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Cooking & Baking

Pear Piccalilli with Brabantia

Just before the very unexpected Corona Pandemic I was made a Brabantia Ambassador. We were supposed to have a party at the Brabantia Showroom, to launch the new ambassadors and the new products, but that didn’t happen because we had to go in lockdown. Fortunately the postman still delivered all the lovely goodies I handpicked so I could bake and cook my heart out. Did you know that Brabantia not…

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Cooking & Baking

Banana Cupcakes

I’m not a raw banana lover by nature. I don’t really like bananas as a fruit as they are rather filling. I do however love the smell and I like them stuffed in anything. I also love banana chips, Haribo banana sweets … gosh bananas are actually really bad if they are not raw. Bo does however like to eat bananas but he sometimes forgets about them and they will…

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Home & Garden

The New Loo

The ugliest room in the house is finally finished after 3 years of waiting. It only took us two weekends so I don’t really understand why we’ve kept it so long, maybe because it’s just a loo? Not any room in my home is “just a room” I love to pay attention to all the rooms even basements, pantries and broom closets as when I enter them or open a…

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Craft & DIY

Crochet Flower Coasters

This is a pattern I designed years ago but I recently discovered that it’s no longer on my site. I’ve made these coasters using linen yarn I bought from Linnet, a beautiful Japanese linen shop. Their fabrics are just gorgeous, I especially love the linen towel cloth and the linen waffle. I discovered this shop years ago and just found the yarns in a bag and had to make something.…

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Cooking & Baking

Traditional Dutch Apple Pie

I’m willing to repost some of my old posts that were lost during my server move. If there’s something you want to see back up here please let me know and I might consider reposting it. This is the recipe for a traditional Dutch apple pie. You can serve it hot or cold with whipped cream or with ice cream. Enjoy!…

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