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We were discussing groceries over breakfast today, and I advised against buying bananas because they always end up brown and all shriveled on the counter, and then I have to turn them into cake.

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Last week, I took pity on the bananas slowly blackening on my counter and went recipe-hunting to turn them into a cake. After a while, I found this recipe for a Banana Cinnamon Chip Cake which caught my eye since it was completely fat-free (I don’t count things like cinnamon chips and the likes as fat), which makes it basically a fruit. Continue reading

The best family of them all (i.e. MY family) gave me a very special gift for my 30th Birthday: They made a reservation for Hubby and me at Ikarus, a very upscale restaurant near Salzburg – AND are going to pay for our evening there! My brother and SIL have discovered the restaurant years ago and their enthusiastic rants about it inspired me to give my BFF and her then-new husband an evening there as a gift for their wedding. They, in turn, ranted enthusiastically about it afterwards as well. And now, now it’s my turn to rant enthusiastically!

A comfortably full belly after a glorious meal at the price of a short vacation, paid by not-me – what’s not to love? I’m not really sure they were aware of the financial commitment they got themselves into, but maybe we’ll work that out a little later. Continue reading