Festive Holiday Special Tea

Festive Holiday Special TeaFestive Holiday Special Tea is a latte made with gingerbread tea and eggnog.  Taste the flavours of the holidays in one drink!!Ingredients:2 bags of Gingerbread tea (per cup of water)3/4 cup hot eggnog...more

Gingerbread Truffles

 These couldn’t be easier – only three ingredients (and the same amount of each!). They are made with gingerbread cookies so are the perfect festive treat to impress your friends with! ...more

Vegan Gingerbread with Coconut Cream Frosting

Living abroad is a fine balance between adopting the "when in Rome" attitude every single day and trying to find the creature comforts of home in order to keep yourself sanely grounded in your roots....more

Gingerbread Mini Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Tiny fluffy cakes bursting with warm spices, topped with a creamy caramel and cream cheese frosting. These little ones are soo cute! Seriously. They're like 2cm small, but huge on flavour. ...more

Old Fashioned Gingerbread Loaf (with no refined sugars)

It's the last weeks of winter here in New Zealand so what better way to enjoy them than with some hot chocolate and a delicious and comforting slice of Old fashioned Gingerbread Loaf. The fact that it's made with coconut sugar and real maple syrup instead of refined sugar is an added bonus. ...more

Gingerbread Sticky Rolls

Yummy Gingerbread Sticky Rolls that make a perfect holiday breakfast....more

Gingerbread Brownies

Who doesn’t love gingerbread during the holiday season? Enjoy that festive flavor in these tender gingerbread brownies....more

Plätzchen Baken! Freshly-Baked Cookies To celebrate Christmas

This was something that I’ve learnt to bake in Dresden, Germany – a course that was held for $6 per student for those studying German at the Goethe-Institut. Another purpose of this course was to have students bake enough cookies for the upcoming Christmas party (though we were not paid for getting ourselves involved in the mass production)....more

Sunday: My Favorite Day of the Week

Sunday is my favorite day of the week.Saturdays, I often spend sleeping. Sheer exhaustion, from the five days of ninety minutes each way commute and then eight hours in a small room in front of mounds of paper and two computer screens, sheer exhaustion takes over. My eyes struggle to stay open most of the day. I want nothing more than to stay in my warm bed under my warm covers and keep my body warm (which makes me even more proud of myself for yesterday). It's what I need to be able to do my favorite day of the week.Sunday is my favorite day of the week....more

Gingerbread Cheesecake Blondies

Gingerbread Cheesecake Blondies are product of my playing with recipes for Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies and Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies. I wanted to create something festive and suitable for Christmas party, but different from what is already well known. So, instead of classic brownies containing cocoa, I made blondies (or blonde brownies) with brown butter and brown sugar. Then I went one step further and added some gingerbread spices. In the end I topped it all with a doubled amount of cheesecake topping....more