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Blueberries + Zucchini = Very tasty bread!

Dear Friends,

Today – as promised – I’m sharing the recipe that has been sent to me by the Hayashi Cousins’s in response to my third sent-postcrossing-postcard: A recipe for “Blueberry Zucchini Bread”.

This past Sunday I finally had the time to try it and was really surprised how good it tastes! – Yes, blueberries and zucchinis definately go together! Of course I documented my whole cooking-/baking-adventure for you and here you are…

The Hayashi Cousin’s

Equipment: A large bowl, a wooden spoon, a fork, a chopping board and knife, a cooling rack, a scale, a measuring cup, a blender and a bread-loaf pan (or two medium sized loaf pans or four mini-loaf pans)

Ingredients: 3 eggs (lightly beaten), 240ml vegetable oil, 15ml vanilla extract, 350g (450g) sugar, 360g all-purpose flour, 350g zucchini (shredded), 10g salt, 5g baking powder, 1g baking soda, 2,5g cinnamon, 1 pint fresh blueberries

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SENT CARD #3 – Tuck in!

Dear Friends,

My third sent postcard went to The Hayashi Cousins. They are five cousins, ages 9, 11, 21, 28 and 31 who live near Los Angeles in California, USA. Uuuhhh, the Hollywood-Town! I wonder if they get to see a lot of celebs?

Anyway, the main reason for the Hayashi Cousins to participate in Postcrossing is to teach the younger ones something about foreign countries, cultures and of course a little geography too. As I’ve said before, I think Postcrossing it is a wonderful way to learn more about the world we live in and the different people we are sharing it with. On their profile they suggest to send a favourite recipe of yours if you don’t know what to write. I really liked the idea of sending a recipe and today I am also going to share it with you.

I send them the recipe for my favourite pea soup, I like to call it the “Yummy Pea Soup” 😉
It travelled 5682 miles (9145 km) in 7 days until it reached its destination on September 11th.

Here is my follow along version of the recipe for you:


A large/deep pan, a medium large pot, a grater, a hand blender, a chopping knife and board, a wooden spoon and a ladle.

500 g frozen peas; 2 large potatoes, 1 large onion, 1 liter vegtable stock, 1 sprig fresh mint, 2 sticks celery, 1 knob butter, 100 ml double cream, olive oil, salt, pepper, (feta cheese).

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