Tomato & Basil Pizza

Tomato & Basil Pizza

I discovered it while looking for a recipe on meatless pizzas. I know I could just remove the pepperoni or salami or ham and bacon from my usual pizza  but I wanted something different. I made this the first time when my girlfriends (whom from this point will be referred to as 'my English-speaking friends' so as not to be confused with my other group of friends, 'the Filipina group') came over for one of  our 'creative meetings' (more about that on later posts).  I met 'My English-speaking friends' when I had my first…Read more→
Pizza Dough Recipe

Pizza Dough Recipe

Still can't move on from our recent trip to Italy, Armin and I had  had a series of Italian nights the whole week after we got back.  Last night  he asked for spaghetti and the other night  we had pizza (homemade)  and the nights before that we were munching on the Speck we brought home from Südtirol with a cheese platter made from the different cheeses we got from Ca'Savio. Oh Lecker!!! We had this pizza in one of the pizzerias in the area of Cavallino that was just so good! The place is…Read more→
Italian Trip-South Tyrol and Venice

Italian Trip-South Tyrol and Venice

Summer seems to be really over for this year or at least in this part of Germany. It is starting to feel colder, rains almost everyday and it was soooo foggy this morning.  Oh well! Good thing Armin and I had some (maybe last) dose of summer sun just last week visiting some part north of Italy. From south of Germany, near Bodensee (Lake Constance), our first destination was the province of South Tyrol or 'Südtirol' in German or 'Alto Adige' in Italian. German and Italian are widely spoken and are both considered…Read more→
Chicken Curry Kebab

Chicken Curry Kebab

This is our first summer in our apartment since we  moved here last year and we are just happy to have a big terrace space that we are trying to enjoy it so much as we can. And what better way to do this than having friends over to have a barbecue and chatting nonstop over food and drinks. Although it seems that, this year, summer came too early and is going too soon, Armin and I are still trying to make the most of it every chance we get.  Every time the sun shines and gives us…Read more→
Schneckennudeln (German Cinnamon Rolls)

Schneckennudeln (German Cinnamon Rolls)

The word 'Schneckennudeln' in English  literally mean 'snail noodles'. That would probably gross most people out! But no worries, this traditional south-west German pastry  does not have any snails in it or has anything to do with noodles for that matter. It was named so as it resembles the spirals of a snail's shell. It is actually the equivalent of a cinnamon roll which are commonly served at afternoon 'Kaffe und Kuchen' (coffee and cake). There are different kinds of Schneckennudeln, depending on what kind of filling they have like poppy seeds, ground almonds or hazelnuts and raisins as examples.…Read more→
How to make Ice Cream without Ice Cream Maker

How to make Ice Cream without Ice Cream Maker

I have been so busy last month that I was not able to post anything these past weeks. We had our vacation in Paris, then my German course started and that is every morning from Monday to Thursday and at same time I was taking driving lessons so I can have my European driver's licence. Last month was really like a roller coaster ride for me, so many ups and downs. Now, I have my EU driver's licence (yahhooo!!) although I failed the first practical exam (ooopppsss) which was really depressing at the time. At the moment, we also…Read more→
Paris – Travel Tips

Paris – Travel Tips

Thinking of going to Paris as your next travel destination??? Here are some practical tips for you to consider before booking your flight and packing your bags. WHERE TO PARK YOUR CAR IN PARIS- FREE and SAFE If you are travelling to Paris by car and planning to stay there for a couple of days, you are probably wondering where to park your car as not all hotels come with free parking. Looking for a parking space can be headache and if ever you find a good spot, chances are they are costly.  There…Read more→
French Macarons

French Macarons

As we were recently in Paris to visit my brother and his family and to grant my mother-in -law`s advance birthday wish - to see the Louvre, so I decided to write something or related to the City of Light. I already shared some of our photos in my last post and having been there twice, I plan to write a separate article on things to see and do and practical tips for those who would be visiting Paris for the first time. But for now let us have some sweet talk or at…Read more→