maandag 30 juli 2012

Late midnight snack

Terwijl ik 's avonds op de bank zit, heb ik opeens zin in iets lekkers. Een zag chips opentrekken is makkelijk. Dit ook! En nog lekkerder zelfs :D

While I'm sitting on the couch I could really go for a little snack. Opening a packet of crisps is so easy. So is this! And this is even more delicious :D

Je hebt nodig / You need:
  • Bladerdeeg / Puff paste
  • Plakjes schouderham / Slices of ham
  • Geraspte kaas / Raped cheese
  • Fijngesneden lenteuitje / Spring onion, cut in small pieces
  • Chili poeder / Chili powder
  • Zwarte peper / Black pepper

Zo, dit is misschien niet helemaal wat je op mijn blog zou verwachten. Of juist wel, het is immers gebakken. Anyway, het is ontzettend lekker! Perfect voor een lekkere trek-aanvalletje xd. En zo makkelijk om te maken, dat je het zelfs nog midden in de nacht wil. Je kunt natuurlijk allerlei andere ingrediënten gebruiken. Je kunt het precies zo maken zoals jij het wil. 
Wat is jouw ultieme midnight snack?

So, this is maybe not exactly the thing you had expected on my blog. Or maybe you did, I did after all báke it. Anyway, it's super delicious! Perfect for a little sweet tooth-attack xd. And it is so easy to make, that you even want it at midnight. Of course you could use other ingredients. You can make it exactly the way you want.
What's your ultimate midnight snack?

zondag 29 juli 2012

DIY: etui

Tijd voor een nieuwe diy. En omdat we ooit weer eens naar school gaan (uuh, ik wil er nu niet eens aan denken), ging ik op zoek naar wat leuke lapjes om een etui te maken. Misschien ga ik deze etui wel niet eens gebruiken voor school. Het zou zeker niet verkeerd zijn als makeup tasje :D
Helemaal niet ingewikkeld, super resultaat!

Time for a new diy. And because we're once supposed to attend school again (uuh, I don't even want to think about it right now), I went looking for some nice pieces of fabric. To make an étui. Maybe I'm not even gonna use it for school. Would be better as a makeup case :D
Not difficult at all, great result!

vrijdag 27 juli 2012

Raspberry tartelette: crumbling, bittersweet, soft and fesh

Ik geloof dat de zon Nederland eindelijk gevonden heeft. De laatste paar dagen was ik alleen maar op het strand te vinden. Zwemmen zonnen zwemmen zonnen zwemmen... En dit warme weer vraagt natuurlijk om een fruitig recept. Voilà.

It seems like the sun has finally found Holloand. So the last few days I've only been on the beach. Swimming sunbathing swimming sunbathing swimming... And this warm weather asks for a fruity recipe of course. Voilà. 

Frambozentartelette / Raspberry tartelette 

donderdag 26 juli 2012

Underwater fairy lights

Vannacht was echt bizar. Eens in de zoveel tijd is er Zeevonk, ook wel noctiluca scintillans, te zien in de Noordzee. Na een warme dag zijn er dan algen aan de kust die oplichten als je ze verstoort. Dit wilde ik zien! Om middernacht stond ik in de zee te spetteren om allemaal kleine vonkjes te zien. Amazing. Het gaafste was toen ik in de zee zwom. In het water om me heen waren allemaal lichtpuntjes te zien. Het waren net onder water vuurvliegjes. Of alsof iemand allemaal fairy lights heeft opgehangen onder water. De Engelse naam See Sparkle zegt alles, klinkt het niet magisch?

Last night was bizarre. A few times a year it's possible to see Sea Sparkle, also know as noctiluca scintillans. After a hot day, there are free-living non-parasitic marine-dwelling species on the coast of the Nordsea. It was for sure that I wanted to see that! At midnight I was splashing in the sea to see little sparkles everywhere around me. Amazing. The best part was when I started to swim. All around me were tiny sparkles. It looked a bit like underwater fireflies. Or like someone hung fairy lights in the sea. The English name See Sparkle says it all, doesn't it sound magical?

