Good bye October – Hi there November!

October was the month after our lovely holiday in Mallorca. We had a big TexMex Party and I showed you how to make a fun TexMex Bunting. I also made candied figs for the first time – they taste sooo good with different types of cheese…and I made Banoffee pie, thanks to Lucy who shared a really good recipe with me!
So…that was October, it passed by really quickly but I enjoyed the coziness at home and the golden leaves on the trees.
In November I want to make Toffee apples and I am looking forward to a new round of Food Exchange with Lucy. I want to decorate the house a bit wintry and maybe I will start a few DIY-projects. I am excited!
Have a great November and enjoy autumn and the start of winter!


Mallorca: Our holiday at Finca Can Carro

I like to plan ahead. I think I can safely say that this is one of the things that really characterises me. Luckily my favorite guy likes to plan ahead too and this is why we couldn’t wait to start looking for places to stay during our first holiday together.
We decided to fly to Mallorca and we took quite a while to find somewhere to stay that we liked, that was affordable and that we had a good feeling about.
Yes – I am picky…which is why it took quite a while to find the place we were looking for. BUT: we found it, we found the perfect place to stay for us and we made the right decision when we booked it.
This is why I am writing one whole blogpost about our place, about Finca Can Carro. Have a look, I think the pictures show how amazing this place is!

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The Food Exchange: About a Super British Banoffee Pie {and how I dropped it}

It is ‘Food Exchange’-time again – that means Lucy from lucyabakes sends me a typical English recipe and I send her a typical German recipe – we met through blogging and realized that we both love to bake and that it is quite funny, that she is from England but lives in Germany – and for me it is exactly the other way round.
I am always looking forward to the email where I get told about the recipe for the month. This month we went for an autumnal topic and Lucy sent me a recipe for Banoffee Pie. Great choice!


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A cheese board without candied figs? No…not happening!

It is a running gag in my family that with any cheese board candied figs need to be served. That comes from a meal in a restaurant where we ordered a cheese board a couple of months ago and the candied figs were described absolutely beautiful in the menu. Unfortunately though the cheese board was tiny…and there were no candied figs at all.
Since then I really wanted to make candied figs myself and since it is fig-season now I decided to finally make them and combine them with a cheese board (of course) and great food from Mallorca.
We spent a lovely time on the island and I want to show a few pictures that I took there and share a recipe for the candied figs with you today.

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TexMex Party – Part 1 – a perfect and fun bunting for a quick decoration {DIY}

Last weekend was our long awaited annual Oktoberfest Party. This years theme was TexMex (every year we choose a new theme so that the food, the drinks and the fancy dresses can be matched to that).
I showed you a little tutorial about how to make nice invitations back in August {here}.
Well, what can I say…I love the preparation: making decorations, cooking and baking, planning everything…it is just loads of fun for me.
For the decorations I this time made buntings with a mexican-touch and today I want to show you how you can make them. They don’t have to be used for a TexMex-Party: they would make a lovely bunting for a birthday party and can also be made in many different ways (bigger, smaller, less colours…etc.)

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Good bye September – Hi October…Hi Autumn!

I keep thinking it is the start of September, but no…it is October already! That is confusing especially as the weather is nicer here in Manchester at the moment than it was the whole summer. What is going on?!

Anyway, when I thought about my monthly review I realized that there was quite a lot of baking involved: I shared a recipe for a blackberry cake, I wrote about a chocolate-birthday cake, I baked soda bread for the first time as well as I made apple crumble. Wow! That is a lot of food.
The only non-food-related post was about our new upcycled garden sofa – well, maybe we can use it this weekend again…if the weather stays that nice.

This October I want to write about my trip to Mallorca back in September, I want to show you a little DIY for a TexMex-Party and a few impressions of the party that will happen this weekend. It will be crazy, exciting and fun. Apart from that not a lot has been planned yet, except of the monthly food exchange of course.

I hope you all have a great start of this October!