Strawberry Charlotte

Strawberry Charlotte

A delicious charlotte with strawberry mousse and sweet and crunchy ladyfingers. I have heard of a charlotte before but still this is the first one I have ever made. I found the recipe in a quite old cook book I bought at the flea market for about 2 Euro and it was love at first sight. I loved the over large and kitschy 80’s style photograph and the quite short…

Romanian Strawberry Foam and The Casual Veggie

Romanian Strawberry Foam and The Casual Veggie

Spuma de capsuni Only three ingredients: strawberries, egg whites and sugar, about ten minutes working time and you will be able to enjoy this delicious, Romanian summer dessert. This strawberry foam was THE summer dessert for me and my sister while growing up. My grandmother was not much into making sweets of any kind, she didn’t really have much time to start with anyway, she always worked full-time, so in…

Brownie Strawberry Torte

Brownie Strawberry Torte

An amazingly decadent strawberry torte with a brownie base and a luscious filling made with vanilla pudding, sweetened condensed milk and cream. Secret Recipe Club time again and this time I was assigned Loving Life, a blog about Kirstin’s life where she posts not only recipes, but as she says it herself – whatever goes through her mind. Kirstin lives in Washington State and has two beautiful, almost grown-up daughters.…

Strawberry Tiramisu

Strawberry Tiramisu

One of the best desserts ever! Sweet lady fingers layered with strawberries and a velvety mascarpone-quark mixture – so goooood! Strawberries! Strawberries! We have two weeks ahead of us filled with strawberries (mostly dessert recipes) sugar and red colors… Who doesn’t like strawberries, the symbol fruit of late spring and early summer, red, little, aromatic jewels. For some reason, I have always associated strawberries with youth, with perfection. The perfect…

Oven Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

Oven Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

An amazingly fluffy and comforting pancake served with a deliciously aromatic warm strawberry sauce. This is one of those recipe I knew I have to make the first time I saw it. And not only kept it in mind for later, but actually made it one day later, I only had to buy the strawberries. I found the recipe on Chefkoch, but I can imagine this being an American recipe…

Ramen Napa Cabbage Salad

Ramen Napa Cabbage Salad

This is my favorite noodle salad: instant ramen noodles, napa cabbage and lots of roasted almonds and sunflower seeds. This salad’s original name is actually Yum Yum Salad, named after the instant ramen noodles brand used to make it. I had it for the first time about 5 or 6 years ago and didn’t like it at all, I was appalled by its saltiness, there were no sunflower seeds in…

Salad “Torte”

Salad “Torte”

A very good looking layered salad with lots of vegetables, cheese, ham and salami and topped with a creamy yogurt dressing. This salad “torte” or salad “cake” was one of the first things I ever ate when coming to Germany. I had never seen anything like it before, so you can imagine how impressed I was by my mother-in-law’s skill. It was then (and still is now) one of my…

Swabian Potato Salad

Swabian Potato Salad

A deliciously smooth potato salad made with a broth based dressing instead of mayonnaise, this is the typical Swabian potato salad. There is a German word “schlozig” or “schlonzig” (depending on the region), which best describes the general feeling one gets when eating this salad. I tried to find a suitable translation for it, but although I was given many suggestions from the online dictionary, I found that none of…

Tortellini Salad

Tortellini Salad

Tortellini salad with lots of veggies like peas, corn and peppers with a light vinaigrette dressing and lots of herbs. I hope you are enjoying this German grill salads series. I thought now that the weather if finally getting warmer, we would spend more and more days out in garden, in the sun, so this would be the right time to present you with some typical salads that accompany most…

German Cabbage Salad

German Cabbage Salad

A very simple cabbage salad with crème fraiche. This is my husband’s favorite grill salad, I would say. It is just the way his mother and grandmother have been making it for their whole lives, and considering that his grandmother will turn 96 in July, you could call this a vintage recipe :). It is not a recipe I’ve often made myself, the main reason for it being that this…