A Monthly Dose of G&T – Almond & Cherry (Blossom)

The cherry blossoms came and went. I was sick. But here’s a recipe for a slightly perfume flavoured nevertheless taste bud pleasing gin and tonic I managed to stir up in between the coughing fits of May. Admittedly on the feminine side of drinks. Ingredients per one glass: 4 cl gin of your choice 2 cl…

A Silence and a Half

To explain the two weeks of silence, I luckily have many excuses (haha!). I came down with a nasty cold about three weeks ago and the stubborn lingering cough that developed seems to be here to stay. That combined with one too many shifts at work, absolutely ridiculously gorgeous weather (for May in Helsinki) and…

Cornflower Teatime Shortbread

No one will argue that every proper teatime requires the presence of shortbread. I’ve added a little twist to mine – blue cornflower petals. Cornflower is the national flower of Estonia and therefore this recipe is doubly special with Mother’s Day just around the corner. These lovely biscuits make a wonderful present, and are of course…

Setting the Mood for Creativity

Creativity is for the brave. Or so I hear. Being able to overcome/suppress/accept the fear of being judged, hanging your creations out there for the world to see takes guts. Who of us is immune to rejection, criticism or judgement?!? But – how can one really evaluate someone else’s fruits of creativity? It’s a rather…

Simple Wild Garlic & Linseed Scones

Occasionally I find myself longing for life in England, and when I do, there is no scenario of these daydreams where baked goodies are not present. Be it oatcakes, hot cross buns, shortbread biscuits, Bakewell tart, mince pies, crumpets, English muffins or indeed scones. Savoury scones in particular. There is something simply sumptuous about scones….

That Time Earl Came to Tea

May’s teatime has rolled around much quicker than anticipated, but in the light of recent events, I have fully grasped the importance of making sh*t happen and come prepared. No other tea (apart from maybe English Breakfast) associates quite as strongly with Great Britain for me as Earl Grey. The legends surrounding how this particular…