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Gift box ‘Lilies’

A beautiful and creative suprise.

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Martine (one of my friends) went to the Algarve in Portugal for a long weekend with her husband. This area is well-known for its beautiful sandy beaches, but that wasn’t what they were interested in at all. Luckily there’s lots more to see too. Faro is the capital of the Algarve. It’s one of the […]

Deep-fried tempura dandelion flowers

INGREDIENTS TO SERVE 8: • 2 handfuls of dandelion owers • 3 eggs • 200 g tempura our • 500 ml ice-cold water • 1 tbsp honey • 1⁄2 tbsp mustard • 1 tbsp lemon juice • 2 tbsp oil • salt and pepper • oil for frying PREPARATION Wash the dandelion owers well in […]


All you need to make a big pile of pompoms like this is wool and cotton in a range of pretty colours. You’ve probably got some lying around already. Anne got a real taste for it. She ended up making five different hangers. I was slower than her, but I did enjoy it a lot. […]

Prams through the years

Today, we are used to mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers pushing prams along. We give the parent or grandparent an encouraging smile and we might try to peep into the pram as it goes by. Sometimes there is a cuddly toy or mobile hanging down from the hood.Babies riding around in prams are nothing new. […]

David Austin’s rose gardens

You really feel like you’re in paradise here. All those colours! And it smells incredible… Read more in Daphne’s Diary 03-3019.

Cute boxes

Anne and I made these cute boxes together this week. They’re very easy and you can use them for anything you like. I’m using mine to store some beads. Anne filled hers with some sweets and a cute card, then gave it to a friend. To get the curved fold just right, it’s best to […]

Cat Poem

  Read more in Daphne’s Diary 03-3019.    

Penne with chicken and tomatoes

  Ingredients to serve 4: – 500 g penne – 400 g chicken breast – 250 g cherry tomatoes – fresh basil – salt and pepper – mixed herbs – olive oil Cook the penne according to the instructions on the pack. In the meantime, chop the chicken breast into small pieces and sprinkle it […]

Pumpkin soup

1 pumpkin 2 onions 1 litre of vegetable stock 1 peeled carrot 1 clove of garlic 1/2 leek 2 tsp curry powder 1 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp cumin 100 ml single cream Dash of oil Pumpkin seed oil Slice the pumpkin down the middle and remove the seeds. Remove the peel […]

Fried eggs on toast

Bread topped with snow peas, spinach, capers, tomato salsa, cucumber and fried eggs.

Cream of broccoli soup with coconut milk and pumpkin seeds

  500 g broccoli 1 courgette Olive oil Garlic 2 spring onions Juice of ½ lime 400 ml coconut milk 1 cube of vegetable stock 1 tsp coriander (ground) 15 g fresh mint leaves Chia seeds Linseed Pumpkin seeds   Cut the broccoli and courgette into chunks. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a […]

Fresh salmon salad

Salad containing blood orange, olives, quinoa, cucumber and grilled salmon.

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Lots of love and have a nice day, see you soon! Daphne