Heimat

I know reading about different places and people is exciting. I love it myself and Fernweh is one of my steady companions. But why always look so far. Personally I try to concentrate on my nearby sourroundings. One of my last posts was about a trip to “Herrenchiemsee”. An amazing place and I didn’t even need to pack my Travel-Passport to get there. Especially now, in spring every place and every street looks different. The overwhelming amounth of bloolming trees and meadows sprinkeled with dandelions makes you realizing every familiar place like a spot you’ve never seen before.

“Heimat” ist a beautiful german word. It’s the place, the spot in the world, where you usually feel most comfortable and relied to.

For me it’s interesting to see where fellow Bloggers come from. Your home always tells a little bit about the person. Who she ist, how she might have grown up and with which cultural and traditional values she identifies herself with.

I found on maedchenmitherz someone who obviously had the same ideas as I. Katja shows us her home near the sea in very personal pictures. She calls this categroy on her Blog “Projekt Heimat”, a beautiful idea!

I went for a walk through my home town last week and took some pictures of the castle (I have a thing for castles as you might have already realized ;)) and the apple-trees which are sourrounding it.

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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:

 

Vanilla-Matcha

Maybe it’s not the most appropriate thing to post food after blood, but I got to eat the most delicious and easierst japanese meal this Sundayevening.

It’s curry with cooked radish and some cucumber-salad. Aaand for dessert Kiko made me some Vanilla-Matcha Ice-cream. Never had those since I came back from Japan. Delicious!

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