Sunday, 28 April 2019

Colourful Food

April is a festive month in our household as we celebrate birthdays, name days and Easter. I couldn't help experimenting with colourful food, as you do, from roulades and dips to birthday cakes and Easter eggs. For those who don't know me, don't be deceived by the abundance of recipes shown here; I don't really enjoy cooking, but I like home cooked food so the compromise is trying to make it as colourful as possible so I can enjoy the process of cooking it too, not just the eating part 😉.

This post is supposed to be a visual feast but if you are interested in any of the recipes shown here, feel free to ask and I will be more than happy to answer. 

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Patio Decor on a Budget

When I think outdoor space, I have this image in my head from when I was a little girl in my home country and I used to play in the balcony in the summer when it was raining. It was something magical about the sound of the rain, the smell of the wet earth, the warmness outside despite the rain and the image of the clouds above the mountains in the distance and over the high hills just in front of our balcony. I was lucky enough to spend the first ten years of my childhood in a picturesque place in Romania, close to the mountains where spending the holidays hiking and foraging wild berries were a given.

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Natural Dye for Easter Eggs

The challenge for me is to dye real eggs a different colour each year. The traditional way to dye eggs in my family was using onion skin (either red or orange) and create leaf patterns using women tights to keep the leaves in place. Although I love the results, throughout the years I wanted to try different colours but keeping the natural dye tradition.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

DIY - Easy Garden Sign

Yesterday, I finally had some time to tidy up the patio that was long overdue. After playing with the furniture and the planters around and I was happy with the layout, it was time to think details. And I don't mean flowers (yes, I know that some of the planters are still empty - I promise, there will be flowers soon), but little details like accessories and garden signs. 

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Dark Chocolate Rye Cookies


  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 130g wholemeal rye flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 50-70g icing sugar

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Spices Cupboard Makeover

Take a grey-ish cupboard bought on Christmas sale, white primer and black chalkboard paint and you get a lovely spices cupboard that can be also used to write recipes on. Ta-da!

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Owl Painting

For this post, I am sharing my first completed painting after moving into my new studio which is also a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law. No words, just images; enjoy!

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Decorating with Christmas Carols

Can you remember that I couldn't decide whether to leave the mantel as it was? Well, I had a brainwave and after searching the internet for free music sheet with Christmas carols, here is the completed decor. And we love it!