Monday, May 24, 2010

Weekend with Grannies

Opa and Oma Petra were here over the weekend to help renovate the kitchen. While Opa and your mother worked on the kitchen Oma P and I spent some time with you kids (but it was mostly Oma P). The weather was beautiful and you kids really had a wonderful time reading and blowing bubbles. You are very lucky I think, because I never got to spend anytime with my grandparents. I only remember one time going to ocean park in HK with my Dad's dad and when I was older going to have dim sum with my Mom's dad in Macau with other cousins. I hope you two will enjoy and get to spend more time with your grandparents in the years to come.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Lego Artist and Like Father Like Son

You started to play with the small legos in Toronto, I thought they would be too small but somehow you managed. So when I saw some on sale at the supermarket here I bought a set for you. You were so happy. You actually did a pretty good job building the things according to the pictures but then you started to do your own thing. Kinda like the way I cook, first I would try to follow the recipes but then I always end up doing my own thing... The things you made were pretty cool I have to say, but they were always one of the three things: guns, some kind of space ship/plane, a robot or a combination of everything like a flying robot with a gun. Your mother noticed that in this picture you and I have the same grin, and I think she is right. I guess we are similar in more ways than I think. I shouldn't be surprised. Afterall we ARE father and son.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Bike Riding and Tree Climbing

On Mother's Day we went to the schlossgarten for an open air concert and picnic with some other families. Nico, your best friend from kindergarten was there too. He is a bit older and can already ride the bike quite well. So you sat on the rack on the back and the two of you were zipping through the park and the people. I was really surprised that there were no accidents. Eventually all the kids went to climb the tree. The tree climbing gene must be from your mother because I've never done it. Shopping malls I frequented as a child but nature for me was a foreign thing. I am very glad (hopefully) you kids will a nicely mixed education from us.

Bacon Wrapped Chicory

Extremely lazy dinner (or was it lunch). Cooked the chicory till tender, wrapped them up in bacon, put in casserole, topped with hollandaise sauce, sprinkled parmesan on top and baked until nicely crisp. Served with potatoes.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tea Time!

I bought a very cute hello kitty tea set for Anna the other day. Couple of days later I found you guys 'picnicing' on Kai's bed drinking tea. There were no other guests though, and I wasn't invited.

Bear's Garlic Pesto Salmon

Dunno what's going on lately, but haven't had the mood to cook. It was recently bärlauch (bear's garlic/wild garlic) season here so I bought a whole lot. Made a big batch of pesto with it. Instead of using it for pasta yet again I decided to go 'en papillote' with aluminum foil. Just brushed some olive oil onto the foil so that the fish doesn't stick to it. Layed the salmon, tomatoe slices, and then topped with the pesto. Baked in pre-heated oven for 20 mins and serve with wild rice.