Christmas is the time of lights and candles. In Germany, the Christmas season is therefore rung in with Advent wreaths. Traditionally, a candle is lit on each of the four Sundays before Christmas, so that all four candles burn on Christmas Day.
After the starter last week, the main course now follows: Lamb with Christmas spices.
In western cultures there are gifts for birthdays, Christmas, Easter, baptism, weddings and many other festivities. The gift wrappings only serve to hide the content. In Japanese culture, there are fewer opportunities to make and receive gifts. ‘Ochugen' takes place in summer and offers the opportunity to show oneself through gifts. ‘Oseibo' is celebrated in December and stands for independence.
Every year just before Christmas, Germany's largest chocolate festival takes place in Tübingen. Although chocolate is not my number one priority, it is nice to see what new things the Chocolatiers come up with. Because chocolate is not only delicious but also versatile.
Most people associate Christmas with two things: Family and good food. However, if we are honest, this holiday usually means stress and bad moods - not least because the cook is always alone in the kitchen and spends zero time with their guests. Let us do something about this!
Cinnamon – the quintessence of fall/winter. I LOVE cinnamon. I own a cinnamon shower gel, cinnamon candles, cinnamon perfume, and anything and everything else you can think of. So no one will be surprised by the fact that I love cinnamon rolls.
These six steps will make for an awesome November. Now, change can be difficult, developing a habit can be exhausting but always remember: it is okay to fail. Tomorrow is a new day and a new chance.
One of the best low carb vegetables is cauliflower. Have you ever tried cauliflower pizza? It is the bomb. This could only get better by adding the best kind of meat: chicken. Add some heavy cream and a few spices – et voila! The tastiest healthy-ish chicken recipe ever.
There is an undefined number of recipes for sauce and an ongoing discussion about toppings (pineapple does go on pizza, duh!), but for me, the dough is the hardest part. It has taken me years to find a good recipe for pizza dough.
I know, cookies are great and all, but who can resist a slice of warm cheesecake? No one – and even less when it is Russischer Zupfkuchen (Russian Chocolate Cheesecake).