October 07, 2014
Hormones. Wow. I don’t even know how to write about it. Let me start by telling you about myself. I am a morning person, at least Tomasz says so. If you ask me to get up at 5 am and do something early, I’ll be more than happy to do so. I’ll be smiling and I can even bring some sandwiches and hot coffee with me.
I do get up quite early on everyday basis. I make breakfast, sing in a kitchen, chase my cats and enjoy a morning light. But going back to the hormone subject. Wow! This is something. I’ve met with a friend yesterday and I told her how cool it is to be pregnant - no pains, no disadvantages, no hormonal roller coaster. Well… today I was punished for it. Or Tomasz was. I got up, started to make a breakfast, asked my boyfriend to help me (he’s not a morning person really but he’s sweet enough to agree each time I ask) and then it has started. There was so many unique/strange/scary emotions in me that I was flying above my kitchen - taking pictures, laughing, then screaming on poor Tomasz, crying, then being totally satisfied, then again hitting the sad tune. What is going on with these emotions! I’m caring around few kilograms of a human inside me and I think that it should be enough. Why my body messes up with my head and heart? I will never know. But send some good vibes to poor Tomasz, because it’s much harder for him than for me ;)
But out of this unique morning a delicious Fammkuchen came out. Do you know it? I fell in love with it when I moved to Berlin. I remember having it in a cosy little cafe next to my apartment and thinking that Germans have cool food ideas. It’s super easy to prepare, even easier than pizza. Dough doesn’t need to rise or at least not in this recipe. And on top spread some thick sour cream, season with salt and pepper and add whatever you like. I chose pear, blue cheese and red cabbage and yes, it goes well together :)
You will need for a dough (1 big or 2 smaller):
- 1 & 1/2 cup flour (200g)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup of water
- pinch of salt
For a topping:
- sour cream (small package)
- 1 pear, cut in slices
- blue cheese, cut in small pieces
- a bit of red cabbage, cut in small pieces
As I’ve mentioned it is a very easy recipe. Heat an oven to 250*C and prepare the dough. In a bowl mix all the ingredients - water, flour, salt, oliva oil and knead it for about 5 minutes. Divide dough in two if you want two small Flammkuchen or roll one big dough. You want it to be thin, otherwise it won’t have this nice breakable texture. Place dough on a baking paper on a HOT tray.
Spread sour cream over your dough, place pear, cabbage and blue cheese on it and bake for about 10 minutes.
Eat still hot :)
April 07, 2013
Welcome to my dream, yes literally. I am still jet lagged and I feel like living in a dream or rather standing next to my body most of the time. But I also have good moments, usually very early in a morning, like 4 am, when it’s still dark outside, apartment is covered in a total silence and I can drink my coffee and enjoy alone time with my sweet cat Ryszard. At this time he’s very tired so he just comes to the kitchen and lies down on my knees.
February 15, 2013
Hugs from San Francisco! I don’t have to asure you that I’m already in love with this city, do I? I can’t get enough of little streats, trams, beautiful architecture, cafes and people. I eat definitely too much as there’s too many delicious little places to visit. Each day I discover something new and beautiful. The only thing that saves me is walking around, and in San Francisco it’s mostly up hill, hahaha.
October 06, 2011
Scrambled eggs are always good for breakfast. Any eggs are. It’s one of easy choices if you don’t have too much time in the morning.
September 09, 2011
I haven’t been writing for a while, that’s because I had 3 weeks of holiday. I went Poland where I’ve met all my best friends and had so many things to do, that I didn’t have time for breakfast. Ok, to be honest, sometimes I didn’t have energy to do it ;)
August 12, 2011
I remember a ritual associated with eating the quiche for breakfast when I was living in Sydney. I had my favorite cafe with a perfect cup of coffee and simply delicious morning quiche. I miss those hot days (it rains here almost every day) and I used to miss quiche as well… util this morning, because I baked a nice one with spinach, leek and bacon. The only difference is the rain outside the window …
July 27, 2011
Small Claire-Bear is still in my place, so we’re trying to enjoy each meal as much as possible. Coffee and croissant for breakfast sounds like fun to me. I swear I’ll make them one day but for now bakery located next to my house works just fine ;) Add few slices of cheese and ham, heat it in an oven for 5 minutes and you’ll have a very nice breakfast.
July 24, 2011
You know how it is when you have some friends over. You want to spend as much time with them as possible. That’s why we had a simple breakfast today (short time to prepare, longer to enjoy). Simple… but delicious, and a flavors combination was just perfect.
July 10, 2011
We went for a 5 years old girl’s birthday party yesterday, her mother prepared all that great food and I realised how many delicious breakfasts are in front of me. Since I haven’t eaten bread for a while, here comes one with it.