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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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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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how to do ham …

Over the years I created several posts about ham … Now we are approaching Xmas season – so I thought that some sort of roundup might be quite a good idea, because a delicious big chunk of ham is appropriate for any winter get-together if before Xmas, during Xmas or after Xmas. In general the process to create a ham dinner is always the same – so I’ll present 2 different results … one is…

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chicken korma my way

It’s hot outside. Ongoing.Fortunately the nights are somewhat cooler now than before. In the morning I really enjoy starting into the day w/ Qigong in fresh air. Therefore cooking & baking isn’t so popular w/ me right now. Nevertheless sometimes … I decided to do some Asian cooking meaning it’ll be a quick affair. (… & I could make 4 servings so that my better half & I would get twice lunch or dinner.) Also…

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january jam

Last year I wasn’t in the jam business. (It’s mainly because the year before, i. e. 2020, I was a real big jam cooker during summer working w/ strawberries, apricots, raspberries, red currants … So I had a lot of jam jars waiting in my pantry to be opened.) When starting in 2022 I realized that there was no more home-made jam – so out of a moment I decided to cook jam. Which jam?…

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out of the moment spice cake

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   We are still approaching Xmas – the ultimate time of the year for baking! It happened that I suddenly on an afternoon thought about baking … some cake? So I checked my kitchen, the pantry, the fridge … Fortunately I’ve always got some supplies on flour, sugar, eggs & all the trimmings of baking like baking powder, vanilla extract etc. Aside from that … Some days ago I…

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vegetables… in coconut milk…

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.     I went shopping & I came back w/ vegetables. Before starting for my weekly shopping adventure at my trusted food store I remembered a recipe for a vegetable curry on Chocolate & Zucchini – and decided to give it a try. At 1st there were vegetables… Generally I’m no friend of leftovers concerning bare ingredients – I always try to use everything I buy especially when buying for…

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…into the yellow mess!

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   It’s really annoying when you discover – mid of winter – that your home-made jams are running out of supply. (I admit that I didn’t produce such a lot of jam last year in spring & summer…) I decided to refill some of the jam jars… well: which jam to make? In winter you may rely on any frozen fruits, but… When aiming at fresh fruits there are…

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pure chinese beef

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   It’s quite a long time since I did some Chinese wok dish on my blog – nevertheless I do it rather often at home (well: not always using my big wok, but rather a deep pan…). I like to read about dishes from the Far East on The Woks of Life as well as on Omnivore’s Cookbook. The recipes are based on the fact that in the Western hemisphere lots of…

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savoury delights with rice

fried rice w/ everything

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   Primarily fried rice is recycling leftovers into a light & hearty & fast & easy dish for weeknight dinners. Of course you can start fried rice from the scratch adding selected this & that items trying to get a mix of meat & fish/seafood & vegetables w/ matching spices… I learnt a lot about approaching fried rice from the woks of life. Here you’ll find recipes for fried…

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