Nov 29, 2010

Finnish spice cake.

Some of you know that I'm Finnish from reading my profile, right? Well, here is a wonderful Finnish recipe for Maustekakku, or Spice Cake. Enjoy!

Spice Cake
2/3 Cup of melted butter
2 Cups of brown sugar
3 Eggs
2 Cups of flour 
1/2 Cup of ground almonds
1 graded orange rind
1/2 tsp. of cloves
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cardamom*
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2/3 cup cream
2 tsp. baking soda

Beat together melted butter and sugar until frothy. Beat eggs, add to mixture. Stir in cream.
Combine dry ingredients together. Gradually mix with wet. Stir in ground almonds and grated orange rind. pour into tube pan that has been greased and dusted with bread crumbs. Bake @ 350 Degrees F for approximately one hour.
For small cake approximately 35 minutes.
*Cardamom is a Scandinavian spice that you can get at some grocery stores, but is usually hard to find.

Nov 27, 2010

aaand here's a tag.

A little tag made by moi. It was completely born of boredom, I must admit, but I hope you enjoy it anyway. You have to answer the questions with the FIRST letter of your FIRST name!

I am using the letter A

1. A colour: Azure
2. A book: An Apple a Day (three As!! mega score.)
3. A school subject(any type of school): Art
4. A girls name: Alexis..
5. A boy's name: Archie
6. A last name: Andrews, lol
7. A sport: Archery
8. A blog: AspenClan
9. An art supply: Art.. Supplies
10. A Gemstone: Amethest

I tag:
Akire Flickerclaw
Cherry and

Nov 22, 2010



Oh, and did I mention, I LOVE SNOW???

My back yard......

The Street......

Sylvestor, intently watching chickadees eating birdseed....

Trees and sky.......

It is November and we already have snow here is Central/Northern-ish Ontario!
I hope you are as happy about snow as I. Because snow is rather awesome.
Goodday :)

Nov 21, 2010

Tag from Olive Tree

I simply love this tag!

If I were a gemstone, I’d be an aquamarine.
If I were a scent, I’d be the scent after a heavy spring rain.
If I were a pair of shoes, I'd be slipper-shoes.
If I were the weather, I would be a thunderstorm.
If I were a facial expression, I'd be a happy face. (I know, BOR-ING)
If I were a car, I'd be a 2006 Mazda.
If I were a time of day, I’d be midnight. But that is a time of night, not day.
If were a month, I’d be December.
If I were a place, I'd be a little cottage by a lake in Northern Ontario.
If I were a liquid, I’d be clear, cold lakewater
If I were a taste, I’d be cinnamon.
If I were a sea animal, I’d be a penguin. That does count, doesn't it?.
If I were a food, I’d be chocolate cake.
If I were a color, I'd be a loud, bright azure blue.
If I were a musical instrument, I would be a ukulele.
If I were a flower, I’d be an aster.
If I were a song, I’d be Trans-Siberian Orchastra's Mad Russian's Christmas.
If I were a planet, I’d be Neptune, or Pluto.
If I were an object, I would be a funky notebook!
If I were a fruit, I'd be a strawberry!
If I were a sound, I’d be thunder.
If I were a day of the week, I’d be Saturday.

I tag:
All who consider themselves my blogger friends. (:

Hope you enjoyed this tag, it was made originally by Olive Tree.

Beautiful New Look!

'Afternoon Followers! Notice anything different? I should sure hope so! I purchased a *BEAUTIFUL* new custom template from Olive Tree. She was done in a flash!

You can check out her personal blog here,
And her blog design website here.

I just love it. Thank-you Olive Tree!


Goldenstream, sorry, I did like the button you made for me. (:

Nov 18, 2010

Tag Tuesday strikes again.

A tag for Tag Tuesday! (which was regrettably two days ago..) Given to me by Speed and originally made by Lilypetal. Thank yew, lovely people.

If you could have anything right now, what would it be?:  A pool!!! Everyone likes pools.
Do YOU have any pets of your own?:  A Lab puppy named Taffy and a kitty named Sylvestor.
Favorite Food?: Chocolate. And chocolate. Aaand chocolate cake.
Favorite Number?: Erhm, seven. Seven is good, I like seven.
Favorite after- school activity?:  Reading. Most indubiously. Yes, I made up a word.
What is your best subject in school?: Spelling and Art and English
Favorite electronic?: My iPod, because I can do anything on it.
Would you rather:
Blogger and E-mail. And Facebook.
Favorite dessert?: Ze black forest. NOM.
And last but not least, if you could create a blog with any of your blogger friends (except the friends who you already have blogs with) who would it be?: Thunderstar, we're actually creating one right now! I would also want to open up one with all my loverly Blogger friends. :)

I tag.....
Star Wars



White. Everywhere. Even the sky is white. We had our first snow! I am am so excited! Everything looks so...... Beautiful. I .....LOVE ....... NOVEMBER.

Sorry for the last post be so uninteresting and somber. Well, that's how I felt.


P.S It is a lovely pale pink day, wouldn't you agree?

Nov 11, 2010

We will remember them

Canadian flags against blue, blue sky. Poppy pins on jackets. Men in uniform. Beautiful green wreaths. A parade. A Cenotaph. Birds cheering. Pipers playing Scotland the Brave. The whole of my little northern cirty reciting in low tones,

''We will remember them.''

How was your Remembrance Day?


Nov 9, 2010

Seekers Book One - Review

I found a lovely new series yesterday, written by the Erin Hunter team who wrote the much-loved Warriors series. I purchased the first book to see what it was like, and now I think I'm in love! I finished it today, and I just brought it home it yesterday! It was lovely. Please do try it out for yourself.

Here is my blurb:

Three bear cubs, Kallik, a polar bear from Hudson Bay, Lusa, a black bear from the Vancouver Zoo, and Toklo, a grizzly from Calgary's forests are separated from their families and must survive on their own. Eventually, their paths unite and they must make an incredible journey towards the place where ice never melts and bears dance in brightly coloured lights. Guided by the Pole Star and a shape shifting grizzly named Ujurak they begin they're journey. 

I give it eight stars out of ten.

Nov 4, 2010

a quiz.

I made a ShadowFlower trivia quiz that I thought would be fun. Enjoy.

Click Here To Take My Quiz!