If you ask someone in Germany about the origin of lentil stews you will sometimes get the answer »it’s probably something that is coming from here«. It’s a dish everybody knows from their grandparents, so it must be something we invented ;P But that is not the case at all. Of course! ;) Dishes like this one here have been around since the dawn of time. Well, almost. Lentils have been cultivated and used for thousands of years. This version of a classic lentil stew here is called Lentejas con Chorizo – means »Lentils with Chorizo«. That was easy, right? ;P
Cakes with apples are great all year round. They are always “in season”, right? No matter if it’s summer or the deepest winter – I could eat them all the time! The reason for that is not only that apple cakes are always delicious. You can get apples all year round – I think that is an important factor that they are so popular everywhere 24/7 and 365 days a year ;P That’s also why I bake quite often with apples. No matter if it’s a simple Crumb Cake with Apples or a delicious Spiced Apple Bundt Cake like this one here. Serving apple cakes & pies is always a good option ;)
I got something for all you kale fans out there. Well… actually there is not that much kale in this Zuppa Toscana, to be honest. It’s actually more like “the green icing on top of the cake”. Yeah, you could say that ;) Anyway – the soup is the perfect meal on a cold winter day to warm you from the inside and give you all the energy (means calories) you need to keep you warm when going outside ;P
Some of you might have noticed it already – I am a huge fan of stews and all those dishes where you throw a lot of stuff into one pot and cook it. Sometimes it’s not easy to decide on what to cook because there are sooo many options ;) Today I got a new recipe for a stew with Brussels sprouts, potatoes, and chorizo – Germany meets Spain, you could say. The latest delicious addition to my stews recipe list.
If you’ve been here before you might have noticed already that I am a big fan of stews and soups – I love everything that can be prepared with loads of veggies (and sometimes also meat) in a big pot. Typical one-pot dishes. This stew with mushrooms, white beans, ground meat, and leeks, braised in the oven belongs in this category as well. It needs some time on the stove first but then you can place the pot in the oven and forget it for some time. But not too long or all the deliciousness will be gone ;P
Fall/Autumn is the time for everything pumpkin, right? You can find them everywhere. Some people even decorate their houses with pumpkins ;P Here in Germany, we use pumpkins mostly in cooking recipes – not that often for baked goods. Which is a shame. You can make so many delicious cakes and other stuff with it. A simple and easy Pumpkin Loaf Cake, for example. Just saying… ;)
Hi, my name is Marc. I'm a graphic designer.
I love my job, but in between I love to bake and try new things in the kitchen. A lot of my friends and colleagues encourage me to bake - for a very simple reason: they get the leftovers - and it seems they like it most of the time ;)