I don’t want to say goodbye to the summer…

© Qin Xie-Krieger

© Qin Xie-Krieger

I stood on the farmer market in Bietigheim and realized suddenly: Summer is REALLY almost over now! The colorful presentation on the market during the last months is vanishing! More and more golden and brown colors are appearing. Suddenly I experienced a big panic: All these juicy green colors… these gorgeous red colors… I have to preserve them for my kitchen, also for the winter, which is about to knock on our door!

© Qin Xie-Krieger

© Qin Xie-Krieger

Coriander, basil, rocket, green and red chilies… All these lovely herbs and veggies, which develop their best flavors in the summer… I was like obsessed and started to stuff my basket with all these splendid beautiful colors and aromas.

© Qin Xie-Krieger

© Qin Xie-Krieger

A plan was aging in my head: I’ll preserve all these beautiful colors and flavors for the winter! With this thought, my first panic was calmed and a smile sneaked to my face. My eyes must have been glowing all the time through my shopping frenzy. Passing pedestrians looked at me slightly confused. 😉

© Qin Xie-Krieger

© Qin Xie-Krieger

For a whole day I did nothing else except for preserving all my favorite flavors in glassware: basil pesto, rocket pesto, cilantro and green peppers salsa, chili herbs oil, rosemary garlic oil, red chili miso sauce.

© Qin Xie-Krieger

© Qin Xie-Krieger

It’s true: I do not want to say “goodbye” to summer …

© Qin Xie-Krieger

© Qin Xie-Krieger

Now, I can let summer go… 😉


3 thoughts on “I don’t want to say goodbye to the summer…

  1. Jaunita

    Hmm it seems like your website ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess
    I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.

    I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing.
    Do you have any recommendations for inexperienced blog writers?
    I’d definitely appreciate it.

    1. Qin Post author

      Hihi Jaunita,

      Thanks for stopping by. I am very happy to know you enjoy reading my blog. 🙂

      I am not sure if I am the right person to give you any advises regarding writing skills. I have never learned any systematical skills for writing. For my blog I just try to describe my emotion and feeling to my beloved food. Normally I take my pictures as inspiration to recall my emotion during my experiment of new recipes. And this works quite well for me. Also taste memories are the most important inspiration of writing about food for me: Any favourite food in your childhood, during your last travel… All these memories are normally connected with true emotion which makes an article interesting… At least I think in this way.

      I don’t know if these are helpful for you. Maybe just try to start with the first article and you will find your own way of writing someday. 🙂

      Best wishes,


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