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…

Lime & Elderflower Polenta Cake (Gluten/Dairy Free)

Ah, the marvellous polenta cake! We’ve been fond of each other for many moons, yet somehow I still tend to forget her when baking is on the agenda. Anyhow, this recipe here is without a doubt in my mind a lovechild. Ingredients: 150 g (quick-cook) polenta 50 g corn flour 80 g ground almonds 150…

A Monthly Dose of G&T – Lemon Verbena & Pear Bitters

Sometimes life doesn’t quite go as planned, hence the silence around here lately. But I am 200% determined to get back in the saddle and better organised for the weeks to come. Generally a lady of seasonal ingredients, I’ve had to adapt to the harsh winters and slow springs of my Nordic home country of…

On the Importance of Being Flexible

Tending to an emotionally difficult family emergency last week has left me creatively dry. Everything is stable for the time being, however, in the long term there is not much hope. By no means do I want to sound overly dramatic, but I see no point in sugar-coating the reality. Meanwhile I’ve gained a ton…

A Trend Victim – Smoothie Bowl

Until recently I liked to think of myself as someone who doesn’t go along with all the latest crazes and trends. That changed when I started a new job and was introduced to the delicious fruity creature called a smoothie bowl. My, oh, my – the endless opportunities this concept provides! Definitely not a morning…

The Delicate Orange Blossom White Tea

It’s tea party time of the month again! Say April and it’s not just fools that come to mind. It’s tulips and the first breath of spring air, it’s the slightly irritating bird chirping away behind the bedroom window at 6:30 AM, it’s the hope of summer when sun kisses your cheeks, and let us…

Life Is a Balancing Act

About a month overdue, I’ve finally reached the ultimate raison d’être that prompted me to make Fleur Rustique happen. That’s right, this here is my route to a life in balance. What does balance really mean anyway? How is it achieved or created? How can one find or seek balance? Can it be achieved/created/found/sought? These…

A Monthly Dose of G&T – Orange Flower White Tea

A late bloomer in some life aspects, I only discovered the magic of gin and tonics a few years ago when moving to Bristol, England. Love at first sip it was! Having been in a bit of a manic tea shopping mode recently, AND discovering the quite amazing fact that one could put tea in…

Rustic Flower Talk

Fleur Rusti.. what? What’s in a name? Having been following many a blog over the years, I have found myself pondering on how the authors have come up with the titles for their weblogs on more than one occasion. While some are relatively obvious (Adventures in Cooking), others pose a real puzzle (Local Milk)! Is…