Happy Birthday

Hello Blogland!
I cannot believe that half of this year is almost gone again and boy has it been a chaotic year so far…

So crafting for me always is a possibility to get away and since it is the 5th again we’re starting a new Challenge for the Stempelgarten-Blog and the theme this time is “Favourite Animals”.
Those who know me are aware of the fact that for me there is no such thing as a fav animal, I just love ’em all =)

So join us and maybe you’ll be the next lucky Winner!
Hugs, Lia

Halibut, Aubergine, Spinach and Potato Croquettes

Happy Wednesday Blogland!
Some time ago I made another yummie dish I wanted to share with you guys.
It’s steamed Halibut on some grilled eggplant, steamed baby spinach and potato croquettes (these do not have any other filling besides potato).
And since thats all there is to it, there is no more elaborate recipe I think that needs to be shared.

Enjoy! Lia

Baby Dragon

Good morning everyone!
It’s the 5th again so this means we get to play with a new Challenge-Theme this month over at the Stempelgarten-Blog.
And for the next 4 weeks our Theme is “Phantasy” and nothing’s more phantastica than bringing some Dragons out of their Caves.
So here is what I made.

So hop over for your Chance on winning a Goodie-Bag!
Hugs and good luck, Lia

Catch my Dreams

Happy Sunday everyone!
I’ve been looking for new things to try since all of this being locked up at home is getting to me.
So this week I decided to give making a dream-catcher a try.
I didn’t want a crazy complicated, too colourful one but still a little girly.
So after some time – this is what I ended up with…

Have you picked up a new hobby lately or have you tried something new?
Hugs, Lia

There’s a new Cake in Town

Happy Easter-Monday blogland – I hope all of you are safe, well and healthy!
The current situation still feels wierd to me – being stuck at home because of a pandemic besides going to buy groceries or go for a walk, that’s something none of us imagined would happen.
I’ve been at home by myself (and the two fluffies) since March 12th – at first I was sick for 2 days and then after the weekend, on March 16th our government basically put us in a safetly lockdown.
So today marks day 32 of me being in my little bubble and no real human interaction…
And I’m not a religious person, but maybe Easter can mark a point of change for all of us – maybe people finally understand what’s going wrong and that this is a wake-up call, cherish your loved ones, be humble and kind.

But anyways – what I wanted to share with you today is something I have not done in a loooong time, but since I was out of ideas on what I wanted to do, I decided to bake a cake and from now on, if I make something that turns out nice – maybe i’ll share it =)

Almond Cake with Chocolate Drops

And here is the recipe:

  • 1 Cup of Vegetable Oil – I normally use Rapeseed Oil
  • 1 Cup of Whole Milk
  • 1 Pack of Vanilla Sugar (8 grams = .3 oz)
  • 1 Pack of Baking Powder (15 grams = .6oz)
  • 3 Eggs, medium Size
  • 250 grams of white Sugar, finely granulated (8.8 oz)
  • 250 grams of white all purpose Flour (8.8 oz)
  • 200 grams of finely granulated Nuts (Almonds, Hazelnuts, Walnuts) (7 oz)
  • additional Oil and Flour to prepare the Cake Form
  • optional: 100g Chocolate Drops (3.5 oz)

Prepare a spring form by coating it with a thin layer of oil and sprinkle it with flour, preheat the oven (top and bottom heat) to 180°C (360°F).
In a small bowl mix flour and baking powder – set aside.
In another small bowl whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks – set aside.
In a big bowl – mix oil, milk, vanilla sugar, egg yolks, white sugar, nuts and chocolate drops together.
Shake the flourmix through a fine sieve and mix it into the rest of the batter.
Finally – fold in the egg whites carefully, try to keep the batter as light and fluffy as possible.
Pour everything into your form and bake the cake on the middle rack of your oven for 45-60 minutes.

Enjoy! Hugs, Lia