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Berry Pancakes

Yes, yes, yes – Pancakes again. I put myself in for a challenge: find the best pancakes in the world. You can imagine how much Stefan loves me for that. So I try as many recipes as possible and I will share all the good ones with you. So be prepared… I like this one a lot, because it uses frozen berries. I love all kind of berries and have suffered a lot lately with being stucked in a cold and berry-less winter. So using frozen ones is a nice way of answering my craving for blueberries and Read more [...]
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Pasta with Prawns, Lemon, Chilli and Spinach

Recently, I realised that my public library has cookbooks and food magazines. I still don’t get how I could miss that for months, but ever since I’ve been heading over there, it’s just across the street from my office, during lunch, flicking through magazines and books. I always felt kind of bad buying new books and magazines all the time, having hundreds of recipes that haven’t been cooked yet at home, plenty of cookbooks that have rarely been touched and a 100 meter long ‘to cook’ list Read more [...]
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Pita Bread

After a long day at work, I wasn’t in the mood of cooking and standing in the kitchen for too long. So we had Chickpea Salad with Feta and Rocket. But I wanted to make something to accompany that. So I thought: Pita Bread with Cucumber Yoghurt would be nice. And it was nice. Very nice. And so quick and easy… I used to buy Pita Bread at the store and I have to admit that the home made one doesn’t taste that much different, but it is a lot more fun to see them puff. And it’s cheaper, too. Read more [...]
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Pasteis de Nata

Back in Germany we had a nice tradition for Saturday mornings. We would get up early to go grocery shopping and on our way to the supermarket, we would stop at our favourite Portuguese cafe. We would grab a Galao, which is a Latte the Portuguese way, and a Pasteis de Nata. They are yummy littley pastries with vanilla custard. I didn’t think of them in a long time, but when I saw them on Deichrunner’s Kitchen, I had a flashback and an immediate craving. So I made them the next day and they Read more [...]
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Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Pizza

There is this lovely restaurant in Hamburg, Ottensen – the neighbourhood we used to live in. It’s called Eisenstein and has the most amazing Pizza. I always struggled to choose between Fire & Flame, prawns, red onions, ginger and chilli and Dumb Goat, rosemary tomato base, goat cheese and crisp bacon. When we moved to New Zealand, I missed this kind of Pizza a lot. So I tried to figure out how to make it myself and came up with this recipe for Pizza with Prawns. Have you tried Read more [...]
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Chicken, Cauliflower and Bean Curry

I really like spicy curries with a lot of fresh vegetables. When I came across the recipe for a Cashew Curry on the beautiful 101 cookbooks site, I made it immediately. It’s simple, it’s yum and you can swap the vegetables with the ones you have at hand. I’ve slightly changed the recipe, as I am not a big fan of tofu and I didn’t have any cashew nuts. I am sure it will be even better with the nuts, so make sure you try it. Chicken, Cauliflower and Bean Curry. Serves: 2 – 3 Source: Read more [...]