Category: weekly

Through The Week 21, 22, 23…

Here I am, with a big lemon ginger tea and a cold. It looks like we have the last warm day over here and I want to go on a long bike ride, but maybe I need to exchange that for a book and a chair in the garden. :)

I’m so sorry these kind of blog posts are always not in time, but maybe I have to accept that they will come now and then whenever I feel like I have something interesting to share and the time to sit down. So here we are now and I hope you all arrived well into the new season. I will split this post in three parts so you don’t get overwhelmed by the amount of words and pictures. :) Get yourself some hot fresh ginger tea and some cake!

I will start from the beginning. It was the middle of August and our little Willow had a virus. After several visits at the vet and antibiotics he was on it’s way to get better. But then while he was outside in the carden a stranger cat attacked him and hurt his leg so much that he could not walk anymore. He is now back to normal, but these weeks were so challenging for us. :(

As I write this we have probably harvested more than 100 zucchini from one single plant! We got creative using it in every possible dish. Here I tried out zucchini chocolate cake and oh it was delicious! I shared the recipe in my Instagram highlights if you are interested. :)

potatoes were harvested too! :) Or should I say little potato humans?

Orchiette with Zucchini and parmesan

And then August was getting colder and one morning I woke up to this incredible beautiful early fog. It was the first morning that felt like autumn is on it’s way.

Bread has been baked as well! After two years of baking sourdough quite regularly I feel like last week I managed to bake the best bread so far. Finally I can feel if the dough is perfect and I know what to do to receive better results. :)

walks in unknown land with my love. <3 

blackberyy ice cream with vanilla in the making

 

us between a shooting session in the lake when our model took my camera and photographed us. :’)

Finishing this post with a garden update or should I say a harvest update? :) It was such a joy to harvest what has been in the soil for so long and to already think about what the next garden year could look like.

See you on Wednesday for the September update. Many ginger hugs! :)

Through The Week 19 + 20

Hello again! :) It has been a little more silent here, because the past weeks have been again super busy work wise. I’m so grateful to work for my own business, but sometimes it’s quite overwhelming to organize everything. But of course I gathered many little memories that I will now share with you! Enjoy!

this weeks willow

beside the little stress there was also a lot of worry since Willow is not in his best shape at the moment. He stopped eating properly… after a session at the vet they found out it must be something with his teeth. He has a surgery tomorrow and I feel so sorry for this little creature because I can’t really help him beside helping him licking food from my fingers, buying the softest food I can find and letting him sleep in our bed. Hopefully he will feel better soon!

The last days also have been so hot! So very very hot and I’m not made for this temperature. I try to make cold drinks ( I love water+mint+lemon+ice , I made a syrup out of white peaches, thyme, lavender and a little suger – it’s perfect with cold tea or water and many many ice cubes. :) ) Also being close to water helped a lot. I really love that our river is so close and clean.

We also did a little city trip to Erfurt which was both a good and bad idea. :) Again it was so hot! We cooled down at this beautiful lake we have never been to before and took our bikes with us so we would be able to drive around. We had some yummy ice cream and fresh lemonade and this super delicious foccacia at Fontanas Kitchen which had eggplant and mango on top. Super good! :)

Maybe we should continue with good food then? I documented our food a lot more these days. Can you guess which was my favourite? :)

Florian made this yummy been stew with spinach, tomatos and oven potatoes

Crispy tofu, stir fried vegetables, penut sauce and sweet and sour cucumber salad.

Oven potatoes, always yummy! :)

Homemade tagliatelle with chantarelles and our first garden tomatos! I love them so much, especially when they are still warm from the sun.

I invited Maren for Birthday cake, because it was her birthday weeks ago and she went away on a boat trip so we couldn’t see each other. Lemon and blueberry cake. :)

I rarely eat porridge, but when I do I really love to have it with fried bananas and blueberries.

Homemade falafel as a sandwich!

Beetroot chickpea salad with feta cheese and sourdough bread

A simple sourdough dinner :)

BBQ time! I made a little garlic oil dressing that we brushed over the vegetables after grilling. That was so good! :)

And here is my favorite! Homemade Ravioli with chanterelle and ricotta. Served with melted tomatoes from the oven. It was so so so delicious. Oh so delicious. We made them on a Sunday while it was raining outside.

And Florian prepared a dessert. Peach rolls!

We also again made some pizza with our garden tomatoes and mozarella. Very simple but so good. The dough turned out perfectly on the pizza stone.

A collection of evening walks. I think I talked about evening walks before, but they are something that is very dear to me. Whenever I don’t feel good a walk in this blue light and a little wind makes everything so much better.

A trip to the city to see my friend and her little girl that already wore the little romper I gifted. :’) We also went to the ceramics market that I never miss. :)

A Saturday at the flea market and something beautiful I found there

New additions to our home: A beautiful old desk, curtains and skirting boards. Yes, after one and a half year we finally have beautiful skirting boards and curtains. It really makes me so happy every time I enter this lovely room.

And with this picture I will say goodbye for now. Repotting these that were growing on our windowsill. :)

See you soon!