vrijdag 29 juli 2011

St. John's Wort

In my free time, I'm not only creative but I'm also a bit of a witch ...

So yesterday, I went for a long walk with my parents, and we collected flowers of the St. John's Wort. I then put all flowers in a jar, put some olive oil over them, and now they can stand in the window for about 3 weeks, enjoying the sunbeams. Afterwards I then sieve everything and then the oil, that has become totally red in the meantime, is perfect when having burning marks, which I sometimes managed to get when cooking ...

A little bit of that oil on the wound and you don't feel the burning mark anymore and it also heals much nicer. So when you are having these flowers also just growing for free in your roadsides, why not pick them and do something nice with them? Sometimes herbs and flowers are so much better for us than all those medicinal products ...

donderdag 28 juli 2011


Although the last year, I have not been scrapbooking anymore in such a high speed as before, due to lack of time, but I still made some stuff of course which I can show you. So let's start with "Slurp" ... with a picture from me when I was a bit under 2 years old.

As you might remember, I'm scrapbooking "my whole life" and starting from baby until now, and as you understand, I still have lots to do !!! But it's also a pleasure to see all these old pictures, and to be able to write "my story", so I'm really enjoying it. I hope you do to when I show them to you.

zaterdag 23 juli 2011

Raspberry muffins with white chocolate

They always say that being a food photographer is a difficult job, and by the look on my photo I'm sure you will agree with me ;-))

On top of that, my picture is standing on its head and I don't have a clue to get it right. I send it from my Iphone to my mail, where is came upside down. I turned it, saved it and then put into this blog text where it turned upside down again, and in this blog program I don't have a clue how I need to put it in the right direction again !! If you have any ideas or experience with that, please let me know.

Anyway, the reason why I wanted to share this was, because I have just eaten the most wonderful muffins ever ...

Yesterday, my mother found this recipe in a small advertising paper somewhere in a lost corner, and she decided to surprise me and make them for me. And boy, oh boy, they were splendid !! So therefor I would like to share the recipe with you and please, try them at home, you will not be disappointed ...

This recipe make 12 to 15 muffins.

Put the oven on at 225 degrees Celcius.

Melt 100 gr of butter and let it cool down again.

Wisk 2 eggs with 1 and 1/2 dl of sugar, and a teapoon of vanilla sugar. Put in the butter and 2 dl of milk.

Mix 4 dl of flour with 2 teaspoons of baking powder and then put this into the batter.

Take out a muffin tray, put some butter or oil in them, and then put in the batter. Take 225 gr of rasperries and 100 gr of roughly cut white chocolate, and carefully push that into the batter.

Let it bake between 10 and 15 minutes until golden brown. Then, make a cup of peppermint tea, lean back and enjoy the best muffins ever. What a joy on your tongue if you taste this !! I bet you want to start a second muffin right after the first one ;-))

vrijdag 22 juli 2011

Restart of my blog

Do you see all those little men being angry ??? They're not so happy with me because I have not been around the last year !!!

Perhaps I should give them their way, and start to work on my blog again, what do you think?

The last couple of weeks, I felt like I wanted to "speak to the world" again, and tell you some of my stories again ...

This morning I had a look at my blog again, and actually it felt nice to have a place where I gather all my hobby stuff that I have made, or see pictures of places that I have visited.

The last year, I have been very busy with work and I'm traveling all over Europe several days a week, and that's what made that my blog went at the side, lack of time. Also the scrapbooking and other handwork has been progressing at a lower pase, but still I have quit enough stuff that I could show you.

To save a bit on time, I think I will only write in english as from now. If anybody has a problem with that, just give a yell and we'll see what we can do about it.

I think I will make it official for now ... let's re-open my blog ...

Tatadadaaaaaaaa ... I hereby officially declear that this blog has opened again ...

I hope you will take the time again to visit me and leave me a little word ... !!