soup / meadow herbs

I´ve been back at home on the countryside for easter and nature around

me has been oh so beautiful!

Everything´s in bloom and green at the moment and when i noticed the

masses of herbs growing in the meadows around me i was  overjoyed. 

So i decided to take a stroll and collect some herbs to prepare a tasty soup.

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Dandelions, Forget-me-nots and and daisies growing next to my father´s house.

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Right below this tree i found a huge amount of stinging nettle.

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This place has some magic feel to it.

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So this is what i got: Stinging Nettle, Sorrel, Dandelion, Radish Leaves, Turnip cabbage leaves

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After sauteeing an onion and chopping the herbs and putting them to the onions, i added 2 small chopped potatoes and some water, a little soup stock and let it boil for a bit. Then i put it in a blender and that was it. Pretty easy and tasty!

 

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rain / sun

 

 

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weekend / home

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Flipping through grandma´s books

Quite a while ago i found some interesting book at my grandma´s. It is called “Zeitgemäße Krankheitsbekämpfung und Gesundheitspflege” which means as much as “Contemporary disease control and sanitation” and it was published in 1931.

Some of the pictures are pretty interesting i think.

the coverart

the cover art

"Worms of a human being"

“Worms of a human being”

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i found this one a little disturbing

i found this one a little disturbing

especially when i found this book next to it

especially when i found this book next to it

so much for that my friends – have a good day!

 

 

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Weekend Getaway Tirol

It´s been a while since i did my last post!  I guess  i haven´t been on holiday much lately …

Oh well, how i dream of foreign beaches and swimming in the sea. But actually, it doesn´t have to be the sea all the time. I also enjoy just getting out of the usual “same same” and seeing some new surroundings now and then.

So Martin, Pixel and me went for a weekend to Tirol, to stay in this nice little cabin.

I mean, who wouldn´t want to spend a weekend in a place like this?

Photo (c) Daniel Gebhart de  Koekkoek http://gebhart.dk/

Photo (c) Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek
http://gebhart.dk/

Photo (c) Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek http://gebhart.dk/

Photo (c) Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek
http://gebhart.dk/

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So we took the train to Kranebitten

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And checked out what Innsbruck has to offer

my tour guide feeling tells me this has to be important. because it´s pink.

My tour guide feeling tells me this has to be important. Because it´s pink.

this is the famous "golden roof". pretty humble in real life.

This is the famous “golden roof”. Pretty humble in real life

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We found a little record store. Martin bought 28 records. Yes, i counted them.

We found a little record store. Martin bought 28 records. Yes, i counted them.

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In Innsbruck, people wear old skiers.

In Innsbruck, people carry old skiers.

For tourists to take pictures with them.

For tourists to take pictures with them.

The newest trend in skiing-fashion.

So this is what the future of skiing fashion looks like. Take note!

on the next morning, there was snow outside!

On the next morning, there was snow outside!

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we decided to take a walk

We decided to go for a walk.

checkin the height

Martin checkin the surroundings.

of course pix and me were waaaayyyy faster than martin

Of course pix and me were waaaayyyy faster than Martin – so we had to wait for him.

Pix got tiny snow balls in her fur. Isn´t that cute?

Pix got tiny snowballs in her fur. Isn´t that cute?

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we saw a stop sign

Then suddenly we saw a stop sign

So we returned to the cabin. Just to be safe.

We returned to the cabin. Just to be safe.

Cause it´s way more cozy inside.

Cause it´s way more cozy inside.

Does Pixel think so?  Yes she does!

Does Pixel think so?

 

Yes she does!

Yes she does!

 

So we played a round of card.

So we played a round of card.

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pre-christmas dinner / kasa david

last saturday, kasa and david made a pre christmas dinner. it was such a nice evening with delicious food!
unfortunately i only had my crappy phone with me to take pictures
looking forward to next years dinner!

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christmas tree!

christmas tree!

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cookies / drinks

It´s that time of the year when Krisp and I have a valid excuse to spend time baking cookies, watching movies and drinking drinks. Wait, don´t we do that all year? Well..

Yesterday we prepared some Vodka Cucumber Meyer Lemon drink (thx parvin for the suggestion!) to get in the right mood for baking.

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And the outcome:

Vanillekipferl, Some little Donut Kind of Thingies coated with cinnamon and sugar, chocolate nut cookies and lemon dudes. We even used the Meyer lemon for the frosting. Unfortunately, something went wrong with this recipe as you can see in the picture. Not very beautiful, but eatable.

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