Pho from the Fire

Passion Disappearing is sometimes an essential part of regenerating and mustering up the energy and passion to continue on. After speaking with a fellow blogger, Nicola Pearson, she encouraged me to continue writing; only when it feels right and the passion and desire is hot. Nicola is a longtime friend whom with her potter husband…

Vanilla Rose Snow Cake

In leu of Valentines Day, I decided to try a Finnish recipe called lumikakku, which translates to ‘snow cake’. Its called this because of its white coloring as it requires egg whites. With the Valentines spirit, I have tweaked this recipe to create an incredibly delicious, delicate and elegant cake. In Finland, Valentine’s Day is…

Grandma Hilja’s Spice Cookies

  When I moved out to Montana to be with my husband so he could finish his degree, I put all my dreams on hold. With only a year left, I was beginning to get extremely antsy. To keep myself from going insane from impatience, I decided to master some of my own family’s traditional…