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Gastmahl des Meeres

Jedes Mal wenn wir in Deutschland sind bzw. auf Ruegen verweilen, besuchen wir unser Lieblings-Fisch-Restaurant. Es ist in Sassnitz in der Naehe der Mole und in Wurfweite zum Wasser. Der Fisch ist fangfrisch und jedes Mal super lecker. Lustigerweise kann sich mein Mann nicht von diesem einem Fischteller loesen und bestellt immer dasselbe Gericht.

Anstandshalber wird die Karte gelesen, aber dann wird der Heilbutt in Bierteig bestellt mit Pfirsich, Erbsen und Sauce Hollandaise. Ich kann es ja verstehen, denn es ist wirklich lecker.

So sieht der Heilbuttteller aus:

Meine grosse Schwester und ich haben uns den Fischteller fuer 2 Personen bestellt. Ehrlich gesagt haetten davon auch gut und gerne 3-4 Personen essen koennen. Ich glaube sie leckt sich immernoch die Finger! Haha.

Schaut aber auch wirklich gut aus, oder? Ich hatte da so einen kleinen Bird an der Hand….sie hat fleissig Krabben gefuttert. Mein Kind hat halt Geschmack und gibt sich nicht mit billigen Erbsen ab. Die kann sie ja auch jederzeit haben 🙂

Meine kleine Schwester und mein grosser Bruder haben sich fuer die Groenlandplatte entschieden. Fuer lange Zeit waren nur Kaugeraeusche zu hoeren bzw. das lautstarke Geknatter meines Birds, wenn die Krabben nicht schnell genug kamen.

Ich bin froh, dass sie so gerne Fisch isst. Lachs, Krabben, Tilapia, Heilbutt, alles verschwindet im kleinen Schlund. Ach ja, geraeucherter Lachs geht so schnell weg, dass uns die Luft wegbleibt. Ich musste dann mal eingreifen und den Lachs wegraeumen, sonst haette sie sich 500g reingepfiffen…..und dann die ganze Nacht nach Milch und Wasser verlangt.

Ach ja, wo ist der Sommer bloss hin? Wir koennen den naechsten Urlaub kaum erwarten!


Leftover Pan


There are days when you look into your fridge, decide to take out all you have and then throw it into one pan.

And it was a good idea 😉

I can never keep a recipe to myself, so I am sharing it with you guys and hope you enjoy it!

Leftover Pan

Onion, diced

roasted potatoes cut into bite sized pieces



nutritional yeast


salt and pepper



Cut everything into bite sized pieces. Fry the onion in a bit of olive oil. Add the potatoes (I used roasted ones because I had them in the fridge and also because it is faster this way) and brown them. Now mix in the rest of the ingredients and spices. Season to taste.

To finish it off, crack an egg and fry it. Doesn’t it look tasty?

My husband thought so and dug in!


Fresh Fish/ Fisch am Stralsunder Hafen

As part of our Germany trip we visited the beautiful island of Ruegen and went back to Stralsund where Ronny and I studied. So long ago it seems……

What I love about the harbour of Stralsund is that you can buy fish fresh of the boat. Smoked on the boat right in front of you. It could not be fresher.

In the last several years they really invested into the harbour and turned the old ruins of some old warehouses into pretty restaurants. With it came more tourists and the tourists love to buy fresh fish. So instead of some crrappy little boats they now have some pretty looking boats to accommodate for the higher demand of fresh fish.

If I could I would eat my way through the fish you can see on this boat/restaurant. I swear, I ate so much fish while I was in Germany and loved every minute of it. I cannot wait to go back and eat it again.

I recently discovered that Amy loves fish too and that is awesome. You should see how she shovels smoked salmon into her mouth. While one hand goes to the mouth, the other already points to the salmon. Just to make sure I keep it coming 🙂

Good girl, Mama is so proud of you. Next summer we will eat out way through the fish buffet in Germany haha.

Healthier Pork Pies


Remember the pork pies my colleague made? They were so good. Unfortunately, they had a lot of lard etc. in the recipe. I tried a healthier version including whole wheat flour.

Halfway through the recipe I noted that my muffin pan was missing. Argh… So I used a different one that looks like little flowers haha. Oh well, it worked. Although they look more like little mushrooms.

I also could not help myself and add some vegetables. My husband was rolling his eyes!


Healthier Pork Pies

• 800g lean pork mince

• 1 large onion , finely chopped

• 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

• 1 tsp English mustard powder

• 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

• 1 tsp Cumin

• 1 cup of Peas

• 1 large potato cooked and cut in small pieces


• 100g vegetable shortening + 100g margarine

• 500g whole wheat flour + 250g all purpose flour

• oil , for greasing

• 1 egg , lightly beaten


Mix the filling ingredients and season. Grease 12 holes of a muffin tin or on my case a fancy flower baking mold :-).

To make pastry, melt the shortening and margarine. Sieve the flour into a food processor and add 2 tsp salt. While processor is on, pour in shortening and margarine and water mix, then blend until you have a smooth dough. Turn out into a bowl and remove two-thirds, covering the final third with a tea towel to keep warm.

Roll larger piece out on a floured surface to about 2-3mm thick – work quickly as the dough is easier to work with when warm. Cut out 12 x 11cm circles using a pastry cutter. Fill your fancy-dancy baking mold with the dough leaving a slight overhang.

