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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Garden Pasta Pesto

Once, when I was still living in the Netherlands, I had a small vegetable garden. Each year, I planted and grew rhubarb, beets, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, radishes, and pod peas. But because a vegetable garden needs a lot of care and attention, which I did not always have, the harvest was less successful than hoped […] Read more…

Dutch Cheese Pancakes

Holland is not only famous for its cheese (Gouda!), but also for its greenhouse vegetables. Here in the States I come across Dutch red peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes quite often. Holland, tomato land…Who would have thought 50 years ago (certainly not my 95 year old Dutch grandma who never ate a raw tomato before she […] Read more…

Suzanne’s Sweet Potato Soup

Suzanne Stougie (“eater of food, thinker of thoughts, writer of recipes”) has lived in Berlin-Neukölln since 2011, together with boyfriend Michiel and their twins Kalle and Lova. Looking out of her apartment, you can spot the Fernsehturm and Tempelhofer Freiheit, the former airport, where she owns a vegetable garden. Before living here, she lived for […] Read more…

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