Freitag, 30. Dezember 2011

Knitting

Hello my blogfriends first of all thank you so much
for all the Christmas wishes here in blogyland,
for all the wonderful handwriting card and for
the e-mail wishes.



I knitted a hat for my daughter

and fingerless mittens

Socks

and for me cable mittens knitted with leftover
yarn

unfortunably they are to short,because I have
not enough wool.But they are very cosy and warmth
my hand.

Happy New Year!!!

Blessings Regina

Freitag, 23. Dezember 2011

Merry Christmas


I just wanted to wish you all a
wonderful Christmas.I hope your day is full of cheer,peace and love!

Thank you for all your nice comments over the past months.
I make a pause.

Christmas Blessings
Regina

Mittwoch, 21. Dezember 2011

Vanillekipferl and Klosterkipferl





Klosterkipferl

50g dark Chocolate(i use 70% Chocolate)
140 g Plain Flour
,110 g butter, 90g grated Hazelnuts,
2pk vanilla sugar,30g sugar,1 Egg Yolk
50g dark Chocolate

Finely grate the chocolate in mixer
sieve the flour into a bowl
Chop the butter into small pieces and add to the flour.
Add grated nuts and chocolate and rest ingredients and mix well together
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead together to form a dough
Place in the fridge for about a 1 hour to cool.
Split the dough into 2 halves and roll each half into a sausage formed roll,
around 3cm thick
cut into 1cm thick pieces,roll each pieces into a small sausage and form into
a croissant shape.
Place onto a baking tray.
bake for about 20 minutes until light golden brown

Vanillekipferl

300g Plain Flour
250 g butter
75g icing sugar
150 g finely grated nuts
Sugar and Vanilla Sugar to coat

Place flour,butter(soft,cut into small pieces),icing sugar and nuts in a bowl.
mix together with electric mixer,using the dough hook attachments
Finish of the kneading by hand
Take walnut sized pieces of the dough,roll between the hands and then
form into croissant shapes
Place on a lined baking tray and bake for about 10-12 minutes at 200°C
Allow to cool
Mix the sugar and vanilla sugar and roll the Vanillekipferl to coat



Hello my blogfriends,
the snow from yesterday is gone and now we have rain and the sky is grey.
Inside is it very dark.Candles are burning and give a nice light.
A perfect day to bake the last cookies for Christmas. I have
baked Vanillekipferl and Klosterkipferl.
The kitchen in the glasshouse was a gift to my birthday.
Is it not nice?the table is a musical clock .

Blessings, Regina

Dienstag, 13. Dezember 2011

My Kitchen Window

Hello my blogfriend,I can not believe that the 3.Advent is over
and Christmas is next week.Where is the time?
The past weeks was I very busy with baking,washing,cleaning the house
and shopping. Food shopping for my birthday and for Christmas.Now the
most of the items that I need for my birthday and for Christmas is done.The
Turkey is in the freezer and the stuffing for the turkey,too.
The Christmas cookies they are all baked.
This week is filled with baking and cooking for my birthday on sunday.
And I hope I can a bit relax and knitting.I knitt on socks at the moment


The photos shows my decorated kitchen-window



I love my straw-angel mobile


and my angels




Our dining room with a view in our livingroom.

I wish you a wonderful week,
love Regina

Mittwoch, 30. November 2011

An Award

April of http://aprilshomemaking has given me an award.
Thank you so much.It called Liebster Blog....the word liebster came from
the German words for love.
The goal of the award is to spotlight up and coming blogs with
less than 200 Followers

Here the rules
copy and paste the award on your blog
thank the giver and link back to them
reveal your top 5 picks and let them know leaving a comment on their blog
hope that your follower will spread the love to others blog.

now here are my five blog

evenaflower
krawuggl
welsh cottage on the hill
cottageonmain
ngofamilyfarm

These are all wonderful blogs that I enjoy reading.
I hope you will enjoy them too.

Samstag, 26. November 2011

Christstollen

This week I have only baked my Christstollen,
because I feel me not well.
I have pain in my bones and back
I hope the next week will be better.






