Falling In Love

Friday July 21st –


While waiting for my friend to arrive for a visit, I got to test out the ‘one cup’ option on our new machine and it worked brilliantly πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’•β˜•οΈ
A delicious, single cup of coffee in minutes and no wasted coffee left to grow old.

I was already falling in love with this ‘Ninja’ (though I would prefer it had a different name) 😜

I attempted deep-frying some rice paper rolls I’d made the day before, as Pinterest seemed to say they could be deep-fried.
Pinterest doesn’t ALWAYS know πŸ™„πŸ˜¬


(Pre frying… when they looked cool)

Instead of frying, they almost melted… falling apart and becoming completely saturated with oil throughout and after one test bite, I wished I could take it back and now I don’t know when I’ll ever be eating rice paper rolls again, fried or not πŸ’πŸ»

The pal arrived and not long after her, the husband and Mother returned as well.

A kind of full house, with no full bellies… so that had to be fixed and I was the one to do it πŸ˜‹

A recipe from Canadian Living had caught my eye so Mel and I got to work making it.

The bits and pieces came together and a lovely aroma began filling the kitchen.
Lemon and garlic began to blend, salt and pepper tossed with the fresh cut cherry tomatoes and garden basil, grape seed oil with a hefty handful of grated Asiago cheese tossed in, all  prepared and blended to pour over the pot of spaghetti and fried shrimp.

It was delicious πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»



Light, flavourful, fresh and easy! 🍝

I’ll try to include the recipe link soon, just having trouble locating it momentarily 😬

We let supper settle for a while, sipping coffees and Mel testing a chai latte I made her using the milk frother on the Ninja… and then it was time for popcorn and a show πŸ˜‰





Saturday July 22nd –


We each had our own crafty/creative bit to work on, so not long after waking up we took our places at the table and stayed there for a large portion of the day.

I had a cement order that needed completing and Mom and Mel had a variety of things to entertain themselves with, crochet and painting to name two πŸ˜‹

A lunch break was taken after Mom made us some toasted pastrami sandwiches and not long after the sister came over with her littlest sprouts.



It was time for Spencer’s first ‘haircut’ by ‘Grams’ and I think Mom and I were more devastated by the chopping off of his locks then his mother 😜



More creating and visiting filled the rest of the afternoon and then my guest had to go and Mom and I had to entertain each other for the remainder of the evening, as Mike too was gone with friends πŸ˜‹

I made us some salted toffee coffees, using a recipe book that came with our machine and they turned out really well!

The salt and caramel sitting atop the frothed milk, adding an extra deliciousness factor πŸ€€πŸ‘ŒπŸ»β˜•οΈ


Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

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