One thing I really try to avoid at all times, is to throw food away. Of course, sometimes this happens even to the best food managers, but I believe if we all try to be more aware of what we have, we can add to a sustainable and eco-conscious life.
I had potatoes, kohlrabi, 1/2 bell pepper, butter and an onion. I still had some nasturtiums leaves and flowers and fennel greens on the balcony. My friend Inés came over and we made mashed potatoes with horseradish (that was in the fridge too), and oven-roasted vegetables. Voila, topped with all the greens, it was a delicious, simple and sustaining meal.
Lilac, oh what wonderful fragrance. And Yes, that can be captured into a bottle. Make Lilac syrup or jelly and your table offerings will be special.
Lilac flower Syrup
This is like cooking spring into a bottle! Lilac syrup can be added to drinks like non-alcoholic cocktails, wine- schorles, Hugos (sparkling wine with spritzer), or as a topping over desserts.
for ca. 2 liters of syrup
about 12-14 umbels of lilac
2 liters of water
1.3 kilo of sugar
2 medium size lemons
Best stored in refrigerator and used within 2 - 3 weeks
The virus crisis is forcing all of us to a halt. At the same time, it gives us a wonderful opportunity to stand still, think and remember, to review our life and to find joy in the kitchen:
We can ask ourselves, what was the favorite cake my grandmother baked, my uncle's homemade pizza, or my mother's party stew?
Maybe it's a great time to organize your recipes?
Maybe it's time to think about forgotten tastes?
Or maybe, in case you are in the country or near a park, you can venture out and collect the first wild herbs and make pesto. This is amazingly delicious with pasta.
Explore Germany’s rich culinary heritage of seasonal and regional vegetable, fish and meat dishes, fruit desserts, while learning about herbs, their healing powers, and the century-old tradition of organic gardening.
If you love food and cooking and are tired of impersonal tours and tourist attractions, then this unique experience offers an authentic and private look into Berlin culinary lifestyle.