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Made It #19

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The Baklava I made was a great success. But although the whole family liked it, I ate most of it myself. Sorry, just couldn't stop myself!  I always thought making baklava was a lot of work, but it didn't take that much time, actually.

And look at that beautiful plate that I bought a couple of years ago, when I was in Istanbul. Finally in use. 

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Next week I want to make something healthy! I found a great looking recipe with Tofu and Thai Red Curry. Sounds great to the vegetarian in me!  

Butterfly Lamp

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Now that the days, and especially the evenings, are warm enough to serve dinner outside and eat al fresco, I thought it would be nice to give the outside diner table a summery look also. A couple of years ago I bought a butterfly table cloth and to have some light later in the evening, I decorated a paper solar lamp with butterflies, to match the table cloth.





Made It #18

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Although it's almost June already, I still have the Coffee Frappe review for you. We went for a Spring Break Vacation and came back this week, which is the reason for the delay.

I only used the vanilla ice cream, the chilled coffee and the milk in the original recipe. I don't really like overly sweet things, so I skipped the syrup. And because I want the Frappe something that can be made really fast and that I can drink in between chores, standing at the kitchen counter, I didn't use whipped cream with cocoa either. Just these three ingredients in the blender for a couple of minutes and ready.


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For next week I want to make a Baklava. In our neighborhood sits a Turkish bakery where I usually get my fresh Baklava, but I always wanted to try to make my own once. 


Menorca

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Yesterday we came back from our spring vacation. We went to Menorca, my beloved island in the Mediterranean Sea. Last year we couldn't go, because the timing of school's spring holidays didn't fit up to our wishes (the holidays lasted only one week, for example, a week that actually wasn't in May but at the end of april, when it's still rather cold in Menorca and it's off season, so most things are closed), so we went to Sicily. 
It were a great two weeks, as always, and we saw a lot of things we didn't see before. I come to Menorca since I was five year old, but I still haven't see all the island has to offer. The Cova des Colom for example, an enormous cave, is something that I just discovered this year, on Pinterest.


 These little stone walls are one of the features of the island and are made by hand. Stone by stone, without any concrete or anything.




Fences like this are also a feature of the island. They're made of olive wood.






Another thing tha…

Made It #17

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Every now and then we have a family movie night in our house and this time I made the Hazelnut Orange Carrot Cupcakes to go with the coffee and tea. We all loved them, so I guess I will be making them again some day. 

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We've have some hot days here in april, and I mean really hot for april, as in 28 degrees Celsius hot,  and what I really wanted then was Coffee Frappe, but it was only this week that I came across a recipe. Could have actively searched for it of course, but before I had thought about that, I found a recipe by coincidence. So..., Coffee Frappe for next week!