Potatoes with quark are a typical German lunch. An all time classic. The potatoes are usually boiled in salt water and then peeled and the quark is finished off with different herbs, pepper and salt.
I made a slight varaiation of the traditional recipe: I used violet potatoes, which have a slightly nutty taste and baked them in the oven with some garlic and pine nuts. For the quark I used fresh basil, chives and lemon balm. Thanks to our indoor garden, fresh herbs are also available in winter.
I am in a Christmas mood since yesterday – I went shopping. It was insane: everybody running around, completely crowded streets and Christmas markets. This is definietly not for me. It seems that Christmas is so stressful for most people when this time of the year is supposed to be a time of tranquillity.