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Advent calendar for cooking affectionates

A cooling rack, cooking ingredients, some kitchen tools and the corresponding recipes. All this makes a lovely advent calendar for all those who love cooking. I printed a recipe for Christmas cookies and one for cupcakes and packed up the necessary ingredients (except eggs, milk and butter) in small cellophane bags.Cookie cutters, small cake moulds, […]

Hedge reloaded

Autumn – time to make your garden winterproof and to cut the hedges. If you have a conifer or yew tree hedge you can use the cut branches for Christmas time. If you leave them outside so that they will get some rain from time to time they’ll really last until Christmas. We will take […]

Chocolate squares

Yum, yum, delicious chocolate cake. The recipee was found at Dr. Oetker’s but the reason to look for it where lots of last year’s still edible chocolate Easter bunnies and Santas. Pastry: 200g dark chocolate (bunnies and Santas) 125g butter 125g caster sugar 1 bag vanilla sugar 3 eggs 1 cup of soured cream (150g) […]

Advent calendar 2015

Looking out of the window we feel like having spring time but a look at our calendar just tells us it’s only three weeks until the 1st of December i.e. only three weeks left to finish one or maybe even several advent calendars. I’ll start with one that is done rather quickly at least if […]


Season of lights – colored leaves, beechnuts and some wild crabapples will make a nice decoration. I found these wunderful lights somewhere in the web but can’t find trace it back any more. That’s why I had to make my own template. A pentagon is the base of this tealight holder. Simply copy my template […]