Food: Beautiful Swiss Sweets

One of the things that I love most about my blog is that I have a space to celebrate the talents of amazing people I know. Years ago I worked with Odise in Switzerland but it was only recently that I learned about her amazing talent for cookie and cake design. I love Odise’s work because of her simple design aesthetic and the obvious care she takes in creating her sweets.

cookies, cakes and photos by Odise Mattle

Odise is based in Switzerland so of course it’s a bit of a challenge for me to get a hold of her LoveCake creations. For now, the photos will have to do!

Thanks Odise for sending these photos my way. I’ve been excited to share your work ever since I saw the first photo!

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A head start on Halloween

Okay, so I just can’t resist featuring a few Halloween things event though we’re 12 days away from the big scary night.

(I’m telling myself that you’ll need today’s cookie cutters ahead of time in order to arrive on the scene armed with themed treats.)

Behold- Halloween-shaped cookie cutters ($2.50 – $3.95 at Crate & Barrel), a fun spatula ($9.95), and a really tempting recipe for lemon and rosemary shortbread cookies (to bake with your new cutters!).

And, for the record, I haven’t tried this recipe (yet) but my default amazing go-to recipe for rosemary shortbread is here (I’m thinking that I may just add a few spoonfuls of lemon zest to my tried & true):


What Katie Ate

I really feel like I’m the last person to find out about What Katie Ate, a most amazing food blog based in Australia and written by the talented Katie Quinn Davies. The recipes are delicious as can be and they are complimented by beautiful photographs. This is one site that shouldn’t be missed.


Most recently, What Katie Ate published an absolutely gorgeous Christmas magazine (free for all of us to read!). It features beautiful menus, delicious recipes, and a food tour around Sydney, New York and elsewhere. Drizzled in are giveaways, gift ideas, and plenty of chocolate goodness! This issue should definitely be on your Christmas reading list!

We do love coffee art here on White Cabana and what would go well with coffee? Nutella cookies, I’d say. (My sister is probably drooling right now.)

If cranberries are more your thing – maybe you’d like to try out these macadamia beauties.

In addition to recipes, What Katie Ate featured a few chocolate shops in this issue and took us on a tour of some beautiful food stores and restaurants. Yum! Yum!

I just love how polenta is on this list of cupboard items. I thought only my family ate polenta.

Honestly – the 495 pages in this issue are stunning and well worth your time. Let me know what you think!

Happy cooking. Happy baking. Happy eating!

All images courtesy of What Katie Ate.


Treat: Cookies

What do you think about these cookies to sweeten up your spooky Halloween party?

Halloween sugar cookies

Via Good Housekeeping.


The Friday Five: Sweet Treats

Today’s Friday Five is all about well-designed goodies!

Squirrel cookie

Martha Stewart Treats via Dilly Dallas

Popcorn via Sunday Suppers

Designer Fries, The Cool Hunter

Yummy tiers of white via Martha Stewart

Photos courtesy of Dilly Dallas, Sunday Suppers, The Cool Hunter, This is Glamorous.


Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: No. 3

Warm your heart.

Sugar heart, 20GBP for 64, Cox & Cox

 Photo courtesy of Cox & Cox via Design-Fetish.