Point+shoot: Forest and Fashion Show

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I am very late writing up my Point + Shoot with pictures of the weekend! Having had a fashion show last Saturday I have been very occupied with following up on the companies social media this week. But here it is at last our weekend filled with Nature toadstool hunt and a taking the toddler to her first Fashion show.

As we are currently still living with my aunt, the toddler gets to see her pre-school cousin twice a week and they adore eachother (for most of the time). Saturday we took the hyper duo to the forest for a toadstool hunt.

Did you know gnomes live in Toadstools? Those two cuddling ladies now understand they are not quiet and calm enough, so they have scared all the gnomes away…IMG_7440.JPGIMG_7422.JPGToadstools are fairy houses let’s find them!


This was so cute, she took some leaves from around the toadstool in order to make him a little garden decorated with twigs and nuts she had found earlier on.IMG_7463.JPGIMG_7468.JPGIMG_7477.JPGIMG_7482.JPGIMG_7475.JPGIMG_7515.JPGIMG_7520.JPGIn the late afternoon we went to the brand mommy is working for fashion show in Brussels. Chloe was very very excited about the music and stealing the show just before hand shaking her ‘booty’… she did not? Yes she did….IMG_7534.JPGThe spring summer 2015 collection is lush and I can’t wait to have a few pieces! I so desperately need to write my own testimonial of the brand, as I have been working once and while with them for years now., but now more and more frequently. IMG_7598.JPGIMG_7627.JPGChloe had a blast and loved going backstage to after the show, seeing where all the models dressed and got make-up done.IMG_7716.JPGEven better that she could hang out with her friend after (the toddler girl of the same age by the brands’ designer). They had a blast and as usual I was glad to offer new experiences to my girl.

Fun late afternoon – night out with my girl! #Makingmemories

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


turkey with pears

Dinde au Boursin et poires

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Delicious low cost Turkey recipe to impress guests!

Important: this is a perfect recipe to serve guests. You prepare most the day before and can then put the pre-made dish in the oven 1-1,5 hours before serving this main course. You can serve with any potato options of your choice but we prefer Krokketjes. 

Turkey with boursin and pears

- 700 gr Turkey – Available at frozen section of ALDI – or you can try with this

- 12 half pears tinned in light sirop

- 1 box of 150g Boursin with pepper or Boursin with fine garlic and fine herbes (you can take a spare one to make more sauce)

- 2 big table spoons Almond flakes

- unsalted butter

1. Defrost the roll and remove the outer packaging. Leave the net and inside plastic.


2. Make about 12 little holes in the inner plastic

kalkoen-rollade-23. Heat butter in a large cooking pot and fry the roll with a lid. Roll over from time to time and every time add a little bits of the pear juice out the tin. It needs to say 1 hour in the pot and leave it to rest for a day.

kalkoen-rollade-3 4. When cold, take the rollade out the pot and keep the sauce in the pan.

On the chopping board, you remove the net and plastic from the rollade. Cut 6 or 7 thick slices and position them in a glass or metal oven roaster.


5. Chop the round bit of the pears (see picture) and let them leak out, catch all the juice*. The little tips you can add to pot with the left-over sauce from the rollade.


6. Fill the pears with 3/4 of a pack Boursin and position them on top of turkey slices. Cover the dish with tin foil. 1.5 hours before serving your guests you put the dish in the oven heated till 50 degrees. Not hotter as otherwise the Boursin cheese would melt out the pears and the Turkey would become to dry.


7. Add any left over *pear juice and the left-over Boursin cheese to the sauce in which you originally fried the rollade. Heat slowly while stirring continuously, mix it so the pears are chopped and taste. If you used the Boursin cheese with pepper you don’t need to add anything more, if you used the Boursin with fine herbes you may choose to add some pepper. The sauce is then ready, you just need to re-heat it before serving.


8. Roast the almonds in a non-stick pan without any butter or oil. Keep stirring and make sure all are a little brown. Use them later as decoration when serving.

Serve either in a larger dish, put the rollade with pears carefully, poor some sauce over the top but not to much. You may choose to offer guests sauce in a separate pot.

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