As you might noticed before I like cocktails. In my opinion this years trend is bourbon and gin and for me the cocktail of the year is the julep! A julep isn’t a just a julep. It should be something extraordinary, too, so I created this pineapple julep with mint sugar! So delicious! I think pineapple is just the perfect juice for cocktails and mint is such a great herb, […]

Summer time, pickling time! Well, I already told you so, didn’t I? I can’t say it often enough ;). The second year I made pickled cucumbers, because the batch of last year was THAT good! Seriously you won’t consider buying pickles again! The only flaw: you have to wait one month until they are infused and are ready to eat. But hey, then you can enjoy them all year long!  […]

Hop over to Sugarprincess! I was honored to write a guest post for Yushkas blog Sugarprincess and I brought a great summer pasta dish with a special kind of vegetable! Thanks Yushka! Link to guest post

I’m making this garlic confit regularly for a long time now. Garlic confit is just perfect in dishes where you add the garlic normally raw, like salads, dressings, spreads, creams, etc. because the garlic loses some of its sharpness due to the cooking process in oil. Also the garlic gains a mild rich flavour. I can’t even stand raw garlic (or even worse raw onions), because I always end up […]

It’s time for a small guide to Berlin! In the last half year I visited Berlin two times and ate myself through half of the town! Ok, I admit I have some pertinent neighbourhoods and my favourite one is Prenzlauer Berg. But there are also nice parts of Kreuzberg and I have the most eating destinations there. My list is never ending and keeps on growing, so future visits are […]

The Wald- und Wiesen-Kochbuch by GU provides recipes for cooking with wild herbs, fruit or mushrooms. Also it contains some hints and tips for collecting them. Every season some wild groceries are selected, which are then highlighted. Some with pictures, others just with recipes. I was thrilled when first browsing through the pages! This book totally suits my taste. I love the design and the great natural photos! But also […]

Summer, sunshine, ice cream! It will be especially refreshing with some goats cheese ice cream with strawberry swirls! Goats cheese in ice cream? Yes, that’s possible and taste delicious! The subtle flavour of goats cream cheese harmonizes very well with fruit. Besides strawberry, raspberry or cherry would also be great. According to the season this ice cream can be modified easily. On the photo I used my latest bargain from […]

Today I’m presenting a true classic on the blog: an italian lasagne with minced beef!  Lasagne is real soulfood, but you need some time for the preparation. Today I’m showing you my version of a lasagne with minced beef and béchamel sauce. Basically it is possible to make a lasagne from everything, so you can also make a lot of vegetarian versions and get creative about that! But every now […]