Allgäu

Holidays in Germany: The Allgäu

This summer, we spent some time with family in Germany, in the Allgäu region in the south, a beautiful rural area that is perfect for family holidays. The gentle slopes are perfect for hiking or cycling, preparing you for a visit to the dramatic landscapes of the Alps. I won’t bore you with too much…

After the first replenishment I had to re-home this starter into a bigger bowl!

Sauerteig Starterkultur: Levain

Wenn Du noch nie Sauerteigbrot gegessen hast, hast Du wirklich etwas verpasst: Sauerteigbrot ist herrlich zäh, hat einen leicht säuerlichen Geschmack und hält länger als andere Brote. Und wenn Du das alles schon weißt, aber noch nie selber ein Sauerteigbrot gebacken hast, dann liegt es sicher daran, daß es so lange dauert! Sauerteig braucht nämlich eine Starterkultur oder…

Träubleskuchen

Red Currant Meringue Cake, or Träubleskuchen

Germany has many different dialects, probably due to the fact that the country as such used to be a whole bunch of kingdoms, duchies and whatever else they could come up with, including free cities. Only with the formation of a German empire in 1871 did Germany, or Deutschland, as such come into existence, and the local rulers…

Ginger&Bread @ work I

My Writing Process Tour

I hadn’t come across this before Dana (of I’ve Got Cake fame) nominated me for it: the My Writing Process Tour is not so much an award as a nosey glance over your shoulder (isn’t it really, Dana?!), which makes it even more appealing to take part in, in order to nominate those bloggers you’d most like…

Chancho en Piedra

Chancho en Piedra – Chilean Tomato Salsa

With the heatwave in full swing, our little garden is brimming with wildlife and flowers: bees and bumblebees are fighting over the lavender and butterflies play tag along the path. The sunshine has ripened our first tomatoes, and like the baby carrots and peas, the first handfuls are eaten straight from the bush. The rest will…

Lemon drizzle traybake

Lemon Drizzle Squares

The end of the school year means a lot of thank yous – to my colleagues in the department as well as to the countless colleagues all over the school who have helped me (and my students!) to get through the year in one piece. Unfortunately, writing cards does not come naturally to me. I usually…