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Wine fair "Wein am Dom" winners of "Discovery of the Year" award April 18th, 2019 | on the road

Wine fair „Wein am Dom“ – Palatine Rose 2019

Almost one thousand wines could be tasted at the Palatinate wine fair “Wein am Dom” in Speyer, if one wanted. We were there and learned to know and appreciate two friendly wine queens, a number of interesting winemakers and seven very different rosé wines.

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Rabbit with stuffed onions and apples April 13th, 2019 | main dishes

Rabbit with stuffed onions and apples

A festive dish, made for the family party at Easter! The rabbit legs stay in the oven for three hours at low temperature – enough time to prepare the stuffed onions and bring the banquet to the table. Slow Food, so to speak.

Due to the long, gentle cooking time, the rabbit is super-tender and juicy, the stuffed onions taste delicious and are a real eye-catcher. The stewed apples and a velvety-spicy sauce complete a perfect festive meal. Your guests will be thrilled!

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Lueneburg Heath, break at Heidschnucken trail, flowers and hiking boots April 11th, 2019 | on the road

„Heidschnucken“ Trail – 120 kilometers on foot

Almost a year has passed since we hiked the first 120 kilometers of the „Heidschnucken“ Trail in the Lüneburg Heath. It tingles in the feet to tackle the second half…

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Restaurant Haebel, recommended by Beef! "Best Cuts in Town" April 6th, 2019 | on the road

Restaurant Haebel and Heimatjuwel – our Beef! favorites

The men (cook) magazine BEEF! presented 15 different Hamburg restaurants and bars in their restaurant guide “Best Cuts in Town”. For the past 15 months, we have had our very own “Best Cuts Tour” through Hamburg with the book and visited eleven of the 15 recommended locations. The restaurants “Haebel” and “Heimatjuwel” were our absolute favorites.

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Giersch-Tarte April 3rd, 2019 | main dishes

Ground Elder Tarte – by no means weeds!

Ground elder, the weed known as “gardener’s fright”, is considered ineradicable. What can be done about it? Just eat it! Ground elder is delicious (and so healthy) in salads, as lemonade, pesto or – as in my recipe – as ground elder tarte.

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Schwarzwurzelsuppe mit Kräuterseitlingen March 26th, 2019 | main dishes

Black salsify soup with trumpet royale

Waiting for spring. It’s cold again and stormy. Despite calendar start of spring. That makes you want a hot soup. And before we can finally harvest the first wild garlic, whose tips I have already discovered in the garden, there is again, probably one last time for this season, black salsify. A creamy salsify soup with trumpet royale mushrooms, garnished with lemon peel and our best olive oil.

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Pink Roscoff onions before baking March 22nd, 2019 | side dishes

Stuffed Roscoff onions

Onions – in my kitchen nothing works without them. But whoever believes that one tastes like the other has not yet tasted Roscoff onions. The “l’oignon rosé” from Brittany, or Roscoff at Finistère in northwestern Brittany, is so fine and aromatic in taste that it easily becomes the main actor on the plate, for example as a stuffed onion.

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Fleischpastete "Pastel de Carne" nach einem spanischen Rezept March 18th, 2019 | main dishes

Meat pie “Pastel de Carne”

In Spain, meatloaf is often prepared in a puff pastry crust. This recipe comes from northern Spain, more precisely from Galicia, a meat pie with raisins and pine nuts. The raisins soaked in sherry provide a juicy-aromatic taste.

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Thai glass noodle soup with meat balls March 13th, 2019 | main dishes

Thai glass noodle soup

There is nothing better than a warming soup on rainy, cold winter days. Our grandmothers already knew that. This Thai-inspired variant is a nice alternative to the classic vegetable soup with meatballs, called “wedding soup” in the north of Germany. Incidentally, a Thai glass noodle soup always tastes good, even on warm, sunny days…

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