Christmas Stollen – A Traditional Christmas Cake

christmas stollen

Only a few weeks until Christmas left. It is time to bake German Christmas stollen. Stollen is a loaf made from a heavy yeast dough that is baked all year round and there are many different types. The shape is reminiscent of a ‘Stollen’ (= Old German for boundary stone or post). The best known … Read more

Vegan Apple Bundt Cake

Autumn gets me in the¬†mood to create delicious recipes that include pumpkin or apples and spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. Today I baked a vegan apple bundt cake with an amazing vegan cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Yum! Everyone loves apples and you can make amazing recipes with them. This apple cake is extra moist … Read more

Vegan Lemon Coconut Tartlets

Vegan Lemon Coconut Tartlets

With a nutty-flavored base and a creamy coconut lemon filling, these delicious little tartlets will lighten your mood. A perfect balance of sweet coconut and lemon flavor. Very smooth and creamy and super easy to make. Ingredients (12 tartlets) Crust 1/2 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 1/2 cup oats … Read more

Spaghetti Squash with Spinach and Feta (Vegan)

Spaghetti Squash with Spinach and Feta (Vegan)

I am always happy when Autumn comes along and its pumpkin season. There are just so many different varieties of pumpkin, which give you the opportunity to create so many wonderful different dishes. Savory or sweet. I always make my basic pumpkin recipes like oven-baked pumpkin or pumpkin soup. But this time, I wanted to … Read more

Creamed Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms

Creamed Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms

I really enjoy pumpkin and I really enjoy mushrooms and what’s better than combining the two to create a delicious meal. What I like to make is oven-baked spaghetti squash with mushrooms with a creamy sauce. I often cook for myself and that is why a whole spaghetti squash is too much for one meal. … Read more

Stuffed Zucchini With Green Spelt

Zucchini Salad

Since living in Germany, I have discovered food products that I have never heard of before. Like green spelt. When I saw this product in the supermarket it made me curious. It looked to me like green wholegrain rice. I was instantly curious to find out more about this grain and what benefits it has. … Read more

Roasted Fennel Salad with White Beans

When making a salad, I usually wind up with the same vegetables. Lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumber. That’s why I’m not really a fan of salad. But lately, I’ve been trying to vary with vegetables and one vegetable, in particular, caught my eye. Fennel. I have never eaten fennel before and thought I’d try a salad … Read more

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