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Sonntag, 8. Januar 2017

as we told you in our last post, we want to introduce you to a new category on the blog, named after our second and new instagram account: designtales. we want to share more about our passion for design and interior with you guys, so here is the first designtales post today, the long promised studio tour!
we moved into our new studio almost a year ago, it's crazy how time flies. as some of you might know, before we had our studio in the countryside, but it was just to small at some point and also not ideal that it was more than an hour-drive away from berlin. though i have to say that it really rescued us, since the first years of building up our own company have been so stressful. unbelievingly good, fun and rewarding, but also very stressful and filled with so much work. so working in the countryside was a very good start, because you always had such a calm surrounding in contrast to the busy work life. 
but as we are mainly living in berlin it made sense to look for a studio which was closer to our home, so during summer 2015 we started to look for a studio in berlin. and we thought it would be so complicated and that we would never find what we are looking for as we had so many points that were important to us. the most important thing was to have at least one window towards north and that seemed to be enough to be looking for already. also we wanted the studio to be close to our flat and the height of the ceiling was important too, because of the tripod we wanted to buy. one day, when we had another viewing in quite a nice building (but the rooms where not ideal) i looked through its windows and could see another building, maybe only 500m away. the first thing i fell in love with were the windows :) they looked so beautiful, even from 500m distance. and the whole building looked so nice, neat, but still old and charming. a perfect mix. we just decided to pass by and ask the people, if there might be free spaces. we didn't had any hope though as from the outside it looked like every floor would be rented out. but i wasn't! the whole first floor was empty and not rennovated yet and the other renters were super friendly and helpful and provided us with a telephone number of the landlord. 

glutenfree banana-nut-butter cake and happy 2017

Mittwoch, 4. Januar 2017

maybe a little bit late, but still we want to wish you all a wonderful and happy 2017!! "our food stories" has been an incredible journey for us so far and we are so happy to share another year of good food and stories with you guys and are more than grateful for your constant support!! 2016 has been a year of changes and though it was quite stressful and tough at times it was also filled with many wonderful possibilities, moments, improvements, new friendships and travels.
this year we will redo our blogdesign and are also planning a new category, designtales, here on the blog. some of you might have noticed already, that we started a second instagram account last year, called @_designtales_ and now it's time for us to share our love for furniture and design here on the blog with you as well. we are not sure yet how often we want to post our "designtales", but the food content will be still the main focus for sure, it will be just a little addition and a possibility for us to share more of the things we love and have a passion for with you guys. what do you think about that? and is there anything else you would love to see or read more of?
but let's speak about today's recipe now: this gluten free banana cake is truly the best banana cake i've had so far and trust me i had many good ones already. we wanted to make an easy cake recipe for the first of january, to enjoy it with our dear friends rahel and lea and also to celebrate the new year. Since we have a large variety of nut butter in our local organic supermarket, we are always more then happy to include a nut butter in some new recipes (we can recommend hazelnut butter or almond butter). i have to say the combination of banana and nut butter was just heavenly and we can really recommend you to try this cake as soon as possible, it's a wonderful way to slow down, enjoy it with a cup of coffee or tea and to celebrate all the wonderful things that 2017 has in store <3 to new happy beginnings, a year full of adventures and of course a year with delicious foodstories!

glutenfree ginger bread house and a new watch from cluse

Samstag, 24. Dezember 2016

it's seems like that time was running even faster this year and now it's already christmas today! can you believe that? our year has been filled with many changes - let's just say that i hope we don't have to move again in 2017 already :D as every year we wanted our december to be as calm as possible, with a lot of time for baking and cooking, publishing lot's of christmas recipes on the blog, make an advent calendar for each other but as every year this month just went by in a second and was anything else but calm. last weekend we realized that christmas is just around the corner, so we finally bought an advent wreath and decided to take some time to make something special: a gluten free ginger bread house.
when i was little, i always went to a friends house in december and stayed there a whole weekend to bake ginger bread houses. the house was directly located at a lake and i rember how magical it was to wake up, going straight into the kitchen, which smelled like a ginger bread house itselfe, enjoying the calming view over the lake and just bake, talk and laugh the whole day. i haven't made a ginger bread house since then, so i was really excited for this one! especially since it's gluten free which can be a little bit tricky sometimes. but it turned out so well, nora's baking skills are magical <3 and of course we also made some extra cookies which are so delicious. so if you feel like doing some christmas baking during the holidays, go for it!! now we are very much looking forward to some calm and cozy christmas days, with delicious food and finally time to read some books.
we are also enjoying our early christmas gift, the beautiful watch* you can see in the pictures. it's from cluse* and we love how wonderful the golden bracelet it fits with christmas.
we wish you all very lovely, relaxing and merry christmas holidays! thanks for all your constant support, you guys are the best!

glutenfree christmas "stollen" - bundt cake

Sonntag, 18. Dezember 2016

since almost two weeks we keep trying to share this blogpost with you and here it finally is! 
nora and i have the tradition to make a gluten free bundt cake for christmas, since she made the first one for me three years ago. this time we enjoyed it with our dearest friend ezgi in our studio when we celebrated her birthday. ezgi's birthday is on st nicholas day, so it was both: a birthday celebration, but also a very christmassy feeling. we decorated our new table from j&v, one of our favorite vintage shops in berlin and hung up a gorgeous wreath, made by the talented ladies from mary lennox
the gluten free bundt cake is simply the best bundt cake i ever ate, seriously guys! we will make for our family dinner on christmas this year and i can only recommend you to do the same. it tastes a little bit like the german christmas fruit cake stollen but for me it tastes even better, because it's a bundt cake and i prefer this texture much more. by the way how are you guys going to spend your christmas days? 
we always celebrate with both our families - first we visit nora's family and then mine and this year our families might even meet at some point, let's see. but this gluten free bundt cake will be definitely a part of it, can't wait to enjoy it again. hope you will too :)

glutenfree almond-hazelnut cake with sugared cranberries and almond brittle & beautiful orchids

Sonntag, 4. Dezember 2016

we are totally in a christmas mood here already! what about you? actually we've already been ready for christmas since november when we've been shooting christmas food for a client and started to listen to christmas music already (and haven't stopped since then). so here's our first christmas cake for you this year - each year we love to make sugared cranberries, so of course this recipe involves some too. the cake base is mainly made of ground almonds and coconut blossom sugar (that's why it looks a bit darker). for the filling we combined unsweetened hazelnut butter with maple syrup, a touch of coffee, cinnamon and whipped cream - such a delicious combination!!
also we've teamed up with tollwasblumenmachen* and used some very beautiful orchids for this post. tollwasblumenmachen provides you with a lot of great informations all about flowers and also makes it easy to find a florist close to your home. as you guys know, we absolutely love flowers and almost use them for every post. but we've recognized, that we've never used orchids so far, they haven't been on our mind at all. it was quite suprising for us, that there are more than 25.000 different orchids and that you also can buy them as cut flowers and not only in a pot. they are quite expensive, but also almost last forever. we think they suit our little christmas decoration quite well and add such an elegant twist to everything. what do you guys think? and do you have any favorite flowers, maybe also some in connection to christmas? 
can't wait to share the next christmas recipe with you guys, it's such a lovely time of the year <3

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