Yes, it’s time for bread with a vegan butty!

zeit fuer brot

“Zeit für Brot”, or “time for bread”, one of our local organic bakeries.

Here at Helsing’s kitchen we’ve been in Berlin for nearly 20 years now. But we do go back to the UK at least once a year, usually more often, to see family and friends and stock up on the only two essentials we think any expat must have: Marmite and tea bags. Continue reading


It’ll soon be a wrap …

green and yellow

yellow and green, the best colour combination

Here at Helsing’s kitchen we might just have done some good detective work. If you have kids, especially teenage ones, you have no doubt had the feeling they they might be up to something that you don’t know about. We suspect the middle one, health food fan and long-time veggie, might just have just gone vegan. Except she hasn’t come out yet. No eggs or dairy seem to have been consumed in a long time. It brings back the story of a female friend who came out, in the other sense, to her family. Continue reading