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Quiche With Broccoli, Allgäuer Cheese & Nuts

Hot lunches and easy dinners, that’s how we like it in Berlin (at school and in the many restaurants in my neighborhood). That’s where quiches come in. This time we made one with broccoli and a lovely German cow’s milk cheese: Allgäuer. It tastes a little like Emmentaler and is made in the South of […] Read more…

Daikon & Radish Salad with Wild Herbs

Although I am a big fan of local markets, every now and then you cannot avoid the grocery store. Next to the ‘usual suspects’ in the vegetable aisle I found a little package of ‘Wildkräuter aus der Region’, herbs from the region. A lot of herbs most people in the Netherlands or the US hardly […] Read more…

Frittata with Leftover Pasta

Sometimes – which actually is quite often, now that school has started – there is ‘dinner rush’ in my house. On those days I can always rely on a frittata. Most of the time I have eggs at hand and I add whatever sits in my fridge. This time I used a zucchini, red pepper, […] Read more…

Salade Niçoise

Of course, there’s nothing new about this Salad Niçoise, but I suddenly felt like making one while I was reading Delancey by Molly Wizenberg (author, among others of the successful blog Orangette). Delancey is a lovely book about the opening of her husband’s pizzeria with ditto name in Seattle (btw, a must-go address if you’re […] Read more…

Tomato Salad With ‘Swedish’ Yoghurtbollar

Supermarkets abroad are very hard to resist. Even if you don’t need any groceries, it’s worthwhile visiting them: enjoy the lovely packaging, new flavors, unknown products. If you go to Sweden, like I did this summer, buy pickled herring, other small canned fish, delicious mustard, and knäckebröd in many exciting varieties. Read more…

Red Rice Salad

Of course, we could have given the recipe of a Pasta Salad Caprese here. But because that somehow seems a little too obvious, we thought it would be nice and healthy to use red rice instead of pasta. We made this salad with freshly picked cherry tomatoes from our neighbor’s garden (thanks, Evan!). They are […] Read more…

The London Plane: Rose Granola

For the past couple of weeks we explored Seattle and Portland, not so much sightseeing-wise but food-wise. We had lunch at The London Plane, which is not only a café, but also a bakery, patisserie, florist, and mini-delicatessen. They even sell tableware. Everything, food included, is wonderful, beautiful and delicious. Read more…

Spaghetti Monte e Mare

Summer goes by too fast! We just got back from our wonderful trip along the coast of the Pacific Northwest. From one of our vacation rentals on the rugged coast of Oregon we had a stunning view of the ‘Proposal Rock’, a huge rock rising up out of the ocean at Neskovin. We prepared this […] Read more…

Pflaumen Streuselkuchen (Plum Streusel Cake)

August is prune time! It’s a beautiful time to take long walks through the lush and green fields of Brandenburg, the federal state that surrounds Berlin. When strolling through the fields you will be able to pick prunes and other fruits from the many fruit trees. Actually, it’s a favorite pastime of locals. They often […] Read more…

Apricot Apple Cake

I often make this easy cake when friends show up unannounced. Most ingredients I have readily available in my cupboard, and I make it with the fresh fruit I have on hand. You can even use frozen berries. I love the combination of apricots and apples, so now that fresh apricots are in season I […] Read more…

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