How To Make Homemade Jam

homemade jam

For many years, summer and autumn were the classic canning time, to preserve the harvested fruits of the warm season for the cold winter month. Today, however, making your own jams has acquired a completely new status and is done throughout the year. But how do you make homemade jam? Every season brings out its … Read more

Red Currant Jelly

Red Currant Jelly

While strawberries, raspberry, blackberry, apricot, and blueberry are the most popular fruits for homemade jams, sour fruits such as lemons, sour cherries or red currants are particularly suitable for fruity fresh homemade jelly. The already high fruit acid content not only depends on the different varieties but is also influenced by the annual fluctuating weather … Read more

Mirabelle-Vanilla Jam

Recently, while strolling through the woods, I discovered a wild Mirabelle tree loaded with ripe, golden fruit. I ate as much as I could and decided to come back the next day with a container to collect more Mirabelle to cook a very tasty jam. I thought about what special note I could add to … Read more

Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate zucchini cake

The first time I tried a zucchini cake was at my grandmother’s. I remember lifting my eyebrows and being very skeptical. A cake! With vegetables! Mind you at that age a vegetable cake was the last thing I wanted to try. But I knew my grandmother was a professional in baking wonderful cakes, so I … Read more

Garden Asparagus with Tuna Steak and Red Potatoes

Today I decided to cook another favorite of mine: Garden asparagus with tuna steak and potatoes. This recipe is simple. The meal is fast to prepare easily digestible and most important: it tastes so good. This combination is just the perfect lunch on a spring Sunday. What do you need for: ‘Garden Asparagus with Tuna Steak … Read more

Rhubarb Pie With Sour Cream Topping

Rhubarb Pie

And there is another highlight for me in springtime: Rhubarb Pie. I just can’t get enough of the pie. You will find a lot of variations, Rhubarb pie with crumb topping, Rhubarb pie with meringue or Rhubarb pie covered with a pastry crust. But my all-time favorite is Rhubarb pie with a sour cream topping. … Read more

White Asparagus With Prosciutto And Red Potatoes

As it is a long time family tradition I start my personal asparagus season with my all-time favorite: white Asparagus with Prosciutto and potatoes. Originally my mum used ham, which contained more fat. I favor the prosciutto, a juicy cooked ham that is cut in wafer-thin slices. Prosciutto differs a bit from a classic cooked … Read more

Leek Noodles A La Carbonara

Leek Noodles A La Carbonara

For a low-carb diet, it is trendy to substitute real pasta with vegetables and spiralize zucchini, carrots or cabbage, which I already tried out and liked a lot, especially the ‘zoodles’ (spiralized zucchini). The leek at the farmers market looked mouth-watering. I decided to go for the leek and cook leek noodles a la carbonara … Read more

Sour Cream Cake

Baden Cream Cake

Should you travel to the German region of Baden it is a must to try the ‘Badischer Rahmkuchen’ as it is called in this southwestern part of the country.  Many will think that the Baden Cream Cake is similar to a cheesecake. Yes, it looks the same, however,  in a traditional cheesecake you use mainly … Read more

Vegan Hotpot With Kale And Spelt Grain

kale

Kale is a super vegetable, best harvested and eaten during the cold months of the year. Especially in winter, it is crucial for us to eat enough healthy food, which are good sources of vitamins. What is better for this than kale?  Kale, the Latin name is Brassica oleracea var. sabellica, is an excellent source … Read more