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February 18th, 2018 | main dishes

Spaghetti – quite addictive

Italians probably will tear their hair about my recipe for spaghetti muffins. I have the heart to publish it anyway. There are at least seven good reasons for it:

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February 6th, 2018 | main dishes

Winter? Savoy cabbage!

To me, cabbage rolls belong to winter time such as asparagus and strawberries to the month of June. Savoy is full of vitamin C, iron, magnesium and vitamin B6. So all what you need to get healthy through the dark season. Let’s enjoy the winter!

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January 23rd, 2018 | main dishes

Kids love pancakes

I would say adults too! With this pancake lasagna you certainly can’t go wrong. A simple everyday dish that can be well prepared – or kept warm for long, depending on what your day may bring. The pancake tower even is suitable for a Sunday brunch buffet…

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January 20th, 2018 | main dishes

Mushroom risotto, simple, vegetarian, delicious

Looking for a special mushrooms variety of really high quality, you will find it on the most beautiful of all Hamburg weekly markets, the Isemarkt. At the booth of Tarik Baltaci, the selection is huge. Mushrooms with fine-sounding names and wonderful flavors are waiting for the buyer: rose and almond mushrooms, cauliflower mushrooms, autumn trumpets, Pom Pom Blanc. And Tarik’s friendly and expert advice are free there! Fancy a mushroom risotto?

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January 2nd, 2018 | main dishes

Simply stew

After all that festive roasts and gourmet buffets we feel like cooking something pretty simple. Outside it’s cold and dark and new year still seems to be a bit unreal and strange. Could there be anything better than a fine warming stew with an almost forgotten vegetable, the turnip?

 

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December 29th, 2017 | main dishes

Cavatelli alle Vongole – pasta with clams

Recently my dearest Captain was on shore leave in Molfetta/Italy together with Leonardo. They had pasta with clams and he raved about this dish in our evening phone call. There, I decided to make my try and prepare it at home one day. Luckily, Leonardo gave him a packet of original south Italian Cavatelli pasta to take home – they are said to be the best pasta ever with clams.

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December 26th, 2017 | main dishes

Don’t be afraid of game!

Time and again I hear: “I have never prepared game, I don’t know whether I can do that.” This concern is nowadays absolutely unfounded. The days of strong smell and taste are long gone. So-called “Haut goût” (French for „high taste“) referred to the very intense, slightly unpleasant smell that arose when the meat was stored too long without proper cooling. Today, in the age of cold stores and freezers, it does not exist any longer. So, get to the wild feast.

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December 17th, 2017 | main dishes

Braised veal cheeks – tender as butter

This dish is my absolute favourite for a festive multi-course meal. It is a bit time-consuming, but you can prepare it already days before your guests arrive and freeze it. As a side dish dumplings or Spätzle and a salad of lamb’s lettuce with roasted bacon and walnuts are a perfect match. The effort is rewarded by a super tender meat and incredible aromas!

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December 10th, 2017 | main dishes

Heligoland “Knieper“ [Crab claw] @home

For many years I pestered my love, the captain, to travel to Heligoland [island in the North Sea] and eat „Knieper“. As a child of Cuxhaven I had so fantastic memories of that. Unfortunately we never managed to go there during the scanty holiday periods with all the other dates. What did I see yesterday on our weekly market at the market stall of our fish seller (you know, the one with the pulpo WhatsApp)? Knieper – incredible! Purchased, brought home and into the pot.

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December 6th, 2017 | main dishes

Thai Chicken with Coriander and Thai Basil

This dish is prepared in no time, but you need a meat grinder to freshly mince the chicken breast fillet. My good old Kitchen Aid always serves me well. The Thai Chicken dish is a delicious, light meal seasoned in a well-balanced way.

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