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?
August 07, 2013
I am not a typical person, or maybe I am a typical woman? What I mean is that there are times when I can hardly understand my own behaviors. For instance it took me 5 months in South America to see that I want to learn spanish. It took me 1 year in Berlin plus an idea to move somewhere else to start really learning German. I am attending an intensive course with people who are excited about this language and whenever they ask me why didn’t I learn it earlier, I have no idea what to say. Simply “because”.
July 31, 2013
Healthy recipes may be easy. Just like this one. I’ve found a chickpea flour a couple of days ago and I was looking for an easy way of testing it. I found in on Gourmet Traveller website.
July 23, 2013
I love to eat by myself. It’s my time, I can think, read, catch up with news. But eating with friends is much better. For the last few weeks I had a nice collection of friends over and some of them are still here. They could not choose a better time - it’s sunny, hot and beautiful in Berlin. Most of them are discovering Berlin for whole days while I’m improving my German skills on an intensive course. But we have some time for each other in the morning. We make breakfast and talk about everything. That’s why I think that today breakfast makes you talk. It is so light, tasty and refreshing that you almost feel more energy after each bite. And when you put three girls behind one table you can not stop them from chatting ;)
June 28, 2013
I love eggs for breakfast. So far I’ve tried many different options - baked, scrambled, fried, poached. I am trying not to eat them too often, but when I do, it has to be good.
June 20, 2013
I have the cheapest waffle machine ever. I don’t believe in the saying that cheaper is worse, but in this case…there’s something in it. It takes about 5-7 minutes for one waffle to be baked (if machine has a good day) and to heat it up… loooooong time. But (there’s always but) I don’t eat waffles that often, maybe once every 6 weeks, so I can manage. Plus this small machine has it’s history. I bought it in Amsterdam 3 years ago and had some good moments with it. Apparently making waffles must be combined with a party, otherwise it takes too long and is no fun.
June 04, 2013
I made some delicious and sweet things for breakfast. Some of them were time consuming and cost me a lot of effort. One of these things were french toasts. You know why? Because I made my own brioche. Sounds easy? Not really as I did not have a mixer and I had to mix dough with my own hands. It took me three attempts to finally made one that grew properly.
May 14, 2013
I love simple and effective recipes. What do I mean? I like when it’s easy to make, doesn’t contain too many ingredients, is delicious and looks good (my eyes like to eat as well). There is one additional element I use quite often while cooking - curiosity. I am curious about world. For the past 6 years I managed to visit many interesting and delicious places, usually Mr T. was somewhere around. There’s one thing you should know about him - he’s always hungry and I am not joking.