this summer’s vacation is over and it seems that also summer has already passed. it was only recently that my parents harvested those wonderful bright orange apricots in their garden and shared them with us, because they have been so many.
we recently had really hot days with up to 38° C here in germany, where the best places to be have been the beach, the shadow of some trees or the swimming pool. but even when sitting on your balcony, everybody … Continue reading →
if you also had such an excellent courgette season you may know the situation having more courgettes than you can ever eat, particularly if some of them get a bit out of size. those ones which are too big for … Continue reading →
as the harvest of carrots and fennel has been late and not that abundant this year, i am extremely happy that it was enough to have this delicious fennel and carrots focaccia this year again. no matter how late in the year … Continue reading →
this years tomato harvest is simply amazing. we really had a lot of plants which we grew very successfully from seeds and the summer seemed to be absolutely favorable to ripen the tomatoes. almost all of them turned red this summer so i was … Continue reading →
some days ago i listened to a debate on the radio about the 20 cm courgette, which is usually offered by supermarkets. the critic was that the 20 cm dogma suggests that only this small courgettes are delicious.
i love knödel! i love “speckknödel”, “grammelknödel”, “hascheeknödel” and also the sweet versions such as “marillenknödel” and “zwetschgenknödel”. i always had them in austria and had no idea how easy it was to make them on your own.
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 … Continue reading →