Saturday, 31 January 2015

White Wake-Up!

The last two mornings I have woken up to the sights of a white roof across the courtyard. Specially today it was quite beautiful as the ground also was covered.
When I went out the snow had already started melting a bit and my way home it had almost vanished from the streets.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Pizza Excess!

Since Vincent has taken of to the far east, to avoid the cold European climate I am currently living by myself.

Since I am a girl with economic sence and a new years resolution to produce less trash, living alone means eating less varied. All ingredients needs to be used before they go bad. I know now that a pack of yeast can make 6 pizzas. So within the last ten days I made pizza 4 times. Luckily you can always vary the topping and homemade pizza is really not to bad and also easy to make.

I used Jamie's pizza dough recipe and quartered it. Used among others shiitake mushrooms, sweet potatoes, homemade mint-pistachio pesto and savoyer ham. Although delicious I do think it will be a little while before I make pizza again.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Ben and Silo!

Through my former hairdresser in London Ben, I met another guy called Ben, who is a Barista. After moving to Berlin I was complaining about the scarcity of good coffeeplaces in Berlin compared to London and he told me to go to Silo where his friend Ben works.

Silo is located in Friedrichshain - A place that I do not visit frequently anymore. The other day was the first time I had an occasion to go there, since he told me back in August. But though a long wait it definitely lived up to any expectations I had. It very much reminded me of a lot of the coffee places you find in London, and I have the feeling that was it nearer to my place, I would hang there all the time, drink coffee and eat croissants.

Sadly it does not change the fact that I still have to make a 10 minute bike ride before hitting the first good coffee place near my home.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Weekend, Flowers, Home and One Springy Feeling

This weekend was needed. Since I hardly spend any time at home doing the past week, it feels good just to relax and enjoying being zu hause. It is extra nice to be here this weekend, since for the first time in a couple of weeks the sun is shining all day long making everything brighter and more pleasant. It has been kind of depressing to only seeing the place through artificial electric light lately.

I am also happy that tulip season has started, it always reminds me that spring is just around the corner. Maybe it is also a good day for taking a long walk.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Double Galette!

Since new years I have been busy baking. January is the month of Galette Des Rois. Like last year I made it myself, again from scratch with a new improved recipe. I decided to make an extra portion of dough and therefor I also had enough to make a tasty onion galette (seen on goodeggs). In fact I made so much, that I had enough to make both of them twice. So I took one galette to work and ended up getting the hidden feve and becoming king myself. Therefore I had to wear my DIY crown, for the rest of the afternoon in the workshop, which spurred off for many amusing conversations.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Welcome to 2015

Once a new year begins, it is always quite natural to think about change. Is there anything one wants to change, something one wants to add or to disappear from one's life? Personally I must say that at the moment I am quite happy, if things remain as they are for a while. As you might have seen in my recap of 2014, a lot of things happened during last year, and I feel like it is time to stand a bit still and breath. Maybe center and have more focus on the things that are already happening.

Another new years must is resolutions. I talked about them before and this year I made one agreement with myself that I hope I will practice and am able to keep and continue. I decided to try and see if it is not possible to reduce the amount of waste I produce. I can already say it is not an easy task if I want to remain with the same lifestyle as before. There are indeed many of the products I use that comes rapped in something. Also January started with a bit of a cold and a box of Kleenex - I minor step back in my plan. But I think that, if I take small steps at a time, it will within the next year be possible for me to reduce the amount of waste I put in the trash significantly, just by thinking about which product I buy. I hope that next next new year, I can say that I did it and that in the end it was not so hard.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

December Instagram Recap!

A short Instagram recap from the past month.  A lot of amazing buildings from three different countries.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Frederiksborg Castle

So to go a bit back to before Christmas; here are some pictures I took from Frederiksborg Carstle, where I like to take a walk whenever I am staying with my parents in Denmark.
The grass seemed extremely green that day.