Summer 1946—Tomato Purée

Tomato Purée Nutritious tomato concentrate, which you can use for soups and sauces like fresh tomatoes and has similar nutritious value, can be make to last easy and quickly: Cut ripe tomatoes into pieces, boil and push through a fine mesh sieve. Reheat the concentrate to boiling point but do not simmer further. Use a…

Summer 1946—Apfelmus (Apple Sauce)

Apfelmus—Apple Sauce   Apples (only remove stem and blemishes) cut into pieces boil in water until soft push through sieve can without adding sugar. Tip: I usually can the apple sauce into small portion size glasses. It’s great for breakfasts or snacks.

Summer 1946—Raspberry Jelly

Raspberry Jelly ½ liter raspberry juice ½ kg sugar Cook raspberries slightly to obtain the juice. Filter juice through cloth, boil the juice with the sugar, simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes Fill in canning glasses, close glasses immediately and turn up side down. Canning Tip In the 40s canning was often done with…

Summer 1946—Granny goes to school

In summer 1946 my granny went to Agricultural School in Germany to study housekeeping. A couple of years ago my aunt copied my granny’s school notes and all the recipes and gave each of us a copy. For some time now I wanted to translate and digitalise all the recipes. So I decided I am going…

Saxonian Egg-Chicken Soup

…for cold days   I had some chicken with slight freezer burn in my freezer so decided to make a broth and turn it into granny’s chicken-egg soup. Ingredients 2 chicken breasts 1,5 liter water 1 handful leek 1 carrot Salt boil all for 1 hour to make broth Egg (Eierflocken) 1 egg beat it foamy…

Winter Salad

  My little sister visited in December and forced me out of my ‘semester stress junk food mode’ back into healthy eating. She had some really interesting combinations for winter salads I wanted to share with you.  Winter Salads 2-3 handful of mixed leafy greens (I try to get seasonal winter greens, I also like…

Duck Traditional Sunday Roast

So we had a massive beastie in our freezer—a Flugente (Duck). Who grew up roaming a wee ramshackle farm. So he was all muscle hardly fat and my first whole duck to cook ever! The roast is not burned the picture just did not turn out greatly because my real camera is away for repair!…

Zucchini & Squash Soup

    Ingredients 1 green zucchini (courgette) 1 white zucchini (courgette) 1/2 button squash (any other squash is fine, too) 1 medium size onion olive oil 2 tablespoons paprika powder 1 tablespoon chilli (I used dry crunched) some salt & pepper 1/2 orange (juice of)   How to make the zucchini soup   cut onion…

Thick Tomato Soup

This time tomato soup with a bit more oomph for cold days. Just in case you are wondering, yesterday (3rd of May!) we had to scratch ice from the car window in the morning. So not funny! Hence the hot soup. Ingredients Thick Tomato Soup 2 medium potatoes 1 pint (liter) tomato puree 2 shallots…

#EasterRecipes Soleier—Pickled Eggs

I think I never shared this recipe! Initially I thought it is a German thing but might only be regional for Saxony. Well, my Prussian friends don’t know it. So there is some rock solid evidence for you *cough*. Anyhoo! Here come the Ingredients 12 eggs approx 2 liters water 1 big onion (including the…

Scottish Onion Soup

Previously I gave you my family’s onion soup recipe. Yesterday I experimented! And added a Scottish twist: Ingredients Onion Soup with a Twist 4 large onions 1 pint of water 2 teaspoon majoram 200 gram Cheddar 1 shot of Whiskey (I used Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban) (if you like mix some creme cheese or creme in…