Posts Tagged ‘autumn’

Easy-Peasy DIY Cheese Box Lantern

It’s only a few days to go until the festival of St Martin. Not a festival that is celebrated in Scotland, but it’s very popular in Germany and luckily the German Church in Edinburgh commemorates it every year, so the boys don’t need to miss out. The main highlight for the kids, is the lantern […] Read more…

Guising & Turnip Lanterns – Scottish Hallowe’en

I love Hallowe’en! As you can probably tell, from the blog and my Instagram over the last couple of weeks. In Germany, Hallowe’en is not traditionally celebrated. When I went to high school there, is was virtually unknown, though in recent years it has gained in popularity, mostly in the form of a US import, […] Read more…

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Cupcakes

So, I hope you liked my Hallowe’en pumpkin soup recipe from earlier in the week! The second recipe I want to share with you this week, are my mouth watering pumpkin spice chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting! Ingredients (gluten free) For the cupcakes (makes 12) 125g butter 135g brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon […] Read more…

Family Recipe: Mama’s Apfelkuchen (GF)

In case you’ve all been wondering what we did with the remainder of the apples we picked at Craigie’s Farm a couple of weeks ago, I have one more, magnificent apple recipe for you! Although most of the credit for this recipe goes to my mum, I’ve only adapted it a little. This cake, heaped […] Read more…

Parsnip & Apple Soup

At the risk of this turning in to a ‘soup of the week’ feature, I wanted to share another soup recipe with you. Parnsip and apple is one of my favourite flavour combinations for soup. In the past I’ve made this with cooking apples, which are a lot more tart, but since we are still […] Read more…

A Simple & Yummy Apple Crumble

Earlier this week, I posted about our apple picking trip to Craigie’s Farm near Edinburgh, and I promised to share my apple crumble recipe with you. Well, here it is. It’s very simple – no faffing about – but super yummy, even if I do say so myself. And while nothing beats eating home made […] Read more…

{Edinburgh} Pick Your Own at Craigie’s Farm

Every year, I have been looking on with a little envy at the pictures of apple picking and pumpkin patch outings filling up my social media streams. Last year, we visited the US during October and got within reach of an all-American pumpkin patch, but ultimately sadly couldn’t make it there. So when I heard […] Read more…

10 Things We Love About Autumn

Autumn has been skulking around for a couple of weeks now, but today is the Autumnal Equinox in the UK and I think it’s safe to officially say: Autumn is here! And I could not be happier, since it is my favourite season. My boys really love Autumn too, so I thought I’d share some […] Read more…

5 Great Picture Books to Welcome Autumn

With Autumn firmly on our doorstep, I thought I’d share some of our favourite seasonal pictures books for the most wonderful time of the year! Since we now have not one, but two local libraries with children’s sections nearby, we have been making a lot more use of our library membership, so you’ll be finding a […] Read more…

Butternut Squash Soup

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll already know I’m over the moon that Autumn is on our doorstep. It’s my favourite time of the year, and yesterday we got in to the seasonal mood by combining two of my favourite Autumn things for dinner: soup and pumpkin. Well, butternut squash, but they are from […] Read more…

Apple & Almond Oat Cookies (GF)

When temperatures plummet and those crisp Autumn days really start kicking in, there’s nothing better to come home after a walk in the park than some yummy home baked cookies. We made these apple and almond cookies last weekend and the whole family loved them – they didn’t last long! Ingredients 100g dried apples 150ml […] Read more…

Autumn Crafts: Chestnut Creatures

It’s been three years since we last did some Autumn crafts with chestnuts, but now that we have a massive chestnut tree in our yard, since moving house last year, we really no longer have an excuse not to. We already collected a great big bag full of shiny chestnuts the other week, then ended […] Read more…

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