Homemade Red Iced Tea with mint

Homemade Red Iced Tea with mint

This homemade red iced tea with mint is a breeze to make which is great if you are looking for an easy and quick way to cool down from the sizzling hot summer. I am a tea drinker so we usually keep boxes of various teas at home. My usual morning tea would be Earl Grey with milk and sugar, and I do not care if the proper way is to drink it with lemon, which I also do occasionally, but that is how I like my morning tea ;-) . My second fave…Read more→
Eierlikör –  the German version of Eggnog

Eierlikör – the German version of Eggnog

On my first Christmas here in Germany, three years ago, we went to visit Armin's mom and relatives in Ulm.  As luck would have it, we arrived while Armin's cousin, Renate, was preparing her Christmas potion- the Eierlikör. I would say it is the German version of Eggnog but more potent, thicker and creamy. And unlike the other recipes for Eggnog I read , the Germans usually do not find it necessary to temper their eggs, as long as they are fresh I think this will not be a problem. But for those…Read more→
Mango Lassi (Mango Yogurt Smoothie)

Mango Lassi (Mango Yogurt Smoothie)

   Lassi is a traditional India Subcontinental drink which is made by blending yogurt, water and spices and sometimes, fruits. It can be either savory or sweet.  It is usually a drink to neutralize hot and spicy foods. Mango Lassi is a sweet Lassi that is gaining popularity around the world. There are a lot of different versions of this drink but I prefer it a bit thick and creamy yet it is so refreshing with its contrasting flavors of sweet, tangy and a little salty that makes this drink interesting indeed and definitely yummy.   Today,…Read more→
Pineapple Margarita

Pineapple Margarita

  This is my version of no-fuss frozen pineapple margarita. It is very simple and easy to make but so refreshing especially in this hot summer! I very seldom drink anything with alcohol since I developed allergies or alcohol-intolerance as they call it, but back then (when I was still normal) my favorite cocktail is frozen margarita. So I thought to make some the other day when Armin and I decided to have an impromptu barbecue.  It was really good but unfortunately I can only drink about half of mine because I do…Read more→
Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie

It is officially spring time here in Germany and I saw the first batch of strawberries already out in the groceries, although these ones are imported from Spain,  seeing them so red, big and juicy-looking, I can`t help myself getting some. Now, I was thinking what to do with the strawberries we got... so I thought to make an official toast to welcome spring, let's make Strawberry Smoothie! 1637Read more→