donderdag 19 oktober 2017

Waldorf and Tomato Bread



A little peek at our Autumn nature table, mom made some new Waldorf decorations for it. A berry gnome and two little squirrels. Can you spot them in the picture? Aswell as some Fly Agaric’s with acorn stems. They really are delightful and we all enjoy looking at them here at Pale Rose, so I thought to share them with you aswell...

maandag 16 oktober 2017

Cooking like a Snail



Sometimes cooking with lots of steps and ingredients is going at the pace of a snail. But today we, mom and me, worked together and before we knew it it was ready to serve. We made little mushroom tartelettes. With amongst other things, sundried tomatoes, white beans and pinenuts in them. It took some time but spending said time with my mom is always the best...

vrijdag 13 oktober 2017

What a Peach !



Charlotte brings such joy and light into our cottage & when there is but a bit of sunshine she knows where to find it. Charlotte lays down in its rays, gets really relaxed and is open to cozy cuddles. How amazing to have such quality time together, it makes me relaxed too. She  is such a delightful and adorable little “peach”...

dinsdag 10 oktober 2017

A Basket Full


Before all the rain we’ve had, mom picked the orange lanterns we have growing in our cottage garden. A large harvest it is this year, enough to fill our big Bolga basket. Don’t they look pretty all together?! I certanly think so :)

zaterdag 7 oktober 2017

Pancake Plant & Veggie Fries



It’s been a quiet week here at Pale Rose cottage. Autumn is setting in with speed. Lots of rain, a few moments of sunshine. Which we take advantage of. For Winter is sooner here than you think. On the coffeetable we have our Pancake Plants, I don’t know what you call them in English. And when the sun is shining we place them in it. Which made them grow from seedling with speed to what they are now. Outside leaves are turning yellow and orange...

woensdag 4 oktober 2017

Pancakes on a Bookcase




It’s a special day today, World Animal. Besides spoiling our beloved Charlotte, we decided to spoil ourselves aswell. By baking pancakes => one of  my favorites :D The recipe stated to serve them with syrup and crispy bacon. But as you know, we are vegetarians & we left that bit out. The sun shines a little bit through the windows here at Pale Rose cottage & we are not the only ones enjoying it....

vrijdag 29 september 2017

St Michael & Carrots



As you might know it’s St Michaels day today & though we have skipped baking a dragonbread this year. Due to health issues I won’t bother you with. We did get creative with autumn finds, some beeswax and cotton yarn in a true Waldorph style...

donderdag 28 september 2017

A Smooth(ie) Toast



Life at Pale Rose is always wonderful, but how you feel about life in general can vary. As it does for most of us I imagine. I’ve been struggeling with feeling a bit blue & though I like to keep things positive, it can be challenging at times...

maandag 25 september 2017

Sunflower & Coconut Macaroons



The sunflowers mom has planted as seeds in the garden have grown and started to flower. Not all flowers have the original yellow petals but a few, like the one in the photo, are a beautiful burned orange that stands out agains the green background...

vrijdag 22 september 2017

Chill Courgette Cakes



Autumn has begon yesterday and it's noticable here at Pale Rose cottage. The heating has been on & still our toes are cold aswell as the tips of our noses. Dear Charlotte is also feeling the chill & likes to be wrapped up, like the bundle of joy that she is...

dinsdag 19 september 2017

Orange Porridge at Mansfield Park


There is nothing like reading one of your favorite books again. The familiar words you love, the story you're looking forward to unfold onve more. And what would be better than to take it with you to the breakfast table, laying it down beside a bowl of delightfulness. Impatiently waiting while at the same time being conphortable there while you enjoy your breakfast...

vrijdag 15 september 2017

Dolls and Delights

With all the rain we've been rather cosy inside Pale Rose Cottage. We lighted a candle, drank chammomile tea & ate chocolate biscuits while we crafted. Well, I did anyway. Mom's been knitting new socks & I, as you can see in the photo, have been busy sewing dolls...

woensdag 13 september 2017

Growing Veg




We harvested a mini courgette and a couple of tomatoes from Pale Roses garden. Probably the last as its getting colder every day. Autumn is drawing near...

zondag 10 september 2017

Blueberries & other Treasures





A delightful treat we had on this rainy day, a cup of fresh blueberries. Little sweet treasures that I really love and they brought the sunshine inside Pale Rose cottage. Just like the other beautiful things I get to see every day...

donderdag 7 september 2017

A Red Currant Salad



We've had a courgette and lots of small tomatoes from Pale Rose's garden. No, sadly de plump ones in the picture are not homegrown. But we've had a lovely salad with fresh parsley from the kitchen. It wasn't the only salad we've had this week. As I borrowed a salad cookbook from the library...

