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Avanti-Pasti mit Stephen King

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Crostini mit Feige und Mozzarella 1 Da schreibe ich im letzten Beitrag noch, dass man nicht immer über Essen und Trinken schreiben kann, sondern dass es auch noch andere Dinge gibt, die ein erfülltes Leben ausmachen. Crostini mit Zucchini und Tomate 2 Nur wenige Tage später macht Thomas mir ein Überraschungsgeschenk: eine Eismaschine! My latest post says that there’s more to life than food and drinks and cooking. What happens? I came home one day and Thomas had a surprise for me: an ice cream maker! (more…)

Quiche or a matter of courtesy

Sunday, August 30th, 2009
Quiche with peas and mint

Quiche with peas and mint

Do you like quiche? I don’t. Or should I say I didn’t? I’ve tried so many of them, usually recommended by friends with an introduction like “Quiches can be so boring, dry and flat. This one isn’t, have a bite, Im sure you’ll love it as much as I do!”. I’ve been raised up with a mother who taught me to be complimentary and diplomatic, above all when friends give gifts to you or invite you for dinner. You wouldn’t believe how many tasteless dusty bites of Quiches ended in my mouth, turning to unswallowable pulp and doubling its size until a combination of a glass of wine and body control saved me just before I mumbled “Oh, how delicate!”.

Little Quiches in a muffin tin

Little Quiches in a muffin tin

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Preserved Mushrooms

Sunday, June 21st, 2009
mushrooms in their new home

mushrooms in their new home

Every Saturday we go food-shopping at our local market. Yesterday we had bought everything we wanted (and more) when we got a special offer from a market woman who was ready to close the stand and wanted to get rid of a good amount of mushrooms and we couldn’t refuse. (more…)