Summer, Winter

Zimtsterne (a delicious variation of the traditional Swiss recipe)

Zimtsterne Recipe using less sugar

Zimtsterne (‘Cinnamon Stars’).

These magical little biscuits have a very special place in my heart. Baking these is a family tradition, so Christmas just wouldn’t feel like Christmas without them! The process of making the dough (and.. tasting the dough of course), cutting the biscuits, icing them and then eating a few biscuits just out of the oven brings me just as much joy as giving little goodie bags of these to loved ones.

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Spring

Easy wholesome banana & blueberry muffins

banana blueberry muffinsThis has become a fav go-to way of using up ripe bananas. It’s such an easy recipe which apart from needing to melt butter, requires very little time from start to finish. You just throw all ingredients together and mix (love this sort of baking!). It’s a nice one for the very busy and for young children to get involved in.

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Spring

The importance of self-care & a recipe for the easiest, all natural most beautiful chocolate body scrub

chocolate-body-scrubThis post is about the importance of making time just for you. For your mind and body, your health and wellbeing, to help keep you energized, present and happy. We live such busy, sometimes hectic and full lives, with many other things often coming first – family, children, work, friends, cooking, eating, sleeping, commuting, cleaning, striving, planning, organizing, more work, cooking and cleaning, etc. Making time for yourself may feel totally impossible, perhaps especially if you’re a parent. When juggling children and work, having regular ‘you time’ may even feel a little self- indulgent..? It’s crazy isn’t it, but many do feel this way. The truth is – it’s extremely important, for all of us, for survival.

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