• a plate with Halloween shaped pasta and eyeballs made from mozzarella on a dark background
    food,  pasta,  seasonal,  seasonal & holidays

    Halloween Eyeball Pasta

    Whenever I looked at the calendar during those past weeks, I was shocked to see that it was already September. It was just too hot, too dry, and it certainly didn’t feel like autumn, at all. While we had a cool and rainy August, September turned out unbearably hot this year. It just didn’t feel right to post anything Halloween related, yet. I missed the feeling of autumn, when the heat of summer comes to an end and it feels like things are slowing down just a bit. Yesterday, that finally happened. There was a chill in the air, the sky grey and overcast, and at night, I snuggled into…

  • cake,  themed party

    preview: throwing a “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” party

    Ha! I bet you thought I was gone again! While I can’t promise this won’t happen again due to… life, the universe, and everything, I am back with a new post, even if I’m a little late this time. See what I did there? Yes, that was a “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” reference, and yes, that means I totally turned 42 this year and had a belated celebration of said event last week. And for every sci-fi geek like me, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to throw a “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” birthday party. Because, as it is widely known, in Douglas Adams’ cult classic novel, 42 is…

  • autumn pizza with brie, salami and pear on a black baking tray
    food,  pizza,  seasonal

    brie & pear autumn pizza

    It’s September. As summer slowly comes to an end and the days get shorter, autumn arrives. I just love those late summer and early autumn days. The light has a different quality to it. It somehow feels like the light gets warmer as the days gradually get colder. We get the first chill nights. A certain melancholy and darkness is creeping into things. To me, it’s like being able to breathe freely again after the summer months. Now, we didn’t have a particularly hot summer this year. It was rainy and cool. But even the hot days we had were exhausting. I tend to suffer a little in the heat…