Tag Archives: Summer

Summery roasted hazelnut sauce

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© Qin Xie-Krieger

The summer is knocking loudly on the door: Over 30 degrees temperature, sizzling sun rays and the blue cloudless sky … In such a beautiful and hot weather, I usually have no big appetite for the warm food. Its preparation produces even more heat both in the kitchen as well as in me.

Therefore, in the summer you could find cold or briefly cooked food very often on our dinning table, with plenty of crunchy vegetables and juicy fruit. As “satisfying food”, rice, pasta and potatoes play an important role. Often I like to cook a couple of boiled potatoes or some pasta, briefly blanched seasonal vegetables such as green asparagus, fava beans or peas for dinner. Serving with a homemade pesto or a quickly prepared sauce, such as this really simple yet unbelievably delicious hazelnut sauce. Mix well, add salt and pepper… Voilà! So easily and quickly prepared is a delicious and light meal for a hot summer evening! Continue reading

Chanterelle Risotto and Tempura Zucchini Blossoms

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It looks like summer is turning its back on us. Last weekend I was at the Open Air Cinema in Ludwigsburg. I had imagined a very romantic warm summer night with a starry sky and a gentle summer breeze. Continue reading

Genmaicha Mousse au Chocolate Tart 玄米茶杏撻

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© Qin Xie-Krieger

Genmaicha??? I guess you were quite curious about what this could be when you were clicking on this post. 😉

At least one thing I can tell you: This click has definitely been paid off! Because, today you’ll get to know a fabulous green tea. 😀 Continue reading

Wok Zucchini with Grapefruit Ginger Sauce

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© Qin Xie-Krieger

Do you like the combination of fruits and vegetables? Presenting this color gorgeousness on one plate definitely means a lot of fun for me. It is like playing a game with exciting colors and flavors.

Yellow zucchini, pink grapefruit, golden oranges … with a fruity and slightly spicy grapefruit-ginger sauce. If this does not give you a kick for a good mood, …  😉 Continue reading

Passion Fruit Yuzu Tart with Meringue

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Last Saturday was the 70th birthday of my mother-in-law. This lady with her lovely nature is really one of the great treasures which I found on my journey discovering Europe. 😉 Continue reading

Eggplant Dates Paste with Cardamom

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© Qin Xie-Krieger

What a hot summer!

I am absolutely not a person that fancies 30 degrees. As soon as the thermometer shows 30+ degrees, my inner biological clock automatically turns down a gear.

Then I move slower, I think slower, I even eat slower.

Not only I eat slower, but also much less. Above all, I cannot stand at all to have something warm on my plate.

Therefore, I prefer mainly cold dishes in summer. Just like some pieces of yummy bread with this wonderful eggplant dates paste with cardamom. Continue reading

Sushi Italiano – Part I

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For almost all non-Japanese, sushi is THE  Japanese food per se (although there is an amazing array of culinary treasures in this beautiful country). In Germany, sushi is a popular food with an upscale price. However, what you can get for not quite little money is (in my opinion) not very often good quality. Regarding sushi I have quite high requirements and there is a reason for this. Continue reading

Plum Wine Tart with Almond Crumbles

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The idea of a delicate dessert with the Japanese plum wine has been in my head for a long time. The real impetus was definitely our trip to Japan this spring. It was a wonderful trip: The mellow cherry blossoms in the Japanese Alps, the warm-hearted and welcoming people, the delicious Japanese food … Conclusion: I definitely will go to visit Japan again! Continue reading