Recipes

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 (Black Forest Cake) 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. […]

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 […]

Almost Blood Orange Soufflés

Almost Blood Orange Soufflés

ALMOST BLOOD ORANGE SOUFFLÉS My mouth started watering as soon as I came across the Blood Orange Soufflés in Laurent Tourendel’s Fresh from the Market . But alas, when I shopped for the meal, blood oranges in any shape or form proved to be elusive. Not willing to give up […]

Crispy Haddock with Braised Cabbage & Orange Polenta

Crispy Haddock with Braised Cabbage & Orange Polenta

crispy haddock with braised cabbage & orange polenta When I originally consulted Laurent Tourendel’s Fresh from the Market to find a suitable festive dinner recipe to make on Christmas Day, it didn’t take long to decide on the Crispy Red Snapper with Braised Cabbage and Orange Polenta. It […]

“Ach Du liebe Zeit!”

“Ach Du liebe Zeit!”

“ach du liebe zeit!” “Ach Du Liebe Zeit!” A phrase often heard from my mother, and repeated with glee by my children as a favorite “Oma-ism” (quotes from their Oma — the German word for Grandma). Interestingly, Darryl already knew and frequently used his own […]

Sweet Potato Peanut Soup

Sweet Potato Peanut Soup

sweet potato peanut soup This one I would call one of my top ten creations. The flavor and texture of the soup had an addictive quality. We ate this for 3 consecutive meals without getting tired of it, and still craved more. The inspiration for […]