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tarocco oranges with beetroot, red onions and cilantro

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tarocco oranges with beetroot

At the foot of the Etna grow the best oranges in the world, Tarocco, Moro and Navel. The Tarocco is a half-blood orange, juicy and delicate, with a balanced sugar/acid ratio and a very aromatic flesh. It’s called half-blood because the fruit flesh isn’t as red as the other blood oranges. The colour is influenced by the temperature fluctuations in the night, because all blood oranges need night frost to develop their beautiful red colour. […]

celery salad with a date and roasted hazelnut dressing

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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 […]

prawn and lettuce rice paper rolls

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prawn and lettuce rolls

prawn and lettuce rice paper rolls (inspired by Donna Hay) 200g prawns 2 spring onions, chopped a few leaves of lettuce and arugula 1 carrot, shaved a few coriander, mint and basil leaves lemon, salt and pepper Top softened rice paper rounds with fried prawns, leaves of lettuce and arugula, chopped spring onions, carrot shavings and fresh herbs. Sprinkle with lemon, add salt and pepper to your liking. Fold over the ends and roll to […]

carrot + coriander + garlic salad

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carrot + coriander + garlic salad

carrot + coriander + garlic salad ( guest post by my daughter Viktoria) The recipe of this salad came to me by way of my friend Maddy. She is Latvian, but I am not sure if this salad is Latvian too. Anyhow, it’s amazing how delicious it is, considering the small and rather basic set of ingredients. Let me give you a few tips, before you start: This salad gets better after a few hours […]

foods that cleanse and a lettuce, avocado and roasted nori salad

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lettuce, avocado and seaweed salad

  foods that cleanse water-based vegetables water-based fruits carrots dandelion greens salads seaweeds raw fruit/vegetable juice soups tomato sauce spices such as ginger, cumin, cardamom and peppermint fish such as sardines, that are not so dense smaller portions of any food lettuce, avocado and roasted nori salad 1 firm but ripe avocado 6 leaves lettuce 1 tablespoon finely cut roasted nori for the vinaigrette: 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar 1 teaspoon mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to […]

Donna Hay’s spiced chickpea salad

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Donna Hay’s cookbook Fresh and Light is the quintessence of 21st century cuisine. She offers a joyful, varied and sensible kitchen that gives an alternative to the current trend of restrictive cooking, wheat-free, sugar-free, lactose-free, gluten-free, fruit-free, to name a few. She invites to use fresh, seasonal and regional products, and substitutes traditional ingredients for their healthier equivalent.  Donna made sure that all her recipes are easy and quick to prepare. After all; overly complicated cooking instructions just make […]

Michael’s meadows and a lunch al fresco

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Michael Simonsen, of Simonsen Freianlagen, the landscape designer and family friend, has a beautiful garden, that we were very eager to visit. Whenever we asked, “can we come see your garden this weekend?” He said “No no noooo, it needs a little more time to show the whole variety of flowers! Half of them didn’t blossom yet!” or “Just a little more patience, I am still waiting for the sunflowers!” Finally, on a sunny day […]

how to make the best use of the first tender baby beetroots

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  It’s always a feast when Mr. Herzog from Landmarke delivers the first young and tender vegetables of the season. They are so fresh and tiny, you literally can eat them with root, stems and leaves. Here’s how I prepared my first spring beetroots: green smoothie with fresh beet leaves the leaves of 4 baby beets a handful of lemon balm leaves a few mint leaves 1 apple 1 banana 1 teaspoon almond butter 1 cup […]

big snow, 3 boars and a simple beetroot salad

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I had a flu. Runny nose, sore throat, cough and fever. So instead of throwing myself into the planned spring detox and sports  in the (supposed) sunshine I’m spending my days lazily on the sofa, recovering, drinking hot English tea and trying to motivate myself to breathe the snowy air outside my warm cocoon not only for shovelling snow. Snowboots and ski pants on, camera hidden under the parka I bravely headed  into the forest. […]