keep it simple. be flexible. always.
A food blog dedicated to all people with too many office hours – who nevertheless sometimes like to do some home cooking for themselves, their family & friends.
Thank you for stopping by!!!
I’m Christine living in the Rhineland (Germany). I’m a food lover & a cat lover – addicted to crime & mystery fiction as well as grand movies & binge watching TV series – above all I cannot survive w/o espresso … and I’m The Businesswoman’s Kitchen.
Over the past decades I spent (too) many hours in my office workspace (as any would-be workaholic) & had only limited time for food shopping & re-creation of delicious recipes. So I learnt to improvise, to simplify & to use everything currently available in my pantry & in my trusted food store for cooking & baking w/o sticking to recipes literally.
I never got any job training in cookery – it was always just fun & relaxing to do home cooking (vs. restaurant dining or home delivery service). When dirtying my hands in my kitchen to create something mouth-watering – if sweet or savory – I found my work-life balance.
This food blog will help you how to manage home cooking of delicious meals using a limited variety of ingredients & processing them “quick & dirty” – which proves to be not so easy as it sounds.
I fancy a basic cooking & baking approach with fresh ingredients (depending on season & availability!) as well as working w/ convenient products from my trusted food store – simple & straightforward & foolproof … and I’m still an absolute fan of one-stop-shopping for food!
There are daily markets, farmer’s markets, organic markets & whatever … unfortunately – if Wednesday or Thursday morning – I never had time to stroll along booths w/ fresh fruit & vegetables & cheeses because I was sitting at my desk in my office or in a meeting room or participated in a conference call … So I mainly rely on my trusted food store & some small shops nearby.
… and always true:
“Done is better than perfect!”
by Sheryl Sandberg
… & there is travelling!
My better half & I – we love travelling. So since having started my food blog every now & then you’ll stumble across a post about our travel adventures. However, I don’t travel for food i. e. there is no overwhelming food photography in my travel posts.
Usually I grab my iPhone which is reliable & easy to handle or my Olympus E-410 SLR with a 14-42 mm lens (Olympus EZ-1442) resp. a 50 mm lens (Olympus Zuiko Auto-S).
All pictures are taken in my kitchen at daylight: there is no home made foto studio with any artificial backgrounds, no floodlights, no spotlights, no reflectors.
… & for the sake of completeness: I cannot just open some kitchen cabinets filled w/ lots of selected chipped china or stacked wooden boards battered by time or frayed linens … because there isn’t anything like that. I always capture reality.
In a nutshell:
All food blog photos are taken by myself & therefore copyrighted. Please don’t use any of my photos w/o written permission!
Advertising / Werbung
According to a recent decision of a German court I’ve to brand all posts by „advertising/Werbung“ as soon as affiliate links (pls. refer to Datenschutz for details) or any other links to companies/blogs etc. appear in the post. (Also a recent change of the law doesn’t seem to solve the problem …) This doesn’t mean that I’ve any promotion contracts; be sure I’ll indicate any actual cooperation accordingly & highly visibly.
… & last, but not least: