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Three Hot Chocolates for Christmas!

Mmmm, who doesn’t love a cup of steaming hot chocolate on a cold winters day? We enjoy hot chocolate quite frequently in the Christmas season and until spring arrives. There are many ways to make hot chocolate or some will call it hot cocoa (but we really don’t want to … Continue Reading →


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Candied Orange Peel

Candied Orange Peel is a delicious treat that you can make at home instead of buying it for $$$$$. It is really quite simple and all you need is organic oranges, sugar and water, and a pot to boil it in, oh yes, and also: time! Wash the oranges well … Continue Reading →


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Lucia Buns

On Saturday, December 13th, it is Lucia day, a day of light. Read the story about Saint Lucia here. Ayoe’s friend Marie, from Sweden, taught her how to properly celebrate Lucia day. The day before we bake Lucia buns, like these: Then in the morning of the 13th, we wake … Continue Reading →


cream caramels

Cream Caramels

This treat has got to be one of Ayoe’s favorite Christmas candies. It is chewy caramels, which reminds her of when she was a child back home at the farm. Her mom would make these every Christmas and the whole house would smell like cream caramels, a soft, sweet smelling … Continue Reading →


Aebleskiver

Aebleskiver

These soft and fluffy donut-like buns are originally from Denmark and used to be made with a piece of apple inside the bun. In Ayoe’s family this dish is always made for Christmas Eve dinner and one of the aebleskiver will have one whole almond inside. Whoever gets the almond … Continue Reading →


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Advent Wreath

Every year, fours Sundays before Christmas, we make an Advent Wreath. The traditions goes way back and symbolizes the love of God, which has no end and no beginning. The Advent Wreath traditionally is made of evergreens to symbolize life during the winter time. In Ayoe’s family the Advent Wreath … Continue Reading →


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Birthday Fruit Cake

When you have children, you realize that the sometimes the food choices you used to make, maybe aren’t that great for your young child. So we change it and make it better! Our son had his first birthday in October and we decided to make a cake for him and … Continue Reading →


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Old Fashion Danish Apple Cake

It is that time of year! Fall is here With fall comes lots and lots of apples (and other great crops too), so of course we are going to make an Old Fashion Danish Apple Cake. It is really rather simple and tastes so great. So let’s begin. Ingredients: Apple … Continue Reading →


Avocado egg salad

Avocado Egg Salad!

We have been doing the Whole30 for a while now and while it was challenging in the beginning, it certainly has its benefits and gets easier as we go along. This salad is packed with great fats and proteins and goes well for lunch or dinner, as a picnic snack … Continue Reading →


whole30 pancakes

Whole30 inspired banana almond pancakes

When we think about pancakes we usually think of something made out of wheat flour, sugar, and eggs. Since we’re doing the Whole30 program these days, wheat flour and sugar are not allowed. As a challenge we decided to make whole30 inspired pancakes that’s easy to make and taste delicious. … Continue Reading →