Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Foody again

As the results of my poll remain unconclusive I continue to write about food every now and then. This was yesterday's dinner. I had leftovers (yes, I am an leftover-meal-inventor) from the day before in form of three sweet peppers. So I thought, what about burritos with a veggie bean chilli topped with melted chilli cheese. C made a fresh salsa to go with it and believe me it was really tasty.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Eco-friendly ideas

This is a nice way to use up old T-shirts and to not use plastic bags when shopping:

These bags are great for:

"Carrying laundry

Gym bag

Temporary Pillow case

All around carry things kinda bag

Travel bag"

Saturday, August 16, 2008

You Belong in New York City
You're the energetic, ambitious type.
And only NYC is fast enough for you.
Maybe you'll set yourself up with a killer career
Or simply take in all the city has to offer.">What City Do You Belong In?

My second crochet project

This will be a top for my holidays. I don't know exactly where, but in any case it will have to be warm to make me go there :)

Here is a first picture:
It is an easy pattern and very quick:

And a nice pic I found on the i-net:

Friday, August 15, 2008

Crochet for Relaxation

One day this will be a pair of potholders :)

Thursday, August 07, 2008

A sad day

Like dew drops
on a lotus leaf
I vanish.
Senryu 1827
My dear aunt died this morning, therefore I will suspend blog postings for the next days.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

At least I still cook ;)

since we had spaghetti left overs (I just can't get used to cook for only 2 people) I decided to have a spaghetti salad (temperatures are still in the highes). The recipe is from 'Taste of home' with the difference that I used maize from the can and of course no bacon. You could add baked roasted-Tofu, I guess, but since there are beans included there is enough protein there.

This was before mixing up everything:

and this the finished salad:

But still better than my 'beloved'one. *grin*


As a 1930s husband, I am
Very Poor (Failure)

Take the test!

Although I have to admit that the test is of course not fair, since I answered the questions for my husband and me.
Now things clear up, I'm a bad housewife:


As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Poor (Failure)

Take the test!

For C. who's bicycle is broken :)

Foor or no Food, that's the question

After complaints from certain members of the male realm, I really would like to know the general opinion:

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Tuesday Dinner

I'm a big fan of quick dinners during the week and this is a nice recipe to help get rid of my aubergine surplus. It's from except that I used fresh tomatoes.

Italian class a la Monty Python

I would like to brush up my Italian but I'm afraid of them evening classes :))

Monday, August 04, 2008

Monday Dinner

Since I'm not a food blog I'm not giving any specified recipes here. Mostly I cook from the hip, using leftovers and what my fridge can provide me with. I had aubergines from the weekend which I wanted to grill but didn't and thus this curry emerged. Cauliflower, aubergine, and chickpeas, red curry paste, coconut milk and mince leaves since I couldn't find red basil (arghh living in the country side.........). And this is what came out:

My carnivore at least said it was very tasty :))

Busy Weekend

This weekend was quite busy for us. Saturday we looked at a new car for me (again!) and then went to visit my aunt who is in hospital at the moment. In the evening we had a barbecue, but because we came back late from the hospital in Mannheim, we started grilling when everybody else just finished to do so. Besides my grilled sweet potatoes took longer than expected. However, sitting around the grill at night is not too bad either. On sunday we went to the medieval market in Karlsruhe, but, since it took place within the European Juggling Convention it was kind of odd to walk through all the not-medievally dressed jugglers in a long gown. Nevertheless, we made it to the medieval village and as nearly all German medieval markets, it, too, was quite dissappointing. Well, at least it was quite cheap (3 Euros if you're coming in garb).

After having crêpes, Flammkuchen, Schupfnudeln, and apple beignets we had to leave in a hurry for Ettlingen, where we went to the open-air theatre in front of the castle. I thought I was going to see a play, but 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' was actually a musical. Still pretty good. a huge cast, live orchestra and ambitious actors. However, I liked the bad guy Chauvelin better than the hero (the guy on the far left of this photo).

We came home late, but at least nobody could complain that we had a boring weekend :)

Sunday, August 03, 2008