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G O A L ! …..

“……… I DO THIS, MY WAY! …..”

G O A L ! …..

….. and my version of German Zwiebelkuchen.

As most (if not all) of you know by now the Football World Championship is on.

Last Sunday the match was Germany vs Mexico.

Jo and I settled down in front of our TV anticipating (and keeping fingers crossed) that Germany would beat Mexico, although by a narrow margin.

But what disappointment was in store for us. I am no football expert but it looked like the Germans played a game not up to their usual standard and their fans expectations.

And so when the first goal came in the first half – it was for Mexico.

Jubilation on their side, despair on my home country’s side!

And despite a bit more effort in the second half and a few near (goal) misses, the game ended 0:1.

Congratulations Mexico and ‘better luck next time’ Germany!

And since I did not want to spend too much time in the kitchen I made one of our long time ‘fast food’ dishes. No pizza for us – I cannot remember ever having eaten a pizza on our many trips to Italy or anywhere else. But ‘Zwiebelkuchen’ (Onion cake) – now that is a different matter.

So here my recipe I like to share with you:

Ingredients

225 g flour
110 ml water
25 g butter
1 pack (2 tsp) dry yeast
Pinch of salt and sugar.
And for the Filling:
400 g Onions, thinly sliced
150 g Bacon, cut into small cubes
1 Tbsp Oil
2 Eggs
100 ml cream
125 g Cheese (I used Cheddar), grated
Salt, Nutmeg, Pepper, to taste

And this is how I made it:

In a bowl mix flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Once done add the cold water and the softened butter and knead this into a dough. Let this rest for app 30 minutes.

Roll out the dough and line a Quiche-dish, which you have buttered before, (if you double this recipe then it’s better to use a baking sheet).

In a bowl mix together eggs, cream, salt, nutmeg and pepper.

Now heat up the butter and some oil and add the onions and bacon frying this mixture only until colour changes slightly. Remove pan from fire and add egg/cream mixture. Check your spices.

Now add everything on top of the dough lined dish, sprinkle a generous amount of cheese over this.

Bake in the preheated oven at 200 C ca. 30 minutes.

Serve with a nice dry white wine or a lovely chilled beer. Prost!!!

That’s it – enjoy.

Namaskaram
Carina

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HELLO THERE !

Tuesday, 14th January, 2014 was a very special day for us. On one hand we were of course sad that our one month stay in Bangkok again had come to an end and we were on our way home – on the other hand, it was also the day my friend Jean left ‘at the crack of dawn’ to go to Hospital to give birth to the long awaited 3rd child into her lovely family.
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The last couple of weeks were a bit tiresome, to say the least, for her – the baby kicking like mad which made all of us believe that she would give birth to another future football champion.
2 Ken
But Oh boy (hic) were we mistaken – Jean gave birth to a beautiful little girl,

GEMMA GRACE
3 Ken
4 Ken
5 Ken
All is well and we cannot wait to see this little bundle of joy next month when we will be back in Bangkok again.
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I like to share a few photographs which I took by the Pool just a couple of days before her arrival. Kieran – talking to his future ‘baby brother’ whilst Samantha (Sam) kept singing little songs to her ‘baby sister’. But now they are both just happy to have their baby at home.

Carina

Photographs: Manningtreearchive
Photographs of Baby taken by a very proud Dad.

Monsoon Football

Wonderful – the Monsoon rains bring much needed relief from the heat, but of course, amongst other things, creates havoc on the roads!

But look here, those youngsters in Fort Cochin were not put off by the heavy downpours (I was – I stayed in the car, :)) and played their football games with vigour.

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It was great fun just to sit in the car and watch them.

Carina 🙂