maandag 4 september 2017

Dikkertjes and a Fruity drink



Guess what we made for lunch? Ok, so that wasn't a difficult question. If you've read the headline of this post. But I will say it once more, we made dikkertjes, small Dutch pancakes a family favorite. I was going to have them with a dollop of lemoncurd, my favorite :) Also a delicious Earl Grey tea. In the afternoon, not long after lunch we had another wonderful drink...

vrijdag 1 september 2017

Charlotte & Cherryjuice


It might not be as hot all the time as the weatherman predicted this summer to be. But a cooling refreshment is always welcome, isn't it?! Even if there is a bit of rain and lightnin going on. We had an apple and cherry juice just as in this old photo, a pretty red color & we where not the only ones who enjoyed themselves...

dinsdag 29 augustus 2017

Hot weather, Cool salad



The sun is shining bright today and oh it's so incredibley warm here. We have the fan on and it's still too much for us at Pale Rose cottage. Sadly there is no airconditioning, so we try to keep cool in other ways...

zondag 27 augustus 2017

Visiting my Sister



Some time ago we went to visit my sister. It had been too long since we last saw each other. She had loads of things to tell us & made a delicious vegan salad for dinner. With eggplant, courgette, quinoa and mint amongst other things....

donderdag 24 augustus 2017

Blooms & American Pancakes




We got a lovely surprise, one of our plants, I don't know its name in English. Do you? Suddenly it had a fabulous big flower which gave a wonderfuk scent! It has never bloomed before, so it was a great delight to spot it while watering :)

zondag 20 augustus 2017

Breakfast & Beetroots



We had breakfast at that Swedish store that sells furniture this week. Something we don't do very often, usually we get up early and have a homemade breakfast. Which I prefer, but sometimes it's fun to "eat out" and this is a simple way to combine shopping and eating....

dinsdag 15 augustus 2017

Sheeps and Berries



Going groceries shopping, we spotted a flock of sheep grazing at the side of the canal. Tried to pet one but they wandered a little too far from the fence. But I still really enjoyed looking at them...

zaterdag 12 augustus 2017

Waldorf Shell Baby's


Mom's been busy crafting again and she made these two adorable Waldorf Shell Baby's. To go with the pretty card and our piece of corral...

dinsdag 8 augustus 2017

Cat Day


We have a day every year on which we celebrate our pets, but it was only a few weeks ago I learned that there is an international Cat-day aswell. Time to celebrate our beloved Charlotte....

vrijdag 4 augustus 2017

Sunflower Bake Day



Sometimes you just have to put on your apron, step into the kitchen and bake. I'm trying hard to keep my depression under control and "forcing" yourself to do things you used to love, like baking...

maandag 31 juli 2017

Shells & Bread


It's summertime and the nature table is decorated with seashells. We have a lively collection of beauties :) Couldn't resist sharing them with you...

vrijdag 28 juli 2017

a Naked Salad



Salad season seems to be in full bloom here at Pale Rose cottage. We have made three different salads this week & at the charity shop I also bought a salad cookbook. So I'm sure we will try out many new salad recipes

dinsdag 25 juli 2017

Charlotte & Kaiser Buns


Is our beloved Charlotte not adorable in this picture?!! Resting her head on her backleg :) Super sweet. I notice that I spend more time close to her, because she makes my heart melt a little.


vrijdag 21 juli 2017

A Sunny Pizza


Cooking is such a great hobby & you get the bonus of having tasty food to enjoy. This week we had pizza, the homemade variety...

dinsdag 18 juli 2017

Remembering Jane




Today its 200 years ago that my favorite writer, Jane Austen died. So guess what I'm doing tonight in honer of her?

maandag 17 juli 2017

Herbs & a Quinoa salad



After warm days we had rain and a couple of days ago lightening. Luckily we had picked our herbs from Pale Rose's garden, ready for use. We made mint tea and I tried a new recipe for a Quinoa salad with cucumber, orange zest, dried plums and goatscheese. It was an instant hit at our cottage and it cheered me up a bit...

dinsdag 11 juli 2017

Sleap tea and my Plant



As you know we, the ladies living at Pale Rose cottage, love their tea. Strong English tea or a light herbal variety. It's all rather good, but something that is less than favorable is Mom's lack of sleep. She cannot go into a deep sleep of late, she is awake every 2-3 hours :( So before we try to go to sleep we drink bedtime tea, with lavender...

zondag 9 juli 2017

Fab Falafel


Being a vegetarian it's "easy" to get ready made meat replacements in the local shop. But here at Pale Rose Cottage we are huge fans of everything homemade! So when the sun was out, our time our own & dinner almost due. We put on an apron and made some Falafel and garlic sauce.


