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Flo’s Chocoloco Tart

I think my daughter Flo (14) should become a chocolatier one day. She’s already a connoisseur: she notes down her tasting experiences of chocolate in a little notebook and she is very precise when it comes to making chocolate desserts. When we lived in the US she had her own blog about chocolate (click here) […] Read more…

Thanksgiving: Pecan Chocolate Pie

For all our friends in the US who want to finish off Thanksgiving with an almost classic Pecan Pie (almost…this one contains chocolate), and for all our Dutch friends who might want to celebrate Thanksgiving or just feel like making a delicious pie (I could happily eat Pecan Pie 365 days of the year). Read more…

quince apple crumble with star anise

Happiness on rainy November days: a warm and comforting crumble with fruit. Now is the time to cook with quinces. You can find them at farmers’ markets and the better grocery stores. Or maybe you are, like us, lucky enough to know someone with a quince tree in his or her backyard. Read more…

French Apple Tart

The house in France, I missed it dearly the last couple of years while living in the US. My parents own a stately home in a half deserted village in the French countryside. Once, it used to be the village school with one classroom and a school bell hanging in a small tower in the yard. 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…

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…

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