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This is your drink for the rest of the summer

(it’s totally worth every step) 

  • Put one cup of sugar and one cup of water and one vanilla bean split in half in a small sauce pan. Heat and stir until all the sugar dissolves into the water. Let cool. 
  • Squeeze 5 large lemons to make approximately one cup of fresh lemon juice. Mix with your vanilla simple syrup. You now have a vanilla lemonade concentrate. Keep it in the fridge. 
  • For a non-alcoholic treat: Add ice cubes to a glass and cold water. Add vanilla lemonade concentrate to taste. 
  • For an alcoholic treat: Add ice cubes, water, and vanilla lemonade concentrate to taste. Finish off with a generous splash of gin, a sprig of mint, and a cucumber. Those last two are optional, but the gin is necessary. 
2 months ago
3 months ago
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If the weather is nice…

We’re going to a little soccer field down the street to watch the Germany-USA game on Thursday. It’s at 6, so PICNIC! I’ll be bringing: 

Because balance. 

Even if we don’t go to the public viewing, I think I might have to make this anyway for a living room picnic. 

3 months ago
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Upside down cherry cornmeal cake from @thesmitten #sundaybaking
(recipe here)

Upside down cherry cornmeal cake from @thesmitten #sundaybaking

(recipe here)

3 months ago
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Happy long weekend

4 months ago
4 months ago
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Meal planning Monday!

After Easter break, a long weekend away for mama, a broken leg, another long weekend, we are (more or less), back to regular programming. Mateo is taking another week off kita and he hopes to be back at it next Tuesday, after we get the cast off on Monday. He’s so bored here at home with just me. I get it. 

Monday:

  • It’s Cinco De Mayo! Taco de Mayo! Taco night! 

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

  •  Abendbrot

Friday:

Saturday: 

  • Breakfast: Fresh rolls and croissants
  • Lunch: Weisswurst and tomatoes
  • Dinner: Fruity meatballs (the recipe says pork, but I’m doing turkey)

Sunday

5 months ago
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Meal-planning Monday

I had a flop last week. This healthier chicken korma. I think some of it was my fault. I used nutmeg instead of mace. I didn’t have ground coriander. I found it bland, but Josh said it was good and the kids gobbled it up so… maybe I’ll have to give it another chance. One day… 

But that cauliflower and bacon pasta? Go make that today. Unless you have nice weather. It’s definitely a dish for cosy days. And yes, I consider the weather forecast in my meal planning. 

The next two weeks are hefty ones. As of Friday, the Kita is closed for 10 days, which means the little people are home the whole time I’m gone to New York (making me the worst and Josh the best and also my neighbours are the best as they’re taking the kids for the time that Josh cannot take off work) (and also having 6 weeks of paid vacation is also the best because it means taking a day and a half off work is not a big deal) (I’m really just saying all these asides to assuage my guilt for the oversight of booking my trip to New York at the same time the Kita is closed).

Anyway, all this is to say that meal planning will be key.

Here is the next seven days:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday:

  • Breakfast: Eggs and bacon and toast
  • Lunch: grilled cheese sandwiches and cucumber salad
  • Dinner: leaving this one open with the hopes we will eat a dinner out 

Sunday: 

  • Easter Brunch with friends at ours! There will definitely be a quiche (tbd) and this potato galette and something sweet too. And chocolates. 
  • Dinner: A slight divergent from our stir-fry Sunday meals, as we’re making a curry instead. This chickpea curry, to be exact. 

(previously

5 months ago
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Meal-planning Monday

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday: at friends! No meal planning required. 

Thursday:

Friday:

Saturday: 

  • Breakfast: Fresh rolls and croissants
  • Lunch: Bavarian Weisswurst and pickle salad
  • Dinner: Fresh orange pork tenderloin with mashed veg and green beans

Sunday: 

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6 months ago
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