31.05.2019 | 10:26 Clock | Enjoyment
After the European elections it seems clear: the future is green. Questions like „How does my burger change the climate“ or „Who makes my clothes“ are becoming more and more important.
The city of Frankfurt thinks so too and will be hosting the event on the 16th of January. June the Sustainable Lifestyle Festival. The idea behind it? The environment can already be learned in childhood and adolescence! (Between us: A little tutoring doesn't hurt me either. In the sense of, new information and new ideas.)
To the new ideas belongs for me also the current trend to the veganen life-style.
First once: What is vegan? Those who eat purely vegetable, i.e. vegan food ...
26.04.2019 | 08:33 Clock | Enjoyment
Have you ever heard of a “naked nun“? Not what you're thinking now. No. This is my favorite craft beer. Close behind: Chouffle, Leffe Brune and Trappistenbräu “Rochefort No.8“. All Belgian, all tasty.
But you'll notice: What's the best thing about the colorful, new brewing variety, automatically brings this stupid agony of choice with it.
The bigger the beer menu, the harder the decision at the bar. And that's exactly why Craft Beer Festivals and Tastings are such a fine thing. Here you can try many beers one after the other and discover new things. What fits the upcoming barbecue season super, I think.
There we have the beer
One thing is clear: It is a fea ...
18.01.2019 | 09:48 Clock | Enjoyment
Who knows this fruit? Who saw her? Has anyone tried them yet? When it comes to Frankfurt delicacies, the medlar is at the top of my list.
The reactions of friends, colleagues and acquaintances to the question whether they had tried “Mispelchen“ and their delight, when I explained it to them, showed me that I had neglected the topic here in the blog until now ;-)
So today it's called: Let's get to the Mispel! I will reveal the most important secrets around the medlar and hope for your active support in the comments to share our wealth of experience!
First things first: What is a medlar?
This is the name for a drink with Calvados (apple schnapps!) and a medlar in alcohol ...
07.09.2018 | 08:47 Clock | Enjoyment
Are you gourmets? Well, I for one can enjoy good food very much. Let's just take mozzarella with tomatoes and basil - simple, simple and yet so delicious. Every day and every week I can clean a plate of it. Which is pretty close to reality, too. For me personally, variety is not part of enjoyment. Give me a carrot and my life will be colorful. But please don't misunderstand the carrot nibbling now. Such fresh enjoyment is something different for everyone. And food is also very much connected with personal memory: my grandparents taught me early on how to produce carrot juice themselves. With a machine that made an awful lot of noise. The noise has not changed until today, only that ...
31.08.2018 | 10:26 Clock | Enjoyment
Every Saturday the memory comes back - then I clench my wicker basket under my arm and stroll along Berger Straße. Preferably in the morning, because then it's busy: The traders have already equipped their stalls early in the morning, the fish shop has opened its hatch and hopefully the Honigmanm with his lavender is back where he always stands. I don't know about you, but a weekly market isn't just for shopping. The English language describes this type of consumer market as “Farmer’s market“ - the weekly market lives from the idea that the farmers from the surrounding area come rumbling around with their trailer full of potatoes and apples, unfolding the stands ...
20.07.2018 | 07:50 Clock | Enjoyment
Probably it is because of the sunshine that summer is currently spoiling us that I have to think about shadows and hidden places this week. Maybe it was just because I was having a good time when I was walking my dog Kelly through a café café where I wouldn't have guessed it at all.
It belongs in the category “good and enjoyable“. One of those places I had already introduced here as lovable - but not necessarily cool. I wouldn't immediately suspect him in a travel guide. Rather, describe them as local refreshment points where locals actually go. Such charmingly hidden places can be found both in the east of Frankfurt and in the west of the city.
Let's take the & ...
04.05.2018 | 08:10 Clock | Enjoyment
Space there sandwich, the good old Stulle is back! Oh, what am I saying? The good old Stulle has been experiencing a revival of the finest for some time now. Because what is currently offered in the cafés and snack bars is quasi Stulle 2.0: thickly topped, with the popular avocado or toasted and properly loaded with salmon and rocket. Did that whet your appetite? I'll bet. Me, too. When the weather gets warmer, I don't always have Canteen or cook myself. Salad or sandwich will do during the day, too. But instead of betting on a labile white bread, clever people have turned to our local bread and enchanted it culinarily. That's why I did a little stucco check for you today.
