Archive for April 2015 | Monthly archive page

1st of May

Lots of customs and fairytales are referred to the night between 30th of April and 1st of May.  In Germany we’re “Dancing towards May”, in France people celebrate “Beltaine” on 1st of May. Beltane, Beltaine or Beletene is the beginning of summer in the Irish calendar. All over Europe people are talking about the night […]

Appetizer with asparagus

A very delicious appetizer, perfect for a brunch and to be easily prepared with the new green or white asparagus. For a dinner with friends I filled the mousse into flower shaped silicone muffin cups. The original recipe is from Dr. Oetker and there filled into heart shaped muffin cups. Then they’re perfect for Mother’s […]

The first rhubarb cake this year

Back again – these lovely sour rhubarb leaf stalks! And as they just took me by surprise at the grocery’s last saturday I had to find a quick and easy recipe. A simple sponge cake refined with a meringue top. For the sponge cake 250 g rhubarb 175 g butter 1 dash of salt 1 […]


 Hamburg – the gate to the world. On saturday there were still lots of tourists and other visitors strolling in the streets around the Town Hall. On sunday morning however there’s a good chance to have a cup of coffee at Alex’ situated just on the banks of inner Alster in the center of Hamburg. […]

Easter table setting II

Placed at the side of the Easter table my little chicken hanging in some cherry branches look very nice too. I simply added some Easter eggs and “Cooking Berta” keeps an eye on all of them. The tea light holders remain the same because they’re matching very well with the paper napkins. These napkins serve […]