It wasn’t love at first sight. How could you fall in a love with a grey/brown bumpy ball? Aesthetics is not quite the strength of the celeriac (aka celery root). I would go as far as to say it’s the most unattractive root I’ve seen. And probably there are a lot of people that are put off by this strange looking something that easily gets overlooked beneath beauties like the sophisticated cauliflower or the colourful paprika… There is a lot […]
“Isn’t this … Bircher Müsli?!” – That was what I thought when I saw a recipe for this ‘totally new’ breakfast trend called ‘Overnight Oats’ for the first time… and, yes, it basically IS Bircher Müsli. So, this new invention is not so new at all and actually more of a rediscovery of what the Swiss physician and nutritionist Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Brenner developed in 1902 as Apfeldiätspeise – as a dietary meal based on apples (actually it was ment as […]
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It’s getting colder outside slowly around here and as winter and Christmas is getting closer my cravings for the flavours of my childhood – long known dishes, linked with memories – are growing. Schupfnudeln are one of those meals. They are a swabian kind of noodles or dumplings, sometimes translates with ‘finger noodles’ – referring to their shape. The dough itself is similar to the italian gnocci dough – although there exist versions that are only made with flour and […]
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Every season has its cake (at least one!). This one is packed with autumnal produce like pumpkin and apple … accompagnied by the warming spices cinnamon – apples are hard to imagine without – ginger and nutmeg. Can a cake be described as cosy? – If yes, than this cake IS cosiness. It’s an easy to mix up cake, not too sweet, moist, flavourful and colourful – just the right thing to nibble with a cup of tea or coffee […]
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If it were up to me, we wouldn’t have anymore winter weather after christmas. Before christmas it makes perfect sense: Sub-zero temperatures, snow, wind, short days and long nights…it’s all nice and necessary for this cozy pre-christmas feeling.