24 augustus 2010

Tasty Joy

The StrAWberrY:
"Doubtless God could have made a better berry,
but doubtless God never did"
Dr William Butler

Strawberries are on my daily menu these last weeks of Summer.
Saskia Strawberry is about to transform into Saskia Speculaas.
Oh, how I would love LOVE to hear you all pronounce speculaas

Anyway, speculaas is a typical Dutch cookie,
which should accompany every single cup of Fall tea.

The minute Fall arrives at my doorstep,
I will send a couple of Speculaas Giveaway packages across the globe
so we can share in this taste fun !


58 opmerkingen:

  1. Love that quote and i hope i win some
    speculaas:-) because they sound delicious. xo

  2. Hhahahaah!!...jij word onze dutch sinterklaas......leuk !!!!.........verstuur je ook aardbeien?????...............fijne dag morgen Sassie............liefs van mij.......XXXXXXXXXXXXX.......moet wel om je lachen hoor....hoe ga je dat verzenden dan??? komt aan als kruim......hahahhah!! ik kom je helpen inpakken !! leuk !!! dag lieverdje.....toedeloeeeeeeeeeeeee......

  3. The best of our strawberry season is past but I too eat them every day when they are in season.

    I fourth generation American Dutch would love to win!! :0

  4. Anoniem24/8/10

    Cute pic Saskia!Im having strawberries right now,lol.I love them,having them pretty much everyday too.Oh I would love to try the cookies,YUM!Happy Tuesday ahead!

  5. My husband would probably agree with you on strawberries being the best berry. He loves them in everything, especially ice-cream. I cannot WAIT to hear about these Speculaas cookies!

  6. Strawberris are the best berries...That is for sure!

    The speculaas sound so yummy...Can I get a recipe?...I would love to make them:)

    Kisses and hugs,sweetie

  7. Aardbeien ja...Speculaas nee!!!

    Wij hebben doordragers en daar staan nu al behoorlijk wat aardbeitjes aan!!Lekker.

    Groetjes Thea

  8. strawberry season is starting to wind down here. my favorite is fresh strawberry shortcake with homemade whipped cream.


  9. I loved the quote..a good one! I have never heard of these cookies but i bet they are deilsh! ;D

  10. Wow how fabulous..super-speculass!! yay!

  11. Yum! I love strawberries! I just want pluck that little strawberry off the screen :)


  12. I just packed some lovely strawberries in Olivia's school lunch box:) Enjoy your speculaas and tea!! Hugs sweet Saskia ~ Txx

  13. I have never heard of these cookies, but if they taste as good as that picture looks I am sure they have to be heavenly tasting!
    Blessings to you,

  14. I love strawberries! We grow these really small but sweet ones in our garden.

  15. The strawberries in California have been wonderfully delicious this summer. yummmmy.

    I am really really ready for fall which is my most favorite time of year.

  16. Dearest saskia, i have tried these cinnamon-gingery cookies and they are yummie! I love berries and such fun to have Saskia Speculaas!! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

  17. oh.... so yummy, the strawberry in the green yummy stuff, speculaas? I want one too! Lovely image, thanks for sharing Saskia!

  18. Sounds divine! Look forward to the giveaway :0
    I love the pic of your kids on the sidebar, so precious!
    Big Smoochies
    gi gi

  19. Cookies - oh dear - count me in dear friend ! I would love to win some!

    Hope your are having a wonderful summer with those sweet babes of yours!


  20. Aardbeien en dan bij voorkeur net geplukt bij de boer om de hoek, jammie ... heel wat doosjes gaan er hier per seizoen door.

    En ik hou stug vol dat we nog gaan nazomeren, maar o wee als het weer om slaat (eh ... Colin ... dat is al), dan ook hier speculaasjes bij de thee.

    Benieuwd hoe je give-away er binnenkort uit ziet :-)

    Groetjes en een fijne dag,

  21. I love strawberries! I am sure I am pronouncing the cookie all wrong! But, if it is good with tea, then it is good for me!

  22. Hi Saskia!!Strawberries, cookies with delicious names mmmmm what a sweet and yummy post my dear friend!! Would love to taste these cookies with a cup of tea, but I´m afraid they won´t be available near here...
    My favourite cookies are the ones here we call "Maria cookies", they remind me of my chilhood...
    Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

  23. goedemorgen Saskia,wat een leuke foto!knap gedaan en wat de speculoos betreft die staat hier altijd op de tafel!!

    geniet van je dagje...

  24. aardbeien een gezonde lekkernij en speculaas ja daar eet ik veeeels te veel van in de december maand grrrr
    mooi foto jammer dat het seizoen haast voorbij is,

    leive groetjes Irma

  25. Aww, I miss summer already, August has been (so far) mostly a total disaster here, so I'm already mentally preparing for Autumn... Hope you have a lovely week. Love from London x

  26. very cool post!
    also cool blog, take a look at mine and maybe we could become blogfriends? :)


  27. Allebei heerlijk en weer z'n moooie foto. Lieve groetjes Esther.

  28. YUM!!! I will be waiting with my teacup in hand!!!!! Anita

  29. Anoniem24/8/10

    Bonjour Saskia,
    Merci pour le gentil commentaire and for visiting my blog!
    I LOVE strawberries... Looking forward to it!

    I'll be following your lovely blog!