20.04.2018 | 08:21 Clock | Enjoyment
You know how it works with upgrades, don't you? Instead of always flying Economy, we finally catch Business Class or even better: First Class. Once you have experienced this, you never want to return to the economy. I felt the same way with the ice cream shop I tried this weekend. These temperatures! The sun! The blue sky! I discovered the “Aroma“, an ice cream manufactory near the Main River. Since then I don't want to eat any more ice cream anywhere else! Because the station district has really been waiting for such a shop. It goes perfectly with the hip bars and cool gourmet shops, which also seems to have gotten around, because last Saturday every table outside was ...
06.04.2018 | 08:12 Clock | Enjoyment
Tadaaaaaa, April is here! Finally the sun is shining. Finally we can sit outside again: On a bench on the Main, with a beer (preferably craft beer) and a few fries. Sometimes it only takes a little to be happy and completely satisfied. Do you know about the Guilty Pleasures? Do forbidden things and feel good about it! This probably includes eating unhealthy food. And with delight. No wonder, then, that in all the surveys for the most popular fast food of German fries with curry sausage, the top places are always taken. Funnily enough, with a clear preference between the sexes: While men tend to eat sausage, women prefer chips. But no matter, the main thing is tasty!
I not only like ...
16.03.2018 | 08:34 Clock | Enjoyment
Dog or Cat? Beer or wine? I don't know what kind of guys you are, but my priorities are quite clear: dog and beer ;-). My beer taste has changed over the years. Where I come from, northern Germany, we prefer a cool Herbes. However, I grew up with you - and hold on: Export beer. So, now it's out. Laugh only!
Do you still drink the cheap beer like before? Certainly not, is it? Canned beer? Hm, nope. Rather, I have learned to love the pleasures of “Craft Beer“ in California, the delights of the spicy dark brew on Dutch beaches and Belgian cities. What fascinates me is that the taste of beer can now be as varied and exciting as that of wine. (But just as expensi ...
15.12.2017 | 21:37 Clock | Enjoyment
Let's talk about Frankfurt's sinful pages. There's a lot to report about that. Who can think of anything? But not what you're thinking again! No. In December, when I think of sin, I don't think of red light, but of brown or white, tasty and delicious: I would like to bet that the last month of the year is when we plaster most of the chocolate. Or?
The shops are full of them. It seems to be totally fashionable to give away Advent calendars: cosmetic brands are now even offering their version. When does the first car brand launch its calendar on the market? I have heard of people who are allowed to use at least three free Advent calendars every day. So December is the month of sweet ...
24.11.2017 | 08:39 Clock | Enjoyment
I had a business lunch with a colleague a few days ago - we met in a plush café with velvet sofa and chandelier. A business partner invited me a while ago to Northrend - destination? A café with armchairs and tablecloths. And suddenly, all around me, only coffee houses seemed to open up, which, besides coffee and cake, had one thing in common: their cosy living room character. I wonder if it's the season. What do you think?
What makes the cosy living room character?
Also, it can be velvety. Anyway a big fashion trend this season! (Attention: Gift-Idea-Alarm!!! Velvet bags, velvet shoes, velvet gloves etc. But look forward to my mail with gift ideas. I have some fine ...
29.09.2017 | 08:44 Clock | Enjoyment
Love, enjoyment and fine arts - when France is the guest country of the Book Fair in October, couldn't the themes be hotter! Is there anyone who doesn't rave about our neighbours on the left? For the rough coast of Normandy in the north of the country, the sweet lavender fields of Provence and the much-loved capital Paris with its characteristic 19th century architecture? You see, I am only in the first paragraph and already completely untypically exuberant - this is the Gallic effect ;-)
As a 17-year-old I have fallen for the temptations of France so to speak: I lived in a family for a week, went to Joelle to school and the father called me Gertrude because he found it so be ...
08.09.2017 | 10:00 Clock | Enjoyment
The apple is just hot again. The die-hard fans of the smartphone of the same name certainly know that, because the eighth version will be released next week. At the same time, Frankfurt is the purest apple paradise anyway. Not only because of the many quaint pubs with their own winepresses, of which I present you today five traditional apple wine pubs with their own winepresses.
