In Germany, the days from May 11 to May 15 are called ‘Ice Saints’, as these days are rumoured to bring a brief spell of colder weather. I’d like to think that this is just an old urban myth, but the past few days have really been freaking cold! I’m talking about freezing ground and snow during some nights. In May! I’m so not amused.
As usual, this nasty cold (and rainy) weather has made me crave soups, stews, and other comfort foods.
My usual breakfast. No, I’m not sick of it yet, I’m still loving it. A lot.
I don’t know why, but I have been craving pancakes lately. German pancakes are quite different from the American version, as they are thinner, bigger, and a little bland. They are like a blank canvas, ready to be filled with all kinds of delicious things, either savory or sweet. This time I decided to fill them with cheese, served with a quick tomato salad on the side. Believe it or not, I even have a recipe for my favorite pancakes!
Whenever I make pancakes I like to make a really big batch, so that I have leftovers. What the heck do you do with leftover pancakes? You cut them up and put them into soup! I know, the idea of pancake stripes floating around in vegetable broth sounds weird, but it’s delicious, I promise. And guess what, I also have a recipe for pancake soup. Tadaaa!
In my opinion, a day is not complete without dessert. A while ago I found a frozen fruit salad mix at my local grocery store. It contains mangoes, peaches, grapes, plums, raspberries, and maybe some other fruits that I can’t remember at the moment. I does not contain any added sugar, but is sweetened with concentrated fruit juice instead. That said, it’s still very sweet, so I always mix it with some plain yogurt. I guess my sweet tooth isn’t that sweet anymore. Fascinating! (Not really.)
Anyway, the Ice Saints are over now, and I really hope that the weather will warm up a little, so that I can show you some pretty and tasty salad creations next Wednesday.