2010/09/27

Fairylike Elf Couches in the Garden of Adin

Fairylike Elf Couches in the Garden of Adin

Victorian rose garland drape necklace, yellow and green gold
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Turkey tails (in Latin: "Trametes versicolor" and in Dutch "Elfenbankje" which means "Couch for elfs") is an extremely common polypore mushroom which can be found throughout the world and thus also in The Garden of Adin.

Versicolor means 'of several colours' and it is true that this mushroom is found in a wide variety of different colours and shapes. Therefor to local experts it was no surprise that the Gardener of Adin came upon this beauty here. A picture was taken to share the true beauty of this miracle of Mother Nature with you.

Look and enjoy!

Antiqualy yours,
The Adin team
www.adin.be




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2010/09/19

Recipes d'Amour: Nuts for Antique Jewelry

Recipes d'Amour
Nuts for Antique Jewelry


Magnificent gold Neo-Egyptian Victorian snake pendant, serpent, angel skin coral
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La nouvelle cuisine d'Adin
proudly presents:
Adin Coconut Soup


Ingredients:
* 1 piece of Adin antique jewelry
* one onion
* 2½ cup vegetable stock
* 400ml coconut milk
* 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
* 2 tablespoons tamari
* 2 tablespoons brown sugar
* ¼ cup fresh grated ginger
* juice and zest of 1 lime
* chilli paste to taste

Method:
Cut up the onion and fry in olive oil in a large saucepan.
Add the stock, ginger, lime juice, lime zest, lemon juice, tamari, brown sugar, and chili paste.
Bring it to boil.
Reduce heat, disslving sugar (2 to 3 minutes).
Add coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve:
Serve hot.
Eat and only then give the piece of Adin Antique Jewelry as present to your beloved one.
(Hence the name of this recipe: "Nuts for Antique Jewelry".)


Preparation time: ca. 30 min
Grade of difficulty: easy
Grade of success with your present: immeasurable

Antiqualy yours,
The Adin team
www.adin.be




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2010/09/13

Recipes d'Amour: Sweet, Sour and Beautiful

Recipes d'Amour
Sweet, Sour and Beautiful

Bulky Retro style bracelet with real rubies, Italian made
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La nouvelle cuisine d'Adin
proudly presents:
Cumquat Marmelade


Ingredients

* 1 Adin antique ring
* 24 green cumquats
* 2 oranges
* ca. 2kg (10 cups) sugar
* juice of 2 lemons
* ca. 2 litres (8 cups) water


Method

Take the Adin antique ring from your finger.

Remove pips from cumquats and oranges, chop them and combine together in a bowl. Using a mug, measure them into a large saucepan. Add 3 mugs of water per each mug of fruit. Let stand in a cool place for 12 hours (or overnight)

Bring the fruit mixture to the boil, reduce heat and simmer until the rind is very tender. Remove from heat and measure cooked fruit. Add one mug of sugar to the pan for every mug of the fruit mixture. Mix in the lemon juice, about 3 tablespoons.

Return the fruit to the pan, and bring to the boil once again. Boil, stirring occasionally, until the gel stage is reached (the temperature of the marmalade should be about 105 C when checked with a kitchen thermometer.) Remove from heat, and skim foam from the surface.

Transfer the mixture to sterile jars, leaving a bit of headspace, and seal immediately. Process any unsealed jars in a water bath. Refrigerate after seal has been broken.

Put the Adin antique ring back on your finger.


Preparation time: ca. 75 min
Grade of difficulty: easy
Calories per portion: absolutely

Antiqualy yours,
The Adin team
www.adin.be





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2010/09/05

If I had a rose, for every time I thought of you... I'd be picking roses for a lifetime.

If I had a rose, for every time I thought of you...
I'd be picking roses for a lifetime.

Stylish Art Deco bracelet set with old mine cut diamonds and onyx
(as most of the Adin pictures, this also is a non-edited true picture)


Art Deco bracelet

Antique jewelry object group: bracelets

Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.

Style: Art Deco

Style specifics: Abstract motives and geometrical forms are quite typical for the Art Deco period.

Period: ca. 1920

Material: platinum

Diamonds: Three old mine brilliant cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.85 crt., 54 old mine brilliant cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 3.50 crt. and 12 rose cut diamonds. We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.

Total diamond weight: approx. 4.35 crt. (without the rose cut diamonds)

Precious stones: Many little carre and baguette cut onyx stones

Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and onyx for July.

Hallmarks: No trace

Condition: excellent condition

Dimensions: length 17.80 cm (7.01 inch)

Weight: 12.40 gram (7.97 dwt)

Reference NÂș: 10103-4295




Antiqualy yours,
The Adin team
www.adin.be




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