Saturday, October 16, 2010


Its been a bit of a whirl wind around my place the last little while, had family come and stay with us for a few days, friends for lunch and dinner, thanksgiving, birthdays and more. Needless to say I have been cooking a lot.Everything from tofurkey to birthday cake!

It's been fun but I get tired now & then and need a little rest. I am typing with the wood stove burning, drinking a cup of hot chai, as the little one sleeps on the couch next to me. I think about how time passes so life passes so fast. It takes time to write recipes and go through tons of pictures, sometimes too much :P

It was the little ones birthday yesterday. The BIG 2! Pretty quiet celebration just the 4 of us and her best buddy and her mom. It was nice and chill. I made a big pot of carrot soup, a broccoli quiche, homemade chai tea and a birthday cake.

broccoli quiche

chai tea

birthday cake-for my little pumpkin

I try to make the cakes I grew up with, my mom always made my brother and I great ones (thanks mom). 
I am thankful for family and friends they make my life full and wonderful, and if it wasn't for them I would have no reason to cook!


  1. i love this post! amazing photos, i esp love the leaves and your daughter is so precious - what a sweet photo.

    your menu looked delish!

  2. wow! that pumpkin cake looks fab!!!

  3. Your daughter is beautiful! And what an amazing cake!

  4. aww you're daughter is so cute :) and everything looks tasty!

  5. AMAZING blog Kirsten!! Always love having a look . . .I don't know where you get the time?! Lovin' the Hallowee'en Cake (it's perfect!) and wish that they celebrated it over here in Oz. I feel like my kids miss out a bit on all the stuff I grew up with in Canada ;o( Do you take all the photo's as well? Great shots, great camera x tanya

  6. Thanks friends :)

    Tanya!! I didn't realize that you didn't celebrate Halloween in the land down under...Yep I do take all the photos (lots and lots of'em). Thanks for checking out my blog. lots of love to you and your family