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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Hasselback Potatoes are one of those dishes I’ve been meaning to try out for a while now, but never got around to it because it always seemed easier to just boil and mash the potatoes I had. And I adore mashed potaoes. They’re my favorite food at the moment. Especially with some roast garlic and cream cheese in them. And nutmeg. I love nutmeg. It’s important. Continue reading

The title of this post may be an exaggeration, but that’s actually what this way of preparing a mango always reminds me of.

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On Sunday, I stumbled upon the recipe for these yummy-lookin’ cookies which go by the delightful name of “Fluffernutter”, and they had me at “three ingredients”.

I hadn’t consciously heard of the famous Fluffernutter Sandwich that seems to be relatively popular in the US until I went to buy the ingredients for these cookies and read about the sandwich on the jar of marshmallow fluff. Now that I’ve tasted the cookies, I’m beginning to understand the sandwich’s popularity and I shall embark on a journey to bring this sticky delight to the breakfast, lunch, and dinner tables of Germany.

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Something good happened to me today.

Very spontaneously, I went to a spice exhibition with Hubby and a couple of friends. Yes, spices. Exhibited. When my friend first mentioned it I didn’t really know what to expect, because… spices!? I mean, you could just go to the supermarket and have a good look without paying 10,-€. She was a bit offended when I told her this, I’m afraid. Well, she’ll forgive me. And I have to admit it was a worthwhile experience (okay, “experience” is a bit of an exaggeration but you know what I mean). Continue reading

… even if the sauce does not consist of anthropophile’s delight but of another very special ingredient, it is still the best one-ingredient-sauce you’ll ever meet! Introducing

Beurre Noisette

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The most recent most bestest thing that happened to me is my niece.

I like babies fine, you see, but I’m not one of those women who go “ooohhh, where’s the ittybittylittleboopiepoooooo?” before going “THEREsheis, yessheis, oooohhh, she’s soooo preeeeetty!”. Nope, that’s not how I roll around babies. I usually don’t roll around babies at all, but definitely not like that! Continue reading

You know those days when you wake up thinking ‘Today is the first day of the rest of my life, man. I am going to start it with a healthy breakfast’. And then you walk to the fridge, open it, and remember why you never actually eat anything healthy for breakfast: It’s just too much darn work. Continue reading