dinsdag 20 december 2016

Almost ready for the Holidays

Here at Pale Rose cottage, mom and I have been busy planning for the holidays. We have been trying out recipes, comming up with menu suggestions. I have bought a new Christmas movie that we can watch after dinner, during tea & non holiday related we baked apple dumplings...

woensdag 14 december 2016

Out Shopping & Pretzles

A small glimps of my cookbook collection which is ever growing. I cannot pass a secondhand shop and have a nose through their cookbook section. This is how I aquired most of my books :) The price is friendly and I spot so many good recipes...

woensdag 7 december 2016

Tilda and my new socks

With so much crafting going on at the cottage, I had to join in. Made a Tilda doll which is now sitting on the cubboard in my room. I used plum colors and the skirt is of a silky material.The top has a small pattern & I really like how the doll turned out :)

maandag 28 november 2016

Tummetott, the fox & Chinese salad

Here it is, our new wreath with Tomte Tummetott and the Fox. My mom needlefelted them after the famous book. Are they not adorable? I think they are :) They will stand beautifully on our coffeetable during the festive season!

dinsdag 22 november 2016

Pine child & Pumpkin soup

As I told you in my previous post, my mom has been busy crafting. Shortly after our visit at the hospital for pain treatment, she got the creative bug & made this gorgeous flowerchild, a Pine cone doll...

donderdag 17 november 2016

Baking poffertjes

In memory of my Grandmother we made poffertjes, a real Dutch treat that Grandma and I made at her home together. It's been many years since she passed, but I love cooking dishes that we shared together...

vrijdag 11 november 2016

St Martins day at Pale Rose

It's St Martins day as you might know and even though in the villege where Pale Rose stands nothing is done this year to celebrate it. Here at the cottage we plan to bake pancakes and have decorated our nature table accordingly...

woensdag 9 november 2016

Tarte Tatin, oh so fin

When you buy a new cookbook, even if it's not a brand new one. You cannot wait to try out a recipe or two. That is exactly what happened at Pale Rose. Mom, dad and I went to a quaint shop that only sells secondhand items. And it wasn't long before I spotted the cookbook section :)

zondag 6 november 2016

The Emotional meal

Here at Pale Rose we gave a recorder. Which records programs on tv that I want to watch sometime, not particulary when they are on live. One of those shows I recorded was the delicious miss Dahl.
I saw it years ago when it first cane out on the telly. But as there is very little on & I remembered it as a nice program desided to rewatch it today...

woensdag 2 november 2016

Dried apples & Paper bags

We've been busy bees here at Pale Rose. At the farmshop here in the village we bought apples that keep long. Lots of apples in fact, too many apples perhaps. But nothing gets wasted here at the cottage...

zaterdag 29 oktober 2016

You know it's Autumn when...

Hello, just a quick post today. You really know it's autumn when you water your plants & spot a tiny super cute mushroom growing beside it :)

woensdag 26 oktober 2016

Celebrating my Birthday

It's a few days ago now, 5 to be exact, and I celebrated another birthday. Been wanting to share it with you and finally found the time to do so. Last friday I put on my new sweater. Styled my hair straight, not an everyday event I shyly admit. And got congratulated with tea and chocolate biscuits. Mom had asked me what cake I wanted her to bake, but I decided to go for the "healthier" option of just a biscuit, covered in chocolate...

woensdag 19 oktober 2016

Apple a Day

Lots of people are suffering from colds, but not us here at Pale Rose cottage. We wear warm clothes and what may be our secret... We eat a baked  apple a day.

zondag 16 oktober 2016

Movie, Chocolate chip & me

Is it me or has the temperature suddenly dropped? One day, only a good week ago, I was wearing nothing but a tshirt and the next day my winter boots came on. Time for some cozy moments at the cottage with mom :)

dinsdag 11 oktober 2016

Vegetarian Goulash

During one of our shopping trips to the secondhand bookshop, I found a gem :) A vegeatrian cookbook with a recipe for goulash. Mom had dreamed of a goulash almost ever since we became a vegetarian a good many years ago. But a recipe was never found or looked for with vigor...

