September 29, 2012

Sailing Aphrodite - A Perfect End of Summer

On Monday, my wife and I were privilege to a nice little event that would mark the perfect ending of this year's summer.
Captain Aent Kingma of the Brigg 'Aphrodite' was leaving the Baltic Sea to take the ship to its winter quarter in the Netherlands. And we were invited!
It was a nice little trip from Sartorikai in Kiel through the locks at Kiel-Holtenau, where we met up with the 'Alexander v. Humboldt II', which was a pretty amazing sight, to the harbor of Rendsburg.
Rendsburg is about halfway through the Kiel-Canal, so it took about 6 hours to get there.

This trip aboard the 'Aphrodite' really was a perfect ending for the summer. A summer that included lots of sailing, lot of ocean and water, and making new friends.

Here are the photos:

Food Porn. (4)

Last weekend, we had another evening of cooking fine food with good friends.
The evening's theme was fish, so we hit the cook books and looked for inspiration.
After "free-cooking" without recipes the last couple of times, this time we primarily kept to the recipes we found and only altered a few things.
The result was that we learned tons of new stuff about cooking. It's really exciting to try out new stuff and learn to cook things you never even thought about.

Anyway, what came out on Saturday was a taste explosion.We started cooking at around 6:30pm and finished eating at about 2:30am.

Here are the photos:

Creamy Crab Soup

Tiger Shrimps on Black Noodles with Saffron Sauce and Mango-Basil-Chutney

Main Course:
Seabass on Champagne Cabbage with Grapes, Bacon and Croutons

Vanilla Junket with Drunken Fruit and Crunchy Leaves

September 23, 2012

I like Kiel. Part 4.

Last Sunday my wife and I took the harbor ferry over to Kiel's "East Coast" to enjoy the last warm rays of sun this summer.
There was a strong wind blowing which made the clouds paint really dramtic images in the sky.
It was a wonderful day with blue skies, white clouds, sailing ships and the sea.

September 9, 2012

Food Porn. (3)

Das Motto unseres gestrigen Koch-Abends war "Schwein gehabt".
Also sollte es ein paar sehr leckere kleine Schweinereien geben. Alles völlig frei improvisiert und zubereitet.
Ablauf wie immer: Bier trinken, Beschluss fassen, was gekocht wird, einkaufen gehen, wiederkommen, Bier trinken, Zigarette rauchen und anfangen mit kochen.

Hier die Speisen des Abends:

Schweinische Kartoffelsuppe mit Bacon, Steinpilzen und Petersilie

Ferkelei in Nektarinen

Pottsau mit Apfel und Zwiebeln

Schweineöhrchen an Vanilleeis

Natürlich gibt es auch von diesem Abend ein Videodokument, welches ich Euch nicht vorenthalten möchte:

Rezepte kann ich für diese Speisen nicht zur Verfügung stellen - alles ist selbst erdacht und gekocht, aber ich helfe gerne mit Ideen weiter :)

September 5, 2012

Playing with Photos. Part 8.

Here are a couple of new photos I've played with in the last couple of days using various apps, from Camera+ (App Store Link) over Rays (App Store Link) to Snapseed (App Store Link), throwing in a little Scratchcam (App Store Link) and Instagram here and there :)

Bridge over the Kiel Canal.

The Port of Kiel.

Tree growing out of a Wall in my Backyard.

The Road to my Parents' House.

Highway Tunnel in Kiel.

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