so i made some Mexican BISCOCHITOS
with orange zest, anise and Cointreau
(W can´t wait to get that bottle - minus two table spoons - for Easter)
they did turn out surprisingly good
considering my baking disasters lately
then i couldn´t come up with a fun picture idea when they came out of the oven
so i gave up on it after showing them some apricot in bloom
now they are ready to be eaten
please tell me what lens to get for my Canon
those contortions just drive me mad
happy Easter everybody!


somehow i ended up splatter painting some bedclothes during the solar eclipse last week
with a bit/lot of help from a friend (and probably our small town´s most controversial ARTIST)
who actually just came over to do a bit of garden work for me
which is quite awesome
wanted to do this for a long time
since i remembered how my mother got us to paint some tableclothes way back
and those colours are quite durable - we actually used some of those more than 25 year old paint pots
also barrettes - kind of the only thing on my mind lately
as you probably know in case your following me on INSTAGRAM
i highly recommend baking Ottolenghi´s banana bread and slathering the slices with tahini
you don´t need a display of spattered fabric, primroses and catkins to enjoy it
but it sure helps with those Spring feelings
opinions are completely my own
especially since this post wasn´t sponsored by Deka colours, nor by Monki nut butters
nor by the apron and workwear industry
i wish though
and when i was done messing with paint i found THIS
now i want her wardrobe


thanks to INDEXHIBIT
Elsa and Samuel finally have a nice website
and they built it on their own

do take a look and enjoy their pictures and videos
also buy, buy, buy their stuff


so, some more PLANT HANGERS arrived
after they´ve been sold out for some weeks
be quick and get yours
but don´t worry in case you´re missing out, we´re restocking them again in the next weeks
since it´s still a bit chilly outside you might want to get yourself a BRANCH TEA WARMER too
to stay cozy and keep your tea hot
(there will only a few more produced, just a hint...)
once i scared the hell out of my sister´s half french boyfriend
by threatening to give him this flowery tableware since it´s french also
i think i remember him saying "PLEASE don´t!"
but i do like to be a bit cruel sometimes...
it has an odd way of crumbling into dust at the slightest knocking it over
also i love that jacket
even though everyone thinks i´m looking like an old sofa
it does go well with my new heavy duty apron
(tend to get my stomach dirty in the workshop)
wanted to bake some plant hanger shaped cakes for those pictures
but this turned out to be the most awful baking failure so far
they looked hideous and i spend half of a night trying not to be sick all over the place after sampling them
so you wont see any of that!
have a happy sunny sunday instead


actually i´m feeling rather sick after taking these pictures
so much sweetness and i´m definitely over "Krapfen" by now
(which simply means i overate - a lot)
dungarees however are excellent to "store" all those candy things you´ve eaten
highly recommended!
also i´m quite glad to have found this awesome vintage pudding dish last week
in case you´re not in the mood for food extravaganza and intricate home made treats
do the very un-food-blogging thing and just juice some tangerines 
(in case you don´t like the white stuff like me)
and make yourself a huge batch of strawberry pudding
then have a happy valentine´s day
and try not to throw up after eating and drinking it all!
given the festivities i´m planing on getting myself a tiny hot pink ruby
an doing some weird rose gold stuff to it
the kind that makes W go "COME ON!"
since he still has to do all the gold soldering
because i don´t have the "feeling" for it yet and turn everything into nuggets again...
dealing with a load of amounting chronic pains for over five years now
and no one can tell me so far where some of it is coming from
seems like nothing though when reading what all the others are struggling with
(and compared to what "the world" is dealing with of course)
but i still think pretty blogs and instagrams can be an oasis for the mind
as long as we know we´re all human ans show it sometimes
so enjoy all the pink and sweet out there!