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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Sunday, November 11, 2012

{Edible Marzipan Rose | Wedding Anniversary}

It is this time of the year that you want to hibernate and snuggle up warmly with a good read and be lazy. A good read would be the book that husband Pieter finished, about his life and his Parents, Grandparents and above all his daughter Liz. It was daughter Liz who gifted this book for her Daddy's birthday. Writing it, was a labour of love of four months dedication. Searching slides and old photos, scanning them and then composing a story. First writing it on a note bloc, later with fountain pen onto the glossy pages in the big hard cover book. It will become a family treasure. Wish I had such a huge book with stories about my Grandparents and such. So far I have read it half way. 
Autumn is a special season for Family time.
However, our Family is far away, living over three continents; Europe (daughter Liz), Asia (daughter Anita) and Australia...
We at times do receive a nice parcel in the mail.
Like the above Edible Marzipan Rose that came from our German 'son' and his family.
Can you believe this traveled over 7,000 km and arrived nearly perfect?
It did not LIVE very long though. Husband Pieter has a sweet tooth and he enjoyed this delicious treat. Glad I got to make this photo before it vanished into his tummy...
Right now another parcel is on its way but it takes forever with the mail nowadays.
We also got some lovely messages from daughter Anita for our Wedding Anniversary. 
It was in 2008, that our two German 'sons' and their family did treat us at a special restaurant in Cologne around our Wedding Anniversary. Daughter Anita (3rd from right) was part of that as well. Very fond memories!

Wishing you all a lovely day.


  1. a long trip for a sweet and quick snack. :)

  2. It is so nice to receive lovely parcels from your beloved !
    What a nice photo with your family .Happy moments !
    Have a nice weekend !

  3. Dear Mariette, It is hard to be so far from loved ones and the time you get to spend with each other is that much more precious. It is wonderful to give and get little surprises in the mail, a special something to remember them by. A lovely family photo and Happy Anniversary to you and Peiter! xx

  4. Liebe Mariette und lieber Pieter,
    alles Gute zu eurem Hochzeitstag. Ihr zwei habt euch gefunden und steht treu zueinander, in guten wie in schlechten Tagen. Das ist das beste, was einem passieren kann. Was für ein wunderbares Geschenk ist das Buch von Liz. Persönlicher kann man nicht schenken. Und die Marzipanrose ist wortwörtlich "süß". Ich wünsche euch weiterhin eine wunderbare Zeit miteinander.
    Schöne Grüße,

  5. Dearest Mariette,
    Happy Happy Anniversary for you two.
    Wow, it sure is amazing that this sweet gift tripped such a long way and wonderful for the thoughts from beloved ones♡♡♡ They know you love rose, don't they♪ I checked the word "Marzipan" p;)
    Even though the distance, your family are so close; lovely photo of your memory, my friend.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  6. Het is nu echt weer voor goede boeken en mooie inspiratievolle tijdschriften.
    Wat mooi dat je man zijn familiegeschiedenis op papier heeft gezet.
    Je heb een mooi en heerlijk pakketje ontvangen.
    Wat zijn dat dan kostbare momenten nu je kinderen zo ver weg wonen om met z'n allen bij elkaar te zijn.
    Wens je een fijn weekend.
    Lieve groet, Mea

  7. Dearest Mariette,
    What a lovely time with your family photo and happy Anniversary you and Peiter.
    Hugs and love to always!

  8. Liebe Mariette,

    ich gratuliere aus ganzem Herzen.

    In lieber Verbundenheit

  9. Dearest Mariette ... wishing you and Pieter a most fabulous wedding anniversary!!! Your love for each other and the family you have created is an inspiration in living, for all who are blessed to know you (in person or in writing).

    That marzipan looks absolutely delicious!! ... Europe is the best when it comes to special treats. Wishing you a wonderful week-end! Much love and best wishes, from us both. xo C. (HHL)

  10. buon anniversario!!!!!!! tanti tanti auguri e tanta fortuna!!!!! siete una bella famiglia...che peccato avere i figli lontani....buon w.e. e un grande abbraccio Lory

  11. Hola Mariette. Deseo que te pongas muy pronto completamente bien de tu salud. Gracias por visitarme y por dejarme tu cariñoso comentario. Besos y que tengas una feliz semana.

  12. Dear Mariette,

    Your family is scattered over Europe! It must be difficult at times to have them living so far away. It's good to see they don't forget the two of you. Was it your wedding anniversary recently? Congratulations to you and Pieter. The present you were sent from Germany looks delicious.

    Wish you a happy weekend!

    Madelief x

  13. Dear Mariette, such a lovely post.Yes, family is the most important thing and especially in holiday times we like to be surround with people we love...
    Happy anniversary! You and your husband seem like a very happy and harmonic couple with a beautiful family!
    Love, Jagoda

  14. Hej Mariëtte, van harte gefeliciteerd met jullie trouwdag. Op deze momenten zal het niet makkelijk zijn om familie zo ver weg te hebben, de familiebijeenkomsten zijn dan wel heel speciale herinneringen.
    Lieve groet,

  15. Oh the edible rose looks so sweet! What a nice gift from your German son!
    Well, things that beautiful never live long I guess...glad you got to take picture before it vanished in Pieter's tummy :-)

  16. Lieve Mariette,

    Het boekwerk door jullie samen gemaakt zal door dochter Liz vast en zeker met veel liefde gekoesterd worden.

    En die snoeperige roos ging er in als koek,heb jij ook een klein stukje gekregen;-)

    De familie foto tijdens lekker etentje is een mooie en dierbare herinnering.
    Is het nu jullie trouwdag...of...?
    Volgens mij ken jij alleen maar gelukkige dagen met zo'n lieve man als Pieter,ik feliciteer je dan ook met AL die dagen dat jullie saampjes gelukkig zijn,er is wel elke dag iets te vieren dan.

    Fijne zondag en lieve groeten!!

  17. Dearest Mariette
    You are very lucky to have such a big family. I have very fond childhood memories of very large family gatherings - there's something so reassuring about big family events (at least if there is peace in the family!). And I think it's wonderful you have them spread around the world like that - gives such a good "excuse" to travel!
    The marcipan rose is beautiful - indeed amazing it made throughout that long journey right into Pieter's grateful tummy :-)
    Wishing you both a lovely Sunday,
    love from Greece.
    P.s. I'm so pleased to hear of Smokey's progress, I'd love to see a picture of him.

  18. Dearest Mariette,

    Happy special moment for both of you!

    Congratulation for your anniversary!

    So beautiful memories, thanks for sharing with us.
    Love to gather with all member of family when they live so far away.

    have a nice weekend to you and Pieter


  19. Dearest Mariette,

    Happy wedding anniversary to you and Pieter and so lovely of your Son to post over the sweet gift.
    Looks like a very special time, with all the family gathered around the table.

    Wishing you a happy new week

  20. Happy Anniversary! :)
    I absolutely love your life stories, two days ago I was searching through your blog and reading about Liz. I was really surprised since I knew only about Anita until then.
    It is more exciting to have family all over the world than stucked in one house. You have time just for love, not for crazy everyday things like fighting over each others habbits. But I think you already know that. :)
    And I so want to eat the first picture right now! :D

  21. Dearest Mariette,
    I am a bit late, but my wishes for your wedding anniversay are coming from my heart! Wishing you all the best!
    The edible Marzipan Rose is a lovely gift!
    The self written book with family stories is such a lovely idea!
    Have a wonderful week,
    love and hugs,


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