Berlin staves off the threat of vegan picketing with a deluge of dairy-free ice cream options, but I can only vouch for the sole one I visited: Caramello. This bitty little shop offers organic ice creams and sorbets, even boasting a few soy-based flavors. All scoops are a mere €1 so indulge your inner ice cream monster to the point of crapulence. But let’s not be feckless, folks: only adopt an ice cream regimen with the express consent of your physician.
I mimed with the aid of my pathetic German that I wished to purchase the zwei soy-based flavors du jour: peanut and hazelnut. Dreamy-creamy and boldly flavored, these made for some seriously satisfyingly licking. No post-ordering regrets in this exterior patio-land of perky fluorescent cushions.
Solemn, learnéd tip: if you are considering to soy-shake or not to soy-shake at Caramello, simply scrounge a few coins from your pockets and give in to the former. Such soy-shake regret ate my heart cold on the U-Bahn trip back to my room. No toothy smiles peppered those postprandial hours.
I mentioned yesterday that Caramello is a small foot-trek from Vöner: der Vegetarische Döner. Facts have not changed.
I love strawberries. Love love love! They are one of the most versatile berries, scrumptious in pretty much anything- muffins, pies, syrups, sauces, jams, jellies, chocolate-covered, cakes, or just plain. I was lucky enough to score 3 baskets of the tastiest organic strawberries I’ve ever had (no joke, these were amazingly sweet and stayed fresh so long) for just 5 bucks at the farmer’s market. That was Thursday and I’m already down to a basket and a half. Can you really blame me, though? They are such an irresistible treat when dipped in natural sugar. I’m such a little strawberry snacker!
Sweet, juicy, orgasmic
Today was the first rain of the season, which pretty much made my day. The smell of fresh rain on a dreary, overcast day- indescribably wonderful. As much as I’m enjoying the newness of this cold weather, I can guarantee I will be aching for the sun again in about a month. But, at least for now cold weather means cozy, warm clothes- my large collection of scarves is just aching to be taken out of storage to brave those Santa Ana winds. And I get to dig out my beautiful trench coats from the back of my closet. Needless to say, I am so ready for winter.
To top off it all, I might be going to Paris this next January! It’s all so exciting… I hope everyone is having an amazing day because I know I am!