Muffins away from home.

It’s been a while since I have put any thoughts to paper (digitally😉). It’s been a strange sort of month. I haven’t been feeling super happy on most days as I am not at home. It’s not my home, and not being able to do my own stuff in my own space, especially baking, is kind of a downer most days.

But happily, the husband and I are headed home and, in celebration and in an effort to use the remaining grocery stuff, I made chocolate zucchini muffins to which I added some orange zest. May I just say that these muffins were worthy of a trophy? The addition of the orange zest was a stroke of genius if I do say so myself.

Chocolate zucchini muffins made by me!

You wouldn’t even know there’s a vegetable in there. It makes the muffins so moist and I get a serving of veggies in at the same time! Win-win I think. This made me feel so much better especially when they came out so beautifully. Looking forward to going home though.

Keep baking good choices all, xo Lisa

Thinking of nothing.

Have you ever been glad to just have nothing to think of? I mean, you always have something to think of or about but, those special times when nothing is terribly important or urgent and you can just take a moment to… breathe.

This morning is like that. Right now. In this moment. Here on the balcony, Finnish weather is behaving nicely. A hot cup of mocha goodness (complete with foamed milk) is waiting patiently for the first aaaaah sip.

We are getting visitors tomorrow and there are lots of things on my chore list to get done. But for now? I am Zen. In this moment I am peaceful and not thinking about the laundry to get done, or the dusting to do or how on earth am I going to make ham rolls for the first time?

Enjoy your day. Take time for you, even if it is just for a moment. Think of nothing. Bake some good choices today.

xo, Lisa

Finally home!

Yes! Finally home. It is midsummer weekend and the weather is on its best behavior. I am still trying to track down my “delayed” luggage. Another story for another day.

But! I finally did some baking. After fifteen plus months of being away, I finally got to bake something. Something small as it is only me at home at the moment.

The joy of mixing ingredients together then smelling them come together is indescribable. My first cake was an absolute flop. Underbaked and inedible. But at 14 minutes to midnight, I pulled a wee orange cranberry cake from our new oven!

Finally baking and plan on baking lots of good choices!

xo, Lisa