Author: troutandhawk

Salsa California

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Lunch / Salads
Salsa  California ingredients

Definitely THE sauce of this summer!!   Salsa California 1/2 onion a piece of chili pepper, seeds removed  half a bunch of fresh cilantro leaves 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice or white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 6 ripe tomatoes Blend for a few seconds. Do not over mix, leave chunky. I love it with pasta, grilled fish, salad, vegetables (green beans, asparagus!)  or on grilled ciabatta. Spin-off: Take the Salsa California ingredients, add half a cucumber and […]

midsummer mood and a homemade Nocino

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Drinks / Jams + Preserves
summer

Homemade Nocino (green walnut liqueur) (a David Lebovitz recipe) On the 23 and 24th of June the green walnuts are traditionally harvested in Italy for  the use of liqueur making. It’s when inside the shell the walnut is starting to form. No hurry, harvesting until mid July is still fine! 30 green, unripe walnuts 500g sugar 1l Vodka 2 sticks cinnamon 10 whole cloves the zest of a lemon (organic, not sprayed) Quarter the walnuts (PLEASE wear gloves, […]

Saskatoon berry pie

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Cakes + Cookies
Saskatoon berry pie

The Saskatoon berry pie with its sweet and nutty bottom is as simple as perfect as a pie can be.  If you don’t have an amelanchier close by  (Saskatoon berry is the fruit of the amelanchier) you may use blueberries or cherries instead.   Saskatoon berries fabulous facts The Saskatoon berry is a wild fruit which contains lots of vitamins  A and C as great antioxidants. Vitamin K for clotting, vitamin E for sexual health and good skin, B vitamins […]

Aunt Elisabeth’s mousse au chocolat

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Sweets
mousse au chocolat

Aunt Elisabeth’s mousse au chocolat 2 eggs 50g sugar  150g dark chocolate 200g cream In a bowl whisk eggs and sugar until creamy. Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie and let it  cool down slightly. Whip the cream. Whisk the chocolate into the egg/sugar mixture until combined, then fold in the whipped cream. Refrigerate for about 1/2 hour before serving. Try cocoa nibs for a topping!  

winter 2018 booklist

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booklist winter 2018

Hunger Roxane Gay Finanz-Tsunami Ernst Wolff Lincoln in the Bardo George Saunders Charisma James Salter Die Geschichte des verlorenen Kindes Elena Ferrante Falke: Biographie eines Räubers Helen McDonald Das Genie Klaus Cäsar Zehrer The Silk Roads: A New History of the World Peter Frankopan Die Kieferninseln Marion Poschmann Nannion Andreas Androutsellis-Theotokis The Bees Laline Paull

Flemish red cabbage

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Dinner / Lunch
Fleming red cabbage

A traditional recipe to fight the arctic temperatures.  It pairs well with duck and pheasant, with potato gratin, gnocchi  and mashed potatoes. Or simply on its own, just the buttery cabbage with the sweet aromatic apple. Flemish red cabbage 1 red cabbage 2 tablespoons aceto balsamico salt and pepper  2 generous tablespoons soft butter to spread onto the pan  2 apples a heavy pan with a heavy , well closing lid.  Preheat the oven to 150°C. Quarter the cabbage, […]

German apple pie (not Grandma’s classic)

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Cakes + Cookies
German apple pie

It is wheat-free, egg-free and dairy-free, yet super good – with a deliciously crunchy crust when it comes out of the oven.  German apple pie (not Grandma’s classic) 300g spelt flour (or a mix of spelt and chickpea flour) 1 sachet baking powder 100g muscobado sugar 160g unsweetened apple sauce or fresh apple pulp (leftover from juicing) 160g nut milk 100g ground almonds 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 5 – 6 apples In a bowl mix flour and […]

dried fruit and oat cookies

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Cakes + Cookies
Christmas cookies

This is the time of the year when Erzgebirgian Arches and the beautiful stars of the Moravian Church shine through our wintery darkness. It’s also high time to start with the Christmas bakery. These dried fruit and oat cookies are equally delicious made with fresh fruit pulp instead of dried fruit. My favourite version? Fresh fruit pulp  + raisins! Or… dried fruit + a handful of chocolate chips?? As the fruit is the last ingredient to be added, I suggest you divide […]

creamy mustard salad dressing

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Lunch / Salads
creamy mustard dressing

creamy mustard salad dressing (yields about 10 servings) 2 cups raw, unsalted cashews 1 cup white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons raisins 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast 1 cup almond milk or any other plant based milk 1 teaspoon tamari sauce It is not necessary to soak the cashews, if you use a high speed blender.  Blend until creamy. Keep in the fridge for at least 1 week. If […]

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 […]