The two times we went to Belgium, to Bruges and to Ghent to be exactly, we ate breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien, a place where everything you order is organic. And delicious. I already made their Hazelnut Chocolate Spread after we came back from Bruges. Well, they came up with the idea and after some experimenting I made my own version of it.
This time I made their Strawberry Crumble.
Here's the recipe:
What you need:
450 grams frozen strawberries (you can use other fruit, if you like)
3 tablespoons sugar
170 grams flower
100 grams sugar
100 grams butter
Preheat the oven on 190 degrees Celsius
Just put the strawberries in a bowl that can stand the heat of the oven and sprinkle the 3 tablespoons of sugar over it.
Mix the flower and sugar and knead the butter through so you get a crumbly dough. Divide the crumbles over the strawberries and put the bowl in the oven for 30 minutes.
We live in an little old mansion and are renovating for quite a while now. Finally the renovating of the kitchen will be coming to an end soon. We moved the kitchen to the souterrain. The kitchen is much larger now and you can enter the garden from the kitchen, which is a big pro, I think. Actually it's all pro's, except for one thing: there's a window through which every person who is passing our house can see us in our kitchen eating, cooking, watching tv and such. Maybe it's just me, but I don't like it at all to be in full sight. My husband will make shutters for the window, but has to do a lot of other jobs around the kitchen, so the shutters are somewhere in the lower regions of his to do list. For the time being I made this curtain in a frame, to stand behind the window. The cat has the same posture as my cat Sjakie, who died two years ago. It's like the cat is watching over us and that's just what Sjakie saw as his most important task in his cat life, just like a dog (actually I wouldn't be suprised if he saw himself as a dog; he loved to return things you threw away, too). Today is his day of death. May sound stupid in not-a-cat-persons' ears, but I still miss him, my little great friend.
A couple of years ago I had a little webshop where I sold hand made stuff for babies, like blankets, play mats, toys and felt letters. The shop is long closed, but sometimes I like to make one of the things I then sold and this felt letter is one of them.
As said before we are renovating our house and will get a much bigger kitchen with more storage space. So I finally have some space for these two vases I got from my husband's grandmother. I found the grey/brown color a bit dull and since I love cherry blossom (my parents had two cherry trees in their front garden, that gave the most beautiful blossom in spring) I cheered them up with some blossom. I really love the result!
My own grandmother, who died a couple of years ago, gave me a box full of china, among lots of other things. The box hasn't been unpacked before, so I was really suprised when I found this beautiful piece! The pale blue color and the contrasting white, the design, it's just perfect!
Every week I link up my crochet stuff at Annemarie's Crochet Blog and sometimes I see other people's stuff that inspire me to copy cat their self made things. A couple of weeks ago I saw some really colorful pin cushion here and since my pins end up on the floor or in the arm rest of the couch when I'm sewing, I thought it was about time I made one myself.
After making the African Flower Heart Pillow I still didn't have enough of that color combination, so I made a throw. It took a while, far longer than I normally have the patience for, but peculiar enough, for one time I finished it!
And I still haven't had enough, because when I saw a Crochet Along for another blanket I bought new yarn in the same colors and made a start. The Crochet Along will take a whole year, so it's a big question if I'm still working on the thing next year, but I will try. If you want to crochet along, too, you can find the original blog here.