Rhubarb chia dessert with marzipan cream

I have lots of rhubarb in my garden and every spring I face the same dilemma – to use it for something or just let it be pretty and not touch it. I usually don’t like most of the things made with rhubarb and in my opinion it is only good when it is paired…

Embrace being imperfect

Taste the silence of happiness And breathe the light of love. Get lost in blissful nothingness, Resist the comfort of home.   Don’t be afraid of lust, my sweet, Embrace your human soul. Don’t deny yourself your vagaries, just trust yourself and grow.   Today I felt like a little motivational talk with myself wouldn’t…

Beauty is in the heart of the beholder

A well-known saying states that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I can agree to this in some ways but I would also take this saying a bit further. I am a firm believer in the adaptation of the saying by English writer H. G. Wells who said that beauty is in the…

A two-storey lemon curd cake

I made this cake for my sweet little sister’s birthday. She asked for something a bit sour, but not too sour. It was heart-shaped and had two storeys. Was quite a hit! I think this cake would be OK for 30 people. Depends on the size of their sweet tooth. 🙂 For the batter: 410g…

Passion, I am your slave

Passion, I am your slave. My heart is on fire, in flames of desire to live and to love, to give and to be given. Without love, there’s no passion. Without passion, there’s no life.     In my opinion, passion is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. It might vary…

Strawberry and lime syrup cake

This cake is actually more suitable for summer events, but in my opinion, it’s OK for any season if you can get the ingredients. I first created this cake for my final exam for pastry chefs at our local vocational school. The amounts of the ingredients given here are for a very small cake (10…

Ode to beauty

This morning was the coldest of this autumn here so far. It was absolutely petrifyingly cold. All the trees, grass, streets, roofs and cars were covered with frost. And a thick milky fog spread on our little town like a white soft blanket. It was just breathtakingly beautiful. Absolutely divine. I love these autumn mornings. The…

I choose to be happy

I think a lot. And with thinking a lot comes an enormous amount of different theories, all of which are not always nice. For that reason there have been times in my life when I was extremely unhappy. Depressed even (and, believe me, I don’t use this word too lightly). I believe that getting over…

A Glorious Morning

The brilliant rays of the morning sun Are shining through my curtains, That are moving slightly in the heavenly morning breeze. I awake, smelling the melting sweet honey of the flowers.   And I listen to the birds chatter, The leaves on trees are shivering, And you, beside me, still sleeping –  Breathing deeply and…

Hello, blogging world!

I’m a pretty ordinary teacher from an island in the wonderful (if somewhat cold) country of Estonia. I have also been a teacher of geography and history. So I enjoy all kinds of different topics and value being broad-minded. Right now I teach English and love my job, but I would never want it to…