18.4.14






dear TI kindly invited me to be part of her ZWISCHENZEIT series
i don´t do lenten resolutions but i do eat so i tried to come up with something
and since the post is in German on her blog - here it is again in English
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unfortunately that rebus doesn´t make any sense to not German speakers
(buckwheat = book beer)
also i wouldn´t recommend making yourself a buckwheat bracelet
it doesn´t keep that well
but W would like to make it in gold
just kidding
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my sister thinks buckwheat tastes at the same time boring and interesting
so it needs strong companions
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the first loose recipe:
wash and cook buckwheat according to instructions
caramelize chestnuts and spring onions
slice a pear
get some yoghurt and dries berries
or anything else you like
eat it
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in case you´re in the mood for pancakes
i´d start like that:
80g buckwheat flour
80g spelt flour
1 tea spoon baking powder
sugar and salt as you like
150ml milk
2 apples roughly grated

mix everything and add more milk or flour to get right consistency
let sit for a while
bake pancakes

eat with ricotta mixed with brown sugar and vanilla
or maple sirup

also you can use buttermilk or water instead of milk (or even beer)
or add an egg or a pad of butter
switch the apples for pears or beets
do as you like








13.4.14











bits and pieces from the last weeks
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so many wild tulips in my garden
they´re the best ones - ANDREA loves them too
got mine HERE - excellent selection and quality

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just a redness-hider
who loves a bit of lipstick and nail polish though
currently trying NAIL GLOW to hide my dirty work nails
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since i´m going to have a bit of exploratory surgery in a few weeks
i started to look for little treats to look forward to afterwards
like getting a new haircut
wearing those dangerously white  and utterly comfortably Chloe jeans
(found at TK Maxx, yay)
for as long as i´m not allowed to work in the workshop or garden
and that pretty blue scarf from MEINGEFANGEN - thank you so much, Franziska
watching my geraniums come to life again
after they´ve spent the winter in the basement
and using the rose varieties to scent my BIRTHDAY CAKE
writing something sweet using the serif cookie cutters from the flea market
making more furniture with W - the first piece is almost finished now
getting painted by E
eating more rhubarb scones with a new friend and fellow glass bead lover
wearing a lot of jewellery from the new collection
since hopefully everything will be ready and in the SHOP before the anaesthesia hits
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VANILLA RHUBARB SCONES
(slightly based on a recipe from GOOD TO THE GRAIN)
1 (generous) cup spelt flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt and vanilla
mix those dry ingredients
rub in 60 g butter or ghee with your fingertips
slice up 3 - 4 stalks of rhubarb and add them to the flour-butter mixture
quickly mix it with 3/4 cup yoghurt using a fork
the doug should be wet but not too sticky
add flour or liquid if needed
pat into a thick disc and slice into 6 wedges
bake for 18 min at 200 degree celsium
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have a wonderful Easter week
there might be some special "themed" posts coming up...








1.4.14











the nice ladies from 0941 invited me to take part in their PRIVATE SALE this week
so in case you´re from the Regensburg area
do stop by and treat yourself to some fine fashion and jewellery
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i already saved this lovely shirt for myself:)
(here i´m checking out the roof in it)
PUZZLE RINGS, CORAL PENDANTS and CHANGE EARSTUDS will be for sale there
amongst a lot of other pieces
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3. + 4.4. 11 - 19 Uhr
0941 Head Office
Domplatz 7
Hinterhof, 3. Stock




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oh, and take a look at those colour gradient muscari!
sadly that´s the only rip van winkle narcissus in my garden
but there´s a whole lot of vintage victoria primeroses
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have a wonderful spring week with lots of cherry blossoms







 

29.3.14






feeling slightly "on hold" lately
the gorgeous weather is a treat though
it´s so warm my cat likes to retreat into my shadow
and does not approve when i move around
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after talking to a lot of cat owners
mine seemed to be the sweetest creature out there
so kind and careful
probably because she get´s to be so wild around the garden
(my gardening companion thinks she´s a special breed between a monkey and a cat
since her climbing skills are so outstanding)
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lots of patient sawing
the new collection is almost finished now
and a PENDANT for RIKE adorned with a sky full of tiny stars
(+ a new addition to my moon cookie cutter collection)
thank you for all your patient "business help"
thinking about putting it in the shop now
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new shoes with shadowy dots
can´t wait to wear them
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have a sunny weekend






14.3.14











oh that glorious weather!
looks like we will have a break from all that sunshine starting this weekend
but how beautiful those weeks have been...
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a perfect start for the flea market season
strangely almost all my bargains were somehow rose coloured
a marble lamp foot and a rose/copper coloured mirror
i tried these shoes on with too thick socks
so i probably have to give them to K
unless you´ve got an idea how to shrink vintage Bally sandals a size or two
(wearing my favorite HUI HUI scarf)
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E is gone now for almost two weeks
but she left glasses full of coloured water and paint stained cloths all over the place
i quite like how the cat and i turned out
she says i´m getting more and more exhausting
being grumpy and talking endlessly about plants
but she liked that "painter´s primerose"
(i made up that name since it looks like someone draw delicate lines on the petals
probably with a LAMY fountain pen)
and to prove her right:
i´m completely enamoured with those pale yellow wild daffodils
just planted a few last fall to see how i like them
and i do very much
dreaming of a whole meadow of those now
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have a wonderful weekend