DIY Easter project

My DIY Easter Project

Barbara Klein DIY, food, recipes 5 Comments

How I loved to dye eggs with onion peels for Easter when I was a child. We used to paint patterns on the dyed eggs with the help of tooth picks and diluted formic acid, closely watched by our mother as not to harm ourselves. My finished eggs never looked too good, I liberally sloshed formic acid around and my …

Sunday sunrise smoothie with kale

Sunday Sunrise Smoothie

Barbara Klein dog, food, Health, recipes 9 Comments

Smoothies are a great way to start your day, they contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and proteins. You can use up your fruit or vegetable and there is no limit to your imagination: spice them up with seeds, nuts, herbs and spices! I use seasonal and regional produce, in winter it will be apples, pears, oranges and bananas, kale and other …

my favourite flowers

2015 In Pictures – A Review

Barbara Klein Basel, blog, dog, food, Italy, Switzerland, Thailand 5 Comments

I did it last year so here we go again: For hours I have been perusing my pictures of 2015, other people might prefer to look it up in their agendas or diaries, browse their credit cards statements or book orders on Amazon (I will not do that, I have only read trivial fiction!), or – if you have a …

pretty basil flowers

Hot Summer Salad Recipes and Tips

late-bloomers English:, food, garden, recipes 8 Comments

      In summer when the weather is really hot my brains turn to mush! And when it comes to eating my mind’s a blank! I do not crave any hot food and I do not want to stand in the kitchen cooking hot meals. I remember when we spent our holidays at my mum’s home in Southern Spain …

how to store white truffles

White Gold – Tartufo Bianco

Barbara Klein English:, food, recipes 4 Comments

We are near the end of the white truffle season and tonight we will enjoy this delicacy, maybe for the last time this year.   The white gold – white truffles from Alba   White truffles (tuber magnatum) are a fungus and can be found in various places but there is only one tuber magnatum pico and that’s the one …

healthy food

Temptation And Strawberry Delight

Barbara Klein English:, food 10 Comments

What is the predominant colour of food in winter? All shades of green and brown, intermingled with some white. And after a certain time I am tired of it, I have had it with soups and root vegetables, I crave fresh tastes, new to discover colours and I start dreaming of fresh white asparagus and bright red strawberries. The first …

cooking in old times

Aniseed Cookies

Barbara Klein food 10 Comments

 Maybe you have experienced similar things in your family: certain recipes are the sole right of my Mum to use and spoil the family and friends with. One of them is an aniseed cookie we use to eat at Christmas. The most important feature of this aniseed cookie is the risen dough, the so called “Fuessli” = little feet. No …