Italy Inspired Fish Dinner

Serves 2—or as usual 1 and 1 LUNCH The pasta base well this is always difficult to measure I usually take a handful of spaghetti this time I had macaroni Fishy Ingredients 1 Haddock filet 2 handful of mixed frutti de mare (seafood) … if you can get it fresh whoop hoop else scour your…

Lamb Steaks with Rice

Lamb or mutton steaks I would usually marinade over night. Last week I just had taken the meat out at lunchtime so there is a change in the recipe.   1st Step Cast Iron Frying Pan 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Glove Garlic 1 Teaspoon dry Rosmary 1 Pinch of Marjoram Fry all this until…

Glutony Recover Soup

Feel you over-did the holidays a bit. Here is a hearty vegan soup that uses left-overs and is balm for your digestive system. 2 hand full of Brussels sprouts (I got a bag of fresh sprouts in special offer) boil for 3-4 minutes before putting them into the soup 2 hand full of roasted veg…

Why New Years Resolutions are Pointless

Because they are not real resolutions. Most ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ are vague or complex wishes of what you would like to change. A wish: I want to lose weight, I want to stop smoking, I want to be a better person—is not a resolution. Enthusiastic attempts to fulfill these so called resolutions usually cease after…

Leftovers Revisited

Haven’t shared recipes in a while and being completely into the whole “save where we can” thingy—not being able to even afford a stupid Döner/Kebab takeout—I went overcompensating with food recycling. These are the recipes of this post: Pizza Dough Leftover—Apfelstrudel Stringy Tangerines/Oranges—Meringue Pie with a Twist Mashed Potatoes Leftover—Potato-Yoghurt Scones 1. Pizza Dough Leftovers…

Happy New Year

if a little late. In the posts to come I will continue to share granny’s household school notes with you, tell some tales and share homespun remedies. Wish you all a healthy, happy and successful 2011.  

Winterlore 20 – Saxon Lore – Divination for Maidens

  In 1928 the daily paper (Riesaer Tageblatt, first published in 1848) added a weekly feature the Blätter zur Pflege der Heimatliebe, der Heimatforschung und des Heimatschutzes. Translated that would mean as much as Papers for fostering love of the home country, research of the home country and protection of the home country (in the…

Winterlore 19 – Kurrende Singer

Kurrende Singer (Kurrendesänger) was a group of pupils, who went caroling throughout the village or town under the lead of a prefect. These pupils were generally from families in financial need and with the caroling these children collected some money for the Christmas time. The Kurrende Choir is in some areas still responsible for leading…

Winter Lore 15 – Christmas Markets 02

When you walk from the main Christmas Market in Dresden towards the castle, on the right hand side – opposite the castle – is the Stallhof. The Stallhof is a courtyard surrounded by baroque former servants houses and stables. The Stallhof was also used for jousting. It is therefore big enough to hold one of…

Winter Lore 13 – Believing in Santa Claus

“This was my sister!” I (5 years of age) insisted. “No, it was Santa.” Dad said. “And why was my sister not here then while Santa was here? And why did she come in just 5 minutes after Santa has left?” My parents are bad liars, so no convincing me at this point.   One…

Winter Lore 10 – Talking Animals

Not even Paul my Tomcat, started talking ***sigh*** So you know by now that I grew up on a farm. A lore I was most fascinated by was: On New Year’s eve at exactly 00:00 animals are able to talk to humans. I so wanted this to be true that for several New Years nights,…