Matjes Herring Tartare

Ash Wednesday marks the end of all New Year’s and Carnival festivities, and the beginning of the 40 days long Lent. The word Carnival derives from Latin “carne vale” – meat, farewell! Religious people are fasting today and abstain from meat. Some people, like myself, use Lent to exercise self – discipline.  I’m giving up desserts, sweets,…

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Sometimes the smallest things have the biggest impact. In this case, a teaspoon of fennel seeds and a few capers turn boring minced meat into this piquant and flavourful dish.

Sonntagsbrot (Sunday Bread)

Richer than a simple wheat bread but not as sweet as a Brioche. I reserve this bread for weekend breakfasts with the family. Butter, strawberry jam or Nutella are my favorite spreads on the Sunday Bread.    

Marzipankartoffeln (Marzipan Potatoes)

Marzipankartoffeln is little round or potato-shaped candy (hence the name) sold in Germany especially around the Christmas time. I still had some leftover marzipan from my Christmas baking so I decided to make those chewy and tender bonbons for my little marzipan connoisseurs (I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree 😉 ) Tip:…

Pumpkin Soup with Curry

Fall has always been my favourite season, but here in the United States fall is especially beautiful. The days are still warm and sunny and the trees present themselves in vibrant red and yellow.     Children get excited about Helloween and families slowly start planning their trips to see their loved ones and friends…

The best scrambled​ eggs

Scrambled eggs are perfect for a leisurely, hearty family breakfast. Below you will find the right ingredients and a simple method that will make your scrambled eggs irresistible.

Pork tenderloin

The inspiration for this dish comes from the cookbook “Meine Bayerische Küche” (“My Bavarian Kitchen”) by the prominent German chef, author and restaurant owner, Alfons Schuhbeck.

It smells delicious after cinnamon and vanilla

Although I was born and grew up in Poland, I have lived 13 years in Germany before I moved to the US and therefore there is simply no Christmas for me without German cookies. Each year I bake between 8 and 12 varieties. That depends on how much time I have beside household and the…

Baked Trouts

Do you also have a fixed day of the week for fish? With us, it is usually Friday. Last week  I served my family baked trouts. I discovered this recipe many years ago in a women’s magazine and it’s been a classic in my kitchen ever since. The trouts taste best with boiled potatoes or a…