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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →