Lentil Soup
  • With winter comes that craving for heartier, warm meals. While Berlin weather is substantially milder than my native Canada, the desire for this kind of recipe is no different here. In fact, many German dishes are perfect for winter time cooking. This recipe is a typical german lentil stew, a great dish for a chilly grey winter day.

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Chicken Salad

Chicory and Chicken Salad

We usually make some sort of poultry around christmas. This year, we picked up a big chicken from our local Bioladen (organic food shop) and roasted it up on Christmas Eve. But as there was only 2 of us eating an entire chicken, we were left with good amounts of leftovers. Luckily, I have a … Continue reading

Braised Beans & Cabbage

Braised Beans and Savoy Cabbage

This cabbage, bean, bacon and potato dish is truly surprising. It doesn’t sound like much, and to be honest it doesn’t really look like all that much either. But it is incredibly tasty and so easy to throw together that we inevitably make it at least once a month. This dish seems like it’s straight … Continue reading

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Flammkuchen 2-ways: Sweet and Savory

Does Flammkuchen exist in North America? Somehow, I highly doubt it. I don’t remember ever seeing this on a menu, or in a recipe book there. It was only after moving to Berlin 5 years ago that I discovered this pizza-like pie dish. Flammkuchen (or Tarte Flambée in French) originates from the region of France that borders Germany, Alsace. … Continue reading

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Steak Sandwich with an Asian twist

Although we mostly cook vegetarian at home, I love eating some good old grilled beef steak once in a while. And if we are lucky enough to have left-overs, these can be used to make a truly gourmet steak sandwich the next day. In this post, we prepare the steak with caramelized onions, roasted red … Continue reading

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French Onion Apple Soup for a cold fall day

As fall settles in over Berlin, it seems as though we all start craving some comfort food. And in this weeks post, we have a great dish to satisfy this craving. French Onion Soup is a classic fall dish and, like most classics, it can easily be tweaked to be just a little bit better. … Continue reading

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