Gingerbread, recipe, baking, christmas, DIY

Gingerbread Fairy Village Cake

Gingerbread Fairy Huts Gingerbread is a wonderful traditional recipe, it was originally brought from Armenia to France in 992.  Personally I love gingerbread in all its forms cookies, puddings and especially cakes. a a As my blog is named Faeries and Fauna I intermittently post something faerie themed so instead of making a full size gingerbread house I made a fairy village cake. Gingerbread Recipe This gingerbread is hard enough to make small fairy huts…

Recipes, DIY, Halloween

Halloween Party in a Flash

Halloween Party in an hour and a half total I decided to share our last minute Halloween party from last year before I started blogging. I found out in the morning that my two girls were able to come up for a visit and were on their way.   It took me an hour and a half. An hour at the grocery store and the dollar store.  Another half hour to toss it all together…

Fairy Cream Cheese Sandwich

Fairy House Sandwiches

When the boys were little I would make food art for them. It was very helpful in coaxing them to try new vegetables.  Now with the girls I do it for fun and to make them feel special. Unless its an occasion like Christmas or Halloween, i don’t buy anything special to make the food art with; I make it with what I have at hand.  In today’s post I made two different fairy house…

faerie cupcake complete

Ladybug cupcakes

I have no idea the last time I watched Sesame Street, but the Ladybug’s Picnic has been playing in my head.  With that in mind I am going to make some lady bug picnic cupcakes.   Lemon Cupcakes 2 cups flour 3 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 2 tsp lemon zest (1 lemon rind) ½ cup butter 1 ¼ cup sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup milk Preheat oven to 350. Prepare…

Home made raspberry cordial … like Grama use to make

Every summer my grandparents let me come visit.  I never wanted to return home, I treasured every day with Grama and Grampa. My grandparents lived in the lower mainland of British Columbia where the vegetation is always thick, lush and green.  My grandmother had two freezers full of homemade freezing and baking.  My grandmother was my craft queen; she crocheted bedspreads, sewed without patterns, quilted, knitted, crocheted, embroidered, she even knew how to do tatting. …