Henry David Thoreau’s classic book Walden is one of my favorite books. I love when serious books still have fun parts sprinkled here and there. “We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate… We are eager toContinue reading “Walden”

Three Men on the Bummel

  Jerome’s book after “Three Men in a Boat” follows the same English friends, this time on a bicycle trip through Germany. Their prejudices and lack of linguistic skills make for some hilarious encounters. Clean British humour. You can find the book in different formats on the Gutenberg website. Here an excerpt in English andContinue reading “Three Men on the Bummel”

On the dangers of worship

This post is prompted by the quote from Ross Roberts’ blog post about his 12 rules for life in Tim Ferriss’ newsletter “5-Bullet Friday”. “Rule 2: Find something healthy to worship” The underlying assumption being that there is an inherent need in human beings to worship something (*).   Personally, I would revise that toContinue reading “On the dangers of worship”

resumed …

I tried to rescue my old blog, but there was some kind of versioning problem and I couldn’t export all the data. So I copied the post contents from the database and reblogged them. That is why all older posts have the same date. I will try to change them directly in the database, soContinue reading “resumed …”

Turkish Breakfast

After I read Darya’s (@summertomato) recent blog post about what she eats for breakfast (healthy of course), I thought it would be nice to get to know what people from different cultures eat for breakfast, healthy or not 😉 So, I want to share with you a typical Turkish breakfast, because that is the oneContinue reading “Turkish Breakfast”

Healthy Delights

It has been over a month since I banned processed sugar and white flour from my daily diet. As I said before, the transition was surprisingly smooth. My family and friends do not realise that it has been a huge change for me .. I mean really huge. If my late grandfather and best friendContinue reading “Healthy Delights”

Dental Tales

Under normal circumstances these bars of marzipan chocolate would last for a week and a half. But it has been three weeks since I bought these and I’m not done with even one bar. What happened? Well .. I went to the dentist a couple of weeks ago. My dentist made several tests and said toContinue reading “Dental Tales”

Calzone Recipe

Here comes my beloved calzone recipe. I just made a new batch and my folks aaah’d and hmmm’d a lot … so, here you go =) Ingredients … for the dough 1 kg flour350 ml warm milk (= 1.8 cup)200 ml warm water (= 1 cup)2 teaspoons (1 package) dry yeast9 tablespoons olive oil5-6 teaspoonsContinue reading “Calzone Recipe”