Potato Soup

Ingredients For Preparation 01 1,5 liter water 750 gr potatoes 250 gr soup vegetable (carrot, leek, celery) For Preparation 02 2 onions Olive oil For Preparation 03 Fresh Parsley Preparation Peel and cut veggies (preparation 01) and boil in water Add salt to taste Peel and cut onions (preparation 02) Fry until browned Once veggies…

Making a Knitting Bucket

Free PDF download. This is my first time trying to write sewing instructions for something. Let me know what you think and how helpful they were. Or where you still have questions.

Steak and Ale Pie

One of our all time favourites. And yes steak-purists no sausage in my pie. I know, I know that’s against German heritage.

Cucumber Sandwich

I know it sounds silly to write a ‘How to cucumber sandwich’, but (BIG FAT SUPER BUT) so often they turn out horrible, flavourless, and soggy. I had to share my favourite version. Waitrose brand half wholemeal bread Slightly salted butter, ladle it onto both slices of bread from a solid piece of butter not…

Best Cleaning Product Ever

This is my not so secret super-power cleaning product. Environmentally friendly, makes use of everyday household items and it’s really cheap. If you need the super power cleaner: Use household soda (or baking powder) and add vinegar (e.g.: white, wine or malt vinegar) until it creates a thick paste. Milder version Add soda and vinegar…

Picking up sewing again

As this is a virtual house-book I thought my sewing experiments and learning to knit would fit right in as well. I am starting with having gotten a gadget: A bias tape maker! This works to amazingly well. If you get one, don’t make my mistake, trying it out for the first time, use a…

Gräupchen–Pearl Barley & Ham Soup

The broth 1 ham (I like using cured ham) Cover with water 2 bay leaves 5 juniper berries 1 Tablespoon rainbow peppercorns 5 pimento 1 generous piece of celeriac 2 medium carrots 1 medium onion 1 small leek Simmer all for about 2 hours The Barley Depending on size of barley corns (how they are…

Mince & Tatties

Aka Minced Beef & Mashed Potatoes It took me only 13 years of living in Scotland to make my first Mince and Tatties. So without further ado … drum-roll etc … here it goes One of my ‘it’s a grey November night’ favourites! – 500 g lean steak mince – 1 medium sized onion –…

Thick Roast Pepper & Tomato Soup

Now that we are almost in November and the weather has suddenly turned grey and cold, it’s time for soul-soups. Here is my version of roast pepper and tomato soup. You need: 1 red pepper 1 medium sized onion 2 small carrots 4 small potatoes 3 inches leek (finely chopped) 3 inches celery (finely chopped)…

Almost Mac’n’Cheese

Spring greens and left-overs version 1 portion Spätzle (or any other left over pasta you want to use up) 4-5 Tbsp cream 2-3 Tbsp grated cheddar (or other cheese left overs) 5 mushrooms 1 small tomato 1 handful of mixed fresh herbs & rocket (chop them) (I used parsley, dill, chives, mint, red basil, and…

Piña Colada Cake

Ingredients Pina Colada Cake For the cake 250 g pineapple chunks (canned) 150 g coconut milk 100 g sugar 3 eggs 75 g corn starch 225 g flower 3 tea spoons baking powder 100 g desiccated coconut For the Icing 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2-3 tablespoons icing sugar 2 tablespoons pineapple juice (from the can…