Entries by Ieteke

Sewing while using Lutterloh

ewing is one of my favourite hobbies. Creative, relaxing (well, most of the time),  improving skills, problem-solving, good for the environment, less fast fashion, my clothes are unique… there are just so many reasons why I love sewing. The system Although I’ve been sewing since I was a student, I only heard about the Lutterloh […]

Memorials and Statues on Holiday

hile the leaves here in Ireland are changing colours and we’re heading for winter, I’m remembering some beautiful places we visited over the summer. During our time in Hungary and bordering countries we discovered many memorials and statues. Some dreadfully sad and others hilarious. Memorials and statues are usually built to focus on a historic […]

Two Castles to admire

ummer in Ireland. During this time many tourists delight in some of the lovely places where we make a living. Including Limerick, the third biggest city in Ireland. There are many pretty spots for people to enjoy in this city, like beautiful churches, shops, markets and parks. Then there are two castles – one in […]

What is it about Rooibos Tea?

he smell and taste of rooibos tea, redbush or red tea is something you’ll either love or hate. Rooibos tea indeed has a unique taste, but is well-known for its many health benefits. As far as I know the Cederberg in the Western Cape, South Africa, is the only place in the world where the […]

Make Your Space Your Own

t’s pleasing on the eye to have a space designed which looks like a picture out of a designer magazine. But, we all know if your interior looks exactly like the one next door, it unfortunately lacks personality and is forgettable. Don’t get me wrong, there is no harm in creating a beautiful designed interior […]

Tray bake jam slices

What is a tray bake?  It is a cake baked in a tray and then cut into slices.  I love making tray bakes. It is mostly straightforward and usually tastes delicious. Also an easy way to bake far more than you need in one go! The other day I went through my recipe books looking […]

Spices in my cupboard

I don’t like to follow a recipe to the letter. Maybe because I get bored easily with cooking and baking. This, however, might be a reason why I love using spices and experimenting with them when cooking and baking. Spices really help to make food and drink taste unique. There are certain spices I use […]

The blessing of sisters

When I was pregnant with our second daughter, many people told me how wonderful it would be if we had a son this time around. In those days you usually didn’t find out the sex of your unborn baby, or not that early. Or you didn’t find out at all. I remember thinking about it […]

(More) Chocolate biscuits to bake!

Who doesn’t love a beautiful recipe book? Or even better chocolate biscuits? I recently received a gorgeous recipe book from my sister and found a recipe for these mouthwatering chocolate biscuits. They are the perfect sweetness and the perfect size. About the recipe book The recipe book Huiskos, Nostalgie is die beste geurmiddel (Home Cooking, […]

Enjoying the gardens at Babylonstoren

  At the foot of Simonsberg in the Franschhoek wine valley in South Africa, lies Babylonstoren, one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. As a working farm visitors and tourists can experience and relish in the wealth of the lands and enjoy the gardens. This working farm with different gardens producing fruit as well as […]