Cooking in Germany – Spargelsuppe

22 May

Spargelsuppe“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer”.

After months of rain, amazing produce is now at our fingertips! Germans sell asparagus on every corner. White or green, it’s all delightful. ‘Spargelsuppe’ is the local specialty… although, I’ll eat it any way, shape, or form! I concocted a healthy version of this recipe; although, more butta in the blend never hurts.

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Cooking in Germany – Riesling & Salmon Date Night

27 Apr

IMG_0319‘We are not winemakers; we do not make wine. We simply prepare the environment for wine to come into being’. 

I read this quote recently in a book by a German wine importer. Terry Thiese thought it was worth noting and so do I. This Riesling grower has humbly admitted that he is at the mercy of his land. All that consumers appreciate about his wine has been credited to his soil. I love it. I am reminded that I don’t make food… I only prepare it. I am blessed with a generous variety of local meats and produce. I marry ingredients together that will hopefully come alive on your plate as they have in my home. See below for a quick and easy date night recipe that I recently concocted with all that I have embraced in Germany… Mosel Riesling and farmers markets! I couldn’t help but weave in a little story from our recent travels that helped inspire this post🙂

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Limitless Fried Green Tomatoes

25 Feb

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‘Argue for your limitations and you get to keep them’. – Liz Gilbert, Big Magic

I put a healthier twist on this southern style recipe. No limits to how you can prepare fried green tomatoes! Living in the south for a month… I had to cook up this classic. Slice tomatoes and drench with egg wash. Coat with crushed macadamia nuts or bread crumbs and fry over high heat in skillet coated with olive oil. Garnish with goat cheese and balsamic vinegar. A tasty alternative… zucchini instead of green tomatoes. Inspired by Vic’s on the River in Savannah, Georgia. Read on to hear about the Muir adventure that inspired this recipe…

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Smashing the Past with Smashed Avocado

19 Feb

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Celebrating new beginnings in Savannah at my favorite brunch spot. Recipe included… and more pictures of this adorable travel companion!

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Spanish Wine – Just Do it

16 Apr

MenciaNew simple recipe. Wine recommendation from Spain. Berkliving stories. You be the judge. As Nike successfully campaigned, Just Do It. Skim this post or read it all.

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