Category: Comfort Food

Fond feelings for chicken broth / Hühnerbrühe

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I present you with a blueprint for broth as an excuse, more than anything, to talk about feelings! The good kind. We all have them. Neither Tim nor I had the childhood recollection of homemade chicken soup. This, however, did not stop us from cultivating chicken soup-shaped nostalgia as grown-ups, borrowed from cookbooks, stories and other people’s kitchens. In the present day, …

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On Aioli and Fish Sticks (inspired by growth of a balcony plant)

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Our silly tarragon, which had been playing dead all winter, has come back to life with surprising vigour and I have no idea what to do with him. We are both impressed and bewildered. All fuzzy and new! You deserve a poem. Today, I peered out the balcony window at him (or her, though I don’t …

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An Excellent Pork Gyoza

Gyoza with chopsticks

One thing that surprised me most upon moving to Düsseldorf was there being no less than six supermarkets in a walkable radius from my doorstep. (So, this is high-density city living!) And this is Germany. I gawked uncomfortably at their shelves lined with jars of tall sausages, floating palely in Wurstwasser. The humans here eat must eat so much …

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Sandwich, deconstructed

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All I’d wanted was a dirty Grilled Cheese Sandwich. With salami, and cucumber, And a slick of bad mayonnaise. On buttered rye bread. Extremely UN-extraordinary, but I’m a FOOD BLOGGER now, which means EVERY SINGLE culinary event shall be henceforth considered (well, an Event, as well as) an Opportunity for learning how all of these buttons work, …

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Baked feta, beautifully

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A similar dish, made with considerably less love, was popular at a bistro Tim worked in. They served two versions: Onions and Tomatoes, Olives and Pickled Peppers. Yet, and don’t you agree, it makes such a lot of sense to put All of these things together for a full spectrum of colour and sociable minglings – The onions mellow, tomatoes collapse, the …

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