Coffee places in Buenos Aires to remember

Coffee places in Buenos Aires to remember

On our way to Patagonia we spent a few days in Buenos Aires. I had already visited the “Paris of South America” – as the city is nicknamed – ten years earlier and now enjoyed re-visiting my favourite places and exploring new locations. The grand houses lining many Avenidas and smaller streets remind me of the architecture found in cities like Madrid or Paris.

For short breaks in between all the strolling and sightseeing, here are three coffee places in Buenos Aires I remember fondly for their locations or architecture:

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Three Fruit and Herb Flavoured Waters

Three Fruit and Herb Flavoured Waters

In Winter I drink green or herbal teas by the potful. In Summer homemade ice tea or pure water become my favourite beverages. As long as it is cool, refreshing and not sweet.

It does not take much to jazz up water: a handful of …

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Rhubarb Raspberry Streusel Cake

Rhubarb Raspberry Streusel Cake

The rhubarb season has finally started in the S&C kitchen. I am opening it with this rhubarb cake, baked directly on the baking tray. Quick and easy. Did you know that – even though rhubarb is considered a vegetable in most of the world – the US categorises rhubarb as a fruit (as rhubarb was used more like a fruit then a vegetable – that’s at least the explanation on Wikipedia)? No matter if you consider rhubarb a fruit or vegetable, this rhubarb streusel (German for “crumbles”) cake tastes well […]

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Tarte Flambée with Green Asparagus and Prawns

Tarte Flambée with Green Asparagus and Prawns

Spring: Blossoming trees. Longer days. Stronger sun – at least most of the days. No more winter coats. Umbrellas – sometimes. Green and pastel colours instead of the dull grey and brown. And … asparagus season.

We are in the midst of asparagus season. The seasonal menus in restaurants are full of asparagus specials. For many a delight. But I kept ignoring that part of spring for a long time. Only recently …

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Cherry Meringue Kisses

Cherry Meringue Kisses

Today is time for meringue kisses. I have been making meringue kisses for a while, actually quite regularly (after I had figured out how to get the meringues right) since their first appearance in a Gingerbread variation on S&C.

But why are these sweet little pieces actually called kisses?

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Food Spaces in Patagonia

Food Spaces in Patagonia

Patagonia, the southern most area of South America, stretches over the southern part of Argentina and Chile from Puerto Madryn in Argentina to Tierra del Fuego ending just south of the island of Chiloe in Chile. The landscape is so breathtaking that I am still gasping about the sheer size of the glaciers around Lago Argentino in the Andes and the stunning Torres del Paine National Park two years after I visited. The animals are abundant. Being in a place with roughly one million penguins is unbelievable as well as […]

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Stir-Fry Udon Noodles with Prawns

Stir-Fry Udon Noodles with Prawns

Hello again, what a good day. Not only because I am sticking to my promise of posting once a week here on S&C (ok, ok, I know keeping up to it for one week is not a real achievement yet), but also because this recipe contains prawns. Put a plate of prawns in front of me and you make my day. It’s that easy to make me happy. Really. No exception. Even that one evening on this lonely beach in southern Thailand – apart from us only two other tourists […]

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Everything Easter (Marzipan Eggs & Pistachio Zopf) and Strudel & Cream is back

Everything Easter (Marzipan Eggs & Pistachio Zopf) and Strudel & Cream is back

Hello, Hallo, Hi, Servus, G’day, Gruezi.

I can’t tell you how happy I am to be back blogging here at Strudel & Cream. And I am very grateful that you found your way (back) to my humble site. After almost exactly one year of silence on this blog I do not take this for granted. Thank you.

Why the silence, you might be asking? There is one simple answer:

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Pulpo Salad

Pulpo Salad

There is one disadvantage living in a land-locked country like Austria or Switzerland: Here is – obviously – no sea as far as you can see. Moving from Austria to Switzerland the mountains got higher, the lakes bigger but the wide sea did not come any closer.
The smell of the ocean, waves breaking at the harbour wall, fisherman unloading their day’s catch, sea gulls trying to …

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Oven roasted carrot-apple soup

Oven roasted carrot-apple soup

Big flakes of wet snow in front of the window at the beginning of spring. In ordinary years this would not have surprised me, but after this mild winter with almost no snow I could not believe my eyes a few days ago. I was already saying Hello to all the blooming trees and …

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