Sauerkraut Soup

> > > > If you’ve ever lived in Germany or even just visited for a short time, you know that sauerkraut is everywhere, especially as you go further South. Sauerkraut is surprisingly versatile. At some time not too long ago, before fridges and freezers were found in every household, cabbage was one of the […]

Butter Lettuce & Marinated Octopus

> > > Butter lettuce has to be my all time favorite lettuce – perfect texture, a color that can only be described as translucent and pearly, and a delicate flavor that is heavenly. While I love all leaf salads, especially frisee and baby arugula, butter lettuce is always at the forefront of my mind […]

My Trip To Buenos Aires, Argentina

> > On December 19th 2017, after eighteen years of absence, I finally returned to Argentina to spend a month with my “adopted family” and friends in Buenos Aires, where I lived and worked for nearly five years during the nineties. I visited Buenos Aires for the first time in the seventies and had an […]

Grilled Seafood Salad – Baby Octopus, Squid And Shrimp On Romaine In Honey/Lime Yogurt Dressing

> After a recent bout of gluttony during my month in Europe, I have to lose at least the 15 lbs I gained, and if I continue on my present path of eating and drinking sensibly, maybe even shedding at least 20 lbs in the first month, and another 15 during the second month. So […]

Cauliflower Salad “Madras”

> > Before  anybody get’s their knickers in a twist about “real” Curries, let me explain something. Many years ago, whenever we used commercially available, pre-mixed curry powder in Europe, more often than not, the name of the dish included the moniker “Madras”. This made it clear to everyone and all that the dish contained […]

Another Day, Another Wonderful Salad (Plus A Great Grilled Chicken Breast)

> In my ongoing (and admittedly, so far not very successful) quest for a more healthful lifestyle, I do eat a lot more vegetables and salads. Unfortunately, most of the time when I choose a healthy dish for one meal, I offset the good effect with a not so healthy dish for the following meal. […]

Salad Of Smoked Salmon, Avocado And Egg

> > When I got up this morning, I had a big craving for egg salad. During the day, in my head, I kept adding ingredients to the egg salad until finally, when it was time to prepare early dinner, this yummy concoction materialized 🙂 Very simple and straightforward, yet a real delicious and pretty […]

Mexican Treasures – Guacamole, Escabeche De Cebolla, Salsa Mexicana

> > For  me, these three condiments are not to be missed to accompany any Mexican-style meal I prepare at home. In my opinion, they also fit very well with a wide range of dishes of non-Mexican cuisine from around the world. They pair nicely with steaks, schnitzel, sandwiches, salads, meat, seafood, vegetables, eggs, etc. In fact, I usually have at […]

OOPS-My Doc Gave Me An A**-Whooping……….(Caramelized Apple-Cobbler With Twice baked Chocolate Cookie Crumble)

> > So  this morning I went to my doctor for my quarterly check-up. I knew I was in for some bad news, but boy oh boy did she let me have it. (Can you say verbal a**whooping !) During the past couple of months, life had taken a bit of a downturn for me. […]