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Refreshing Summer Cucumber Salad

Refreshing Summer Cucumber Salad

Refreshing Summer Cucumber Salad Not very long ago, we visited White Gate Farm, where we caught the first glimpses of spring seedlings getting ready to provide this year’s harvest. Temperatures were still quite chilly and below normal for the Northeast, making everyone yearn for signs of […]

Chinese Winter Melon Soup

Chinese Winter Melon Soup

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White Gate Farm Tour — March 24, 2018

White Gate Farm Tour — March 24, 2018

White Gate Farm Tour — March 24, 2018 East Lyme, Connecticut On an unseasonably cold weekend in March, Darryl and I visited our friend David and his family in Connecticut. David had kept the daytime plans for Saturday a secret. We were wowed when he […]

Capericious Egg Salad

Capericious Egg Salad

Caper-icious Egg Salad I love eggs. I hate buying eggs at the grocery store. The best way to buy eggs is directly from a local chicken farmer. If you’re lucky, you personally know some of them, and they will quickly become your primary source of […]

Dark Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream and Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache

Dark Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream and Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache

Dark chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream and chocolate hazelnut ganache I used to bake much more than I cooked. Baking is precise, a little variation in ingredient quantities and you could get unexpected and undesired results. Cooking is more intuitive, and measurements to me are […]

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte It seemed appropriate to share a sweet recipe with you for Valentine’s Day, so I chose to post my recipe for Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte aka Black Forest Cake. To Americans, I feel that Black Forest Cake is the quintessential German dessert. It has a […]

Easy Bean Soup

Easy Bean Soup

Easy Bean Soup While I’m busy compiling my next project for Sigrun’s Sustainable Kitchen (the research takes the longest), I would like to delight you with another creation from my friend and guest contributor Renate. It really sounds utterly delicious, and both filling and comforting […]

Not Your Average Potato Soup

Not Your Average Potato Soup

NOT YOUR AVERAGE POTATO SOUP Last night’s dinner had to fit two requirements — it had to be relatively quick to make, and I had some potatoes that I wanted to use up. I originally consulted one of my favorite German recipe sites, chefkoch.de for ideas, and […]

Vegetable Patties aka “Gemüsefrikadellen”

Vegetable Patties aka “Gemüsefrikadellen”

vegetable patties aka “gemuesefrikadellen” I am very pleased to feature a recipe from my first guest contributor, Renate Callahan, a fellow German. Renate not only grew up in the same town I did — Düsseldorf — we even lived on the same street, separated by […]

Crème Anglaise

Crème Anglaise

Crème anglaise The crème anglaise was a last minute addition to the menu when I noticed that our Christmas dinner’s dessert, Almost Blood Orange Soufflé, should be served with it or sorbet. I had no sorbet hiding in the freezer — it rarely lasts long enough […]