Monday, 31 December 2012

Goat Cheese Crostini

At Christmas I got to taste some French delicacies - my aunt, cousin and his family arrived from France to spend Christmas with us in Finland. These goat cheese crostinis surprised me (who usually avoids anything that has to do with goat cheese), since they tasted really delicious!

They make a lovely starter / appetizer, as well as a nice late night supper. It takes about an quater of an hour to prepare them.

bread (I chose a baguette)
goat cheese
olive oil
salt and pepper
fresh (or dried) herbs, I had some basil, my cousin used rosemary

some lettuce to go with

- Slice the bread
- Cut about 1 cm thick slices of goat cheese on top of the bread pieces
- Put some honey on the top of the goat cheese
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper (my cousin put a few whole rose-peppercorns - that tasted good!)
- Add herbs on top of the goat cheese
- Pour some olive oil on the bread beside the cheese
- Bake at 200 degrees for about 7-9 min., until the cheese softens and the edges of the bread become golden brown.

Serve the Goast Cheese Crostinis warm with some salad.

... Goat Cheese Crostinis would serve as an delicate appetizer for New Year's Eve :-)

PS: I printed these nice New Year's Eve's decorations that I will glue to toothpicks, that can be inserted to bread, sushi rolls, fruit or olives -  whatever you're serving! You can print them from Paper and Pigtails.

Picture from Paper and Pigtails

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Walking in the Winter Wonderland

We're privileged to spent the Christmas with my family in Finland this year.

It was cold outside, - 20 C frost,
but with proper clothing we didn't freeze (too much!).

As we were walking outside, I enjoyed hearing the snow beneath my feet ... 

A rabbit had crossed the yard during the night.

The frost had drawn beautiful lines to the window of the sauna-building.

The snowflakes were shining as small diamonds 
when the sun reflected upon them.

We got frost on our hair and eye lashes!

The sun was setting down around 3 pm,
and the sown turned to rosa - pink,
as we were skiing.

Mom made a lantern of ice to the stairs outside the house. 

The frosty windows of the porch.

the long road
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Friday, 21 December 2012

Merry Christmas

"I thank the Lord
For sending His son
To one and all
So His will, will be done
The greatest love
Ever to be seen,
Is the love of Jesus
And the hope he brings."

S.M. Lowndes

... Wishing you a Merry Christmas
Peaceful & Joyful 


Thursday, 20 December 2012

Small Gingerbread Gifts & Repurposing Magazines to Xmast Decorations {Wordless Wednesday}

Christmas tree at the school - decorated by 3rd graders

Someone had placed this teddy in the tree - so sweet!

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Monday, 17 December 2012

If I were the rain ...

The rain is back and the snow is gone.

I found some lovely poems on rain written by children, 
to lighten up this dim afternoon.

If I were the rain

If I were the rain
I would make puddles everywhere.
I would drop from the sky,
Splatter on a windowpane.
If I were the rain,
I'd shimmer 
As brightly as a star.


If I were the rain
I would look shiny and silvery
Drop to the ground.
Like a rainbow,
Playing on an umbrella
Tapping on the windowpane.
I make beautiful music.


If I were the rain
I would let silver raindrops
Fall down.
Then I'd come back
To give the flowers water.


... What kind of rain would you like to be?

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