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2013 Favorites

December 29, 2013

Congratulations to Miss Polkadot, the lucky winner of my Christmas giveaway. I’ll email you shortly and will send you your gifts as soon as possible! 🙂


2013 went by in a flash. Yet, in between of work and Uni I somehow had plenty of time to devote to reading and discovering blogs, creating recipes, taking pictures and writing posts. Instead of only mentioning my monthly favorites I’ll give you a a whole list of this year’s favorite bloggers and recipes.


Favorite blogs

London Bakes. I met Kathryn at Food Blogger Connect in London last summer after following her blog for quite some time. I haven’t met that many bloggers in real life, but once I do, reading their blog posts is even more special as I finally have a voice that goes along with the words. Kathryn’s recipes for baked deliciousness never disappoint. 

Top With Cinnamon. If you’re looking for absolutely mouth-watering recipes then Izzy’s blog is the perfect place to search. At only 17, she has a award-winning website which boasts the most incredible food photography.

Donal Skehan. As a cookbook author, Donal Skehan technically isn’t a blogger. However, he has a blog with a some of the most amazing and creative recipes. Another great source for savory and sweet recipes.

Hooked On Houses. One thing my dad and I have in common is our love for houses, interior design and decorating. Whilst I’m more of a pinner and imagine what my future house could look like, my dad’s an actual gifted decorator. He enjoys nothing more than looking at houses and thinking of ways that he could decorate our house. Hooked on Houses is a great place to find inspiration.


Favorite blog discoveries

Essiebutton. I’m a huge fan of lifestyle, beauty and fashion blogs. Surprisingly, food blogs make up a very small part of my blog feed. Estée’s blog was a new discovery this year and I’ve followed her ever since. I particularly enjoy her youtube videos and vlogs.

Joy Felicity Jane. Tania’s blog is a lifestyle blog boasting beautiful photography and bit and pieces about life.

Apartment 34. This is where I get me décor fix. As a bonus, you’ll also find recipes, travel and fashion tips.

My Ideal Home. A pin-board like blog where I find inspiration on home décor.


Favorite recipes on Health Inspirations

Dark Chocolate Soufflé.

Vanilla-Mascarpone Filled Chocolate-Quark Cupcakes. The most popular recipe on my blog.

Creamy Parmesan Soup. The most delicious and most cheesy soup you’ll ever try.

A refreshing summer cocktail. 

Liquid Antioxidants 1

Obazda. A classic Bavarian recipe, perfect for  Oktoberfest.

Almond Crusted Trout.

Almond Crusted Fish1

Poppy Seed & Lime Pancakes with Elderflower Cordial.

Lime Poppy Seed Pancakes8

Favorite blogger recipes

Apricot Salsa Quesadillas by Top With Cinnamon. 

Pebre & Taleggio Rye Sandwich by Green Kitchen Stories.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter S’mores by How Sweet It Is.

Black Pepper and Fig Loaf by London Bakes.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Kathryn December 29, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Thanks so much for the mentions Antonia – I know exactly what you mean about meeting bloggers and I hope we get to meet again in 2014! I’ve loved your blog this year and your photography has been amazing – I’m so glad that you’ve included some of my fave pics of yours in this post! I can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for you and this space : )

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