Mushroom, Thyme & Lentil Pies

With all these cold rainy days piling up one after another, its obvious that winter is coming. Sooner rather than later. This makes me – 1). really really sad that I have no more Game of Thrones to watch at the moment and 2). remember how much I love casseroles, savory pies and roast dinners. …

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Chestnut Chocolate Truffles

I love chestnuts. I love the weirdly creamy but crumbly texture that makes you want to keep eating and eating. I love when it starts getting cold here in Germany and you can find the little food carts selling freshly roasted chestnuts. I love sitting by the fire at Christmas peeling open freshly roasted chestnuts. …

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Pumpkin & Feta Quiche

With such mild weather here in this part of the world, I’m fully embracing autumn.  All the orange colored vegetables are out in the supermarkets and the apples are everywhere to be seen.  You know it’s autumn here when the tasty Federweisser (fresh pressed white grapes that have started fermentation) can be found just about …

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Pumpkin, Ginger & Kaffir Lime Soup

When this time of year comes around all I see is millions of pumpkin recipes.  Pies, loaves, cupcakes, oatmeal, stews, just about anything you can squeeze a little taste of pumpkin into.  I get super excited because its autumn and it’s all very festive.  But after awhile it sometimes just feels too much.  Blasphemous, I …

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Curried Potato & Pea Pierogi

My mother is a visiting nurse.  She spends her days visiting patients in their homes and her evenings filling out piles and piles of paperwork for each of these patients. On some days she might see up to 10 patients, each with their own different ailment and most importantly their own story.  My mother, being …

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