Thursday, 27 October 2011
Seinfeld situation...and going to bed at 01.38 (I usually go to sleep between 20:00 and 21:30!) we needed something substantial for breakfast - YUM CHA!
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Sunday, 23 October 2011
1. A trip taken at someone else's expense
2. The 'curds and whey' that Little Miss Muffet enjoys in the poem (do children these days know of these classic poems?!)
As much as I would like to go on a junket for the weekend, I have no one to pay for such a trip on my behalf, so I made the Little Miss Muffet variety.
Friday, 21 October 2011
Monday, 17 October 2011
This morning for breakfast there was yogurt with fruit....and Black Forest cake. Yes...hmm... This morning at work it was 'birthday cake day'. In the middle of each month we order some cakes and eat them to celebrate the birthdays of all of those who have their birthday in that month. I of course had some banana cake for research and development purposes.
I was feeling rather sick from all the cake in the afternoon and was dreaming of all things savoury; cheese, eggs, Polish sausage and more eggs. Upon arriving home I was still in the mood for eggs!
Sunday, 16 October 2011
Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, also known in English as Black Forest Cake and also known in German as 'Schwaki' (that is my favourite name for this cake). What a great cake! It is chocolate, it is cream, it is cherry, it is cherry jam and if you consume alcohol, it is Kirsch. So many good things in one BIG cake!
I last had Schwaki nearly exactly two years ago, as I was leaving Germany to return back to Australia. I baked a Schwaki this weekend to commemorate the one I had in Schwaebisch Hall, kindly prepared by Ms U and Mr M and to also mourn my upcoming two year departure form Germany anniversary. Oh, and because I wanted to see if I could bake one. I still miss Germany. I miss the trains, the houses, the heating systems, the efficiency, the KiBas, the Mitfahrgelegenheit, the bargains at discount supermarkets, the changing of the seasons, the asparagus celebrations, the German sunshine, the brunches, the cheap rent etc. To be fair, there were things I did not like there; the red tape, the stupid opening hours of government offices, the manner of those who work in the government offices, Deutsche Bahn...