Review: September

September just flew by and I know I keep saying it…but I cannot believe it is October already and we have to start thinking about Christmas presents. How crazy is that!
Last month we had the most amazing time in Berlin. I will share some pictures here soon.
On the blog I wrote about Crumpets, they were mouthwatering! I also showed you some pictures and the story about Frieda’s and my birth cards and I shared a recipe of my mum’s Plum tart with you.

In October I want to share some pictures of an afternoon we spent in a beautiful park. I will also write about the new Food Exchange, the topic will be chocolate, and I am a bit nervous how the bake will turn out as I have never made anything like it before – so it might be a total mess.
I have a few other ideas and maybe I will also find the time to write about the GRUB food fair in Manchester, which is well worth a visit.

I hope you will all have a lovely October, full of cozy moments at home, when the days start getting shorter and shorter – let’s make the most of it!

Bye bye November – Hi Christmas!!!

Okay, I have to admit: November was a quiet month on the blog – in my defense: in real life it was not so quiet. The main reason for that was my first market stall. Many, many evenings and weekends I spent preparing for it. I crocheted, sew, baked, folded lanterns, made candle holders out of concrete and packed together all the things I need. All of that wouldn’t have been possible without family and friends, no matter whether they were in England or Germany, helping me. Thank you so much for that! Thank you as well for telling me I can do it!
The day of my first market stall was very, very cold but even more exciting. I met so many kind people. People that bought my crafts, people that left a friendly comment – it was amazing and successful…and I am very grateful for the experience and will definitely continue selling my products on markets next year.

Now you know the reason why it was very quiet on the blog. I didn’t post a lot – but what I posted was made with a lot of love, as always:
First of all I baked a salted honey cake with hazelnut brittle – perfect for these wintery cold days. And I showed you an easy way of making a quick, inexpensive but delicious dessert.

In December I would like to slow down a bit and do loads more things that I love: I want to show you how I will wrap my Christmas presents, I will bake more things and just enjoy the festive season. Tomorrow we will decorate our tree. I can’t wait :).

Have a great weekend you all!

Bye, bye October – Hello November

I just had to think twice – is it really November???!!! That is actually unbelievable – only one more month until December! I can’t believe it.
I don’t know why but October went by really quickly – many exciting things are happening at the moment, we had visitors and enjoyed really great autumn-weather. The leaves are all yellow and red colored and they just look stunning!

On the blog I showed you that I made a Chocolate Tiffin. It was sooo good and they were gone in one afternoon.
Also I finally managed to show you a way to give vouchers as gifts that is a little bit more fun than just giving it away in an envelope.
And, not to forget, I wrote about Casa do Barao, the Hotel we stayed at during our city trip to Lisbon. Have a look – it is a wonderful hotel!

In November I am going to have my firs proper stall at a craft market – I am so excited but also pretty nervous. On the blog there is going to be a new and delicious Food Exchange and much more. I can’t wait!

Bye Bye August, Hi September!

August was a very eventful month, which is why I didn’t post as much as I would have liked. I went to Berlin and to London (blogposts are yet to come), I celebrated my birthday and we hiked Mount Snowdon. And last but not least I had my first ever cake stall – which was a lot of fun and really quite promising.

Apart from my blogpost about our hike to Mount Snowdon and the stunning landscape of Wales, I made Guinness cakes for the first time – and they were sooo good! And for those of you that want to go for something a bit more savoury I made a caramelized onion tart.

In September I will bake with stone fruit, I will write about a great rooftop bar in Berlin and maybe I find the time to show you some pictures of my first cake stall.

Here’s to a great September!


Bye bye July, Hi August

July brought a bit of sunshine to Manchester, which was really, really nice! We enjoyed more time outside than usual, which was an unexpected bonus.

Incredibly, Lucy’s and my project the Food Exchange turned one, so we used the time to celebrate and baked more cakes – I made an english classic: Collin the caterpillar.

I also found time to show you my favourite summer salad ever, with goats cheese, caramelised peaches and beef.

One one of the less rainy days this month I made Mozartkugeln and showed you some pictures of our trip to Salzburg and when the weather got better again I showed you a recipe for delicious raspberry cheesecake that we enjoyed in the garden.

We had a good, quite relaxed month and now I am looking forward to August. I will celebrate my birthday and meet great friends and my dad during a day trip to Berlin – I am so excited! Also we will do a bit of hiking and I will have my first cake stall at a sports event. I can’t wait! 🙂

Have a great month!

Good bye June – Heyho July!

July? The seventh month of the year???! I still can’t believe that half the year 2016 is over already!
But before I talk about July let’s have a look at what happened in June: Actually there was quite a bit of baking going on in my kitchen – For June’s Food Exchange Lucy suggested a raspberry custard tart with thyme to me…so delicious! I made German Mandelhörnchen for a dear friend and we went for a wonderful picnic with sandwiches and homemade lemonade at Tatton Park, Manchester.
One lazy Sunday we made pancakes and I shared the recipe here on the blog. But the post closest to my heart this month was the last one where I told you about my time in Argentina and posted a recipe for delicious Alfajores :).

July will bring one year Food Exchange-Anniversary for Lucy and myself – how exciting!
Apart from that I want to show you a few pictures of some changes we made in our kitchen and I have a few recipes that I definitely want to share with you!
Until then I hope you have a fabulous weekend and hopefully better weather than it currently is here in Manchester.

Love, Greta.