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Rosi ich bin im Park

6 Mar

may i introduce:

my new favorite café ROSI ICH BIN IM PARK.

it is located in berlin neukölln and has a lovely owner, hannah, who puts all her love in this adorable place. in german we say “sie steckt all ihr herzblut hinein” which literally means “she puts all her heart blood in it”. i think it’s a beautiful term. and in this case, well, it fits!

when hannah restored the place she found a very old note in a roller shutter casing saying “Rosi ich bin im Park” (= Rosi, I’m in the park) and decided that should be the name for her place.

You find a beautiful variety of warm and cold drinks, excellent coffee, lovely cakes and small dishes. and it’s all either vegan or vegetarian.

once a month there’s a pub quiz (sorry, it’s in german!).

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the girl and the juice.

26 Feb

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after several feasts around christmas and new years and some alcoholic days throughout january, i got inspired by amanda who is juicefasting since january 1st. every time i saw her fruit/juice pics, i got a visual vitamin boost. and i wanted it too. in real life! i wanted to taste it and feel the energy flow down my throat. the more i looked at the photos of amanda’s juices or of the plates where she had the beautifully cut fruit on, i thought: ” yesss, juice is the new black!!!” i started to do some research and decided to go for the bosch mes 3000 juicer (sounds quite manly, doesn’t it? and it’s true, the bosch is a tough guy, standing strong even if you give him several beet roots and carrots and ginger. he squishes them all!)

and now i am juicefasting too. i started three weeks ago but other than amanda who is ONLY drinking juice, i replace 50% or 75% of my daily meals with juice.

at first i took my recipes from joe the reboot guy. www.rebootwithjoe.com 

after a while you get a feeling though what you can combine and what might taste yummy and you start to make up your own recipes.

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RAINBOW BRITE JUICE

  • 1 beet root
  • 3 oranges
  • 1 big carrots
  • ginger
  • 5 physalis
  • a small cup of rasberries

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PASTEL JUICE LOVE

  • 1 cucumber 
  • 6 cabbage leaves
  • 2 coriander stems
  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • 1 thumb size peace of fennel
  • 1/2 package of blueberries

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NOBODY PUTS BABY IN A CORNER JUICE

  • 1 bloodorange
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 teaspoon pollen
  • ginger
  • 1/3 honey melon

i can’t tell you any miracles that resulted out of my juicefasting action so far. but i can see some changes already:

after standing strong and healthy for 3 months now through the freezing and grey berlin winter, i finally managed to catch a cold now. and normally i am in a miserable state when that happens. it starts with a sore throat, then i get a fever and so forth. i don’t want to bore you with that. the good thing though is, it feels like i pass each stage of this nasty illness faster then i normally do. and what else should i ascribe this to than to my beautiful juices? which leads me to the next asset:

the beauty of the juice.

don’t you think that it looks like art? like a painting? like a color explosion? i find it soothing already to stare at my juice for a while after i made it. the juice is a poem.

one of my colleagues a very charming guy said to me: “what? you’re only drinking juice? you must stink like a cow after a while!” haha, we’re all bursting with laughter! and i can appease you, i don’t smell any different than i normally do (and my normal smell is: milk and honey with a slight hint of caramel, just so that you know).

another positive observation i made is: people frequently ask me if i’ve been on vacation and that i am glowing (even if i feel like s**t that day). my answer usually is ‘no’. and then they continue: “well, then you must be in love…”

me, smiling: “it must be the JUICE!”

f you decide to start a juice detox too or if you’ve already done it, tell me about your experiences. i’d love to know.

and here’s another nice boost juice for you.

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THE MEAN GREEN HULK

  • two hands full of fresh baby spinach
  • 2 apples
  • 1 stem of a cellery
  • 1 point of a knife chlorella
  • ginger
  • 1/3 of a medium size fennel

ENJOY ❤

a walk in the park.

9 Feb

A walk in the park
I’ve got to get some sense back into my head
I’m in the dark and I can’t see where I’m being led
I’d give the world to set the clock back
and act like a man
where can I turn
to save myself from this confusion
A walk in the park a step in the dark
a walk in the park a trip in the dark
I’m getting away escaping today
a walk in the park

i’m sure i planted some tunes in your head now, didn’t i? in germany we call it “ohrwurm” when you have a song stuck in your head. i once heard jason mraz call it song karma and i liked that expression too. but “ohrwurm” is better. “ohr” is the german word for “ear” and  a “wurm” is a “worm”. the song is basically a worm that glides into your ear and is stuck in your head afterwards. don’t you like that?

today i needed that walk in a park, so i called my dear friend marco and we went to our beautiful tiergarten. it used to be berlin’s largest park until the airport tempelhof has been closed down a few years ago and its’ airstrip has been turned into a park to the public.

i love the tiergarten in summer when the city is boiling hot but under the trees you always find a fresh breeze. i drive around with my bike there and discover little ponds and bridges. there’s something to be found for everyone, even a so-called “tuntenwiese” (“faglawn”), where the gay guys lay around all naked (yes yes, my fellow american friends, they are ALL naked!!!) and watch and cruise and so on.

as soon as we arrived there the sun came out and it was just a frosted white glittery fairytale stroll.

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Bildand when we had enough, we went to café am neuen see. a place i rediscovered a year ago. in the summer, you can sit outside in the beer garden by the lake, rent a boat and sail along with your date (it’s a cute first date place, i think). and in the winter time, you sit in the cozy pavilion that from the outside has a sixties charm, but on the inside looks like a cozy cabin with an open fire and a lot of wood. the cakes are delicious there, but you can also go for a lovely breakfast, pizza or a yummy steak. also a great place to observe people.

and then the sun went down and i thought: “i made some good memories today.”

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RED.

23 Jan

while floating (more or less) through my everyday life, i find myself attracted to red things in the past days.

i didn’t really realize it until i looked through my pic folder in my phone… and there they were: photos of snow, RED, snow, berlin skies, RED, berlin houses, RED, RED, friends, snow, RED, snow, RED, RED and so on…

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then there was my little break at work and the eye soothing graphic lines and… red.

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the red bench in the white vastness especially caught my eye.

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 if you ever happen to be in berlins city west, go and have asian food here. it is sooo good. there’s a studio around the corner and i love to spend my lunch break there.

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 sacred. 

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 there’s a lot of red where i work.

fire extinguisher is a quite a sexy word, i just figured. don’t you think? 😀

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 this could be a scene from a wes anderson movie.

it’s my director from my cartoon series all alone in his fish tank. poor guy.

which colors are you attracted to?

tomato red kisses to you

xxx

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