March 06, 2014
You will like a concept of New Deli Yoga. During the day it’s cafe, in the evening you can make some yoga over here. Do you love it? I thought so. They also serve yummy and healthy food and drinks.
I had there strawberry milkshake and coffee (I could never pass on a cup of this liquid). Both were delicious and served by a lovely guy working there. Minimalistic interior helps you to relax and a though that after hours people make yoga there, makes you feel like if you were about to do it as well (so super cool). It’s so peaceful, that you want to stay here for longer.
Go there, order a shake, relax and then do some yoga.
New Deli Yoga, Falckensteinstraße 37
Cafe: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat and Sun 10am-6pm
Yoga: Mon-Fri 6pm-8pm
March 03, 2014
Tomorrow I’m starting a little adventure. I am leaving Berlin and I’ll spend March in Sydney and April in Tokyo. I am so excited that it will be difficult to fall asleep tonight.
I used to live in Sydney for two years and I still miss this city. I have so many plans that it would take too long to point them out over here, but I have to mention one - I finally want to learn how to surf. During my first attempt there was a shark alarm and, well…, it didn’t go that well. I’ve panicked. This time I am prepared. I’ve been making push ups for over two months now, so I hope it will help.
I realise that many things has changed in Sydney, so if you have any tips, please let me know.
This time we also have an evil plan to avoid a jet lag. Mr T. has figures out when we should and when shouldn’t sleep so we’ll be fresh and rested when landing in Sydney. It also means that I can’t have gin and tonic on board and since it was a kind of a little tradition, it won’t be easy. We’ll see.
But, as always, there is one disadvantage. We have to say goodbye to Ryszard and Lola for this two months. And it is hard. I think that they sense something, as they keep coming to us and they want to be petted. This time we can’t take them with us. It’s too far away plus there’s an obligatory quarantine in Australia. It would be just too hard on them. I’ll miss them like crazy.
We start this adventure with a breakfast that I had for the very first time in Sydney. I am talking about pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. I modified this recipe a little bit by adding blue cheese and onions. It is amazing. Buckwheat flour gives it an unique flavour as well.
You will need:
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup green onions, shredded
- blue cheese, cut in small pieces
- bacon, fried
- olive oil for frying
- maple syrup for serving
Place flour, baking powder, salt, milk, butter and maple syrup in a bowl and mix it so all the ingredients are well combined. Add onion and blue cheese and mix it in. Fry them over a medium heat on a frying pan with a bit of an olive oil.
Meantime place bacon in an oven and bake it in 150*C until it’s crispy. When ready dry it with a paper towel.
Serve your pancakes topped with bacon and pour a maple syrup over it.
February 28, 2014
Roamers is a beautiful place with sweet owners, good food, amazing atmosphere and friendly service. If you can fell in love with a place, it happened when I went for a coffee to Roamers for the first time. I am not sure what was the reason - minimalistic yet cosy interior, which’s been created by owners who pay attention to details, a killer coffee which is so good that so far each time I had two, homemade and fresh cakes, or honestly good food.
I had a small chat with one of the owners and he told me that they open at 9 am (except for Mondays), but food is served later, as they make everything freshly in the morning and they don’t serve leftover from the previous day. For me it was like a magical sentence and I admire their passion for this place.
As you relax over a coffee you can listen to some good music. It made me stop thinking about work, phone or my “to do” list. When I left Roamers I felt like going to a forest for a walk. And I liked this feeling.
I had poached eggs and it was simply good. Not too much, not to little, a good breakfast. Then I had brownie - you want to try it. With a next visit I’ve tried their chocolate cake with topping made out of ricotta cheese and oh mama, it was so good.
They’re totally ok with you sitting there with your laptop, and we all need a break from a home routine from time to time, don’t we.
The only disadvantage of this place is, that it’s not in my neighbourhood and I have to be jealous of my friends living in Neukölln.
Roamers, Pannierstraße 64, Tue - Sun: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, wi-fi.
February 23, 2014
Life is full of surprises. The one for me has started two days ago with little Lola singing in the middle of the night. She’s the sweetest cat, but the time to become a lady cat came and she does what she’s most probably supposed to do - she’s getting crazy. She sings whole nights, what equals with me not sleeping at all. Well, I’ll survive, but just in case I bought earplugs.
After a long night, an early morning came. We were a bit tired, but we didn’t want to spoil a beautiful day. So I made a refreshing breakfast out of fruits and mozzarella. Good for people with female cats, with a hangover and not only.
