Category Archives: Fruits

Sweet Buns with a Sticky Sea-Buckthorn Sauce

sweet buns with sea-buckthorn sauce

We spent a couple of days at the sea to unwind and to get some fresh air. I love spending time at the sea at this time of the year: the summer crowd is gone and the wind is blowing while the sun is still strong. We spent a lot of time outdoors and enjoyed some good food and wine. I love these short getaways to recharge and clear my head for some culinary projects.

I wanted to work with sea-buckthorn for quite some time now and the island is full of it right now. It is quite difficult to pick the little orange berries as the plants have sharp thorns.

Sea-buckthorn is much valued for its nutritional profile (e.g. high Vitmain C content) and has a long history in Chinese and Tibetan medicines. It has also become a little health trend, being a frequent ingredient in juices and cosmetic products these days.

sea-buckthorn bush

sea-buckthorn

I used sea-buckthorn berries for a sweet sunday treat: quick sweet buns with a fruity sauce. The recipe for the sweet buns is foolproof and quickly ready.

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Grilled Peach and Basil Salad

grilled peach and basil salad close up

Peaches are out there now and I am so loving the sweet taste these summer days. Peaches are definitely one of my favourite fruits and I cannot get enough when they are in season. I prefer peaches pure or in a fruit salad or dessert.

Combining the sweetness of peaches with a savoury dish was something that reminded me of 70s cookbooks, when using fruits in a meat dish was considered to be “exotic”. We all know Toast Hawaii. But then I was taught better.

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Sweet Lemon Cupcakes

lemon cupcakes and lemons

I see cupcakes everywhere lately. Blogs, magazines…is this the second height of cupcakes? I don’t know but it made me want to make a batch today. A batch of sweet sweet lemon cupcakes.

I used a classic recipe for lemon cake and experimented a little bit for the topping.

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Orange & Fennel Salad with a Sweet Sesame Dressing

fennel orange salad with sesame dressing

We bought a jug blender recently. I am not a big fan of too many kitchen appliances taking space in the kitchen but I really wanted this blender to make fresh juices on weekends and so we have been juicing a lot recently. Every saturday and sunday fresh juices for breakfast it is. It is also so much fun! Not too much fun for the neighbours though as the blender is quite noisy. My favourite fresh juice still is carrot, orange and ginger juice. What are your favourite combinations for fresh fruit or vegetable juices? Let us know!

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Homemade Power Bars with Cranberries and Ginger

homemade power bars

I made some super power bars for the exciting days ahead. I will drive down to Munich for the long weekend to see my younger sister and my friends and of course to go to the Oktoberfest. I am very excited to go.

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