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7x7 blog award

Thanks to my lovely colleague Cassie from Food My Friend I got my first award and I feel very honoured. Thank you Cassie!

To begin this, I need to spell out the rules first:
1: Tell everyone something about yourself that nobody else knows.

I love spaghetti! That doesn't seem to be very unusual, in fact I believe it's quite a staple food in most countries but what makes it a little embarrassing is how I love it the most. Call it a childhood memory but every time I was sick my father would make me spaghetti with tomato sauce, melted butter and cut it for me in little pieces so that I could scoop it up with a spoon, as at that time I wasn't able to twist those long strings onto my fork. No fancy cheese or truffle oil. Just the good ol tomato sauce and butter - so good! It has to be Heinz though, everything else doesn't matter, it's a kids meal after all. I have definitely  outgrown such simple pleasures but I do tend to come back to it whenever I feel for comfort food.

 2: Link to a post I think fits the following categories: 

The Most Beautiful Piece:
I think this goes to Miss Barbie Dolly Varden Cake. I made this for the daughter of a friend and it was my first Barbie cake and I must say I am quite pleased with it. My daughter got a Barbie cake as well and now wants an unicorn cake which is very challenging. I am not sure if I can do that....

Most Helpful Piece:
Maybe my Germknoedel post. It's such a typical winter dish from Austria but also not very well known outside of Austria. It's such a typical dish you'll encounter when skiing in Austria and it will warm you and bring back all the energy as it is quite filling. It's not hard to make but thought it would be easier to understand with step photos since it's quite unusual. Would be interesting to know if there are other places (apart from Austria) where it is well known.

Most Popular Piece:

 That has to be the picture I took of my cherry clafoutis. Mind you they were yummy and are so easy to make.

 Most Controversial Piece:
 My Flammkuchen post most definitely as there is such a discussion around it on whether a German Flammkuchen uses yeast or not. Well, there are yummy recipes on both sides and I have yet to try a recipe without but know it will be more like a flatbread rather than "a cake". Whatever you use as a base, it's such a yummy fingerfood and more like a German-style pizza really, most often eaten at festivals all year round. 

I went to a friends place and we made a few Flammkuchen. She used the leftover dough the next morning to make a sweet breakfast Flammkuchen with apples and cinnamon sugar - that sounded very delicious too!

Most Surprisingly Successful Piece:

My Lebkuchenwuerfel post before Christmas 2011. Living in Australia has definitely influenced me in many ways and sometimes I am way less German I used too. On the other hand when it comes to traditions and celebrations I am still very true blue German. That's why I usually bake German Christmas cookies using German spices (if I can get my hands on it, such as Lebkuchengewuerz from Schwartau).

One of those beautiful cookies, well slices in this case, are Lebkuchenwuerfel. It has cloves, aniseed, cinnamon and cardamom in it and it fills the house with a beautiful smell. Hard to resist really even in summer ;-)

Most Underrated Piece:

My Halloween post last year. I think the bats made out of toilet paper rolls look so scary cute ;-)
plus the ghost cupcakes with fluffy marshmallow frosting.

Most Pride-worthy Piece:
That has to be the Easter production I did with Corina for s'more. Our first self-produced 
Easter e-mag

3: Pass this on to 7 fellow bloggers:

I'd like to pass this on to Meeta K.Wolf from What's for Lunch Honey?, Spiral Style
Peter from Souvlaki for the Soul, Jason at Daily Condor, Deeba Rajpal from Passionate About Baking both are fellow daring bakers, Brian Samuels from A thought for Food and Beatrice Peltre from La Tartine Gourmande, 


Deeba PAB said...

Gracias Kristin. Your work is beautiful and that cherry clafoutis is STUNNING! I am honoured to be included in your list here. Thank you!!

Spiral Style said...

Kristin, I am honored. Thank you for recognizing Spiral Style. I have been following your blog for a few months and found it while I was anticipating a trip to Australia. Love your photography and styling. It is inspiring.
Thanks so much.

Kristin said...

Hi Deeba and Spiral Style, thank you for lovely comments. I've always enjoyed your blogs and hope we stay in touch.