I just spent about 4 hours in the kitchen baking for the school week. I am hating buying any sort of processed biscuit, cookie, cracker, bread or cake from the supermarket. If I do buy bread or a sweet treat its from the artisan baker at the farmers market, but it doesn’t usually last past the afternoon I bought it. So what to do for school? My daughter is also really into baking and as we have a new cookbook in the house [Williams-Sonoma Family Meals: Creating Traditions in the Kitchen]- we had to try a new recipe – so while I baked fromApples for Jam by Tessa Kiros] – Chocolate Bread, and her banana bread and her zucchini bread, Otilija made some cinnamon scrolls from Williams-Sonoma Family Meals – a wonderful book. We also made our own creme fraiche and cottage cheese as well – really a super productive day. If you want to see my baking efforts - click over here. And while you are there and if you are in a sweet and spicy mood you might like to try the Latvian Piparkukas.
You might have noticed some guest bloggers at whipup this past week – well they are just the first in a series that will take you on an exciting journey. Read more about it here. These first three guest bloggers have given you all you need for the perfect Valentines day! Knit up some hearts for your family or your kids teachers or your friends :: This Lovey Mug Rug is the perfect give for your coffee or tea loving sweetheart :: or could print out and make this valentines pillbox and fill with yummy sweet treats. Watch out this coming week for more guest blogger posts – Knitting patterns, a quilt pattern, refashioning, zakka crafts and more…
This past week as well as organised and scheduling in all the guest posts, I also migrated my email – and I am afraid I might have lots a few along the way – I apologise – if you have emailed me and have not heard back within a reasonable amount of time – please feel free to email me again.
So much to do – so little time.
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