Day 249 – Homemade Gyoza

It was just yesterday when I was writing about my recent Japanese culinary adventures. The truth is, I'm relatively new to Japanese food beyond the standard sushi or teriyaki chicken. Frankfurt has a lot of really good Japanese restaurants, and last year I travelled to Düsseldorf, specifically to visit the large Japanese area and many… Continue reading Day 249 – Homemade Gyoza

Day 248 – Kakigori

Looking at the some of the food posts from the last month or so, it really looks like I've been on a bit of a Japanese food kick. From mochi, to okonomiyaki, I've been reaching out and trying some new things from a style of food that I already love. Today, I tried something else… Continue reading Day 248 – Kakigori

Day 247 – Bollywood Film

I love nothing more than sitting down with some freshly baked goods, a cup of tea, and watching a new (to me) film. I joined an online film club last month and have managed to see a few new films through that, but I love spending a little time each week reading and researching new… Continue reading Day 247 – Bollywood Film

Day 246 – Pregnancy Photoshoot

Let me start by saying, I was the one taking the pictures, not the pregnant one! When one of my closest Frankfurt friends revealed to me during lockdown that she was pregnant, I just wanted to give her the biggest of big hugs possible. Unfortunately, as she lives on one side of the city, and… Continue reading Day 246 – Pregnancy Photoshoot

Day 245 – Word search

Today's new thing was a super quick and easy one. I used to love doing word searches in my Grandparent's puzzle books. I'd sometimes treat them like a magic eye, relax my eyes, and see what words jumped out at me. Today I decided to try and create my own. I found a website aptly… Continue reading Day 245 – Word search

Day 244 – Beeswax Wraps

At the beginning of this year, I made the intention of reducing my plastic use and my carbon-footprint in general. I reduced my wardrobe down to 33 items, haven't bought any new clothes so far (both things I am still happily doing), and try to reduce food waste wherever possible. Plastic is, unfortunately, unavoidable most… Continue reading Day 244 – Beeswax Wraps

Day 233 – Hazelnut and Ricotta cake

Another week, another bake from my pastry course from Puff the Bakery a.k.a. the best thing I've bought this year. This week it was time to try out the hazelnut, and ricotta cake, with decadently dark chocolate ganache on top. I'd put off baking this for a little bit for two reasons: (1) I feel… Continue reading Day 233 – Hazelnut and Ricotta cake

Day 242 – String art

Doing something new every day has brought me fun and adventure in this very strange year, but it is definitely a challenge some days. Since March it's been very difficult to find safe new things to do at home or in my neighbourhood (hence all the food-related posts), and it requires a lot of research… Continue reading Day 242 – String art

Day 241 – Paulskirche

I've lived in Frankfurt for around eight years now, and during that time I've come to appreciate some of its history. Not only the famous people born in Frankfurt including Anne Frank, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Martin Lawrence (discovered that one just now!), but also the beautiful buildings and architecture. One building that I… Continue reading Day 241 – Paulskirche

Day 240 – Tea blends

After my adventures in trying my first masala chai (made with my own two hands) a couple of weeks ago, I've been looking forward to crossing something else tea related off my list: making my own tea blend. Photo by Lisa Fotios on Pexels.com Like any good British person, my day starts and ends with… Continue reading Day 240 – Tea blends