25 Februar 2011

...one - two - three more things! (;

About when my former-boyfriend proposed to me in LONDON! (;
LOVE THE LAYOUT - love the situation! (;
Supplies: fiskars cloud punch small and large,
Studio Calico Mr. Huey White & stamps,
Basic Grey Metropolitan paper cut for the silhouette,
real wood veneer

And two recent birthday cards
This one for my mother-in-law accompanied
by a real matching bunch of flowers.
It's a pop-up-card.

And a man-ly birthday card for my man! (;
Supplies: PP October Afternoon, ribbon American Crafts,
stamps Studio Calico

Good night!


I've started a little project lately:

I've decided that I want to cook with vegetables that
I have never eaten or cooked before.
My mum has always cooked fresh every single day of my life!
(except for a very few days)
And since my man and I moved together 10 years ago,
I have been freshly cooking most of our meals, too.
Only exceptionally we buy ready-made food
(like pizza, "tarte flambée" or fish fingers)
for example when we don't have the energy to
cook after returning home late from work.

So, I started this project a few weeks ago and the
first vegetable was savoy cabbage.
We really loved it! It was so yummy that we'll have
it again tomorrow - I just bought another organic head.

But today's veggie was: fresh young organic spinach.
(I'm also quite new to pumpkin that accompanied the spinach today,
just started to eat it end of last year AND LOVE IT!)

Here are my ingredients:
...onion, garlic, pine nuts and parmiggiano....
 ...young fresh organic spinach and a slice of hokkaido pumpkin...
... and organic Penne-pasta. 
 I chopped onion, garlic and pumpkin and roasted them together with the pine nuts.
Then I added some milk, chopped parmiggiano and spinach.
 After a few minutes I added ground pepper and
some instant vegetable broth and the pasta.
It was soooooo easy and soooooo yummy!
I think from now on - I will prefer fresh
spinach to the frozen one I used to buy!

LESSON LEARNED - another vegetable added to the menu! (;
So this weekend we'll have savoy cabbage once again
and these pretties (their German name is
"Butterrübe" - butter beet/turnip -
I didn't find a translation or wikipedia-article.
We'll see how they will taste!

Have a nice evening!

Hello blogger-world – HELLO WEEKEND!!!

Not the best start into the weekend to be honest
- I started it today with a visit @ the dentists...
I had another appointment on Monday this week, where he revealed
to me that the tooth needed a crown... GREAT...
This morning they called me that it was already finished and
delivered from the dental laboratory and so I got an appointment @ 5 p.m.
The crown was put in and then there was a small thing that he had not
finished on Monday, he looked at it again and saw,
that he couldn't just fill it,
I'm just saving money for the wedding and
don't want to pay a little fortune to the dentist... ); 
Yeah, but such is life...

On to nicer things! (;

I crafted a simple card for my aunt who will celebrate
her birthday on Monday. Not really a patterned paper that I would
have bought, but I received the paper
for free from lovely Papierwerkstatt, when I ordered some other papers
and the border-punch I used here.
And I think she will love the colors! (;

I hope I will have some time to craft something this weekend!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!