Success that matters: how to be your child’s sure foundation

Is there anyone else out there who feels like being a parent can be a thankless job? So much value is put on achieving, on being seen as successful, on advancing in one’s career, and on making money. Never mind  the problem of maternity and paternity leave! Compared to our European neighbors, the U.S. does … Continue reading Success that matters: how to be your child’s sure foundation

Six months blogging, 6-“monthiversary”

Dear readers, Six months have passed since I began the blogging journey. A lot has happened in my life since the day I wrote my first post, and a lot has happened here at Susy's Home and Hearth, too. You'll find 33 of my original recipes, several posts on knitted items and DIY projects, several … Continue reading Six months blogging, 6-“monthiversary”

Entertaining with the Madeleine cake: gateau madeleine

Recently my sister's fiance came to visit. I wanted to make some sort of cake or dessert to welcome him, but wasn't sure what would be best. My sister recommended a "Madeleine" cake, as she remembered eating a piece together with her fiance one time, and recalled him liking it. I have to admit that … Continue reading Entertaining with the Madeleine cake: gateau madeleine

Spring is coming and other thoughts

Hello there! Is anyone else dreaming of spring? In some areas of the world spring is already in full swing. Here, where I live, the first day of spring is fast approaching but the weather is far from "springy". We had another sprinkling of snow last night. That isn't keeping me from thinking of nice … Continue reading Spring is coming and other thoughts

Pasta asciutta with fresh tomatoes, garlic, and parsley

Pasta with fresh tomatoes and garlic

This pasta recipe is incredibly easy and very flavorful. If you'd like to switch things up a little, this is a light and fresh take on tomato pasta. Pasta of choice (enough for about 4 people)2 cups fresh tomato, 4 or 5 fresh parsley sprigs, chopped2 or 3 cloves garlic, dicedolive oil (2 Tbsp or … Continue reading Pasta asciutta with fresh tomatoes, garlic, and parsley

Swiss roll cake with raspberries and creme patisserie

Swiss roll cake with raspberries and creme patisserie

Here is my husband's favorite cake. Well, one of his top two favorite cakes. It's sweet, but not overly so; simple and classic. The homemade creme patisserie is smooth and creamy and the fresh raspberries add the perfect amount of tartness. I guarantee you, this cake is amazing! For the creme*: 1/3 cup + 1 … Continue reading Swiss roll cake with raspberries and creme patisserie