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Bake a Ginger Spice Cake This Weekend

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Ginger Spice Cake, illustration by Johanna Kindvall

Johanna Kindvall (my collaborator on the forthcoming book Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break) and I have a recipe up for a tasty ginger spice cake on Foodie Underground, as well as a little background on Swedish holiday baking.

Plenty of links to recipes in there, which means you now have your official weekend baking to do list! Just in time for Christmas…

Illustration: Johanna Kindvall

Written by Anna Brones

December 20, 2014 at 09:01

Gingerbread Houses

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I didn’t realize it until a few days ago, but green and sustainable gingerbread houses are definitely the “it” thing this season. Treehugger has written about them as have two other eco-concious sites Inhabitat and Grist, and even the New York Times got all excited about sustainable architecture represented in baked abodes.

Sadly, I didn’t have the time to put towards making my own version of a sustainable gingerbread house. But I’m still happy with the outcome. I guess I could lie and say that the candy canes are supposed to represent solar panels… but that wasn’t intentional.

Written by Anna Brones

December 15, 2008 at 18:32