maandag 28 november 2016

Enjoying autumn

Time flies when you are having fun! The last couple of have weeks have gone by in a haze: visiting Dordrecht with two sweet friends on a bright autumn day, admiring the photo's by German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh at an exhibition in the Kunsthal in my home town Rotterdam, discovering the beautiful old town of Gorinchem with my boyfriend, and baking a pie or two.  

If you like chocolate and walnuts, the pie on my photo's is perfect for you.
It's a 'heavy' pie, because of the huge amount of chocolate, nuts and cream that goes in, but the taste is delicious,  and it looks beautiful too. You can find the recipe here. Unfortunately it's in Dutch only. I tried to find a similar recipe in English, but somehow the pies all differ in size and ingredients. 

This week I will bake something special for our Sinterklaas celebration. Hopefully I can show you the recipe next time. Have you been baking too lately? Would love to hear if you have a recipe you can recommend to me!

Have a great week ahead!


Madelief x

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My photo's were taken in Dordrecht (Huis van Gijn, Huis Roodenburch), Gorinchem and Rotterdam) 


vrijdag 4 november 2016

Man at work

It's been three weeks since I last posted and left comments. Sorry about that!  It's huge fun having  a boyfriend, but I never realised he would take up so much of my time;-). I am not complaining though, oh no :-). I am enjoying myself far too much.

But as I missed the garden, taking photo's and sharing them with you, I decided to take the man with me and put him to work (he kindly offered :-). While he cut the grass,  I picked some flowers and the last tomatoes, and emptied the greenhouse.

There are still a few tasks to do, like closing off the gas supply, planting tulip bulbs and emptying my outdoor kitchen, but it won't be long before I close my garden house for winter. I will miss my little piece of paradise, but I am happy as well to spend more time indoors and get ready for Christmas.

Have a good weekend!


Madelief x

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