Thursday, March 29, 2012

#6 Menu in BLACK


Black Tagliatelle with olive oil, garlic and Hiziki seaweed

88% cocoa Lindt chocolate


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

#5 Menu in BROWN


Bratwurst, fried potatoes and Bavarian sweet mustard

Chocolate volcano


Monday, March 26, 2012

#4 Menu in GREEN


Steamed kohlrabis in vinaigrette

Portulaca soup

Ginger and Matcha icecream



I have decided to do BLUE  menu later on in the year when the vital borage flowers are blossoming..

Sunday, March 25, 2012

#3 Menu in WHITE


Haddock on leeks deglazed with white wine

Basmati Rice 

Banana "semifreddo"


Happy Sunday!

Friday, March 23, 2012

#2 Menu in YELLOW


Spicy Puré of red lentils

Slices of  yellow tomatoes, slightly salted

Vanilla and lemon poached apple wedges

Sencha tea

Bon appétit!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

#1 Menu in ORANGE


Stripes of carrots and orange bell peppers cooked in herb scented butter

Shrimps braised in olive oil with garlic and hot pepper flakes

 Cantaloupe halves filled with bits of orange

Grapefruit/grenadine juice

My first test eaters were excited about the idea and immediately bubbled over with ideas for more colours and ingredients. We laughed a lot because  in German a "medium done" steak is "pink fried", or Schwarzwurzeln (salsifies) are white but  their name actually is "black roots"...  The most challenging colours seemed to be brown (a must nevertheless, because of the beloved chocolate desserts) and black (pure extravaganza!))

Monday, March 19, 2012

menus inspired by Sophie Calle's "chromatic diet"

This is a project of contemporary artist Sophie Calle. I immediately loved  its playfulness and  knew I wanted to try it myself . So from tomorrow I will come up with my own six monochromatic meals. Although I must say that the orange Monday with the puré of carrots, the prawns and the cantaloupe comes  so close to perfection that  I might use the original menu!

Monday, March 12, 2012

green lunch/green smoothie

 If you still haven't got a 1000 watt blender, buy one. It has been one of my best purchases last year.

The whole smoothie mania has been initiated by my friend Nancy who didn't stop praising the benefits of shredded greens and fruits emerging constantly from her newly bought vitamix - until eventually we all got infected more or less by the smoothie virus. According to her theory at least one of the components has to be a fresh green vegetable (or herb) to turn the smoothie into a true source of energy.
I love the smoothies' fresh taste and the endless variety of combinations. Try it with strawberries and portulaca....yummy!

Today's green smoothie
1 apple
1/4 small pineapple
1/2 banana
1/2 green bell pepper
1 glass of water

Today's green lunch: green bell pepper, Chinese cabbage and sweetheart cabbage with tuna
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
a piece of Chinese cabbage, chopped
a piece of sweetheart cabbage, chopped
a bit of grated ginger and garlic to taste
olive oil
some pieces of canned tuna

Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the vegetables, garlic and ginger and stir fry until all ingredients are tender. Add the pieces of tuna and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Essen ist fertig!

Friday, March 09, 2012

time to start off with a little spring detox

Begin the day with a detox tea of your choice and some oatmeal for breakfast. Soaked in rice milk. Or soy milk. Or fruit juice.

Don't forget sports: I try to swing the hula hoop for 10 minutes at least and force myself to practise yoga on a daily basis. My daughter warmly recommended me to join the fitocracy website for better motivation.

My today's lunch:  roasted fennel, leek and bell pepper, half a glass of "siciliana" tomato sauce with sweet potato/buckwheat noodles

In case you have to shop at Ikea don't buy yourself a HotDog for hungry you might be (I  did #¶¢ƒ…#??¿). Better snack some roasted seeds instead (if you have them at hand, haha!)

Saturday, March 03, 2012

weekend musing

...wake up with the sound of the ocean, with sunlight in the eyes and with the smell of  a freshly brewed cappuccino,

 spend the day lazing around ...

until you end up watching the most magical sunset of your life

Happy Sunday to all my fellow dreamers!

Friday, March 02, 2012

peek into a collector's home

I'm happy to have decided to take a break for my exhausted renovation mind. Actually I spent the last days in Munich, super relaxing, brought a bucketful of inspirations  and even got some old silken curtains to take with me which should fit perfectly well into my study...

The studio

The boys' room

The kitchen

The bathroom