Christmas cookies and childhood memories.
Like every year, it starts with a list. What christmas cookies are we going to bake? The choice is tough: family classics, personal favorites and something new to try out have all to make it to the list. After browsing books for recipes, we settle for a handful of cookies to bake. And this year I smuggled in one of my personal favorites: hazelnut kisses! An easy recipe, passed down to me by my mum, a treasure, almost a heirloom. Enjoy!
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Caffeine: the delicious drug.
Let’s talk about the non-scientific stuff first. I love both, tea and coffee. I have a cup of tea (caffeine-free roiboos) every day in the morning followed by a cold brew done with 100% Robusta coffee bean Sumatra Ascogo roasted at one of Vienna’s best coffee roasters (Kafferösterei Alt Wien). Once a week we have also our Forza Napoli with a high percentage of Robusta at Nicholas Franze’s cafe. Matcha scores also high on our favorites (check out Cha No Ma for gorgeous matcha, if you are in Vienna). But is caffeine ok in a healthy lifestyle? And, most important, how much?
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As temperatures climb above the 30°C threshold, my mood goes down and all I want is a cool place to relax and some sort of icecream. This recipe at least solves the icecream problem in an extremely calorie friendly manner, taking you right to Rome for a locat treat. Refreshing, easy to make and always welcome during summer. Try it out and thank me later!
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