You will need:
- 3 tbsp bread crumbs
- 1 tsp flour
- 1 tsp parmesan
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 egg
- 1 apple
- 1 pear
- 1 mozzarella ball
- olive oil for frying
- mint leaves
- balsamic vinegar (I used thick balsamic sauce)
First cut an apple and pear in thin slices. Heat a frying pan with a tablespoon of oil and fry each slice for about 1 minute on each side. Set aside.
Mix bread crumbs with a flour, parmesan, salt and pepper in one plate and in the other lightly beat an egg.
Cut mozzarella in slices.
Pour 1 more tablespoon of an oil on a frying pan, than cover each slice of mozzarella with an egg, then with bread crumbs mix and fry on each side for about 2-3 minutes.
To serve it place apple slice on pear slice, then mozzarella, mint leaves, few drops of balsamic vinegar and repeat again. Looks funny and tastes amazing.
February 21, 2014
I usually eat tomatoes fresh. I like to mix it with mozzarella and basil, but I’ve never roasted it as a trio before. This was a big mistake. You want to try this recipe. So simple, yet so tasty. Combine it with a good bread and that’s it. Thank you Simply Delicious for inspiration. Have a great weekend everyone!
You will need:
- 3 medium tomatoes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper
- 3 slices of mozzarella
- 3 basil leaves for serving
For a dressing:
- handful of fresh basil
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Cut tomatoes in half, place them in a baking dish cut side up, dazzle with oil, balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Bake in 180*C for about 20 minutes. After this time place mozzarella on 3 halves and bake for 5 more minutes.
Meantime blend all the ingredients for dressing.
When tomatoes are ready, place a leaf of basil on each one covered with mozzarella and cover with another half. Top with a dressing. Tastes great with a slice of good bread.
February 19, 2014
I have a thing for cute little places with a friendly service. But imagine this. You go inside a little cafe without expecting anything (we walked there from Friedrichshain, took some pictures in a Photobooth and were still very excited about our creativity), and walk into one of the most surprising interiors you’ve seen lately. Salumeria Lamuri is amazing. There are beautiful tiles with three different patterns that were meant to be together, cosy little tables, beautiful counter and a big window you can admire Berlin from.
There’s also a back room, all in wood with a window covered with plants. I loved it and could hardly concentrate on ordering. Honestly, I was walking around and just looking. All the little details make this place.
You order at the counter, where they explain you what you can have for breakfast and not only. I chose fresh panini (you have a choice of these ones and it’s good to ask) and Tomasz took one more and a soup.
It was all delicious, I am telling you. They serve a good coffee as well, espresso doppio was powerful and full of flavour. I like the way they serve soups - in jars, interesting and looking good. I also recommend their italian croissants - I had to argue with Tomasz when he asked for another bite. Boys are mean when it comes to food…
We met with friends and spent there good 3 hours. Maybe because of an amazing conversation, but most probably the cosiness of the place helped as well. So we made a statement that we’re coming back for more.
Salumeria Lamuri, Köpenicker Str.183, Mn - Fr 9 am - 6 pm, Saturday 10am - 6pm.
February 16, 2014
When you miss one city for far too long, you feel like a tourist when you’re back. I’ve been discovering Berlin quite a lot lately. One reason is that we had a friend over but also I want to make a small Berlin guide with my most favourite spots. I did not cook much, instead I kept eating out (more Eat Berlin posts on a way). But yesterday at night I got this amazing recipe from a friend and it turned out I had most of ingredients home. I modified it just a little bit and what came out is simply awesome(the original recipe at He needs food). Healthy, easy to make, vegan and yummy. You can give it to your kids, pack if for work, or eat it piece after piece for a whole day like me and Tomasz did.
I do not own a food professor, so I shredded all ingredients in a blender. A bit time consuming, but possible. If you have a food processor at home it will go much faster.
You will need:
- 1 cup quinoa flakes
- 1 cup almonds
- ¼ cup coconut flakes
- 1 cup dried apple
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup dried apricots
- ½ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup mixed sunflower and pumpkin seeds
Spread quinoa flakes, almonds and coconut flakes on a baking tray covered with a paper and bake in 200*C for about 6 minutes (watch it, so it won’t burn). When it cools down you have to place it in a food processor with the rest of the ingredients except the juice. When everything is shredded add the juice and let the engine run a bit longer. If you don’t haver a food processor blend each ingredient in a blender and then mix in a juice using a spoon.
