Simple apple muffins

The star of today’s post is, as you could probably guess, an apple. I don’t think there is any other fruit that can be used in so many ways. You can enjoy it raw, in cakes, marmalades, salads, juices, soups, pancakes, wine- you name it. The thing I like most about apples, aside of the taste, is the fact that they are available all year round, even though the actual season is between August and October.

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Celery cream soup

You know, there are some vegetables which when you see them, you immediately have an idea of what to do with it. Like a broccoli for example. When I think of broccoli, a broccoli soup, or a gratin or just plain boiled as a side dish come to my mind. It would be the same with the cauliflower, for which I shared quite few ideas of what to make with it. Or a sweet potato. Easy, right?

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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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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”