Cooler Temperatures – Time for Soup.
Some days ago my partner Rolf surprised me with this creation:
To organic baby carrots (2 pounds), he added three sweet white onions and 4 midsize golden Yukon potatoes, cut them in small pieces and heated them with some unsalted butter ( 50gr) in a casserole, lid closed, at high heat, occasionally stirring them to avoid burning. When the butter was melted and the onions started sweating (releasing juice) he added three full tablespoons of organic roasted chicken broth paste (Brand: Better Than Bouillon). Mixed it thoroughly with the veggies at a slightly lower heat and than added about 1/2 gallon boiling water to it. Reduced the heat again a little bit and continued cooking the ingredients for about 8-10 Min until all the veggies appeared soft.
After turning the heat off, he used a blender to puree all the ingredients until the soup had a nice velvety appearance and consistency. Now a tablespoon of Turmeric and the juice of 5 mid-size tangerines was added and carefully blended in with a table spoon. The final touch for the soup was adding some saffron to it.
Parallel he peeled and sliced 1/2 of a pineapple in about 1/4 x 3/4 inch sized pieces, cut three celery sticks and fried these together until getting lightly browned in a pan. He added pumpkin- and sunflower seeds and dried cranberries and mixed them all well together. ( to give it a little kick, you can add a bit Cayenne pepper to it)
After the soup had cooled down to about 105 degrees, the pineapple seed mix was placed in the dish and the soup carefully poured over it.
It was truly a delight with an abundance of aromas and worth to share the recipe.
did you always wanted to visit Berlin?
Here is your chance! Join us for an exclusive trip, and explore with a small group of other guests on and off the beaten path, the German capital.
Almost no other metropolis has experienced such frequent, radical change transforming the face of the city, as Berlin. Since the end of the Cold War it saw a renewed growth in its importance, showcasing the traces of dazzling epochs alternated with darker eras. Today, the formerly divided city has succeeded in becoming a, some say, ‘the’ vibrant metropolis in the Heart of Europe.
Using a Top Hotel (as our comfortable, relaxing and soothing base) we intend to spend our days after a delicious breakfast with exploring the town and its sights mainly, using diverse options of public transportation and our legs, as we will stroll each day through another area to become in depth familiar, with one of Europe’s most exciting and inspiring cities, full of tragic and grant history and today offering a contemporary vibe – True ZEITGEIST.
In case there is any energy left, there is plenty of options to explore the heat of Berlin nights.
Interested and like to save $200, too, than commit before January 31, 2020 and contact us by an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rolf at +1(714) 421 0476, to receive all the important details and terms and conditions and booking form.
Thank you very much for your attention!
RoxAnn and Rolf
here we go again, another synonym for winter time is ‘flu season’. In the article I just read you find some tips and hints what to do about the flu and how to eventually avoid it. Needless to say, there will be nevertheless no guarantee that you won’t get it.
From own experience I know that, if you get it, the body fights it best, if you put year round emphasis on maintaining it well, with a healthy diet and sufficient exercise and are paying attention to hygienic matters.
I like to share an interesting article with you, that explains how the “magic” number of 10,000 steps for a daily walk became established as a benchmark for a healthy lifestyle and how you may want to deal with it.
Also: Hope to see you all back this week, as yoga classes winter session starts Monday, Jan 6 , in both locations.
I wish you all a “Happy and Healthy New Year”!
To achieve the latter, it might help to read this article and to consider, respectively apply the recommendations.
RoxAnn and Rolf
Last, but not least we like to share with you impressions of the magnificent landscapes in Uganda and Zanzibar. Find here a selection and we’re sure you ‘ll understand why we were so impressed by this trip.
As the weekend is approaching we like to share the next chapter of our memories about the trip to Uganda and Zanzibar with you. This time we focus on the wealth of different birds, you can find there. And yes, those of you, who are ‘birders’ or have been there and therefore know and ask, did you capture the famous yet shy “Shoebill’ as well – Yes we did. Find the results here.
Namaste, RoxAnn and Rolf
Find here images of our rides through the South West of Uganda, visiting the Foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, the Kibale Forest, Lake George and Lake Edward, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha near the Congolese border and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The photographs reflect impressions of our drives/ walks to and between those locations. In a future posting we will put a special focus on landscapes as well. Hope you enjoy.
find here the link to a slide show, where I like to share my memories (starting with the animals) of our latest journey to Uganda and Zanzibar. Stay tuned, more to come!
I hope you’ll enjoy!