dinsdag 8 mei 2018

ice cream

As soon as temperature rises and it is finding it's way above 25 degrees Celsius, by my standard it's time for ice cream. Normally I buy them at the supermarket, but some time ago I got the idea to try and make it myself. The biggest hurdle was to find the right Popsicle form. I wanted a rather particular one which was hard to find, but I finally succeeded at Amazon Germany.

I started the most easy way there is, making a Water Popsicle

They also turned out very photogenic if you ask me. These one were made with water (I added a tiny bit of sugar to sweeten it somewhat)  and some pomegranate seeds. I like the way you can see the seeds through the ice. It turned out to be a colorful one

For the next one I used water with some lemon juice and added a slice of lemon into the mall.

As for the taste ...I have to be honest. They both were very refreshing but didn't have the wow factor, or gave the urge for more. But as I tried these and liked the looks of them so much I couldn't help myself starting playing with this a bit. I decided to make a very special one. 

Not for consuming at all but just for it to be pretty pretty.
My Lilly of the Valley Special

Wanting to take this a bit further and to try and make some serious ice cream I stumbled upon the Instagram  account @ShareLoveNotSecrets and discovered that Marleen has written a book about making ice cream called "altijd ijs" (always ice) You can read more about it here and while reading it it sounded not that hard at all. Uhm maybe I should try one of her recipes first and let you know how that went (me and my big mouth)

For now I just pay attention to the way it looks.

donderdag 3 mei 2018

dining table

My dining table has been with us for a long long time. And over the year it has been one of my favorite places to use for my pictures, You can almost say it was part of my photo "studio"

I showed you my coffee and tea moments on it

Sometimes even while I was poring it  ;)

There were sweets on it occasionally, 

and a whole lot of dinners and good conversations took place here. Of course a pretty table setting could always count on a picture.

It was part of all seasons activities , such as birthdays, Christmas and Easter

Both sides were used to show the world all sorts of my stills  

but I have to admit the left side was always favorite

mainly because of the big garden doors on the left which makes that the light is always the most moody on that side and I prefer that with the grey background.

so it's always been a much used place to take my Instagram pictures, especially the floral ones.

I even did my first (and only one ever) selfie and introduced myself to you while sitting at the table (not noticing than that the lamp above made it look as if I had a silly hat on!)

But now the time has come that my table and me will have to part. After our home renovation is finished it's place will be taken by a new one.  (If you are interested in her just sent me an email)

Luckily enough I have loads of pictures to remember it by.