“Witches” Iced Tea

“Witches” Iced Tea

Summer. A simple word, filled with so much meaning. And now that we’ve had a taste of it, we want more! We’re waiting in the wings to tick things off our summer bucket list. On the very top: picnics for every meal! Of course, a nice home-made iced tea is the star of every al fresco meal. Making ice tea at home is not a real skill, it’s not witchcraft. Yet, whenever I serve my iced tea concotions to literally anyone, they’re always like “whoh-ooaa what is this?”. It’s ice tea, and it’s really simple to make! Every time it...

Chocolatey Bliss Balls

Chocolatey Bliss Balls

A healthy, vegan treat even your kids will love I loooove bliss balls – or energy balls – aka the healthy, sugar free, nutty snack! But truth time: bliss balls are basically bastards, because, duh! They are hard af to make, IMHO. How can anyone pretend they’re easy to make at home, from scratch? I always had to fight with… sticky dates, sturdy nuts, incapable and weak kitchen appliances, smoke escaping from said appliances… and more! I must have killed a handful or so of blenders and food processors in my wake to try and smooth whole nuts AND dates...

Ombré Choc Chip Hearts

Ombré Choc Chip Hearts

Baking is love is baking. I remember the first cake I ever baked, with just a little help from my mama. It was a simple stir and ready cake, with lots of vanilla and dark chocolate chips inside. As a kid, that was my idea of a perfect cake. Growing up, not much has changed. I still like my recipes simple and my cakes pretty basic. When I got invited by my dear Betty Bossi to participate in their Betty’s Blogger Baking Challenge, I couldn’t really say no. I’m by no means a super savvy or skilled baker. I tend...

Spätzle In A Hurry

Spätzle In A Hurry

Spätzle, Spätzli, Chässpätzli, Chnöpfli, Knöpfle, Spatzen… or whatever you might call them. They’re basically a foodie’s dreams (plural) come true. For those who do not know what I’m talking about – “Spätzle who?” – here’s a funny description I found: “a specialty from Southern Germany, made by boiling small lumps of dough made from flour and eggs [cul.]” Since there isn’t any sort of English translation for “Spätzle” – which comes as a bit of a shock! Is it really just such a super local dish, to which the culinary world is oblivious? – this description certainly doesn’t do it...

Kids’ Easter Basket

Kids’ Easter Basket

Planning, creating and curating gifts is basically my biggest hobbie. Building an Easter Basket for E is top priority on my agenda right once Christmas and NYE are around the bend… Surprising a toddler is so easy. It literally takes nothing but a bit of imagination, creativity, small toys and shiny things and the eyes are guaranteed to sparkle, hard! Of course, Easter is more than just the Basket. You can read all about our Easter traditions, decorations and take on the Easter Bunny and Chocolate Egg Hunts in this blog post. But not less important than all the decorations,...

Flower Pot Carrot Bread

Flower Pot Carrot Bread

I love bread. Yes, I could basically live off it seven days a week, 24 hours a day (no intermittent fasting happening). But so far, the only bread I’ve dared to bake at home, on the regular, is: pizza (which, are we honest, isn’t really bread, because, PIZZA), Banana Bread (dito, it’s cake, right?) and my beloved no-knead bread. But the latter is so simple to make, it’s almost embarrassing to share a recipe. And that’s it as far as my bread baking skills go. Am I a proper Food Blogger? We all clearly don’t think so! The lack of...

Tea Squad

Tea Squad

Remember when I introduced you to my new baby, aka my fab little tea machine, the MASTER.T by SPECIAL.T? Well, the machine has been used on the daily, ever since. And I wouldn’t trade it for gold! My new motto: the best tea – the best way. Okay, so I stole that one, technically. But it’s just so accurate. When I pitch my tea machine to friends (and basically anyone who’s not asking, ahaha) I pull all the stop to be as convincing as possible, because, I just really want to share my happiness – and gains in the fields...

Home of the Easter Bunny

Home of the Easter Bunny

When I was a child, my mom used to love creating magic for us. Not a single childhood myth she didn’t cover with a perfectly curated web of “lies” (technically, but I stick to the euphemism “stories). She’d pull all the stops for ocasions like a lost tooth (she was an excellent tooth fairy) and magically made “Schoggiateler” appear (from her belly!) when they were in season, i.e. when the schoolkids were selling them for charity in our village, going from door to door. She used to prepare us for the Samichlaus and Easter Bunny pretty much year-round. And the...

Roasted Veggie Salad

Roasted Veggie Salad

Unfortunately it’s still winter outside – but can we do spring inside? We can do it. I’m a big fan of “nose to tail eating”. And by that I don’t mean the pig’s tail (I leave these to my carnivore enthusiasts friends…), but instead imply that we should look at vegs that way, too! Because what works with meat sure does the trick with carrots etc. Let’s just eat carrot tops! No? Tastes delicious added to a chickpea hummus. Yum! Some things are so simple to cook – yet just so good. I like to focus on clever dishes like...

Essentials On The Go

Essentials On The Go

When you’re often on the go with a sweet cheeky little toddler, you learn your lessons, real fast. And definitely one of the first lessons I learned in this gig called mama life: always be prepared for everything. From blown up diapers to sickness in the car or bunny bites at the petting zoo – and everything in between – there is a million of scenarios that require you to pull out all the stops. Insert: all the gear a mama carries around on the daily to rescue, clean, comfort, distract or mend. Stuff to clean up spit, vomit and...