May 20, 2015

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Boyisms: My Superhero

“Mum, I’m singing the Spider-man song!” “I was a butterfly, and then I turned in to Spider-man”. “I am your superhero. I will protect you. If a baddy comes, I will punch him for you!” On walking past some Glaswegian tourists sitting outside a cafe, whilst wearing his Batman costume… Tourist: “Alright, big man? Boy: “Not big man, Batman!” “I don’t want to be Batman any more. I want to be me.”

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May 15, 2015

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{Friday Five} My Favourite Hand Creams

When I realised the other day that my finger tips felt like sandpaper – after the months of constant hand washing and rinsing things out with hot water, that come with being a new mum – I was reminded of one of my friends from work giving me a really nice hand cream as a gift when I went on maternity leave the first time. As a mother of two herself, she knew what she was talking about! So, after soaking my poor finger tips […]

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May 12, 2015

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Adventures in Abendbrot #2

In my ‘Adventures in Abendbrot’ mini series, I’m sharing some of my German dinner time sandwich concoctions. Check out my first post in the series for the story behind it. Abendbrot No.2: sweet mustard, sauerkraut, corned beef, sliced pear, Limburger cheese

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May 5, 2015

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{Gluten Free Berlin} Lissabonbon

It was already last summer that we discovered the cute little vintage, Portuguese cafe ‘Lissabonbon’ in the heart of Kreuzberg, but I still wanted to tell you about it. I discovered the cafe via the Facebook group Gluten Free Berlin, which I had started last year, where Lucia, the owner of the cafe, shared with us the fact she served gluten free cakes and invited everyone to check out their vintage fair. Since the cafe was just a bus ride away on the bus that leaves […]

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April 29, 2015

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{Kitchen Staples} Caramel Sauce

When I visited Copenhagen last year, I had what was possibly the best porridge I’ve ever eaten outside of Scotland, at Grød in Torvehallerne (they also have locations elsewhere in the city). It was so good, I went back another day to eat exactly the same again. Ever since, I’ve been craving porridge for breakfast with apples, roast almonds and home made caramel sauce. Luckily, there’s something I could do about it – make some caramel sauce! Ingredients (makes about 300ml of sauce) 120g sugar […]

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April 28, 2015

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Adventures in Abendbrot #1

In Scotland, we always had our main, hot meal of the day in the evening, and something like sandwiches, salad or soup for lunch. In Germany, it’s quite customary to have your main meal at lunch time – I was one of the few people at work who brought in sandwiches, everyone else regularly went to a canteen or something similar for lunch – and to resort to ‘Abendbrot’ in the evenings, which literally translates as ‘evening bread’. Basically, sandwiches. And while the sandwiches you […]

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