I hope your January was good and safe and now wish you all a Happy Safe February.
Yesterday morning my husband woke me with a ”Happy February”. Really ? ! Already February. It feels like it was 1st of January yesterday. Here are some January photos. For several winters there has been hardy no snow. Now there is a lot. I love it. It is beautiful and reminds me of my childhood wonderful winters. But, the strange thing is there is a lot of snow even in countries, places where there hardly ever is snow.
Christmas is right around the corner. I have baked some gingerbreads and made date nut balls. Of course there are no left so I will make some more next week right before Christmas Eve. As I this morning edited the photos from yesterday my dear cat Jacky, as usually, kept on eye on my doings. I wish you all Happy Safe Holidays !
Happy sunny Shrove Sunday ! Such a nice weather today for outdoor activities. I made shrove buns in the morning. We usually have the same discussion every year whether to have the shrove buns on Shrove Sunday or Shrove Tuesday. When I was a kid we used to have them only on Tuesday. But, at least this time we will have them both days as I made plenty.
In the last issue of K Ruoka there was this recipe on princess pastries. I showed my husband and said look what I’m going to make for Valentine’s Day. Hmm, he looked a bit suspicious. Well, I made them today. Not all of them look pretty. It was difficult to cut them into neat squares. But, they are good 🙂
Today, February 5th, we are celebrating the birth of our national poet J.L. Runeberg. The tradition is to have Runeberg’s tarts. For the last seven years I have made them myself. So also this year. I think the best ones so far 😉