Ah, poached eggs for a weekend breakfast. It’s not on many menues in Berlin, and if, it’s not necessarily well made. Which means perfectly poached, with a runny yolk that’s hardened around the edges and a tasty Hollandaise with the perfect tartness of lemon. And I think I found a personal favorit this past Easter weekend, when I went to Chipps, the deli–restaurant owned by the makers of club Cookies and its restaurant Cookies & Cream
Author: Mary Scherpe
Although we’re currently living under ice in Berlin with temperatures around zero degrees, this city is blessed with nonstop sunshine and blue sky, rising my anticipation for higher temperatures, blossoming trees and that particular spring scent. In case you don’t yet have the perfect sunglasses for this frenetic, bright sunshine, I strongly suggest to visit Lunettes Selection.
Visiting Nella and Martin in her Mitte Plattenbau flat turned out to be the perfect Saturday activity – while having a coffee and chat with Nella, her daughter Tessa decided to build a road of books from the living room all the way to the kitchen, and finally invited us for a game of Mensch ärgere Dich nicht, a classic German board game.
WHEN TEMPERATURES RISE ABOVE 10 DEGREES
GIF-Tumblrs about living in Berlin are the thing on the local internet right now: When You Live In Berlin and When You Really Live in Berlin compete for your approving laughs with their daily new puns. Seeing the hilarious video of me and my sun seeking companions attempting to do something that resembles Hula in Hawaii, I knew this had to be GIFified.
During my stay in Hawaii for ASAP Beetle, I had the chance to visit a traditional taro farm to learn more about the production of this root vegetable that is so often used in the traditional Hawaiian kitchen. I was invited by Na Mea Kupono, a Lo’i Kalo (taro farm in Hawaiian) concerned not only with growing taro, but also with maintaining the knowledge and stories attached to it, to keep a culture alive, that’s about to disappear.