My first greenhouse

When we moved to the country, I was so excited about my own little greenhouse. I was planning it from the month of January, and it was still 5 months to go. The winter storms and the cold continued almost to the time we started to put together the planter boxes. It was very exciting…

Midsummer bonfire with bbq

Midsummer is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice. Estonian celebrate the midsummer day on the Eve of 23rd of June. It´s a big party day! Since 1934, June 23 is also national Victory Day of Estonia and both 23rd and 24th…

New book

A lot has happened to me over the few years I have been gone from this site. I am no longer a city girl, we moved to the country….but more exciting news is……I think I am ready to bake again!!! I felt it yesterday and I feel it today for sure. With a little inspiration…

Hannah’s Strawberry muffins

Life in tiny Lake Eden, Minnesota, is usually pleasantly uneventful. Lately, though, it seems everyone has more than their fair share of drama–especially the Swensen family. With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can hardly find the time to think about her bakery–let alone the town’s most recent murder.  .  . I just finished…