A BBQ, a Lamb and a Lemon

A BBQ, a Lamb and a Lemon

If someone had told me five years ago that I would do a blog post about barbecued meat, I would not have believed her. And that is for more than one reason: First there is the part about the …

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A Last Glimpse of Summer: Apricot-Yogurt-Popsicles

A Last Glimpse of Summer: Apricot-Yogurt-Popsicles

How could that happen? We are already in the midst of September and summer is in its final throes. To me it feels as if summer just started but we are already approaching fall with huge steps. Where did the long summer nights go? Where did the apricots disappear to? What happened to the summer heat disappear? Ok, ok, I am not keen on the summer heat but the long warm summer evenings are more my type of thing … This weekend, late summer is presenting itself in the best […]

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Time for a Dose of Summer: Peach-Lemon Balm-Popsicles

Time for a Dose of Summer: Peach-Lemon Balm-Popsicles

This weekend has been the fifth rainy weekend in a row. Time to mope? No, time for artificial summer feeling! Time for popsicles!
Ripe peaches, greek yogurt, …

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A confession and rocket curd spread

A confession and rocket curd spread

I have to confess I can be a creature of habit. For instance, I have spent New Year’s Eve the same way for the last 7 years, sharing cheese fondue, Prosecco and the odd board game with a group of friends. The evening always ends …

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Breakfast in Freiburg im Breisgau

Breakfast in Freiburg im Breisgau

Sunday morning. Earlier this year. Germany. Medieval city gates. Cobbled Streets. Empty. Little runnels alongside. Used as water supply as early as in the 13th century. A city seeming asleep. Freiburg im Breisgau. Sunday morning.

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Honey-mustard salmon on avocado-potato-field salad

Honey-mustard salmon on avocado-potato-field salad

What do a bird, a field, a nut, a mouse ear or a sheep’s mouth have in common? And how does a German fairy tale come into play here?

When it comes to field salad I always have to chuckle about the different regional names that exist for that salad in German.

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Nice Cafés in Prague

Nice Cafés in Prague

Looking for a place to stretch you legs and digest the many impressions collected while wandering around the streets of Prague? Dying for pastry other than Trdelník served in street stalls? Prague has some really nice cafes, both old style and modern.

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Palačinky, Palatschinken or Central European pancakes

Palačinky, Palatschinken or Central European pancakes

During my recent visit to Prague I was surprised by the big amount of savory Palačinky (Czech for pancakes) variations, served in many restaurants or cafes as a quick and very delicious meal. In my city of birth, Vienna, on the other hand, you will hardly find savory Palatschinken …

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Prague, Trdelník and Palačinky

Prague, Trdelník and Palačinky

A few weeks ago I visited the Golden City of Prague. An old, impressive city, a city I had already visited roughly 20 years ago in my early teens. I do not remember many sights from that first trip (apart from the artists’ stalls on Charles bridge, the jewish cemetery and some steep streets – funny what stays in your memory) but the city left an impression with me … and my distant memories did not disappoint me.

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Double chocolate Easter dessert

Double chocolate Easter dessert

This double chocolate Easter dessert is for the chocolate lovers among you out there. It’s quick and easy to make and is a nice dessert during Easter time.

Beware, it will boost your chocolate level to maximum – promise!

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