Rare! Antique Baroque Filigree Ring 18k Gold c.1679

“Modern Times”
now showing in The Garden of Adin
Dutch gold antique ring from Amsterdam 17th Century
(Click the picture to get to this beauty)

This time we present you a ring where, besides the country it was made, we even know the town it was made in. And to be even more precise we think this ring was made in the year 1679.

In many countries in Europe guilds guaranteed the integrity of the jewelry trades. They appointed assay-masters to control the objects made of precious metals checking if the right alloy was used. It is by the hallmarks that we can “read” that the ring was made in Amsterdam in the Netherlands (Holland) some 331 years ago.

Recipes d’Amour with vitamins

Recipes d'Amour with vitamin

Orange Paprika Summer Soup

Ingredients:
1 kilo orange paprika’s
½ kilo carrots
little bulb fresh ginger
one onion
poultry stock

For decoration:
sour cream
fresh chervil
as many antique rings as you wish

Method:
process the paprika, carrots and ginger through a juice extractor
cut up the onion and fry in olive oil
add the juice and stock
(no need to add water)
boil for a bit
spice up with salt, pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper

Serve:
hot or cold with sour cream and chervil on top and antique ring(s) aside.
Enjoy!

Preparation time: ca. 45 min
Grade of difficulty: easy
Calories per portion: probably

Recipes d’Amour using fresh fruits from the Garden of Adin

Recipes d’Amour using fresh fruits from the Garden of Adin

European Engagement Ring Victorian Style

Late Victorian diamond engagement ring with two one carat stones and orient pearl

Red Currant Cheesecake

For the Filling:
8 small jam filled Swiss rolls, cut into thick slices
1800 g mascarpone
16 tbsp red currant jelly, melted
900 g caster sugar
16 medium eggs, separated
1200 ml whipping cream
120 g powdered gelatine
24 tbsp water
920 g red currants, washed

For the topping:
1200 ml whipping cream

For Decoration:
400 g red currants, washed
1 antique ring

Method:
Arrange the roll slices in the bottom of a greased springform, making sure that they completely cover the bottom.
Filling:
Soften the cheese in a large mixing bowl. Beat in the red currant jelly, half of the sugar, the egg yolks and cream.
Combine gelatine and water in a small saucepan and stir until the gelatine has dissolved and then beat the gelatine into the cheese mixture. Remove from heat and leave to set.
Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then whisk in the remaining sugar. Fold into the cheese mixture and add the currants. Toss to combine and then spoon the mixture into the prepared springform. Chill for 3 hours.

Topping:
Whip the cream until stiff and pipe or swirl on top of the cheesecake.

Decorate with red currants and finish with pictured ring. Succes guaranteed!

Preparation time: ca. 45 min
Grade of difficulty: easy
Calories per portion: don’t ask

First Plover’s Egg found! (in the Garden of Adin)

Extravagant estate engagement ring with one 6 crt bulky stone

Huge Fancy Diamond Estate Engagement Ring Platinum

The sign of springtime!

ANTWERP, March 28 (Reuters) – In Friesland, the Northern part of Holland, it is an old tradition to offer the first found plover’s egg in the springtime to the Queen. This first found egg (called in Dutch: “eerste kievitsei”) is a symbol for the beginning of the springtime. So, still today although forbidden in the rest of Europe but allowed in Friesland on cultural historical grounds, people hunt for the first egg. 

The Gardener of Adin, not aware of this yearly contest, stumbled upon a nest full of eggs when weeding the Garden of Adin, becoming the unintentional winner of this folkloric event.