This blog is a record of what I have eaten, and in some cases cooked.

19th May 2022 - Burger King in Das Einstein, Munich.

This morning we were out shopping for a replacement dishwasher, so we decided to eat at Burger King in Das Einstein (our local shopping mall).

We both had items from the specials menu: Sheryl had a macaroni and cheese burger, I had a burger with pastrami, and we shared a portion of French fries.

They had such a dreadful selection of drinks that Sheryl went to the supermarket and bought us some drinks.

Neither of our burgers were anything special, but they were very filling, and we were totally stuffed afterwards.

18th May 2022 - Home, Munich.

Quiche And Sauté Potatoes

Tonight I heated up the leftover salmon and asparagus quiche, which I served with a few sauté potatoes.

It actually tasted better the second time around, and was less crumbly.

17th May 2022 - The Hofbräukeller, Munich.

Beer-Garden Picnic

Tonight, as the weather was nice, we decided to go out to the local beer garden (the Hofbräukeller).

We had a couple of beers, took some food (Spanish salami and radishes) with us, and bought a giant pretzel and some Obatzda at the beer garden.

It was a lovely evening out.

It is still early enough in the season that there are very few wasps trying to drink your beer and eat your beer.

16th May 2022 - Home, Munich.

Butternut Squash And Sun Dried Tomatoe Risotto

For our dinner tonight I cooked a risotto with butternut squash and sun-dried tomatoes (the trick with the tomatoes is to soak them for 30 minutes in the wine that you will use to cook the risotto, so that they soften).

It was very tasty.

15th May 2022 - Home, Munich.

Quiche And Saute Potatoes

Tonight I cooked a salmon and asparagus quiche, with some sauté potatoes.

It was delicious.

15th May 2022 - Home, Munich.

Scones

For today's brunch Sheryl made scones: half of them with cheese (Gruyère and cheddar) and half with dates.

We ate the cheese scones with extra cheese (and, in my case, marmite), and the date scones with butter (and in Sheryl's case, honey).

They worked really well: they rose well, and weren't to crumbly.

14th May 2022 - Home, Munich.

Capellini And Meat Balls

For our dinner tonight I cooked capellini (what used to be sold as "quick cooking spaghetti" when I lived in England) with meat-balls in spicy tomato sauce.

The meat-ball recipe is based on Chef Pasquale's recipe.

It was really tasty.

There was enough of the meat-balls in sauce to freeze for another day.

14th May 2022 - Zum Franziskaner, Munich.

Eggs Benedict

For today's brunch I made Eggs Benedict, served on some home-made bread-rolls, and bacon (some crispy thinly sliced German/American style bacon for Sheryl and some thick cut English bacon for me). Sheryl also had some Rucola (arugula) with hers.

It was so delicious (although rather unhealthy)!

13th May 2022 - Zum Franziskaner, Munich.

Because we were going to the opera tonight, we ate dinner at Zum Franziskaner before the performance.

It was warm enough to sit outside.

They seemed to be a little short-staffed, so service was a little slow, but otherwise very good.

Sheryl had the same as last time: roast duck with dumplings and cinnamon red cabbage. I had some "fiery red sausages" with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut. We had some Merlot with our food.

The meal was, as usual, excellent.

13th May 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl had vacation today, with the plan to do some last minute cleaning and preparation before Peter and Georgina arrived for a visit (but they cancelled this morning), so I cooked us banana pancakes for brunch.

The bananas were very ripe, and really needed to be used up.

The pancakes were good, although next time I will add more cinnamon.

12th May 2022 - Home, Munich.

Badam Pasanda And Veg Curry Thali

For dinner today I heated up a chicken badam pasanda and a vegetable curry from the freezer, which we ate with some garlic naan bread.

12th May 2022 - Home, Munich.

Vegies And Dip

Sheryl was working at home today, so for brunch we made vegetables and French onion dip. We also had some crisps/chips with the dip.

It was very nice.

11th May 2022 - Home, Munich.

For this evening's dinner I cooked a mushroom, black bean and pearl barley soup, which we ate with some of my home made bread-rolls (sourdough with caraway seeds).

It was very tasty.

There was enough left to freeze for another meal (or maybe two).

10th May 2022 - Home, Munich.

Quesadillas And Veg Chili

For our dinner tonight Sheryl cooked quesadillas, and I heated up a vegetarian chili from the freezer, which we ate with guacamole and sour cream.

It was lovely.

9th May 2022 - Sushi Cent, Munich.

Sushi

Tonight, due to the failure of our dishwasher and my failed attempts to fix it, there wasn't enough time to cook what we had planned, so we went to Sushi Cent for dinner.

8th May 2022 - Home, Munich.

My Vegetarian Burger and Fries Sheryl's Vegetarian Burger and Fries

For dinner tonight we made vegetarian burgers (using "Beyond Burgers") and French fries.

We had some truffle cream and ketchup for dipping the fries.

