A winter without soup is like summer without ice cream!

One of the things I love most about winter is getting cozy and warm inside…and if I can enjoy this coziness with a bowl of hot soup I am happy! This last weekend it finally got a bit colder here in Manchester, the time before it was quite warm but very wet. I clearly prefer cold…

Have a very happy, fun and relaxing Christmas!

We spent last night preparing the house for our first Christmas Eve at home (in Germany Christmas Eve is more important than Christmas Day!). I will finish work at 12 O’clock and then I will be off until the new year. It is the first time I’m spending Christmas Eve at my home instead of spending…

The Food Exchange: mince pies – Christmas is almost here!

It’s Food-Exchange-time again! Like every month Lucy from lucyabakes sends me a typical English recipe to bake and I send her a German one. We both test the recipes and write about them on our blog. So close to Christmas we decided to go for something sweet that is typical for this season. Lucya’s s…

My favourite Christmas cookies

Christmas without baking Christmas cookies just wouldn’t be the same. Every year I bake a selection of cookies and one of them are typical swabian “Ausstecherle” made from a buttery shortcrust. They are in particularly nice to make with children as it is great for tiny hands to roll out the dough, cut the cookies with…

The Food Exchange: my first ever Gingerbread men

Last week I realized that Christmas is closer than I assumed. I have to say so far we are quite well organised regarding gifts – I clearly needed to start decorating and baking though to get in the Christmas mood! This is why I was really happy when Lucy from sent me this months recipe for…