Some of the best things to do in the weekends are baking with the kids. And this Halloween weekend we will splash around the kitchen making colorful treats but I hope the kids are into some white spooky crisp cookies too. Halloween does not always have to be orange and black. The above cakes are in soft tones plus I added a bunny … you can add a witchy hat – or save it and make it for Easter ;o) Find all kind of yummi inspiration for cakes and cake decor at Make Me Cake Me and at Coco Cake Land. Have a lovely and spooooky Halloween weekend.
I have been so lucky working on packaging designs for various snacks these past months and in the meantime the weather has turned into a cold late summer, it feels like Fall – windy, moody + rainy. This gives us plenty of excuses to go inside snacking on mmmm … all sweet-salty-spicy-yummi and very, very crunchy … I found all above tasty + delicious packages at Dean&Deluca’s snackshop: smoked organic Califonia paprika almonds, Vermont cheese powder for homemade popcorn or savory crunchy crostini slides, Mast brothers dark chocolate & sea salt (my favorite!), and popcorn with parmesan & rosemary – let it rain, let it rain!
All Photos from Dean & Deluca
Petite crisp meringue kisses from Jamie Oliver’s RECIPEASE lovely edible shop in London – so sweet they look painted in pastels and mmmm… I like the different flavors my favorites ones: the crunchy green pistachio + the pink berry one. (Amazing they all survived the way back to Copenhagen in my bag – the pink berry almost did not!).
PHOTO by yummi design
My clients Niels & Grete who are organic egg producers have learned me a lot about organic poultry farming, chickens’ wellbeing and needs and funny moods. My fridge always contains lots of their eggs and I make all kinds of Eggs-dishes – but I would love to add the above inspiration: CHICKEN and EGG by Janice Cole to my cook book self. I don’t know if we ever get our own chickens in our garden (read: need more time!), but if you are planing on having chickens this book is also very helpful. In Denmark we have Signe Wenneberg – she is an fantastic inspiration + expert on gardening and how to get started with poultry farming at home. Find her books at her website (all in Danish).
Yes, please, add more Feast and veggie colors into our kitchen… I especially find it hard to be inspired during the dark winter time. We do not have that many fresh, exotic vegetables here in Denmark during the wintertime (I like to eat and shop local + organic). I think FEAST – generous vegetarian meals for any eater and every appetite by Sarah Copeland will add some new + colorful energy to my vegetarian winter kitchen.
The last book: Waffles – sweet, savory, simple – by Tara Duggan. Well, I might getting old. I’m not and has never been a great fan of aebleskiver and now is the time get it OUT. Aebleskiver is a small fried round sweet “dumpling” cake-thing we Danes eat from now until Christmas. Again and again during December. With sucker, jam… sweet with sweet on – I’m not a fan! (Sorry mom!). But I love crepes (with basic toppings: lemon juice + sucker) and I have a thing for waffles with fresh berries or a splash of simple dark, bitter, thick chocolate sauce. I think it is about time to add a new tool in my kitchen: a waffel maker (Santa: this one or this one please!). And the above book!
Früute is made in Los Angeles – a heaven on earth for cookies and mini tarts – mmmmm… visit them here.
Paul at Sweet Paul is full of nice ideas how to make some yummi hostess gifts for Christmas. I would love to get a set of the above s’mores. Or the creative cruncy, homemade chocolate which my kids would love to crash and break up! (And I would too). We probably should wait to break all the sweets up until after the salmon below, which is something we always enjoy in my family during the Holidays mmmmmm… Find all recipes at Sweet Paul. Enjoy.
PHOTOS: Sweet Paul