Spotted: Elf Shoes

While we were on vacation last week, wonderful elves started working on the Christmas decoration at our house. However, they seem to have been so busy that the head elf totally forgot to take the new special elf shoes that I made for them to say ‚Thank You‘.

Hand Made Elf Shoes

Sweets for Kids on St. Martin

In our area in Germany we have this tradition where kids make their own laterns and knock at doors of houses. When you open up the door, they sing songs that go back to a story of St. Martin, a guy who helped the poor by sharing his clothes. Well, today the kids do not want clothes they are in for a sweet treat.

Kids singing for sweets at our house on "St Martin"
This year, I wanted to make sure that, our house is being recognized as a special location for St. Martin singers, so I prepared recipies that kids love. I had „Caramel Shortbread“, big chunks of „Rocky Road“ (Marshmallows, nuts and cookies covered in melted chocolate) and „Mars Bar Rice Crispies“.

Rocky Road
As you can imagine, these things „worked“ pretty good on the kids so that I already have to think of sweets for next year. The expectations are high.

Caramel Bars
Kids singing for sweets at our house on "St Martin"

 

Christmas Event at Danroeschen

Yesterday was the start into the Xmas season and I decorated my new wooden etagere for the first time. I was so proud to show this Winter-Wood-Forest-Leaves-Deco, that I was in a incredible good and happy mood the days before already!

Danroeschen Christmas Event

Everybody did ask: „Oh my god, are you not being stressed out completely with all this baking and stuff?“. Well, no, I wanted to present all the new stuff and recipes, and I did!

Danroeschen Christmas Event

Tell me, How did you like the chocolate&pear cake? Didn’t you think that the new chocolate frosting was great? And did you try the cheesecake with cranberry filling? And how about the shortbread with homemade mincemeat?

Danroeschen Christmas Event

Danroeschen Weihnachtsevent

Aaaahhhhh…. it was crazy fantastic, and the only reason that you probably were not there is, that Langenfeld in Germany is too far away for you. There is no other excuse if you missed that event!

Danroeschen Weihnachtsevent

The complete crew was beaten yesterday at 4 pm, but also glad, that everything went so well! After 4 years since we started this Xmas event at Danroeschen, we think that we are still making it new an special every year! Thanks to all friends and customers for this event yesterday! Some of you I am going to see already next month in the Pop Up Tearoom, to all the others: see you next year!

Danroeschen Christmas Event

Danroeschen Christmas Event

Danroeschen Christmas Event

Masking Tape Christmas Stock-Up

My friend Julia and I were in London a couple of days in order to prepare ourselves for the upcoming Christmas season where even the smallest things need to be wrapped up in style. Reason enough to stock-up my masking tape collection and adding lot´s of Christmas themed tapes.

Masking Tape Cupboard

Masking Tape Cupboard

Upgrade the traditional apple!

With a caramel-cover and some almonds around, this sunday is going to be great!
Even if the temperature is now really getting cold in Germany (we had -3C degrees in the morning), the sun is shining, the leafs are falling down, it is pretty nice outside.

Caramel Apple

For the first time this fall, I wore a wollen hat and my winterjacket when we went out for a walk this morning.

Caramel Apple

If you want to make the apples yourself, just heat up some caramels (like f.e. Werther’s Echte) in the microwave. Dip the apple in and immediately after coating each apple, dip them into the nuts of your choice. For a prettier presentation I used tree cuttings as sticks, they are even too nice to eat…(well, don’t believe that, haha…)

Fall in Our Garden