Feb 16

Liebster Award – The best surprise in the world!!

Last week has been all about Valentine!  For the first time in my blogging life, I had set myself a small trial for an editorial calendar.  The theme, you guessed it, Valentine.  A lemony valentine to be precise.  I was all set and kind of curious.  “Was I able to meet all my goals and deadlines?”  And then came a post that took all my anxiety: Angela from Working on Working Mom nominated me for the Liebster Award.

Liebster Award   The best surprise in the world!!

This award was just the motivation boost that I needed.  AND it allows me to boost the motivation of a few other … Read the rest =>

Feb 13

Valentine marathon: heavenly lemon macarons (4/4)

And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, the piece de la résistance, my personal success (after what feels like 1000 attempts and recipes) and my Valentine Masterpiece:

Heavenly lemon macarons

Valentine marathon: heavenly lemon macarons (4/4)

Two years ago I made the first attempt to make macarons.  I was asked to make a beach picnic proof desert for the 10 wedding anniversary of our neighbours.  The result then was not at all bad, but for some reason all my trials to repeat that recipe failed catastrophically.  Ever since I have been surfing the web in search for THE no fail macarons recipe.  I was determined to include macarons … Read the rest =>

Feb 13

Valentine marathon: Fortune cookies (3/4)

Before I tell you more about our fortune cookies adventure, I have to say:

Am I glad to see you here!!

Yesterday was one of those days, I tell ya!  Some kind of higher force didn’t want me to get home after work, I think.  First a fire brigade was blocking the tracks (yes, I am a brave train commuter!), next a power cut rendered the central station out of order and finally our train suffered technical disruption.  It took me 3,5 hours to get home!  Frustrated and dead tired (I had to get up at 4:30hrs in the morning!) … Read the rest =>

Feb 11

Valentine marathon: The easiest Lemon Biscuits in the world (2/4)

Today I will write the shortest recipe in my life: Lemon Biscuits!  It is so short, I have decided never to buy convenient biscuits again as it is quicker making them yourself.

Valentine marathon: The easiest Lemon Biscuits in the world (2/4)


  • 225g / 8 oz plain flour
  • 110g / 4 oz butter
  • 80g / 3 oz sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • Zest of two large organic lemons
  • For the icing: 50g Powder sugar, juice of 1/2 lemon, food colouring (I have chosen white and yellow. Just to challenge the traditional valentine red and pink)


Mix all dough ingredients together and knead them to a firm ball of dough.  … Read the rest =>

Feb 07

Valentine marathon: Lemon white chocolate chip Muffins (1/4)

This week I want to spoil you with Valentine Sweeties!

I’ve been married to my Valentine for 10 years this year!  I think that deserves a special Valentines treat, don’t you think?!  So be prepared for the sweetest week of the year.  I haven’t baked any cakes, muffins, biscuits etc. since Christmas, so it’s about time to catch up.

Peter, husband dearest, loves lemons.  And to be honest, I think lemons give deserts, cakes and everything sweet an extra dimension to the sweetness.  It lifts the taste!  That’s why I have chosen this year’s Valentine theme:

Don’t count on low … Read the rest =>