It’s been an interesting month here in Berlin. Summer is here which means hot sunny days with little respite so I’m currently living off homemade sorbet, hummus, salads and smoothies-it’s certainly much easier to avoid the German bakeries full of pastries when the weather is hot.

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After discovering that my passport has expired, I compiled a little recipe ebook of some of my favourite unpublished recipes. It’s a mere $1 and the proceeds ensure I am a legal migrant who is able to return to Australia if I have an emergency

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Prior to the heatwave I tried making some eggless meringues using a little pickled beetroot juice for the acid in the meringues and also to allow some colour using natural ingredients. Quite tasty!

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On one of the few cool days, I made a delicious corn, cauliflower and quinoa soup-can’t wait for another cool day so I can make some more! [

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I did a birthday cake by request for a birthday party. It was an interesting experience especially as the request was for a sugar free cake using agave. I actually think I spent half the money I earnt on agave alone! Talking to other who do cake making as a living, I don’t know how they make it financially viable. Everyone I spoke to who has done similar work admitted that it was not.

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I made some coconut bacon

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And also some coconut bacon jam (very tasty!)

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I bought a cute little sugar jar for 3€ 11879084_10152911472831249_9217576674444375942_o

We also finally got some decent kitchen furniture! No longer living in boxes, hurrah!

11741274_10152852218656249_8397168689879091467_oI’m linking this post to Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for her In My Kitchen monthly blog post.  Head over to join in (by 10th of each month) and/or check out what is happening in other bloggers’ kitchens. Celia usually has the links to other In My Kitchen posts on her side bar but this month you can find them by scrolling  down the comments to find links.