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Autumn

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Dear readers, first of all I want to thank you for commenting, linking and showing interest in my blog, even when I was not posting anything for so long. Also thank you foodgawker and tastespotting for sending so much traffic my way.

I have been away for a while, because the last 8 weeks have been filled with sad events that took my breath away and stopped me from wanting to write about happy things. However, as always, the beauty of life itself, which can be found in so many things that are connected to food and nature, has been a great solace to me.

So today I just want to share some autumn photos with you, but I promise I will be back with another recipe soon.


Potato Stamps

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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.


Presents for children: Candy in Jars


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. It is also a nice decoration for cupcakes and cakes.


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