Turkey roast for Sunday dinner

In my family we always celebrate Sundays. Mostly with tasty and festive food. I remember my parents were always up very early to start preparing everything for dinner. It was usually a three-course menu so it was a bit time consuming (well, so much for lazy days, huh?) But everything was always prepared fresh and from the scratch. And it was always so good. Everyone would help and we would gather at the table early afternoon to enjoy the meal, followed by a coffee and cake.

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Potatoe and vegetable soup with minced meat

With my last post I was probably way too early and optimistic talking about picknicks. Since then we had one sunny day and the rest of the week was pretty winter-like weather. In a way it was my own fault as I could have expected it from April. In German there is a saying “April April der macht was er will”, which you could translate into April April it does what it wants or April weather: rain and sunshine both together. Very true!

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Apple and cranberry muffins

Looking through the archive of what I have posted I cannot help but wonder how is that possible that I only have 2 muffin recipies? Considering it is one of the things I bake very often and have fed a considarate amount of them to my colleagues, it is a huge negligence on my part. The good news though is that Spring is on its way and with it the picknick season. So consider this post a hint of what you can pack in your picknick basket. That is if picknicks and such are still allowed.

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Pikeperch with potato crust on a bed of cauliflower purée

I told you once that I don’t really like cauliflower. Well, maybe not as such. Whenever someone prepared it and it was on my plate I ate it but was never really thrilled about it. My vegetable of choice was always the broccoli. When it wasn’t available in the store, but the cauliflower was I simply ignored the fact and just left or bought carrots instead. At some point I just decided to experiment with it a little bit, adding different spices and preparing it in various different ways. Continue reading “Pikeperch with potato crust on a bed of cauliflower purée”

Easy cherry and almond sheet cake

You know, as much as I’d like it to be true, baking is not my forte. I mean, there are times when everything goes perfect and you bake the cake you wanted all along. Other times the reality kicks in, proving that, well, a little bit more practice is needed. And nothing wrong with that. Normally when I ruin a cake I distract myself with something else to bake. Continue reading “Easy cherry and almond sheet cake”

Keema matar and homemade flatbread

You know, the last few weeks have been packed with new challenges and I had to cut down on my cooking letting Philipp be the chef cook for that time. So over the weekend when it felt just long enough for me to stay out of the kitchen, I took over. And it felt so good to be back. I thought after all that time I should make something a little bit more fancy. You know, for all that trouble and effort of the last days. Continue reading “Keema matar and homemade flatbread”

Sunday dinner: pork tenderloin with herb crust

It’s Sunday, the sky is blue and normally we would be up and going towards the mountains for a hike or just a cruise through the little villages and country roads. But not today. My brother paid us a very welcome but surprise visit so during his short stay we tried to show him what Bavaria has to offer. And as we went for a hike yesterday, we thought we deserve a day’s rest. Continue reading “Sunday dinner: pork tenderloin with herb crust”

Eggnog cupcakes with pudding cream

We were invited for dinner to our friends the other day, and somehow there is this unspoken rule that whoever is invited has to bring the dessert. Well, not sure this is entirely true, as wine is also a good idea. Something home baked has that personal touch though.

I was planning on bringing some cupcakes or at least muffins, and went through the posts on my blog. And then one thing struck me. Continue reading “Eggnog cupcakes with pudding cream”