Here the recipe for you

350g raisin soaked in 1/8 litre rum
1000gram plain flour
80 gram fresh yeast
3/8 litre lukewarm milk
150 gram sugar
500 gram butter
1 pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamon
100 gram chopped almonds
100 gram diced citron

baking paper for baking tray
100gramm butter for brushing the stollen
confectionars sugar

In a large bowl,stift together the dry ingredients.
Stir in the warm milk and melted butter
add the dissolved yeast.Knead until fairly smooth.
Add the dried fruits,almonds ,raisin to the dough
and continue kneading on a floured board for about
10 minutes.If dough is sticky,knead in more flour.
Place dough in a buttered bowl,
cover with a towl and let it rise in a warm place
for 3 hours
Punch down and cut dough into two parts
and place on a paper on the lined baking tray
let rise again 15minutes

preheat the oven to 180 °C

and than bake the stollen 60-70 minutes
after baking brush the warm stollen with butter

This is a old family recipe......I bake the stollen each year
My family and friends like the stollen very.

I linked up hausfrausleidenschaft
I am wishing you a wonderful first Advent sunday
Blessings, Regina


Sonntag, 20. November 2011

Husarenkrapfen

This week I have the first Christmas-Cookies
baked, they called Husarenkrapfen They are very
simple ,to make.


You need


140 gram butter
2 egg yolks
70 gram sugar
1packet vanilla sugar
170gram plain flour
red jam I use red currant for my cookies

Prepare a baking tray by lining it with baking paper

Butter,egg yolks and sugar to a creamy mass mix
Flour and vanilla sugar fold in to form a pastry
Pastry Mixture 30 minutes in frigde
On a floured surface, from the pastry into a roll around a 3 cm thick
then cut into around 20 pieces
Form each piece into a ball shape, and place on the lined baking tray
Press a small hole in the middle of each ball and fill with jam.
Bake for15- 20 minutes at 200°C


Thank you so much for all the nice comments to the last post.

I wish you a wonderful week,
love and hugs
Regina

Dienstag, 8. November 2011

Knitting

Hello,
at the moment I am knitting on a shawl for me,
in my prefer colour red.....Red is a beautiful and
warmth colour, perfect for the dark and colder
days (month)



Here can you see my decorated lamp.

The pattern of the shawl is very simple.

The next weeks have I many to do for Christmas

on my to do list stand

bake a christstollen
bake differents christmas cookies
make gift from the kitchen(jam,jelly,chutneys etc.)
knitting gift
making a advents wreath
making cards
buying the turkey for christmas
and much more for the
Homemade Christmas.


Have you also a to do list for Christmas?

Love and Hugs
Regina





Dienstag, 1. November 2011

A Walk with my Dog














Yesterday after the breakfast I walked with
my dog by fantastic November weather
through the nature reservat.We both,my dog
and I, we love this quite and peaceful place.
Here can we relax and all the stress fall up
from us.
Happy and regained we go home.

I wish you a fantastic week,
Blessings,Regina






Dienstag, 11. Oktober 2011

The last harvest

Hello,
the pictures shows my last crop from my
little garden.

peppers in red and green,
green,red and yellow tomatoes
eggplants


Peppers in red and green

The peppers have I frozen.

Today we have had a delicious meal with the veggies .
I made a vegetablesauce with onions,eggplants peppers
and tomatoes,salt and pepper,basil and oregano
and served with noodles a wonderful simple meal.

To my last post about dried carrots....i use the carrots in soup!

Blessings,Regina



Samstag, 8. Oktober 2011

A NEW TOY IN MY KITCHEN

Hello
I have a new toy in my kitchen.....a Dehydrator
Here is it
Now can I so many of my fruits and veggies dry
The first what I have dried was carrots.

Thats my way to dry carrots

First ,you'll need wash and peel the carrots.
Then remove the tops and lips.
I have started adding the carrot scraps to a freezer bag
of chicken or another veggies for making stock later.----
after the motto" nothing wasted"

Slice the carros in "1/4 "in
Then blanch the carrots 2 minutes
The should still fairly hard but not tender
Then choose the carrots in ice water to quickly cool


Just fill the racks with the blanched carrots,
making sure not overlap any.
If you have not a dehydrator you can also dry in the oven by 60 degress
After five hour's looks the carrot so------- perfect.


I storred them in a jar and stuck them in
my pantry.I have read a dark place is perfect.

This was my first dried carrots.

Have a nice week,
regina

Thanks for your help ....I have made a ring of peppers


Sonntag, 2. Oktober 2011

Sunshine in October

hello my readers we have a grandious October begining
with superb sunny weather at the time.
Today we have 25 degrees and the sun is shining all days
that is great!!!

the last tomatoes in my Hanging-basket

blue aster


red pepper in my window-boxes





Looks the pepper not nice?

but what can I do with all the small peppers?

have anyone a idea?

I wish you a wonderful day,
regina