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Bake Bread in One Hour

On the way home from school on Wednesday, Alec slowed his scootering in, pulled up alongside me, and said “Mama, I think we’re soon out of bread. I want to bake bread today. And I’m going to make space bread.” So when we got home, I threw together some dough for Alec. I made a [...]

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Black Bean Sweet Potato Burritos

It’s summertime now and the last thing we want is to spend hours in a hot kitchen making dinner (that our kids might not even eat anyway). These easy everyday burritos are a go-to dinner for us year-round, but they’re especially great for fresh light summer dinners. The kids love them and they are super [...]

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French Bridal Shower Breakfast

I just came across this post that made me so nostalgic. Three years ago I hosted a breakfast for my friend Caroline who was about to marry her Frenchman Aurelien. The long lovely brunch might have been my favourite part of Caroline’s whole send-off into wifehood. It was so great to just cash up properly with [...]

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Louis’ Sandbox Ice Cream Shop

It finally feels like spring has come to Stockholm. Today was sunny and lovely and warm (no mittens!) and Louis and Léonie and I decided to stop by the playground to play for a bit after pre-school. It felt amazing to be without the big warm hats and clumsy mittens. I even worried that Louis [...]

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Dip Dyed Wooden Easter Ornaments

Here in Sweden Easter is when we first get a real feeling of spring in the air. One of the traditions I love the most at this time of year is to bring branches into the home and let them bloom. A couple of weeks ago, my parents brought us some apple branches from the [...]

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Easter Chick Cake Pops

Cake pops are a fun addition to any celebration, so I knew that’s what I had to make for The Creative Collective’s Easter Candy theme today! Cake pops can be a little tricky but these are no-bake with very few ingredients and they are delicious. They are always a hit at any party and I’m [...]

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