Spending some time in the Munich area in late 2020, I was inclined to stop in Freising to see the Cathedral I have read so much about. When entering this amazing structure, I was greeted by an arched portal at the entrance that bears witness to the Romanesque origins of this church Continue reading The stunning Freising Cathedral
The Teewurst quickly found its place at tea time. So the name Teewurst did not come from the pen of an ingenious marketing manager, but developed over time. Continue reading Why is Teewurst called Teewurst?
The word Quiche derives from German “Kuchen”, meaning “cake.” In the Lorraine region (now France), the mixture was made from everyday ingredients and was reduced to the bare minimum: beaten eggs with cream and a little butter. In the summer the people of Lorraine harvested Spring onions from the garden, which they chopped and enhanced the taste of the mixture. Continue reading Quiche Lorraine, a classic French-German dish
For this lemon and almond cake without flour, the description “juicy” doesn’t actually suffice at all. The gluten-free cake with ground almonds is extremely moist, also on the inside. Exactly how I love pound cake! Continue reading Almond-Lemon Cake (low carb)
Haslach, a town in the Black Forest with 7000 people celebrates end of February the “Storchentag” (Day of the Stork). Children walk through town with white bags that is led by the “Storchenvater” the father of the stork. They call “Heraus, Heraus!” (get out). Customarily, the towns people throw sweets, fruits and pretzels out of their windows. Continue reading “Storchentag” in the Black Forest
Nussecken, like the ones from the German bakery, combine three favorite layers: sweet nut mixture, a fine apricot or peach jam and a buttery shortcrust pastry. This Nussecken recipe proves how easy it is to make the pastry yourself. This small Almond pastry is a welcome change as an afternoon snack with your coffee. Continue reading Nussecken, a German Almond pastry
Tarte flambée, as the French call it, is proof that good recipes don’t need tons of ingredients. But good ones! Tarte flambée is always on our table when we don’t really feel like cooking. This is done so quickly, that it does not require a long rise time or the cumbersome preparation of other ingredients. Continue reading Flammkuchen or Tarte Flambée
The small village of Beilstein is located directly on the right bank of the Moselle and is also nicknamed the “Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle” due to its very well-preserved historic townscape Continue reading Beilstein, a Sleeping Beauty at the Moselle