Ingredients for home-made Hummus.

Hummus Recipe

Here’s my recipe for a plain hummus – this is really easy to make and you can probably find hundreds of recipes online for this, but I’ve been asked repeatedly for the recipe, so I thought I might as well post it here so that I can easily send it to people (without having to remember from which one of the hundreds of cooking sites on the net it originates).More

Reverse the sticker madness

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned my displeasure with the sticker madness before (or maybe that was on my German blog). On every piece of fruit and vegetable is at least one sticker because there’s five varieties of apples available at any time and one costs $2.49 while the other costs $2.69 and yet another $2.99, or something.*More

Coffee mug on saucer from above


I cannot help but admire the creativity and persistence that must have gone into the discovery of coffee as we know it today. You take the seeds of a berry, roast them, grind them, pour hot water over them, and then you drink that brew. Wow!More

Macallan Gold

Macallan Gold

Ever since I had a dram of the 18 year old Macallan at a friend’s, I’ve been trying different Macallan varieties that are more, err, affordable, hoping to find something that would be somewhat close, but not tear such an incredible hole into the wallet (the 18 year old costs around $150 per bottle).More


I have to admit – this is a weird one. At 15 years old, I expected something rather smooth – but Dalwhinnie isn’t. Neat (pure) it actually sort of burned in my throat. A strange experience. Things got better after I added a sip of water. Definitely a whisky that is better when it’s slightly diluted. Then, the taste is certainly interesting, but I guess it takes time getting used to it.More