St. Nicholas’ Day - Nikolaustag
On December 6 we celebrate St. Nicholas’ Day in Austria. Saint Nicholas brings peanuts, fruits and other sweets and makes children’s eyes glow all over the country on this day - but be careful! He only has gifts for the nice kids - his companion, the Krampus will take care of the naughty ones. He doesn’t bring any presents - instead he brings a chain to slap the misbehaved brats! So make sure you’re nice so you will get a delicous treat like this.
Von drauß vom Walde komm’ ich her;
Ich muß euch sagen, es weihnachtet sehr!
Nun sprecht, wie ich’s hierinnen find’!
Sind’s gute Kind, sind’s böse Kind?
Es weihnachtet sehr! Christmas time is here - and with it come lots of specialities that can only be found during this time of year. One of them is mulled wine, which I like to enjoy on Vienna’s beautiful christmas markets. I can’t wait to start baking Austrian Weihnachtskekse and eat Krampus und Nikolo chocolate!
Gebackene Blunznradl mit Krautsalat
Baked Austrian Black Pudding (Blutwurst) with coleslaw
During the summer we often make our lunches on the grill (well, my brother does actually) and then me and my family eat outside on our terrace.
Most of the veggies on the grill are actually from my mom’s own garden!
Coming from a farming household I am lucky to have lots of produce that is grown in our own garden. So when I return from Vienna during my summer holidays I always enjoy the tons of free, super-delicious and nutritious fruits and vegetables!
One thing I especially love is having breakfast outside… I just go outside and pick some fruits and berries in our garden. Sometimes we even have some home-made berry cake. And every couple of weeks there is something new ready to harvest. Just one of the things I love about summer.
We’ve been having really hot weather this past week and what better thing is there on these kind of days than icecream!
This one is vanilla ice cream cocoa, giving me the double sweetness of both vanilla and chocolate~
Schupfnudeln mit Käse und Rucola.
I loved the fact that they added dried flower petals (especially the blue ones!)… made the dish look not only delicious, but also really pretty!^^
Seasonal Food: May
Bärlauchstrudel (Wild Garlic Strudel)
Seasonal Food: May
Bärlauchcremesuppe mit gebackenen Erdäpfeln
(Wild garlic cream soup with baked potatoes)