Category: From my kitchen

isi’s green asian noodles

yesterday my friend isi came over for dinner. isi and i got to know each other at the first day of university, while we were waiting in line to get our ‘freshman package’. when isi introduced herself as ‘isabel’ i said ‘wow cool, i always wanted a friend with the name isabel so i could...

plenty of color to celebrate the start of a lazy week

last week i got this really great cookbook by yotam otolenghi, called ‘plenty’, from my dear friend sasa (and her mom, jane, actually). i fell in love with it in an instant, and after reading through it more elaborately i made a list of recipes that i want to cook. in my own words, i’d...

girls dinner (with the boys)

only briefly now the spontaneous shots from last nights girls’ dinner with the boys. to recap the dinner: flaky pastry pies with caramelized onions and goat cheese, freshly out of the oven. pumpkin soup with fresh sweet corn, popped pumpkin seeds and cress. risotto ai porcini e al tartufo. sorry again for forgetting to shoot the...

chocolatier-me with truffles

i’ve got a hard time working on this post, since i cut my finger very badly this afternoon while chopping some parsley (the nail is split in two… very pretty). not enough, i passed out over the cut. but no worries, i’m fine now. only sorry to my colleague who wanted to shoot my hands...

magenbrot – yes, home-made

one of the things people are always most surprised at to hear that’s it’s actually home-made is ‘magenbrot’ (i am not aware of an english word for it, so i’ll just use the german one). i am pretty good at baking it. it’s simple – but impressive. and, honestly, once you’ve tried the home-made version,...

expectation management und gebrannte mandeln

mit den meisten dingen im leben ist es doch so, dass man keine zu hohen erwartungen haben sollte. schlicht und einfach, weil man danach nicht enttäuscht wird, wenn dann doch alles anders kommt. das wurde mir heute bewusst während ich gebrannte mandeln zubereitet habe (sehr philosophisch, diese kocherei)… es ist wieder diese zeit im jahr,...

asian noodle soup for the soul (curry broth variation)

asian noodle soup is one of the few (or probably the only) thing i like to eat all the time. no matter what daytime, no matter what weather condition, noodle soup is my incessant love. i must admit my noodle soups are pretty good. not much of a surprise, since i must have cooked over...

(simple) apple pie

friday nights spent in the kitchen are never wasted, in my opinion. for me cooking or baking while everyone else prepares for a night out is the most comforting activity. i find it strangely soothing and relaxing after a busy work week. so, it sort of became my friday night ritual. straight after work i...

cantucci, or actually ‘brutti ma buoni’

lazy weekends spent in the kitchen are never wasted, in my opinion. i’m not particularly a baking person, but sometimes it just gets me and then i get very ambitious and want the result to be perfect. schon seit längerem standen cantucci auf meiner ‘to bake’ liste. ich liebe diese trockenen, einfältigen, simplen kekse. sie...