apple-rhubarb cake

its the beginning of march and the first signs of spring just showed.we were checking on our rhubarb plants, but couldn’t see anything yet.fingers crossed, that they pop up soon.last year we harvested quiete a lot and beside making rhubarb juice or compote, i cutted the rhubarb in little squares and freezed it in little portions.and just a few days ago i still saw 2 little bags of frozen rhubarb in our freezer and totally felt like i need that spring taste.now.good, that one of my daughters wanted to bake with me a couple of days later and asked me to make apple cake instead of the usual banana cake/bread i’m making a lot. maybe too much? so i agreed on apple cake and sneaked some rhubarb into it as well.she didn’t mind.and i just went for my basic banana-bread recipe and varied a little bit with the ingredients from there.my daughter collected the tiny little baking forms i once bought for their play-kitchen and was all happy about the mini apple-rhubarb cakes.but enough said about our baking morning.here’s the recipe: Read More

Splitboarding – first impressions of this season (2016/2017)

Hi there. It’s been a while that I wrote a post on our website. The reason to participate the blog of my wife was to report about one of my biggest passions: Splitboarding. Related to that is the subject of compatibility. Working, earning money, working on new professional perspectives, being a family, go travelling, having friends and keep them, follow individual passions and, indeed, blogging about some of it, if there is some time left. Read More

snowlights…another easy wintercraft with the little ones

so my friend gifted me a monthly subscription for a wonderful magazine named “Landlust” (this is not a sponsored post though 😉 .) once in a while i bought one of these magazines, because they have some great inspirations and recipes.the magazine is focused on countrylife and nature, so maybe now you figure that this is something that gets me interested. so that birthdaygift was just such a great idea.the first magazine arrived a week ago or so and i found so so many ideas of what i want to try or do myself and with the girls.its nice to go back to a magazine and to not have to take my phone and click through pinterest like crazy.don’t get me wrong, i like pinterest and i use it a lot if i’m looking for a specific recipe or idea, but to hold real paper and to get inspired seasonally, regionally is something i do prefer much more. Read More

birdfeeders… a wintery in- and outdoor activity with the little ones

as winter has for surely moved in, in these past weeks, i’m sure lots of us mothers have thought about what to do with the littles ones on those cold snowy days except going sleighing or skiing. and i’m sure, i’m not the only one that thought about making little birdfeeders with the girls. i can’t count the number of winterbooks where the topic of thinking and taking care of the animals in the woods and the birds is mentioned. well, we’ve got lots of them. and i’m glad that through this way our children learn to care for others as well.christian built a bigger birdfeeder with the girls last winter and that’s when we started the whole birdfeeding thing.but this time, we wanted to bring something for the birds that live close to our little woods. i guess 2 old winter children books that i once read, were big influencers on that (Ingeborg Meyer-Rey: Die gestohlene Nase, Fred Rodrian: Hirsch Heinrich). I quickly ‘pinterested’ on how to do little birdfeeders, that we could hang on the trees and i found the ideas of: Read More

Wintercake – Snowcake

It must have been 6 or 7 years ago when one of my former work collegues surprised us at work around christmastime with her wintercake. we all sat in the team-meeting and savoured that dark-chocolate espresso cake.we all were so thrilled of that cake, when the soft chocolate batter melted in our mouths, which instantly reminded me of the movie “chocolat” with Juliette Binoche, that we wanted the recipe of her.asap. Read More