Recipes

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 (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 […]