Summer Garden and “Something for the Weekend”


I do not have a veggie garden anymore but these few pots and containers are very satisfying too. Johanna’s homestead..says Mr. Walker ;0)

DSC_3887  DSC_4139

The squirrels really enjoy my strawberries. Thank goodness the shops are full of Summer Harvest.

DSC_3997  DSC_3810

I love crumbles and have many recipes for them. This is my favorite summer version, a very healthy version!!! You can use any kind of soft fruits but the blue berries is a must since it will give the dish its natural sweetness.


Summer Crumble

  • 2 Apples (Peeled, cored and sliced)
  • 1 Cup blue berries
  • 2 Cups strawberries
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp tapioca flour/starch or corn starch
  • 1 Cup almond flour
  • 1 Cup ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp agave syrup or honey
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 Cup canola oil
  • a little (almond) milk
  • I used a shallow oven proof dish of 9X12X 3 inches.


Pre-heat oven at 375F/ 200C

Grease the dish lightly and mix fruit. Dust the fruit with the tapioca, that will bind the fluids of the cooked fruits.

Mix all other ingredients into nice crumbles, add a little milk if it looks too dry. Divide the crumbles over the fruit. It might not look that much but the baking powder will double the amount.

In the oven for about 25 min. or when golden brown.

Nice as dessert, breakfast, with a cuppa tea/ hot cocoa….or whenever!


Ik heb geen moestuin meer maar een hier en daar toch even wat groente en fruit..Meneer Walker noemt t Johanna’s boerderij. Als je t recept kopieert naar Google Translate, dan krijg je de Nederlandse versie.

Love and Liefs Johanna


How Was Your Weekend?



How was your weekend? Here at the Walker House all was peaceful and quiet.


It rained a lot, quite cozy. So we slept in a little and some of us more..


So no eating at the patio but breakfast was very good.


And this egg cup makes me very happy.


I had my fist Calligraphy Lesson and believe it or not…this sheet is the result of two and half hours of hard work. I know now about pen angle, height an direction, nibs and marker paper and  a whole lot more. I loved it and look forward to the next one.


Lots of reading.


Some crocheting.


Got rather excited about this pumpkin growing in my ‘urban veggie patch’!


And I baked a cake ( you might have spotted it already on the breakfast table) This is a gluten free cake, very good but GF cakes never look so pretty. The cake stand makes up for that;0) For gorgeous cakes look at these beautiful blogs by Kerry and Karen.

So what did you do?

Ha, we hadden heerlijk weekend met regen, lekker ontbijt en cake, lezen, haken en mijn eerste kalligrafie les. Wat heb jij zoal gedaan?

Love and Liefs, Johanna.