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Dandelion Salad

October 22, 2010 by


Walking along the bike track on the Pleiße river one afternoon I spotted a family getting off their bikes, and heading into the knee-deep grass to search for something. No, it wasn’t the dog’s ball, and this time it wasn’t mushrooms either. They were collecting wild greens. Flicking through my book on wild foods in […]

Ampelmann Biscuits

August 28, 2010 by


Every town in former East Germany seems to be able to support an Ostladen (East shop). These shops specialise in all manner of East German paraphernalia, ranging from souvenir toy Trabant cars for tourists, to nostalgia stationary and cleaning products for locals. The cookie cutters in the iconic Ampelmann shapes were the thing I couldn’t […]

Apple Fritters

August 18, 2010 by


I have a situation at the moment, regarding fruit. Specifically, an excess of it. My fellow domestics are no longer domestic but are instead holidaying in Western Australia, and they have left me with large amounts of fruit. There is too much for any one person to eat fresh by a long way, so my […]

Raisin Chocolate Self-saucing Pudding

July 28, 2010 by


Since childhood I have loved this Raisin Chocolate Self-saucing Pudding for its generous chocolate sauce and juicy raisins, so I’m very pleased to report that the recipe works well with gluten free flour. Today’s post is from our guest blogger Loina, who made the pudding while testing a sample of flour from Vitarium. We are […]

Chocolate Rhubarb Muffins

May 12, 2010 by


Flick through the first few pages of any cookbook and you’ll find a section on the measuring ingredients. The measurement system will be explained, and you’ll be reminded of the importance of making accurate measurements. However I’m sure that most of you have some recipes that you don’t use a book for. Recipes that you […]

Spaghetti Vegetable

April 11, 2010 by


It’s not just Arwen that can’t resist buying odd seeds- I am also subject to such urges and some time last year I indulged myself and bought a packet of spaghetti vegetable seeds. I didn’t get around to planting them until early this year though, so this post has been a long time coming! They […]


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