Archive for October 2014 | Monthly archive page

Tiny snail

This happens if you leave your center piece outside on the table of your terrasse. The perfume of rosemary and sage leaves must have attracted this tiny snail. No wonder, already at the end of the 19th century Wilhelm Busch, a famous German poet, knew about the excellent scent of these slow moving creatures. Tastend […]

Diverted tea cups

No matter whether in full colors of autumn or in harmonic colors, whether used for tea or coffee – with a little bit of imagination and some little flowers and twigs you will make scarcely used cups shine again. They’ll look fine on your table as well as on a little side table. Simply cut […]

Mini gift box

Finally I managed to prepare the template for this lovely little gift box. It’s always the same box that can be decorated differently according to the event they’re planned for. Children will love the little turtle or the ladybeetle. The chocolate for a dear friend will feel fine in a flowery box and the voucher […]

Apple roses

To be honest – you’ll find lots of instructions in the web for these lovely cake roses. I really didn’t believe it’s that easy to make them and they simply look gorgeous. There’s no recipe necessary. Simply take commercially made puff pastry or a sweat yeast dough. (a recipe of 8oz flour makes 6 roses). […]


Autumn – that means time for potatoes, at least for most of the potato-loving Germans. In the 5th Dr. Oetker magazine named Gugelhupf I found a lovely recipe which I tried immediately. It’s perfect for autumn.