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Punjabi Style Curried Lamb and Peas - Keema Matar

My life – most of it – has always revolved around food. My mother’s father was a hotel / restaurant inspector and my father is a hotelier. As a little girl I spent most of my time in the various kitchens of the hotels. I watched as the pastry chef made my sweet patisserie dreams come true, squealed... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

Raspberry Rose Coconut Smoothie Bowl with Almond Butter Fruit and Nut Granola

Allow me to out myself first: Smoothie bowls are not my most favorite breakfast. Now that we have set that straight let me tell you a bit about my reasons and what I have observed about these very attractive looking super bowls that seem to be taking everyone by storm and is the big trend raging... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

German Style Smoked Gammon and Split Pea Stew

Imagine that stories were like a stew or a soup. People could weave their stories with ladles of wonderful rich, thick and flavorsome ingredients, adding their own culturally unique seasoning to their tales. Just like stews, all cultures and each tradition intertwines its own specific aromas and... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

Almond Butter Seed Fruit and Nut Granola

“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” ~ Steve Jobs My 2017 mantra is Focus and Simple! Keeping all aspects of my life clean, simple and clutter-free... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

Rome 2017 | Food Photography and Styling Retreat in the Hills of Sabina

Power-packed 2-day photography retreat in the stunning rolling hills of Sabina! When you have a winning combination then it only makes sense to hang on to it and repeat it and relive it again. Recently I wrote about the Rome Retreat 2016 we had in May last year. The stunning landscapes, the... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

Christmas Cookie Post | Butter Spekulatius Dark Chocolate Orange Spritz Cookies & Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cranberry Pistachio Rocky Road

It does not feel very much like Christmas – weather-wise. After a few days of extreme cold with -10 degrees, where the entire landscape was frozen in sparkly white ice crystals, it is now too warm and a mix between windy grey skies and a moisture in the air. Although Christmas is an adopted... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

Christmas | Quark Butter Stollen and Cranberry Almond Butter Spelt Stollen

As the last of the golden leaves have fallen and the magnificent Autumnscape is replaced with barren trees and frosty fields, December comes around and I begin to crave spices, warming stews and curries. My kitchen itches for me to bring together flour, sugar and spice and that bottle of rum to... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

Thankful | for a Walk in the Park

Come take a seat next to me my friend. Rest. Breathe. Contemplate. The path seems to be a long hard one as challenging times lie ahead. Let us realign and unite for together we are stronger, we can make the difference. Let us take a moment to ignite the fire of love and respect, to find our inner... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

Rome Workshop 2016 | The Serenity of the Sabina Hills

Earlier this year in May, I flew south towards Rome for my first workshop this year. Together with one of my most cherished friends and workshop partners Jeanne Horak-Druiff we were going to host and instruct a signature food photography and styling retreat just a stone’s throw away from Rome in... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

Pumpkin Hit List: The Best Pumpkin Recipes 2016

It’s the season! Pumpkins are here - a sure sign that Autumn has arrived. Versatile and available in several varieties the humble pumpkin is a wonder produce for sweet and savory recipes. A few years ago all one could find in Germany was the Red Kuri pumpkin. Slowly year for year I began seeing the... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

Cauliflower Chickpea Falafel & Hummus Lavash

It’s been an intense couple of weeks with so many things happening. One highlight chasing the other for each of us! The positivity seems to give us wings to fly higher, faster and smarter. The art lies in preserving these special moments in the midst of the changes and the chances that arise to... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

Apricot, Yellow Plum and White-Wine Elderflower Jellies with Creme Anglaise

Sustainability: we all talk about it and we all aim to live by it. For all our good intentions do we understand what it really means and how to achieve it? “Eating with pleasure but with responsibility towards all human beings worldwide and for the next generation” – probably is the best way to... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

Tutti Frutti Popsicles: Mango, Blackberry Strawberry Papaya Passion fruit

Ever since we made these Almond Butter and Blueberry popsicles – we are very much addicted. Even though our summer here in Weimar is not as exemplary as we would like it to be, we are still getting a few sunny and warm days in between grey cooler days. Nothing however, seems to dampen our... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

Almond Butter Blueberry Popsicles Dipped in Chocolate, Sesame Seeds and Almonds

Ever since our return from Alaska the weather has been a bit of everything. From warm sunny days with a cooling breeze, to hot humid days similar to those in Dubai or even monsoon-like summer rainy days reminiscent to Bombay, to cool autumn-like mornings. It seems Mother Nature just is having... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

Classic: Croque Madame

When many of us think of French cuisine we tend to automatically link it to haute cuisine. It is the foundation of French cuisine evolving from the royals and aristocrats around Versailles and Paris. The 17th century chef and author Francois Pierre La Varenne is known as the godfather of modern... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

Apricot Oat Spelt Bread Loaves

The last thing I expected to really get hooked on in terms of food, when I first moved to Germany, was bread. Having lived in many countries I was used to a great variety of bread, mostly flatbreads. In my arrogance - or call it ignorance - I was sure that while Germany had some great bread-types –... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

Rhubarb Strawberry Pavlova with Cardamon Skyr Cream

Peonies, scoops of ice cream, dances through the sprinkler, warm summer rains and juicy strawberries. All the things that are making summer a blast for us here in Weimar. Those end of year exams are done and dusted for my son, my last workshops and events for the first half of the year are under... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

Dubai 2016 | Food Photography and Styling Workshop

Dubai, a city that one can only admire! That indefatigable energy, gutsy ambition and ability to dream big, with the capacity to realize those dreams and visions into huge projects that elsewhere would never even get off the drawing board. A city where a multitude of cultures come together to... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

German Spaetzle with Wild Garlic Almond Pesto and Green Asparagus

By the time spring arrived the air thickened with the pungent aroma hanging over the park and the woods. Following the path on my bicycle my nostrils were overwhelmed with the smell of garlic that seemed to follow me. I had not been living long in Germany and spring in this magnitude was often... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

Spice Infusions 3 | Chillies

When Christopher Columbus set off from Spain to find an alternative route to Asia, he was looking to find a new fruitful passage to India and the lands beyond. He was looking to safeguard Europe’s kitchen, little did he know he was about to completely change it. Black pepper had become a... [Read the rest of this post on my website]

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