France 2014

I’ve been back from my three week vacation in France since July 12th. Yet I was too busy (or lazy) to blog about it.
It was lovely, as always, the weather was so so, the waves were mostly good. The last week t got quite windy but at least we didn’t get sand blown in our faces 🙂 So all good.
I went jogging every other day which was soo nice and relaxing and amazing. Hearing the ocean and the chirrs of the crickets. Just lovely. We also enjoyed good food and lots of sweets and alcohol.
Let the photos talk…

Windy Day
Best Sandwich EVER
Why drink water if you can drink beer?
Why drink water if you can drink beer?
Bad weather ahead
Bad weather ahead
So good burgers!!
So good burgers!!
On the way to the beach
On the way to the beach
For the first time in my life I tried Macarons.
For the first time in my life I tried Macarons.

Gnocchi with a Bacon-Cream Sauce

It’s a dinner which goes fast and men (at least mine) love it (it’s got bacon) 🙂
Got the idea from my mom, she made it a couple of weeks ago and it was soo good so I started making it as well (with the help of my boyfriend of course).
Gnocchi with cream and bacon
You need:

  • Gnocchi (500g for two people)
  • Butter (you can use oil, but seing it’s a quite fatty meal already (cream, butter, bacon) I use butter for the taste
  • Onions
  • Bacon
  • Cream
  • grinded Parmesan Cheese
  • To spice it up: Herbs, sunflower seeds, black & white pepper, Curcuma, salt

In a pan, put a chunk of butter with the onions and let them get glassy. Then add the bacon and sunflower seeds if you want. Add the cream and grinded parmesan and let it simmer. Add spices.
I then made the Gnocchi in a separate pan and added the cream sauce and mixed it all together. Tastes good with a big mixed salad on the side.


never fail cupcakes

You need:

  1. 2 eggs
  2. 1 cup coca
  3. 1 cup butter
  4. 3 cups flour
  5. 1 cup sour milk (to sour put 1 teaspoon of vinegar – let is get sour overnight
  6. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  7. 2 teaspoons soda (Hirschhornsalz)
  8. 1,5 cups sugar
  9. 1 cup hot water

For the frosting:

  1. Powdered sugar (Puderzucker)
  2. Soft butter
  3. Milk (teaspoon-wise, shouldn’t be too liquidy)
  4. Cocoa

For decoration

  1. Smarties

Put these ingredients into a bowl in the order they are given.
Do not mix until last item has been added. Then beat well.
Put butter in muffin tins.

Bake at 190 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 24 cups.