When I moved to the Rhine-Main area years ago, I was totally surprised by the wide apple fields in the surrounding area. Whether around Kriftel in the Main-Taunus district or on the local Lohrberg - you can stroll wonderfully between the fruit trees. At Lohrberg you will even find the purest apple paradise, ...
18.08.2017 | 08:28 Clock | Enjoyment
That Frankfurt is supposed to be on the sea is now almost a truism. But now also a fishing village? The big village thing? Gift? But such a tranquil, picturesque fishing village? That's got charm. Wonderful fantasies of the warm Mediterranean Sea and colourful, delicious farmers' markets blossom in my mind's eye.
And this is actually also to be experienced in Frankfurt. But one after the other! Because first of all I have to ask: Who likes to shop? In contrast to shopping, buying food is an annoying duty for me. Routine on the known paths. Solide.
However, I had to deviate from the known ways and landed, you already suspect it - in the fishing village. And that's how it happened: T ...
02.06.2017 | 08:17 Clock | Enjoyment
The heat has indeed an understanding for short moments. This is a good thing, because my body slowly fell into the stage of a boiled lobster: So softly boiled I am more after sweet doing nothing than after some effort.
Or have I already fallen into delirium? ;-) Instead of at my desk, I see myself lolling on lovely hills like Goethe in Italy: Ceiling spread out, on the left the cool white wine, on the right the picnic basket. So a little Italian "Dolce far niente" is just right for me at said temperatures. Because Frankfurt has to offer nevertheless actually some places, where idlers come so correctly at their expense.
Ums costs better said - taste -, it goes approximately in ...
03.03.2017 | 11:09 Clock | Enjoyment
Like speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in Mexico, the restaurants are springing up with Central American delicacies at the moment. I'm not surprised, because the kitchen is ideal for everyone who loves it spicy and down-to-earth like me. They hand me a plate of rice and beans, a tortilla, and I leave almost every oyster for it.
However, what is it actually about Burrito and Co.? In Mexican cuisine it's all about the whole thing: many individual parts wrapped in a tortilla, the thin, flexible corn flat cakes, then make a nice, thick, tasty package. Garnished with salsa, avocado and sour cream, the sky is so close. The Mexican burritos were created as food for on the way that the w ...
10.02.2017 | 08:31 Clock | Enjoyment
Neither an "Oh" nor a "Moan" helps, we can't avoid Valentine's Day this week. But if you feel better, you can roll your eyes. But which one of you doesn't want to know where to get these delicious chocolate coins with the Eintracht emblem? There you go. And can anyone really have anything against attentive gestures for each other? They don't have to be flowers. Flowers are almost an izzibitzikleinesbisschen boring.
Why not write a card on Valentine's Day or this February week and give the chocolate coin as a present? I will never forget the day when I surprisingly found a card in my mailbox on Valentine's Day. „Be my Valentine“ - it turned out that an English fellow stu ...
27.01.2017 | 09:36 Clock | Enjoyment
Don't ask me why I'm round the corner with food again today. It's probably the persistent cold that's to blame. Or the relief of not having to cook at home or order anything from the delivery service. I was in the canteen! Oh, no, some will now proclaim. But the times when canteen food made you fat are fortunately over. And this is clearly due to the improved offer. The food is healthier and tastier. Which is in the sense of most of us who want to eat healthily.
Eating holds body and soul together. If it's healthy too, all the better, isn't it? This has obviously spread to the local canteens as well.
I am often on the road in Ostend. Since the ECB has established itself there and m ...
13.01.2017 | 09:45 Clock | Enjoyment
Well, I don't know how you are, but here on the table the very last Christmas cookies are really gone. And that's a good thing. January is there to make the table clean and to look forward to the new year with all its possibilities and empty pages in the calendar. Maybe you already have one or two appointments with colleagues for lunch. Otherwise…blossom-white uncertainty.
Fresh I would like to start anyway. With new vigour and energy. This also includes leaving cookies and dumplings. Instead, I'd rather go for juice and soup. Let's get this straight. I'm not a health apostle. It's the variety in the menu that excites me. Apart from the fact that soup shops can be found here ...