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Tag: Recipes

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

I’m not so much of a mobile person at the moment due to my recent kneecap-incident that I’m currrently recovering from. But you can always make soup! We had a lot of snowfall the last days and a warm and hearty soup is a winter evening’s delight: Here’s my roasted cauliflower soup:


Homemade Gnocchi

This recipe from my sister-in-law was commented with “that’s how we make gnocchi!” by an italian friend of hers. Of course, this had to be tried 🙂 It’s surpisingly easy and no fuzz and they easily win the day over any store bought product.

You can prepare them in advance and, when ready, cooking them is done in a breeze. We like to fry them with butter and sage, but they can be used for every recipe calling for gnocchi.


Shrimp, Egg and Scallion Chow Mein

Another quick, yet delicious dish that I’ve been making for years now. It’s a chinese / asian staple dish, easy to make and always satisfying. Some time ago, a chinese(?) person told me to try adding shiaoxing cooking wine (which I didn’t think about on myself and which is, unfortunately, not so easy to get here).

As I always want to to cook as “original” as I can, of course I had to try that: Much better! Here’s how:


Home Cured “Lox”

The latest batch of home cured salmon is ready and half of it is already gone. I love that stuff! My sister in law will come over these days and hopefully bring some blinis (she makes the original russian ones), so everything will be eaten up by at the latest this friday 🙂

I don’t know if my recipe is in any form “original” or “authentic”, I just know it’s delicious. Here’s how to make your own:


Farcydes Top 5 Recipes 2020

Another year is almost over – and not the easiest one for us all. I had a lot of time for cooking during quarantines and lockdowns, so here are my Top 5 Recipes of 2020. I’d appreciate if you give them a try, enjoy and let me know how they worked out for you! Let’s start:


Broccoli-Potato-Cream-Soup

Tasty and warming soup on a cold winter’s day evening. I love it! Another recipe:


Oregano Chicken from the Clay Pot, aka “Römertopf”

I believe every real german my age knows the clay pot “Römertopf” from the seventies and early eighties – if not from his Mom, then at least from his Grandma. It was very widespread then and everyone I know can remember that thing. Nowadays it became somewhat forgotten compared to it’s former popularity, but it’s still present enough that I got one for a reasonable price these days and of course had to give it a try.


Homemade Butter: How To

I read about this in my doctor’s waiting room in – I shit you not – a women’s magazine. Mediterranean/French style easy homemade butter! They adressed several different seasonings and further uses in the article, but the basic procedure is always the same. All you need is a food processor and half a liter of heavy cream (get the real enchilada: 30% fat). After having my TBE shot, I knew what I had to do…


How to: Prepare Sauerkraut…

… the traditional german way – or not?

Sauerkraut is so german it even gave us our name 🙂 , it’s very widespread in the nation, very regionally diverse and versatile. It is part of the traditional german cuisine, mostly eaten as a side dish but also as a full meal when made with the appropriate ingredients. It’ very healthy – for example for it’s contents of vitamin C which even increases when cooked.

There’s what feels like a gazillion ways of preparing sauerkraut in germany alone (and I bet there are even more recipes all over the world). To condense these down to some kind of a standard formula that everything else can be built upon, here’s my way. BTW: We’re talking fresh and unprocessed Sauerkraut here, not the pre-cooked, canned version from the supermarket.


Basic Pizza Dough Recipe

(This recipe is so far authentically italian, as an italian person that I know confirmed to me.)

What you need (3 small-sized pizzas):

1/2 cube fresh yeast
1/2 tsp. sugar
500 g flour (ideally, italian “Tipo 00”, alternatively all purpose flour)
4 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
300 ml lukewarm water


 

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