First of all, big thank you to Bob from BS’ in the Kitchen. He told me that he made those lights himself and that he has a tutorial on the BS blog. Thank you, you made my day with this. We had a food blogger meeting (more in a separate post) and we talked about pictures and lights and such. I knew about these lights before but had no idea I could make them myself.
Monthly Archives: March 2012
Today I bring you a recipe from my travels in Europe. For about 6 months I was studying in Derry, Northern Ireland and had the time of my life. Because I was an international student I was eligible to be placed in any part of the UK with a family over the weekend. I chose Scotland (Braveheart and all that got to me), being fascinated by the mountains and the roughness. The family was wonderful and sent me home with this Scottish Scone recipe.
I think I said it before, most of my backing happens because of some sort of gather, like a potluck, or because I have something left over and need to use it. Last Wednesday was a potluck and I had something left over from previously baking. As a result these lovely cupcakes were created and I changed the recipe a bit. Cutting cupcakes in half just seemed bit weird to me.
Since I didn’t do posts leading towards St.Patrick’s Day I will do follow up posts. How about that? That way I can present you a couple of nice Irish recipes that you can use next year yourself. For some reason I am not one of those bloggers who will do their baking for holiday X three or four weeks before. Maybe a week before it happens, if you are lucky. (Unless it’s Christmas, that’s different.)
Alright, there is one more day for the Easter Giveaway. Submissions end Sunday at midnight Saskatchewan time.
It is St. Patrick’s Day so you must wear green. Yes, it’s required to wear some sort of green on this very special day, especially when you lived in Ireland at some point or another. This is the case for me, I spent 6 months in Northern Ireland, which is basically Ireland. It was a great time and I enjoyed it much and learned from the people. I was lucky enough to catch a Patty’s Day in Derry, which was really fun. All the Irish are out and about (which they usually are anyway), wearing their green and having their pint.
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Again, before I start, there is a Giveaway on this blog. Check out the Easter Giveaway. Thank you for stepping by.
Now to this post: I am a big fan of cake pops, it is a lovely idea for any party because you can customize them fairly easy. The first time I saw them was on the front cover of a Betty Crockers magazine, Halloween pops by Bakerella. (Find her page here.) Since then I am hocked and I make them whenever it seems suitable, like appreciating dads on Father day.
Before I get started: there is a Giveaway on this blog. Check it out: Easter Giveaway!
Most of my baking happens because I want to bring something to a party or meeting. I ponder for a while what I should make and usually find something because I have the ingredients or because it goes with the theme. Most of the time I have never made the recipe before, I like to venture into the unknown and hope it will work out in time.