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Celery Root Soup with Apple and Walnuts

Let’s talk about a happy marriage: celery root and apple. They complement each other, balance each other out, and bring out the best in each other. What else can I say? This classic combination works especially well in soups and purees. Well, there was still a celery root sitting in my fridge when my youngest […] Read more…

Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Cake)

Treasure hunting at the local food market: I came home with a bag of dark red onions. They were very fresh, small and not as tasteless as some of the larger ones you often find at the supermarket. Red onions, I love ’em, and the smaller the better. Here in Berlin we love to eat […] Read more…

At Mari Maris’ Table

Maris lives in France but is the successful Dutch author of a comprehesive book on vegetables: the Groentebijbel (The Vegetable Bible). Wish we had known her before! For apart from having a chambre d’hộte, she has, without our knowing about it, been serving wonderful French meals in her beautiful garden almost ‘around the corner’ from […] Read more…

Pumpkin Soup with Carrot, Orange & Ginger

Those chilly days! I really like fall, it’s a beautiful season not only because of all the pumpkins you can buy. Here in Berlin, the most common pumpkin is the orange hokkaido, which is a good one to cook with because it doesn’t need peeling if you buy an organic one. And fresh ginger root […] Read more…

Spanakopita

Recently, we were invited over for dinner at a friends’ house. My friend asked me if I could bring something vegetarian as she had also invited some people who didn’t eat meat. I immediately thought of my Spanakopita, an old time family favorite. This Greek vegetable pie is Read more…

Quick & Easy Eggplant Parmesan

Local eggplants are still around and beautiful. At my farmers’ market they sell them in different sizes and shades of purple. When I think of eggplant, I immediately think of one of my favorite dishes: Melanzane alla Parmigiana, Eggplant Parmesan. Unfortunately, this traditional vegetarian oven dish isn’t ready in a flash, that’s why I often […] Read more…

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…

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…

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