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Malota – the other Mar Hernandez

Some time ago I wrote about the artist Mar Hernandez. I just wanted to clarify – there is another artist called Mar Hernandez out there. She calls herself ‘Malota’ and is pretty established. Check out her homepage here. Her work as grafik designer is so appreciated that she is not only asked to design beer bottle labels (see picture above) but she is also a professsor for grafic design. So, don’t confuse the 2 Mar Hernandezes even though both are pretty damn good artists…. !! Gosh, I really love those beer bottles… what a nice design…  

Upflating your kitchen

Do you live in a tinnie-tiny apartment and get kinda claustrophobic some time? There is a solution: just draw the world you wanna live in on your wall. You don’t believe me that it works – just take a look on the picture and convince yourself that it DOES work. If you are not great in drawing – the artist in the picture is called Mar Hernandez and works at ‘Espacio Oculto Madrid‘ – an artist community that is always looking out to organize more happenings (maybe even decorating your kitchen – ask them!). Mar, for example, is a big fan of the intitution of dining together. Check out here video below:

Speaking Vegan – a new youtube channel in town

A friend of mine from Hamburg is a very passionate Vegan. A large part is owed to her being outraged by current practices in the meat-producing industries (and I think she is right about it – even though I am not living vegan 4 out of 7 days in the week). She is sooo big into Veganism – she explained to me some time ago – that she just cannot understand the Carnivore point of view anymore. Very happily she now shared this guy‘s perspective on the whole matter – I guess his video on understanding carnivors for Vegans was helpfull to her 😉 His youtube channel is only a month old but you can tell from the make-up that he mostlikely is becoming BIG – so watch out for him (is it a him or a team?). My favourite video so far was this educational background video he gave about vegan protein sources – interesting:

Edible six-pence rings to fight plastic waste

The plastic rings holding together a beer six-pence kill marine animals in very cruel ways (see for example these pictures). The craft beer brand Saltwater Brewery, targeting surfers, fishermen and ocean lovers, wanted to show that the madness can be stopped. Together  with the New York-based small agency We Believers, they developed edible six-pences made from wheat and barley, i.e. the stuff that is left over when brewing beer. A magnificent story (first reported in the net by the way here)!!! Very yummy!!! That of course reminds me a bit about my thoughts on edible spoons I wrote about recently, so I thought this break-through is also gonna shared on this blog! Cheerioh!!

Poiera Dusty – an opportunity to spend an afternoon with friends

Recently, I described the liquor wine Maydie – quite an experience and a beautiful wine to be drunk alongside a dark chocolate desert. The chocolate artist Warren Laine-Naida now brought to my attention another wine – Poiera Dusty (see picture)- that excellently goes along with dark chocolate. If you think you see a mob on the wine’s label – you are right there is a mob on the wine’s label… Mobs and vaccuum cleaners are the distinction mark on all Poiera wine labels. The reason for this is simple: when the current wine-grower and owner – Jorge Moreira – bought Poiera, the slope was so dry that it reminded him of a dust desert. Since his first wine in 2001, this vineyard in the Dourotales region of Portugal has been critically acclaimed for their original and spirited wines. The wines are grown on a slope with northerly aspect by the way, i.e.tastes of Poiera wine tend to be more elegant compared to sun  bathed plants. And, this characteristic is preserved throughout the whole wine-making process: …

‘Lost Eggs in Burgundy Sauce’

I found an old cooking book from 1938 from South Chile (even back then Germans lived in Chile – not like all the Nazi-associations everybody immediately gets). The little black, hand-written cooking book survived all this years. See picture! In this book, there is one recipe, I have never seen before. And, I wonder where it comes from. Knowing the author, I can see that maybe she read it SOMEWHERE and found it extraordinary chiqué! Quite a thing. The chef in question was a Master in cutting veggies for a soup particularly small because it is elegant (and her soups tasted soooo good!!). She was a lady through and through – so, I guess this recipe is a kind of window in her origins. (I hope she doesn’t read this from heaven…). Let me be clear – I haven’t tried the recipe so far. There is a simple reason: it is a recipe how to prepare eggs in a red wine sauce. Being modern German, I find red wine too luxurious to be wasted to …