first encounter: blender

For breakfast I made myself a raspberry-banana smoothie and I must say, I’ve never had a creamier smoothie than today.

Test #1: Blender

Step one: Add your favorite fruit and some milk!

Step two: Let the magic happen!

Step three: Take picture of silly cat and enjoy yummy smoothie!

Blender test: passed with flying colors!

philips food processor

I’ve wanted one for a long time, now I finally got one: my very own food processor. I  had my eyes on the Philips food processor from the aluminum collection for almost a year. This weekend foodie (as I gently called him – yes, it’s a boy!) finally made it into our lovely home. I’m excited to try the unlimited features.

Isn’t he beautiful?

The many features sound promising.

There will be lots of tests coming up. Gotta try the blender, the chopping accessories, the juicer and the kneading feature. I’m very excited!!!

means of communication

When talking on the phone just isn’t enough.

 

jennifer

I’m packing my backpack for a weekend trip to Germany to visit my good friend Stephan and my family. Apparently snow storm Jennifer is a bit of a trouble maker on the island of Rügen.

Can’t figure out whether I think it’s cosy or spooky. Probably a bit of both. I hope Stephan will be able to get through to the ferry harbor to come and get me.

The pictures I borrowed from our local newspaper: Ostsee-Zeitung.

first encounter: hokkaido pumpkin

Pretty name, pretty color, pretty tasteful!

Today I tried hokkaido pumpkin for the very first time. Walking past it in the supermarket for the past three months, I decided yesterday that one of those little fellows had to come home with me. Good decision!

I made a soup from it – spicy and creamy. Perfect on a cold winter day!


Pumpkin-potato soup

1 hokkaido pumpin

6 small potatoes

2 medium onions

2 cloves garlic

2 tsp curry powder

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp Herbamare Original

32 oz (1 l) water

chili powder, salt and pepper to taste

Cut potatoes and pumpkin in cubes, chop onions and garlic. Add oil, curry, onions and garlic to a pan and sauté for 5 minutes. Add potatoes and pumpkin. Fill up with bouillon until vegetables are covered. Let simmer for about 30 minutes or until vegetables are fully cooked. Blend in a food processor or use a hand blender. Add chili powder, salt and pepper to taste. Top it off with some roasted pumpkin seeds and enjoy the soup with a toasted slice of whole grain bread. Serves 4.


oh happy day

I aced my oral exam!

I also studied like crazy for it – NOT!

It’s funny how I get through my exams with little to no effort and and yet there’s almost always a great outcome. Me HAPPY!

studying

I’m gonna spend my afternoon at the library studying for my oral exam tomorrow. Just wished our local library was as cool as the New York public library…

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