Last weekend a friend from Cameroon came to visit with her gorgeous little son and we decided to make a walk around springtime Schönbrunn gardens her first impression of Vienna. It was such a beautiful day and warm enough to not need a jacket. Continue reading Aliciouslife: A walk in the park
Home Made first showed up in my Facebook feed some time late last year and I immediately put it on top of my “places to try” list: a cute little café serving vegan (soy free!) food lovingly prepared by the two friendly ladies who own the cafe. I also liked the fonts on their website Continue reading Aliciouslyvegan: Birthday brunch at Home Made
Tian is a Michelin-star awarded vegetarian restaurant in Vienna and when Mr A told me to meet him at Stephansplatz at 5.45 pm on my birthday I kept my fingers crossed that he was going to take me to Tian again.
Since sowing my first seeds for 2015 on the last day of February, a lot has happened in my little nursery: Some seeds have grown into little plants, some have not. Generally, the tomatoes seem sturdier than the rest and so far have been the most successful, while my chili and capsicum varieties have mostly died. Continue reading Aliciouslife: Balcony garden – How are we coming along?
Last Friday was my birthday and I basically spent the whole weekend celebrating it (which explains why there was no Sunday post last week). In fact, I have yet to meet some of my closest friends so the partying will continue until at least Easter (by which time we’ll already be preparing for Mr A’s birthday). Continue reading Aliciouslife: My birthday weekend
After my recent, successful hunt for wild garlic I suddenly had this beautiful, luscious pile of leafy greens to work with – and work with it I did. The other Sunday I spent the whole afternoon in the kitchen, cooking up a storm and enjoying myself immensely at it. Continue reading Aliciouslyvegan: Wild garlic galore
Whenever you travel you will come across places that are disappointing in the way that they don’t live up to the high expectations you had of them (for myself, such places were Paris or Cinque Terre in Italy). They live off legends created by films or literature and end up being neither unique nor overly special once you visit.
However, you will also find yourself in locations you had no clear expectations of or places that people tend to voluntarily miss out on their travels because they’ve heard – usually from someone who’s never been – that these places are dull/ dangerous/ not worth getting off the bus. Suddenly you will wish you had more time or you are going to completely ruin your travel schedule as you’ll spend a lot more time there than you had planned. Continue reading Alicioustravels: The 4 most under-rated capital cities
Along with the first flowers telling us that winter is over and, yes, spring is finally here, fresh leaves of wild garlic have been featuring on Instagram for the last week. For a lover of all things garlic like myself this meant that wild garlic had to be found and harvested asap. Because I’m a nice person (yes, that’s fishing for compliments here) I’ll tell you my favourite spots to find it. Continue reading Aliciouslyvegan: Wild Garlic
One of the first restaurants I heard vegans rave about was Schillinger in Großmugl, a little village halfway between Vienna and the Czech border.
Since Großmugl is a fair way from the city and only accessible by car, it took me over a year to finally get there myself and form an opinion. As usual, I was overly critical – if everyone says it’s awesome it can’t be really…or can it? Continue reading Aliciouslyvegan: Dinner at Schillinger
When Mr A and I had been searching for a new apartment in 2012, we specifically looked for a place with a balcony, because we wanted to be able to sit outside and I also had this romantic idea of trying my luck with a tomato or basil plant.
Fruit and veg you’ve tended to and grown yourself always taste so much better than what you can buy at the supermarket…or the farmers market…or anywhere. There’s nothing better than sitting in the late afternoon sun, picking a tomato straight from the plant and biting into its warm, juicy flesh. This, if nothing else, is luxury. Continue reading Aliciouslife: My Balcony Garden – First Steps