woensdag 27 juli 2016

Pale Rose

It's really summer, warm temperatures and frozen berries where aplenty here at Pale Rose...

woensdag 13 juli 2016

maandag 11 juli 2016

A cup of Sunshine

It's "officially" summer if you got your sundress on & are sitting in the garden, drinking  a glass of fresh orangejuice. Here at Pale Rose Cottage are we enjoying the sunshine, after a lot of rain yesterday.

donderdag 24 maart 2016

Looking Forward

The weather has been grey, a few drops of rain. And life at Pale Rose is going on as usual. Easter is coming soon, as is my sisters birthday & we are looking forward to spending time together at her home...

donderdag 17 maart 2016

Happy St Pats

Today it's St Patricks day and here at Pale Rose Cotage we are celebrating by eating cabbage, but not the green variety. We are being a bit more "creative" and less traditional by  eating red cabbage with apple and raisins in it.

donderdag 10 maart 2016

Early Pancakes & Reading Jane

On the 18th this month Pancake day will be celebrated again I read on the internet. But here at Pale Rose cottage we could not wait till then. So I made  a batter, heated the pan and got baking! It would not take long before the delicious smell of fresh pancakes started to float through the air...

donderdag 3 maart 2016

Quietly Baking

It's been a quiet week so far, we have spend a lot of time together as a family. Reorganized some closets, a bit of an early spring clean. Been to the shops to buy a few things & mom and I baked bread together in my pretty tins, see picture above.

donderdag 25 februari 2016

Mother Earth and all it's Blooms

Hello again, gosh another week past since my last post. We've had loads of rain in the village where Pale Rose Cottage stands and wind too. But for many bulbs residing in our cottage garden it did nog matter at all. They are strong and resilliant. They flower, even in this stormy weather...

donderdag 18 februari 2016

A day with the Family

We had a wonderful familyday, as my dad celebrated another birthday last week. My sister had come over and there was so much to talk about. She had brought a bag full of fruit aswell as a cookbook & suggested we make dried fruit snacks, a recipe in her cookbook, from it together. My sister did not need to ask me twice & so we stepped into the kitchen of Pale Rose Cottage and got cooking...

donderdag 11 februari 2016

Cupcakes, just for me

Hello again, it's been a noise week here in the village where Pale Rose cottage stands . The villagers celebrate Carnaval, dressing up in costumes. Playing loud music & walking through the streets as a parade while doing the above. Not our cup of tea, my parents and I don't like the festivities and our Charlotte is so very frightened by it all. Time to make our own fun!

donderdag 4 februari 2016

Satesauce and snappy veg

Good day, how are you? Everything good I hope. We here at Pale Rose cottage are doing surprisingly well today. Last tuesday mom and I both got some paintreatment in the hospital and to my delight I felt good enough today to try a new recipe the next day...

donderdag 28 januari 2016

Warm Tomatoes and Cold feet

Above a picture of our Nature Table. It's getting busy with rootchildren, bulbs and snowdrops. We have been really warm weather and in our garden here at Pale Rose cottage they are in full bloom. What a cheerful sight :)

donderdag 21 januari 2016

Quark Cakes and Hair

I tried a new recipe, mini quark pancakes. I have never made them before and was interested to see how they would turn out. So I made a plate full of them and we had them for lunch. The pancakes were lovely, then I quickly had a shower, washed my hair and blowdried it. And now I'm ready...

donderdag 14 januari 2016

Oh lala Polenta

Hello again, I spend a rainy day in our cottage kitchen. Well not the whole day, but for breakfast I made a rice pudding. Which was so lovely I completely forgot to take a picture of it. So sadly I cannot show it to you.

donderdag 7 januari 2016

An unexpectate Visitor

This week we had a special visitor in our cottage garden. Charlotte our lovely cat spotted the visitor first & it's unexpected arrival made her flap her tail vigorously from left to right and back again. At first we did not notice what caused her to be so excited, but then...

vrijdag 1 januari 2016

A Happy New year


A year has past since my last post and so much has happened. We have all added a year to our age, been sick and got better. Spend loads of time together and had so much fun at the cottage.
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