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German cooking: Lentil soup


Lentil soup is one of those typical winter dishes. It’s more of a stew and once was invented (as many traditional easy dishes are) because it was cheap, nutritious and contained ingredients that were easy to get a hand on … Continue reading

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Vegetarian stuffed peppers


Although we’re not vegetarians, my husband and I love a good meat-free dish a few times a week. A few days ago, I happened to have some veggies left in the fridge and wanted to do something different from the … Continue reading

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What’s for dinner?


This week was the first week in months during which I had the time to prepare a nice dinner more than once – so I tried out new stuff and did some nice winter dishes to go with the rainy, … Continue reading

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Great-Grandma’s spritzgebäck (German butter cookies)


These delicious cookies have been made by the women in my family for generations and are still a part of our annual Christmas baking. (go here for metric to imperial conversion) 250 g butter 250 g sugar 4 teasp. vanilla … Continue reading

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Christmas baking


Yesterday I spent almost all day in my parents’ kitchen together with my mom to do some traditional and (non-traditional) German Christmas baking. After six hours, multiple filled baking trays, using the generations-old cookie press/meat grinder and several packets of … Continue reading

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