May 012015

Fried green asparagus is a delicious side dish or a main dish with salmon. In Germany the white asparagus is very popular but the green one has made its way to Germany as well. Try this simple recipe and you will be surpr1sed how good it tastes. Happy Cooking!

fried green asparagus


1 bunch green asparagus
2 garlic cloves
some olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions
- dont peel asparagus, just cut off the hard ends.
- Cut every piece in medium sized pieces.
- peel garlic and chop fine.
- heat in a skillet olive oil and fry asparagus pieces for about 4 min, add garlic and fry for another 5 min.
- spice with salt and pepper.
Depending how soft you like the asparagus, the cooking time may extend.
Serve as side dish with chicken, salmon or steaks.

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May 012015


The German farmers stew of "Eintopf" as we call it in German, is a great dish that can be varied with all kinds of seasonal vegetables such as zucchini, squash, broccoli or celery. Or add white or red kidney beans with some cayenne pepper! It becomes a healthy stew when using organic ingredients. Happy Cooking!

german farmer stew
Ingredients German Farmer Stew
1 tbsp sunflower or olive oil
1 onion
500 g ground beef
500 g potatoes
250 g red, green, yellow pepper
2 carrots
400 g tomatoes (can)
300 ml vegetable broth (instant)
200 g sour cream (optional)
2 tbspo tomato paste
sugar, salt, sweet paprika (ground) to taste

Cooking Instructions
- Peel potatoes, onion and carrots and cut in small pieces. Cut peppers in small pieces too.
- Heat oil in a skillet and saute onion until transparent, add the ground beef and fry it for some minutes, then add tomato paste and broth.
- Add carrots and pepper.
- spice to taste.
- let simmer on low heat for about 30-40 min, if you like the stew thicker let it simmer without a lid for additional 10 min.
- top it with a spoonful of sour cream if you like.

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Apr 172015


German gluten free almond cake or "Torte" is a German baking specialty for a nice traditional Kaffee and Kuchen afternoon. Torte is not exactly a cake as it is mostly made using a butter cream. If you cannot eat products with flour this cake is a wonderful alternative. Easy to make without needing special ingredients. If you cannot get blanched almond slices find them here: Sincerely Nuts Blanched Almonds Sliced 1 LB

german gluten free almond cake

6 eggs (medium)
150 g heavy cream
150 g sugar
225 g powdered sugar
225 ground almonds (almond meal)
20 g almond slices (preferably blanched)
100 g soft butter

Baking Instructions
- separate eggs.
- in a pan bring heavy cream and sugar to a brisk boil, let cool off a bit, then add egg yolks, beat thoroughly while adding the egg yolks.
- heat the cream until you have a thick cream - don't bring to  a boil!
- cover surface right away with plastic foil.
- beat egg white until firm, add powdered sugar while beating.
- add ground almonds.
- layer a spring form (diameter 26cm) with baking paper, place dough on top and bake for 10 min on 150 C or   300F convection (175 C or 350F)
- let cool of fin the form.
- Roast almond slices in a pan without adding grease until golden.
- Beat soft butter until creamy, then add egg cream spoon by spoon.
- Remove cake from the form and place on a platter.
- Spread egg cream on top and add some almond slices and powdered sugar before serving.
Cake must be chilled for about 1 hour or until the cream is firm.


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Mar 182015
Radeberger Beer Goulash

Radeberger beer goulash comes from the German city of Radeberg which is located in Saxon and was former DDR. In Radeberg they brew one of the finest beer you can imagine since centuries: The Radeberger Pils. This is the beer that is originally used in this recipe. Crowned the official drink by King Friedrich August … read more …

Mar 112015
Liver Berlin Style

Liver Berlin Style is a classic dish from Germany’s capital Berlin. It is veal liver with fried apple and onion rings served with mashed potatoes, red cabbage or carrots. The combination of apples and liver is just delicious. The original is using liver form the calf but you could also use pork or beef liver. … read more …

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Mar 022015
Swabian Potato Dumplings

  Swabian Potato Dumplings or as we call them “Knoedel”, are a regional food specialty from the South of Germany with Stuttgart as the main city of the county Baden-Würtemberg. This region has many delicious food specialties. The dumplings are served with dishes that contain gravy such as beef roast, Goulash or beef rolls. This … read more …