Author: Scarlett (Scarlett Steiner)

my week in objects: nights & lights

although i’ve been rather sick this week (nothing serious just very annoying…), i managed to go out at least once this week. we had a lovely italian dinner at cantinetta antinori. i love cantinetta, and always feel rather decadent and a bit guilty, even, when eating there. because it’s so over the top splendid and...

oh deer! hunting season

i’m going to spend the next weekend in a hunting hut, somewhere in the german forests (don’t ask me where, i’m a complete zero when it comes to geography…). i’m totally excited about it! we’re planning to do not much else than hang out, wearing knit socks, reading books, eating s’mores (i just decided that)...

porcini dinner reloaded: lush!

another weekend spent fussing and fiddling about the kitchen. i admit that after such a weekend, a day of relaxation would be rather welcome. but, enfin, it’s so rewarding to serve a few plates of lovely food. i ordered two kilos of porcini (the cleaning – with a tooth brush – easily took around one...

opera dress-code

i’ve been invited to the opera. and tomorrow, it’s finally the night of ‘the magic flute’. really looking forward to it! on such great occasions i love to dress up. so, of course i’ve been thinking about what to wear for about a week now. since my budget is rather limited, i’ll stick to dreaming...

porcini dinner – episode one

the best thing in life for me? although i’m sure if you read some of my posts that you know that by now, i feel like stressing that again and again. the best thing in life for me are definitely friends. on friday i treated four of my friends to a porcini dinner. i (heart)...

dim sum – small delicacies that touch your heart

a few days ago i learned that the chinese term ‘dim sum’ stands for ‘small snack’. and literally, dim sum means ‘touching the heart’ as in ‘small delicacy that touches your heart’. isn’t that cute? the asians have been dumplings-experts for centuries – so, no wonder there are hundreds of different dumplings. they are typically filled with meat...

week in objects: food, friends, fun

since i haven’t been posting many things this week, i’ll just make it up to by posting many pictures of my very active, very nice and very inspirational week. i went out a lot this week; to see and experience things, to meet friends, to enjoy my time out and about and to eat delicious food...

post chase happiness

have you ever experienced chasing after something, that later turned out to be entirely the, well, wrong thing for you? i’m not talking about a new pair of shoes or a pretty cashmere pullover, here. i’m talking of bigger things in life. like love. or careers. or passions. things that move us and define us. if...

gooey caramel fudge

when making caramel, you need a lot of patience – everything i don’t have. but since i am a huge fan of gooey caramel, i desperately wanted to make my own fudge. however, the fudge recipes i found were all very complicated, if not to say impossible to carry out, with ingredients like ‘marshmallow cream’,...

andele, andele! tex mex soup and pending outfit choice

tonight i cooked a really lovely, wonderfully aromatic, spicy and refreshing soup: tex mex soup (if anything like this exists) with nachos. i don’t know what made me cook it, it was some random, spontaneous urge to mix everything tex-mexy to one hot, steamy soup. i’m a lot into soups, lately. it’s warming and healthy,...