edamame // easy snack to go


Besides anything rhubarb, edamame (or soybean) with sea salt is the food I am craving this year. It’s my snack to go and I really cannot get enough of it. I have to eat it at least once a week.

I don’t know if it’s the taste or the easy method of preparation (bring water to boil > add edamame in a sieve > let it steam until it’s hot > put them in a bowl > add sea salt > ready to eat already!) or if it’s the unconventional way to eat it (I am a big fan of finger food). Perhaps it is the fact that although I don’t like beans that much I really like the taste of edamame and am totally full after eating a little bowl of it that keeps me satisfied for the rest of the day.

Well, all I knew was that edamame is rich in protein and holds a lot of omega-3 and -6 fatty acids which makes it a good veggie to keep your heart happy–as I recently learned. Two already convincing facts, right?

So, what is your healthy snack? I would like to know… :-)


reading // greta taubert’s im club der zeitmillionäre

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On last week’s Friday Ro and I kind of spontaneously went to the reading of Im Club der Zeitmillionäre (At The Club of Time Millionaires) by Greta Taubert. It was a pretty entertaining evening at Cafè Tunichtgut, one of our favorite restaurants in Leipzig, because the reading was combined with wonderful live music and a cool video performance as well.

I didn’t know much about the Leipzig-based author before, but during the evening I learned that she is a journalist who apparently likes to investigate uncommon things. In this book she describes her one-year-long search for a lifestyle that offers more time for the actual life and all things a person considers worthwhile and fun. Therefore she went to different places in Germany and other countries as well. She met fascinating people who switched from living a life dedicated to work to one with more leisure and time for the really important things. Not only that Greta Taubert interviewed those people, she tried “doing nothing all day long” on her own too. So the book holds a lot of interesting stories and is well-written with the right portion of humor (as far as I can tell from the reading).

Besides that, I also had to have this book because it partially takes place in the neighborhood where I grew up in. It was nice to hear that there is some kind of an existing and seemingly close and friendly community out there now where unfortunately not so much happened the first twenty years after the German reunion.

Well, now I am excited to read this book so be prepared for a review on that one sometime soon!

refreshment // sorbet-ish mango coconut turmeric ice cream


Summer is not over yet. Although it’s pretty cold and rainy while I am writing this post, the forecast says, that there is another heat wave coming this weekend. Therefore I thought I post this sorbet-ish ice cream idea I had a couple of weeks ago.

At first I wanted to make a real ice cream. I used a good recipe and adjusted it a bit according to the ingredients I had in my fridge. In the end it turned out as something between a real sorbet and an almost ice cream or something like a milk drink or an almost shake. So that’s why I am just telling the ingredients I used instead of telling the amounts too.


You will need:


coconut water


turmeric powder

lime juice

agave syrup

And here is how to make it:

Peel the mango and cut it in little slices.

Add these slices to your blender and mix it with all the other ingredients except agave syrup and lime juice. These two ingredients are for extra taste and adding them depends on if you prefer your sorbet-ish ice cream more sour or sweet.

After mixing well and adding the agave syrup and lime juice put the mixture in a container and after that in your fridge.

And then: wait a couple (maybe four) hours and … enjoy! :-)

In the end I liked my slushy cream a lot ’cause it was really refreshing on a hot summer day. So will you try it?

synths // hendekagon’s excerpts from tind’s beyond the b-movies

Stranger Things got me! Synth music is actually not the music I prefer to listen to, but since watching these series I am kinda hooked. So in case you want to dive deeper in this music genre or get a sense of the variety of synth sounds, please enjoy this podcast which is the result of the recent cooperation between Hendekagon and TIND of Adventurous Music.