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Mira Paradies

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I am a German illustrator and designer of colourful playful things. I love to look at all the beauty in the world and to explore all those small wonders of daily life. Commissions welcome! I do lettering, book covers, patterns, detailed sceneries, people, portraits, editorials.

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Farmer's Market by Mira Paradies

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It’s just such a pleasure to visit the farmer’s market on sunny morning and to select the best looking freshest fruits and veggies for a home cooked dinner.

GrateFULL Cheese by Mira Paradies

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All kinds of cheese from cow- sheep and goat milk

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Pantry Pickings by Mira Paradies

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Holidays are a great opportunity to start a treasure hunt in one’s provisions – be prepared to find out what time does to two year old chocolate cream…!

Colorful Garden Mix // Edible Flowers by Mira Paradies

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I want all of them in my garden!

Violets, Capers & Daisy & Chamomile // Edible Flowers by Mira Paradies

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Violets can be preserved with sugar and they look indeed delicious on these elaborate pieces of patisserie in French cafés.
The first time I saw the fragile beauty of flowers of capers I was surprised that their buds are actually an essential ingredient for penne alla putanesca!

Roses and Elderflower potions // Edible Flowers by Mira Paradies

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I love the beauty of elderflowers and roses – and it's so tempting to preserve their scent by drying the colorful petals or cooking the latter to obtain a fragrant syrup.

Thai Papaya Salad – Beans around the world by Mira Paradies

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I love everything about Papaya Salad – it’s fresh, spicy, colorful, sweet and rich in flavour. An all time favourite with sticky rice and something from the grill. The beans add some nice green crispy twist to it!

Global Cuisine – Eton Mess by Mira Paradies

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A sweet dream in pink, red and white and very simple to make – it just hast to be spring when the strawberries are full of flavour. Legend has it that this desert was invented in Eton where a small shop offered it to the students from 1930 onwards. I like that it doesn’t require any skills, just make a nice mess and indulge!

Tostada con tomate by Mira Paradies

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One of the most convincing combinations of simplicity and tastefulness is the Spanish version of breakfast: toasted bread, soaked with olive oil and topped with fresh tomato puree + salt is the perfect way to begin a day. It has everything: crunchy, warm, fruity, fresh and healthy – and with an extra slice of jamon iberico it is a delicacy.

Global Cuisine – Kerala style Tomato Curry by Mira Paradies

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I am very fond of South Indian cooking! It has such a great variety, many different vegetables are used, as well as many spices – and most of all because it is cooked with coconut oil and freshly grated coconut. So here is one of my favorite curries, acutally very simple to make and sooo tasty.

food fave: Brown Cherry Betty by Mira Paradies

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This cake is a very fond memory of mine and it is also a local speciality from where I grew up, in the south west of Germany. I tried to translate its name „Kirschplotzer“ and I hope it conveys what it is: a juicy fruitiness combined with cloves and cinnamon that add a mysterious hint of christmas to the late spring season when cherries are abundant and everyone who owns a tree is trying to pack as many as possible into this wonderful recipe – I hope someone tries to bake it!

Geometric Food Kitchen by Mira Paradies

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Fun collection of many different items found in a kitchen

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Geometric Food à la carte dinner by Mira Paradies

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everything was fine until someone spilled the wine...!

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Geometric Food Fun by Mira Paradies

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The shape of Fruit Loops (and donughts) are toruses, oranges are spheres and neatly cut sandwiches triangular, they tend to be packed in boxes :) and maybe eaten in a kitchen with diamond wallpaper. Bon appetit!

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Happy Birthday / colour blocks by Mira Paradies

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everything for a super bright and happy birthday: roses, kisses, rainbow time, champagne, cake, cup cakes and two love birds.

Hot Salsa by Mira Paradies

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Birthday Bash with Hot Salsa to dance to and munch on.

Pommes d'Amour / Toffee Apples by Mira Paradies

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I like the idea that Candy Apples are called "Love Apples" in French as well as in German! So here is a Birthday Bash situation with two honeymooning Granny Smiths

Birthday Tea Party by Mira Paradies

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Birthday Bash – Alice in Wonderland Tea Party with macarons, sandwiches, layered cakes and even mushrooms that make you shrink or grow. Queen of Hearts is serving tea and the white rabbit is not in a hurry!

My favourite fresh market picks / Eat the rainbow by Mira Paradies

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I love to indulge in the abundance of market displays, it's so mouthwatering! Here I drew my favourite fresh picks, I'm certainly gonna eat a rainbow!