Monthly Archives: December 2009

holidays 2

… just in case anybody is interested … here are some impressions of our holiday treats:

xmas apple pie with cinnamon stars

xmas apple pie with cinnamon stars


christmas cookies

christmas cookies


our diner on christmas eve

our dinner on christmas eve

regarding dinner, i like the christmas eve tradition of my childhood: we always had a quite simple meal. something like potato salad & sausages. of course i would not eat these any more but i don’t like to spend this evening on creating a complex meal. so we had a salad of red cabbage & oranges, raw burgers, rice for those not eating raw & an abundance of greens & vegetables with a sesame-dip.

holidays

in spite of not feeling christmasy at all a few days ago i really have enjoyed these days. & still do. calm, relaxed days. feeling cozy. grateful. time seems to stand still for a while. midwinter. i enjoy being with my kids, playing games, talking, snuggling. spending time with friends. thanks for these wonder-ful days!

feliz navidad

os deseo unas felices fiestas y un próspero año nuevo.
que el 2010 venga lleno de buenas cosas y salud para todos.

merry xmas to all of you, & a happy new year! may all good be with you in 2010!

ich wünsche euch allen frohe weihnachten & alles gute, gesundheit, glück & vor allem liebe für 2010!

xmas countdown

i am working hard to finish all presents. this weekend i have sewn a landscape my daughter has been asking for (thanks to the inspiration & the fabrics to jademond). i also made some trees.

& finally i recycled one of my old trousers: it became a bag to carry around my actual knitting & crocheting work … quite useful these days for there is still a lot of work to do until thursday … 🙂

a bag for needlework

a bag for needlework


detail

detail


where does this path lead to?

where does this path lead to?


a lake & a flower hedge

a lake & a flower hedge


fields & acres

fields & acres


fairy garden

fairy garden


two of the trees

two of the trees

ten

easy day … i also wanna take part in the game 🙂 …. inspired by jademond & coolcat here are ten of our staples:

  1. greens. must-have. i cannot get along without. basically wild greens. now, in winter, blackberry leaves & lots of spinache. curly kale. sometimes rocket and field salad.
  2. fruit. seasonal choice. as fresh as possible! organic, of course. & as much ripe tropical fruit as we can get. papaya & ananas are our favorites these days. oranges & apples are basics, too. i usually buy them by crate at the central market. fruit & greens make up about 90% of our food
  3. avocados – our basic fatty fruit. best are avocado hass from kurt dornhoff (portugal) – in season now!
  4. coconuts. ripe or young. best drink & yummy pulp. i can never get enough of them. i could live on coconut, banana & greens for weeks.
  5. tomatoes. we eat them fresh in summer & make tomato sauce from dried ones during the rest of the year.
  6. sunflower seeds for my daughter … she is eating at least a pound a week.
  7. algae. dried wakame or, even better, fresh fucus. rich in minerals, salty taste & a wonderful replacement for (or addition to) fresh greens.
  8. vegetables. seasonal choice. we do not eat a lot of vegetables but there is always something fresh in the fridge. both kids love cucumber & bell pepper. turnip cabbage for m. me, i lately like fennel, broccoli & sweet potato.
  9. almonds & dates. our candy, especially in winter. just eat them as they are or for nice treats like marzipan e. g.
  10. red lentils for the kids. m. likes them raw, sprouted, with cashew dressing. j. prefers his vegan (cooked) lasagna (lentils, carrots, oat-cream, pasta)

daily ritual

… shovelling snow, the three of us. kids playing in the snow, snowball fight, trying to build a snowman. decorating our windows with snow. afterwards sitting in the kitchen, apples & nuts. tea for the kids. talking, baking (i. e. not-baking 🙂 ), crafting. … finally i get a feeling of christmas time 🙂

raw cinnamon stars

raw cinnamon stars

j.'s cinnamon stars, waiting to be baken

j.'s cinnamon stars, waiting to be baken

cashew ananas cookies

cashew ananas cookies