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carrot cake w/ cream cheese frosting

I remember my very 1st true carrot cake: it was during a USA holiday trip many years ago somewhere in Northern California in a small diner – rather late in the evening – when it turned out that only carrot cake was left for dessert. It wasn’t a simple cake it was a 3-layer structure w/ lots of frosting & minced walnuts … it was just delicious! To set the record straight from the beginning:This…

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jam season: strawberry & raspberry / pineapple & lemon!

It’s summer & it’s jam season … (There are years … I missed this somehow!) So for jam season I tried a mix of strawberries w/ raspberries & lemon (zest & juice!). It turned out to be a very, very red jam w/ a sharp edge of lemon flavour! I started like: … & afterwards I tried a slightly other mix which led to a more orange-red jam: So let’s prepare some summer jam …

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travelling

… aan zee … on the beach …

The sea … In May we decided – on the spur of the moment – to have some beach days. Where to go? Nearest seaside to our home is the North Sea coast with its vast sandy beaches. So we surfed the Internet for some nice flat in one of the small villages near the coast. We found a holiday home in Egmond aan Zee in North Holland (NL). Approaching North Sea beaches in spring…

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savoury delights soups

… more asian soup …

The Fast & The Furious … Delicious – Asian style soups! I created Asian flavored stock (see post) & realized some Asian soup based on my home-made version of Asian flavored stock: you see – all is getting very Asian & very fast. You remember that I always get a lot of stock – Asian flavored or not – so that I decided to blog about 2 more approaches to fast Asian soups. We are dealing…

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asian flavored stock & soup …

As before I happened to lay hands on beef for making soup (once more!) – so I decided (once more!) to use this beef for a basic stock, however, this time w/ lots of Asian flavors. What to do w/ such a stock?I used it for an Asian soup … you know: one of these bowls filled w/ vegetables, noodles & some delicacies. (My next post will show 2 more Asian soups!). Let’s start w/…

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rhubarb tart: soft & creamy!

We’ll create a tart – soft, but slightly sour rhubarb surrounded by a lemony cheesecake filling on top of a juicy crumbling crust: dig in … & once in your mouth all will melt into a soft sweet & sour mess … Rhubarb season started some weeks ago. When working on my blog I stumbled across this recipe for a rhubarb tart – now updated, however, as delicious as some years ago. In a nutshell:…

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feta & tomatoes

The 1st step … The Businesswoman’s Kitchen has got a new look! It took me some weeks thinking about a new look, designing some new look, looking for a solution – i. e. a new theme – and finally plunging into the cold water by applying it. Of course I’m not finished with anything … there remains a lot of fine tuning – even maybe some major adjustments. So be surprised what happens during the…

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… travelling 2023 … arriving 2024 …

Last year, in 2023, we travelled … living in Southern France and Northern Spain. A recent summary is to be found here!) Since October we are back in Germany … now living at the foot of Michaelsberg with its monastery (dating back to 1064 & closed in 2011). We started flat hunting and found a new home. Then the real work started: renovating & painting, ordering to deliver our container with our furniture and everything…

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chocolate cake & the importance of eating healthy

This is a chocolate cake. A simple chocolate loaf.(It’s a chocolate cake w/ chopped pistachios which are optional.) Is this a healthy cake? Maybe you’ve already made an educated guess … This isn’t a brand-new post – I published it about 4 years ago. Then I’d like to present a recipe for chocolate cake & some insights – my very own! – about healthy food in general & especially about posts featuring the It-word healthy.…

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about aubergine involtini turning into aubergine lasagna

Once I noticed some mouth-watering photos of aubergine involtini i. e. you cut an aubergine lengthwise into thin slices, roast them in the oven, fill some ricotta or whatever inside & roll them up. Then the involtini are placed in a casserole w/ some tomato sauce on the bottom & grated cheese on top & baked. I decided to give it a try. Pondering how to proceed I stumbled across some details. How to manage…

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lemon cake & moving … & winter blues

This winter we had an especially grey & dull time (my private experience). The sky was so grey (most of the time), the days were grey & filled w/ rain (too often), it was cold & humid about 5° C (… & sometimes below zero) – and we had some snow (for about 3 days!). I felt winter blues … In addition … after living in the Mediterranean area for most of 2023 I missed…

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toast & spinach & egg

Hungry? Crispy toast … a creamy spinach-cheese-bacon mess … a baked egg still soft … Sometimes when it’s only me & myself for lunch I like to prepare some simple toast: easy to assemble, fast to prepare, but appeasing my appetite w/o working like a stone in my stomach afterwards. (Furthermore these toasts are also welcome for my better half & me during weekend breakfasts … in varying designs.) All starts always w/ a nice…

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pears & roquefort

It’s time for another quiche. Some time ago I bought Meike Peters’ 365 The Cookbook. From the idea it’s covering a whole year w/ recipes – day by day. I’m pretty sure it was a huge challenge, but in the end this comprehensive book dedicated for home cooking emerged. I’m always a little vague concerning my approaches for the pastry shell of any quiche or tart. In general you can work w/ different pastry shells…

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vegetables & goat’s cheese sandwich

Here we go again. Another sandwich post. Today we create a classic sandwich w/ baked vegetables! Today there is no additional frying or so required – we rely on fresh bread & add-ons at room temperature. In my fridge some leftovers of baked vegetables chilled – so now they will end up in the sandwich. I worked with baked fennel, but you may also rely on any other baked delicacy like pepper or courgette or…

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