Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sophie's Farm Kitchen!

Sophie went to the lovely farm vegetables garden with her papa and brought a full basket of fresh vegetables back to their cozy farm kitchen! Red sweet bell peppers, green sweet peppers, spring onions, cucumbers, and fresh balsamic... With mum together, she is listening to the pretty music and preparing her most favorable food - `Fried Rice Sophie‘s style`!

Serves 4-6 persons

  • 2-3 cups of rice (Thailand rice), cooked
  • 3 large eggs, scrambled
  • 10-15 Prawns, cut into small bite-sized pieces
  • 1 or 2 sausages (chicken), cut into small bite-sized pieces
  • 2 small cucumbers (or half of a normal cucumber), cut into small bite-sized pieces
  • half of a sweet red bell pepper and half of a sweet green pepper, cut into small bite-sized pieces
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • a pinch of ginger, shredded
  • a bit of fresh Balsamic
  • 1-2 tablespoons Low-Salt Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon traditional Balsamic vinegar or Balsamic vinegar cream
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  1. Put the cut/prepared various vegetables in small bowls or on plate.
  2. In a small bowl combine soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and sugar.
  3. Heat wok over high heat. Add oil (2 tablespoons).
  4. When oil begins to reach smoking point, add garlic, ginger, stir-fry 30 seconds.
  5. Add prawns, stir-fry 1 minute, then fold in soy sauce mixture, stir-fry 2 minutes.
  6. Add prepared vegetables, stir-fry 3 minutes, add salt if desired. Then take it out from wok, keep it in plate for later use.
  7. Clean and heat wok over the high heat. Add oil (2 tablespoons).
  8. Add cooked rice, when oil begins to reach smoking point add salt if desired, stir-fry 2-3 minute.
  9. Add sausages, stir-fry 1 minute.
  10. Add scrambled eggs, stir-fry 1 minute.
  11. Add prepared prawns & vegetables back to wok, stir-fry 2-3 minutes.
  12. Finally add the spring onion on top.
  13. Keep the fried rice in bowl or on a plate, add fresh balsamic on top.
  14. Serve hot.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Our Logo

Why blackberry? Simply because we live in “Brombeerweg” – translated from German as a Blackberry street! Blackberry is one of the very first fruits our Sophie knew – not only that she loved the taste of the blackberry juice, but she also learnt herself how to pick up blackberries despite the prickles hurting her. It may look simple, but even such story has a deeper meaning – growing up does not happen without obstacles, and the most we learn simply by doing. That´s life!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

How it all began ...

Time is flying by, especially since I brought Sophie to this world. All those sleepless nights, all those daily worries and at the same time, all those surprises and sweet stories that have been enriching our lives ever since she´s with us... yes, our Sophie is growing up and as a mother I want nothing else only to catch all of the amazing moments and put them into a treasure box where they´d be safely stored.
Therefore, I decided to write a blog that accompanies each collection of Boutique Sophie with a special story and will help me to record all the highlights a life with a child brings.