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three apple tart

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Cakes + Cookies

…which does not mean, that only three apples are necessary to make this beautiful tart. On the contrary: apples are its main ingredient. They come in three variations (thus the the name) and three layers. Grated apples mixed with almond butter, a layer of sliced apples and a glaze of apple juice thickened with kuzu. It’s macrobiotic (a Steve Acuff recipe), vegan and free of added sugar. Feel free to use any kind of apple […]

tomato sauce with butter and onion

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sauces

tomato sauce with butter and onion 900g ripe tomatoes75g butter1 onion, peeled and halvedsalt Immerse the tomatoes for 1 minute in boiling water. Once cooled down, peel and chop them.In a pot simmer tomatoes, butter, onion and salt with the lid open for about 45 minutes. Stir occasionally. Eventually the fat should have separated from the tomatoes. Discard the onion. Add your pasta of choice or gnocchi to the tomato sauce, sprinkle with grated parmesan […]

Canton Creation

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Drinks

A recommendation for a refreshing cocktail sent to me by Summer and Christoph from HongKong. To prepare it you need ice cubes ginger liqueur (Domaine de Canton) champagne sliced strawberry Best when enjoyed during sunset in a home overlooking the South Chinese Sea.

Baltic beet soup

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Soups

The remedy for the summer’s heat came to me from the Baltic countries: an earthy, slightly sour, chilled red beet soup. Sophie from Café Goldfisch introduced me to it, hers in a striking baby pink shade, mine a bit more on the magenta side. Anyway, as long as you use the traditional main ingredients red beet, gherkins, dill, spring onions and kefir (yoghurt, sour cream…) you can’t go wrong. Baltic beet soup(yields 4) ca. 600g […]

Fichtenspitzen

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Foraging

Im letzten Jahr habe ich Maitriebe von Tannen, Kiefern und Fichten gesammelt, Rezepte gelesen und experimentiert. Ich habe sie frisch gehackt auf Butterbrot probiert, daraus Kräuterbutter mit Zitronenabrieb hergestellt, sie für Tee und Wildgerichte getrocknet und in Gin eingelegt. Die Triebe von der Fichte fand ich im Vergleich zu den anderen Nadelbäumen mit Abstand am würzigsten. Ihr Aroma ist frisch, ganz fein fichtennadelig und ein wenig zitrusartig. Und sie sind ganz weich und zart. Fichtenspitzen […]

giant bean soup

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Soups

In our internal ranking system the giant bean soup unanimously scored a 10, which translates to 3 Michelin stars, 7 golden ladles or 5 chef’s hats. The combination of veggies and beans results in a humble yet luxurious comfort food. Root vegetables, especially burdock root, are very strengthening and make for a warming winter dish, much needed in the cold month of March. giant bean soup Ingredients: 400g giant beans, canned1 tablespoon olive oil1 onion, […]

Christmas Wreath Bread

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Cakes + Cookies

Christmas Wreath Bread(a slightly adapted recipe from Yvette van Boven, A Homemade Christmas) For the dough:250ml milk50 butter(cubed)450g flour1 envelope active dry yeast50g sugar1/2 teaspoon sea salt For the filling:200g raisins ( soaked in rum)50g chopped succade (crystallized fruit)1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon sweet spice mixzest and juice of 1 lemon100g butter at room temperature2 tablespoons light brown sugar1 egg, lightly beaten powdered sugar for serving First make the dough. In a saucepan heat the […]

December reads

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Barbarians at the GateBryan Burrough and John Helyar PachinkoMin Jin Lee Empire of PainThe Secret History of the Sackler DynastyPatrick Radden Keefe GastrophysicsProfessor Charles Spence Der Klang der WälderNatsu Miyashita The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoTaylor Jenkins Reid Vom Wachsen und WerdenSue Stuart-Smith

cherry and chocolate cookies

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Cakes + Cookies

cherry and chocolate cookies 220g butter at room temperature3/4 cup brown sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder2 eggsa pinch of salt1 1/2 cups flour1 teaspoon baking powder1 cup oat flakes1/2 cup (90g) dark chocolate, chopped1/2 dried cherries, chopped Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 180°C. Beat together butter and brown sugar until light and creamy. Add the vanilla, eggs and salt. Stir in flour, baking powder, oats, chocolate chips and dried cherries […]

lukewarm carrot salad with goat cheese and olives

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Salads

lukewarm carrot salad with goat cheese and olives 2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into small piecessalt and pepper1/2 teaspoon cumin1/2 teaspoon ground coriander seeds3 tablespoons lemon juice1 clove garlic, smashed to a paste1 teaspoon grated gingera pinch of Piment d’Espelette2 tablespoons olive oil50-100g feta or ricotta, crumbleda handful of small black olivesgreens to decorate Put the carrots in a pot of salted water, bring to a simmer and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. […]