Friday, April 22, 2011

Thai Red Curry with Tofu, Mango, and Snow Peas

A great quick fix with a lot of fresh ingredients and the cooking time is less than 20 minutes. 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Peter Reinhart's Soft Pretzels

These pretzels definitely qualify as pretzels and forgive me the arrogance here, I think I know how a pretzel should taste. Back in Germany hardly a day passed where I would not pick up one or two pretzels from a bakery during my lunch break.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pistachio Gelato - Molto Pistachio

We have an ice cream maker since about four years and so far it remained as good as unused in our kitchen. It was a gift by my grandmother to my husband. And to be honest, I suggested her the gift ...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sheera, Semolina Halva, or Sooji Halva

Sheera (Semolina Halva/Sooji Halva) is my favorite Indian sweet dish. You can serve Sheera as a dessert, but it is great for breakfast or as a snack in between.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Irish Colcannon Soup

Here is my second St. Patrick's Day contribution. The Irish Colcannon Soup tastes great with Irish Brown Soda Bread. You can find the recipe in my previous post.

Irish Brown Soda Bread

With St. Patrick's Day coming closer I am bringing you a "wee" bit of Ireland right in your home. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pasta with Tomato and Almond Pesto (Pesto alla Trapanese)

While eating Pasta with Pesto alla Trapanese you cannot help, but dream yourself away all the way to Italy, right to the town of Trapani. The fresh ingredients, the wonderful colors, and the incredible taste call for summer and vacations.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Flour's Famous Banana Bread

I am probably not the right person to judge what makes a good banana bread. Growing up in Germany it was not something we would typically eat and whenever banana bread came on my radar, I would know how to avoid it. Somehow for me bread and banana did not go very well together.  How wrong was I here!  

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Jim Lahey's Revolutionary No-Knead Bread

Would I ever have imagined that such a loaf of bread will exit my oven? Probably not.  You have to try the recipe. I promise you, the outcome will be very satisfying. It will give you a lot of confidence as it gave me. Not much can go wrong, the method is almost effortless, and you will be rewarded with a beautiful artisan-style loaf of bread!