Wednesday, June 29, 2016

From AM to PM with me


Lets have a little peek at my last Wednesday which was my day off from work! Woo!


Wat heb ik vorige week woensdag - een vrije dag uitgespookt?
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10:30 AM // slow breakfast
Because it was my day-off today I slept in. Always nice to able to do that! After a bit of a yoga section it was time for a slow breakfast: yogurt, dark chocolate and nuts.
12:00 - 13:00 PM // little me-time
Still starting my morning slow. I have turned on the laptop and checked my emails, blog, online shop dashboard and FB. Here I was sorta chatting with one of my favorite tv cooks: Lorraine Pascale! Do you know her? It was short but lovely - Lorraine was answering all sorts of cooking questions that people left in the message box. Me being starstriked and stunned I didn`t put any questions other than me saying hello to her and how much I love her shows and such.
13:30 PM // lunch
A rich healthy lunch: couscous with smoked salmon and lots of freshly chopped veggies!
14:00 - 16:00 PM // art
After lunch I have decided to be productive on this day-off of mine: do some artwork while I watch series! Here I was watching an anime called `Final Fantasy XV - Brotherhood` that I have found on Youtube which was on my suggestion box. I am glad it was featured in the suggestion box because this anime is pretty good! My only anime I follow these days are: Naruto, Attack on Titan and now Final Fantasy XV.

I also really should start watching GoT again. All these GoT articles links and their thumbnails on FB are pretty much spoilers, even I don`t click on the links!
17:30 PM // hanging out
Because it was my day-off I tend to have more time left too for my social part of life so I went to hang out with best friend S. Her baby sister was there too and the 3 of us were hanging out with good and serious talks and of course snacks! These mango jello in tiny cups are such nostalgic childhood snacks really.
19:45 PM // dinner
The 3 of us end our day with a long dinner at a local restaurant. I have ordered pan fried slip sole in with green mayonnaise. Friend S. also ordered the same and friend M. ordered the chicken. It was a nice dinner overall. It was fairly busy too in the restaurant proving that eating out is not for weekends only but also in any weekday too like this Wednesday of mine.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Project: Healthy Sweet Potato Chips


Sigh, the weather here in Holland has been a rollercoaster with thunder and rain, hail, more rain but also sunshine and all of this in the repeat mode. West Europe readers knows what I am talking about.

Another roller coaster happening in the EU is the unfortunate Brexit that you must have heard of. And because I don't politics at all lets quickly talk about something else: food!

Because another thing that is happening right now in the EU is the 2016 EU Football/Soccer and you always have food and drinks with sport seasons, right? Today I'm teaching you guys how to make this super easy, delicious and healthy sweet potato chips! Not just great for sport match events but basically for everything. Even on salads!


Zucht, het weer valt niet mee hè in Nederland. Typisch Nederlands weer maar dan een tikkeltje erger want de code geel en orange vliegen zo nu en dan om je oren. Niet alleen in Nederland maar ook in onze buurlanden jammerlijk.

Een ander jammerlijk (althans dat vind ik) nieuws die je vast al lang en breed gehoord heb is de Brexit. Maar laten we daar niet verder op ingaan want ik wil het namelijk vandaag hebben over eten!

Want er gebeuren nog veel meer leukere dingen in EU zoals het EK Voetbal! Ok, ok het is natuurlijk jammer dat wij NL'ers er niet bij zijn maar goed, dat mag de pret niet drukken. Bij elke sportseizoen hoort eten en drinken bij en vandaag laat ik zien hoe je gezonde en lekkere zoete aardappel chips kunt maken! Heerlijk op salades ook nog! 
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1. Wash + scour thoroughly
2. Slice thinly
This is a job for my handy little mandoline slicer!
3. Add 1 tbsp. oil and your favorite seasonings
4. Bake at preheated 160°C oven for 14 min.
5. Let it cool down a couple of minutes to gain crispyness!
Eat them like that or sprinkle them on top of your salad as (healthy) croutons! Yum!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Yarnfood: Strawberry Tart & Crowns!


At my main IG, I have posted a picture with a handful of crochet strawberries! Thank you for the many likes that I have received, perhaps you knew what I was planning to do with? Well I am about to reveal in todays post! It's a yarnfood (obvious) and one of my favorites out there actually and it's the small humble strawberry tart! Did you guessed it right?

Another thing I've been making lately are these adorable crowns. Because strawberries tend to taste the best in the summer and therefor deserves to be the kings queens of all summer fruits! Along with the watermelon, because I like to eat that too in a very hot summer. Anyway check both of works below here!


Op mijn IG pagina heb ik een foto geplaatst van deze gehaakte aardbeien. Dank jullie wel voor de leuke reacties hoor! Had je enig idee met wat ik van plan was? Ik zal het je in deze blogpost laten zien. Het is een yarnfood - namelijk een van mijn favoriete baksels bij elke bakker: de aardbeien vlaai! Daar kan je mij best voor wakker maken!

Daarnaast ben ik de laatste tijd druk bezig met het haken van kronen! Want aardbeien in de zomer heten namelijk niet voor niets de 'zomerkoningkoningin' genoemd! Scroll naar beneden toe om mijn werkjes diep in de detail de bekijken! 
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Strawberry Tart


Yarn info
Strawberry: Durable Lifestyle Katoen, Phildar Coton 3 `giraffe`
Cream: Durable Lifestyle Katoen
Crust: Phildar Coton 3 `Cuivre`
Learn how to crochet a strawberry here:
DIY: Link!

I just had to get a real strawberry tart for comparison and of course to eat it!
Ever since I was little, the strawberry tart was always my favorite at all
Not really a yarnfood but these last couple of weeks I`ve been busy making crowns! It all started with the Dutch holiday `Kingsday` where I have made a handful of orange (Dutch national color) crowns and received many positive comments about it surprisingly. I even sold some of it too! People also encouraged me to create different colors too and so I did! And for them I have specially opened up a new onlineshop, feel free to check it out too!
Link: Here!
Fun for dress up parties, cosplay and sport match events!
Learn how to create these easy colorful flags too! The DIY is here:
DIY: link!
More yarn works here at my Ravelry