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A few years ago I had the chance to be part of a team that developed a series of brochures for World Vision, which were distributed as inserts of major German magazines, such as Stern, Spiegel and Focus. No other work ever made me so happy and I’m proud to know that we contributed to a significant raise in the number of people who signed up as child sponsors.
Through this work I am aware of the privilege I enjoy everyday to go shopping for food in a supermarket and to have fresh and clean water coming out of the tap, which is something that millions of people are literally dying for.
We feel helpless, but there is never too little we can do. Even if we just fight the ignorance. I also believe that food bloggers have a huge potential to influence others to make more sensible choices, reduce waste and increase the overall respect for food.
Do you remember being told not to play with food when you were a child? Well, this is one occasion were you can ignore this rule. Making potato stamps is such fun and when you use your stamps to make cards you actually save some money as well.
We used a little trick to create even shapes. Just cut away the top third of the potato and then punch a cookie cutter into it and remove the bits around the cookie cutter with a knife. It works best with big potatoes and small cookie cutters.
Once everything is removed carefully lift off the cookie cutter and you have a beautiful stamp. We used our stamps to make a card for our new little cousin and niece Mia in Australia.
This is a present I made for my little nephew. The miniature glass containers fit perfectly into the shelves of the wooden market stand he got from us as a combined birthday and Christmas present. I filled the containers with miniature candies, mainly from Haribo Starmix (my favourite) and some smarties. The Starmix candy is really cute. It comes in little bags and consists of miniature hearts, coca cola bottles, little rings and sunny side up fried eggs. I also love to use it to decorate cakes or cupcakes for children’s birthday parties.
This time of year I always miss Australia. However this year the snow came early and everything looks much prettier. For the first time in years I am happy to be here during the winter. It makes such a big difference to have the white fluffy snow instead of the muddy and grey kind we are normally used to.