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...
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