My day has been fine. I got almost everything done on my to-do list, and the sun is shining its a** off today, as if to prove that it has understood our pleas for springtime temperatures. I even just had a friend over for 3 hours and we caught up over a cup of coffee and homemade bounty bars. But somehow, I can’t find my joy today. Do you know what I mean? Continue reading The April Salad: Walnut-Feta-Pear-Toss
Hey everybody, I haven’t got much time, as my boyfriend and I are invited to a birthday party later, but I thought I’d check in with y’all and let you know how I’m doing. I’ve had a busy week, but I’ve had quite a good studying-run so far, so I can’t complain (besides, I usually complain more than enough, so I thought I’d change it up today!). I have been frying my brain daily, though, which leaves me very tired and somehow lacking my usual creativity in the kitchen at night…
Following in the footsteps of my October, November, and December salad, I made my January salad on Monday. It’s a travel-safe salad perfect for long workdays – or, as in my case, a day of university courses and study groups. It’s made up of almost only “green” ingredients, excepting the dressing and the millet, of course.
I have been sitting around the apartment waiting for my boyfriend to bring home some groceries for about 3 hours, but he still hasn’t shown. I’m guessing his training is running a little long, so I finally gave in to the roaring starving monster that has been screaming in my belly.
I came back home about 5 minutes ago. I had gone shopping with my boyfriend – and, I know what my male readers are thinking, “Poor Him” – and you know what I got?! 3 pairs of socks. I am not kidding, it was that kind of shopping spree. I tried on at least 10 pairs of jeans, none of which fit right, and I’m not even gonna get started on the bras. My boyfriend, however, well, he managed to buy himself some warm winter shoes, a pair of sweatpants, a sweater, and some socks, too. Life just ain’t fair!
My weekend was super busy! I had two Christmas concerts with my choir, which were both very fun, and very well received, but it really takes a lot of energy out of you (positively, of course) to get up in front of 200 people and sing your guts out. Nevertheless, it was so great to have so many people in the audience, and I really can’t complain! And, after all, today has been a very lazy, laid-back day, wholly devoted to rebooting our systems, and recharging our batteres. 🙂
I bet all you Americans and English out there have no clue what a “domino” is. At least in the sense that I mean it. No, I am not talking about the game that coined the collocation “domino effect”. I am talking about a delicious German Christmas Cube of Goodness, and I think it can be best explained by a picture:
I can’t believe I’m about to post my 90th post on here. Almost 2 months ago, when I started blogging, I never imagined it would be so much fun and I would even reach anyone by writing it. Up to date, I have 28 followers (can we make it 30 to be exactly 1/3 of the number of posts I’ve published? Pretttttty pleaaaase? 🙂 ), which I am super-proud of and happy about, and I have had such a rewarding time trying out recipes, posting them, tasting them, eating them, etc. I have also enjoyed venting on here, using my blog as an escape when normal life was stressing me out. Thanks for listening, thanks for supporting!
The great news for all you vegans out there: I have made a vegan version of Tomato Mozarella because I was craving it so badly during my vegan experiment: so, either leave out the tomato-mozarella part in this recipe and concentrate on the awesome croutons, or go straight to the vegan tomato mozarella salad.
For all those vegans and vegetarians out there: if you start feeling sick looking at meat, you may wanna skip this part of the post. I for one really love myself a medium-rare rumpsteak, and I particularly enjoyed this one with some Spelt-Ciabatta, which I had gotten from a bakery in Würzburg. It came so close a a baguette made from wheat-flour that I was joyous enough to eat half of it right after I bought it. Granted, it was still warm and therefore irresistible, but I have really been missing a light, baguette-like bread ever since I found out about my wheat-gluten-allergy.