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Happy Weekend - Variety No. 11

Happy Weekend – Variety No. 11

Liebe Grüsse aus Wien!

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Thursday, 5 June 2014

This soup tastes like summer is here! Kitty, my sister helped me out and actually cooked it, because I have so much to do this week! And tomorrow I’ll be even going to Vienna with a friend!! I’m super excited, I wasn’t able to travel abroad in…too many years probably :P Aaanyway, let’s see that soup recipe!

Creamy sour cherry soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 l water
  • 300-400 g fresh sour cherries
  • one cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 4-5 tbsp sugar or to taste
  • 2 orange slices
  • 175 g sour cream

Method:

Wash the cherries and remove the stones. In a saucepan combine the water, cherries, spices and the sugar. Add the oranges and cook it on medium heat. When the cherries are tender add some of the hot soup to a bowl and whisk in the sour cream. If it’s free of lumps, pour it back into the soup; let it boil again. Check the taste, add some sugar or more oranges if necessary and take it off the heat. You can serve it right away or chilled. Easy, right?

Have fun cooking! xoxo, Pearl

Creamy Sour Cherry Soup This soup tastes like summer is here! Kitty, my sister helped me out and actually cooked it, because I have so much to do this week!
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Trend Obsessions No.6 – Kimonos

Now this is a summer trend I can get behind! Love-love-love! I want a dozen! Or two!

Trend Obsessions No.6 – Kimonos

Now this is a summer trend I can get behind! Love-love-love! I want a dozen! Or two!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Sounds a bit unusual, right? But I promise this is a delicious pasta dish; another one of my nan’s oldest recipes. I loved it as a child; but to be honest I loved every single pasta my nan made! I got always super miffed, when she tried to cook me store bought ones…If you don’t have the time to make the pasta yourself, you can of course buy something as a substitute (like a tagliatelle or papardelle, I think).

Pasta with caramelised cabbage

Ingredients:

Pasta:

  • 500 g flour
  • 4 eggs
  • little bit of water

Caramelised cabbage:

  • 1 medium sized cabbage
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp pepper
  • about 2 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp vegetable oil

Method:

If you decide to make the pasta at home, you can check out this earlier post about home-made tagliatelle! If you want to, you can cut it up any way you like, but I tried to make little triangle shapes, like my nan always did :) So, cook your pasta in boiling salt water and put it away. Onto the cabbage; use a cabbage slicer to shred it to little pieces. Chop the onion finely. Get out a pan (be sure it’s big enough for all the cabbage you’re using!) and pour in a few tablespoons of oil. Heat it up. Add the sugar and caramelise it. Add the onion and cook until opaque. Season with pepper and salt and add the cabbage. Stir well and then cover it with a lid and let it cook until it’s tender. Pour a small amount of water on the cabbage and stir it occasionally; just to make sure it doesn’t burn. When it’s done, check the taste, season if necessary and stir in the pasta. Done!

Have fun in the kitchen! xoxo, Pearl

Pasta with caramelised cabbage Sounds a bit unusual, right? But I promise this is a delicious pasta dish; another one of my nan’s oldest recipes.
Monday, 2 June 2014

Monthly Recap: May

It’s officially Summer!! Yay! Not that you could tell looking out the window…jackets and rain and windy weather does not actually scream “Summer” to me…Let’s hope we’ll have some nice sunny days soon! So, let’s have a little look-back at May!

This month was a bit recipe heavy on the original post-front; but I really enjoyed making all these yummy dishes. Remember these orange-chilli flavoured…

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Friday, 30 May 2014

Happy Weekend - Variety No.10

Happy Weekend – Variety No.10

IMG_0110Hello darlings! May is almost over, can you believe it? A lot happened this month and there are a few posts I’m really proud of; like the Moroccan iced coffee pictures I took with my new phone! Blogging and keeping up with the “100 Happy Days Project” is so much easier now! I’m still trying to readjust things around the blog, so that it can be more useful and inspiring; and also to keep it in…

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Thursday, 29 May 2014
Moustache Mix: (Salted) Caramel Recipes

Had to make a batch of caramel this morning, because the heavy cream I had in the fridge was in danger of going bad.

Moustache Mix: (Salted) Caramel Recipes

Had to make a batch of caramel this morning, because the heavy cream I had in the fridge was in danger of going bad.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Go and check out the wonderfully simple and airy artwork of Yoko Tanji! There something unique about her works that I can’t put into words; but it makes me feel like when I first started watching Japanese films and got acquainted with their culture… it’s a good feeling :)

Ingenious Inspiration No. 11 Go and check out the wonderfully simple and airy artwork of Yoko Tanji! There something unique about her works that I can’t put into words; but it makes me feel like when I first started watching Japanese films and got acquainted with their culture…
Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Today was so~ much fun! Went shopping with sister #02; she is such a sweetheart, she got me a new mobile! We also went and picked a certain video game, that launched just today… :P And this iced latte is the …icing on the cake; it was good to have something cool in the afternoon while working. About that; I’m slooowly replacing all the broken images in the older post. I will eventually manage, I think. Now, on to that lovely Moroccan latte!

As many things I do, this is a ‘simplified’ recipe; I found a bunch of tutorials on how to make Moroccan tea, but I decided not to use any of them. Firstly. there were about 2245 versions on making this tea and never mind how hard I try, I’m not Moroccan, so I probably would only make something that resembles it. Secondly, I can appreciate things being made the traditional way and I usually enjoy it as well, but sadly we don’t really have the luxury to spend an hour on something that can be done in 10 minutes. Which is a pity, if you ask me, but hey, brave new world…If you have the time to prepare this drink with a traditionally prepared mint tea, feel free to do so! (And maybe tell me how it tasted? :))

Iced Moroccan Mint Tea Latte

Ingredients for one cup:

  • 100 ml strong coffee
  • 100 ml boiling water
  • 2-3 sprigs of mint
  • 1-2 large tsp sugar
  • milk
  • mint extract (optional)
  • ice

Method:

Brew the coffee and leave it to cool. Add the mint and the sugar to a cup or mug. Boil some water and pour it over the mint. Leave it to steep  I had to cheat a bit and add one small drop of mint extract to my tea, because it was just not…minty enough. When everything’s cooled down, put ice in a glass or jar. Add the coffee and the tea. Top it with milk and add a few mint leaves; they make such a lovely decoration! Enjoy!

xoxo, Pearl

Cold Moroccan Mint Tea Latte Today was so~ much fun! Went shopping with sister #02; she is such a sweetheart, she got me a new mobile!
Monday, 26 May 2014

Hiya, how was your weekend? We had a great birthday party in the garden on Saturday and had a lazy Sunday; it was quite fun! And now I’m enjoying my day off! Well, by ‘enjoying’ I mean that I’m working on things that are not work-related :P Like these brooches! Have a peek!

And now I’m running back to the work desk, before the acrylics decide to dry on me…Have a lovely day! xoxo, Pearl

Sneak Peek No.01 Hiya, how was your weekend? We had a great birthday party in the garden on Saturday and had a lazy Sunday; it was quite fun!
 
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