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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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beef & wine … more wine!

I read about Boeuf Bourguignon in Julia Child’s cooking bible (in my cookbooks) & started thinking how to do it – a modest version of course. Instead of a dutch oven I decided to do it in my slow cooker meaning that I prepare the ingredients, put everything in my slow cooker & start the high temp program. Afterwards the slow cooker will sit in a corner on my kitchen counter daydreaming … no need…

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showery weather soup: quick & dirty!

We are back in Germany! It’s October now & suddenly it’s rainy, cold, stormy – sometimes the sun reappears resulting in some warming feeling … but then suddenly the temperature drops again … & raindrops keep falling on your head. That’s exactly the time for a hot soup keeping you warm & comfortable! I remembered my very first approaches to create creamy pumpkin soup … so here’s the recipe for 4 small bowls of soft…

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approaching one pot pasta – in the south

In the south – we are now in Northern Spain … & when roaming on my blog I found this recipe which I adapted somewhat for a dinner. (I worked w/ tortellini, Spanish bacon, white onions … & it was fine!) However, let’s start w/ a streamlined version of the original recipe! My very 1st encounter w/ one-pot-pasta: my better half & I got a food & wine basket as a present from friends containing…

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travelling

saissac & a flat quiche

We are still in Southern France in the region of Carcassonne … Saissac means – first of all – Le Château de Saissac resp. the medieval fortifications i. e. the ruins of it. (You may walk the site – unfortunately we went on a weekday when it was closed. So we’ll come back soon.) The ruins are surrounded by a village as ancient as the site – and furthermore there are some sorts of more…

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friday’s pizza lunch

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising. Pizza for lunch … I like to do a pizza for lunch especially on Fridays. For the record:My better half & I are no explicit friends of store-bought deep-frozen pizza. We never store a supply in our freezer. If there is a specific irresistible craving for pizza we either go to our trusted pizzeria in the neighborhood which serves excellent pizza – not only in the restaurant, but also…

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swimming courgettes

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   This morning I was shopping. Food shopping. When Corona times started my better half & I decided to reduce food shopping to once a week & one-stop-shopping whenever possible. Rigorously. Until now nothing changed so far except that we since some weeks have returned to a spontaneous shopping on Saturdays for the weekend … sometimes. (Also our trusted & precious café cum bakery reopened … for fresh bread…

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what to do w/ dull vegetables?

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   What happened? I opened my fridge & learnt that there were some leftovers … vegetables to be correct. Carrots & spring onions. Also in my pantry there were some potatoes … & in my freezer I had some frozen peas. In each case it wasn’t so much … not enough for whatever … So I decided to make a real big batch of mixed vegetables! Next morning when…

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savoy mess

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   This is the end… A savoy mess starts big – w/ this big big savoy cabbage – & finally becomes a soft, juicy mess of savoy, cream, meat balls, bacon & onion…   For the record: In Germany we call this mess just „Durcheinander“ – (hotchpotch). The basis may be a savoy cabbage, however, it may also be a white cabbage or Brussels sprouts or carrots or kohlrabi……

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mashed potatoes w/ cream aka potato soup

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   Once again: Happy New Year to all of you! Instead of talking about my plans & resolutions for the New Year (NOW!) or doing a résumé of the last year or announcing a decluttering challenge I simply like to present a recipe for really comforting soup you’ll like for this season of the year. (The rest may follow soon… as well as a post about our pre-Xmas stay…

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approaching the drunken chicken

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   Winter is approaching – the days are becoming shorter i. e. daylight is really low some days. When cooking this approach to coq au vin we had one of these days… In the evening when my drunken chicken was finally ready I had to use additional artificial light for the photos – sorry: I always prefer natural light, but now when the sun decides to vanish sometime between…

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mashed potatoes? no – it’s mashed pumpkin!

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   Autumn arriving boldly – it’s pumpkin season! Well… the popular hokkaido is available year round by now, however, some species like butternut, the big Halloween pumpkin etc. are only available in autumn until early winter. I think that I posted more than once pumpkin dishes – my favorites for working with are still hokkaido and butternut.   For the record: During my childhood, my teens, my twens… &…

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