Categorie: Sides

Corn bread with sautéed corn, chili and cheese

Corn bread with chili and corn

Having been born in central Europe, I do not have any birthright to talk about corn bread. But – maybe I’ve earned some right by baking it tons of times over the years, trying and tweaking and refining my recipe?…

Wild rice and winter squash salad

wild rice and winter squash salad

My sister has a horse and a pony. I don’t envy her the horse-riding (she hardly ever has time for that anyway). I envy her all that manure. The manure that she composted, then spread out a little, and planted…

Roasted turnips with sage

Turnips "Platte Witte"

Turnips are another of those little-known, little-grown and little-loved vegetables. And that is a shame. Because like broccoli rabe, they are undemanding, fast growing and can be harvested early in the year. I am now specifically talking about the small…

Brussels sprouts with wild rice and walnuts

Brussels sprouts with wild rice and walnuts

When my children started school, they often brought home little “friendship books” from their classmates. The point of these books was apparently to gather confidential information and everyone was supposed to paste in a passport photograph and answer tens of…

Roasted chestnuts

Roasted chestnuts

From a freakishly summery September with all the sun and warmth we did not get in August, we fell right into autumn. It rains more often than not and we started unearthing gloves and scarves. But I am not complaining…