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Sea inspired weekend

Objets trouvés Metterschling January 2017

objets trouvés Metterschlling 2017

Some nature on the wall collected over the last years: a crab back I found in Ecuador, a driftwood branch also from Ecuador, a feather from the beach of St. Peter Ording, a eucalyptus blossom from the local market and a japanese paper knife shaped like a whale. I love my home growing with our memories.

seaweed salad with cucumber

Celebrating Chinese New Year’s with cucumber seaweed salad with roasted sesame seeds from Olafur Eliasson’s cookbook “The Kitchen”. Eaten to fast to take a picture we also had: freshly steamed and fried dumplings (also from Olafur’s cookbook), a miso soup and mochi for dessert.

Chinese New Year's dinner 2017

The celebration was in some ways a premiere and also left a mystery. Well, what do I mean? I have never drunken so many different teas on one evening (each tea fitting best to one plate), superfood all around with the seaweed and the jiaogulan tea, a Chinese herbal tea that is meant to make you live forever, and the question: who ate the dumpling that was stuffed with a wasabi nut and was meant to crown the emperor of the night?

  • Joan J. sagt:

    How lovely! My hubbie was so inspired he made a seaweed salad yesterday. It wasn’t easy to get, so he found the dried algae sheets online. We didn’t match your tea variety though: Just Jasmine *g*



    Mixtape: Back to Start

    Mixtape January 2017 Back to start Metterschling 2017

    January 2017 Mixtape Back to Start Metterschling 2017

    1. Death of the Ego – Jozef van Wissem
    2. Some Sunsick Day – Morgan Delt
    3. You (Radio Edit) – L’aupaire
    4. All the Things – Dual Core
    5. Impossible Things – Looper
    6. X-Hale – Pupkulies und Rebecca
    7. Murmelbahn – Schnipo Schranke
    8. Panama – The Avener
    9. Revival! – Me Phi Me
    10. Champagner & Schnittchen – Käptn Peng feat. Die Tentakel von Delphi
    11. Tindermatch – Antilopen Gang
    12. Y Ahora Tu – Up, Bustle & Out


  • Christian sagt:

    Juhuu, ein neues Mixtape! Gerade habe ich die Füße hochgelegt und fertig gehört. Wie immer wieder eine tolle uns abwechslungsreiche Auswahl, meine +1: X-Hale, Panama und vielleicht All the Things aber das ist etwas überproduziert. Danke, danke, danke!



    Afternoon tea: scones, jasmin pearls and sandwiches

    Afternoon tea with scones

    One British tradition I really love is afternoon tea.

    afternoon tea with scones

    Well, this is my version: traditional scones wit strawberry jam and clotted cream accompanied by hummus cucumber sandwiches with cress and tuna tomato lime sanwiches. As tea I chose jasmin pearl tea.

    Luckily we have an English teashop here where I can get clotted cream and the jasmin pearls. Visiting The English Tearoom is like diving into another world – keeping everyday stress outside and calming down while sipping on a freshly boiled tea and talking to the lovely owners Lynn and Christian before deciding what to buy.

    Ingredients for the scones:
    - 2 eggs
    - 50 g of white sugar
    - one pinch of salt
    - 100 g soft butter
    - 100 ml of whole milk
    - 300 g plain white flour
    - 2 tbsp. baking soda

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees centigrade (gas 5)
    2. Beat one egg, one egg yolk and sugar for two minutes to a foam
    3. Combine with salt, butter, milk, flour and baking soda
    4. Spread the dough on a flourly surface about two centimetres thick and punch out round scones with a diametre of about five centimetres
    5. Put the scones on a tray with baking paper and brush with the remaining egg white
    6. Bake for 10 to 15 min. until the scones reached the desired light brown colour.

    Serve them freshly out of the oven with clotted cream and jam.



    -12 Centigrade: Gettn’ cosy inside

    knitting a beanie Metterschling 2017

    Hardly any market stalls on this Saturday with freezing -12 centigrade outside. But I am proud I made myself go outside to grab some winterly flowers. Back home I continued with my knitting piece. For many knitting a beanie might be routine but for me it is my first creative challenge of the year – my first round circle knitting piece – a beanie for my love. Well, originally it should have been this pattern, but I somehow did it wrong so I go on with my interpretation and hope it will be a beanie in the end (that fits). I chose baby alpaca yarn in creme and marine colour for it.

    Every once in a while I snack one of those tasty roasted almonds and chocolate prezels out of this cute ceramic bowl. I got both of them from our friends for christmas. I really need to know how they roasted those almonds.

    winterly flowers

    Every time I go to the flower market I find seasonal flowers I haven’t seen before and I fall in love with. I hope those little surprises will never end.

  • Joan J. sagt:

    How beautiful! The flowers look so lovely contrasted against the white boards – postcard perfect.



    New Year’s oufit for London


    New year's outfit Metterschling 2016

    Incense Hut by Forged & Found

    In few hours I am heading off to London to visit my dear friends Medi and Dave for New Year’s. I am so excited and looking forward to some relaxing and inspiring days in bohemian London.

