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Bärentatzen, “bear paws”

A German friend of mine specifically asked me to bake Bärentatzen, or bear paws, since her mother doesn’t normally bake them. Well, I don’t blame her. If you follow the traditional reci…

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Zedernbrot – Almond Cookies with Lemon Icing

These cookies with a very misleading name might just have reached my top 3 of best Christmas cookies ever! The name is deceiving, since Zeder is actually German for cedar, yet (luckily!) the cookie…

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Coconut Balls with Almonds and White Chocolate

My advice is – do NOT try out this recipe. I did, and there’s no turning back. These crunchy almond coconut cookies dipped in white chocolate and rolled in coconut flakes are highly addictive…

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Risotto Milanese with Grilled Fennel and Herbs

My great-grandmother Olga was notorious for her elephant’s memory: she would never forget, especially when she got bad service in a shop. If that happened, she would make a dramatic exit, dec…

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Orange Drink, Swedish Style

On normal days, I only serve water at the mealtimes – and between. But there are special days, and for those, one needs special drinks as well. This fresh and not too sweet orange drink definitely …

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Day Two: Borsch Soup

Today was the second day of my No-Cost Food Challenge and I realized I’m going to have to buy onions tomorrow. I’ve got only two left, and I don’t see any sense in trying to cook without onions. So…

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Day Two: Borsch Soup

Today was the second day of my No-Cost Food Challenge and I realized I’m going to have to buy onions tomorrow. I’ve got only two left, and I don’t see any sense in trying to cook without onions. So…

Root Vegetable and Cabbage Curry with Sticky Tofu Sticks

I got the idea for this recipe from two different sources: the curry from a cooking wizard friend of mine, and the tofu sticks from a book called Vegan for Fun, written by one of Germany’s leading …

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Kaffeemakronen – Coffee Macaroons

A friend of mine was asking for me to bake hazelnut macaroons, which are a must in any self-respecting Plätzchen assortment, but I was craving for something with coffee. That’s how I came up with t…

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Almond Cake with Lemon and Honey

The other day I had a sudden craving for something with almonds and honey, so I did a quick Google search and found a great recipe in “A Sweet Spoonful”. I tried the recipe, and it was …

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Vanilla Almond Pancakes

As far as pancakes are concerned, I used to have a strategy: whenever I was craving for them, I would send my little sister to ask our Dad to bake some – and he would never refuse. Had I aske…

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Finnish Sweet Buns, or Pulla

A lot of things have happened in my kitchen since my last post. First of all, at about 7PM on Christmas Eve, just as I was baking some Christmas loaves, my oven and stove suddenly broke. I had to w…

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Easy Cake Decorating Ideas: Princess Cake with a Heart

Today, for once, we had a very late breakfast and a late lunch, so I’d thought we’d survive until dinner without having to eat any snack in between. How wrong I was! Around 4PM I starte…

Red Lentils with Green Curry and Coconut

The most important lesson I learned from my 5-day microwave experience was that a lot of things can be cooked in a very straight-forward way: just place all ingredients in a recipient and cook unti…

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A Must in Lisbon: Pastéis de Belém

If a wanna-be vegan with a severe case of lactose intolerance arrives in Lisbon and rushes immediately to Pastéis de Belém to eat half a dozen of little custard pastries, either that person must ha…

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Spaghetti with Broccoli and Home-Made Pesto

Quick food doesn’t necessarily mean pasta. The mother of all quick meals is nevertheless pasta with pesto, at least for me. Everyone loves it, kids and adults alike – even the picky ones – and to g…