Chandeleur (Candlemas): Crepe Day!

Today is Candlemas, called Chandeleur in France, where the french celebrate this holiday with crepes.   Chandeleur is a religious Christian holiday, 40 days after Christmas eve, in accordance to the presentation of Jesus at the temple.   The celebration dates back to the Roman era, where travelers who had made their way to Rome to pray were greeted with…

Orange Ginger Muffins

My go to for easy cakes and muffins is always the same: Yogurt cake! It packs more protein and is healthier, and I love the soft texture.   With all the colds and lack of vitamin C lately, I’ve been drinking lots of orange juice, and making ginger tea, so I thought it would be fun to bring those two…

Friday Updates! Week 36

Here in Denmark, you refer to dates by the week of the year. A concept completely foreign to me back in the US. Everyone here knows this is the 36th week of the year, and if you ask them when they will take their vacation, they are likely to answer you with “I’m headed abroad in week 40” instead of…

Non Alcoholic Summer Drink List

It’s summer and that means one thing: You need a nice NA drink to quench that thirst after all the fun things you’re up to. Swimming, gardening, biking, you name it.. here’s a list of all the drinks that are perfect on a summer afternoon after some time in the sun! Of course, as the evening sets, you might want…

Raspberry Rhubarb Rosé Eclairs

Print Recipe Raspberry Rhubarb Rosé Eclairs A sweet, tart, eclair filled with all the flavors of spring Servings: 8 small eclairs IngredientsChoux Dough1/2 c water3 tbsp butter, cold1/2 c flour2 eggs1 tsp saltCraquelin Crust4 tbsp butter, soft1/4 c flour1/4 c sugarRosé Rhubarb Creme Patissiere 1/2 c sugar1/4 c flour1/2 c milk1/2 c rosé wine + tsp rhubarb jam2 eggs1 tsp…

Classic French Madeleines + Tips/Tricks

Madeleines are a very special cake for me as they were a crucial taste of my childhood. As a little girl, my grandparents would take me to eat madeleines at the coffee shop on the weekend and I would dip them into my hot chocolate, always nibbling the bump off the top before dunking. My grandparents walked to the coffee…

Our Welcome to Denmark

We have been here for three weeks, and what a wonderful welcome to the country we have had. When we arrived at the airport we were greeted by Evan’s family and friends. One of our friends even brought a Danish flag to wave at our arrival. We went to the island of Bornholm that night, where we are living for…