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Sweet Potato Salad

I found this Sweet Potato, Celery, and Apple Salad recipe in the incredible easy sounding 2012 Whole Living Action Plan (a detox program I’m currently trying out by myself). First I was skeptical if it is really a healthy decision to eat raw sweet potatoes, but after a little bit of research I learned that …

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Not so old-fashioned: 1920s Drinks!

Despite the prohibition in the United States (1920-33) as well as the Hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic, 1920s people never really stopped drinking alcohol. Instead they became creative in masking the taste of inferior booze by adding fruits to their drinks. Thus, the Old Fashioned Cocktail was born …and more creations that can still be …

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Mac and Cheese

Todays recipe is a classic: Mac & Cheese. Warming comfort food that comes just in time with this grey and wet weather outside. The recipe serves 4: Ingredients: 250g short macaroni, 4 hard-boiled eggs (diced), 1 minced onion, 4 cherry tomatoes (quartered), 3 TblSps breadcrumbs, 150g grated cheese, 40g butter, 5 TblSps flour, lemon thyme, …

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Fondue!

What can you eat at a New Year’s Party? Mmh, that’s an easy one – FONDUE! Nothing is better than to enjoy the melting warmth together with a long chat with dear friends around a hot pot of broth/cheese/chocolate… Classic: Broth fondue by Tim Mälzer (German). 2nd place in the Food52 „Your Best Fondue“ Contest: …

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Pumpkin Chestnut Soup

Pumpkin ist not only a perfect fall vegetable, but fits also nice with in the cold winter season. One very good example is THIS solid creme soup, where the pumpkin is combined with roasted chestnuts. I strongly recommend you, to combine the heavy cream with milk since otherwise the soup will be really heavy. If …

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Cookie Time

Only two more weeks until X-mas eve. Which means, only two more weeks baking cookies… Last week, my friend Suse prepared these white chocolate cookies with cranberries and, in doing so, she updated me via Skype about their delicious cookie dough scent wafting through her house. So, hopefully she stored a few of them away …

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