harvesting: terrace apples


these are the first apples from our terrace. in spring we bought a column apple tree which is growing very slender, so on every terrace or balcony it would have enough space. it will grow only horizontally without the branches we usually know from trees and it will get about two meters high, that’s it. Continue reading

blackberry and tarragon grilled cheese sandwich // brombeer und estragon-käse sandwich

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this recipe is the result of mixed up memories and improvisation, but it turned out to be excellent! blackberries, french brie cheese and tarragon between two slices of bread, grilled. as i remember right now, the original recipe was with fontina cheese and basil and the blackberries are mashed, but the alternative is outstanding. Continue reading

baked tomato and ricotta bruschetta // bruschetta mit gebackenen tomaten und ricotta

baked tomatoes and ricotta

and one more delicacy with tomatoes. this reveals all the tomato flavour you can imagine. while you bake them for more than one hour at a low temperature the tomatoes get soft, sweet and aromatic, intensified by garlic and oregano. one of the best things you can do with your tomatoes if you had them already too many time in salads or pasta sauce this summer. Continue reading

raw tomato pasta sauce // pastasauce aus rohen tomaten

raw tomatoe sauce

after you tried this raw tomato sauce the first time i am sure you will wonder why you cooked tomatoes ever in your life to prepare tomato sauce. it is so unbelievably good! and without cooking it is the fastest tomato sauce ever and ideal for a quick but delicious weekday dinner or whenever you are in a hurry but don’t want to abstain from good food. Continue reading

swiss chard pasta with goat’s cream cheese // mangoldpasta mit ziegenfrischkäse

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this is the swiss chard recipe i was looking for since we are growing chard in our garden. in the beginning i had no idea what to do with swiss chard, so i decided to try every spinach recipe i knew with chard instead. meanwhile i have quite a huge collection of delicious chard recipes, but this one became immediately the number one. Continue reading