Lentil Stew with Apple

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 … Continue reading

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

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

Zucchini Falafel Cakes with Vermouth Rice

Although summer has come to an end here in Berlin, the plants in our local community garden – Stadtgarten – keep producing almost more zucchinis than us gardeners can eat. They taste great as a simple addition to a pasta sauce, but as you may remember from a previous post, we are big fans of vegetable patties. … Continue reading

Glazed salmon with cucumber

A few weeks ago, our dear friend Gab came to visit us in Berlin. She is one of the best cooks we know and so, as we do every time she visits, we asked her to show us to a new recipe. We didn’t have the time we usually have for a long leisurely dinner … Continue reading

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