August 02, 2014
This weekend we’ll be spending on a countryside with our friends. I promise to post some pictures with the next entry as they have the most amazing country house I’ve ever seen. I am already in love with it and I want to stay there forever. I used to think of myself as a city girl, but now I have doubts. If you have any good tips on how to take over a house of your friends without making them stop liking you, please share it with me ;)
For now we’re relaxing, and as my friends are foodies as well, we’re making some delicious food together. I definitely need to start a new series on my blog called “breakfast with friends”. I’d love you to meet some of them. Friends influence our life and I know that I’d be a totally different person without them. I am also happy that our baby girl will have an awesome group of aunties and uncles.
I’d also like to thank you for some great tips for our “cats free zone” situation. I hope it will help with these hungry-for-an-extra-space animals.
You will need for 2:
- 1 cup oats
- 2 cups water
- salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp green pesto
- shredded cheese like parmesan or cheddar
- 2 eggs
- hollandaise sauce
- cayenne pepper
Start with an oatmeal. In a pot place oats and water, season with salt and pepper and cook for about 10 minutes on a medium heat. I am sure you know how to make your porridge :) When it’s thick and cooked, it means it’s done. Mix in a tablespoon of pesto into it.
Making a poached egg is not the simplest thing in the world, but it’s not as difficult as we think. It helps to add 1 tablespoon of vinegar and 1/2 tablespoon of salt to the boiling water and then, just before adding the egg, you need to stir the water (you can always replace it with a soft boiled or fried one). The recipe for a homemade hollandaise sauce you can find over here.
Divide porridge between two bowls. Sprinkle some cheese over it, place avocado, ham, poached egg and pour your homemade hollandaise sauce. Sprinkle cayenne pepper over it and eat with a pleasure :)
August 01, 2014
We made a cat free zone in our apartment – our bedroom. There were few reasons. First one being Ryszard – almost 5 kg of a cat – trying to sleep on my face each night. Second, Lola attacking our feet in a bloody game or them both chasing each other and running across our bodies at 3 am. Ryszard is one of these smart cats which should be a character in a cartoon. He knows how to open our bedroom door! Luckily, we are smart humans who know how to use a key. At least we thought that this is smart. What we experience right now on every night basis is slightly different than before - two cats screaming behind the locked bedroom door, scratching it and jumping on a handle about 100 times per hour. I admire their spirit but there are moments when I love them slightly less after a severe night. Today I’ve learned that it will pass… after about 2 years – apparently that’s how long it takes to train a cat. In few months we will have a bigger screamer around, so Ryszard and Lola won’t have a chance. But for now, ear plugs are our liberation.
After a hard night you need a rewarding, not too complicated breakfast. Bircher muesli prepared the night before will work well over here. In the morning we simply need to add fruits, nuts, yogurt and honey.
You will need:
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1 tsp lemon juice (optional)
- 1 apple, grated
- 2 tbsp yogurt
- mix of roasted nuts
- mix of fruits
- bit of honey
Place oats in a bowl, add grated apple, lemon and apple juice, cover with a foil and place in a fridge for a night.
In the morning divide oats between two bowls, add roasted nuts, spoon of yogurt, fruits and pour a bit of honey.
July 08, 2014
There are few reasons for which my love for blogging grows each day. Obviously I experiment with food a lot and learn new things thanks to it. My belly is happy, my partner loves me even more and it’s exciting to create something out of few random ingredients. But I also meet amazing people on my way who share their knowledge. This is how I’ve learned about millet for breakfast. Do you eat it in a morning from time to time? If not - try it. It’s healthy and may be a nice quinoa replacement. You can cook it with water or milk or coconut milk or mix of them. Everything goes. Today I suggest something super easy to prepare, but it’s not the end. There will be more experiments ;)
You will need:
- 1cup millet
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup coconut milk
- fruits of your choice
- vanilla soy yogurt
- nuts of your choice
In a pot place millet, water and coconut milk, boil for about 10 minutes on a high heat and then leave it under a cover for 10 minutes.
You can serve it hot or cold, with fruits, nuts and a soy yogurt.
June 20, 2014
Let’s talk about easy breakfasts. Or not. Just make chia pudding.
June 10, 2014
Tomasz is the healthy part of our family, well, maybe except for his little Nutella addition. I am a sweet tooth and a big fan of pancakes, honey, fritters … so many good options to have. But since it’s hot in Berlin I feel like eating greens all the time. And it’s a good thing. I grab my basket and walk between stands hidden under big umbrellas and I collect my veggies. Farmers markets have this special atmosphere, people are in hurry but they enjoy their time as well.
June 05, 2014
I can hardly remember my days in Sydney, morning walks on a beach with beautifully smelling coffee in my hand. I did it each day for a month and each morning was better than a previous one. I loved small coffee shop on a way to Bondi, great barista who always knew how to make a perfect cup for me. And then a crowded beach at 6:30 am. Sydney was exercising, running, swimming or joining me for a coffee. I am back in Berlin but some things stayed unchanged. I still get up early, enjoy my coffee and a walk. Do you like to observe life of your city? Berlin is amazing in the morning. People going to work or preparing for an important meeting at a coffee shop, others coming back from a party or mothers with newborns. It’s all here. I usually go to Goodies, as it’s the only place with a good coffee open at 7 am in my neighbourhood. I’d like to experiment some more so if you happen to know cafe in Friedrichshain that’s open this early please let me know.
May 20, 2014
Sometimes a simple thing turns to be the best one. Last week I’ve met Simone in one of Berlin’s cafes. We were sitting there for 10 minutes that turned out to be 2 hours and I had to run for another meeting. Do you know this feeling when it’s so good to talk to someone that you forget about time? I love it. Simone is an amazing soul plus she’s suggester that I try a milk rice with rhubarb syrup. I knew what it was, as I had it few times before, always in different cafes. But this particular one, OMG, it was amazing. I wanted to lick a jar, but it was our first meeting and I prefer to make a “lady like” impression.
May 01, 2014
We are back in Berlin! I missed my cats, my kitchen, my table, my amazing mattress and Berlin itself. I’ve been gone for quite some time and I am sorry for not posting during the past month. The only explanation is that I’ve been lost in Japan. Have you ever been there? This is one unique country with amazing people. I didn’t really have a plan for this travel. I knew that I’ll spend some time in Tokyo and that was it. I bought a JR pass and went on a train station with my backpack, leaving Mr T. behind. And you know what, it was amazing. Everyone I’ve met on my way was super helpful, I got great tips and slowly I built a good plan. I am very impressed with Japanese culture and the way they love and appreciate food. I had some crazy delicious meal, some surprising ones as well. I guess in this country you can’t be sure what you’re getting on a stick. It may look like a candy, but will be a fat snack (not kidding)
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.
December 06, 2013
Each time I change the city I live in, there is a period of craziness, when I don’t cook much. I simply eat around and want to try as many local treats as possible. This is what’s been happening for the past month and a half. It was difficult to concentrate on making delicious breakfast, when just 200 meters away from my apartment is a local market with a bar full of amazing tapas, seafood, organic vegetables and fruits. I used to get up in the morning, buy a cup of coffee in my favourite spot, I was supposed to go back home and work and in the end… I came back several hours later. Ups. But a girl needs vacations from time to time. This year was very busy with work, so I can rest a bit, right?