~Kitchen love~

All of these pictures are from last year when I discovered an amazing bread recipe through Jenmuna and some nice bread mixes from a local garden store as well..

This recipe is lovely, very lovely. {Thank you SO much for sharing, Jenmun!} It requires minimal work and the outcome is a very delicious bakery-like bread with a good crusty crust.

Mai and bread

Mai Bread

Homemade butter

With homemade butter a real treat.

Recipe from The Homemade Pantry {101 foods you can stop buying & start making}, Alana Chernila.

Also a must try! Heavenly and very simple to make!

Bread 2

Bread 3

In the past we once discovered a lovely millers store near our {former} home. Back then I made {lots of} cakes with their special cake mixes. I even did make some bread, but now I’ve come across this wonderful recipe, I think I’ll prefer this method of baking. That means bread mixes from the mill is now {again} on my wish list.. Will let you know when we’ll have some, if you’re interested in seeing some pics..

What I really wanted to share with you is a recipe I’ve found recently. I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s full of promises and red roses. I mean, seriously, have you ever seen such gorgeous pictures of the making of a loaf of bread? Only the title makes me wanna run straight ahead to the kitchen!

~Have you discovered some recipes you’d like to share? Or a cooking book you’d like to recommend?

Would love to hear!

~Kitchen love~


~Lately I’m finding my way back to baking treats more often..  These pictured above I just bought at our local supermarket.

They have a special deal every Saturday. A gentle young man stands near the entrance with a tiny table and oven nearby.

Appelflappen {as they’re called in Holland} are always nice with a cup of tea!



~My very first try on making popovers {never heard of it before}! Soulemama inspired me with her cosy picture, as always!

The recipe calls for nearly the same ingredients as for pancakes, but with a touch of butter.. And you must put them in the oven.

They’re nice for kids, served with strawberry jam and caster sugar. Although I think they would taste good with honey as well.


~Close up of my latest notebook, wherein I’m writing a selection of recipes {given to me by others or taken from old editions of the cooking magazine ‘Allerhande’}.

I also read a very special book a while ago. The author of the book added a few lovely recipes alongside her well woven story {about a granddaughter, mother and grandmother. More about the book later..}.

All those recipes couldn’t be just left in between those pages… had to write them down!


~Peek at one of the recipes, Cheesecake {below}.

Not the most perfect executed version, but I kind of like the rustic touch it has.

And the children truly enjoyed it with their friends… that’s all that matters!




~What have you been making in your kitchen lately?

Would love to hear!


Boeket 2

~Bouquet at home, early June


picking wildflowers

~Picking wildflowers with my two eldest kids


Is with wildflowers

~One of the wildflowers we picked together after dinner, that very same time



~Poppies my Hawa picked on our way to a homeschool gathering


White tree

~A lovely tree located somewhere not that far from the woods, picture taking during spring time


We just love all kinds of flowers. Which ones do you prefer?

8~30 ~~~~ Near the mill

Near the mill


~ A day in Autumn which reminds me of the special places we visited near our old home.


Today is special to me because it’s my 26th birthday. Every day is indeed a Gift from Him, filled with His Love and presence. I’m very grateful for four extraordinary gifts He has given me, namely my beloved husband and our three precious children. Although life doesn’t always come to us as we may expect or wish for in the beginning, all is good and all is Grace!

Let’s try not to forget and count His Blessings, remember His Greatness and be patient, grateful and humble.


~What are you grateful for right now?