Pickled Garlic!

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This simple, but slightly dangerous delicious treat was prepared last weekend in my kitchen for my Post aus meiner Küche exchange partner Cécile. It nearly burned me and it released my smoke alarm (several times). Nevertheless, I am in love with the result. So, here is the (dangerous) recipe.

Recipe: Makes two jars.

Ingredients: 2 fresh garlic, 1/2 l olive oil, thyme, oregano, red pepper, black pepper, 2 bay leaves

Preparation: Heat the oil in a big pot until it’s hot. Keep attention that it will not burn (you!). Add the herbs and the pepper in your sterile jars, add the garlic cloves and fill up with the hot oil. …Careful! Close the jars with the lids.

Enjoy!

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Shopping Love: Grüne Erde Fall & Winter 2015!

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Every new season the first lookbook I check out is the new collection by Grüne Erde. I love their fashion photos – they remind me on British outings, or Scottish college life. …Provoking just the right mood for the following season. Now I pardon myself – I have this strong craving for baking an apple pie.

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Gruene Erde 6Jeans

Gruene Erde 5Jumper

Gruene Erde 3Skirt

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A Song For Tuesday: Reality by Lost Frequencies feat. Janieck Devy

Lost Frequencies‘ song Are You with Me was in my ears the whole day when I tried to surf the first time of my life back in June. His new song Reality somehow makes me incredibly happy – I dance everytime like a crazy woman when I listen to it in the radio :).

Have fun while listening!

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A Hamburg Weekend!

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Another lazy late summer-weekend! This time at home in Hamburg. It started with feeling sick, lying in bed reading, went on with shopping at the farmers market, cooking (got to know the smoke alarm in my flat) and meeting good-old friends. All in all a perfect one!

I wish you a wonderful start into the next lazy late-summer week :)!

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Das Kunstseidene Mädchen/The Artificial Silk Girl by Ingrid Keun!

Kunseidene Maedchen1Pic by Franzi.

A am really into novels about women mastering their unique way of life, ending either tragic or succesful and happy. The book Das kunstseidene Mädchen/The artificial silk girl by Irmgard Keun falls into the first category. I found a used copy in one of my favorite book shops in Hamburg. This is what it’s about:

Doris is a provincial girl, living during the last days of the Weimar Republic. Her heart was already broken once, she is unhappy with her office job and – foremost – wants to be a star (“ein Glanz werden”).  She ends up in Berlin and tries to become the lady of a rich men. Sometimes she’s lucky, more often not.

The book is narrated in her own voice – in the form of her diary. I’s lively, funny and tragic. It draws a realistic picture of the pre-Nazi area, and Berlin at the end of the 1920s/beginning of the 1930s. Seems like those times were not always roaring. A must-read!

I wish you a wonderful weekend – with many lazy reading hours :)!

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Goat Cheese Tart!

tartPic by Franzi.

Finally comes the long-promised goat cheese tart recipe that works wonderful together with the cherry chutney!

Recipe: Makes one tart.

Ingredients: Dough: 10 g butter, premade tart dough (or home-made: 350 g flour, 1 TSp salt, 175 g soft butter, 2 egg yolks, 3 TblSps cool water), some lentils (to blind-bake).  Topping: 150 g hard goat cheese, 3 onions (cut into rings), 1 TblSp oil, 1/2 TSp salt, 30 ml dry white wine, 150 g goat cheese with a mold bark (“Weißschimmelrinde”), 100 g goat cream cheese, 6 rosemary branches.

Preparation: Grease your baking tin and add a sheet of baking paper. Fill the dough into the tin and top with another sheet of baking paper. Add some lentils and blind-bake at 160°C for 7 minutes. Remove lentils and the upper baking paper. Bake 7 more minutes.

Grate the hard goat cheese. Roast the onion rings in oil until tender. Season with salt, add the white wine. Put the roasted onions onto your tart dough. Top with molded goat cheese slices, the goat cream cheese and the grated hard goat cheese. Add rosemary and bake at 150°C for app. 12 minutes. Use the grill function during the last five minutes, if you have one. Serve with cherry chutney!

Enjoy!

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Wannahaves!

All items via Avocado Store: Dress leftdress middledress righthammam towelretap bottletoothbrush.

Today just a few wannahaves of mine. Just in case you would like to know ;).

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A Song For Tuesday: Neonlicht by Enno Bunger!

German pop and a melancholic video featuring Hamburg: Those are the ingredients of today’s song: Neonlicht by Enno Bunger! For an easy start into a relaxed Tuesday morning.

Have fun listening!

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A Summer Weekend in Berlin!

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I  spent the weekend in Berlin. Here are some impressions of the my (lazy &) sunny experiences.

I wish you a wonderful start into the new (sunny!) week! Have a good one :)!

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A Funny Interview: Kirsten Stewart & Jesse Eisenberg!

Did you see this funny video? Kirsten Stewart & Jessi Eisenberg switch their questions during an interview. Guess who was feeling more uncomfortable :D.

I am off to Berlin now. Have a wonderful weekend!

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