Ten things of thankful

Thank you for the ducks and geese in Ostpark one lovely Sunday and the boy feeding them.

Thanks for the mommy duck and her darling ducklings passing by.

Thanks for the spareribs, chips and our drinks

… the ice-cream kiosks

Thank you for the phone call from HRH the son telling us about his new job, well done, son!


Thanks for the sunny weather today, we’re able to hang our washings out
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… for the beautiful flowers in the garden

… for the chillies and the herbs

Last but not the least, thank you for all the food on our table.

Have a nice week everyone!

For: Skywatch Friday – 12 July 2018 Edition FFF346 – JONQUILS, TToT: 7/13/2018 , ALL SEASONS – ALL ABOUT ROCKS, Jo’s Monday walk : A Tall Ships Treat

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Food, glorious food!

Food, glorious, food! These are some of the food we’ve been cooking. Thanks for giving us this chance.

First – chicken with cashew nuts and chillies and egg fried rice. Prepared all ingredients. I was responsible for the fried rice and Him Indoors for the chicken. In a pan, I started with a tin of sweet corn and peppers and added 2 eggs with salt and pepper. Slowly, I added the cooked rice we had last night. For the Singaporean chicken, as Him Indoors calls his recipe, he started by frying some cashew nuts, prepared chillies and spring onions and put them aside. He then fried some chicken breast, added some chillies and soy sauce and put the rest of the ingredients together. We had chilled white wine with them.

Second – chilli con carne and rice. We had some Bolognese sauce left from the spaghetti we had the other day, so waste not, what not, chilli con carne! Anyway, heated the Bolognese sauce and added a tin of kidney beans and white beans. We cooked some rice to go with it and had some grapes for dessert. Delicious!

Last, but not the least – dolmades, my first time to cook and my own version. Ingredients included vine leaves from our garden, minced pork, pine nuts, onions, mints, thyme, dill and other herbs from the garden, salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon, rice. I washed the vine leaves, blanched them in boiling water and drained them in a colander. Soaked the rice in hot water and drained it. Chopped onions and the herbs. Mixed all ingredients in a bowl with my hands. Wrapped them with the leaves loosely and arranged them in a pan with a plate put on top of them so they won’t be undone. Covered with water and lemon juice. Boiled them for 30 to 45 minutes. Best serve hot. Not bad for my first try!

For: TToT: 7/6/2018 ALL SEASONS – HOLIDAYS AND VACATIONS, Jo’s Monday walk : That bridge, and beyond, Tummy Tuesday : 3 food blogs

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Ten Things of Thankful

Hello everyone! So many things to be thankful this week.

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thank you for the full moon one clear evening

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… the roast chicken we cooked last night

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… the udon soup I had when I met my friend C in town

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… fresh sweet peas everyday … the more we pick them the more they flower

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… apples growing

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… and our grapes

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… don’t forget the chillies

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… managed to clean the aquarium with the solitary fish in it!

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… managed to get Him Indoors his birthday present

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Very thankful for all the blessing – mother’s health, HRH the son and beautiful K’s happy with their lives and of course, Him Indoors and I – we’re still together!

Have a great week everyone!

For: TToT: 6/29/2018Tell Me Something Good #114

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Many thanks!

Many thanks for the thirty two years of togetherness – cheers!

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The first meal that we’ve cooked on our new kitchen – beef bourguignon with new potatoes and beans, yummy!

Thanks for the lovely day-out in Neuschwanstein, our fairy tale castle.

Amazing view from the top!

Celebrated our anniversary in our favourite Greek restaurant – Στην υγειά σας!

Many thanks for all the blessings we have had. Cheers everyone!

For: #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…TToT – 6/15/18Skywatch Friday – 14 June 2018 Edition , ALL SEASONS – SITTING WELL, Happy Father’s Day to Our RockJo’s Monday walk : Cragside

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#SoCS June 9/18 – “start with a noun”

Holiday! Hello everyone, just got back from last week’s holiday in Italy. We took the bus from Munich to Limone, Italy and stayed for 6 days, came back last night. It was wonderful! It rained the first day, otherwise, it was warm, around 28 to 32 degrees every day. Lake Garda is simply amazing! We took a boat from Limone to Malcesine and enjoyed walking around the town. We also walked to the lemon grove and other churches. Lots of restaurants, shops, pizzeria, etc. The food was brilliant – fish, sea food, pasta, pizza, ice-cream, coffee, white wine, etc. Here are some photos. Have a great weekend everyone!

For: The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 9/18, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…TToT – 6-08-18Skywatch Friday – 7 June 2018 Edition, ALL SEASONS -WHY I LOVE MOUNTAINS, Jo’s Monday walk : An adventure with Gilly

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Waldwirthschaft and its jazz band

Hello everyone! It’s Corpus Christi Day so it’s a holiday here in Germany. We cycled to Waldwirthschaft, took us 50 minutes from our house. We passed by some posh neighbourhoods and the Perlach Forest.

We crossed the bridge over the river Isar.

Reaching Waldwirthschaft, bought our drinks and settled down.

Took some photos of surrounding trees.

And the band was playing! How cool was that?

Have a great day, everyone!

For: #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, TToT – 6/01/18Skywatch Friday – Starting Over Edition ALL SEASONS – A BREATH OF FRESH AIR, Sunday Trees – 342

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A lot of things to be thankful

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all fine. We are in the middle of a great renovation so our house is a total mess at the moment. After 20 years, when everything in the kitchen seem to be falling apart, we’ve decided to have a new one. It’s when we cannot open and close the door of refrigerator without fear that it will fall on us, or that the exhaust vent produce this alarming noise and not sucking the air out and the work surface has burnt places and scratches. Time for a new one!

That’s the first thank you – thank you for the 20 years’ service of the old kitchen. We’ve spent a lot of times cooking, preparing, listening to radio, talking, arguing, baking, etc. When HRH the son was small, he loved helping me bake some brownies.

Talking of HRH the son, and his beautiful K, they celebrated their second wedding anniversary yesterday – congratulations and best wishes! They will be here to visit us next month so we are looking forward to seeing them again.

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Thank you for giving us nice spring weather, our flowers are blooming and the tortoises are happy eating their lettuce and dandelions.

Because we still don’t have a new kitchen, we have been cooking with just one burner camping cooker and an electric kettle so we’ve been testing our creativity as well as our patience to produce some meals. Thanks for testing us.

Sometimes, we go out for a meal, too and here are some of the food we’ve had.

Thank you for the holidays, glad we’ve got two weeks’ off because of Pentecost and spring break, we have time to sort out the mess, or to be in this mess while things are being done in the kitchen.

Thanks for the cycling trips we have been doing.

Have a lovely week everyone!

For: #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, TToT – 5/25/18 ALL SEASONS – BUSY CHAIRSVisiting Clarion Alley in San FranciscoTell Me Something Good #109

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