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Kohlrabi salad with grapes and tangerine dressing

Kohlrabi salad with grapes and tangerine dressing

I harvested some of these dashing purple beauties this morning to make a fresh kohlrabi salad with grapes and tangerine dressing. Boiled or baked kohlrabi is not really my favorite. But I love the fresh crunchiness of thin slices in a salad! I always ike […]

grape picker sausages

grape picker sausages

These grape picker sausages roasted with grapes, onion and red wine make a super simple yet delicious classic Italian dish. It’s called ‘saliscie all’uva’ and is a traditional lunch for Italian grape pickers. The slightly caramelizedred winesauce goes so well with the sweet grapes and […]

Eggplant with hazelnut-redcurrant sauce

Eggplant with hazelnut-redcurrant sauce

This roasted eggplant with hazelnut-redcurrant sauce is inspired by the classic Middle Eastern fesenjan chicken: softly simmered chicken in walnut and pomegranate molasses sauce. I stir redcurrant jelly into the sauce instead of pomegranate molasses and use hazelnuts instead of walnuts for a lighter touch. […]

raspberry soup with ginger and sumak

raspberry soup with ginger and sumak

I make this beautiful pink-red soup with ginger kombucha, but you can also make it with ginger beer, gingerale or another purchased or homemade berry kombucha. It gives the raspberry soup with ginger and sumak just a little kick. The pinch of tangy sumac not […]

Burnt Basque cheesecake with blueberries

Burnt Basque cheesecake with blueberries

An easy recipe for burnt basque blueberry cheesecake. this recipe includes a vegan version without dairy or eggs.

DUTCH BABY with berries, mint and yogurt

DUTCH BABY with berries, mint and yogurt

This Dutch Baby with Berries is a cross between an omelette and a pancake that puffs up in the oven into a bowl with crispy edges