Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Look Who Turned 4

Yey, Rikki is now 4-years-old!

A day my girls cannot forget. Because it is also the same day every year that Nickolodeon Germany has declared a playtime date. What's that? It means there's no television program running between 1 to 5 p.m. If you turn to the Nickolodeon Channel, you'll find the words 'Go and Play Outside' on the TV screen.

Anyway, back to the birthday girl... here she is with her special cake made of chicken broth and spices from our garden.

Happy 4th Birthday, dear Rikki!
Patiently waiting to blow the candle :-)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sunday's Dinner: Cherries and Asparagus

It's the season for asparagus and cherries... so, we enjoyed them for our early Sunday dinner!

First my husband and IC drove to the next city to buy fresh asparagus tips and strawberries; then they raided our garden for the red, red, cherries!
freshly picked cherries from the garden

asparagus tips from the street stalls with sauce hollandaise and pancakes

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Black Forest Summer High

We've got a short break before the school starts, and here we are enjoying the sun and the water in our Black Forest camping ground.

Our dog and the girls decided to explore the river beside our pitch as soon as we arrived...

As soon as we arrived, Rikki jumped into the river to cool-off.

Yup, the silence and the coolness of the water, it's that inviting!

And then the girls joined in...

Friday, June 5, 2015

Not Yet Red is our Garden

So IC needs to finish her class' Tree Journal Project and we finally went down to check our garden. I think this is our first time to go down and really look around the backyard this year.

We know that it's a bit of a jungle, but we didn't realize that there's color coming out already! Look at the cherry tree!

And the strawberries are coming, too. In fact, IC and our dog, Rikki, already shared a few, freshly-picked pieces. I didn't go to the yellow plum area, I am sure there are fruits there, too.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Lucky to Have These Aromatic Bread Choices

These bread choices I would never have tasted, but because of our coffee and bake shop; I am enjoying their freshly-baked smell and savoring their taste.

No wonder my rice cooker has been taking a break :-)

SB-BackCafe's NEW bread choices: Crusty Bread, Traditional Rye Crusty Bread, Bear's Leek Scroll Bread, Bear's Leek (Bear Garlic) Scroll Bread, Bear's Leek (Bear Garlic) Baguette, and Ciabatta Baguette.