Doin’ it for the kids

Baking the gingerbread biscuits together as a family was a firm pre-Christmas tradition throughout my childhood in Norway. And it still is. My granny (“Mormor”) did a lot of the baking with us, of which I have very fond memories. She lived till nearly 102.  I now use her rolling pin and other tools when I bake,…

Wimborne Spring Wedding Fair

This sunday I attended my very first wedding fair!! It was held at a beautiful Dorset venue; the Orangery Suite at Merley Hall. It was cold but the sun was shining, and there was a steady stream of couples and their tails of mothers, friends and children, looking for ideas for their upcoming weddings, some soon,…

Why Gingerbread…?

I make gingerbread biscuits to an authentic Norwegian recipe, decorated to suit any festive occasion. It’s traditionally something we make and eat at Christmas time in Norway, but it tastes and works well at any time of year, and keeps well. I love the flavour but also the smell when they bake, and the atmosphere…

Party Favours

Hearts for weddings, Valentine’s or a wedding anniversary. Bunnies or eggs or chicks for Easter. Or choose bagged-up mini shapes as a special treat or gift, with a colourful ribbon and a gift tag. Dinosaurs or butterflies for children’s parties – or both, and they can choose! Stick a skewer in it and you have a…

Language of love…

Yesterday marked the official beginning of spring, with the vernal equinox. It’s the season of growth, new life, and for planning weddings!!! Early summer is a popular time to get married. I’m going to the Wimborne Spring Wedding Fair on the 23rd of April to promote my gingerbread biscuits as the perfect party favour. These mini-hearts…

The Numbers

The standard 9.5cm decorated hearts which feature in most of the photos, cost £2 each. It is a crunchy, substantial biscuit, decorated with royal icing and other optional decorative detail, wrapped in a clear cellophane bag with a twist tie to seal it for freshness and a satin ribbon in your choice of colour. It can…

Wedding Favours

‘Tis the season to get married!!! Be a little different and give your guests a true taste of the North with authentic Norwegian gingerbread party favours. Simply but beautifully decorated, to suit the style of your special day.