Let's get the garden season started - Waffle

What a mild winter we have over here in Switzerland, mid February and I've already spent an entire afternoon in the allotment. We won't complain - it's heaven! And if it get's cool a cup of tea and some waffles always help ;-)

You'll need:

  • 250 gr flour
  • 20 gr yeast
  • 1/4 l milk
  • 20 gr butter
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 50 gr of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • icing sugar

Mix the yeast with a bit of milk. Soften the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the rest  of the milk and stir. Now add the sugar, salt, eggs and yeast mixture. Mix this mixture into the flour and stir well. Let the dough rest for a while.
Oil the iron well before you start putting the dough on. Don't let the iron become too hot. Fill with a good dollop of the batter and carefully bake over the fire. After the first minute you can start to check if the waffle are ready. The iron can be opened - you need to be careful thoug, do it slowly. If the waffle are still pale continue to bake. When done take them out and sprinkle on some icing sugar and eat immediately.

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Is it to early to start dreaming of summer again? We only just had the first snow and it's gonna be a long long time till we can spend the evenings in the garden again. Still, since we spent every minute outside during this lovely and long summer this blog has been a bit lonely over summer and theres a lot to catch up on. So why not start with some pictures of one of the garden dinners we had this summer.

We came to realise that you don't need much for the perfect garden dinner. Just friends, some beer, some wine, the sound of the crickets and maybe lanterns or torches and a big fire.
When we throw a garden dinner we always ask people to bring some food along, some for the grill and some to share. Like this we end up with amazing buffets without to much prepearing.
Sometimes we just bring bread and cheese and we fry some vegetables from the garden with garlic , olive oil and some herbs for flavouring.

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There is nothing better than dinner in the garden. Our garden is an allotment located 10 minutes from our home.
Light a fire, grill some fish and open a nice bottle of wine. What more does one need?
You can also see todays harvest on that picture. 2 rondinis and a cucumber. Rondins are among my favorite vegetable. Just pirce them several times and put them in a hot oven for aprox. 40 minute. Half them and serve with butter and salt - delicious! Or try this.

But actually I wanted to say something about the wine. It's a beautiful spanish organic wine called: Gago.
Thats what it tasts like: "Possesses a beautiful projected nose of blackberries, pepper, white chocolate and cedar. Deep, rich and complex with oodles of fruit, as well as glycerin and a heady finish, this should drink well for 4-5 years." (Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate) .

We usually drink the cheaper Dehesa Gago which costs only 15 swiss franks, this is a very good price for such a nice wine.
"A stunning value. Fresh, lively, blackberry, cherry, earth and smoke aromas jump from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-hued rich, medium-bodied, supple-textured, luscious wine." (Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate)

read more on Telmo Rodriguez and his wines

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