28.10.10

berlin, I love you, I'm starting to fade.

I'm very productive in terms of cooking these days, yesterday was wonderfully oozy and creamy wild mushroom risotto and today a lovely fresh greek salad, which was preceeded by a royal breakfast of omelette with truffles. the last two were courtesy of my favourite jamie's books - "jamie does...". it's so inspiring and cheerful, just like everything that jamie touches. his brand of cooking is the closest to my heart. sure, I like to challenge myself with an elaborate recipe every once in a while, preferably when I'm at home - spacious, light-filled kitchen with picturesque bucolic scenery outside the windows is much more suited to those kind of pursuits than the "kitchen" in my shoebox-y london flat ;) jamie's style can be desribed in the same way he talks about the aforementioned greek salad - "confident and scruffy with a bit of attitude". it's right up my alley, considering my inherent dislike for strict recipes and measurements.

anyway, I have a tv show recommendation today - "downton abbey", a "lavish period drama" set in berkshire in 1910s. nothing much ever happens and yet it is so addictive...
also, I have finished "everything is illuminated" by jonathan safran foer yesterday at 2am (just couldn't put it down!) and I must say this was probably one of the three best books I have ever read. I don't recall any other book that literally left me in pieces after such a shattering climax. at the same time, no other book made me laugh out loud like a maniac so many times either. genius, is all I say.

(if you want something lighter, why not try a new "reality" show on itv - "the only way is essex". the definition of a guilty pleasure, but sometimes after a day of working, studying and lectures I'm so brain dead I can't digest anything else ;) anyone else watching this?...)

the photos come from an interior design site freunde von freunden, publishing pictures of the houses of hip berliners. airy, clean, filled with light. very inspiring, I think.

p.s. I found out about this website via capture the castle.




13 comments:

  1. Beautiful photographs! Love your blog.

    Please check out/follow mine!

    -M
    momentswithmeera.blogspot.com

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  2. amazing pictures!
    you've got a great blog

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  3. I love Jamie Oliver too. I blog about fashion/music/design, but I also LOVE cooking: http://www.simmershutter.wordpress.com Your blog is beautiful!

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  4. what a beautiful profile of a home! and omg omelette with truffles you made sounds insanely delicious!

    xoxo Bardot in Blue

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  5. Beautiful photos!! I particularly love the first photo with be teapot, its so elegant. the pictures after that all have such beautiful coloration.

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  6. I'm completely obsessed with Freunde von Freunden as well. The one you posted some of (Malin Elmlid's place) is my dream. I love to cook simple food too. Mmm, hungry now...

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  7. thank you all :)
    on a sidenote, Malin Elmlid also has a pretty cool blog of her own, check it out at http://elmlid.com/

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  8. Hello, I'm a guy who runs one of the largest male fashion blogs. I wonder if you could tell about me in your blog so that people outside Sweden would open their eyes for me. I would of course like to thank on my blog after that.

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  9. Hi Lucas, I'll make sure to give you a shout out in my next post (whenever it will come...).

    xx

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  10. Mmm... I really must learn to cook.
    & these pictures are just ever so lovely.

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  11. What a lovely post! I love the house; it's so clean and simple but beautiful.

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