Ik was te veel onder de indruk om zelf foto's te maken. En eigenlijk vond ik het ook te awesome om tussen de lichtjes te zwemmen. Maar eigenlijk zou iedereen dit zelf een keertje moeten zien!
Als ik nu aan vannacht denk, kan ik nauwelijks geloven dat het echt gebeurd is... Wauw!

I was too dazed to make my own pics. And honestly, it was way too awesome to swim trough all the fairy lights. But actually I think everybody should see it for real some day! When I think about last night, I almost cannot believe it... Wow!

maandag 23 juli 2012

Cake + Mint + Chocolate

Ik draai het een keertje om: eerst de foto, dan het recept. Dan kunnen jullie je eerst afvragen waar die vreemde kleur vandaan komt, en daarna in het recept kijken xd. Ik weet dat het er ergens bijna chemisch uitziet, maar het is super super lekker! Heerlijk fris.

Things have changed: first the picture, then the recipe. So you can first wonder where the strange colour has come from, and then you can look in the recipe xd. I know it almost looks chemical, but it's super super delicious. Very fresh.

*I should mention one thing to the word cake. It really is cookiedough, and it is cookie like. But because you make it on a baking plate, you call it cake. It's more like a plate-cookie or anything :D

Weet je al wat het is? / Do you already know what it is? (:

zondag 22 juli 2012

Festival: bright cerise, lace and a chickenwrap

Vrijdag was ik op Young Art Festival, echt een topdag. Zonnetje scheen, lekker in het gras liggen, een heleboel fun met vrienden en chille muziek. Wat wil je nog meer? Een kipwrap. Yep, zelfs dat! (: En Young Art is niet alleen muziek, maar ook nog film, kunst en heerlijk eten.

Last Friday I was at Young Art Festival, really an awesome day. Sun was shining, lying in the sun, a lot of fun with friends and great music. What would you want more? A chickenwrap. Even that (: And Young Art isn't only musix, but also film, art and delicious food.

My outfit of that day: totally festivalproof. Bright cerise shorts from H&M, a lace panty, a black jumper and my cute lace gloves. And yes, of course my camera necklace. I love that one. What do you think??

donderdag 19 juli 2012

Black-and-white muse

Afgelopen weekend heb ik mijn kat Boefje verkozen tot mijn black-and-white muse. Ze heeft mij geïnspireer om deze awesome tas te maken. En hier is een korte tutorial zodat je het zelf kan doen. Neem je hond, goudvis of misschien zelfs je cavia als muze en let's start!

Since last weekend, my cat Boefje is my muse. She inspired me to make this awesome bag. And now I'll give you a short tutorial, so you can diy. Take your dog, goldfish or maybe even your guinea pig as your muse and let's get started!

zondag 15 juli 2012

Mocca walnut cookies

In my opinion, the two best ingredients are nuts and coffee. So this recipe is just like it's made for me. Coffee and walnuts: could it possibly be better? I don't think so!

You need:
  • 120 gr butter
  • 80 gr brown sugar
  • 100 gr chrystal sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond essence
  • 1 teaspoon coffeepowder, dissolved in hot water
  • 1 egg
  • 150 gr flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 50 gr milk chocolate
  • 50 gr walnuts

  • and later I added approximately 35 gr self-raising flour
  • you could decorate every cookie with a walnut for the extra touch!

1. Mix the butter with the brown sugar and the crystal sugar. 

2. Sieve the flour trough it, together with the baking powder.

3. Stir the egg in one glass.
4. Make the coffee in another glass.
5. Mix the two things together and mix it trough the dough.

6. Eeeh this is chocolate xd.
It does look a bit nasty, but is certainly isn't.
Just spoon in trough the dough.

7. Chop the walnuts into tiny pieces and spoon in trough the cookiedough.

8. If you put everything together, it should look like this: smooth but not to sticky.

So, this shouldn't be too hard. But my dough was way to sticky. I couldn't even make small balls of it. So there was a little problem to solve. Wasn't too difficult. I just add one extra step:

9. Add approximately 35 gr self-raising flour to the batter. Just add it until the cookiedough isn't that sticky anymore. But of course it shouldn't be solid as concrete xd. Just use your brains.