Heat oven to 180C. Divide filling between pastry cases, pushing down lightly. Roll out remaining pastry on a floured surface and stamp out 12 x 8cm circles. Brush edges of filled cases with egg, then put lids on top. Pinch together and crimp the edges with your fingers. Brush with beaten egg.

Bake in oven for 30 mins, then remove the pies and gently take them out of the holes. Brush the sides and top again with egg and place directly onto the baking tray. Turn oven to 200C and cook for 25-30 mins until the sides are set and tops a deep golden colour. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

I have to admit that mine are not very pretty but they make for a nice snack or picnic. If you have no health issues and are one to exercise on a regular basis then please use lard. It does make for  a flakier pastry.

Since I am a notorious couch potato I have to live with the slightly healthier but denser version.



Blueberry Lavender Sorbet


The summer is finally arriving in Germany and the perfect time to try a sorbet. I had a lot of organic blueberries in my freezer and I think it is a great way to enjoy some healthy fruits. I added lavender sugar to add some extra flavour. Jennifer is the host this week so go and check out her website.

Blueberry Lavender Sorbet

1 lb frozen blueberries

1/2 cup silken tofu

3 tbsp lavender sugar

4 tbsp apple juice


Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend well. Then pour in a container and freeze. Take out of the freezer 30min before you serve. Enjoy!

Blueberry Lavender Sorbet

Ja, der Sommer kommt und damit die Lust auf Eis. Mein Mann ist ohnehin dem Eis verfallen und nicht mehr zu retten. Perfektes Timing, um meine Blaubeeren aus dem Eisfach zu ziehen. Jennifer hat diese Woche das Rezept ausgesucht.

Blaubeeren Lavendel Sorbet

1 lb gefrorene Blaubeeren

1/2 Tasse Tofu

3 El Lavendelzucker

4 El Apeflsaft

Blaubeer Lavendel Sorbet

Alles in den Mixer geben und ordentlich durchmixen. Dabei die Mischung nicht zu fluessig werden lassen. Anschliessend die Masse in einen Container geben und kaltstellen. Vor dem Verzehr eine Weile antauen lassen.


Trotz einer nicht zu bestreitenden Sucht nach Eis, ist mein Mann kein grosser Fan von Blaubeeren. Heisst, es bleibt mehr fuer mich uebrig.


Apple Danish

Apple Danish

The weather in Calgary is depressing at the moment. Rain, wind, clouds. I miss the sun! Nevertheless Birdie and I went outside yesterday to attend a Baby and Mom class. We also got the chance to test the raincover for the stroller. It took me a while to figure it out. Do you know this feeling when you are staring at leftover screws from assembling furniture? I was staring at Velcro strips that seemed to have no counter part.

Apple Danish

In the end I succeeded and patted myself on the back!

Birdie was sitting snug and toasty in her stroller during the downpour that started the minute we were outside.

Of course.

Even with an umbrella my legs and arms were soaking wet by the time we arrived in the library. The course was wonderful, relaxing and we finally met other moms and their babies. We cannot wait for next week.

Apple Danish

So what do you do when you did a good job?

You reward yourself, right?

I hope you are not on a diet haha. So Birdie and I went to our favorite bakery Cobs and bought an Apple Custard Danish.

Apple Danish

A friend of mine told me about a danish with coconut and I was in the mood for coconut. When I asked for a Coconut Danish I got told that due to allergies they decided to no longer sell it. Oh no, am I the only one without a nut allergy?


I had this Apple Custard Danish instead and it is perfect for a rainy weather snack with a hot cup of tea. The only suggestion I have….

….MORE apple and MORE custard. Ya, I am greedy, what can I say?

Apple Danish


Seven interesting things

Oh look what I got from The Baltic Maid! Oh I am honored and speechless. You often wonder if there is anybody out there really reading your blog – apart from your family haha. I guess now I know. Thank you!

I have to come up with 7 interesting facts about myself. Hm, seven. I don’t consider myself an interesting person, I feel like I am pretty normal but I will dig deep for you guys!

1. My husband and I are from Germany living in Calgary with my daughter who has a Canadian passport and we don’t. Will be interesting when we visit Germany in the summer. German immigration is not known for their politeness.

2. I came to Stralsund (Germany) to study Tourism and then decided to study Tax and Accounting and I hate Accounting lol. Duh, you can call me a nerd now. As a result my family decided to cut off my inheritance. Haha.

3. I didn’t have a computer until I started to study nor had I any idea how to use it. If you ask my husband he may reply that not a lot changed in the meantime with regards to my computer skills.

4. I was an Aupair in England for almost 2 years and am still in contact with the family- hi Lorna! The only reason why my English is half-decent.

5. From a very young age I was addicted to cookies and would smear a mix of cookies and tea all over the windows. At least that is the story my siblings tell me to this day.

6. I once won the Bible Quiz at school. I am not religious in the traditional sense. I think „What goes around, comes around“ in a Kharma kind of way.

7. We wanted to name our son either Rocky Rockbert or Flip-Flop. Fate intervened and we got a beautiful baby-girl.

Alrighty, that was not as bad as I thought.

I will nominate the following blogs. Check them out they are pretty awesome! The Baltic Maid would have been my first one but she already got the award so I will choose 7 other blogs. Hope you don’t mind. There are so many I would nominate- sigh. I hope the glorious 7 will tell you 7 facts about themselves and find other bloggers to award 🙂

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