Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pumpkin time

Pumpkin soup topped with sunflower seeds and cherry tomatoes along with a slice of homemade bread -
another autumn treat!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Autumn recipe

Autumn is arriving along with the first chilly days (although for the moment we enjoy some warming sunshine) .
So it is the very perfect moment to start on some typical autumn recipes... I became very ambitious in cooking since I got back from France :-)
After last week´s great pumpkin vegetable soup, I tried a new pumpkin based recipe - green salad topped with pumpkin, tofu and peppers fried in hot spices, all nicely decorated by a pinch of parmesan cheese.
Have a look!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

La Villa - in the Italian alps

Two weeks in the Dolomite Alps: two hundred German students invading a small mountain village surrounded by beautiful scenery for a summer academy. Wise thoughts were nourrished by impressive rock formations, mountain torrents, traditional houses and lush green meadows with cows. All this beautiful setting was brought to perfection by the peal of bells of the cows...two weeks in a different world!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Charming Venice

Although I only spent a few hours in Venice and although some mean abdominal cramping complicated the trip, I was still immediately captured by Venice´s charm - once I escaped the flocks of tourists and wandered through some smaller alleys, I was inspired by the coloured houses, the Italian laissez-faire style (so antithetic to clean and tidy Germany), the distinct smell of the channels, the gondolas, the pigeons and all of Venice´s romantic squares and alleys.

A day in charming Venice - enjoy....