is really a non-recipe so I don´t have proper amounts. It´s just a basic combination idea for you. So the base is a mixed salad, I love using baby spinach and a mixture of leafy green salads. Then we add avocado, pear, strawberries, lots of sweet basil and toasted pine nuts. We top the salad with a balsamic reduction ( after toasting the pine nuts on a dry pan you can take them out and use the hot pan to boil balsamic vinegar with either sugar, muscovado sugar or honey). Then I just add good olive oil, salt & pepper on the salad and drizzle it with the reduction. The goat cheese is cut in to pieces and grilled in the oven so that it melts a little and gets a crispy crust. It is such a delicious and simple salad for any day. It sound like a lot f work but really isn´t and you can even buy the reduction ready made in a squeeze bottle ( I just had some at a friend´s island cottage and it was really good).

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