Lenny’s Tapas Bar

After a short glimpse on what to serve in a French Brasserie (Btw I checked the menu card of our new Brasserie in town – no artichokes, shame on them!!!) here is another idea for small dishes and appetizers which in combination give a great party dinner for summer: Spanish Tapas with Mexican touch For Lenny’s…

Bienvenue à la Brasserie

Next month a new restaurant is about to open in our town, called Brasserie Amelie, a French inspired restaurant with snacks and wine. And this inspired us to try some French delicacy: Artichokes with dips and garlic-honey bread I have never eaten artichokes, but they turned out to be really easy to cook and VERY…

Pie is the Path to the Outsize

So I hope you also had a nice Star Wars day or (in my case) weekend. Our Star Wars weekend was very springlike! We had green asparagus with smoked salmon and eggs: And a Whiskey Mai Tai (I had no rum around): With a Grenadine Darth Vader Ice Cube! And we ended our dinner with…

The Queen of Hearts still making tarts

Here is the recipe for our weekend cake: Rhubarb-Banana Pie Dough: 75 g sugar 150 g quark cheese 6 Tbsp milk 6 Tbsp oil 1 tsp vanilla essence 300 g flour 1 pck baking soda Mix all ingredients with an electric mix, knead by hand and roll out. Cover the bottom of a springform with…

The curious incident of the bunny in the Easter-time

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…

Herbal Fancy Food – Part 1

Hi there, it’s been a long time since my last post, but I’m so busy at the moment…..V_v…. but I have found a few minutes to try a new recipe for cookies and this one I’m going to share with you out there… Rosemary cookies: 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 cup…

The tragic fate of Humpty Dumpty and the Fish-Footman

It’s Friday again 🙂 and a really warm and sunny one here in Germany, much too warm for this part of the year, more May or June than March…but it was a great day for cleaning our balcony. Our tomatoes last year had been a disaster, so we decided to plant only bell peppers and…

Today’s Dinner: Labskaus, easy and fishy

Today my sista made Labskaus, a Nordic German dinner, really not very common down here in Bavaria. It’s eaten with salted herring, typical for recipes from the Nordic Sea, but in South Germany nobody really likes fish, except maybe fishfingers… It looks like this: Ingredients: 2 onions, cubed 1 can corned beef, cubed 5 potatoes,…

We need to talk about Lennard

Before we have to discuss serious events concerning our cat Lennard, I want to start with pictures of our ‘One day ahead-St. Patrick’s Day Dinner’ We started to day with delicious Oatmeal Bread (made by me) – yes, no Soda Bread, I never managed to make a proper one so I gave it up. The…

Paula Pummel, a ray of light in a dark hour

Hi everybody! I’ve got very sad news, Mimi  – my mother’s cat I – is dead, acute kidney injury. She really wanted to live up till her 18th birthday on March 11th, Saturday evening she started getting weaker and weaker. On Monday she passed away. I still haven’t realized that she’s gone – losing someone…

Ithaca – or planning the week and enjoying the sun

Last Friday Hannibal got his Globules! It took them quite a long time cuz the shop sent them on a odyssey back to our old address 😦 But at last they reached the shores of Ithaca . We started Hannibal’s cure with 5 pulsatilla a day for his cold and hopefully he will get better soon….

Too many recipes for one post, but who cares?

Our Fasching/Carneval or Mardi Gras, whatever you call it, begins with my Birthday and ends this weekend. So here are some pictures to say goodbye to Green-Violet-Gold: And what did I cook for this weekend? The coq au vin won. But before I’ll come to this, I want to show you the recipe of one…