Simple Pleasures

simple pleasures

Hi friends!

I hope you are doing fine and that life is treating you well.

I am popping in today to share a couple of things that have been making me happy recently.

Like the colorful letters above. My heart skipped a beat when I found them in the shop the other day. They were exactly what I needed.

 

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They where just the perfect size to fit in a yellow frame I had prepared for this mantra. It’s a little message I came across a few days back and loved it so much I thought it definitely deserved its own frame and a place in my office.

Make LOVE, PEACE and ART.

 

simple pleasures

I love to knit during the holiday season. I do not know why, but it just is so. I love simple, repetitive patterns and the relaxed mood it brings.

This is the project I started this Christmas. I small blanket. Once it’s finished, it will probably be used as a car seat blanket for my little son.

 

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I enjoy seeing LOVE popping up everywhere around these days. Hello St. Valentine’s Day, here we come!

Anyhow, love makes everything better, right? And I gladly grabbed this ‘love jar’ to be only mine.

 

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Oh, and one more thing.

I really like stocking up on new items to offer in the upcoming giveaways here on this little site of mine. This time, I was lucky to find these cute sets of crochet hooks.

 

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And some yarn too!

So stay tuned, there’s a new contest waiting just around the corner.

Thank you for letting me share! I wish you a lovely week!

With lots of love,
Petra

Cheddar, Bacon and Sage Quiche

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cheese-sage-quiche-recipe

This quiche, dear friends, might easily be the yummiest quiche I have ever tasted in my whole life.

It is truly something.

As the original author mentions, ‘this mashup of Julia Child recipes, combining elements of her quiche Lorraine and quiche au fromage, then pouring them into a butter based pie crust results in a serious breakfast feast’.

What a feast, indeed!

Just imagine the flakiest crust full of the most delicious buttery flavor. Then, if you dare, proceed to imagine it covered with a layer of flavorful cheese and bacon, all topped with the silkiest creamiest filling with just the right amount of fresh sage thrown in.

Heaven in the mouth, pure heaven.

You neeeeeed to try this, guys.

Enjoy!

Love,
Petra

4.0 from 1 reviews
Cheddar, Bacon and Sage Quiche
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Serves: 6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • CRUST:
  • 1¼ cups (160 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 10 tbsp (150 grams) unsalted butter, chilled, cut into ½-inch (1¼ cm) cubes
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup Cheddar, grated
  • FILLING:
  • 6 strips bacon, cut into ½-inch (1¼ cm) pieces
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ cups (360 ml) heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh sage leaves
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp grated nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp (15 grams) unsalted butter, cubed
Instructions
  1. To make the crust, in the bowl of your electric mixer (or food processor), combine flour and salt.
  2. Add butter and pulse until mixture forms pieces the size of beans.
  3. Adding 2 to 5 tablespoons of ice water (I used 4 tbsp), 1 tablespoon at a time, pulse mixture until it is just moist enough to hold together.
  4. Shape into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and flatten into a disk.
  5. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  6. Heat oven to 350 °F (170 °C).
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough and press it into a 9-inch quiche or pie pan.
  8. Line with parchment paper and fill with pie weights, rice or dried beans.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove the weights and parchment paper and bake for 5 to 7 minutes more, until lightly golden.
  10. Brush the crust with egg white, then sprinkle the cheese evenly over the bottom of the pie crust.
  11. Bake for another 10 minutes, until the cheese is just melted. Remove from the oven.
  12. Meanwhile, in a large pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until lightly browned but not yet crisp.
  13. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, sage (reserve a little for the top of the quiche), pepper, nutmeg and salt.
  14. Sprinkle the bacon over the quiche crust (reserve a few pieces for the top of the quiche), then carefully pour in the egg mixture. Dot with the butter pieces, sprinkle with reserved sage and bacon and return to the oven.
  15. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the top is puffed and golden and the middle is almost set.
  16. Let it cool for 15 minutes before serving.

 

(This wonderful recipe was adapted from NYtimes.com.)
 

Big Christmas Yarn Giveaway – WINNER!

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Hi friends!

Today I am super happy to announce the winner of the Big Christmas Yarn Giveaway!

So… the WINNER is…

 

big Christmas Yarn Giveaway - winner!

The lucky commenter number 98 – Carla S!

Congratulations Carla! You will be contacted via email soon.

I would like to thank each and every one of you for participating in the contest! I really enjoyed learning about what makes you happy this time of year!

With love,
Petra

Merry Christmas!

merry christmas

I wish you a blessed holiday season. May this Christmas bring you comfort, joy, peace and happiness to last throughout the coming year!

With lots of love,

Petra ♡♡♡

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