Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring is in the least that is what the calender tell us

 The calender may be telling us that spring is here..but everytime I stick my nose out the door I find out we are far from it temperature wise. The sun is shining and we have been lucky enough not to have too much rain....but come on.. ende of April and I am still wearing my winter coat?
     The low temperatures have not stopped us from getting the garden ready for the season, nor did it stop us from hosting a bbq this past Friday. I had found a new recipe for burgers online(the rub I used had coffee in it!) and of course I had to try it out! Please forgive no pictures of the burgers.....we were too busy eating! Anyhow.....we may have grilled the burgers outside, but we sat down to enjoy them inside....and this is what the table looked like!

Römergläser.......the different colored wine glasses add the necessary sparkle to the tablescape. Some of the glasses I purchased on ebay...the others come from my mom

Tonights "Dish" of choice were my new dishes from my niece and nephew......

Playing with the camera lenses......

My local florist always comes through for me.....Love the flowers in this small vase from Ikea. 

Happy Tablescaping everyone...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Good Morning Everyone,

many of you have requested my carrot cake recipe. I was lucky enough to work in a bakery a few years ago where we baked many wonderful cakes and brownies and cookies. My carrot cake recipe comes from that bakery.

Carrot Cake 

Preheat oven to 180° C


6 Eggs Size Large
480 gr sugar
300 ml oil

570 gr carrots, shredded

90 gr walnuts, ground
375 gr flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1.5 teapsoons cinnamon
3 teaspoons baking soda


1. Grind walnuts
2. Shred Carrots
3. Mix all ingredients in large bowl

Bake in a 28 cm round form for 50-60 minutes.

In the meantime, you can make your decorations.

1. Grind walnuts 
2. Color buttercream orange and grean for the carrots
3. prepare the cream cheese frosting

Happy Baking Everyone...........

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Still here.........

2016 has been to put it mildly going by at rapid high speed.......every night I keep saying to myself that tomorrow "I will be on top of everything" and then another day goes by and I am still crawling my way up to the top. Do you feel like that too sometimes?

There is soo much I would like to do, soo many things I need to do and yet after a busy day at my new job....which I truly love and would not want to miss, I fall into bed exhausted.

My...I would like to DO List

1. READ all the new books I bought
2. actually read Fridays Book Club Book
3. BBQ in our outdoor kitchen
4. plant my herb garden
5. ride my bike for hours
6. scrapbook(3 projects are just waiting to be finished/started
7. Sew the pillow covers using my mom´s clothes(my mom passed away in November and the pillows are to be gifts for my nieces and nephew)

My...I need to do DO List

1. Finish the laundry
2. IRon
3. mop the floors
4. plan a menue for the week and actually follow it
5. clean the basement


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