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Month: November, 2015

Baltic Sea Travelogue (1)

(Cycling) Baltic Sea Biketour (with my orienteering friend) “Should we maybe plan a route for this?” – “Nonsense! Baltic Sea is in the North, we’ll find that! If not, we can ask passers-by.” (After 70 km later) “‘Scuse me, could you direct us to the Baltic Sea, please?”

Only four months late, here are the memories from this year’s summer holiday! As long as I still remember something…
In spite of our huge disinclination to plan things, we did not only rely on the compass in the end, but we used a GPS and followed a track we had got using the splendid GPSies planning tool: “one track for bicycles from Jena to Rostock, please”. This worked amazingly well and most of the time we travelled on rather quiet and even pretty cycle tracks… does anyone else dare try this method?

Juja’s Extra Healthy Sports Nutrition (7)

Hunger Cake

Oh, yet another banana bread, only looking slightly more handsome? Nope, wrong. Only without bananas, not a bread and actually delicious. And nutritious – Steffi named this bread during our first Adventure Race when we both liked it a lot and it earned its place on my packing list.


  • 4 eggs from the fridge (seperate, beat egg whites and put aside for later)
  • 40g powdered sugar
  • 40g brown sugar
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon honey (preferably liquid)
  • 1 pinch cardamom, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamom
  • juice of half a lemon (or less)
  • 1 handful “side” (something tasty to throw in cakes and enjoy. Already tested are disdainful raisins or a mix of cashews and dried cranberries)

Beat egg yolks and sugar until you got a light, creamy mass. Then add the other stuff, maybe chop the “side” first (when you use big nuts or anything like that). When finished, gently fold the beaten egg whites in. Prepare a springform pan (diameter 26cm) with butter and farina and bake in a pre-heated oven for about 25min at 175°C (top/bottom heat), more at the bottom (cover with baking paper if surface gets too dark).

I mommy visits for tea you can sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar after cooling. If mommy does not visit and there’s a long endurance challenge instead, cut the complete cake in pieces and put them all in your backpack. Then, rejoice a whole day over having something way better than energy bars and gels.

Drink & Run

Obstweinlauf Obstwein im Larvenstadium

Here we go, this season’s last report is one month late and still not available in English. You like the gallery? Hungry and thirsty already? Read the German version for details on the menu.