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Russian Tea Party

Ukraine Easter tea party

Bank Holiday Monday is just past and it left me with a wonderful subject to write about as we had a Russian Tea Party!

As I assured people we invited ‘Don’t worry everyone Russian drinking traditions does not include hours of standing on your head whilst slurping various weird teas made out of what looks like weeds.. or does it?’ Here is actually what was involved with our sun warmed party in the garden; Continue reading

Easter Cake

Well Easter is only just finished and finally there is some warmer sunlight peeping through, hopefully spring is on its way?!

Over Easter I was thinking about what holiday gift I might be able to give to the family when we meet together. A homemade gift seemed to me to be the best plan and being that my Mum cherishes all feeling of occasion and family gathering; this gave me an idea of how to bless her and make something enjoyable for everyone. Cake!

A Simnel cake is traditionally made for Easter to celebrate New Life. A lush fruit cake topped in marzipan, decorated with flowers or 11 round marzipan balls representing the apostles minus Judas.
So great! Full of meaning, Mum would love that and everyone else adores marzipan, only one problem I don’t have the money nor time to create the original recipe.
I looked into the cupboards there was a few raisins, several tins of pineapples, and half a bag of self-raising flour, a wee bit of sugar, honey and eggs. No butter, not enough eggs and not enough fruit. So I became daring and chose a muffin mixture recipe for my cake: carrot cake muffin with small pineapple chunks. It tasted great! Here is the recipe:

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