March 2012 Archives

Greek eggplant salad (Melitzanosalata)

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I've come a step closer to finding out why so few Greek restaurants in Vienna have eggplant salad on the menu, and why, if they do, it's usually not cheap: Three eggplants and 80 minutes' work don't even fill a small tupperware container. However, the result is so yummy that you may want to give it a try.


Here's the recipe:

Easter is approaching

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And the children's wear shop next door is trying to kill me with cuteness.

Beim Laden mit der Maus

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Summary for English readers: The "Mouse show" is a popular German children's programme that has been broadcast since the 1970s. A shop in Cologne sells tons of merchandise. In the background: Cologne cathedral.

In Köln konnte ich natürlich nicht umhin, den Maus-Devotionalienshop in der Breiten Straße zu besuchen und herauszufinden, ob es da irgendwelche netten Dinge gibt. Leider waren die Preise etwas happiger als erwartet.

Sowas hätte ich auch gerne

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Summary for English readers: I'd like to have one of those too.

Klingt so, als ob ich mich da drinnen von dem "Happy Picnic" von gestern erholen könnte.

Alles gut überstanden

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Summary for English readers: No bad surprises on my birthday. No clownfish, ants, ponies or yetis.

Keine Clownfische, Ameisen, Ponys oder Yetis. War ein sehr angenehmer Geburtstag.

Quelle: Melanie Watt, Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party (französische Ausgabe).


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Germanwings calls this a "Happy Picnic". It didn't make me particularly happy. It also didn't include any kind of toy. Nor was there any meadow or even lawn nearby. The bread was kind of stale. The passengers who had forgotten to print out the letter-sized voucher didn't get one.