Take a medium baking dish (about 20cm2), cover it with a baking paper and place quinoa mix on it. Flatten it equally. You can spread over some cranberries or seeds so it will look nicer. Cover it with a paper or a foil and refrigerate overnight.
It tastes amazing with a natural yogurt.
February 09, 2014
If you live in Berlin, walk around Mitte from time to time and don’t know this place, there’s a chance, that you passed Mogg & Melzer a couple of times. I did, and I knew where I was going. It is located in an old Jewish Girls’ School and hidden behind a big wooden door. When you get inside turn right and you’ll find it. Restaurant is a room with a minimalistic interior, where they serve the best pastrami in town. Wooden tables, chairs and benches, violet pillow from time to time and an open kitchen makes the place look good.
Coffee choice is simple - cappuccino or americana. I asked about the coffee grains because when I drink it black, I like it good. Waitress didn’t know much about it, the only think she could say was “Of course it’s good” (her face expression was priceless) and then she added that if I really want to know she can check. Well, I am a trustful person, I took it and, I must admit, I loved it. It was strong and satisfying.
We knew what we came for - Reuben and Pulled pork sandwich - and it was a good choice. This sandwiches are amazing. They import meat from States, but prepare it in Berlin. Everything is homemade. Just look on pictures and imagine me and Tomasz eating with a big pleasure. We did not talk much, the only sentences exchanged was a question “Is your sandwich as good as mine?” and after tasting the other one - “OMG it’s amazing”. We had a small argument as we could not decide which one was better. Well, as it’s my blog I have a final saying - Reuben sandwich is the most awesome one (I love you Tomasz).
Most probably it’s not the cheapest sandwich place in Berlin. It is tasty and mind blowing. But is it worth the price? Of course it is! If you’re a meat lover, this is a place for you.
Mogg & Melzer, Auguststrasse 11-13, Mn - Fr 8 am till late, Weekends 10 am till late. Free wi-fi.
February 03, 2014
There is this saying that if something sounds too good to be true, most probably it is. Well, listen to this - it takes 5 minutes to make a bread and 30 to bake it. It’s so good, that it disappears straight away. I’ve found the original recipe on My Kitchen Affair blog, I made few changes and here it is.
You will need:
- 100g buckwheat flour
- 150g all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2-3 sticks of rosemary, shredded
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup almonds, cut in small pieces
- 200 ml buttermilk
Heat your oven to 200*C (400*F) with a baking tray inside. Place everything in a bowl and mix so the ingredients combine. The dough will be sticky, it’s ok. Place the dough on a floured surface and create a bowl. It’s ok that there is a flour on it. Place it on a hot tray covered with a baking paper, cut a deep “x” on a dough and bake for about 30 minutes.
February 01, 2014
Hot chocolate is a beautiful drink. It tastes amazing, looks good and almost everyone is excited about it.
Before meeting Mr. T. I was a winter girl, I used to snowboard whenever possible and I loved mountains during the winter period (I still love it, just don’t visit that often anymore). Hot chocolate, hot tea with an electric twist (we call it like this in Poland when we add alcohol to tea) and hot wine was a must when I was in mountains. Things has changed. Since almost 8 years (since I am married too Mr T.) we are kind of avoiding winter. No idea why, it’s just happening. But I still have a warm heart for hot chocolate, so here comes a recipe.
I made something similar two years ago and since then it’s a regular in my fridge during the cold season. Chocolate makes us happy, but a hot chocolate make us warm and happy.
You will need:
- 1 cup cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 5 sprigs fresh mint
- pinch of salt
- 1 & 1/2 cups chopped dark chocolate (like 70%)
- 1/2 cup grind almonds
Pour cream and milk to a small pot and bring to boil. Add springs of mint and put aside for about 30 minutes. Meantime grind the almonds, chop the chocolate and place together in a medium bowl.
Gently squeeze the mint from the cream mixture, so it will realise essential oils ant put it on a side. Add salt to the cream mixture and bring it again to boil over medium-low heat.
Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and almonds, let it melt for a minute and then start to mix it. This is how you get ganache. You can refrigerate it for about 2 weeks.
Whenever you feel like a cup of a hot chocolate, simply put 2 tbsp of ganache into the cup and pour in a hot milk. Tastes amazing with marshmallow.