Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Fluffy Buckwheat and Kefir Pancakes




Fluffy Buckwheat and Kefir Pancakes

3/4 cup self-raising flour
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
a pinch of salt
1 large egg
1/4 cup kefir
1 cup milk

Sift the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl. 
In a separate bowl, lightly whisk together egg, kefir and milk.
Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and mix until the batter is just combined. 
Let the batter stand for at least 30 minutes.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat and add a knob of butter. 
 Once melted, add a ladle of batter.
Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over 
and cook until both sides are golden brown.
 Repeat until all the batter is finish.
  Serve warm with butter, maple syrup and fresh fruits




Saturday, 23 September 2017

Out And About - Huntly


That is it for us this year
summer's over before we know it!
Summer this year has been a pretty washed out event.
It rained almost every other day.
meh!
So on this untypically sunny and cloudless day, 
we had to make the best of it by venturing into some unknown territory - 
well, not really... it's just a neat little town half an hour away from where we live.
A town called Huntly.
Funny how MrD and I had never made any effort to visit this town (it being quite close and all).
It was not until a friend of mine took me there for one of our walking day trips
that I became aware of this place.
It's a nice town, potentially...
It has beautiful, old and characteristic buildings.
It's obvious the town had a prosperous past...






















Monday, 11 September 2017

Out and About - RHS Rosemoor




Set deep in the luxuriant Devon countryside in the beautiful Torridge Valley,
Rosemoor occupies 65 acres of gardens and woodland.






















Monday, 4 September 2017

Beautiful Home - Monsen Residence




This beautiful recently renovated house is situated in the rural part of Aberdeenshire.
Nestled on a 3-acre piece of land, this house is surrounded by a quiet wooded area.











Our host is not only a talented interior designer and a collector of
oriental artworks and paintings,
but is also known to dabble in chinese paintings.
To add to the list,
she's an amazing cook and baker!














A special thank you to our wonderful host, Dahlia Monsen
for giving us a tour in your beautiful and charming home