Usually, it becomes calmer in December for me and I can let all job matters wait until January. Of course, I still work until christmas but I don’t do organisational stuff in December anymore. However, this year I still recieve so many phone calls and messages which had to be answered immediately because of a job offer for me in January, so I get the needle somehow. Maybe I told you last year, this is my favorite season of the year and I love, love everything about christmas, so I really want and need to savour the whole christmas season. For me you can’t start to early with decorating, baking cookies and buying a christmas tree. Well, I still haven’t decorate our flat or our christmas tree, which we have just bought this week, but we visited the christmas market on the first day of opening and we have already baked the first christmas cookies, of course.
The first time I heard about that salt and sweet combo in desserts or sweets was in the 90’s sitcom “Friends” when Ross offers Phoebe a salt water taffy. Her reaction was “What the mother of crab is up with this stuff??? Oh god, is it a gum, food? What is the deal??? Oh, that’s nice… May I try the pink one?” And I was just thinking “Salt water what??? Taffy? Salty candies??? Ehhh!”. But on the other side, I was fascinated and it made me that curious that this scene stuck in my head over years. I mean I am talking about a sitcom from the 90’s and I still remember that scene! But unfortunately I never had the possibilty to try of that salt water taffy here in Germany.
The countdown to Christmas is running, there is less than a day left. Do you get all your christmas presents? Fortunately I do. But if you call yourself a food blogger (even if you are “only” a casual blogger), you are expected to give little gifts from the kitchen. Sadly, i was very busy during the last few weeks. And although I have been this week off, there have been so many things to be done like clean up our flat, do the laundry, buy groceries and so on (simply everything that came off badly recently and need to be done before holidays can start), that i have had no time to stay in my kitchen to cook jam or bake some more cookies (all the cookies, i have baked before are allready gone…). But lucky me, i have a last-minute recipe for German cinnamon roasted almonds (you can also use any other nuts), which are made in under 10 minutes.
If someone would ask me about the concept of this blog I could not find an exact answer, because i have not a real concept yet. Well, it is right that everything on this blog indicates it is going to be a food blog. But honestly i do not want to be comitted. It should be more a “everything that makes me happy”-blog. And standing in the kitchen (not all day of course ;-)) for cooking and baking is one of those things that makes me happy. I love to cut vegetables after work or whisk ingredients for cake on my weekend and leave all negativ thoughts behind me. It’s just relaxing for me…