Thursday, September 27, 2012

New blog

This will be my last message here on this blog. For some reason this blog isn't working for me alldo I tried to make a new start with my blog this earlier this year. So now I decided to start a new blog. You can find it at
Here I will write about Tilda, vintage and much more. It will be as well as in Dutch as in English. It would be nice to see you all there again so I hope you will sign up as a follower.

Maaike xx

Winner of the give-away!

I kept you waiting for a while but the winner of my surpise give away will be Bianca from Lavendelhouse. So Bianca please contact me! So I can send you the suprise


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Finally I'm back !!!!!!!!

I almost gave up all hope but I couldn't access my blog since my last message. Tried all possible without success. Lucky nothing was changing on my blog so think it wasn't hacked. But still don't know what the problem was. Today just wanted to give it a last try and YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS my account is working again. Hope it will stay working after my log out. Hope you all had a very good summerholiday. I had for sure. As usual it was much to short. Had two very nice weeks in Germany (Berchtesgaden).
Love the mountains, lakes and woods. Before the weekend I will tell you who will be the winner of the Give Away that I organized already more than two months ago. Sorry that Blogspot kept you waiting so long!


Monday, June 18, 2012

Don't forget my Give Away!!!

Please enter my  give away! For further information see one of my previous messages. You still can enter it untill June 30th.

How to make the syrop

Before you all will ask me for the recipe of the elderberryblossom syrop here it is :-)

I took 80 gr of blossom. This is after removing the large branches. Try to use only the very thin branches were the flowers are on. Put the blossom in a large bowl and add 1 sliced lemon (without the peel because of the chemicals or use biological ones). I also have put in one lime. Than at 1 litre of preboiled water that is cooled down to lukewarm. Leave this mixture for two days.

After two days filter the mixture through a towel. Let it boil and add one kilogram of sugar. Leave it boiling for few minutes untill all sugar is solved. Then pour it into bottles. You can also add some vanillesugar to it or half  a vanillestick or cinnamonstick while it is boiling.

I'm not sure how the taste will be cause this is my first try.

Elderberryblossom syrop

Today I picked the flowers of the elderberrytree that grows in our back garden make my first attempt to make syrop of it. For sure I like the way how it looks in the bottles.
I added some slices lemon to it. When I see the pics I get the feeling of summer. Alldo the summer weather seems to be far away. Can't wait to make the real syrop of it. I have to wait two days and then will boill the water with sugar. Maybe add some vanille to it. Even saw a recepie with cinnamon. Hope my girls will not be to scared to taste the sirop.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Give Away

Hi to all my readers!I have the feeling that I have lost most off my followers cause I haven't been blogging for a time. To celebrate that all is going fine at the moment and to blow some new life into my blog I want to organize a suprise Give Away. You can enter the Give Away by leaving a reaction at this message. On July 1th I will announce who will be the winner.
Hope to see many reactions!