Here you can read about how mymuesli saw the light of the day in the UK and how it's going to develop. Day after day. Comments and suggestions are welcome as they give us the chance to further improve mymuesli. Have fun reading and participating!
Everyone should know them. They are so delicious, so red and just so good: cranberries. They are not just for decoration or scenery. Known for their health benefits and ripping tartness we love them in everything – in marmalade, in dips and sauces, in cake and desserts. But especially in muesli!
Already the American Indians enjoyed the cranberries in similar ways to our traditions nowadays: dried and sweetened. The red fruits in our muesli are sweetened with apple sirup, what perfectly fits to walnuts, apple pieces and hazelnuts.
Cranberries usually reach their peak in October – that´s the best time of the year to buy them. You can also freeze them for a several years, so you can enjoy them in due season.
A classic Bircher-muesli is a true enjoyment. But I wanted to have a different Bircher taste: more fruity, more creamy and with some cherries. So I started a research and tried these recipes. They are so easy and so good – please try them out! Otherwise you would miss a real delicacy.
Bircher – classic is timeless:
1 spoon almonds
1 table spoon blueberry
1 table spoon raspberries
optional: add a bit sugar
Bircher – liasion between cherry and cinnamon:
1 table spoon almonds
2 spoons sour cherries
Bircher – creamy like custard:
1 spoon almonds
2 table spoon yogurt
2 table spoon orange juice
1 table spoon raspberries
1 table spoon blueberries
Couch: a long upholstered piece of furniture for serveral people to sit on – this is the definition of the Oxford Dictonary. Remembering that definition and surrunded by umpteen mueslis we started a mission: Let´s construct a sofa out of muesli-tubes!
With this idea in mind we had considerations, accurate measurements and professional discussions. It was a piece of hard work, but now we are pround and love our new selfmade (!) couch. It´s perfect for drinking a cup of coffee, talking about the world of muesli or the latest news!
You need: 120 empty muesli-tubes, a stapler and many tacker-needles, a wooden board, 2 seat cushions and patience.
Summer is quickly passing by and probably you have some things you want to do before autum. Our all-time favorite: having a barbecue in the garden while a tepid late summer-evening. A friend of yours is playing gituar, some girls are giggeling and the trees are draped with beautiful colored paper-windsocks.
The instruction for these windsocks is quiet easy and fun!
1. Cut the paper to the needed length. Glue the paper onto the can.
2. Cut another paper into smaller decorative pieces and glue them also onto the can, as you like it.
3. Punch a small hole at the bottom and string twine to hang the windsock.
4. Then cut the wrapping paper into pieces with different length. Glue the pieces onto the inside of the can.
A delicious cup of tea and some canapé in the afternoon – we don´t need anything more for being happy. Today we´ve made two different sandwiches. One with eggs, cress and creme fraiche and the other with salmon, cream cheese and dill. And on top of that we´ve created scones with white chocolate and strawberry jam. After 2 minutes the dishes were empty, it was just too heavenly.
All 3 recipes are easy-peasy in the making – come and join us!
Ingredients for 8 white chocolate-scones:
• 75 g Butter
• 250 g flour
• 1 parcel baking powder
• 2 tbsp brown sugar
• 100 g white chocolate
• 150 ml milk
• milk to spread the buns
• brown sugar to sprinkle
• baking paper
1. Heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Put a baking paper on a baking sheet.
2. Mix together the flour, the baking powder and the butter with your hands. Stir in the sugar and then the milk to get a soft dough. Cut the chocolate in small pieces and mix it in the dough.
3. Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly. Form small buns. Brush the tops of the scones with the milk and some brown sugar.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until well risen and golden.
Ingerdients for the two different sandwiches:
• 4 eggs
• 100g Creme fraiche
• 1-2 tsp Worcestershiresauce
• black pepper
• 1 patch cress
• 125 g cream cheese
• 1 tbsp finely chopped dill
• 3 slices pumpernickel or whole grain bread
• 150 g smoked salmon
• 4 slices toast
Preparation for the smoked salmon sandwich:
1. Stir the pepper and cream cheese. Add a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture onto the three slices of bread.
