• Chocolate Berries Madeleines
    DESSERTS

    Chocolate Berries Madeleines

    These Chocolate Berries Madeleines are seriously the best I’ve made. And they’re so pretty as well. Almost too pretty to eat. Almost. The original recipe is from this website, it’s not my recipe. The only thing I added was 1 tablespoon of pure cacao and the berries. And it’s seriously to die for. They’re that good.  😀 I really recommend you to give these madeleines a try. And madeleines in general. Because they’re delicious and easy to make. They make the perfect little treat for coffee and tea. Amy, from fixfeastflair.com, used Guittard Hot Chocolate, but I didn’t have that so I used what I did have, Cadbury Fairtrade instantánea 1kg…

  • DESSERTS

    Soft Ginger Cookies

    While I eat one of this cookie, I will tell you all about it, why I made these Soft Ginger Cookies. My mother in law is a big fan of ginger, I mean, she really loves ginger. Ginger cookies, jam, pickled, sugared, in tea, she likes it all. So I made these cookies for her because I know that she will like them. These cookies are pretty easy to make, like chocolate chip cookies. I have a recipe here, where you can find the measurements for that cookie. I made these cookies almost the same as chocolate chip cookies, but I added some extra ingredients to make them Soft Ginger Cookies. Don’t…

  • HOMEMADE SPICES AND CONDIMENTS

    Corn Flakes Mixture for Fried or Baked Chicken

    Do you like fried chicken? Or baked, of course, if you don’t want to fry it. You can easily make fried chicken at home if you prepare this Corn Flakes Mixture ahead of time. On weekends we like to watch a tv show and eat a pizza (always homemade), fries and fried or baked chicken, or chicken nuggets. We are not going to a fast-food, we make these things at home. If you have these ingredients on hand, you can easily make a batch of baked chicken nuggets. Ingredients: 150 g of corn flakes, crushed 150 g of breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon of paprika 1/2 a teaspoon of pepper 1 teaspoon…

  • HOMEMADE SPICES AND CONDIMENTS

    How To: Homemade Vanilla Sugar and Extract

    Making homemade vanilla sugar and extract is cheaper than any vanilla flavorings you can buy at the supermarket, and you need only 2 INGREDIENTS for each recipe. People always say that homemade is always better and they’re soo right. When you make things like cakes, cookies or even food, you add to the recipe just a few and the right ingredients, but when you buy already processed foods, they’re full of preservatives and nasty stuff. I encourage you to try and make some of the things at home, they’re easy to make and most of the time, they’re CHEAPER. How about that?! You simply have to get up and do it.…

  • CANNING RECIPES

    Small-Batch Fig and Vanilla Jam

    Today I made a delicious Small-Batch Fig and Vanilla Jam that is very easy to make and so incredibly tasty. Autumn is here, AGAIN. (sad face) I am not really a fan of cold weather and layers of clothes, I love summer very much, even though I get tired of the hot weather. I prefer summer every day instead of a gloomy and cool day. But summer will come again, and we can enjoy what autumn brings to us, gorgeous landscapes and comfort food. For me, autumn automatically means canning. I love canning very much, it relaxes me and makes me happy to make so many goodies for winter. Ingredients:…

  • BREADS AND BAKED GOODS

    Mini Focaccia Bread with Rosemary, Tomato and Olives

    Today I tried something different, I wanted to make Mini Focaccia Bread with Rosemary, Tomato, and Olives. To have a delicious snack before eating when I’m hungry and I’m not at home.  Ever since I tried Focaccia for the first time, I fell in love with it. It was so delicious, so tasty that I would eat it all day. I made it for the first time 2 years ago and I nailed it because I truly loved eating it. Any day, I would give a piece of cake for a slice of Focaccia. If you didn’t know, I’m more of a savory person, I’m not into sweets, so I like…

  • Easy Grapes Compote Recipe | booksandlavender.com
    CANNING RECIPES

    Easy Grapes Compote Recipe

    This is an Easy Grapes Compote Recipe, that’s delicious and perfect for winter. The sugar measurement depends on how sweet is the fruit you are using. I’m not so much into autumn because I know that winter is right around the corner, but I love it because you eat seasonal, cheap and delicious fruits and veggies. And also, I like fall, because it’s the official canning season, so I like that. 🙂 For me canning it’s like a treatment, I love it, it’s relaxing. I ate only once grapes compote and I loved it. I had some beautiful grapes in the kitchen, so I wanted to put them to good…