16. October 2017 admin

I bought a lot of Quinoa recently. Really just because I was told you “it’s good for you” and “you can make so much with it”. So I was determined to “do something good for myself”. Well, that enthusiasm is a good few weeks ago now and all the Quinoa moved further and further to the back of my kitchen pantry. Until yesterday, when i decided its time to educate myself a little better on the Quinoa topic and i started to do a little research. You can find tons of recipes for savoury Quinoa dishes. However, I am a…

11. October 2017 admin

Autumn is here….and with autumn comes the typical autumn weather and of course the question: What to wear today? Yes, we are standing once again in front of the wardrobes realizing that there is “nothing” to wear at all. Which probably in many cases – just like mine – is not true at all, but it always feels like it. I usually try though to buy things to wear these days that I can combine with multiple different styles whether it is casual or business or sporty. I usually try and check my favourite online store out and create my…

22. September 2017 admin

It’s almost the weekend. I made this cake for the weekend, just because, no specific reason other than loving to bake and if somebody should come round i have something delicious to share. If nobody comes round, well i guess, my other half and i will have this beauty all to ourselves. This cake is not just super yummy but also easy to make and it looks so pretty. It proofed to be a real hit when having guests around. Give it a try, i bet you guys will love it just as much as I do. Ingredients: 200 g…

22. August 2017 admin 1Comment

I have three Beagle girls. After losing one of my beagles a few years back and being told off by my vet to over feed my pooches, I started looking at dog food and treats in general. I actually put most of the fatty treats into the bin back then and started to only feed my beagle girls “good” food. Because, just like humans, the doggy’s have exactly the same issues. Hick up, Heart burn, sickness, tummy ache, dry skin etc etc etc. Now, I am suffering from Hashimoto myself, which is an auto immune disease and I know that…

28. July 2017 admin

I felt somehow funny this morning at Edinburgh Airport security when I started my business trip to Poznan/Poland. I guess it’s the new normal travelling with all sorts of technology. When I started to empty the contents of my hand luggage and pockets into the little trays on the security belt, I realised that I am not travelling as light as I thought. Tray 1 (yes I needed two) basics: jacket, belt, passport, handbag, little poly bag with liquids, tickets, and scarf. So far so good. Tray 2 was an impressive collection of laptop, iPad, private iPhone, business iPhone, Apple…

28. July 2017 admin

One of the few things I really like about Scotland is this little tradition called Afternoon Tea. You meet up with friends or family in the restaurant/bar of a fancy (old) hotel and get served a beautiful collection of tiny cakes, chocolates and sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, jam, honey, … you get the idea. It’s usually served on a étagère and with a bottle of some fizzy stuff, coffees and teas are served on top of it. I clearly prefer the old classic elegant hotels as it feels even more traditional but you certainly will find afternoon teas in newer hotels…

12. July 2017 admin

  It was summer 2016 when I did a tour with my family through the south of Germany. Beautiful wine regions, good food, great hill walking, so much to see and visit and very high temperatures. It was that one day when we decided to visit a local bee keeper that is selling their products to the local and surrounding shops. I have to admit that until that day I only thought of Honey when it comes to the Bee Keepers business. But, oh I was so wrong! After a tour seeing Queen Bee and her little buzzing empire, we visited…

10. July 2017 admin

One of my most classic and favourite cake recipes. It never seems to fail and everybody just loves the flavours. Its name also matches the current “summer” weather, as its really cloudy skies these days and rather wet than sunny. It’s an easy to follow recipe and i bet its ingredients that all of us have in the house about 95% of the time.  Ingredients for the base: 250g butter (I use utterly butterly) 250g plain flour (substitute with gluten free flour) 250g Caster sugar (substitute with coconut sugar or maple sugar) 4 eggs 7.5g baking powder (substitute with xanthan…

30. June 2017 admin

I like going on business trips. It breaks up the usual office routine and you get to see colleague face to face and are able to explore other locations and countries. My next trip will take me to Poznan in Poland, were the company I work for has 2 large offices already and a third one in the planning. Clearly an ever expanding area. The colleagues are very n ice, very career orientated and keen to learn everything of their counterparts in the US, Europe and the rest of the world. I also like these trips because you get a…

20. June 2017 admin

These little beauties come straight from my garden. I accidentally cut them off while mowing the lawn. Don’t know about you, but I cannot throw pretty garden waste away. Always using it to brighten up my house and mind. And just as much as i like my pretty flowers, i like jars and bottles that somehow find their way into our households. I keep the pretty ones instead of taking them to the bottle bank and re-use them in many ways, as  you can see on the picture. You just never know when these things come in handy.