my sister E is doing a little HAPPY NEW YEAR performance for you
because that´s just what she does
to a wonderful 2014


it´s about time to wish you all a very merry Christmas
and thank you for your kind support this year
you guys have been so amazing
we could not have wished for sweeter clients and readers
so here we want to say thank you looking as saesonal angelic as possible
(i´m sporting yet another fabulous sweater from my friends from 0941
W´s Christmas coloured affair was found in our late grandmothers closet)
it was so nice to meet some of you at our Christmas market last week
we had so much fun
and since some of you really liked the baked goods
i thought i´d share the recipes
PANFORTE from Fräulein Text
(got a MERINGUE RING from her shop)
since i didn´t have everything on hand i just used all the dried fruits and nuts in my pantry
and it turned out just fine
the Honey Cake was adapted from Jamie Oliver
(i posted a HONEY CAKE RECIPE not long ago but this one is so much better)

100 g butter
75 g dark sugar
25 g agave syrup
75 g honey
100 g molasses
zest of 1 orange
150 g spelt flour
spices as you like
10 pieces of candied ginger, chopped up
candied cherries - so very frivolous
2 eggs

heat butter with sugar, syrup, honey, molasses and orange zest
until melted
add spices, ginger and cherries to the flour - mix well
add the butter-sugar-mixture, followed by the eggs
in case the dough is too dry add a bit of milk

pour into a lined and greased baking tin
bake for 40 - 60 min at 160C

50 g cherry jam
25 g molasses
6 pieces of candied ginger, chopped up

heat everything and pour over the warm cake
(i´ll try a to bake as version of this without the eggs
as i type and i do hope it turns out al least edible)
my TRUFFLE WOMEN over at MARLEEN´s blog
so many pretty things
to make these days very merry
tiny ceramic hearts from PAULA - still waiting to be put up
a hot pay from ALESSANDRA
cushion covers from RIKE
and a whole stack of Christmas card, including a very special one from RITVA
thank you so much!!!
wedding bands for a Christmas wedding
and sweet potatoes with marshmallows
those made us almost sick and will not be made again


in case you need some festive head gear for the holidays
this kind-of-tutorial for SO LEB ICH is really very easy
all you need are some hairbands and pins
wire, wintery greenery, cones, nuts and a hot glue gun
and then it´s up to you and your ideas
and when you´re all set you can try to scare your cat
by wearing your new adornments
mine got used to it pretty quickly
don´t forget our holiday market this Saturday
we already started baking up a storm


first things first:
we would like to invite you all to the WSAKE Weihnachtsmarkt
enjoying hot punch and baked goods
while - maybe - doing a bit of Christmas shopping
Saturday, 14.12., 1 - 5 pm
at our showroom in Regensburg, Am Gries 35
we can´t wait to see you
also thank you so much for you kind comments on the last post
W told me quite bewildered that someone had seen a picture of him on the internet
to him the web is a miracle, well, it kind of is
it looks like i´m almost to busy to enjoy the time before Christmas
and i´m so happy about your reminders
there´s ALMAs and EVENCLEVELANDs giftguide
and Marleens 20//13
and so many delicious things over at FRÄULEIN TEXT
i´m quite happy about my roasting pan by SARAH WIENER for RIESS
got a few B-stock pieces at a very nice price on the fun fair this summer
now i use it to roast chestnuts or bake QUINCE SCONE COBBLER
can´t wait to use the Portuguese fennel from OTCHIPOTCHI
i bet it smells and tastes divine
have a wonderful time
and - maybe - see you soon