2. Top with a layer of smoked salmon and spread some dill. Place the remaining bread slice on top of the salmon. Again top with a layer of smoked salmon and some dill. Place the last bread slice on top, with the cream cheese side to the bottom
3. Cut into pieces.
Preparation for the cress-egg-sandwich:
1. Hard boil the eggs, rinsing with cold water when they are done.
2. While the eggs are still warm, peel them and mash them with the creme fraiche and some salt. Stir the cress into the egg-mixture. Place the egg mixture onto two slices of toast and top it with the remaining two slices.
3. Remove the crusts and slice the sandwich two times.
Our best tip for warm summer days: homemade ice tea! No matter what time of the day, we love ice tea with breakfast, after lunch or as a refreshment in the afternoon.
But how do I make really tasty ice tea? Actually it´s very easy and there´s (almost) no way to have it go wrong. First of all you can choose your favourite tea as a base. We recommend using loose biological tea-leaves for a particularly better flavour. In addition, it is of-course helpful having some ice cubes in the freezer. To personalize the tea you can use every fruit or spice you want – set you creativity free.
Also, did you know that ice tea was “invented” by a fortunate coincidence? In 1904 Richard Blechynden wanted to show the guests of a trade fair how tasty and good his black tea was. But the heat of the summer was a big problem, so he decided to cool down his tea with some metal tubes. And it was a big success – people loved this iced tea!
While there are so many different variations of ice tea we have collected some of our favourite recipes for you.
There is one thing we are absolutely certain of: An icetea does not get any fruitier than this!
Just fill the hot water in a bottle with the tea mixture and put it in the fridge for at least one hour. Put some slices of a peach in the glass and add ice cubes – done!
Actually this drink is not an ice tea but at least just as tasty as the other recipes.
Replace half of the tea water with mineral water and add some fresh mint leaves and pieces of lemon. Put it in the fridge and enjoy!
Sencha On Ice
Mango and Orange remind us of our last trip to spain.
Infuse the tea leaves with hot water and place it in the fridge for at least one hour. Add ice cubes, pieces of a mango and orange and taste the summer!
When I was a child, I would only eat sweets for breakfast, e.g. croissants or cinnamon buns with chocolate spread. My parents were desperate to have me eating a more healthy breakfast but were at a loss for how to convince me for some years.
However, as I got older, I struggled with my daily breakfast routine because I didn´t want to eat as much sugar. So I stopped buying croissants and heavily processed cereals, and started looking for more healthy alternatives instead. And that’s when I found mymuesli: really delicious breakfast cereals with carefully selected organic ingredients and a fraction of the sugar content of conventional cereals.
Whilst every mymuesli mix is special and delicious, I have one absolute favourite muesli: The new SUPERFRUIT muesli. It tastes extremely fruity and it is packed with delicious berries, fruits and nuts, complete with their alleged health benefits.
Pomegranate, for example, is said to be filled with more antioxidants than many other superfruits and it tastes wonderfully sweet and sour at the same time.
Blackcurrent, rasberries, strawberries and cranberries also have a range of well-documented health and beauty benefits.
Healthy eating has taken us by storm. Because the old adage We are what we eat is undeniably true. With that in mind, I finally found my favourite supremely tastey muesli-mix. What’s yours?
mymuesli went online in April 2007 and was the first company globally to offer customised muesli. We wanted everyone to have the opportunity to find his or her favourite muesli – whether if you´re a chocoolic, a berry-lover or nuts for nuts. If you want to find out more about us and why we make muesli, feel free to write us an email or visit us on facebook.
In 2008 we decided to expand to the UK, so you wouldn´t miss the best muesli in the world. Since then many things have happened and we proudly look back at highlights and adventures over the years. From the start we have received kind words of praise and recognition. Of course, we are extremely happy about that and would love to share them with you. Here are some extracts.
The latest news we are very proud of is the relaunch of our UK website. We hope you´ll enjoy your muesli experience even more with it and find all the information you seek. In addition, we launched a newly-designed look for our muesli tubes and added some new muesli varieties such as Cacao Nibs and Nuts, BerryWhiteChoc 2go and HoneyNut 2go.
Now we loft forward to new challenges. Not only a participation in the Great Taste Awards but also some interesting cooperations that you will find out more about in due course.
It remains for us to say thanks to you: Thanks for your support, loyalty, assistance, cordiality and thanks for your enthusiasm, dear muesli friends!
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