Author: chiaki.liu

Foto day in Tübingen

Tübingen is a famous university town in southern Germany and it is only 30km from Stuttgart. My husband told me that it is a very old town and I was imagining something like Münster but it was completely different. In a good way. It was very colorful and photogenic town. Streets are narrow with many hourses and I felt like I was in a amusement park. Many many bicycles in this town. Many. and, in the small town people obviously get bored so they want some thrill by…

Münster(ミュンスター): The must visit in Germany

Before I visited Münster, I honestly had no image of the city. I knew the name from somewhere but that was all. After visiting, it is my favorite city in Germany. Buildings, churches, roads, shops, people, food,,,, everything was somehow warm and cozy and I felt so good, so happy in this city. I usually hate to go around in the cold weather but this city was somehow different. I fall in love with this city. 訪れるまで、なんとなく聞いたことがあるくらいの印象しかなかったミュンスターですが、うーん、なんとドイツで一番好きな都市になってしまいました。 街並み、教会、道、お店、人、食べ物、、全てが妙にあったかくて居心地が良くて、なぜかミュンスターにいる間中とってもいい気分になれました。ドイツの寒い冬をてくてく歩くのは全然好きじゃないんですが、ミュンスター散歩は全然苦じゃなかったから不思議。 If you love old Germany, stone-paved road, churches, traditional food, Münster is perfect for you. It is not so easy to reach from other big city from Germany but you will not regret the effort. 歴史あるドイツを見たい、石畳の道や教会、伝統的な料理に興味がある方は間違いなく訪れておいた方が良い都市です。ドイツの他の大きい都市からの交通の弁は良くないですが、頑張って行く価値のある都市だと思います。 お次はミュンスターで一番有名なザンクト・パウル大聖堂。堂々とした外見もさながらに、中はもっと魅力があります。奥に長い作りになっていて、外見よりもずっと広いです。中には庭園もあって、ちょっと怖い骸骨顔の像があったりもする。 Coming to the main street 通りを抜け、メインの通りへ If you don’t know where to eat, try this restaurant. It is one of the oldest restaurants in Munster. Food was very traditional, very good. どこで食べるか迷ったら、こちらのレストランがおすすめ。ミュンスターで最も古いレストランの一つなんだとか。ドイツなのでがっつり量はありますが、お腹いっぱいになりつつも完食。 City is beautiful at night as well. あたりはすっかり真っ暗。夜も美しい。。 We had only one day to walk through the city and there is a lot more to discover! I will definitely come back …

World’s biggest Christmas Market – Stuttgart 2016

Finally Christmas vacation!!! From November I started a small side business and these two months were just rushing through. Couldn’t find time to update my blog but now finally! This is my first winter in Germany and Christmas Market made me definitely happy in these busy and gray days. Luckily Stuttgart, where I live, offers the biggest Christmas market in the world and more than 250 shops are creating speechless atmosphere. This is must see if you are visiting Germany in winter time. Every year, there is a contest to decide the most beautifully decorated shop. So each shop is bringing their best decoration. For people who loves taking foto wont’t be able to take hands from camera. Chirstmas markets are selling all the stuff related to Christmas. House shoes, cleaning gadgets, ornaments, candles, hats….so on and so on. And of course hot wine!!! (Glühwein in German) and of course food!!! I am from Japan so naturally I was attracted more by fishes 🙂 Have a wonderful Holiday!!!!

Perfect way to start a day with Pomegranate : The super fruit

Season for Pomegranate has arrived 🙂 I have been wondering how to eat this and thinking about the stone inside each small peaces but now I found the perfect way to eat this super fruit!! Super easy, tasty and healthy. These days this is my favorite breakfast. Ingredients -Crunchy muesli – Yogurt – Pomegranate What you do?  Just mix 🙂 Since muesli itself is chewy, you don’t even mention the stones of Pomegranate Talaaa, ready to eat!!! Amazing tip how to seed Pomegranate without making your hand red Reasons why  Pomegranate is called super fruit  1. Pomegranates Are Loaded With Important Nutrients 2. Pomegranates Contain Two Plant Compounds With Powerful Medicinal Properties 3. Pomegranate Has Impressive Anti-Inflammatory Effects 4. Pomegranate May Help Fight Prostate Cancer 5. Pomegranate May Also be Useful Against Breast Cancer 6. Pomegranate May Lower Blood Pressure 7. Pomegranate May Help Fight Arthritis and Joint Pain 8. Pomegranate Juice May Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease 9. Pomegranate Juice May Help Treat Erectile Dysfunction 10. Pomegranate Can Help Fight Bacterial and Fungal Infections 11. Pomegranate …

Birthday & Photo Weekend in Detmold

Last weekend was a birthday of my father-in-law. He lives in a tiny little city Detmold with 74300 habitats . German people tells me people usually don’t go there unless parents lives there, but actually I find it very very attractive 🙂  Unfortunately, sky was gray and heavy as a common German autumn day, but this cute town made me singing inside. I am in love with these walls! For the birthday dinner, we went to steak restaurant and look how cute the inside, too!! From Stuttgart, where I live, to Detmold is 500km. On the way there is a city called Paderborn where is the closest shopping and restaurant spot near Detmold (twice bigger than Detmold). Paderborn Cathedral is something worth to see when you are around here. Also, not forget to mention how much I ate and how delicious the food was…I guess every country is the same when you go visit your parents. My mom-in-law made so much food and we were basically keep eating 24 hours. Thanks mom & dad for all the love !! …

The famous Chinese Stir-fried tomato with egg

西紅柿炒鶏蛋(xihongshicaojidan) is one of the most famous Chinese dish and it is also one of the easiest to make. When I was small, my mom made this time to time at lunch or for dinner and I loved this so much. No special ingredients needed, and it takes only 10 minutes to make 🙂 Ingredients for 1 Tomato: 2  Egg: 2  Suger: 2 TSPs Salt: a bit Oil : 1/2 TBSP Step1: Prepare Step2: Stir fry Egg shortly and put out Step3: Stir fry Tomato in the same pan Step4 : Add egg, sugar and salt Talaa! Ready to eat!!! Have a good one!!