Grünkohl mit Pinkel: Hearty German Fare Veganized

The first time someone mentioned Grünkohl mit Pinkel I was confused. Kale with piss? Was this a joke or a worrying culinary fetish? More importantly- was it even vegan? My internal translator had obviously malfunctioned. I knew the Germans ate some weird things (see Saumagen, Eisbein etc.) but pee? Turns out my poor German was to blame (and still is with alarming regularity). Pinkel, I know now, is a kind … Continue reading Grünkohl mit Pinkel: Hearty German Fare Veganized

Shrive- Shrove- Shriven

As most people know- bloated bellies, empty fridges and the lingering smell of fried fat in the kitchen attest to it- Tuesday was Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Day. Having grown up in Britain, we marked this yearly event with the village pancake race on the green, pancakes for school dinner and yet more pancakes at home in the evening. Never one for missing an “occassion”, my mum … Continue reading Shrive- Shrove- Shriven

Review: Green Market Berlin 

Yesterday we wrapped up warmly and headed down to Neukölln for the winter/Christmas Green Market, dog in tow. I hadn’t eaten since breakfast so was keen to hit the food trucks, and also fancied getting my Christmas shopping started. Although we’d been to the Autumn market at the same location, I still loved the street signage which hopefully made a few other people come in … Continue reading Review: Green Market Berlin 

Siggi- from Bucharest to Berlin

Siggi was originally ‘Nikki’, or at least on his documents from Romania. Apparently to all the kids where he’d been living he was Kalu, which means horse, on account of having such a long neck. Whatever he’d been called, he refused to respond to any moniker whatsoever in the early days, so we assume there hadn’t been as much human contact as the photos led … Continue reading Siggi- from Bucharest to Berlin

Review: Green Market 2016

  Hallöchen Leute! My worst fears about blogging have come true: I just don’t sit down often enough and do it. I know myself to be a massive procrastinator but this is just ridiculous. There have been so many things going on recently and I wanted to document it in all its glory, not some wishy-washy, half-remembered version several months later. So to jump straight … Continue reading Review: Green Market 2016

Confessions of a Juicer

I started juicing out of jealousy. Yes. You read that right. Jealousy. A good friend had recently gone vegan and wanted to lose weight. She bought herself a juicer and subscribed to a juice fast site online. I didn’t pay much attention to it at first, but pretty soon she was bouncing around her office with new-found energy, quite literally glowing. At the time I … Continue reading Confessions of a Juicer

Veganism: the whys and wherefores

Talk to people about veganism these days and you’ll be amazed at the repertoire of responses. Maybe you’ve noticed it yourself. In the UK people often look at me like I’m a cross between a starving orphan and a saintly martyr, deserving of their pity and  respect, while at the same time they’re cursing me under their breath for reminding them of something that makes … Continue reading Veganism: the whys and wherefores