gluten free apple cake with agave

Once again, i baked!! wohooo!! i’m so happy i get to feed my little american friend. Today I made apple cake with agave nectar, and kayla was so inspired she made it her status AND took pictures! so i figured i couldn’t be any less by not blogging about it.

Here is the recipee! (its translated from norwegian…)


  • 2-3 apples
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sweet – half sugar and half agave is what i did
  • 0.63 cup butter
  • 0.4 cup milk
  • 1.3 cup flour (gluten free, with some almond flour)
  • 2 t-spoon baking powder
  • suger and cinnamon

Peel and cut up apples in thin slices. Mix the eggs and the sweet, then add the flour with the baking powder mixed in to it (through one of those strainer thingys so it doesn’t lump).

put it all in a cake form that has butter in it, and make a nice pattern with the apples. Then put sugar and cinnamon over it, and bake it in the middle of the oven for 40 min on 400F.

lots of sweet love, Irene

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super moist (mmm… ) banana bread

A little while back, i made banana bread. And, as you know i have to make it gluten free, and usually what happens is that things fall apart, is dry and tastes funny. But this time i won, and i made a super moist banana bread that even impressed kayla! I have a theory that it was the agave nectar that i used that made it so superb.

anyhow, i wanted to share this recipee with you guys, in case i come for a visit, and you need to serve me something good:) hehehe….

1/2 cup Agave nectar

1/3 cup grape seed oil(you can use vegetable or olive oil as a substitute)

1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 cup Mashed very ripe bananas

1/2 Cup all purpose flour

3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour (these two i just swithced with some kind of all purpose gluten free flour)

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

some chocolate chips

A pinch of cinnamon

A tad of natural yoghurt


Preheat oven to 325

In a large bowl, beat oil, agave. Add eggs and mix well. Stir in banana’s, vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Blend in chopped nuts. Spread into greased 9×5 loaf pan.

Back 55-60 minutes. Cool on wire rack 1/2 hour before slicing.


I hope you enjoy it!!


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The First of Many…

4 Friends.

Vancouver Island, Canada.

Redding, California.

and 2 together (lucky) in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Were all on a Skype conference call one night; sending recipes and photos back and forth, trying to share their lives with one another through the distance and miles, when suddenly they had a marvelous idea…we should blog TOGETHER!!!

This blog is a product of our attempt to live life together and ignore the miles between us.

May you be inspired to live connected to friends and enjoy life’s simplest pleasures.


(And yes, that is a made up word composed of a scattering of letters from our names. ahhhhh….so sentimental… and cheesy! Yes, yes, we know.)

Next time there will be a recipe and photos attached.

– Yodi (the one in Canada, otherwise known as Jodi.)

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morning inspiration

morning computer time at the back deck - with morning faces.

This is a good moment. I like those kind of moments that just happen, and suddenly i realize that “wow…. I really like this moment.” I really enjoy my mornings in my new apartment, and i consider myself blessed that this is my third year in a row where i usually never need to rush in the morning to be somewhere. Good morning inspires me, and i never want a bad one ever again. lets always Kae Myoir!


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