Thursday, December 27, 2012

Last days of 2012 
gaumenperlen reader´s digest:-)
Christmas is over, leaving us with a wonderfully warm spring-like day today. Yesterday I cooked for two dear friends: a nice little codfish filet on spicy fennel carrot vegetables – baked in the oven wrapped into paper. It was a marvellous evening. We started our dinner with a fantastic cremant and little lukewarm puff pastry with cheese. Then we continued with a endive and pear salad and a little quiche followed by the main dish - the codfish.
For dessert we had the gaumenperlen chocolate cake besides a lukewarm vanilla-orange double cream. I need sportive excercise. Immediately!.-)

gaumenperlen tasting event No 5
At the second of December 2012 the annual gaumenperlen tasting event - the No 5 - took place in the wonderful juwellery gallery of EVA NIEMAND in Berlin Mitte.
Thank you EVA and all the best girls and boys Vicky, Regina, Holger + Axel! Your support was unbelievable! It was a very nice evening - thank`s to all the marvellous guests tasting, talking and appreciating new and well-known gaumenperlen. Nearly sold out this year: Pear Jam with lemon grass and cardamon. I´m very glad, that there are a few glasses of the best stuff left on my kitchen shelves.

last dinner in 2012
Saturday night I will cook the last dinner for friends in 2012. It will be meat for the boys:-) Do not know what and how at the moment. I am a bit indecisive what to cook and above all about the "flow" of the menu. May be we start with a little slice of baked oven potatoe with a lavendel-garlic-chili-dip? Or I ´ll prepare a few goat cheese crustinos with fresh oregano and a salty-spicy pear drop above - made  out of gaumenperlen pear jam? I will see tomorrow.
Sometimes I dream menues, so let´s wait until dawn.:-)

the 2012 quick wrap-up
For all my friends  - including me - 2012 was one of the harder and more demanding years: comprising 12 crazy month, changing a lot of basic perspectives, combining antagonistic incidents, a few lost dreams and a lot of new ideas - keeping us all under a permanent power pressure feeling good and a bit sad mostly at the same time.

2012 was the chinese dragon year. 2013 will be the year of the water snake. I´m really looking forward to a bit more routine, to a long travel holiday and to spending a lot more time with the very dear friends of mine - the ones of the inner circle.-)

Wish you all the best for 2013! Hope to see you soon! I´ll soon post the last menu of 2012 for you: for sure it will be cooked with gaumenperlen.

dolce vita ahoi
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gaumenperlen - a label by mobile minds, monika ebert::: gaumenperlen is a diary about affairs of the heart. I´m addicted to delicious food, unique and extraordinary places as well as valuable things, fine arts, design, music, tango argentino and interesting people. The focus of this diary is food. Delicious food is much more than nutrition, health or prestige. it is the basis of your body& soul, it is at the core of your way to think, to live and act, it is your attitude towards nature. For me cooking is a wild, joyful, creative process with the objective to share the result in the end. This process is surrounded by a bunch of exciting encounters - nevertheless where I am:: at the markets, talking to producers, at the book stores, in restaurants, in my kitchen. That´s why I love cooking and travelling.