Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lucky Bagels and Mango Shakes

From September 2009-January 2010 I lived in Leipzig, Germany. It was one of three places I studied as part of my degree and by far my absolute favourite. On a Sunday, tradition dictated we make a trip to Bagel Brothers- a chain of restaurants selling a variety of bagels to eat in, as well as selling loose bagels. Tradition also dictated the consumption of one of these beauties

Bagel Brothers Lucky Bagel
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A Lucky Bagel has cream cheese, chives, a mini omelette type thing and bacon. Bliss. Usually this came after a long swim as the Leipzig Bagel Brothers was near the pool.

I just thought I'd share this today, as it's exactly the kind of Sunday food I fancied. Instead, I raided what's left in my fridge (not all that much as I have just FIVE more days to go!) and made myself a cheese and mushroom omelette for lunch.

Another Leipzig tradition, although a weekday tradition as the Coffee Culture cafe was opposite the university, was the joy that is a Mango Shake.

Mango Shake
A Mango shake is basically Mango Juice, Milk and Ice, blitzed together in those machines that Cafes used to make iced drinks (think Starbucks Iced Coffees or Cafe Nero Iced Drinks). Unfortunately the Mango Shake was a seasonal drink and came off the menu in November. But I could also quite happily have knocked bag a large Mango Shake today. Instead I'm drinking Apple and Ginger Tea.

It's been a very uneventful Sunday here. Sifting through all sorts of careers ideas and listening to The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson. I love audio books, originally I started downloading them to help me sleep but I like to listen to them when I'm doing things like ironing or drifting through the Internet and no doubt they'll be great whilst I'm packing my room up into next week.

For those of you that might be interested in audio books, Audible which is a sister site of Amazon is great. For a monthly price (at the moment they're running a deal where you can pay £3.99 for the first 3 months and £7.99 thereafter) you receive one audible credit per month. I have yet to come across a book on Audible which is more than one credit. The books come via the Audible download manager but are compatible with iTunes and a number of other types of media software so they can be transferred to pretty much any mp3 player/portable device.

Anybody else craving something in particular? What's on the reminisce list for you? And am I the only one with "Sunday Food"?



Sienna said...

bagel looks delish!

daisychain said...

I want a bagel. NOW.

helen turnbull said...

Bagels luok incredible.

Helen, X

dejoiss said...

the bagels looks so delicious! :))

dejoiss ❤

Vicki said...

yum! those bagels looks amazing! :) x

Alex said...

Sunday food for me is basically just leftovers as I can never be bothered cooking!

I love pottering about when listening to audiobooks or podcasts. There's something especially comforting when it's Agatha Christie or Harry Potter - something I know back to front anyway and can just dip in and out of and it doesn't matter if I miss a bit.

LittleMissLee said...

ohhh that bagel is making me super hungry - looks delicious!


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Anonymous said...

Hey - i'm a big mango shake fan.. and since coffee culture was shut in halle and i do not have the possibilty to come over to leipzig 3 times a week ( that was the usual amount of getting mango shakes ;) )i reaaaallly have to ask if you know exactly how they prepared the mango shakes :) you would do me a big big favour.

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