Pick at Garden Patch Farms (series)

Today more and more people are discovering the pleasures of eating seasonal, locally grown produce, and farmer’s markets are popping up all over the city and surrounding suburbs.  However, if you are seeking an even more holistic experience, and would like to meet the people who grow your food or simply want to experience the […]

Our life as we knew it

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about our past life in Germany, where I began writing this blog. I’ve always loved cooking, trying out new and challenging recipes, but while living abroad in Europe I fell in love with food culture, especially European cuisine. I taught myself to cook through trial and error in a tiny […]

A day at the market – Esslingen am Neckar Marktplatz

Well, hello friends! I’ve missed writing to you. I’ve missed my ritual of brainstorming recipes, shopping for ingredients, cooking, baking, shooting photos and then writing to you about it. We’ve been in Chicago a little over three weeks now and it still seems like yesterday that we said goodbye to our life in Germany and hello […]

Auf Wiedersehen

Hello Friends, I have been fairly quiet here on my blog these last few weeks but for a very very good reason. The winds of change are blowing and after four years of living abroad in southern Germany, we are moving back to Chicago. It has taken all our time and energies to sort through […]

A day at the market – Stuttgart Markthalle

Women love shopping, and I’m no different. While most women are shopping for shoes and handbags; I would rather browse shops and markets for herbs, spices and fresh ingredients. My favorite section is produce, this is where I really get inspired and the ideas start flowing. Soups, stews, casseroles, salads, or just heirloom tomatoes and […]

Quiche Alsacienne with Fennel Arugula Salad

While living in Europe for almost four years, we’ve grown quite fond of cheese and bread. Sometimes, it’s all we have for dinner, with a nice bottle of wine of course. A nice steinofen baguette (stone oven baguette), a bottle of Corbières, and a variety of cheeses, such as brie and camembert. On August 3 we celebrated our […]