Italian Roadtrip – Continued

My second stop on the roadtrip was nearby Florence. After a drive through the beautiful hillside on the Autostrada A1 I arrived at the hotel Villa Le Maschere located in a small town in Tuscany. (Note: Between Bologna and Florence you can choose to drive either the scenic route – which I did on my…

Italian Roadtrip – First Stop

My roadtrip was wonderful. So many new experiences and an amazing scenery during my drive. It is truly unbelievable what the world has to offer – and you neither have to fly to America nor Asia – the wonders of nature and beautiful surroundings lie ahead a short drive from Munich. Even if I have driven the…

Breakfast on Sundays

Whilst I hardly have time for a proper breakfast on weekdays (I survive with only one of these: either Müsli, fruits, yogurt or bread) it is the opposite on weekends. Especially on Sundays, which usually is my leisure day -> no appointments and no obligations. Sundays are meant for extensive breakfasts which in my case…

Blackbird

When I flew to Barcelona last weekend, I was reminded myself about this post. I read in the magazine of Handelsblatt (a German newspaper) about To-Dos in Chicago. And to my surprise it included the restaurant I also visited: Blackbird. A michelin star restaurant in an upcoming trendy area. I took the tasting menu. Their…

Oktoberfest

A lot of people are currently posting images and stories from the Oktoberfest. So, I don’t want to post anything special about it or go into any details you might have already heard. But since it’s the last day of this year’s Oktoberfest, I wanted to share some food pics I took this year before…

Chicago

Its already autumn. Times were so busy that I couldn’t keep up with the blog and only uploaded pictures on IG. Of course I enjoyed summer a lot. Did some serious travels and all weekends were filled with activities, be it weddings, trips to close cities or to nearby outdoor spots. Last two weekends were…

Sauce Bolognese

I noticed different reactions by people in Europe vs US when I tell them that one of my hobbies is cooking. In Europe they will ask me: “Which country’s cuisine do you prefer cooking?” In US: “What’s your signature dish?” Well, it is easier for me to answer the first question, because it is fairly…

Cherry Cake

Sometimes best things happen when you have left overs …you can be creative and invent a new dish or you immediately know that you have enough left over stuff that will suffice for a certain recipe. Latter one was the case when I had some left over pickled cherries…. and I indeed had the perfect…

Warsaw for the lazy…

I love city trips. But I’m not the Hop-On/Hop-Off bus tourist or the nerdy museum visitor. Don’t get me wrong, everyone has their own travel style. Whilst it may be fun for people to drive around with a guide (which is great if you don’t have plenty of time and want to get an overview…

Rozana

It is already time to decorate my roof top terrace, plant new flowers and set up the outdoor furniture… Spring is here! But before it’s getting too warm, I still have to complete one mission: Telling you about my weekend in Warsaw, because when I’ve been there it was cold and freezing outside. Especially when…