It’s Flammkuchen-time! – #ichbacksmir

Flammkuchen or Tarte Flambée is a traditional Alsatian and South German dish. The base is always a bread or yeast dough and is traditionally topped with creme fraiche, bacon and onions.
Flammkuchen is also this months topic of the #ichbacksmir challenge by Clara of the blog tastesheriff. Therefore on a Friday night I had the dough prepared and started baking Flammkuchen with my brother.
We decided to go for a savoury (traditional) and sweet (not so traditional) version…that way you have a main and a dessert in one :).

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Soup in Summer? – Hell, yes!

I am absolutely a soup lover, I always have been!
Therefore a thing that I love about winter is enjoying a warm soup with a slice of bread. When it comes to summer though some soups that you eat hot seem not to taste as great anymore. The typical ingredients like potatoes, parsnips and butternut squash seem to be a bit too heavy… That is why I decided it was time to think about a recipe for a “summer-soup” that is still warm and filling, but a little lighter and fruitier.

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Yeah! – It’s Barbecue-time!

Last weekend the time finally arrived!…I am talking about Barbecue-time. It was finally warm enough to invite a few friends around and spend some time outside.
I loved spending the afternoon in the kitchen, preparing the food. I made a strawberry tart and  baked some french bread. I made a few dips and marinated two types of meat skewers (beef and chorizo as well as lemon-chicken and olives). Finally I made pasta salad and Mango-Mozzarella-salad.

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Up-cycling for my front garden: how I had three guys turning tyres inside out

When an idea comes to my mind I get so excited that I have to work on it straight away (people that know me find that quite annoying sometimes ;)). So when I finally thought of a way to make our front garden look a bit nicer I just couldn’t wait to look at the finished project.
Well, my idea was to turn three old tyres inside out, spray them and use them as planters. This all sounded fairly easy to me…but it turned out my thinking was kind of naive 🙂

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Bye, Bye April – Hi May (and hopefully: Hi summer!)

April was a wonderful month. Surprisingly with a lot of sunshine over Easter and many great events. We celebrated Easter and baked simple but stylish Easter cookies and carrot cakes. I wrote about a traditional afternoon tea in Tatton Park’s Gardeners Cottage and finally managed to spend some time in my garden. From there I showed you my favorite piece: an old ladder. Furthermore I baked savoury and sweet waffles for two hungry brothers and showed you my favorite spot in Greater Manchester. As you may imagine I am hoping for more sunshine and warm weather in May. I want to show you how I brought colour (and old tires) in my front garden. I want to have barbecues and bake some things. And all the rest is – as always – really spontaneous. But I hope you will like it. Thanks for reading my blog. I am enjoying writing it so much. If you have any ideas or thins you would like me to write about…just let me know, please :). FotorCreated