Happy holiday season, peeps! There is nothing I don’t like about this time of the year. It encapsulates so many things I love: cozy nights at home, spending time with family and friends (even more special this year – first Christmas for our baby boy!), fun party invitations, decorating the home – and baking cookies. What I like even more than baking cookies, is decorating them. See what I came up with to decorate some chocolate sablés and orange cookies:
You guys! Who would have thought I’m not only back on The Roaring Prettiness with my new beauty catch series, but even got around to do one of my Sunday posts. Not me.
OK, so last week I was complaining about not having a proper summer, and now I’m literally melting. Temperatures in Switzerland went from 16°C to 31°C within 24 hours. This cries for a refreshment, i.e. popsicles, my friends. (more…)
Yay! My favourite season of the year is just around the corner. And for those of you who are looking for some last minute inspiration to get into the mood, here is a simple idea of an Advent calendar that will help your loved ones sweeten up waiting for Christmas. (more…)
It’s autumn! And I finally, finally have the time and muse again to try out some new treats, freshly from the oven. Those beautiful apple roses were all over social media, and I was longing for the next gloomy Sunday, so I had a good excuse to have a go at them. They came out pretty well. BUT – my never resting mind already created some tweaks to the recipe to make them even more delicious. Here’s how I made them: (more…)
When I was in Sils-Maria this summer, I found these seriously pretty dried edible blossoms from Reto Raselli, an organic farmer from Swiss Val Poschiavo. Several mixes are available and the ones I got is the “Blumenmischung” (flower mix), a colourful mix of organic marigold, sunflower and cornflower. They’re soooo pretty! I bought two sachets, convinced I’d soon come up with an idea on how to use them. And while you can sprinkle them on literally every dish (salad, pasta, dessert, you name it), I suddenly had the idea of making white chocolate bites. They’re so easy to make, are seriously delicious, and make a wonderful treat or hostess gift. Here’s how I made them: (more…)
I love the Easter holidays almost as much as Christmas. And while there’s something to be said about curling up in winter, I always get very excited when the days finally become longer and filled with light again – a sign that Easter is on the fast approach. I’m very much looking forward for the whole family to get together at my parent’s house next weekend and decided to whip up something for the Easter table. (more…)
I was in London last week. Workin’ from the Gherkin. And if it wasn’t already the unexpectedly beautiful weather that put me straight into happy spring mode, at the latest it was the cupcakes course we attended on Saturday at the Peggy Porschen Cake Academy (yes, such things exist).
Every once in a while, I like to surprise friends and family with a little home-made treat, be it to cheer them up, to thank them for something they’ve done for me, or just: as a random act of kindness. Recently, I received a small bottle of rose essence and thought it would be perfect to use for white chocolate pralines in the shape of roses. No sooner said than done! And they are so easy to make. (more…)