Gingerbread aka pepperkaker

Happy New Year! 😉 I hope you had a better New Year’s Eve than we did, the fireworks terrified our poor Sammy and we spent most of the evening hiding away from the noise in the bathroom. This being said, I’m sensing that 2019 has great potential and I’m going to make the best of it! ❤49332688_321303368716729_8435881515321131008_n.jpg Continue reading

Mornings

Oh, how I love mornings! Not the rush, but the silence- you know, when you wake up early-ish and there’s not a sound in the world, except for the clock ticking, and the neighborhood is still at peace (and in complete darkness, because it’s Norway!) and you can almost hear your own breath? I love mornings by myself so much I’m constantly afraid of waking up “the rest of the house”, so I’m tiptoeing around, coffee in hand, smiling to myself: “now this is what I call happiness”. IMG_4630 Continue reading

Espresso cookies 2018

How y’all doing? Nothing much here- dentist and doctor’s appointments, baking cookies and agonizing about my raging hormones and all their side effects. 😉 Sam is with us until the 25th and we’ve been walking and walking, he’s been enjoying himself and I’ve been pretending I did, too, for his sake. Meanwhile I’ve been longing for warmer places, both while day dreaming and in my sleep. 😉

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Gift ideas 2018

Christmas is around the corner, I’m done with most of my presents, so I can enjoy the rest of the advent socializing and baking. I want to make biscotti and espresso cookies, the traditional Romanian babka, lemon curd, Christmas chutney and sugarcoated almonds. What can’t you do without for the holidays?

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Budapest 2018

48027366_2170008583037269_8827283830625796096_n.jpgI hadn’t been to Budapest in 12 years and back then it was summer, I was young and had not traveled that much, meaning I could get enthusiastic about pretty much anything. I remembered it as untouched by tourists, “underdeveloped” in terms of shops and restaurants, but lots of fun. I rediscovered it invaded by hoards of tourists all huddled up from the cold, poorly dressed and way too loud, or maybe it was just me, I thought I had a serious case of fatigue until I got my period and realized it had just been hormones. Oh, well. Continue reading

Red Onion Marmelade

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How have you been? Sorry for the long absence, these days I’m so lazy I need to really convince myself to participate in anything extra curricular. The cold weather doesn’t help, nor does the fact that I live slightly far away, so that when I’ve set foot in the apartment, I’m not getting out for the life of me. (In Romanian we say it so illustrative as “not even if you drip wax on me”-haha!) Continue reading