Tuesday, 22 September 2020

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 22 September 2020 - T for Beetroot, Volkswagen and lost in translation.


Good morning lovely ladies,
The above image is just something I found on the Internet. I thought it was a cute coffee cup. Actually it is a huge coffee cup. My mum has a plant pot exactly like this one. 

How are you all today? Ready to join Elizabeth and Bluebeard's T-Party? All you need is a beverage (or a reference to a drink). The above picture would qualify me, but there is more to come so keep on reading.

First off my postcard. This one comes to me from Germany. It was sent by a guy called Dirk. He lives in the Ruhr area of Germany, but sends me this great card of a Volkswagen campervan. A bit of nostalgia for some people. I personally think they were a bit cramped. We never had one.
Can you see the palm trees? I think that is especially for Elizabeth.

The stamps are beautiful. They are entitled: Dessau-Wörlitzer Gartenreich. 

Wikipedia writes:The Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm,   is a World Heritage Site in Germany, that lies between city of Dessau and the town of Wörlitz in Central Germany. It was designated world heritage in 2000. It is one of the first and largest English parks in Germany and continental Europe. It was created in the late 18th century under the regency of Duke Leopold III of Anhalt-Dessau (1740-1817), returning from a Grand Tour to Italy, the Netherlands, England, France and Switzerland he had undertaken together with his friend architect Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff. Strongly influenced by the ideals of The Enlightenment, they aimed to move on from the formal garden concept of the Baroque era in favour of a naturalistic landscape as they had seen at Stourhead Gardens and Ermenonville. Today the cultural landscape of Dessau-Wörlitz encompasses an area of 142 km2 (55 sq mi) within the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.Gartenreich Dessau Worlitz.

That is amazing. That must be such a beautiful garden! I personally know the above mentioned Stourhead quite well as it was near where we used to live  and we had season tickets.

What sort of week have I had? Well, we have had the first rain of the season. It was just one day.

But as it was on a Friday, I went walking with my friend. It was dull and overcast, and I had to wear a jacket (for the first time this season).

The temperatures plummeted. Even the swallows decided it was too cold and congregated on the power lines, ready to travel to warmer climes.

Hubby's vegetable plot continues to feed us with good stuff. This is what he brought the other day:

And what do you think of this whopper!
I have since cooked it, and this is what I did:

I roasted the beet with potatoes and onion. Delicious!

And we had a pie with it, which we shared as it was very big.

Yesterday I bought another mask. I saw it in the shop and thought it would match hubby's.

I was asking hubby to pose for a selfie when he was in the middle of baking pancakes. (in case you wondered why he is cooking with a mask indoors). The pancakes are made with the discarded sourdough starter. We'll have them for breakfast tomorrow.

You've already seen this beetroot and potato roast, but now my glass of wine is in it and that is my ticket to the T-Party.

I made another plum cake on Sunday for the boys of our house group.

And I made spaghetti this week in stead of tagliatelle. More than half of that went in the freezer as I have made far too much.

I'm leaving you with a smile: This week I also got some muslin cloths to cover my kombucha pots. This were the instructions on the packet:

I apologise that some photos are on the left and others in the middle and the sizes are not uniform either. The new Blogger seems to do its own thing and I don't seem to have much control over the situation.

That is it from me today. Have a good week everyone, and keep smiling!

Happy T-Day,


  1. Hi Lisca, fun post-enjoyed seeing all the delicious foods you made-I haven't made pasta in years, the beet and potato dish looks delish. great stamps and postcards this week-Happy T Hugs Kathy

  2. Lots of yummy food Lisca. I recently made my first plum cake and it was really good. It is not a popular cake here where I live in the US. Not sure about elsewhere. And that is one giant beet. We are so dry here this year I didn't even get 1 beet. Your husband has quite the green thumb. And send even your little bit of rain my way please. We need it badly. Hope you have a great T day and first day of autumn also. Hugs-Erika

  3. Your food all looks very good, so many delicious things. The roasted veggies look wonderful, what a huge beetroot you got. Still no rain here, and we need it, hopefully soon! Have a happy T Day and a good week, Valerie

  4. That's the biggest beet I've ever seen ~ I love a good beet salad with goat cheese and arugula. The pictures look good coming through on my computer. Sweet teacup planter you found and the postcard and stamps are fun too. ~ Happy T day

  5. Loving the tea party scene, its such a beautiful teacup and saucer 😁. Wow, you have been busy with all that baking! I'm loving your face masks too and can tell your both smiling under there 😀. That beetroot sure is a whopper...lol! Happy T Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

  6. What a lovely post. I love seeing the photos of your and your husband. The post card is great and so nice to get. Your garden is magnificent and those pies. I enjoyed it so very much. Have a wonderful day.

  7. That veggie garden looks to be worth its weight in gold. And your roasting pan would be tempting me were I there. The fruit pies look delicious, too. Yummmmy! Happy T Tuesday!

  8. Darling coffee cup. Who doesn't love miniatures. They remind me of doll houses and childhood play.

    Another great history lesson, Lisca. You do great research.

    Beautiful harvest. I love beets, except for the red mess. I was making borscht in an old-fashioned pressure cooker many years ago. The pressure cooker exploded. (I think I over-filled it.) I looked like I had measles and we had to re-paint the kitchen ceiling.

    What a lovely looking meal.

    Funny label instructions.

    Happy T-day! Stay safe and well. Hugs, Eileen

  9. First off,I love that pretty cup with the string of tears. I have a string of pearls and string of bananas and a string of dolphins but I have yet to make them flourish. I still haven't found the key ingredient.

    Love the postcard and stamps. The palm trees look tropical and remind me of warm weather.

    I love that your hubby has a harvest that you can enjoy at the table. Those beets and potatoes look SO delicious along with the pies. And all those noodles...you must have been in the kitchen a while.

    I started the dough for my Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough bread tonight. With the leftover started, I made Cinnamon Sourdough Crumb Cake. They are both staples in our house. I have only made sourdough pancakes once. The cinnamon bread is a much faster breakfast with a family of 5 as I don't have to cook anything.
    I tried a new flavor of kombucha tonight. It was ginger raspberry. It turned out better than I expected. I love seeing your posts on your flavors. Do you use recipes or make up your own.
    Happy Tea Day,

  10. Oh, boy, no wonder I never heard of that garden, that´s "East Germany". How sad. We get ads on TV to go for a holiday in Turkey but nothing like this...
    First rain, oh, boy! Bautiful when you grow your own veggies like that. Oh, the masks, when will that be over...When you click on the pic you should get a little popup.
    With the first three sysmols from left you can align and the next icon is for size. If theyhaven´t changed it yet again by the time you read this...!
    Happy belated T-day and hugs!

  11. Love that cup and saucer! My friend has just bought a Volkswagen camper van - it wouldn't do for me either! Sad to see the swallows leaving, they left here a while ago! Your harvest looks good as does what you made. I tried using discarded sourdough for my pancakes once but hubby said they were too chewy!!! Love the instructions with your cloth!!! Have a god week, belated Happy T Day, Chrisx

  12. I really enjoyed scrolling down your delightful photos! I especially love the first capture!

    Happy Thursday!

  13. I have notices also, that I have no control over sizes of photos or where they go. I try, but like you said, Blogger has a mind of it's own. I can't believe you make your own spaghetti! I am so impressed with all your food photos. I wish you would come cook for us! LOL Happy T Day!