07.11.2014

one year ago.

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Around this time last year I went for a walk with my parents and took a lot of pictures, planning on using them for a blog post but I never got around creating that post (because I am lazy). However, today I was avoiding studying for tomorrow's University course again (like I said, I am lazy) – and yes, you've read correctly. Tomorrow. On Saturday. The whole day. Anyhow, as I was pretending the articles I had to read weren't situated right next to me on my desk (I put my teapot on it – I am very innovative when it comes to blocking unwanted reading material for University), I came across the pictures from a year ago and decided to show them to you now. 

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04.11.2014

vegan day.

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Today I decided to have a vegan day which turned out to be a rather great idea. For breakfast I only had a smoothie because I wasn't feeling particularly hungry in the morning. After staring at all the work I had to do for university, I quickly fled from my desk into the kitchen and baked some vegan chocolate brownies.

And because it's already November, I decided to listen to this magnificent medley the entire time I spent in the kitchen: 



(Like I said: it's already November! Therefore I am allowed to listen to this. Don't give me that look!)


Vegan chocolate brownies

Ingredients

1 cup bananas (mashed)
1/4 cup soy milk (or almond milk, ...)
1/4 cup oil 
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 cups flour
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

First, mash the bananas in a bowl.

Add oil (I used coconut oil), soy milk, sugar, vanilla and salt and mix it all together.

Then add flour, cocoa and baking powder to the banana mixture.



Mix it all together and fill the mixture into a baking tray.

Let it bake for about half an hour.

Enjoy!

After I had shoved the brownies into the oven it was time to prepare lunch. I decided to make some zucchini »pasta« with pea purée and sautéed mushrooms, which tasted amazing. Though next time I am going to try switching the pea purée for an avocado sauce. 



26.10.2014

excursion.

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As some of you might know, I'm an art history student and currently in my second master semester. Just like all my fellow students I have to absolve two so called "excursions", one inland and one abroad. The inland excursion started about a week ago and ended yesterday evening, including travel destinations such as Upper Austria, Salzburg, Bavaria (not so much inland, I guess), East Tyrol and Styria. Since our teacher is an expert in Byzantine art and architecture, we only visited churches that in some way were inspired by this particular style. In each city, 4-6 people gave a speech on the characteristic features of the building we were in and later started a discussion with the whole group. As you can imagine, we were always quite exhausted after 12-hour church analysis and were happy to go back to bed. Looking back at all of it know, I really must say though that I absolutely treasure the whole experience. I know it sounds cheesy, but it's true. I am definitely not a flagship-student, however I do feel that the whole excursion sharpened my perception of architecture and encouraged me to think more critically and observe more precisely. But enough with the boring talks, let's get to the pictures, shall we? :) Even though I didn't want to take my camera with me at first, I am now extremely happy that I did. I totally fell in love with my homecountry, exploring the beautiful landscapes and villages that we had passed through. I hope you'll enjoy the upcoming impressions as much as I do. 

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