Author: Scarlett (Scarlett Steiner)

isi’s green asian noodles

yesterday my friend isi came over for dinner. isi and i got to know each other at the first day of university, while we were waiting in line to get our ‘freshman package’. when isi introduced herself as ‘isabel’ i said ‘wow cool, i always wanted a friend with the name isabel so i could...

plenty of color to celebrate the start of a lazy week

last week i got this really great cookbook by yotam otolenghi, called ‘plenty’, from my dear friend sasa (and her mom, jane, actually). i fell in love with it in an instant, and after reading through it more elaborately i made a list of recipes that i want to cook. in my own words, i’d...

i shall never grow up

i’m allowed to spend the weekend with three really cool kids i got to know this summer during the wedding escape. so, yeah of course i’ve been making plans all week, making my mind up as to what would be the ideal program for all of them (aged eight, ten and twelve). and, luckily, i’ve...

the beautiful big black bag

a woman’s search for the ideal companion is long and exhausting. constant, never-ending, interminable, even, some times. you know i’ve been on that search for the perfect ‘beautiful big black bag’ for quite some time now. without succeeding. how come a woman can have so many (not too many, just actually enough) bags, but still...

girls dinner (with the boys)

only briefly now the spontaneous shots from last nights girls’ dinner with the boys. to recap the dinner: flaky pastry pies with caramelized onions and goat cheese, freshly out of the oven. pumpkin soup with fresh sweet corn, popped pumpkin seeds and cress. risotto ai porcini e al tartufo. sorry again for forgetting to shoot the...

chocolatier-me with truffles

i’ve got a hard time working on this post, since i cut my finger very badly this afternoon while chopping some parsley (the nail is split in two… very pretty). not enough, i passed out over the cut. but no worries, i’m fine now. only sorry to my colleague who wanted to shoot my hands...

letter to men: a gentleman’s guide to dating

i’ve been single* for most of my life (* god… i hate how that makes it sound like it’s a disease or something…). so, yes, you could probably say i’m an expert at being single. and no, i am not thinking about jumping into the lake and drowning myself, just right now (sorry to let...

we have to grow up – but we can still eat ice-cream

as a child,  i thought being a child was the best thing in the world. i never wanted to grow up. and one day i even actively decided against growing up. of course, that didn’t work… but it most certainly delayed my becoming an adult. it took me a really long time to finally be a...

table setting: vintage hotel plates & silver

yesterday, after my friend and i got a very nice pedicure (just that much: i never guessed it – but emerald green toe nails are oooh so pretty…!) i strolled through the picturesque old town of zurich. i wasn’t on the look-out for anything special, and was actually only heading towards the flea-market. that’s when...