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The Start Of Our Community Vegetable Garden

July 10, 2020

I’m so excited to tell you about this project – we have started a community vegetable garden! For years, I’ve been wanting to grow more of my own food. There were years where my little balcony was overgrown with huge heirloom tomato plants and beans – it was a challenge to find a spot to sit down! But surely, my long awaited dream of having an allotment space to grow vegetables, fruit & cut flowers is coming into reality and probably better than I could’ve asked for – in this post I’ll tell you all about it & how we’re getting started!

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DIY Accordion Coat Rack

June 12, 2020

It’s an understatement to say that getting a coat rack sorted after moving house is not our strongest point. It’s one of those things that seem to take FOR-EVER and I’m not even sure why! We have lived in our home for 9 months now and all that time any visitor would awkwardly throw their coat over the couch due to a lack of a better option. Anyone else recognise this or are we the only ones? But hey, we just managed to get our act together – and just in case you’re also in the ‘no coat rack’ tribe and you’d like to sort that out: I got you covered. Today I’ll be sharing a full tutorial including lots of progress photos so you can make your very own DIY accordion coat rack too.

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The Easiest Way To Clean Your Chemex

May 29, 2020

We love a good cup of coffee at our home. We often share a lovely brew in the morning together, and even our two year old wants to join in now (but not quite sure how we’ll go about that one, ha). When you source delicious coffee, it’s all the more important to brew it the right way to get the most out of those beans. And clean equipment is where that starts! For a long time I struggled to get my Chemex clean, until I figured out how simple and easy it can be. Only one simple ingredient and a little time, no scrubbing needed. Let’s get started!

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Crispy Rye Crackers with Seeds & Black Pepper

May 22, 2020

These days at home have us reaching for the snack drawer a little more than usual. Add a pregnant hungry belly to that equation and yes, we’ll admit that sometimes we need to slow it down. The amount of crackers that get eaten in this house is slightly out of control and I was kinda yearning for something a little more interesting and fulfilling than our plain crackers. But think again, what’s better than a crunchy cracker by itself or topped with yummy extra’s? I’ve decided to step up my cracker game and make some myself…and oh, it couldn’t be more fun and easy! So today it’s time for these crispy rye crackers loaded with good for you seeds and spicy pepper. Your cracker snacking will never be the same again. Promise.

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Floating Bedside Tables DIY (Thrifted & Upcycled)

May 8, 2020

Guys, I’m excited about this one. If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you might know that I’m a big fan of reusing, thrifting and second hand – and today I’m sharing my latest project. I turned some old & tired little drawer tables into the most perfect floating bedside tables that pretty much look like new…I’ll be sharing the process from start to finish with step by step pictures and instructions on how I created this look and how you can make your own!

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Moroccan Spiced Aubergine Stew with Plums and Couscous (Quick & Vegan )

May 1, 2020

Sometimes all we need is a comforting plate of food. And sometimes we also need it to be quick & uncomplicated! As a mom and wife, some of my best hacks for daily life are a good handful of recipes that are just that: simple & satisfying. The other day I happened to create one of those dishes and I knew I wanted to share it with you. A delicious hearty aubergine stew with sweet plums in tomato sauce and a simple side of couscous and green salad. It’s healthy, ready in about 25 minutes and just heart warming whatever the season!

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Koopeenkoe.nl Review

April 24, 2020

When I got asked to test and review one of koopeenkoe.nl’s meat boxes, I was totally up for it! Ever since we went vegan for a month, we decided to incorporate meat back into our diet, but only about once a week and from a good source. But how do you really know where the (organic) meat in the supermarket or butcher comes from? Koopeenkoe.nl offers traceable, local and organic meat boxes, delivered to your door. That sounds like the perfect fit for our lifestyle, so I was excited to try this out. In this post I’ll be sharing with you how it works and my experience + honest koopeenkoe.nl review too!

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A Beginners Guide To Sourdough Baking + Starting Recipe

April 17, 2020

Sourdough baking. For a long time it seemed like an illusive skill for people that appeared to have everything together in their life…It was on my list to learn for years and somehow I never got started. Until I did – and then wondered why I waited so long!

I got to really love the process of sourdough baking. There’s something so intrinsically beautiful about taking flour, water and salt and creating a delicious bread all with your own hands! There’s no pressure with it, no set schedule, no rules…It can be nearly addictive! I can bake multiple times every week or leave it for months – and pick it up whenever life is allowing me to do so.

A lot of you have requested a post about how I bake my sourdough – so here it is! I’m by no means an expert, and I won’t pretend I am one either. Rather, I’ll be sharing some simple basics, tools and resources I actively use. I’m also sharing my current go to recipe that makes a great everyday, versatile and artisan style bread!

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Tips For A Perfect Easter Brunch & Favourite Recipes

April 10, 2020

Easter is around the corner and to me, there’s nothing so good as an Easter brunch shared with family or friends. In a good year I would even put one on on multiple days – there’s no such thing as too many brunches, is there? And although this year things probably look very different for most of us – no inviting friends over – it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate well in a small way.

So i’m sharing some tips on how to put together the perfect little brunch for yourself, your family or housemates! Plus I collected some of my favourite brunch recipes that would be perfect for this Easter, including on how to make the perfect scrambled eggs. There’s french toast, cinnamon rolls, a savoury tart…something for everyone!

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