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soba bowl with carrot and leek

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Dinner / Lunch

  soba bowl with  carrot and leek yields 3 servings 3 bundles of soba noodles 1 medium carrot, cut into fine strips 1 leek, cut into fine strips for the sauce: 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 lime, juiced 3 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce Wash and peel the carrot, continue using the peeler until the whole carrot is finely sliced. Wash the leek, cut it in half lengthwise […]

no-knead bread

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I never thought no-knead bread would turn out to be such a winner. It’s crust is simply divine. No kneading is requested, no machines, no fancy ingredients, very little effort – just a hot oven and a good planning, because there’s one essential ingredient – TIME. no-knead bread 3 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water In a large bowl combine flour, yeast, salt and sugar. Add […]

artichoke bottoms with garlic and mint

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Soon spring will be here and with it the season of fresh artichokes. I’m early  (and lucky)  this year because I brought fresh artichokes from Rome in my suitcase. Besides being the most photogenic vegetable I know, they tasted delicious cooked with garlic and mint. artichoke bottoms alla romana with garlic and mint 6 artichokes 1 lemon, halved 1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped 2 teaspoons sea salt 1 cup water 1/3 cup […]

curried butternut squash soup

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When it comes to butternut squash soup I’m usually on the  heavily gingered spicy side. Minimalist Baker’s suggestion is subtly spiced, soul-warming, silky, coconut-infused and surprisingly different.   Curried butternut squash soup (recipe by Minimalist Baker) 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2 shallots, thinly diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small butternut squash a pinch of sea salt and black pepper 1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 400ml light coconut milk 500ml vegetable broth 2-3 tablespoons maple […]

a basketful of muscatel grapes

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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 […]

pepino y albóndiga

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Don’t worry, I won’t write my blogposts in Spanish from now. Pepino and albóndiga have been my daughter’s favourite words in her first Spanish course. So funny, so strange, so absolutely not similar to their fellow cucumbers and meatballs in German, English or French. In the end, both nouns happen to match quite nicely in real life. The albóndigas in our recipe are crispy veggie balls, being best when you flatten them to the max – the flatter the crispier! […]

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 […]

trout barbecue

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Isn’t it the most delightful thing in the world sitting together with friends on  a hot summer evening, trouts being grilled on the campfire, an ice cold wine at reach (we had a Riesling from Alsace) and listening to some music? Kriebels Mixtape Sound of Monte – Carlo’s Symphony #52  

minimalist gazpacho

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It’s great eating outdoors. After all, everything tastes better outside. At times I love to indulge in the Victorian fashion for packing everything from mint sauce to silver teaspoons and starched napkins into a picnic basket heading to my favourite place by the lakes. However, usually I choose the simple approach for outdoor lunches. A chilled gazpacho, bread and olive oil are quickly taken to a shady place in the garden or to a sun chair on the balcony. minimalist gazpacho […]

sweet dumpling, oven-roasted with prawns, tomatoes, goat cheese and white wine

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End of September is a special time for me because I finally accept that summer is over and autumn has come. Even though I try  as often as possible to not wear socks ( hello cold!), but I don’t resist anymore to include roast pumpkin into my menus. The topping of prawns, finely cut tomatoes, fresh goat cheese and white wine complemented perfectly the fine chestnuttiness of the sweet dumpling. Sweet Dumpling, oven-roasted with prawns, […]