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Green Tomato Chutney – A Culinary Extra You Have To Try

Have you ever tried chutney made from green tomatoes? Since I have never seen any green tomato chutney offered in a store, my guess is that you haven’t. And it is your loss. Because green tomato chutney is simply delicious – yummy! I am not much of a vegetable gardener; I lack the time and space. But I do like to grow a handful of vegetables that are easy to plant, grow and harvest. Nothing too fancy, just some easy to do stuff. And a few years back a friend started giving me some tomato plants to plant in the…

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Back To Nature: 23 Types Of Wild Fruit You Can Find And Harvest

Many of us do not have the luxury of an own garden. And even if we have, there is only so much fruit you can grow in a normal sized (or rather small) garden. Most of us are not living on a farmstead. But there are many different kinds of wild fruit right there in front of your eyes. And some of them are there for you to harvest as you like and use in your kitchen. Here are 20 types of fruit I found in the wild – or on free land that I could pick for free and…

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Starting The Season With Rhubarb Juice

Some time ago I started producing some fruit juice for the simple reason our parent’s garden produced so many apples and plums we simply could not eat all of them. I gave them away to friends and baked cake; I started trying various cooking recipes that included apples. But I still was left with hundreds of tasty apples. So I started to juice them. Now, spring is not the time of year where I am drowning in apples (and unfortunately that old apple tree died some years back). But since it is spring some other fruits start producing fresh fruit…

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DIY Stinging Nettle Tea… And More: Plant of Wonders

Stinging nettle is one of my favorite herbs when it comes to tea. We often drink tea at home. Drinking tea is some kind of Russian tradition. When you come to someone’s house, you usually sit in the kitchen get your obligatory tea before the fridge door opens and all the yummy things are placed in front of you. No matter if you are an expected guest or not. It is the same procedure in every home and at every time of the day or night. Even if you drop by to borough some sugar or salt. Tea and sitting…

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Easy Pesto Recipe – Springtime In The Kitchen

It is spring in Germany, time for me to make some Pesto. Why? Because herbs and wild herbs sprout from the ground everywhere, weeds are plenty – and with this easy pesto recipe pesto is so easy to make and simply tastes so much better than anything you can buy. You probably know the pesto from the super market or deli store. In Germany it mainly comes in two different tastes: Green Pesto, which is basil, pine nuts, Italian cheese, garlic and olive oil and Red Pesto which mainly consists of sundried tomatoes and olive oil. But pesto can be so…

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The Perfect After Workout Drink Recipe

I love coffee. Unfortunately it is not very healthy to ONLY drink coffee especially after long runs and in summer – although I have a couple of awesome iced coffee recipes I am going to share with you in a couple of weeks when the summer turns Germany into a sweaty oven… However, I have to assure that I drink enough – besides coffee. And it seems like I am not alone with this problem. Marina wrote about this earlier this week. And since we identified the problem we are going to provide you with some recipes for tasty drinks so…

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