Archive for the ‘food’ Category

Peruvian Chinese & chocolate

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

So we got adventurous tonight, after trying everything from traditional to funky “novo-andino” we’ve no ventured into new territory: Peruvian Chinese

Apartfrom receiving huge portions (I offered a prize for anyone who could finish their plate — two did and received a stomach ache) the food was pretty much Chinese. However, it was refreshing to get some vegetables which were al dente. Food was so quick that we were unable to finish our conversation comparing management styles in Africa, Asia and South America for small scale renewable energy projects.

After dinner (we were stuffed), I was convinced by Kathy to find her some chocolate to satisfy her craving: “I’ve been great ever since getting here, but now I need some chocolate!” Two chocolate cakes from different bakeries — both the ubiquitous sponge cake but quite good.

Klima Diät

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Ich sagte schon immer… (auch auf die Reinfolge kommt es an!)

  1. regional: weniger Transportkilometer
  2. bio: weniger Chemie, weniger Umweltbelastung, hörer Nährwert, oft länger haltbar
  3. Fairtrade: wenn schon von weit weg, dann zumindest zu einem fairen Preis und (relativ) guten Arbeitsbedinugen

Zu dem Thema hat vor kurzem das Klimabündnis Österreich eine gute Broschüre herausgegeben: Klima Diät

Butternut Squash

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

It seems to be everywhere (that is, everywhere in the UK) at the moment. Few non-English know it though:

Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash

So what is it? Read it on Wikipedia. In German it’s a Moschuskürbis (not that I knew that before looking it up) and in Spanish that makes it a Cucurbita moschata (obvious, no?).
I like it for soups, but it works really well roasted (on Sundays?) and for currys.