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Monthly Musings: June 2020

Monthly Musings: June 2020

Hello, friends! Welcome to another Monthly Musings post, this one easing us into June! How are we halfway through the year already? I spent a lot of time over the past few weeks moving Passionate Baker from Tumblr to WordPress & boy, what a journey! 

What We’re Eating During Lockdown

What We’re Eating During Lockdown

Sweet friends, how are you getting on? Today I thought it’d be fun to give you a little peek into our quarantine lives and share some new recipes – comforting recipes, mostly – that we’ve been eating during lockdown and that I think you might 

24 Hours in San Gimignano

24 Hours in San Gimignano

Friends, hi! Welcome to the second post in my five-part segment about all things Tuscany: 24 Hours in San Gimignano! Last month, I shared An Ode to Florence and today I’m sharing everything we loved about the hilltop town of San Gimignano.  The Historic Centre 

Monthly Musings: May 2020

Monthly Musings: May 2020

Hello sweet friends, welcome to our Monthly Musings post for May! How are you keeping? I hope this post finds you healthy & safe. While scrolling down through the blog recently I noticed something wonderful. I have been consecutively posting content now for the last 

Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Happy Wednesday, friends! We’re celebrating the blog birthday today, would you like to join us? I mean, technically, the birthday was two days ago.. but we’re running on lockdown time, which is really such a different ballgame. Eight years ago, on April 27th 2012, I 

An Ode to Florence, Italy

An Ode to Florence, Italy

Friends, hi! It’s been a hot second since I posted any travel content & I thought we could all do with a bit of armchair travelling right about now, wouldn’t you agree? Last September, Boyfriend & I went gallivanting through Tuscany on a quest to 

Pantry Baking 101

Pantry Baking 101

Sweet friends, how are you? Today marks day 34 of our social distancing efforts & I gotta be honest – it’s starting to get to me. I’m wavering just the tiniest little bit, but I can feel the effects a heck of a lot more 

Cornflake Cake; A Quarantine Bake

Cornflake Cake; A Quarantine Bake

Hi, friends! I hope this post finds you well. If it feels odd for you to be hearing from me mid-week rather than on Sunday like usual – well, it’s odd for me too, but I’ve decided to switch things up a bit. Wednesday is the 

Monthly Musings: April 2020

Monthly Musings: April 2020

Friends, hello! What a strange reality we’ve come to face in the past month. If you look back at even just my last Monthly Musings post you can see how blissfully ignorant we were of the impact Covid-19 would have on our lives. Since then, 

Roasted Pecan Apple Pie with Cinnamon Crumble; A Quarantine Pie

Roasted Pecan Apple Pie with Cinnamon Crumble; A Quarantine Pie

Sweet, sweet friends – hi! Thanks for stopping by for today’s recipe: Roasted Pecan Apple Pie with Cinnamon Crumble. Today marks the 15th day of our Covid-19 induced self-isolation. For the most part, we’re doing pretty fine. We’re keeping busy, trying to limit the number of 

Seasonal Old Fashioned with a Blood Orange Twist

Seasonal Old Fashioned with a Blood Orange Twist

Friends, hello.  I hope this post finds you safe & coping somewhat well with the current global situation.  Today’s post isn’t so much a recipe, it’s more of a reminder that time is still moving forward even if we’re stuck inside, unemployed and bored. A 

Lyon, France : The Highlights

Lyon, France : The Highlights

Hello friends! Today’s post is going to be a super quick glimpse at our time spent in Lyon, France. This was one of those rare trips where I had decided in advance that there wouldn’t be a blog post to follow, so I wasn’t pushing myself 

Blood Orange Choux au Craquelin

Blood Orange Choux au Craquelin

Hi, my name is Vicki and I’m addicted to blood oranges. I’m so glad I got that off my chest. Not only are blood oranges my favourite citrus fruit, but I’m pretty sure they’re my favourite fruit of all time. Where Boyfriend holds a special 

Monthly Musings: March 2020

Monthly Musings: March 2020

Happy first Sunday in March, friends! How are you on this fine day? We managed to sneak out for a speedy walk in between the intermittent rain showers. Before that, there were pancakes for breakfast, & shortly after we got home there was a blood 

Blood Orange Cream, A Seasonal Spread

Blood Orange Cream, A Seasonal Spread

Friends – it’s blood orange season! Let’s celebrate by making this Blood Orange Cream together, shall we? I understand you might have a few questions about this. One might be: what the heck is a Cream and why would I bother to make one? Cream 

Monthly Musings: February 2020

Monthly Musings: February 2020

Happy Sunday, dear friends! I hope this month’s dose of ramblings finds you well. Boyfriend & I are just back from a wonderful long weekend of hotel hopping, dining out, and general over-indulging right here in our very own city of Dublin. It was the 

Berlin Travel Guide | 4 Days in the German Capital

Berlin Travel Guide | 4 Days in the German Capital

Hello, sweet friends! Welcome to our very first travel guide of the decade! It took me a long while to finish off & perfect, but I hope you’ll agree with me when I say that it’s a goodie. This guide is all about one of my 

Monthly Musings: January 2020

Monthly Musings: January 2020

Happy New Year, sweet friends! Did you have a lovely restful holiday season? I hope you a) found some time to put your feet up & watch a cheesy movie & b) got a chance to get all dressed up & go out with your