Recipes

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 […]

Christmas Stollen

Christmas Stollen

My Grandmother’s Christmas Stollen This is a traditional German treat eaten at Christmas time. This particular recipe was my grandmother’s, and I have since perfected it through repetition, and also updated it to use modern techniques and equipment. I like the simplicity of this particular […]

Thai Vegetable Curry

Thai Vegetable Curry

thai vegetable curry Cooking is therapeutic for me. There is no better feeling than picking out fresh ingredients and transforming them into a mouth-watering dish. My most recent creation is a non-traditional, but very tasty Thai Vegetable Curry. First of all, a shoutout to Cookie […]