Violet edition: Energy food

Clew’s recent colour musings have been leading up to this magnificent colour: Violet. Violet as in creativity, poetry, flowers, mystery, expectation…and Clew. Violet is Clew’s colour, and it is often regarded as the colour of wisdom and creativity. So our 3rd anniversary edition (already!) will revive some of our old words of wisdom and creativity. This is […]

Homemade sweets for Christmas

Here are a few quick ideas for festive family fun in the kitchen:

RAW!

Sushi artists at work – captured by Clew photographer Lisbeth. Or… “I’m not making art, I’m making sushi.” – Masaharu Morimoto (the Iron Chef) “In Japanese sushi restaurants, a lot of sushi chefs talk too much.” -Masa Takayama (owner of 3 star Michelin restaurant Masa in Manhattan) “Kids are now eating things like edamame and sushi. […]

Wonderland in Rotterdam

The Markthal in Rotterdam is not only one of the most recent market hall contributions, but quite possibly one of the coolest. This astonishing piece of arched architecture features a ceiling of giant fruits, vegetables and flowers bursting with colours, and combined with regular sized ones in the stalls on the ground, alongside exotic delicacies,  they will transport you  to the […]

Say cheese (cake)!

There are so many fantastic recipes for amazing cheesecakes, and surprisingly enough most of them are really easy to make. Also, because of its dense creamy texture it is almost impossible to fail. And personally I think cracks in the cheesy top part are just adorable.

Pure pleasure: Chocolate

You all know the phrase “how many pairs of shoes can a girl have?” – well, with me it is “how many chocolate cake recipes can a girl have?” I seem to have collected a rather large number over the years. And they are really all quite different, from the quick mix quick cook gooey […]

The pancake layer cake

Great food is all about the presentation. If you have friends over and serve pancakes – that’s nice! But if you surprise them with a stacked pancake layer cake they will be impressed! The extra effort is so small – but the result looks amazing. You don’t even have to be very talented to manage […]

How far would you go…

…for ice cream? Clew’s Alison will definitely make a detour: Is being in the Rollingergrund near Merl? Does it make sense taking a detour through Merl from Kirchberg to Bridel? I can find lots of excuses to reply yes to these questions. Why? Because if I am passing through Merl between midday and 8pm it […]

Grain free breakfast

You are probably aware that slices of toast, croissants or Danish pastry aren’t the best options for a healthy breakfast. However this does not mean that a good, filling and healthy breakfast has to be boring! The following recipe is one of the most loved recipes on my blog – and the most common breakfast […]

Creative & colorful kitchen

Spring is here, and we are tempted and maybe inspired by all the bright colors popping up around us. Here is a very easy way of implementing some more color in the kitchen – all natural and no chemicals used.