2016/11/29

Tarte Flambée / Flammkuchen

You're tired of pizza, but you still want to eat something bready with delicious toppings? Then you shoud try a Tarte Flambée! Tarte Flambée, or Flammkuchen, as we say in Germany, is a french-german dish made out of thin bread dough, crème fraîche and different spreads like leek, onions or bacon. 




My boyfriend and I do not exactly follow the traditional recipe, but if you want to make it the traditional way, you can find a recipe here. We exchange the dough with pizza dough because it simply saves time and therefore makes it a perfect weeknight dinner and instead of using crème fraîche, we're using a mixture of crème fraîche and soured cream to reduce the fat a little. You can replace the leek with onions or spring onions, we have tried and liked each variant. When you use onions or spring onions, you don't need to steam them before you put them on the tarte. 


Ingredients: 

1 packet of store-bought pizza dough
100g of crème fraîche
100g of soured cream
1 leek, finely sliced and steamed for about 10 minutes (you can also pop it in the microwave for two minutes or so)
200g of diced bacon
salt 
pepper

Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F. Place the pizza dough on a baking tray lined with parchement paper. If you like it a little more crispy, you can spread the dough a little more thinly. Take a fork and poke little holes in the dough so it will rise evenly. Put it in the oven and bake it for about 10 minutes. In the meantime, combine the soured cream and the crème fraîche and season it with salt and pepper. When the ten minutes are over, take the dough out of the oven and spread the soured cream/crème fraiche mixture. Top with the steamed leek and the diced bacon. Put it back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes. 

Enjoy your Tarte Flambée while it's still warm!

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2016/11/27

On The Blog Week Twenty

Hey there :) 

It's already the first sunday of advent. I hope you had a blessed weekend! Unfortunately, I didn't have the time to set up an advent wreath yet, but I will do so on the first of December. For today, a tea light in a glass will have to do. 

And it was Black Friday! I used the opportunity to order some hair accessoires from Lilla Rose which I had fancied for quite some time now and I'm planning to do a review of them once they arrive. Did you buy anything on Black Friday?


This week I shared a recipe for stuffed french toast and a post on secret relationships. I also added a page to my blog about the blogs I read

Have a wonderful week! I hope to see you all again soon. 







2016/11/26

Secret Relationships

Secret relationships can appear very romantic. They can be accompanied by an aura of excitement and a hint of forbiddance. It's what we long for, what we love in stories like "Romeo and Juliet" or "Dirty Dancing". But in real life, secret relationships can hurt a lot. At least for me, they have completely lost their atractiveness. 




2016/11/22

Stuffed French Toast

I love warm breakfasts! And when there's the possibility of having eggs, crispy toast, salty ham and gooey melted cheese all in one, I'm all in for that. Stuffed French Toast is one of my favourite breakfast treats and here's how to make it:




2016/11/20

On The Blog Week Nineteen

Hey there!

Another week has passed, a rather cold week this time. And I managed to upload two new posts again! 


The first post was the one that I had initially planned for last week, A Relationship Has To Make Me Happy All The Time.  And on Friday, I shared the DIY advent calendars that I did for my mom and my boyfriend. 

Thank you for reading the blog this week! I hope to see you all again next week. 

2016/11/18

DIY Advent Calendar


Advent calendars are one of my favorite things about Christmas! Each day a new little surprise, 24 days in a row. When I was a kid, my mother made an advent calendar for me and my sister where we would take turns on opening little bags of felt to find sweets and other little presents. When we got older, we both got store-bought advent calendars because we thought they were "cooler", but looking back, the one my mother made is the best one I've ever had. 

Now that I don't live at home anymore, things have changed a bit. Last year, I had an advent calendar with different chocolates in it. This year, I decided to do something different:

2016/11/15

A Relationship Has To Make Me Happy All The Time


A relationship is there to make you happy. Why else would you engage in romantic relationships? And when we're unhappy, it's time to move on or open up the relationship, because all our needs have to be met all the time, right? Unfortunately, it's not as easy as that... 

2016/11/13

On The Blog Week Eighteen

Hey there!



I initially planned two blog posts for this week, but I realized that I had to restructure one completely; and it's going to be published next week. That's why there was only one post this week, a Quick Snack Tip: Cinnamon Rolls. The other post on why a relationship is not (only) there so make somebody happy will be on the blog on Tuesday. At least I hope so. 

This week, I also participated in the Over The Moon Link Party for the first time. I want to thank everyone that visited me from over there! 

And as always, I hope to see you all again next week. 

2016/11/08

Quick Snack Tip: Cinnamon Rolls


This is another sweet treat that you can make in less than thirty minutes. And it's again vegan, if you don't use butter (You can find the vegan croissants here). 

I love cinnamon rolls! But on weekdays, I've never got the time to prepare the dough, so I was very happy when I had the idea of making them with puff pastry. And these were so delicious that my boyfriend asked me to prepare some more so he could share them with his co-workers the next week And of course I fulfilled his request with the greatest pleasure. 

2016/11/06

On The Blog Week Seventeen

Hey there :) 


Christmas is coming closer every day! I'm already a little stressed :D and brainstorming about presents and menus and Christmas-themed blog posts. But I am also looking forward to that time!

And there were two new posts on the blog this week! 

The first one was about the challenge of wearing only skirts and dresses. It has really changed the way I dressed and how I view myself as a woman. 

And on Saturday, I shared the new pages from my DIY Planner 2017. 

Thanks for stopping by this week :) I hope to see you again next week. 

2016/11/05

DIY Planner 2017 Part II

Today I wanted to show you my progess with my planner. In case you missed the first post, you can read it here: DIY Planner 2017. As I said, I want to draw/sketch something on every page, which makes 52 weeks plus a few extra pages. So far, I have completed 7 out of 52, and I've already planned and sketched some more. 

On the first pages of the planner, there's an overview for 2017 and 2018 as well as an overview of the holidays for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Since I never really use those pages, I decided to draw some princesses, or at least try to do it. 

If you're not interested in the princesses and cartoons, you can scroll down to see the other pictures on the inspirational quotes and verses that I did. 


2016/11/02

The Challenge: Wearing Skirts and Dresses for a Whole Month (or maybe a little longer?)

When I read the chapter on modesty in The Old Fashioned Way, an idea came to my mind. What would happen if I tried to wear only skirts and dresses for a week or even a month? Would I be able to do that? I wasn't even sure if I had enough modest skirts and dresses to pull that off! 

But at the end of June, I decided to give it a try.