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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

3 Fascinating Churches in Munich, Germany

As a catholic, I love visiting churches in every country I visited. When I was in Munich visiting my friends a few years ago, I did not miss taking a look of the most fascinating churches I have seen in Germany. Well, there are many historical and beautiful churches and cathedrals in Germany like the Kölnerdom (Cologne Cathedral) in Cologne Northrhine Westphalia but I would love to start with those which are far from where I live.

3 Fascinating Churches in Munich:

1. Frauenkirche is a gothic style church which is called the "Cathedral of our Dear Lady". It has two towers which contain 10 bells of different sizes  and which give each a very unique sound.                           

A cenotaph of Emperor Louis lV, the Holy Roman Emperor inside the Frauenkirche. I took this photo a few years ago.

Asamkirche (Asam church) inside with frescos in the ceiling. Amazing!

2. Asamkirche is a church built by the Asam brothers as their private church but was later used for the public. A beautiful church almost as beautiful as the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

3. Theatinerkirche or Theatine Church is an Italian baroque style of architecture design. The golden yellow color of the facade is of mediterranean flair.

Thanks for reading. I will be writing more of the churches in Germany soon. Just keep in touch. Have a wonderful day to you all.

Here are some links of my travel to Munich, Germany.

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Sunday, 24 May 2015

How To Make Asparagus Wrapped In Schwarzwälder Ham or Bacon

Asparagus or Spargel, as we call it in Germany, is in season. A time to eat fresh, healthy and delicious asparagus. Although it is not cheap, one has to enjoy the taste of this Spring perennial plant of the lily family. 500 gram of asparagus costs at least 3 Euro in the supermarket. This is then good for 2 persons.

I know that not all people love the taste of asparagus as I did not like eating this vegetable before. The first time I have eaten this food was with peeled boiled potatoes and a white cream sauce. It did not taste well for me maybe because I still had the Filipino taste at that time. Then it came to my mind how I could make the asparagus delicious for my taste and voila, I have found the way. With the use of bacon and sometimes with Schwarzwälderschinken (Black Forest ham).

Fried asparagus wrapped with bacon and Schwarwälder ham

Ingredients: 2 persons

  • 500 gram asparagus, green or white (6-8 pieces)
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 4 slices of Schwarzwälder ham (smoked ham from Schwarzwald, Germany)
  • 1 pack of Hollandaise sauce with lemon
Tip: You can use all 8 bacon or 8 Schwarzwälder ham pieces if you like the asparagus in one taste.

How To:

  1. Peel the skin of the asparagus while cooking a pot of water.
  2. Wash the asparagus and blanch them in the boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Get the asparagus from the boiling water.
  3. Wrap every 2 asparagus with 2 pieces of bacon or with Schwarzwälder ham while heating the frying pan with olive oil.
  4. Fry the wrapped asparagus in both sides until brown.
  5. Heat the Hollandaise sauce with lemon in a small sauce pan.
  6. Serve the wrapped asparagus with boiled or mashed potatoes with Hollandaise sauce.
  7. Guten Appetit! Enjoy your meal!
Preparation and cooking time: ca. 30 minutes

                                      Asparagus with skin

                                     Blancing asparagus

                                      Frying asparagus

Wrapped asparagus with bacon and Schwarzwälder ham, boiled potatoes and Hollandaise 

Maybe, you will like eating asparagus now like I do. Thanks for reading. If you enjoy this recipe, maybe you would like to visit my recipes in my other writing site Hubpages. Just click on this red link. Enjoy your day!

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