Those Small Little Moments!

A walk through the snow with friends on top of the Wurmberg, Harz! (Tuesday, January 2).
All pics by Franzi.

The last month was over in a sec. Again, it was stuffed with lots of little pretty moments: The first days in the (sometimes snowy) Harz with my pals, then back in Hamburg with lots of work but also relaxing hours. Three days in big Berlin with some sunshine, my godson and two insightful workshops. Plus friends, coffee and delicious meals. A good start into the year.

I wish you a wonderful new week! Enjoy those small pretty moments :)!

The smell of wood and snow (Tuesday, January 2)

Back in Hamburg, we enjoyed lots of delicious cups of coffee: Those beauties were served to us at Less Political (Sunday, January 7)

Sometimes you don’t get a table where you planned to have dinner … instead you get one in your favorite restaurants nearby – Brachmanns Galeron. A perfect night-out! (Saturday, January 13)

When a long workday is awarded with the perfect view onto the harbor (Thursday, January 18)

A short trip to Berlin – I simply love this colorful, rough, big city when it’s sunny (Wednesday, January 24)

A calm stroll through Hamburg Winterhude (Sunday, January 28)

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Red Lentil Soup with Lemon & Kale!

Pic by Franzi.

A warm creamy red lentil soup, seasoned with lemon juice and topped with kale: The perfect winter dish with a certain taste of summer (lemon flavour!).

Recipe: Serves 3-4.

Ingredients:

4 handful of kale (washed and cut into slices), olive oil, 1 leek (washed and cut into thin rings), 1 TSps turmeric (grounded), 2 TSps cumin (grounded), juice from 2 – 3 lemons, 250 g red lentils, 1,5 l vegetable stock, yoghurt.

Preparation:

Melt the oil in a big pot. Add the leek rings and roast until tender. Roast for 3 more minutes, then add vegetable stock. Add turmeric and cumin, roast shortly, then add juice from 1 lemon and stir.

Afterwards, add lentils and vegetable stock. Cook for app. 25 minutes.

Blend the soup until you reach a creamy texture. Add the rest of the lemon juice.

Shortly sauté the kale in some olive oil. Serve soup, topped with kale and some yoghurt.

Enjoy!

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Look of the Week!

Pic by Franzi.

And another summer skirt – wooly cardigan  – heavy boots combination of mine…

Skirt: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Wooly Cardigan: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Black Shirt: H&M old collection  (new alternative).

Shoes: Timberland.

Have a beautiful day!

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Kale Lasagna!

Pic by Franzi.

A winter recipe with an Italian vibe: Kale lasagna with tomato sauce!

Recipe: Serves 3-4.

Ingredients:

1 kg kale (washed and cut into slices), 2 onions (minced), 1 smashed garlic clove, 4 TSps olive oil, 2 TblSps butter, lasagna plates (I used gluten-free), 100 g grated cheese, 2 tins minced tomatoes, 1 TblSp soy sauce (I used gluten-free), salt, nutmeg, pepper, 2 TSps oregano, 1 TblSp corn starch, 125 ml vegetable stock.

Preparation:

Melt the butter in a (very) big pot. Add 1 minced onion and the garlic for app. 3 minutes and then add (step by step) the kale slices (this will take some time). Roast for 3 more minutes, then add vegetable stock. Close the pot with a lid and let it cook for 30 minutes, then season with pepper, soy sauce and nutmeg.

Meanwhile prepare the tomato sauce: Heat the olive oil and add the other minced onion for app. 3 minutes. Sprinkle with corn starch and roast for another minute. Add minced tomatoes. Season with oregano, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.

Grease a casserole. Start with a layer of kale, top with lasagna plates, followed by tomato sauce. Add some grated cheese and start again with another layer of kale – then lasagna plates, tomato sauce, grated cheese…

Finnish with tomato sauce and top with some more grated cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for app. 45 minutes at 175 °C.

Enjoy!

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Look of the Week!

outfitPic by Franzi.

Another wild combination of mine: My favorite summer skirt plus a comfy sweater (plus wooly thighs and thick boots). For the memory on warm summer days!

Skirt: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Wooly Sweater: COS old collection (new alternative).

Loop: Armedangels old collection  (new alternative).

Have a beautiful day!

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Look of the Week!

outfitPic by Franzi.

This week’s look is something like my signature style: A flower dress, plus a wooly cardigan, plus a cotton cardigan underneath, plus a scarf :). What shall I say? I just like it the girly comfy way!

Dress: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Wooly Cardigan: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Grey cotton cardigan: H&M old collection  (new alternative).

Tights: H&M.

Scarf: A gift, made in Syria (new alternative).

Have a beautiful day!

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Look of the Week!

outfitPic by Franzi.

Another look of the week – a handmade summer dress combined with a warm wooly sweater and a cuddly scarf. For a slight feeling of summer during wet and grey autumn days :).

Dress: DIY (alternative).

Sweater: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Scarf: Heirloom (new alternative).

Have a beautiful day!

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Winter Dom Time in Hamburg!

we3The blue Hamburg sky. All Pics by Franzi.

It’s Winter Dom time in Hamburg! During the last weekend, friends from Osnabrück visited me. Together with their little son we went to the Dom – Hamburg’s fair that takes place in spring, summer and winter (Yes indeed, nearly the whole year-long ;)). It’s a wild, colorful, loud, (cold) and fun adventure. Their little one looked thunderstruck from the first second until the last!

I wish you a wonderful start into the fresh week – have a fun one :)!

we1Hamburger Dom I…

we2… and II.

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Four Looks I Like!

gofeminin1Layers! Via gofeminin.

When it’s cold outside the main focus in my style routine is to keep myself warm and comfy. Unfortunately, this often results in wearing the same soft wool cardigans on a daily basis. Those four winter style inspirations reminded me that there are also other ways to stay warm and have a great look: Layers, denim, shorts & warm tights or the good-old hippie style!

Which one is your favorite? Let me know :)!

popsugarEasy with an over-sized denim shirt! Via POPSUGAR.

gofeminin 3Hippie style! Via gofeminin.

gofeminin 2Soft colors! Via gofeminin.

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Brussels Sprouts Gratin!

Rosenkohl1Pic by Franzi.

An easy brussels sprouts gratin for stormy February days. Doesn’t only give you a comfy feeling but also lots of vitamins :D!

Recipe: Serves 2-3.

Ingredients: 600 g brussels sprouts (cleaned), 500 g sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into bite-sized cubes), 1 onion (minced), 5 TblSp olive oil, 2 garlic cloves (minced), dried rosemary, 250 ml heavy cream, 300 ml vegetable stock, salt, pepper, 3 slices bread for toasting (cut into cubes).

Preparation: Heat 2 TblSps oil in a big pot. Add 1 minced garlic clove and the onions, wait until tender. Add brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and some rosemary. Roast shortly. Add heavy cream and vegetable stock, let cook for 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper and fill the vegetable/heavy cream-mix into a casserole. Blend toast cubes, some rosemary, the second minced garlic clove and 3 TblSps olive oil. Use the bread mix to top your gratin. Bake for app. 25 minutes at 180°C.

Enjoy!

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