Pani puri – my flashback to India

Something fresh like mint, something hot like chili  and something not identifiable. In other words: a taste explosion in your mouth. That’s how I would describe these little puris. Yesterday I had been at a street food festival where I discovered the little pani puri again – a flashback to my visit to India last year where…

Fruity? Enjoy an Orange-Vanilla-Tarte with thyme

Are you in favor of a taste explosion? And you love experimenting with fruits and herbs? Well, most likely you already tried the combination of strawberries and mint or tangerine with cinnamon… So what do you think about fruity, fresh oranges with a flavor of vanilla and thyme on a crunchy dough? It’s really worth…

Tallinn – the city of contrasts

Most likely Toompea is the greatest place to start exploring Esotnia’s capital. Form here you have a fantastic view over the whole city.  Located right in its center, this limestone hill had first been populated in 1227 when the German Knights of the Sword built the stone fortress. The 7 ha’s are full of history: old buildings, narrow streets,  impressing churches like the…

Tallinn – Coasting by bike

Sunshine, 22°C and a light breeze from the sea – are there better conditions for biking along the coast?  So it was a fast decision to walk to the old city center of Tallinn and to rent two bikes at City Bike Tallinn. Our Estonian biking ‘adventure’ could begin. Once moving out of the city and leaving the cruise…

Tallinn – books, galleries & museums

Tallinn’s affinity for books, design and art already hit me when I stepped out of the plane. I was walking across the terminal and became totally surprised to see a library with lounge furniture, gates designed like a pub or a huge interactive map of Estonia. I almost had a feeling like relaxing at home. And…

Tallinn – food? Excellent food!

Hapukapsasupp, Kali, Kama and Kilud are just a few typical Estonian dishes belonging to a cross over kitchen between Russian, German and Scandinavian with its own character. Traditionally farmer families were eating a lot of fish, rutabaga, cereals and brown bread. Many folksy dishes like aspic, sauerkraut or black pudding survived until today. If you’re…

Roses? Apple roses!

There’s definitely a fruit that tastes all year round: apples! Apples, originated in Central Asia, have been grown for thousands of years. In many cultures, they have religious and mythological significance: just think about the forbidden fruit of garden Eden. Today, about 85 million tons of these delicious fruits are produces every year, nearly half of it…

Spring time is Strawberry time

Who doesn’t love strawberries? Imagine a lovely sweet aroma, a bright red color and juicy texture – simply a fruit you just can’t get enough from. For me these are strawberries. Every year when they appear at the markets and supermarket shelves they are catching my eyes and set my heart aflutter. Not for nothing strawberries…