Here is a synopsis of our holidays....short, confusing and rather disjointed. I want to start with the menu, it was delicious as always but at the same time too much as always... Starter: Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail with Parmesan Shortbread (a Nigella Lawson recipe) Main dishes: saddle of venison with potato-mushroom crust, red cabbage and red … Continue reading Through the claret glass – a tale of empty stomachs, a death star and a little hedgehog
Today's post's just about cooking as I promised.... Our Pentecost dinner was a mixture of Greek, Turkish and Northern African food: The decoration was opulent with gold but at the same time not overdone. In the evening I served home-made simit (Turkish sesame yeast rings), I made them rather small, not as they are usually … Continue reading Hail to the cook and may the fork be with you!
Hi out there! I hope you have better weather than we have here at the moment, it's kinda cold November rain and not Welcome Summer warm and sunny. Our plants all have to wait inside because it's too cold for them to stay outside during the night... So I stay inside myself without a chance to … Continue reading The ancient dressed truth about fairy tales with an ominous taste of banana
I know I'm not really blogging a lot the last weeks...maybe I get more time and a clearer head in the future.... But here's a short review on our Easter weekend, starting with Good Friday and our Meatless dinner: I made a Pasta with mussels and squid 1 glass fish stock 200 ml white wine … Continue reading The curious incident of the bunny in the Easter-time
Who was facing what???? That's a quote from the TV series 'Black Adder' from 1982 - no, I'm not that old 🙂 - which is one of my all-time favorites on TV, very clever and extremely funny jokes about British History and Literature..everybody loves Rowan Atkinson's 'Mr. Bean', but in my opinion 'Black Adder' is … Continue reading He was facing half the Turkish army, armed only with a small piece of cutlery…
Now we have another ill cat in the family..no that's not the right word because Lenny has heart problems for quite a long time, but now he also got serious neck pains because (now listen on!!) he just sits around and doesn't do anything else but sleeping and eating...so he gets laser acupuncture and massages..... … Continue reading The British Patient-Books-and Heasty-Non-Super Cooking
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