  30. Anoniem24/8/10

    Love strawberries but these days can't seem to get enough B.L.U.E.B.E.R.R.I.E.S.
    I'll have my cookies with a cup of coffee sweetie :D

    HUGS ~victoria~

  31. Heerlijk Saskia, ik heb toevallig vanmorgen een pak speculaas gekocht. Ik begrijp uit je post dat dit iets is wat ze in het buitenland niet kennen? Dan zal zo'n giveway erin gaan als koek, denk ik zomaar.
    Fijne dag,
    Liefs Ester

  32. Wat een mooie foto. Aardbeien jaaa maar speculaas
    alleen die dikke met amandelen erop. Ik had er nog niet aan gedacht grr, had je niet even kunnen wachten met deze post??;))
    Gr. Hermine

  33. Sounds delicious!! Can't wait until fall!!

  34. Good Morning Sweet Saskia....
    Oh...."Speculaas" are my FAVORITE! My sister has married into a wonderful Dutch family, and has gifted me with a fabulous recipe...and YOU are right...these delicious little "tea time treats" are the B*E*S*T...I think, I will make some too...and as I am dipping the first little triangle into my cuppa, I shall toast my "Sweet Saskia" ...smile on...Rosie

  35. Hello my sweet berry friend!!!!! You know strawberries are common here in the South of Brasil. My little bird Aila is completely mad at this blushed sweet fruit! We call it "morango".
    Wow...I would smile ear to ear if I could taste this spe...specu...speculaas! treat!!!
    Wait...I can listen to a sound...isn't that the fall at your doorstep?????
    Tight hugs!!!!!! Bela.

  36. You have the sweetest sweetest Blog!!!!!! xoxoxo to you today Saskia!

  37. Jammie
    en dan met een toefje slagroom....
    Kom maar op!!!
    Fijne avond

  38. Dear Saskia, strawbeeries i like them!! Do you have some in your garden?
    Hhhmmm cookies, i would love to win some :-)))
    a wonderful evening

  39. What a wonderful idea, sweet Saskia!!!
    I will stay tuned for the giveaway =)!

    Strawberries... yes it´s a gorgeous berry!!!
    I love it too, too bad though, the season is over , here in Sweden...

    Hope you had a wonderful Tuesday!


  40. I have sliced strawberries with blueberries on my Kashi cereal every single morning!

  41. You have such a wonderful, bright and happy blog! Thanks for stopping by today! See you soon!


  42. When I was pregnant with my first child, I used to eat a pint of strawberries every single day.
    I still love them.



  43. the strawberry on the specula...mmm..sound tasty!!

    Wishing you a very happy Wednesday, Saskia!

  44. En dan maar hopen dat ik win! Want de speculaasjes die in FR te koop zijn zijn toch echt bestonjekoekjes!
    Bonne journee

  45. I think I look like the only male to comment. Maybe males are not allowed. I love all kinds of fruit and this time of year when all the wild berries are there for the tasting. Lovely cheerful blog. I will follow if males are allowed to.

  46. I loved your blog.
    Thanks for visiting.

  47. Quelle super idee Saskia, een tijdschriften swapp. Ik heb alleen de Jean d'arc living mee, wellicht nog een knippie. Ik heb geen ruimte meer. Het is echt heel erg met mij. Ben helemaal te buiten gegaan in onder andere de Hema. Zo'n heerlijke winkel is dat. Die moeten ze echt in Frankrijk gaan openen. En de kids hebben ook beaucoup cadeaux gehad!
    We hebben er volgende week nog wel even contact over over onze swapp. Is er nog een Franslekkernijtje waar ik jou mee kan plezieren?

  48. Thanx for your Shiny Sparkly Summer Sprinkles Saskia Strawberry Speculaas !
    Super idea ....speculaas-give-away !
    I'll give you some zeeuwse-speculaas !
    Hope your email will be fixed SOON !
    See you !

  49. Hi Saskia, what lovely blog you have I loved it! Great idea your speculaas giveaway!!!!
    Tank you for passing and leaving your sweet comment!
    I wish you a nice wednesday you too!!!!

  50. Hi Saskia - I love strawberries and use them in everything from salads to main dishes to desserts - I try to make the most of them while they are here! Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog :) Happy Wednesday!!

  51. Hi Saskia, I just finished a small bowl of strawberry cheesecake ice cream. Yummo! A friend from Holland gave us some caramel wafers from there that were delish with tea. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Tammy :)

  52. ps: I am hosting a great GIVEAWAY, so please join in:)

    Have a great evening:)

  53. Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits, beautiful to look at and to eat.
    I would love to sample a typical Dutch cookie with a cup of tea, so I hope I win the giveaway:)

  54. Anoniem25/8/10

    I love your blog! It is so sweet and fun, thanks for popping over to visit me and opening another door to the wonderful world of Haiku's :)

  55. Saskia, you are such a love to want to share your speculaas with us...and I so wish I could here your pronunciation of speculaas! Thank you for the chance at another lovely giveaway!
    xoxo Paulette

  56. Bij mij van hetzelde laken en pak, ik denk dat er iets mis is met blogger.com!

  57. Heerlijk een schaaltje met aardbeien met wat suiker erop of lekker op brood, ik kan er geen genoeg van krijgen hoor...

    Een fijn weekend.



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