Friday, 27 February 2009

Daily bread

This is the Pumpernickel from Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a Day . I didn't have any caramel colour or caraway seed, but it sure looks good. Of course, having never tasted Pumpernickel I have no idea how it compares to the 'real thing.'

Monday, 23 February 2009

baking suppler plea

Does anyone know of a Swiss/mainland European of
King Arthur or Shipton Mill .

You'd be making my day- to say nothing of the cakes and breads ;0)

Tuesday, 10 February 2009


I finally had enough last week. The oven could never be relied upon to be at the correct temperature, or even the same temperature, twice. I have been using it for a year with moderately successful results but was fed up with some of the inconsistencies.

I phone the landlord last week and a repair man was sent out.

Just how stupid do you think I felt when I discovered I had been using the wrong setting all this time....?

Friday, 6 February 2009

Jetzt kann ich ein bisschen Deutch lesen...

Whether or not I can read some German, it would appear that I can't get rotated images to stay rotated. Doh! But as you can see, I am trying a little light-hearted German practise.

I also decided to supplement my English library books with some German ones, too.

Comics are good because the language (tends) to be simpler and the pictures help a lot with the context. I decided a 'novel' was aslo required and when I was a youngster, I read a lot of Enid Blyton. I'm just wondering how 'Lashings of cherry cake and ginger beer will be translated into German....;0)

And of course, I can never have too many cookery books.Hiltl is a famous vegetarian restaurant here in Z├╝rich (the oldest in Europe, apparently), and I have been thinking about buying this book for some time. Let's see how I get on with it in German.

PS - for the English speakers amongst us, I think 'Lust' would be translated as 'enthusiasm' or something like that, rather than the, erm, obvious translation ;0)