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

Classic Potato Salad with Kick and Crunch

This recipe is one of our favorites. It is a novel take on the classic potato salad, yet it avoids being too creamy, oily or too heavy. It relies on the cooked leak, vinegar and the whole grain mustard for the flavor (the kick) and the celery to add a little crunch. The idea stems … Continue reading

Strawberry, Spinach, Rice Salad

Heidi Swanson‘s Super Natural Every Day introduced us to a whole new side of healthy cooking. In her book, Swanson channels the San Franscisco organic & local culinary tradition, all the while creating a collection of relatively easy, quick & tasty dishes to try out. Many of her recipes have pushed us to experiment with … Continue reading

Hummus d’origine Berlin

This is a guest post by our friend Raha. The photo’s were taken at a little picnic we had last week at our community garden, StadtGarten.  An Israeli friend in Berlin makes the best hummus in town. We call him the “King of Hummus”. He was so good that he opened a restaurant in Mitte, Sababa. When … Continue reading

Brunch favorite: Bratkartoffeln

A tasty side dish for a hearty brunch is the classic German “Bratkartoffeln” (home-fried potatoes). My favorite way to prepare them is with duck fat as the special ingredient. It gives a really nice, rich taste to the potatoes. Now you might wonder, where the hell do I get duck fat from? Well, whenever we … Continue reading

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