It’s again time for one of my favourite vegetables: fava beans! Last year I already introduced you to fava beans with a quick pasta dish, today I have a wonderful tart with feta and the favas! Unfortunately I don’t have a garden anymore and so I cannot grow the beans myself, but luckily there’s a farmer on the market who sells this rarety. I do not use dried beans here! […]

This easy fluffy cheesecake with strawberries and elderflower syrup is a wonderful summer refreshment when it is hot! I prefer to bake the bottom shortly, but when it is too hot for turning on the oven, you can also skip that part and you can make a whole no-bake cheesecake. Amazing, isn’t it! You only need some tasty strawberries and some elderflower syrup. Later in summer you could also use […]

I know I told you that the spätzle asparagus salad would be the last asparagus dish for this season, but I changed my mind ;)! As I was on vacation in May I had to indulge in the rest of asparagus season and this lukewarm asparagus salad with nuts and orange is so unbelievable good, that I cannot wait until next year to tell you the recipe! Since ages this […]

Before asparagus season is over again I have to provide you with this wonderful recipe for an asparagus salad with spätzle and crispy parma ham! It’s too good and great for hot days! And if it is not a hot day you could also serve it warm ;). I adapted this recipe again from Harry Eastwoods A Salad for All Seasons* which has an amazing range of delicious salads for […]

My favourite jam is strawberry jam by far! Already since my grandma made all the jams for our family I liked strawberry best. And the consumption of it is the biggest, since when I make crêpes, there needs to be strawberry jam for topping! No other jam tastes so good with crêpes or pancakes like strawberry jam. Years later I began to reduce the amount of sugar, so the jam […]

Recently I was in Italy and of course I shopped a lot of groceries there ;). I discovered some italian specialties , like cima di rapa. When I see something special like this I have to buy it! What I will do with, I’ll figure out at home. In this case I made an easy, but very delicious pasta dish, which features the cima di rapa perfectly! Cima di Rapa […]

The cold season is the time of citrus fruit. Although citrus are not growing here, the moderate climate in this time is just perfect for them in south Italy, Spain or Mallorca. The body is longing for vitamines, colour and fruits and the wonderful world of citrus can only sooth it. We like to order our fruit from Fet a Soller from Mallorca. The juice oranges are dreamy! The juice […]

After the gluttony of Christmas and New Years Eve people want to concentrate on healthy, light food. Ok, some people. It’s not that I don’t like salads. I love salads that have a lot of going on in texture and where only little leavy greens are involved. The big problem with salad is that they are cold. Not good for someone like me who is freezing a lot. The good […]

Some time ago I told you that I love to have breakfast. Just, I don’t have time for that. I want to sleep instead. At least in the week. So mostly I eat a yogurt at work and that’s it. That’s ok, but not the best. And because I’m a bit fastidious demanding about yogurt (don’t buy the big brands, no fruit pieces, no softened granola, no artifical flavours, so […]

Originally I wanted to post this between Christmas and New Years Eve. But the blog didn’t want to. First there was an error and after installing wordpress new nothing worked anymore. As I’m anything than an expert in stuff like this it took a few days to get things to normal. Now the blog works again, although I’m having some troubles with some mixed up English and German versions (mostly […]

I already wrote that I have so many ideas what to to with the chai spice I mixed. One of these is this homemade chai almond milk, of which everythings is homemade, including the almond milk! I just didn’t grow the almonds ;). Nut milks are one of these hipster milk alternatives, which you can see everywhere these days, especially in all those hip hipster cafés with fair and hand […]

I’m admiring fava beans in a lot of english food blogs or cookbooks, but I’ve never seen them here in Germany! So last year I gave it a try and grew them on our field to satisfy my curiosity. I liked them very much and found them funny, too! It’s funny, that I discovered them last week in Rothenburg on the farmer’s market at the only vegetables stall there! I […]