Iko Iko Aftershow Party

So yesterday was my birthday and all I can say is that it was a great day with lots of good food...but it's not the end of my birthday party 🙂 Because my birthday was on Sunday and we all had to go to work on Monday morning so we decided that there was just … Continue reading Iko Iko Aftershow Party

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Mum’s the best, or at least her beignets are…

Looking for the best beignets in town? Then come to Lenny's Diner, because Lenny's Mum is famous for the softest and sweetest ones around!! And for those too far away to get one of these fresh, warm pillows, here's the special recipe for Lenny's Mum's original Mardi Gras Beignets 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup sugar … Continue reading Mum’s the best, or at least her beignets are…

Of Gumbos, Indians, Muses and Kings

Oh I've forgotten to mention some great books about New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Louisiana tradition and history: Gumbo Ya-Ya: A Collection of Louisiana Folk Tales by Robert Tallant (Author), Lyle Saxon (Author), Edward Dreyer (Author) https://lesen.amazon.de/kp/card?asin=B00CMEMK8W&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_hMqIybFCQD699 https://lesen.amazon.de/kp/card?asin=B005IQ64H4&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_eQqIybS3Z5FX2 https://lesen.amazon.de/kp/card?asin=B003ZYEWIE&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_ISqIybZAY051Y And for the perfect music background:  

Welcome to the Past cuz the Now is frozen!

Due to the terrible icy cold we have at the moment, I spend my free time at home sewing and helping my sista preparing for my Mardi Gras Birthday Party...I just made green Burger buns for Mardi Gras Pulled pork....so there's nothing new to show at the moment, except for my Birthday decoration, but this … Continue reading Welcome to the Past cuz the Now is frozen!

Hans Graupel, the Rebel against a gloomy white

Who is Hans Graupel? It's Jon Snow's little German brother...don't ask, me and my sista very joking around while walking through the snow-covered landscape....and somehow we ended up with Hans Graupel.... Then we came up to some old graffiti on a school wall and I decided that my camera deserves some colors: BTW if you … Continue reading Hans Graupel, the Rebel against a gloomy white

Bon appĂ©tit, Caspar Melchior and Balthasar

So here's the recipe for the roscon de reyes: 1 pk dry yeast 100 ml warm milk 50 g sugar 350 g flour 1/2 tsp salt 50 g margarine 2 eggs 2 Tbsp rum 2 Tbsp orange flower water 1/2 tsp orange zest Glaze: powdered sugar milk candied fruits Dissolve the yeast in the warm … Continue reading Bon appĂ©tit, Caspar Melchior and Balthasar