Open face sandwich recipe for kids, a fun and easy lunch idea for kids to introduce new foods.

Sandwich Recipes for Kids – Fairy Huts

Food Art Sandwiches for Kids Have you ever tried encouraging your children or grandchildren to try new foods by using food art?  When my sons were little I would make all kinds of food art for them.  It was very helpful in coaxing them to try new vegetables.  Now with my granddaughters, I do it for fun and to make them feel special. When it’s an occasion like Christmas or Halloween I will go out and purchase…

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

How to Host a Halloween Party in a Flash

How to Organize a Halloween Party Fast This Halloween Party took in an hour and a half to plan including shopping.  Last year before I began blogging I found out in the morning that my two granddaughters were able to come up for a visit and were already on their way. Not being able to see them on Halloween I took the time to throw together a party for them and thought I’d share how you…

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. …