May 20, 2014 3 Comments

It happened a long while ago that a young IT consultant was constantly travelling all over the world. He usually stayed abroad for a month or longer, and sometimes he felt lonely. Even if he had friends and colleagues with whom he spent his spare time, he always missed one thing in particular: homemade food. Often, he dreamed of looking into his neighbour’s kitchen and seeing what they cooked that night. Or tasting it. Because people in the world are so colorful just like their cuisine! But his dream never came true for him. Finally, three years later, he decided he would turn his dreams into reality himself.

By now, as few years had passed, he was not alone at all. He found three other talented young guys full of enthusiasm, and now they’re working on this dream together. 

It’s coming true as we speak, through the application they developed called Piqniq. The idea behind this application is that, no matter where you go in the world, you’ll find that people love to share their food moments with their friends. And Piqniq is the place where you can share what you cooked with your friends or post which fancy restaurant you’re dining in. You’ll never feel alone even if you’re thousands miles away from your friends and relatives. It’s a place where you can always find somebody around you with whom you can share your food. The Piqniq team’s future project is to create a community where you can also sell your homemade food.

 Being a food blogger means you‘re always alone. When you create something in your kitchen, you like it or love it, you take some great shots and then you wait impatiently for your husband or partner to come home and share it with him. But until then you have no feedback at all about your new “baby.” You think it’s great, because you like it but you can’t be sure if others will like it, too.

So my foodie friends, here’s a great opportunity for all of us to share what we are cooking right now and invite your friends and other foodies virtually into our kitchen to share what we’ve done.

And why did I tell you all of this? Just because when I made this fantastic ice tea it would have been lovely to find somebody in my town to share it with. I was sitting in the garden alone, it was sunny and hot, holding my iPad in my hands, I couldn’t find anybody nearby who could pop in and test my tea immediately. So if you download this great application and try to follow some foodie friends you can find me as Multiculti kitchen.

Please come and join me in this fun!

2-3 hibiscus or peach  tea bags
3 tbsp runny honey (or to taste)
350-400 gr fresh rhubarb
1 vanilla pod
2 tbsp cane sugar (or honey)
2 peaches (sliced)
2 big rosemary sprigs with blossoms
  1.  Wash and trimm rhubarb stalks. Cut into 2-3 cm long sticks, add sugar or honey, scatter the vanilla pod, stir well and put into a small saucepan. Add 200 ml water and bring to boil. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes until rhubarb gets tender and mashy.
  2. Meanwhile make the tea: put the tea bags into jug and pour over boiling water. Add rhubarb mash, and rosemary blossoms to the tea. Remove tea bags about 5 minutes later. Set aside for 15-20 minutes and leave to cool.
  3. Strain tea thorough a fine sieve over a bowl. Add honey to taste and chill for about half an hour or until served.
  4. Put fresh, finely sliced peaches on the bottom of glasses. Pour in chilled tea add some ice cubes and serve.
The post is also an entry at Ren, in Simple and Season.



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    Fawn @ Cowen Park Kitchen

    May 22, 2014

    The tea looks delicious. I've been meaning to develop some delicious way to use the flowering sage outside my building…tea or cocktails seem ideal!

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    JuggleMum, Nadine Hill

    May 28, 2014

    It was the photography that drew me to this post but now I read the recipe, it sounds delicious!
    Glad to have found you on #SimpleandinSeason

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    August 24, 2015

    I do not seem to do well by drinking normal tea’s as they give me headaches. Now, I do well with Green tea. Excellent Green tea.
    Organic Green Tea in India