summer is pickling time

Summer: Dog Days And Pickling Time

Barbara Klein recipes 8 Comments

Summer Is Pickling Time Summer is in full swing: dog days make you feel mellow and lazy. Probably you are not dreaming about standing in a hot kitchen and pickling. But this is the season for it and towards the middle of July the first produce will be offered on the markets. I love pickles and always watched my mother …

Late Bloomers Tomato Ketchup Recipe

Tomato Ketchup Recipe (revisited)

Barbara Klein recipes 4 Comments

When I was browsing my summer recipes I came upon this tomato ketchup recipe from 2011. I want to be prepared when the fully ripe tomatoes come on the market and make a new batch of tomato ketchup in two variations: one hot and spicy ketchup and a regular one. Some Background Information The origins of tomato ketchup are not …

Late Bloomers green smoothies

Green Smoothies – Health in a Glass

Barbara Klein Health, recipes, smoothies and juices 3 Comments

On Green Smoothies and Smoothies in General Smoothies, especially green smoothies, offer you all possible vitamins, minerals (calcium and iron), antioxidants, fiber and proteins, depending on the chosen ingredients. Sheer health in a glass! The thick juice has become exceedingly popular since the 1990s, what was once only to be found in health food shops is now a mainstream industry …

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 …

green cardamom

My Word For 2016

Barbara Klein care, recipes 8 Comments

You certainly know this inspirational exercise of picking three words for this new year 2016 that will guide you in your motivation, decision and action. I first encountered it years ago on Chris Brogan’s blog and have done so ever since. This year I will share with you what I have come up with. Chris Brogan recommends picking three words: …