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…

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…

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) And for the perfect music background:  

Le danse de Mardi Gras

I’ve already told you that my birthday next Sunday will have a Mardi Gras theme, it has had a Mardi Gras theme for at least 4 years and I really like it cuz my sista is going to make beignets and a King Cake for me and they taste like heaven!!!! And I love Mardi…

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…

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…

Bon appétit, 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…

From hand to mouth, from pain to kings

Today I want to show a short clip about my two cats Hannibal and Lennard. It’s the daily food fight, Hannibal is hungry as always and keeps Lennard away from the food. But this time Lennard uses a trick Hannibal used before and Lennard had learnt: This weekend I’ll try to post two recipes: A…

Bene te – or how to start a Roman feast at Lenny’s Diner

Yesterday my sister and I talked about recipes we love a lot but haven’t done for a long time – yeah, we are planing for the year a bit 🙂 And we came to the conclusion that we haven’t had a Roman dinner since our move. I have an ‘Ancient Roman Cookbook’ and I read a…

Suganorama in two different angles

Yeah you wouldn’t notice it, but these two panorama pictures contain a lot of calories. The chimney you could see on both pictures is from Südzucker (South Sugar), here the sugar beet, planted on nearby farms, are processed into all kinds of sugar.

Miss S’s feeling for snow

The turn of the year happened to be cold, really COLD and all the world outside went frosty white. A good thing because I like frosty landscapes, a bad thing because I couldn’t get my sister on a long trip into the woods.. (She might be the only person frozen to death in a well heated…

Call me SnackyCrackyBreadaunt

First of all a very short and easy recipe of crackers I made for the party: Quarkcrackers from a cookbook from the 80s. We ate them with shrimp butter and I can only tell you wow!!! Quarkcrackers: 200 g flour 85 g margarine 100 g low-fat curd 1 good dash of salt 1 egg to…