Hello again! It is freezing cold outside.
I am definitely not a winter person. But because of new standards for a healthier life we walked downhill through the woods to Samcheong-dong the other day. Pauline is also always a little grumpy when it comes to going for a walk. She loves Sports but not walking. But once she is in motion she loves it. On our way to the forest we've been greeted by a friendly little helper of the street worker in our area:
This really is the country of cute (and I did not even start showing you all the cute paper goods....).
The footpath to the national park starts near our house and we can walk all the way down to Samcheong-dong through the forest. In the middle of the walk you have a wonderful view over Seoul. It looks amazing when the lights are on!
I am thankful and happy we chose to live here! We are surrounded by Green and have a big city at our feet.
And for healthy living; do you remember I started the habit of trying a new recipe every week? I kept that but was less diligent when it came to the mail thing. There weren't that many letters posted every week. but you should only start one new habit at a time and wait a few weeks until it really turns into a habit, right? Babysteps!
The new recipe for last week was oven baked Ratatouille from the "River Cottage veg everyday" cookbook I got myself for Christmas. I am not such a fan of Ratatouille but my husband Markus loves it. For me it is a bit to sour if cooked the normel way. But I thought it would be a bit sweeter because the heat from the oven might caramelize it. And so it is. It is more creamy and sweeter and absolutely amazingly yummy! If somebody wants the recipe, please contact me! It is so worth it and super easy to prepare because it is roasting all by itself. You just need to cut the veggies and toss them!
And this week I'll try another one from the book: "Mushroom risoniotto".
Doesn't it look yummy? I will try this out tomorrow after a few rounds on the ice skating rink with the children. The best thing about the recipes is that there is no fuss in making them. You don't need to prepare things for a long time or need to memorize an elaborated recipe with a lot of ingredients. Not that I don' like elaborated recipes but when time is short like sometimes in the evening it is perfect to have a new recipe at hand that is quickly prepared.
I will tell you if it was as delicious as the last one.
What did you try out this year? Any new vegetarian or fish recipes?
Wishing you a lovely evening! I am off now to a tomato-mozzarella-pesto-salad-baguette prepared by Moritz. He is our baguette- and Panini-maker in the family. Jakob is the salad guy and tea-maker and Pauline just enjoys...