This weekend, while the rain was falling hard and the wind was blowing fast, I made this drawing on my kitchen door. After four months of ongoing summer I was so looking forward to Fall, that I'm really early this year with my decorations and Fall recipes. Normally I wait until October.
September is my favorite month of the year: you can smell Fall in the air a little, but there are still a lot of beautiful, sunny days. A sort of extended summer actually. But I've had enough summer, so Fall begins now in my house. ~*~
My favorite Fall recipe is the one for speculaas. I think I've shared this recipe here many times before, but I of course I grant you this delicous cookie also because that's how I am, so here we go again. What you need:
300 grams flour
175 grams butter
150 grams brown sugar
4 table spoons speculaaskruiden (a mix of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, pepper and cloves)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 table spoons cold water What you do:
Preheat oven at 170 degrees Celsiu…
Although the weather is still good around here, in The Netherlands, the nights become a bit chillier and it's raining more often. Fall, my favorite season, is definitely in the air. After the long, hot summer we had here this year (I think it was the hottest summer of my entire life actually), I'm longing for sitting on the couch under a blanket, watching movies, burning candles, husband, kids and cats beside me on the couch and coffee with fresh baked speculaas.
To get prepared for the Fall and Winter, I'm updating our house a bit. New decorations, new cushions on the couch, new blankets for cocooning on cold winter nights. This week I made this one.
It's made of two strings of yarn, one black and one with different shades of blue, that I knitted together in moss stitch. The lower cushion is store bought.
This week I made the Pumpkin Bread not once, but twice. The first time I found the bread so delicious that I only wanted more. The second time however, the bread didn't come off as well as the first time. Also delicious, but less delicious. A bit dry or something. Maybe not enough mashed pumpkin in it. ~*~
It's time for something hearty after all the sweetness of the last weeks, so I want to make a Spanish omelette. I tried this lots and lots of time, but the omelette never came out of the skillet in one piece. But I'm stubborn and will try again this week!