summer cravings // anything rhubarb

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All my life I had rhubarb maybe once or twice during rhubarb season and that was fine. But this year is different. For weeks I am obsessed with rhubarb, in particular with rhubarb and vanilla pudding and homemade rhubarb lemonade. I know, it’s no fancy food at all, more like a grandma-ish kind of treat. However, I was thinking, you might be interested in my easy peasy recipes for rhubarb snacks and drinks.


RHUBARB VANILLA PUDDING

You will need:

1/2 l milk

vanilla pudding powder (I use this one)

1/2 kg rhubarb

1 cup raw sugar (or less)

And here is how to make it in 10 minutes:

Peel your rhubarb and cut it into small slices.

Put the slices into a pot, add water until all of the slices are covered, add half a cup sugar and bring everything to boil.

Let it boil for about five minutes.

Meanwhile prepare the pudding as suggested on the package, use the milk and remaining sugar.


HOMEMADE RHUBARB LEMONADE

Pour the cooked rhubarb through a sieve over a large jug. You now have pure rhubarb juice. Add as much mineral water as you prefer and also if you like more sugar or any other sweetener.

Voilá, here is your homemade rhubarb lemonade.


Now put your rhubarb into one big bowl or several little glasses and add the warm vanilla pudding.

And here we go, your sweet’n’sour dessert is ready to eat. I like to eat mine right away when it is still warm, but you can also have it cold on the next day or – what is really cool – hot (vanilla pudding) and cold (rhubarb), if you split the working steps of this recipe.

Enjoy! :-)

beetroot // summer energy drink

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I always think of beetroot as some kind of winter vegetable. But when spring arrived this year and I felt very tired and really sluggish, I was thinking I might need some extra iron to increase my energy level. So I came up with the idea of this beetroot drink that–now that summer is here–also makes a good snack to go for hotter days, because with the cucumber and lemon it is very refreshing and with the beetroot and carrot also pretty satisfying. Not to mention all of the vitamins and the good effects a hydrous nutrition (cucumber) and eating carrots (beta carotene) will have on your skin.


BEETROOT DRINK

You will need: 

2 pieces of beetroot

1 carrot

1/4 cucumber

4 lettuce leaves

1 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 lemon

salt and pepper to taste

And here is how to make it in 5 minutes:

Wash your veggies carefully, peel the beetroot and carrot.

Cut every veggie in medium-sized slices and put them in your blender. Add the olive oil and the juice from the lemon. Then add some fresh water until all the veggies are covered. Mix everything.

In the end, add salt and pepper as much as you like.

Enjoy! :-)


PS: If you would like to have a juice out of these veggies, just pour this drink right through a sieve or just use a juicer if you have one.

PPS: Also, this weekend there is the 25th WGT happening in LEipzig. The previous years, right from the beginning, I was involved–first as a visitor, and since 2001 as a DJane as well. For several reasons, this year is the first time that I do not support this event. So in case you miss my appearance, feel free to listen to my tunes on mixcloud (e.g. this one).

hendekagon // a space traveller’s guide to haumea

Hello music lovers, today I proudly (and exclusively!) present the video Hendekagon – A Space Traveller’s Guide to Haumea Pt. 1.0–the first part of Ro’s new project that was presented this week with a total five-hour audiovisual performance as a new outcome of our artist’s community Adventurous Music.

The whole mix is based on a consistent concept starting with a super chilly one hour Ambient set. When I was watching this part for the very first time, I totally got in a trance-like state of mind. It felt as calming as sitting on a beach watching the sea or in front of a mesmerizing campfire–a pretty cool experience I’ve had right in my living room.

And this is only the beginning, ’cause after that intro the set takes you gently on a journey through time and space along with some of the greatest artists time being in Electronica, Dub, and Techno feat. Autechre, the Hypnus and Kabalion labels and many more. Feel free to go with the flow and move to the beat until another round of Ambient sound smoothly brings you right back home.

So if you are hooked after watching this video, missed the show or would like to revive it, you can get the full audio experience right here on Ro’s blog.

Have a good time! :-)