Postpartum shout-outs

Three plus years and two babies later, it’s time to get back to this. My last post was twelve days before my oldest was born. (Hello, spicy bean burgers!) I thought I’d start back with a shout-out to the folks who provided Sebastian and I with much welcomed food in the first days and  weeks after each baby was born, freeing us up to marvel at our newborns.

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Sour cherry and peach pie

If I had a pie shop, it would be called ‘Simple Simon’ and it would serve pie, good coffee and sandwiches by Tiffany for lunch.

A friend here in Berlin, who knows of my pie shop fantasies, emailed me to say he was going to visit a pie shop in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Hemingway’s Pie Factory and would let me know if they were any competition.

Suddenly, I was inspired to bake a pie.

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Summer lassis

All measurements can be adjusted as you like. These are so delicious that I can barely stop myself from drinking them in one long pull, especially the strawberry one when made with fresh sweet berries.

Mint Lassi

  • 1 cup loosely packed mint
  • 1/2 tsp toasted fennel seeds or less
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • sugar to taste, I usually add 1-2 tbsp
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 5 ice cubes
  • Litte bit of cream, totally optional

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