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

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

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

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

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

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