Except for the true Winter people among you, darlings, I think that everyone else needs a bit comforting during the cold season of the year. ;-) Yes, comforting. By that I don’t necessarily mean with words, although sometimes the Winter seems so long, that I actually do need someone to comfort me and tell me that spring is coming next year. ;-)) I’m thinking of other things. Like a cosy blanket, a fluffy turtleneck sweater, a comfy pillow, a hug from your darlings, a snuggle with your pet, a cup of tea, or… especially comfort food.
To me darlings, the Fall hasn’t really begun until I warm up my hands on a warm paper bag full of reddish-brown chestnuts bought from a street vendor and roasted on open fire. The “obligatory procedure” also includes getting my fingers sooo dirty white peeling these sweet and nutty delights that I have to wash them with a nail brush when I get home. :-) But every bite is worth of this extra effort. However, there are also ways, how to prepare chestnuts also at home (which are much clean ;-) that I would like to share with you today. :-)
It was about time that I publish a new Babaguette post – don’t you agree, darlings? :-) Since so much time has passed, I owe you so many breakfasts, lunches and snacks ;-) that I decided to pick a very special ingredient for my today’s food story that you can actually very easily include in all those meals. I’m talking about a magical peer-shaped plant by the name of avocado. :-)
After a short break, it’s time again to share with you a yummy food post and this time it’s really a special one. For all of you darlings who’ve been following the blog since the beginning, you know I’m a big tea lover. And for all the questions regarding this topic, I have just the right person to turn to – Adnan who is a tea sommelier and the owner of the magical tea shop «Franz and Sophie» (And if this is completely new to you – check out the post on «Alice in Tea Wonderland» from the last year. :-) At some point my curiosity brought me also to the shelf with little jars of Matcha tea. I never dreamt that this green powder is such a source of super-power!:-) If you’re interested in finding out what kind of powers and what can you do with it, except mix it with hot water, join me and try a delicious Matcha Latte and Matcha Chocolate Bars. :-)
Do you remember your college days darlings? Or maybe you’re still at the university so you’re very much familiar with this particular “lifestyle”. ;-) A sandwich “on the go”, a canned soup, a piece of fruit here and there, some French fries… as long as there is no effort and preparation required and of course… no dirty plates. Still, in spite of those “marvelous gastronomic skills”, the dirty dishes and flatware somehow seem to magically multiply in every student’s kitchen. :-) Even I myself, although I grew up in a home where“chef de cuisine” a.k.a. mom :-) used to prepare a multiple course meals on a daily basis, fell at the beginning of my college years and independent life into this routine. Still, one little event changed everything. :-)
What is the first symbol darlings that crosses your mind when you think of France? Probably it’s the Eiffel Tower, but it must be very closely followed by… cheese, wine, bœuf bourguignon, baguette, croissant, macarons, crêpes … basically – quality and tasty food. It’s well known that French culinary art is world famous and that the cuisine of this country has a very long tradition and as such even sets the standards of culinary education on the global level. But did you know darlings that UNESCO awarded the French gastronomy the status of intangible cultural heritage? Amazing, isn’t it? :-)
As promised in the last post on my favourite meal of the day, today I’m going to talk about quick breakfast options for crazy mornings, busy mornings, Mondays… whenever you don’t have an extra 15 minutes for a nutritious start in the day. Here are two suggestions for you darlings – quick, healthy and delicious. :-)
Hello darlings to the second “pumpkin post” of this week. :-)
We are continuing to cook with the “orange beauty”, but on our menu today is a delicacy that is more characteristic for the US market then for the European one. Of course, for those of you who consider Starbucks their second home, the situation is slightly different. ;-) We are preparing the WUNDERBAR “Pumpkin Spice Latte”… with an actual pumpkin! ;-)
I know Halloween is over long ago, still to me the whole November is the month of pumpkins… and chestnuts and pomegranates. But I just can’t write about all three at once. :-) That’s why I decided to dedicate this (and the following) post to the one of the most tasteful and versatile veggies of the fall season and provide you with a bit of inspiration what to do with it.