apple-rhubarb cake

its the beginning of march and the first signs of spring just showed.we were checking on our rhubarb plants, but couldn’t see anything yet.fingers crossed, that they pop up soon.last year we harvested quiete a lot and beside making rhubarb juice or compote, i cutted the rhubarb in little squares and freezed it in little portions.and just a few days ago i still saw 2 little bags of frozen rhubarb in our freezer and totally felt like i need that spring taste.now.good, that one of my daughters wanted to bake with me a couple of days later and asked me to make apple cake instead of the usual banana cake/bread i’m making a lot. maybe too much? so i agreed on apple cake and sneaked some rhubarb into it as well.she didn’t mind.and i just went for my basic banana-bread recipe and varied a little bit with the ingredients from there.my daughter collected the tiny little baking forms i once bought for their play-kitchen and was all happy about the mini apple-rhubarb cakes.but enough said about our baking morning.here’s the recipe: Read More

Wintercake – Snowcake

It must have been 6 or 7 years ago when one of my former work collegues surprised us at work around christmastime with her wintercake. we all sat in the team-meeting and savoured that dark-chocolate espresso cake.we all were so thrilled of that cake, when the soft chocolate batter melted in our mouths, which instantly reminded me of the movie “chocolat” with Juliette Binoche, that we wanted the recipe of her.asap. Read More

coconut christmas cookies and some advent thoughts

remember how it feels, if you eat or drink something or if you smell a certain fragrance  or hear a certain familiar voice/sound and all of the sudden you’re that little child again, you’re stranded right in your childhood. oh i love those moments. and this year, yes this season, i needed lots of them. Read More

summer gardening…first harvests

 the glory of gardening:

hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature

to nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul

– alfred austin

gardening.feeding my soul.oh yes.this is excactly how it feels.and i’m sure most of you are right with me there.

i see beauty there in every aspect :

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