Archive for the 'recipes : savory' Category
At your service: Crêpes, autumn-style Crepes, Autumn-style Oct
16th,
2007
Sometimes I have to think about a topic for some time, but when Anja (happy “sneaker” and 24/7 busy business girl) asked for a speedy dinner option to not always have to give in to the same pasta creations, I told her about my latest fast food addiction: filled Crêpes, autumn-style.
Faking sauce & playing ball Salsa finta/Polpette di ricotta Aug
21st,
2007
“I have a confession to make…” were Oliver’s words when he entered the room. “How many?” I shot right back at him. I exactly knew what had happened. I heard him walking towards the kitchen earlier where he simply couldn’t overlook something delicious simmering on the stove-top, and really, how could he not?…
A Salad as Greek as can be Greek Salad Aug
8th,
2007
I am all for simple things. That’s why it’s a bit of a shame to admit, that I don’t remember when I last ordered a Greek salad or made one myself before we embarked on our journey. The ingredients list is more or less known to everybody, every item is a true pleaser to my palate and yet – why is it, that despite its simplicity the biggest food surprise of our holidays is this basic salad?
Down the memory lane - with pork fat Griebenschmalz Jun
14th,
2007
We refer to it as Griebenschmalz or Grammelfett, a typical German and Austrian specialty served as a spread on crisp sourdough or rye bread and oftentimes found in beergardens or as a no-fuss, down-to-earth Brotzeit in Bavarian restaurants….
A phat project A phat project Jun
9th,
2007
Eeew, now if that’s what you’re thinking – stop right there and wait for the final product. What do you think are my culinary plans for the weekend? Take a guess!
An extra dose of sunshine - Egg Ravioli pasta May
24th,
2007
If your up for an not so ordinary doses of ravioli you’re in for treat: imagine a just runny egg yolk, its dark orange color which reminds of pretty sunflowers and bright sunshine and…
A special Bavarian treat - Rahmfleckerl Rahmfleck May
14th,
2007
Stall after stall offering all kinds of Bratwürschtl’n (Bratwurst), Dampfnudeln (sweet yeast dumplings) or Steckerlfisch (fish on a stick), but to top things off, there is one item, I’m especially fond of: ever heard of a crispy Rahmfleck or Rahmfleckerl? In case you haven’t, you most positively have been missing out on a very special savory treat!
Pancake Soup - Are you a cheater? Pancake Soup Apr
17th,
2007
Just like salt and pepper, stock made from meats or vegetables is a standard ingredient in many, many recipes we cook. Back in the days when I went to University (wow somehow that sounds really weird, will I get punished with gray hair by just having said this?)…
Grandma Salazar's Tamales Tamales Mar
27th,
2007
When Nicky asked if I would mind sharing my Grandma Salazar’s recipe for tamales with d:d readers, I didn’t hesitate to say “yes!” In our family, Grandma’s tamales are like gold, and if you don’t like tamales before you’ve had hers, you will likely convert after you do…
When chicory found its destiny Chicory Mar
19th,
2007
I successfully missed to hear that inner little voice, assuring me that chicory is probably not what I wanted and besides it has never been a regular in our kitchen. Back home and in need of a quick dinner fix, the three heads gave me a little headache until… until I thought of bacon…
Pizzoccheri della Valtellina - Embracing comfort food! Pizzoccheri Feb
16th,
2007
…The pasta’s origin lies in Valtellina, a part of the Lombardy region in northern Italy and while some people may immediately be intimidated by this recipe’s amount of butter and cheese, don’t be, it’s worth every bit of it: love at first sight!
Mikado salad Mikado salad Jan
25th,
2007
On a closer look – and with a bit of self-scrutiny – the revival of the beetroot was no longer just a fad or the obligatory trend item on a menu, people actually seemed to really like them. Just about when I was ready to give in, block out my aversion…
Cute, cuter, mini bagels Mini Bagels Jan
18th,
2007
Generally, if possible, I always opt for the smallest portion of a snack, which makes it easier to indulge in many different varieties or flavors. Love to sample without making commitments, so to speak. Voilà, this is where the mini bagels come into play.
Ratatouille goes soup Ratatouille Soup Dec
6th,
2006
…and another surprise: That evening, the sushi – while good – was clearly overtrumped by Anja’s dish: Ratatouille soup with mascarpone…
Orecchiette Orecchiette Nov
8th,
2006
Lasagne sheets, linguine, papardelle or ravioli, the usual suspects if it comes to home made pasta – been there done that. I was up for something new and exciting. Orecchiette – Puglia’s traditional ear-shaped pasta!