Blogging is ace!It’s so much fun. You can unleash your creativity, get to know some amazing people and you are constantly exposed to all these beautiful inspirations.There is only one thing that I could call a disadvantage…. the fact that you have a blog, cook, bake and sent your recipes into a big world of internet – simply intimidate people to invite you for a dinner.Some friends told me, they were anxious to offer me their food, because I’m such a good cook and I might not like it.You know what? I get this feeling too, nearly everytime I cook for someone!Are they going to like it? – I think.And although I am ”such a good cook” I burn cakes, add too much salt from time to time or create inedible dinners.
I also often hear ”oh I’ve got this cake, but you make such wonderful things on your blog, you won’t probably like it” .Or ”I cooked this soup today but it’s nothing special, just a simple soup”. You know what?I eat simple soups. What is more I love them!And I love it even more when someone cooks them for me 🙂 I love seeing other people cooking or baking – I find it so inspiring!So please folks invite me for a dinner! 🙂
I’m glad that not everyone is intimidated by the fact that I’m a food blogger 🙂 I’ve eaten this amazing cake at my friend’s house the other day. The cake is called a ”squirrel”. We Polish people have a tendency to find weird names for our food.SQUIRREL?!!Seriously? My friend’s son decided it’s the best cake he has ever eaten and it should be nominated to the Noble prize 🙂
So here is the NOBLE cake.
I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t add a pinch of cinnamon and substituted sugar with honey.
300 g self-raising flour (or plain flour + 2 tsp baking powder)
3 cooking apples, peeled and chopped(around 250g)
80 ml rapeseed or other oil
60 g walnuts, roughly chopped
pinch or two of cinnamon
1.Preheat the oven to 180C
2. Mix eggs with honey and sift flour(if using plain flour – sift baking powder too) into the mixture.
Fold in raisins,walnuts and oil.Add the apples at the end.Mix with a spoon. Transfer to a greased baking dish.
3.Bake for 45-50 min.
I must be barmy to serve you an iced coffee on a freezing cold Friday evening. It’s 13C here and I’m snuggled under my quilt while writing this post(brrrrr).Why haven’t I made something warming,you probably think?
Before I entered the bloging world, I mainly derived my cooking inspiration from the cookbooks I own, magazines, family and friends. It was enough and there have always been something new to try.
These days, I travel a lot on daily basisc, I eat breakfast with Marta from What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today in Berlin, before the midday I pop in to see Molly form My name is yeh in North Dakota, scoff lunch with Sarah from New Roots in Copenhagen, drink afternoon tea with David and Louise from Green Kitchen Stories in Stockholm, and fly to San Francisco in the evening to meet up with Heidi from 101 Cookbooks. Yes, I’m very busy lady 🙂 Everyday is a different story, everyday there is lots of new inspirations. My notebook is bursting at the seams with the new recipes I want to try and the list is getting longer and longer…..unfortunately my day isn’t 🙂
I spotted this recipe for an iced coffee at Marta’s blog – What Should I eat for Breakfast Today and I’ve been craving it ever since.I couldn’t wait till next year to try it even if it meant teeth chattering!Just added some cinnamon… And you know what?I loved it!!!
coffee (freshy ground)
milk(of your choice)
pinch or two of cinnamon
honey or brown sugar(optional)
Brew your coffee, as you like it, add cinnamon, sweeten it with some honey or brown sugar if you like. Put it on the side and let it cool down. Pour it in an ice form and freeze. Place coffee cubes in a cup and pour cold milk over it.
Have you got a favourite flavour mix?A combination of ingredients you just can’t resist?When I asked Darek about his, I already had his answer in my head – he just loves strawberry and white chocolate combination.It can be anything – Eaton Mess with lots of strawberries, white chocolate bits and meringue on the top of it. His eyes always widen when he sees strawberry and white chocolate muffins and he could dunk(and eat) strawberries in a white chocolate sauce all day long.I know him well.We’d been together 10 years, married for 4… Who would know him better?Although the answer was obvious I still decided to throw the question……he was thinking for a bit and totally certain he says ”It’s steak and black pepper”. STEAK AND BLACK PEPPER!!!!!!????I obviously didn’t expect that coming…. :O
I would love to get to know your ”crazy” flavour combinations 🙂 I definitely don’t share my husband’s excitement about steak and black pepper ”flavours”.Lately I’ve been in love with blueberries, lemon and coconut.And everything made from these ingredients.
RECIPE FOR A (another) MILKSHAKE with blueberries,coconut and lemon :
1 tin coconut milk(400g) – I love organic KINGFISHER
fresh juice squeezed from half of lemon
1tbsp (or more) honey
Blend coconut milk with 200g blueberries, lemon juice and honey until smooth. Remove from the blender and blend 150g blueberries with the remaining smoothie.Pour the blueberry mousse into the glasses first and top it up with a smoothie.
If your blender(like mine grrrrrr ;/) is not very powerful if might be worth squashing blueberries for a mousse with the fork. It will be much easier to blend them.