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Apple cranberry chutney
Condiments
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Vegetarian

A spicy and savory Chutney for your Christmas Table

One of my favorite condiment or side for my Christmas dinner table is an Apple Cranberry Chutney that will go with Beef, Pork, Poultry, or whatever you like.
Also see my Horseradish sauce recipe
Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Frohe Weihnachten from my Dinner table to yours!

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Italian Basil Pesto
Condiments
Italy
Recipes
Southern Europe
Spreads
Vegetarian

Italian Basil Pesto – a tasty sauce for your Pasta

One of my favorite Italian dishes is cheese tortellini with fresh Pesto sauce. I have Basil in abundance. Best with pasta, but also delicious with crackers or baked potato

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Griessknockerlsuppe, Semolina dumpling soup
Austria
Germany
Northern Europe
Recipes
Soups
Vegetarian

Griessnockerl Suppe, or Semolina Dumpling Soup

As an Austrian dish originally, I am familiar with this soup from my childhood. Semolina flour is not easily found in the stores, it can be ordered on Amazon.  Below are some of my suggestions: There are several German dishes prepared with Semolina flour. Like sweet Grießchnitten, Grießbrei etc. Recipes will follow in future posts Griessnockerlsuppe, or Semolina Dumpling Soup Print Rate this recipe 1 2 […]

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Sweet Potato Brussels Sprouts
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Vegetarian

Fancy roasted Brussels Sprouts

This is a recipe I tried a couple years ago, and it was so delicious I have to write about. Once prepared, it tastes so good, like made by a Chef at a fancy restaurant. It doesn’t only look appealing, it is fragrant and delicious. Sweet potatoes are not common in Europe, so I call […]

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Lentil soup, Linsen suppe
Germany
Northern Europe
Recipes
Soups
Vegetarian

Lentil Soup with a twist

Throughout Germany, Lentil Soup has achieved the status of soul food. In many recipes soup vegetables and Smoked Ribs give a lot of flavor. The Wiener Wurst with the lentils is owned to the Swabian, and like the ribs, is becoming increasingly unpopular. A young and clever generation is rediscovering the lentil as an alternative […]

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Pretzel dumplings with Mushroom sauce, Brezelknoedel
Austria
Germany
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Vegetarian

Brezelknödel or Pretzel Dumplings

Ironically, I ate my first Pretzel Dumplings in Leipzig at a Bavarian Restaurant (Bayrischer Bahnhof). This old train station has a 170 year old history, where the first track was built between Leipzig and Altenburg. The Knödel had a distinctive taste, and I tried to recreate it at home. It’s similar to the Semmelknödel, just a […]

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Creamy garlic-leek soup
Austria
Germany
Northern Europe
Recipes
Soups
Vegetarian

Creamy Garlic-Leek Soup

Yesterday I was craving some comfort food. Plus I had a sick person in the house, so I thought about this soup I ate in Austria. When we were in the Wachau at the Danube, we stopped at a Restaurant for lunch. We had a large breakfast at our B&B, and I just wanted something […]

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Dinner buffet, Glazed Carrots with Walnuts
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Side dish
Vegetarian

Glazed Carrots with Walnuts

Still looking for a vegetable as a side dish for your next dinner? I found this to be a good fit for my dinner table. I cooked this Carrot dish the first time at my annual Christmas dinner with friends. It was a hit!   Glazed Carrots with Walnuts Print Rate this recipe 1 2 […]

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