breakfast

Christmas Stollen

Dresden, a two-hour drive from Berlin, is the hometown of the real Christstollen (Christmas Stollen). It’s serious business: about 130 bakers make these famous breads every year. There is one more or less secret basic recipe, but all bakers make their own variations. Traditionally, you should buy a stollen two to four weeks before Christmas. […] Read more…

Bircher Müsli

Each day starts with a proper breakfast at the kitchen table. Coffee, tea, fresh orange juice, imported Donald Duck comics, and online newspapers, it’s all there. One of us prefers to have simple toasted bread with cheese, another likes to eat home made granola. My son and I like a good Bircher Müsli every now […] Read more…

The London Plane: Rose Granola

For the past couple of weeks we explored Seattle and Portland, not so much sightseeing-wise but food-wise. We had lunch at The London Plane, which is not only a café, but also a bakery, patisserie, florist, and mini-delicatessen. They even sell tableware. Everything, food included, is wonderful, beautiful and delicious. Read more…

Red Fruit Breakfast

I know, it’s hardly a recipe, but I want to share it anyhow because it tastes really good! Just combine juicy watermelon with good quality goat cheese, some mint and red currants. That’s it. Drink it with freshly pressed citrus juice. Easy peasy but it looks great. Read more…

Green Matcha Smoothie

The other day, I ordered a Matcha Smoothie with pineapple and banana at Nordstrom Café. It was watery, not fruity at all, and I couldn’t taste the matcha very well. I was quite disappointed and decided to make a good and tasty matcha smoothie at home. Now and then I buy matcha to make tea, […] Read more…

Rhubarb Yoghurt Parfait

When Europeans, like us, think of a parfait, they think of a frozen French ice cake-like dessert. Not of a layered dessert in a glass, and certainly not of a healthy breakfast treat with yoghurt, fruit, and granola. But after almost 4 years in The States, I’ve adopted some typical American terms, so a parfait […] Read more…

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