Kohltour (Cabbage Tour) Weekend!

we4Isebekkanal. All pics by Franzi.

Last weekend we had our traditional ‘Kohltour’ in Hamburg: Friends and friends of friends met with a handcart full of alcoholic goods, made a walk through Eimsbüttel, drank a shot of booze at every crossing and finally went into a restaurant to enjoy hearty kale. Big fun!

I wish you a wonderful start into the fresh week. Have a clear one!

we5The ‘Bollerwagen’ (handcart) :).

we1Our destination at the final end: The restaurant Freischwimmer.

we6Saturday I made a spontaneous walk in Eimsbüttel, to enjoy the warm spring-like air.

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A VW Beetle …in the Insect Collection at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History!

beetlePicture Credit: Colossal.

The tiny VW beetle that was found in January within the insect collection at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History makes me laugh out loud. Isn’t it hilarious and subtle? For me it’s just another reminder that art can be anything… even a tiny hidden VW beetle in a museum :D.

I wish you a wonderful weekend. Have a hilarious one :)!

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Hello Vitamins: Fresh Salads!

Upper Row: Lobster Salad via Bon Appétit – Grilled Corn Salad via A Cup Of Jo – Panzanella via My New Roots.
Lower Row: Avocado & Cucumber Salad via smitten kitchen – Roasted Cauliflower Salad via The Clever Carrot – Kale Salad with Blood Orange via The Roasted Root.

At the moment I am craving fresh food. Maybe my body looks out for more vitamins. The easiest (and most delicious) solution for this are salads. I am always surprised about all those different salad variations out there!

Enjoy!

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I Need Sunshine!

Upper Row: Bangle via Grüne Erde – Belt via Grüne Erde – Shirt via Grüne Erde.
Lower Row: Tights via Frija Omina/Avocado Store – Scarf via colourmoods/Avocado Store – Tote via Armedangels.

I need sunshine… and warm temperatures… and no more stormy wet air around me. Maybe some bright yellow colors will bring light into those grey February days :).

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A Song For Tuesday: Love Test by The Growlers

“You know they say it ain’t easy loving the same woman forever
Wish you luck on finding a good one on your heart’s endeavor
But nothing is easy
Love isn’t easy as it seems”

Love Test by US band The Growlers is a good mood tune with down-to-earth commentaries about the old topic of love: It isn’t easy as it seems (but it’s fun anyway).

Enjoy listening!

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A Rainy Hamburg Weekend!

WE1Jungfernstieg. All pics by Franzi.

It was a rainy Hamburg weekend, but I enjoyed the free time… shopping and a Sunday morning brunch included. It was relaxing! Anyway, a rainy Hamburg also has its distinct charm :).

I wish you a wonderful start into the fresh week. Have a sunny one!

WE4Alster.

WE2I had to buy some new shoes… I bought the same as (three years) before.

WE3Sunday brunch!

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Bittersüße Schokolade/Like Water For Chocolate/Como Agua Para Chocolate by Laura Esquivel!

BuchPic by Franzi.

This book by Mexican author Laura Esquivel is both, a novel in the style of magical realism and a cookbook. It’s divided into twelve chapters, each one describing one Mexican dish. The main character Tita is cooking it and while this happens her story is told: As the youngest daughter she has to serve her mother until the mother dies and is forbidden to marry the love of her love, Pedro. That’s how Pedro ended up with Tita’s sister and no one is really happy… nor Tita, Pedro or her sister. The story is about love, live, emancipation, the changing times during the last century and also about sex and food. A hot mix, I found rather refreshing and unexpected!

I wish you a wonderful weekend. Have a delicious one :)!

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Brussels Sprouts!

Upper Row: With Quinoa via A Beautiful Mess – Balsamic Roasted via Averie Cooks – Salad via A Cup of Jo.
Lower Row: Balsamic Honey Roasted via How To: Simplify – With Red Grapes via Nutrition Stripped – With Beetroot via The Roasted Root.

Brussels sprouts are the personification of winter vegetables. In the past I always thought about Brussels sprouts as a side dish or maybe as vegetables in a casserole… But since the little green balls somehow turned into a trendy vegetable (with enormous prices) in the U.S., there are lots of tasty recipes out there. Here’s a small Brussels sprout recipe collection I would like to try out … at least as long as Brussels sprouts are still affordable in Germany ;).

Enjoy!

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Winter!

WinterPic by Franzi.

Today I have a big panel discussion to organize. Thus, no real time for blogging: Just a wonderful winter pic I shot during my long train rides last weekend (Hamburg – Osnabrück – Berlin – Hamburg). See you tomorrow!

Have a beautiful Wednesday!

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A Song For Tuesday: Angel by Sarah McLachlan!

Angel by Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan (known from the soundtrack of the movie City of Angels) is one of the saddest but also most beautiful songs I know! Her soft and clear voice transports the message directly into my heart.

Enjoy listening!

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