Recipe: Lime, Blueberry & Raspberry Cake

If you’re like me and have been spending lots of time in the kitchen during quarantine, then you may be looking for a new recipe to try out. I’ve been busy in the kitchen mastering new cakes and bakes over the past few months and my Instagram followers have definitely feasted their eyes on this…

Recipe: Lithuanian Chocolate Quark Cake (Varškės pyragas)

The other week Jonas and I went to a store here in California and bought some Lithuanian and other Eastern European goodies, including varškė/quark! When we found it, I knew right away, that I will want to use some of it to make a delicious, Chocolate quark cake for us to enjoy. Having looked at…

Recipe: Homemade Meringues

One thing I absolutely love in desserts and have always thought about trying to make myself is meringues! They are a simple, yet often crucial components of many delicious desserts that I absolutely love. Such as a classic, beautiful Pavlova or one of Jonas’ favorites- Eton Mess. Whilst in quarantine, I’ve been playing around with…

Photos That Make Me Smile #53

These days I’m really enjoying and appreciating the little things in life and all the tiny moments in every day that make me happy. A simple glimpse of sunshine, aesthetically pleasing home decor, indoor and balcony plants, a delicious cup of coffee, intricate recipes and flowers to name a few… While still stuck at home,…

Recipe: A Healthier Banana Bread

For me, there is nothing more comforting and heartwarming than a fresh, homemade banana bread. While our instagram feeds seem to be filling up with baking mixes and indulgent banana breads during self-isolation & quarantine, I thought I would share my recipe for a bit of a healthier banana bread option. You can keep it…

Photos That Make Me Smile #52

I think nowadays we all need a little bit of a pick-me-up and something to make us smile. Don’t know where you are whilst reading this, but I hope you’re healthy and staying safe while the world is going through such unexpected and rather scary times. In light of everything going on at the moment,…

Recipe: Homemade Teriyaki Chicken

Staying at home when Jonas is at work means I have been experimenting and making new meals for dinner for the both of us. I try and think outside the box and create something I haven’t before, or simply instead of buying a store-bought sauce, creating it from scratch and putting my own twist on…

Falling in Love with Santa Monica

Last weekend Jonas and I finally got the chance to explore our surroundings a bit. You may think, that since we have been in California for a month, we must have visited tons of scenic places by now. Sadly, that isn’t the case as we have been super busy with moving in, buying furniture, buying…

Recipe: My Mom’s Exotic Thai Soup

I’m sure most of you have a specific recipe you think of when you think of your Mom. I definitely have a few in mind, but one that our entire family always loves and asks for whenever possible, is her warming, somewhat spicy and exotic Thai Soup. Since Jonas and I absolutely love this soup…

Cyprus Travel Vlog!

Hey everyone, if you read my last post and enjoyed some photos from my recent trip to Cyprus with my dad before the holidays, you’ll be happy to hear I uploaded my travel vlog video this morning on Youtube! I spent some time yesterday putting it together and I must say- it’s so nice to…

The Beautiful Island of Cyprus!

Right before Christmas my dad and I went to Cyprus! He went for work and I went along with him as I had never been to this beautiful island and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see a new place. I also got to meet up with my dear friends Martha and Haris who moved…

Recipe: Lemon, Poppy Seed and Blueberry Cake

Are you a fan of lemon cake and feel like baking this weekend in preparation for December? Then you’ve got to try out this delicious and slightly healthier version of a Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake featuring some Blueberries too! It’s very easy to make, is nice and rich in flavour and super moist- perfect…

Recipe: Classic Tomato Bruschetta

Italian Bruschetta is a staple in most households. Perfect for summer barbeques but also as a starter in the winter, when you want a dose of freshness to accompany those heartwarming main dishes… Mix up any toppings you like, such as goat’s cheese, figs, anchovies or even some cured meats, or stay traditional with a…

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Mix

It’s fall… which to lots of people out there, it’s Pumpkin Spice season! Whether you’re a Starbucks fan and can’t imagine your fall without the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte, or a home decor enthusiast who loves their festive scented candles…. Pumpkin Spice is all around us. Sometimes it’s hard to pass up the occasional pumpkin…

Recipe: Autumnal Pumpkin Bread

For many, autumn brings around a wave of joy and inspiration as the season is a sign of vivid change. The air becomes crisp and light, University and Schools are back after a long summer’s holiday and the leaves turn golden brown and red, filling the streets with splashes of color! With autumn also comes…