Monday, 24 December 2012

Berry Red

early morning frosts still the world

air cold enough to turn your breath to great gusts of steam.

in the kitchen, you sprinkle icing sugar like frost over little christmas muffins

warm yourself by the spice of a gingerbread, or the sweetness of coconut cake filled with cherry jam.


wrap up well for a walk through the fields

then out of the oven comes an upside down cake, cranberry red and hot to the touch,

make delicious christmas presents for the ones you love

and douse the fruit cake with booze 
then sit by the fire with a brandy shot to watch the flames flicker and dance.

outside the leaves have set like glass
as the sun goes down on midwinter Christmas eve.


    Your blog is so you have twitter or fb???

    If you want some cute swedish decor inspiration...check out my blog:)

    Happy new year dear

    LOVE Maria at

    1. Thanks Maria! No I don't do twitter or fb, I'm an old fashioned girl aren't I :) But I will check out your blog as I love swedish design, particularly the Carl Larsson period. Have a Happy New Year!

  2. Your outdoor pictures are really pretty, but I'm really loving the food photos! Mmmm. It's funny that I'm still craving your bakes, even though all I've been doing is eating over the past few weeks!


    1. Ah well that is a great compliment Sabrina, thank you! A similar situation here: I've been total greedy guts eating the most rich Christmas food everyday (hello turkey and ham pie; roast pork and puddings galore) but despite being fill to bursting I still crave more! I guess that's why January brings the detox....
      Happy New Year!

  3. your blog is pure dessert porn. wiol be coming back to visit that's for sure!

    1. Thanks Maria, so glad you like it! Idle gluttony and delicious desserts are where it's at around here :)


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