Archive for Delicious Days

Greek Yogurt with Candied Carrots – Karamanlidika inspired

So… where were we? I’m not really sure, where the last year went, but a lot of client work and traveling made me neglect this space for far too long. Sorry about that!

Greek Yogurt with Candied Carrots

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Braised Leeks with Mozzarella di Bufala – Starting off elegantly

Braised leeks and scallions have been around for quite some time, and they are absolutely delicious on their own. Yet a little fiddling, some added Mozzarella di Bufala and stale bread can turn this basic vegetable into an incredible elegant appetizer.

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This year’s most baked cookie – Florentines

How’s the cookie situation in your house, this very Christmas-y morning? Are cookies and gingerbreads still piling up high on decorative plates? Or have certain types of cookies already vanished into belly nirvana?

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Elderberry Jelly – Save the Best for Last

Thanks to our dear friends Hande and Theo we discovered the beauty of Lake Neusiedl in Austria six or seven years ago. Ever since we made it a habit to annually meet there during late summer, to indulge in the world’s…

Spiced-up sauteed Paneer - On Loving & Dreading

Isn’t it funny how the same thing that made you dread one subject can make you love another? When I think about my time at the university – I studied law – what I had hated most was the fact that…

Schlutzkrapfen with Porcini, Browned Butter and Walnuts

RECIPE OVERLOAD. That would be an apt description of what’s going on in my Evernote “to cook” folder. The dilemma: I can never just visit the virtual kitchens (aka blogs) of fellow food blogging friends, inevitably one or two tempting recipes get added to my Evernote folder each every time…

Meet REISEHUNGER, my 4th cookbook - including giveaway

REISEHUNGER has been officially out for two weeks now and I couldn’t be happier with it. Friends, neighbours and complete strangers have sent me emails with the dishes they have cooked, or snapshots of my newest cookbook from the wild (aka…

Lifesaver Noodles – With Cabbage & Carrots

If you don’t mind 10 to 15 minutes of prep work, these noodles might save some hungry souls in your home, too. They can be dressed with almost every kind of semi-neglected vegetables in your fridge drawer, but the cabbage & carrot version is so…

Almost there - Reisehunger, my 4th cookbook

The very last weeks before the cookbook finally hits the shelves are my favorite. The work is done, no more pondering over whether you should change this or that, no emergency calls from your editor. Combined with the thrill of…

Coconut macaroons - Undercover stars on the cookie plate

What do you typically look out for on a Christmas cookie plate, that is offered to you? Is it the fancy sugar cookie coated in brightly coloured icing with glittering pearls? Or something rather plain, like jam-filles sablés, spritz cookies…

My Fourth Cookbook - A Parallel Universe

Hey there! I missed you! You may have guessed it already, I am most definitely not a multi-tasker. Certainly when it comes to shooting a cookbook and blogging at the same time. It just doesn’t work for me, I tried,…

Woodruff ice cream - Wait for it!

Tell me, what is the very first thing you think of, when you see or hear the word “woodruff”? Probably the same I connect it with, a pretty nasty green color. For sure if you grew up in the 70s and…

How to do magic to stale bread rolls

A simple sentence with an unimaginable impact. A couple of years ago I inconsiderately suggested something along the lines of “What do you think, should we try to bake our own sourdough bread?”

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As long as the season lasts - Blood orange & grapefruit sorbet

Why do people perceive a recipe as too simple, too plain, too few ingredients? Why does everything have to be complicated or multi-layered? Sometimes beauty lies in simplicity. A clean and pure flavor – based on excellent ingredients – is…

Rice pudding - A classic in a league of its own

I think I already mentioned that we we’re lucky to attend an Olympus photography workshop (upon invitation) in Ireland a few months ago. And while I’m a dedicated Nikon user when it comes to shooting food, said experience did definitely wet…