    1. Necklace from Isabel Marant that I found at Ave
    2. Black hightech turtleneck by UNIQLO
    3. Incense hut by Forged & Found. My favourite flavour is pine scent that I buy from our local christmas market.
    4. Tacel Skirt with a dotted print by GESTUZ
    5. White “Joanne” sneakers by Won Hundred that I bought in February at Hutspot in Amsterdam

    Wishing you all the best start for 2017!

  • Lisa sagt:

    Rock London lovely lady!



    November Mixtape: Rollercoaster of life

    Mixtape November 2016 Rollercoaster of life Metterschling 2016

    November Mixtape 2016: Rollercoaster of life Metterschling

    1. Mother Earth – Jonah Lake
    2. Hard to Clean – Chook Race
    3. On ira tous au paradis – Da Silva
    4. Elle ne t’aime pas – La Femme
    5. Sie mögen sich – Shaban & Käptn Peng
    6. Statistics (feat. Invincible) – The Left
    7. Chains – R.A. The Rugged Man
    8. Dancing with the moon – Balkan Beat Box
    9. Happened from the Void – LeRoy
    10. Liebes Leben – Käptn Peng & Die Tentakel von Delphi
    11. You want it darker – Leonard Cohen

    Also take a look at the very cute hand scribbled video of Shaban & Käptn Peng’s song “Sie mögen sich”:

  • Joan J. sagt:

    Seems like I have to learn german ^^ Even tho I don’t understand a word of it Kaptn Peng is soooo cute! Thanks a lot, I’ll listen to the whole mix on my amtrak to seattle next week ^^

  • Jonah Lake sagt:

    Thanks for spreading the vibe :) Peace and love! / Jonah Lake

  • Doro G. sagt:

    Good vibes are always welcome! Keep the spirit ;)



    Roasted eggplant with fresh herbs and honey

    Roasted eggplant with fresh herbs and honey Metterschling November 2016

    A perfect snack on a weekend, after a long breakfast, before a massive dinner or as a starter…

    First recipe I tried from the cookbook “Chili” I got from a friend. Very easy to make but providing new flavours for your tongue…

    Ingredients (snack for two persons):
    - 2 eggplants
    - olive oil
    - ground salt and pepper
    - half a lemon
    - five fresh branches of basil, peppermint and parsley
    - runny honey

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Cut the eggplants into one cm thick slices and brush them from both sides with a little bit of olive oil and add pepper and salt. Put the slices on baking paper in the oven. After ten minutes flip them over.
    2. In the meantime: Finely chop the herbs, grind the lemon skin and squeeze out the juice.
    3. Remove the eggplants from the oven and put them on a plate. Add the lemon juice, honey, lemon skin and herbs equally to all slices. Let it sit for 30 min more to let all the flavours soak into the eggplant.
    4. Enjoy the dish with some crusty “Simit” (The Turkish version of a sesame donut) and hummus.

    I drank a Turkish apple tea with it…

  • Nina sagt:

    Une photo merveilleuse – Miam miam…



    A vida portuguesa for home

    A vida portuguesa Metterschling Portugal 2016

    1. This cup has a long life behind it before I found it at the little vintage shop Muito Muito in Lisbon at the LX Factory and it already experienced new adventures with me as noodle pot, fresh verbena tea cup and herb holder during our road trip. Now it’s a plant pot for one of my succulents.

    2. From which house of Porto might this tile be from? I will never know but now it will be at a special place in my home. I found it at a really cool little shop in a quiet side-street of Porto called Coração Alcerim.

    3. This soap from A vida Portuguesa is made of donkey milk which is meant to keep your skin not only clean but moist. We will see.  I just liked the design so much.

    4. A little box made from a shell. A very clever idea. It will shelter my most important ring when not on my hand.

    5.  I really like the design of this postcard featuring a children’s book illustration. It says: What’s difficult becomes easy. Well, is life not just a game where we constantly enter a new level getting new challenges to overcome? I will try to constantly remind myself of this picture which symbolizes confidence: Don’t worry you will make it. I found the postcard at A vida Portuguesa.



    Mixtape: Let’s Fall

    Mixtape Let's Fall Metterschling October 2016
    Mixtape Let's Fall Metterschling October 2016

    1. To Binge (feat. Little Dragon) – Gorillaz
    2. Femme – Le Couleur
    3. Like the Moon – Future Islands
    4. Les pensées – The Architect
    5. Swing Sweet Pussycat – The Atomic Fireballs
    6. One Way – Bloodhound Gang
    7. Jerusalem – Alpha Blondy & The Wailers
    8. In the Woods – Hugo Kunt
    9. I’d love you to want me – Lobo
    10. Gold to Straw – Oum Shatt
    11. A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum
    12. Aldebaran – Armen Miran
    13. Connaisseur – Olderic
    14. Du hast mich nie geliebt – Isolation Berlin

  • Christian sagt:

    Super, ein neues Mixtape! Hab’ mich schon darauf gefreut! Gleich mal spotten, dann geb’ ich meinen senf ab *g*

  • Christian sagt:

    Superschöner Mix mal wieder. Warten hat sich gelohnt! #FTW Meine Fav’s: 13, 1 und (!???) 7