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caramelized pumpkin and green bean salad

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Dinner / Lunch / Salads
butternut squash

I stumbled upon  the method of caramelizing butternut squash  in Donna Hay’s cookbook Fresh and Light. Perfect to turn any autumnal salad into a more substantial meal. What are your favourite pumpkin recipes?  Mine are these pumpkin soup with a Bali memory  spiced butternut squash bread sweet dumpling, oven roasted with prawns, tomatoes and white wine curried butternut squash soup autumnal surf’ ‘n’ turf introducing black futsu     caramelized pumpkin and green bean salad 1 butternut squash, sliced or diced 2 […]

beetroot carpaccio

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Lunch / Salads
beetroot carpaccio

beetroot carpaccio 4 beetroots about 75g fresh goat cheese (feta) 2 spring onions (the green parts) or chives, thinly sliced for the vinaigrette: 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar 60 ml olive oil a few dashes of Tabasco sauce  salt and black pepper Bring a pot of water to the boil and add the beetroot. Cook for about 20 minutes. Refresh under cold water, peel and slice 2-3mm thick. Spread on a platter in a fan shape. […]

summer lunch: gazpacho, fried salmon and cabbage salad

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Lunch / Salads
salmon, cabbage and a glass of gazpacho

Here’s how to make the gazpacho. For the salad take a pointed cabbage (much softer than its big round brother), slice it finely and knead it a few times with your hands to crush the structure. Finally toss in the following dressing: dressing for the cabbage salad salt and freshly ground black pepper vinegar a generous amount of heated olive oil Start seasoning the raw sliced cabbage with salt and pepper, add the vinegar and […]

picnic with sardines and quick pickled shallots

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Jams + Preserves / Lunch
picnic

The simplest things, like a tin of sardines, can be the most delicious when paired with a crispy baguette, quick pickled shallots and a bottle of champagne. Add a lemon to squeeze over the sardines and some fresh herbs to spread on top. Enjoy!   quick pickled shallots   3-5 shallots, sliced 2 tablespoons vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar pinch of salt  Slice the shallots and put them into a jam jar. Douse with the vinegar, add […]

green rice and egg bowl

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Dinner / Lunch
bear garlic

For my spring pesto I use bear’s garlic (Bärlauch), sorrel or even ground elder (Giersch) from the garden.  Be careful in case you go foraging for bear’s garlic, the long and slender leaves can easily be mistaken by leaves of lily of the valley, which are super toxic. green pesto 1 big handful (or a bunch if you buy it) bear’s garlic, sorrel or ground elder 20 g pine nuts parmesan 40ml olive oil salt and […]

plum somen with lemon scented olive oil and black sesame

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Lunch / Snacks
pink noodles

Somen are very thin Japanese noodles made of wheat flour.  In the making process the dough is stretched to a max with the help of vegetable oil to achieve very thin strips. That’s the reason why you need to rinse them under cold water after cooking. Otherwise they would become sticky. The pink beauties I bought at Muji owe their colour and their slightly fruity/salty flavour to Ume, a Japanese plum.   Usually I eat somen with a dip of […]

Grandma’s Classics: beef roulades (Rouladen)

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Dinner / Lunch
roulades

A German surprise package traditionally filled with pieces of dill pickle, mustard and thinly sliced bacon. The tart flavour of mustard  and dill pickle is a must, but to complete the filling I prefer thinly sliced vegetables like carrots, onions and bell pepper to bacon.    . Beef Roulades for the roulades: 6 pieces of boneless beef round (pounded) 6 teaspoons Dijon mustard 6 dill pickles (sliced lengthwise) 1 big white onion (cut in thin wedges) 1 red bell pepper (cut in thin strips) […]

celery salad with a date and roasted hazelnut dressing

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Lunch / Salads
Vik

celery salad with a date and roasted hazelnut dressing (another fresh and light recipe of my daughter Viktoria) 3 sticks celery, sliced for the dressing: 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1/2 medjool date, finely chopped 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 small handful hazelnuts, roasted and chopped pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper pinch of spice mix”Ruf der Oase” by Herbaria […]

homemade tomato ketchup

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homemade ketchup

 tomato ketchup (yields about 100-150ml ketchup) 1/2 red bell pepper 3 sun dried tomatoes 1-2 ripe tomatoes 1/2 small onion a small piece of red chili about 1/2 cup water(amount depending on the consistency you want) a pinch of salt  Put all ingredients into the blender and blend at full speed.

haddock marinated with lime, ginger, honey and spring onions

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Dinner / Lunch
a marinade for fish

haddock marinated with lime, ginger, honey and spring onions 4 haddock filets or any firm white fish 1 tablespoon coconut oil a handful shiitake mushrooms 100ml cream salt and pepper a handful fresh  cilantro leaves, chopped for the marinade: 2 limes, squeezed a generous piece of raw ginger, grated 2 teaspoons honey  1 red or green chili pepper, finely chopped 3 spring onions, chopped Combine the ingredients for the marinade. Put the haddock into a […]