Archive for October 2013 | Monthly archive page

Baked Cheese

For summer evenings we like to join around our barbecue, in winter however we prefer a fondue. This is only worth it if you invite at least some friends but not for two persons only. We love it however and last year we discovered soft cheese that can be baked directly in its splint box. […]

Homemade Crispbread

Crispbread, ideal base for a light supper. Just add some lettuce, cheese, cucumber, tomato and ready is your delicious sandwich. In a collection of recipes from Dr. Oetker I found the one for crispbread. I could hardly believe that the bread done at home would be as crispy as the one bought in a grocery. […]

Candied Walnuts

Hamster, mouse and squirrel have arranged their winter stock and I hope they left some nuts for us. I specially love these crystallized walnuts which normally we only get at Christmas markets. I found the recipe on and every time done I have to portion them in order to avoid eating the entire quantity. […]

William Boyd

Restless, published in 2006 and winning the Costa Book Award the same year. A spy thriller but not in the classical meaning. in 1976 single mother Ruth Gilmartin gets the records of her own mother. These reveal that her original name is Eva Delektorskaja and that she was working for an intelligence service during World […]

Gift Wrapping II

Every now and then we need to wrap a gift voucher. They are offered in various sizes and forms but I prefer presenting them in a more personal way. At ScrapNgal I found a wonderful instruction which doesn’t need too many tools and no special skills. Mesure the size of your voucher and draw four […]