Romancing the Ordinary

zondag 16 april 2017

Happy Easter

Hi everyone,

a very Happy Easter to everyone.

Yesterday I baked my first ever carrot cake, to serve with coffee for Easter.
The recipe came from a cousin, who made the cake a few years ago and we all loved it.
I had the recipe, but never tried it, until yesterday.

It tastes as good as it looks fortunately.
It was quite some work, but it really paid off.
The family loves it.
I think I will have to make it again ;)

Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

dinsdag 4 april 2017

Pictures galore

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone is OK ?
Here in The Netherlands Spring has arrived.
I have been working in the garden and it has been wonderful weather.

Leila has grown a lot.
Here she is on an outing with us. She met one of her sisters again and they had a great time.

In the garden there are some flowers and bushes in bloom. It looks great. Spring has finally arrived.
Here's a  Lunaria annua ( we call it Judas coin in Dutch). There are some of them in the garden. They seed themselves.

This is a Loropetalum chinense Fire Dance ( we call it Witches' bush in Dutch). The flowers are such a bright pink.

This is a little cherry tree in bloom. It is a May cherry.
I hope we will have fruit this year.

A sweet smelling Viburnum Carlesii Juddii. The smell is so wonderful.
I love the pretty pink and white flowers.

The peony is growing very fast. It is a light pink one. I can't wait for it to flower again !

This is a sweetpea bush, lathyrus. It flowers each year.
It isn't scented, but the flowers are very pretty.

A wallflower in a very beautiful colour.

We went to the repair club today, which means I made some cake and slices.
This is a fruit cake and a rolled oats and raisins slice with chocolate.
The men really loved it.

Here's Leila, minding my crochet work. She loves to sit with me while I'm working.

I hope you all have a wonderful week !