donderdag 6 juli 2017

Peonies and American Pancakes


Look at the gorgeous flowers we have on our coffeetable here at the cottage. Picked from our garden and so beautiful you wish they would keep forever. Though pink is not my favorite color, that would be yellow. I am captivated  by it's intensity and yet the delicacy of the petals..

maandag 3 juli 2017

Flowers and Biscuits


Sometimes you just want to have a moment where you indulge yourself with your favorite things. Flowers on the table, a cup of tea with a biscuit...

vrijdag 30 juni 2017

Apple tea & Polenta


Just a quick two photo's from Pale Rose cottage. I'm feeling a bit better but it's not completely gone. We drank some warming apple tea with cinnamon this morning. Which I could actually taste, a few days ago it might have been another story...

dinsdag 27 juni 2017

Strawberry salad and Sleeping a lot


Still feeling poorly, the past few dats I've been sleeping a lot. But mom made us a lovely new dish, a strawberry salad with goatscheese and a lemon dressing. Halve of my nose is closed up, yet I really enjoyed this new recipe!

zaterdag 24 juni 2017

Pink clouds and Strawberries



Some plants in Pale Rose's garden are now at their best. Braving the warm weather they are in full bloom. Like this one, I don't know its name in English. But it looks to me like a giant pink cloud :D

woensdag 21 juni 2017

Painting the Sun Yellow



The summer is officially here & so we decorated the cottage in yellow. Which is my favorite color. The scales are always on display here, but I got the lemoncurd from the pantry and put it in sight....

zondag 18 juni 2017

Elderflower & Pudding dish


The hedgrows in our village have the odd Elderflower growing there amongst. And during a walk we picked a few of it's flowers. To make Elderflower water, we just washed them briefly. Put in a jar with water abd the juice of a lemon. Leave to rest on the kitchen counter or in fridge & sif before use...

donderdag 15 juni 2017

Clovers, a Kitten and pretty Pasta


A walk in de park turned into picking clovers for our cottage this week. The grass might be mowed down at any moment and these beautiful purple flowers really brighten up a shelve in oud diningroom area...

maandag 12 juni 2017

Frog, Socks and Applejuice



Look at this little fellow, a knitted frog :) Moms latest project, now in a beautiful spot on our nature table. But in this picture he "jumps" on my leg. I would never have dared a real frog to sit on my lap, but this one is harmless and friendly ;)

vrijdag 9 juni 2017

Rhubarb and Lentil pate


We've been busy in Pale Roses kitchen, which is always great.  On days when it was not so hot or so windy & we stayed at home. We made sweetened rhubarb, by putting cubes of the veg in a dish with water and honey. Soften it in the oven & serving it in our yoghurt. In the background you spot our new plant an AloĆ« Vera...


maandag 5 juni 2017

A cat and a Cake



I love to bake and eat a homemade cake. So when it was a little cooler, we had a spot if rain.  I made a ginger and prune sunflower cake :) A family favorite recipe...

vrijdag 2 juni 2017

Poppies and "Freshness"


The sun is still shining and the flowerseeds we spread in the garden of Pale Rose have already started to bloom. Like these poppies, we picked them for it's a wonderful thing to have fresh flowers from the garden in our cottage livingroom...

dinsdag 30 mei 2017

Warm weather & Soup


It's so warm here in the village where Pale Rose cottage stands. We had the windows open and it made no difference at all. We ate lots of salads and summer fruits. We drank lots of water and had a movienight or two.

vrijdag 26 mei 2017

Fairies and a French meal



Mom has been busy crafting again, making a beautiful waldorf silk rainbow of fairies. A fiddely job, all those small seams. But so worth it, as it brings a rainbow of color and delight to Pale Rose cottage...

dinsdag 23 mei 2017

What's Cooking




We've been busy in the kitchen at the beginning of this week. Trying out new recipes and making a few trusted favorites. Like my moms raisinbread, seen in picture. A big hit at Pale Rose cottage!

zaterdag 20 mei 2017

Miss lemon the Survivor





Do you remember Miss Lemon? Our lemon plant that we grew from a plump seed? She has grown significantley this past year & even survived Charlotte accidenteley pushing her of the windowsill of Pale Rose cottage...

zondag 14 mei 2017

Happy Mothersday !!




It's mothersday today & we were so happy to be together again as a family. You see my sister surprised us with her visit. It wasn't planned and the three of us at Pale Rose, plus our Charlotte, all very much appreciated it. We cooked together, at blueberries, talked and laughed, such a nice time we had!!

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