Sunny rain in my eye

Some more pictures, including street decoration for the Danube festival and my only self portrait:

Of Syracuse, Cotton fields and an unpopular journey

Welcome to La Trattoria di Leonardo, our little Italian restaurant, open just the week of my Mother’s birthday! This Monday was my Mother’s birthday and we decided to make an Italian Birthday party for her with ciabatta, tonno alla siracusiana, breadsticks, cantuccini and Italian salad, bottles of wine, prosecco… My sister and I had to…

Hail to the cook and may the fork be with you!

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…

Pfingstrosen

This weekend is Pentecost and so I decided to show some pictures of Peonies. Why a Peony? Their German name is Pfingstrose and that means Pentecost Rose, because they blossom around Pentecost. BTW our Pentecost Dinner will be a mixture of Turkish, Greek and North African food

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…

Little Lionheart

Just a few pictures of my little Hannibal, who has been diagnosed chronic renal insufficiency (yeah I know after losing Mimmi this March)…he has become so thin, but this guy has been fighting his whole life after his accident, he won’t give up…I hope he still has some power left…

Luring Summer with Colors

It’s May and we already had some taste of summer, but all in all spring has been rather rainy and cold. So I can’t wait for sun and heat, no jackets, shorts, sandals…… This weekend is Mother’s Day – as everybody knows – and Lennard needed a present for his mother and I as his…