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DIY FRUIT TEA – CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR TEA LOVERS

Here comes a very nice christmas gift idea for tea lovers – homemade diy fruit tea with rose hips, apples and oranges! Homemade fruit tea – which fruits? For my fruit tea I used a mixture of dried rose hips, apple peels, and lemon and orange peels. I also added some dried lemon balm, but […]

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UPGRADE YOUR SUMMER EVENINGS – WITH LAVENDER SYRUP!

On a recent family visit to Burgenland, I tasted a homemade lavender syrup from my dear aunt Gitti. It has tasted so good that I simply HAVE to share the recipe with all of you! (Go to recipe directly) Also, I did a bit of research and summarized the basics of cooking syrup, if you’re a newby in […]

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HOMEMADE SYRUP – THE BASIC TIPS AND TRICKS

Making syrup is really easy! Here I have collected the most important basics for the production of your own personal homemade syrup. The tips here are mainly for syrup made from herbs and flowers (such as lavender, for example). For syrup of fruits and berries, there are a few other rules that I do not […]

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PINK AND GLITTERY CAKE POPS WITH NATURAL FOOD COLORING

For her birthday party, my sister Mary made these wonderful cake pops. Each guest got one as a present. Actually, she made them more than two months ago, but I could not find the recipe anymore. Today, when cleaning the flat, I found it! So here we go: The recipe is originally from a cooking magazine for […]

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BREADCRUMBS EVERYWHERE! (HOW TO DIY)

Austrian cuisine needs breadcrumbs for almost every meal. To make them at home has many advantages, but also disadvantages.   Benefits of homemade breadcrumbs: A good conscience (no waste of old rolls anymore!) For the health conscious ones: wholemeal breadcrumbs! (at least worth a try) Disadvantages: Crumbs everywhere! While the old rolls dry, they are lying […]

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WHITE TAHINI & BLACK GOLD – HOT CHOCOLATE STICKS

Apparently there are times when one really has time. Time for yourself, time for things that you otherwise do not have time to make. If that is precisely the case with you (!) or you are all excited about to transform your kitchen into a hell of liquid chocolate and pure chaos, or if you […]

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DIY MARZIPAN – LUCKY CHARMS FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE IN VIENNA

  I love marzipan! And most of all I like the pink marzipan piggies I get on New Years Eve. It is tradition in Austria and Germany to give lucky charms like pigs, horseshoes, sweeps, toadstools or shamrocks to your beloved ones on New Years Eve. I wonder if that’s only typical for German-speaking countries? […]

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DIY FOOD COLORING FROM BEETROOT

Ultra sexy DIY organic vegan gluten-free food coloring from beetroot! In Austria and Germany, we give our friends and families lucky charms for New Years celebrations. Very popular charms are „lucky pigs“ out of pink marzipan. Do you have similar traditions in your country? (Looking forward to your comments) Anyway, this year I made some […]