The cookies are so yummy. Perfect with a cup of coffee.
I know see there's a little crack in it hehe, oops.

The cookies are so delicious. They're really different from what I had expected. A bit soft from the inside. But I like that. Although I like it better when the cookies are a bit more crunchy. Anyway, just lovely!

I've got some great posts for the near future, so see you later xx

vrijdag 13 juli 2012

Cookie Girls

Heee, it has been a long time since my last post. I was just relaxing on the beach, having fun with my friends and partying. Anyway, since the weather is aweful right now I cannot even spend my time outside... This morning I got my school report so I'm finally done. Yay! (: 

Every year we do a activities day on school and this year the theme was 'festival'. So I baked cookies the evening before and surprised everybody with them. 

The pic was just token a bit too late, the cookies were already gone xd.

Last time I baked these cookies, everybody loved the freshness of the marmelade combined with the sweetness of the cookiedough. So I thought these were perfect for a festival. 
For the recipe, click here.

And for now: summerholidaaaaaaays! (:

Think I'm gonna look for a recipe to celibrate the real freedom. If anyone has a good one, please tell me xx

zondag 8 juli 2012

Beach, I like you

What do you think of my dress? 

vrijdag 6 juli 2012

Chocolate Cake & Pearls

Two of my friends are 1,5 year together, so... time for a party! I wanted to give them something special, and since I like to bake chocolate cake, I made one for them. With a little shiny love-decoration (:
By the way, it's one of the easiest cakes ever, but super sticky. I love it. I've had a lot of success with this cake on bdays and other special occassions. Or just in the middle of the week xd.

You need:
  • 300 gr dark chocolate
  • 200 gr butter
  • 3 à 4 tablespoons coffee powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 gr brown sugar
  • 150 gr self-raising flour
  • a bit of chocolate for the heart, but I just did that intuitive. You can just use as much as you like. Of course you can make every shape you want. 
  • silver and gold pearls

1. Melt the butter and the chocolate

2. When the it's become a smooth chocolatebutter, add the coffee powder

3. Stir the eggs until you see bubbles.

4. Add the brown sugar and the little bit of salt.

5. Add the chocolate/coffee-butter to the eggs.
 And sieve the flour trough it.

6. Cover the tin in baking paper.
Do this with cuts in the sides, like you see in the picture.

While you cover the tin, preheat the over on 175°C.

Bake the cake for 30 minutes.
Cool it down in the fridge, to make it sticky, yum yum!

And then the final pic, the result.

Isn't it cute?

The cake was delicious, if I can say it myself... My friends loved it, so I guess I can :D The party was great. We could sit outside all night. I enjoyed it a lot! 

dinsdag 3 juli 2012


I've just had two great summerdays behind me. Freeeeedom! (: Monday, I had my last two tests and after we cycled straight to the beach to enjoy our freedom. One of my friends had a waterproof camera with her. Really, it's awesome to make pics while crashing in the huge waves. 
This morning I had a huuuge sleep in. It made me pretty happy, till I saw my face in the mirror: I looked like a little cute strawberry x) So much sunburn... Anyway, had a lovely day with Maartje.

We made some arty boxes, amazing. All you need is an old box and a couple of mags. My theme was black&white madness, Maartje's box totally reminds me of beautfiful summerdays. See here the result:

Do you like them??

And then we celebrated are freedom even more, in the garden... xd.

Tomorrow I'm gonna drop my books at school, never to look back in them, :D Until I get new ones after summerholidays...

xx Janna

zondag 1 juli 2012

Soft pink whale

Friday: great start of my weekend: lying in the grass, sun in my face, working on a piece of soapstone. In Dutch it is speksteen. It took me a while to found the English. Seems to be a not that common word xd. Anyway, I made a little whale. It's cute, I like it.

xx Janna
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