Sunday, 30 September 2012

Flower shop





If you visit Breda then you have to go to V&V Bloemen en Wonen 
It's a very beautiful flower shop! In every corner you can find something inspiring for your home. Beautiful fresh flowers, brocante and a lovely collection of vases.






Saturday, 29 September 2012

Workplace

 


 (images via Pinterest)
 
Inspiration for my own workplace at home.
Need to find a new (old) desk!
 




Monday, 24 September 2012

Holiday

 
Just some pictures of our holiday in hotel Vilalara in Portugal .
Life isn't so bad...:-)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Photoshoot at the pool. Was fun to watch :-)
 
Manicure at the spa
 
Celebrating my boyfriend's birthday 
 
 
 

Nice birthday surprise of Vilalara.
Chocolate cake and bubbles
 
 
 

Our room outside
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Wedding






Yesterday we had a friend's wedding. I wore high heels which I actually instantly regretted. But it was a great party so I danced the whole evening/night! And...I caught the bouquet...
without making any strange moves :-)



Thursday, 13 September 2012

Nectarine Upside-Down Cake


I really need to try this recipe...

Ingredients
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dark-brown sugar
  • 4 cups frozen nectarines, thawed and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 170C. Place 4 tablespoons butter in a 9-inch round cake pan (2 inches deep) and melt in oven. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter.
  2. With two double-thick layers of paper towels, press as much liquid as possible out of nectarines. Arrange fruit in an even layer in pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat 6 tablespoons butter on high until light and fluffy. Add granulated sugar and beat until well combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time, scraping down bowl as needed. Beat in vanilla. With mixer on low, add flour mixture in three additions, alternating with two additions yogurt, and beat to combine.
  4. With a spatula, spread batter over nectarines. Bake until cake is dark golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 1 hour 10 minutes. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack, 15 minutes. Run a knife around edge of pan and invert cake onto a serving plate. Serve warm or at room temperature.

(via marthastewart.com)

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Monday, 10 September 2012

Madeleines

 
 
These French cakes are delicious, with just a hint of lemon. Pure and simple! 
 
Ingredients
 
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
125g icing sugar
100g plain flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
125g butter, melted and cooled
 
Preparation
 
Preheat the oven to 190 C
Grease the madeleine molds and dust it with flour.
Mix in a bowl: combine eggs, vanilla and lemon zest 5 minutes with an electric mixer on high speed.
Mix
the icing sugar gradually. Mix 5-7 minutes until it thickens and shiny.
Put the flour and baking powder together. Sift 1/4 of the flour mixture with the egg mixture and fold it gently. Spoon the remaining flour through.
Stir gently the cooled butter.
Spoon the batter into the prepared ramekins, each 3/4 full.
Bak 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven until the edges are golden and the tops spring back.
 
Bon appetit!

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Sunday


This Sunday I had all kind of plans, but instead of running around I enjoyed the sun.
That's the holiday spirit :-) 

Friday, 7 September 2012

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

LokalHeroz

This weekend I discovered a new store in Rotterdam 'LokalHeroz'.
They have beautiful collections, a inspiring interior and nice people to advise you.
Only one sad thing: it's only for men!

Watch the movie!







Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Chocolate flowers


This week I have a colorful mix of flowers on the table.
Especially the little dark flowers are great!
They smell like chocolate.
The flowers are called 'Chocolate Cosmos'.

 

Kiehl's


Last week I received my Glossy Box again!
My favourite this month is the Kiehl's Lipbalsem.
  Long-lasting and not sticky or greasy.
Love love love!