September 28, 2014
Autumn is here. My friend Sandra is pretty happy about it as she loves all the seasons but for me it was a hard goodbye with summer. First and foremost this year’s summer rocked in Berlin! Weather was brilliant and I felt like it’s Sydney kind of a city. Secondly it was the last summer just for me and Tomasz and we totally took advantage of it. Early morning walks with coffee in one hand and croissant in another, biking around the city at night, discovering and appreciating small and bigger things. Next year there will be three of us and getting drunk next to a river in a light of a moon won’t be an option (well it wasn’t one this year either but I could still be there totally sober). Things are changing. I know it, I see it and I am a bit scared. But let’s talk about it in a year or so.
For now I enjoy cooking and frying and mixing and silence in a kitchen and small breaks for coffee. I also enjoy pumpkin and pumpkin pancakes. These ones are made with a rice flour, so it has a specific flavour and texture, but specific is good :).
You will need for 3-4 people:
- 2 cups pumpkin puree
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup rice milk
- 2 tsp honey
- 1/2 vanilla stick seeds
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups rice flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- big pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
For a topping:
- 1 banana
- 1 orange
- 2 tbsp honey
Mix all the ingredients for pancake in a bowl and mix them. Hit a frying pan with a bit of a coconut oil and place one tablespoon of dough for one pancake. Fry till it’s nicely brown and flip on another side.
On another pan place cut orange and panama, pour honey over it and fry for about 2-3 minutes.
Serve still warm pancakes with a fruity topping.
July 12, 2014
Hello weekend and a great weather, I’ve been missing you. I want to spend as much time outside as possible, but a good breakfast is a must. I made this one yesterday as a part of a “millet experiments. This crepes taste heavenly and baked pineapple makes it even more special. You get quite a lot of dough out of the recipe, I left half for the next day. I also enjoyed a flavour of a delicate quark mixed with a sweet fruit. I am sure that this crepes will go great with veggies and I am going to try this idea out as well.
But going back to ingredients, don’t you thick that pineapple is an amazing fruit, so beautiful and the flavour is unique as well. I like to keep in on a table for a while, as it looks so exotic. I found an interesting recipe for grilled pineapple, but since it was raining, I baked mine. Check out the original recipe over here.
For crepes, I followed a recipe created by a polish blogger Gdy w brzuchu burczy. I love that you can blend millet with milk, add a bit of a four and something amazing appears.
You will need for crepes:
- 250g cooked millet
- 400ml milk
- 100g wheat flour
- 100g rye flour
- 2 eggs
- pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp ricotta cheese
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1 pineapple, peeled and cut in rings
- coconut milk, shaken
- cinnamon sugar
Cook millet. I cook it with 2 cups of water on a high heat and then leave it under the cover for another 10. But be careful, if you have a gas stove you may want to reduce the temperature a bit.
Place millet in a blender with milk and blend it. Then add the rest of ingredients and mix it. Leave aside for about 30 minutes. Then fry your pancakes on a pan with a bit of an oil.
Meantime prepare the pineapple. Peel it an cut in rings, brush it with a coconut milk and sprinkle with a cinnamon sugar (brown sugar mixed with cinnamon). Bake in 175*C for about 15-20 minutes.
Serve crapes filled with quark and with a pier of a pineapple.
June 14, 2014
I am in a middle of an amazing adventure and it’s started few weeks ago. It made me discover Berlin from another yummy side (I am not overrating anything over here) and it’s like being a new-be again. Sometimes we think that we know a lot and then someone asks us to look on it from a different perspective. And it makes us realise that we have so much more to discover. If you’re planning a trip to Berlin and you’re into more than cafes, you should subscribe to Cee Cee newsletter, so you’ll now what’s going on in this amazing city. Believe me, there’s a lot on a plate.
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.
January 25, 2014
I could not run away from it. With a first snow a first cold came. I like to stay at home in my pyjama, reading and drinking hot tea with lemon and honey. But I don’t like being in a half dream state. It’s difficult to think and organise myself. It’s just a short post as it’s hard to write as well. This omelette is easy to prepare and original in taste. Perfect as a morning treat for a sick person.
January 08, 2014
I am following my New Year resolutions. For the first time in my life. I honestly do and I am very proud of myself. I know that it’s just 8th of January but I’ve started in a middle of December 2013th. And I rocked it!
Time passes so fast, 2013th is gone and in a week I’ll be leaving Barcelona. I’ve seen so many beautiful places over here, that I feel that my batteries are charged for a whole year. You can see some pictures on my not food related blog if you like.
December 31, 2013
Today is the last day of 2013! It’s hard to believe, but tomorrow we have a new fresh year to have fun with. 2013 was super good for me and I’ll miss it. But it seems that I’ll experience so much more in 2014th, and I am ready.
I don’t know what are your plans, but I know that whatever you’ll be doing, it will have an impact on your morning. And it will be a special morning - 1st morning of a new year. Soooooo, if you’ll be tired/hangover/fresh/still awake/ready to serve a breakfast for family, french toasts will be a good idea. It goes especially well with a hangover ;) It is sweet, caramelised bananas are delicious and your stomach will be grateful. So buy bananas, orange and eggs today, and have a fun yummy 1st January 2014 morning tomorrow. Happy New Year!
I adopted this recipe from Williams-Sonoma and they have a nice collection of yummies there.
October 18, 2013
We’re here! Hola Barcelona :) Ryszard did not enjoy his flight as much as we did, but he was a sweetheart. I hardly survived climbing 6 floors of steep stairs without a lift with all our luggage and I can’t complain on anything else, as Barcelona is amazing. We have a cosy little place and my favorite churros quite close to our place. There’s a high possibility that it will be hard to keep my weight with delicious food around, but running along a beach is somehow nicer. I miss Berlin, my favorite places, my kitchen, bike, saturday markets and favorite florist, but hey, I’ll survive ;)
September 17, 2013
I start to believe that german language is the most difficult language in the world. Most probably someone will write that chinese or thai is harder, but for me german is on the first place. I hope that a day will come when I break a barrier or something and it will go. For now when I try to use it, somehow it mixes with many english words and english grammar. Ups.
August 13, 2013
I got up at 7am today and I baked some blueberry scones. It was delicious, but while baking, it got too flat, just like cookies. It means I need to work a little bit on this recipe, but don’t worry, I had 5.
Then I felt like something simple and not too time consuming for a second breakfast and what can be easier than omelette. I made one with basil, cottage cheese and baked tomatoes. It’s simply too easy and too good not to try. Why do we forget easy recipes?