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I mentioned Zwetschgen yesterday, right? Well. Zwetschgen. I love them. I also love poppy seeds. And fortunately, those two go together very, very well… so recently, this happened: Zwetschgenkuchen mit Mohngeheimfach (Plum cake with a secret compartment for poppy seed … Continue reading

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Late summer is a season for delights – our peaches are ripe now, the first late-summer and autumn apples are also ripening, and of course there are the Zwetschgen, this kind of plum that lends itself to baking and cooking … Continue reading

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As you can probably tell from the rather late blog, I’m not yet back in the groove. I’m working on it, though – as on what feels like a gazillion of other things. Plus, there’s some baking going on, because … Continue reading

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If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I like buttercream… though there is one thinkg that still eludes me, and that’s a good chocolate buttercream. Basically, there’s a few different types of this stuff. There’s … Continue reading

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We have a small red currant bush in our garden, and now is the time when the fruits are ripe… so it’s glorious, glorious custard time! I love red currants best in two ways: As jelly sandwiched between Christmas cookies, … Continue reading

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If you’re interested in medieval cooking, here’s something new and exciting for you: Prospect Books is publishing “Zinziber: Sauces from Poitou. Twelfth century culinary recipes from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, MS 51“. The book is featuring recipes found on a … Continue reading

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It’s hot around here – incredibly hot, with the months’ temperatures more like those we’re supposed to have in July, and a warm one to boot. I’ve used up the water in the rainwater tank for washing wool, so I … Continue reading

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