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a basketful of muscatel grapes

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Dinner / Lunch / Snacks / Sweets
muscatel grapes

I used the sweet muscatels as an edible decoration on my table, I spread them on the pizza, juiced them and combined them with little mozzarella balls and black sea salt. And then there were these sublime frozen grapes with hot chocolate fudge and grappa Take the best and sweetest grapes you can get and put them into the freezer for 2 hours. Big grapes will be frozen outside, the inside will be a semi-liquid sorbet. The tiny […]

Ketut Sri Nadi’s Dadar Cake

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Breakfast / Snacks / Sweets
dadar cake, fruit and coconut

In Bali we got to enjoy Ketut’s Dadar Cake, a Pandan scented crêpe filled with coconut and palm sugar syrup. We loved it so much that we had it nearly every morning for breakfast together with a fruit plate and a freshly opened coconut. It made me more than happy that one day Ketut invited me to join her into the kitchen to give me a master class in dadar cake cooking. I tried to make it […]

crostini topped with sauce gribiche, fava beans and goat cheese

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raspberry + goat cheese crostini fresh goat cheese raspberries pink pepper (crushed), chives, oregano fava beans crostini fresh goat cheese green fava beans, blanched mint leaves crushed black pepper sea salt lemon scented olive oil (I recommend  Carlo Guarini‘s L’Agrumato) Spread the crostini with the fresh goat cheese and top with the remaining ingredients. crostini with sauce gribiche The original Sauce Gribiche is mayonnaise-like and very rich. It requests no less than 250ml of peanut oil. Absolutely […]


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Dukkah is an Egyptian spiced nut and seed mix. Perfect to enjoy just with bread and olive oil. Today I paired it with fresh ricotta and Duca Carlo Guarini’s L’Agrumato al Limone, a native olive oil infused with the aroma of Apulian lemons. Add a glass of Campo di Mare  Negroamaro  from the same Apulian Azienda Agraria and you are in heaven! Dukkah 1/2 cup hazelnuts 1/3 cup sesame seeds 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons coriander seeds […]

kohlrabi towers

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Lunch / Snacks

I always wondered how to give kohlrabi a bit more sex appeal, I mean I loved my mother’s homely kohlrabi with cream sauce and roast potatoes, but this good old German meal is rather heavy and not too fun.My new favorite alternative is to roast kohlrabi slices in the oven, then build them into towers with a Mediterranean or a Thai stir-fry. Instant sophistication. Sweet potato slices are a nice addition, too. kohlrabi towers serves […]

guacamole – and sardines in a tin

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Homemade Guacamole is an alltime favourite for summer days. It is super easy and fast to make, we serve it as a light lunch, as snack or as a dip for a barbecue.  Yesterday we spread our guacamole on slices of rye bread and topped it with sardines. The avocado contains all 6 human nutritional needs in abundance: water, fat (essential natural fats), protein, natural sugar, vitamins (B,C, E and K) and minerals (potassium, calcium, […]

gingered beans with hijiki

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My international family of favourite green bean recipes (German with tomatoes, onions and vinaigrette, Spanish with fried garlic and almonds) welcomes a new brother in their midst: Asian gingered beans with hijiki. This recipe is full of flavour and makes use of the beautiful hijiki algae, and fancy yet very easy to prepare.   dry and soaked hijiki gingered beans  with hijiki (inspired by Alicia Silverstone) 1/2 cup dried hijiki 1 tablespoon tamari 2 tablespoons […]

semi-dried tomatoes overnight

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  Every now and then the overnight tomatoes make their appearance on various food blogs I follow. They have many fancy names like night blushed tomatoes or moon dried tomatoes, but I think the flavour speaks for itself.  When I talked with my local vegetable shopkeeper about the many possibilities to enjoy the little heirloom tomatoes I remembered the overnight method and promised to share it with him. It’s super easy and the result is […]