Recap and coffee

IMG_0550.JPGThe year 2016 has nearly come to an end. Time to get up and get some things done while the old year still lasts. One thing I really want to get into again is blogging (and cleaning my flat, my closet, get my washing machine installed, finally paint my bedroom…) I work with so many inspiring bloggers every day but I stopped to publish (except for instagram) myself. Well, a new year is always also a time for a change. Or better: a reason to start new, positive habits.

Here comes my mid-December recap with some nice coffee-spots to spend the time between the years in my hometown Ingolstadt!

Yes, I spend most of the time at my desk at work, but sometimes my job requires to go outside. I had an amazing photo shooting in the cold with the new Audi Q2, finally found the most beautiful café in Ingolstadt (in my opinion it’s the Café am Schloß!), had some Glühwein at the little Christmas market of the Alte Anatomie (the museum of the history of medicine, a beautiful building that looks like a small castle, just in Ingolstadts city-center), the herbs at the museums garden were covered by the first frost of the year. I finally got to read the new issue of the Kinfolk magazine at a nice coffee-spot as well: one of the oldest cafés in Ingolstadt, the Café Wiedamann. mid-decemberrecap

Café am Schloß

Ballhausgasse 2, 85049 Ingolstadt

Oh this is one of my most favorite places. Nice industrial-interior. Modern but classic, the coffee is excellent and the breakfast contains only regional products. Also the coffee is roasted by their own little roastery – something you’ll taste. They’re also very flexible when it comes to vegetarian alternatives and soy-milk. Something you won’t get everywhere in Ingolstadt!

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Café Anna

Theresienstraße 19, 85049 Ingolstadt

The hot-spot for families and friends alike every saturday. From soja-latte to vegan ice-cream. The Anna has ist all. As well as a little bookshop and a beautiful interior. But be quick. On vertain times you’ll be waiting quite long  in line to get your coffee…

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Café Wiedamann

Donaustraße 1, 85049 Ingolstadt

Craving a piece of really self made cake? This little place is the spot for it. Just near “Vronis Ratschhaus” and the Pop-Up Coffee “Coffee Roasters V” you’ll find this little gem. Mr Wiedamann is still baking on his own. And there’s regular coffee, a piece of cake and a nice atmosphere plus friendly service for under 4€!

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Café Velo

Kreuzstrasse 2; 85049 Ingolstadt

Do you remember the little bike-shop that was in front of the Münster for as long as I can remember? Evi Salt took it over and made it in one of the most cozy and beautiful spots in the whole inner city. And the best thing? Except for the down-to-earth owner Evi? The coffee is served in cups of reasonable size and there’s always the smell of freshly baked waffles hanging in the air…

Special: Try the gingerbread-waffles that are only served around Christmas! Proof of calories worth the intake see below. And they taste even better when shared with some friends 🙂

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Wait for the list to continue, I’m not done testing every coffee of this town yet 🙂

Have a good last week before the Christmas holidays!

I was scared of pretty Girls and starting Conversations

Have you ever been with your head so much into your work you forgot you had food on the stove? Well that’s just me at the moment. Been there, done that. Just now.

So while waiting for my analog festival pictures to be ready I’ll keep you busy with some other stuff.

Today that will be the best power drink ever. For you to try. So you will be able to handle cooking and working at once 😉

Lemon Summer Power Drink Lemon Summer Power Drink

Oh and yes it is as simple as it looks like:

– One organic lemon

– some home-grown mint

– some fresh, organic ginger

– some nice open can to put everything into (mine is from IKEA)

– tadaa!

Lemons give you a boost of Vitamin C while the Mint is cooling your body temperature. The fresh Ginger on top reduces your craving for something sweet (as it always overcomes me when I’m stressed). And overall a can full of fresh ingredients smelling of lemon suddenly evokes this relaxing summer feeling you just need after a day full of work.

Or after this #GameOfThronesFinal ! That’s something we all need something cooling as well. For all our hopes and dreams melted like..well…Snow.

One more reason to make yourself a Power Drink – whatever helps a series junkie through the ups and downs of his fictional worlds!

Friday: How Brunch is supposed to look like

 

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Well, when I’ve been to Chiang Mai..I’ve discovered the BEST breakfast place EVER. Called Fresh&Wraps this place serves the best continental breakfast in the whole town. Trust me, I ate there three times in one week! And I’m very picky about my breakfast and coffee especially.

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You find Fresh&Wraps here:

Moonmuang Soi 5,
Chiang Mai
Open daily : 8.00 am – 8.00 pm
http://www.facebook.com/freshandwraps

 And if you ever happen to be around…try the French Toast! It’s the best thing on the menu! 🙂

Oh and do you remember the picture I painted in Chiang Mai? This is exactly the place where I lost it! – maybe someone took it and is now happy about some random piece of art.

Have a great start into the weekend everyone!

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Pad Thai / original

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I killed you with all my japanese food, so now it’s time for something new: original Thai Pad-Thai. The well known and loved dish.

I tried to take some photographs while cooking for giving you a step by step guide.

You need:

main ingredience:

100g rice noodles

100g Tofu (not the glibbery one you put into miso-soup!)

100g chicken breast

100g sprouts

4 garlic cloves

2 spring onions

2 eggs

for the taste:

a spoonful of brown sugar, oyster sauce, fish-sauce, peanuts, chilli and one lime!

Depending if you’re using fresh noodles or dried rice noodles you need to put them into warm water and let them soak.

Then start out with heating up some sesame-oil (or any other neutral oil). Put in the garlic then the chicken and the tofu. Stir it for a minute and put it aside or take it out. Now put in the eggs, let them crumble and then put in the drained noodles. Mash everything together and season it with the fish.sauce, oyster sauce and brown sugar. Finally put in the sprouts and spring onions.

You should have ready everything in advance. If you wait to long between the steps your noodles will turn into some undefinable mass.

Put everything on a plate an decorate with peanuts and the lime!

Have fun! ❤

 

 

 

 

Christmas Cookies

it’s saint nicolaus day, which means that baking some cookies should have already been done. lala. as i hate baking (as much as i love cooking!) and i’m quite picky when it comes to chistmas cookies, i’m only doing one sort of them. it may be annoying for my family to get the same cookies every year, but they are awesome, tasty, healty and soo easy to do 😀

it’s actually an old recipe from a wise lady called hildegard von bingen. she wrote many things about how nutrition can help curing any kind of diseases. my gradma loooves her and this receipt is one of her many many cookie ideas she collected over the years. those cookies -as it says- are supposed to give you back energy. well what else does one need those days when it get’s dark so early. Let’s start baking!

here comes the recipe:

500g splint

250g butter

150g brown sugar

2 eggs

some cinnamon and nutmeg

First you need to grind up the splint.

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of course you can use already grounded flour. but the cookies taste just so much better with freshly splinted grain. not that I haven’t tried baking them with normal flour already, caused by laziness, but this bit of extra work is definitely worth it 🙂

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Put the butter and the brown sugar in.

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followed by the eggs.

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Finally put some cinnamon and nutmeg and -if you like- some cloves (grounded of course) in the dough.

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Then taste it;) I mean that’s the best thing about baking, isn’t it?:))

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Finally you can easily cut out your favourite shapes:) (mine are elks and christmas-cats haha)

Voilà! Have a nice evening and a good week-end.

ah! and here’s the right non-christmas-baking-soundtrack: