Japan meets Mediterranean flavours: I made soba noodles with broccoli pesto and I love it. Creating a new soba noodle dish has been on my mind for some time now and Soba noodles are so versatile. I also discovered a soba noodle restaurant here in Düsseldorf. They make their own soba noodles, which is such an interesting trade. I really want to go there soon.
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 thought there would be no public viewing for the Women’s Wold Cup but now there is – in our street. The Italian restaurant on the corner is celebrating outside and everybody can hear them cheering. I would like to know whether they would like to support the German football ladies or whether this is just a good opportunity to celebrate.
On the weekend I made so much pastry that I could have fed the whole German football team. Instead I made one little quiche after another. Quiche is so easy to make and it is so much fun to experiment with different ingredients.