summer

Long Island Clams with Herb Butter

Summer Break! After spending the week in Manhattan, it was time for a change of pace, and we decided, as so many New Yorkers do, to settle on Long Island. We occupied a beautifully restored, 200-year old barn on the East End and enjoyed the sandy beaches, gorgeous bays, fertile land and vineyards, upscale beach towns, […] Read more…

Time for a toast!

The very last recipe for our upcoming cookbook has been written, photographed, cooked, checked, and sent to our layout designer. The book is about to be published! A good reason to bring out a toast. Plus it’s almost the 4th of July so all the more reason to fix ourselves a cocktail. No need to […] Read more…

Turkish Lemonade

As long as one can remember, Turkish families have been living in the Berlin neighborhoods Wedding and Kreuzberg. If you’re looking for a place to buy Turkish groceries, look no further. At supermarket Eurogida it can be so crowded on a Saturday morning, I can’t help imagining being right in the middle of an Istanbul […] Read more…

Turkish Picnic in the Park

We’re working very, very hard on finishing our upcoming cookbook – the Dutch edition will be out this Fall and who knows, maybe in English sooner than we think! We dedicate four pages to one of the most favorite hobbies of all Berliners: having a picnic in the park. Read more…

Peach Frozen Yoghurt

More refreshing than the AC: Frozen Yoghurt! It’s extremely hot in DC and when I tried to take pictures of this Peach Frozen Yoghurt outside, it had turned into a sad liquid within 3 minutes. There are five Frozen Yoghurt places in my neighborhood, but I prefer to make it myself using fresh ripe summer […] Read more…

Compote: A Different Kind of Jam

My first couple of years in Berlin, I happily joined the jam-making madness. In spring and summer, when the fruit is cheap and almost overripe, the markets are crowded. You will see people buying way too much fruit and I bet you: about to make way too much jam for the rest of the year. Read more…

Cheat on Arnold Palmer tea

It’s summer! At least in DC it is. With temperatures in the 80s this week, we are living outdoors again. But not without thirst quenching drinks, like this iced tea, which is my easy and healthy version of an Arnold Palmer. Read more…

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