Happy Weekend

*** update : visit this post at my moved blog HERE ***

 

Just want to wish everybody a great weekend!
Relax, enjoy the beautiful moments …!

Happy weekend 14 oktober

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3 year anniversary

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I logged in this week to find a notification from WordPress wishing me a happy  3rd anniversary, so thank you very much WordPress! 

Thanks to everybody who follows me, reads my posts and enjoys my photos!! 

Apple Tarte Tatin and I’m hot on wordpress!!!

MY BLOG HAS EXPLODED!

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THAT'S ME IN THE TOP RIGHT!!

When I wake up in the morning I first check my blog, a sort of morning ritual I guess. When I looked this morning I was pleasantly surprised that I had a lot of views and a list of likes and comments! Then I found out that I had made it onto the Freshly Pressed page!! With my post on Dutch Flower Fields 

I was so excited, that I did not even go for my usual, extra 10 minutes snoozing, but got up immediately and when for a morning run – which 2 months ago I decided to do at least 6 mornings a week, but in the last couple of weeks it had decreased to twice a week and a lazy 15 minute run. – but my energy this morning was unstoppable!

THANK YOU WORDPRESS FOR HELPING ME WITH IMPROVING MY HEALTH!

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my previous stats diminish by todays...

I had set myself a blog goal of reaching 1000 views a month, which twice I almost achieved, but with today alone 3700 this goal is out of the window…. but then again goals are set to be broken, right?? 🙂

And thank you everybody for visiting, supporting, liking & commenting!!

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When my good friend girlie came over last week, we had already made plans to have a active day together. Before she arrived I felt like baking a simple apple Tarte Tatin, something sweet before before we would burn off the calories on our beach walk and hike somewhere. Coffee and apple tarte tatin made us comfortable, and the slightly rain convinced us to stay indoors and to open a bottle of wine and watch a movie instead. 🙂

No calories were burned, but this apple tarte tatin makes you not to worry about that.

Apple tarte tatin - Copyright @ LosAngelas

This simple Tarte Tatin is a nice light little thing to bake; I have used a small 6 inch bake tin,   a little cake big enough for 2.

Further on you need: 1 firm sour apple, handful of raisins, cinnamon, 2 sheets of puff pastry, 3 TbS of sugar and a little bit of water.

Line the bake tin with baking paper, and butter the sides. Then peel the apple and cut it in to flat slices. Lay the slices in the the tin, sprinkle with raisins & cinnamon. Lay on another layer of apple slices, raisins & cinnamon. Next, boil the sugar with the water till the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has a thicker consistency (you will have a too much of this, but it’s easier to make a bit more then a tiny bit). Sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of sugar water over the apples. Butter one sheet of puff pastry then put second on top and roll till you have a nice thin pastry and cover the apples and tuck the pastry in the tin. Last, coat the pastry with sugar water.

Bake for about 20 minutes, check first if there is any excess water and drain it, the let the tarte cool down. Carefully flip the tin with and surprise you good friend or mother with this cute little pastry!

ENJOY!

Apple tarte tatin - Copyright @ LosAngelas

Apple tarte tatin - Copyright @ LosAngelas

And the award goes to…

ME !

It’s true, for the first time in my blogging career I have been awarded an award in this case a Liebster award by fellow blogger Avril.

Thank you so much Avril, from “the cook, the baker and the clay boy maker” for this honor! I know you awarded me this a while ago, I’m still blushing and very happy that you thought of me when handed out this award.

I thought to take this opportunity also to take a look back:

On the 2nd of June 2010 I started this blog and here is my first post, taken on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

Since then I have posted 65 posts about baking, my travel adventures and general photography.

The most poplar three posts are by far:

1 – Three days London

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2 – Fresh Mint Tea

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Fresh Mint Tea - Copyright LosAngelas

3 – We can’t eat unless it’s blogworthy

Now over to the following of the Liebster steps:

1.& 2.  Link back and thank the person who gave this award to you.

Already done, but again thank you Avril from the The Cook, The Baker and The Clay Boy Maker – Blog.

3. Post the Award to you blog

DONE

4. Pass the award on to 5 bloggers with less then 200 followers.

As the WordPress, is filled with great blogs and I follow a great deal of them this was very hard..! Here are the 5 I have nominated for this award.

RealFunFood, Sara (an American girl living in London) shows in this blog in photography  her creations from her kitchen but also funny stories of her daily life

TidyTipsy, this beautiful blog is from Kristina who lives with her boyfriend and cats in Germany. I have followed this blog a long time and Kristina is absolutely a creative inspiration.

EmilyGoochPhotos, Emily makes beautiful nature and landscape photographs while she walking in these amazing surroundings with her two dogs.

FATman photos, is a blog by Adrian, who’s takes you daily on the photographic journey from portraits to abstract and detailed photography. Adrian inspires you to look and things differently.

Warmhotchocolate, is an amazing creative blog by Julee. She gives you great tips for creative projects for yourself or your young children (if you have any) but also her beautiful photography truly  is inspiring.

5. Leave comments on the 5 blogs of these people

Will do immediately after posting!

Since I have started this blog I have learned a lot about blogging, photography and myself! I enjoy looking at the amazing stuff my fellow bloggers produce on a daily basis and hope to keep on doing this  🙂