I want to share this simple pickled pumpkin recipe with you. I thought I didn’t like pickled pumpkin until I tried this recipe: pumpkin cooked with vinegar, sugar and ginger. My mum gave me this recipe and I modified it a little, adding my ginger.
It is a nice little snack and great to serve with an aperitif.
I am still keen to do everything with pumpkin, although the city starts to become Christmassy. The Christmas markets have started yesterday but I am not yet in the mood for that. It is still autumn, people!
What you need for two small preserving jars:
200g pumpkin, peeled and chopped into small pieces
75ml white wine vinegar
100g cane sugar
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
Lemon zest from 1/2 lemon
Cover the pumpkin with the sugar and leave it for two hours to let the pumpkin absorb some of the sugar
Add the other ingredients and cook everything in a pot and then let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes
I love ginger and yes it is nice in a cake. It is definitely a bit unusual, because the cake is a little spicy. It is actually made for sweet cake add-ons such as whipped cream, syrup or ice cream. But if you don’t like ginger this cake is definitely not for you. For ginger lovers – jut like me – this is perfect.
I think the combination of apple and ginger is a great flavour combination for that Indian summer were having in Germany these days. Blue skies, red leaves…
I love autumn!
What you need:
4 apples, sliced
A big piece of fresh ginger
75g raw cane sugar
150g Quinoa flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
In a bowl, mix the butter, eggs, sugar, flour and baking powder with a blender
Preheat the oven to 180°C
Grease a springform pan and then press the Quinoa mix in bottom of the pan
Peel the ginger and grate it over the cake base
Before you arrange the apple slices on the base, sprinkle some raw cane sugar over the ginger
I am very excited that we finally have a vegetable box subscription. Every friday we receive a surprise box full of vegetables from a local organic farm.
This friday’s box came with a lot of carrots. I don’t usually buy carrots although I really like them. So that’s the good thing with the subscription box – you receive vegetables you might not usually buy and so you get creative.
The carrot soup I made was really rich and creamy, although it was all veggies, spices and honey. I made pecorino biscuits as a the little treat to have with the soup.
I am not a big soup fan but maybe I am starting to. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
What you need for two people:
500g carrots, peeled and chopped into small pieces
2 onions, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 small piece of ginger, finely chopped
500 ml vegetable broth
2 tablespoons honey
Salt and pepper
Heat onion and garlic in a soup pot over medium heat
Add carrots and ginger and sauté for 5 minutes
Add the veg broth, lower the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes
Stir in the honey, pepper, salt and oregano
Simmer for another 15 minutes
Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180°C
Grate the pecorino and form small pecorino heaps on a baking tray
Dredge the pecorino heaps with paprika powder and grill in the oven for about five minutes
Let the pecorino cool down
Purée the soup and then serve with pecorino biscuits and parsley
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.
With the beginning of autumn this week, I am looking forward to a great variety of autumn vegetables. I bought potatoes, sweet potatoes, eggplants and parsnip yesterday to make an Indian dish that caught my attention in a recent issue of Food and Travel magazine. I also bought the first pumpkin yesterday. Today it popped into my head that in the 90′s my parents used to make tons of pickled pumpkin every year (I think it was some kind of trend back then) and that I very much disliked it. Maybe I will try it this year and reevaluate the taste.