8th May 2022 - Home, Munich.

For breakfast today we had some of my sourdough and caraway-seed bread-rolls, with some cheeses, and some almond croissants that Pilar bought yesterday at the supermarket.

7th May 2022 - Rusticana, Munich.

Tonight we took Renato and Pilar to the Rusticana restaurant, because Renato really loves ribs.

Renato and I had some beers before the food: a Helles (lager) for Renato and a Wei%szlig;bier for me. The ladies went straight for wine: a Montepulciano.

Everyone else had ribs; I had a steak (I wanted a filet steak, but they were sold out, so I had a rump steak instead, only half of which was eadible, due to gristle and fat).

Renato had some mushrooms as a side dish; I had coleslaw; Sheryl had corn on-the-cob. My steak came with a baked potato covered with loads of sour cream.

We had a second bottle of Montepulciano, which turned out to be their last bottle.

The food was great, and our waiter was really good (and spoke excellent English - useful since Renato and Pilar have no German).

7th May 2022 - Hippodrom tent at the Fruhlingsfest, Munich.

Today we went with Renato and Pilar to the Fruhlingsfest (spring beer festival), which takes place on the Theresienwiese (Theresa-meadow) where the Oktoberfest is held.

Pilar drank red wine, Renato drank a Helles (lager beer) and Sheryl and I drank Weißbier.

For food, Sheryl and Renato each had a half a Hendl (rotisserie chicken), I had Weißwurst and Pilar had Obatzda, and we shared some pretzels.

In the end we ordered another Obatzda and more pretzels to share.

6th May 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tonight Renato and Pilar arrived from Barcelona. I cooked a lasagna and made a small side-salad.

We drank a bottle of Barolo with the food.

After the main course we had some cheese (Roquefort, truffle brie, Castello Blue and cheddar) and crackers, and drank a bottle of Saint-Émilion.

5th May 2022 - Augustiner Stammhaus, Munich.

Tonight we ate at the Augustiner Stammhaus on Neuhauser Straße (see my News Blog).

We both had veal Fleischpflanzerl (meat patties, called Frikadelle in other parts of Germany) with gravy and potato & cucumber salad, which were lovely.

4th May 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tortiglioni Al Arabiata

For our dinner tonight I cooked Tortiglioni Al Arabiata.

As always, it was lovely.

3rd May 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Goat Cheese And Bread Roll Feudo Arancio

For tonight's dinner I made a salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, fresh figs and avocado) topped with warm goat-cheese, and served with home-made bread-rolls.

Sheryl recently ordered a selection of wines from Hawesko, and we tried one of the wines, an Italian rosé, with the salad. It was nice: not too acidic, and quite fruity, although somewhat more expensive than our usual rosé (Réserve de Gratias).

2nd May 2022 - Home, Munich.

Spinach Pizza With Egg, Red Onions And Feta

For dinner tonight I cooked a couple of frozen pizzas: for Sheryl a spinach pizza topped with red-onion, feta and an egg (pictured to the right); for me a salami pizza topped red-onion and an egg. I had some coleslaw on the side.

For dessert we had the Gü cheesecakes with chocolate and salted caramel.

1st May 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sausages, Eggs, Beans And Toast

For my dinner tonight I cooked sausages with poached eggs and beans on toast; real man-food!

1st May 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sourdough Bread Rolls With Caraway Seeds

I made some bread rolls this afternoon: sourdough rolls with caraway seeds.

The dough was not genuine sourdough (my previous attempt at sourdough was not a success), but were made with sourdough extract (you also have to add yeast, unlike a real sourdough).

They turned out pretty well.

1st May 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sardines And Coleslaw On Toast

Sheryl is still away on her training, so I was free to choose whatever I wanted for my brunch. I opted for tinned sardines and coleslaw on toast, which was lovely.

30th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salami And Pepperoni Pizza With Egg And Coleslaw

For my dinner tonight (Sheryl is still away on her training course) I cooked a frozen pizza (salami and pepperoni), topped with an egg, with some coleslaw on the side.

I had the second chocolate and salted caramel cheesecake for dessert; I also bought more of them today, so Sheryl could try them when she returns.

30th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

For my brunch today I made myself toasted cheese (cheddar) and pickle (branston) sandwiches.

29th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Spaghetti Vongole

Tonight I cooked spaghetti vongole. Sheryl hates this dish, and since she is away on a training course at the moment, it was a rare opportunity for me to eat one of my favourite Italian meals.

It was so delicious!

I have tried ordering spaghetti vongole in a few restaurants in Munich, and it has never been good (the chefs don't seem to know the trick), so cooking it myself is the only way to get this meal cooked properly.

For dessert I had bought some chocolate and salted caramel cheesecake, made by Gü, from the supermarket, which were amazingly good.

28th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

After my filling lunch I wasn't so hungry tonight, so I just had some toast with peanut butter, and some cheese and crackers.

28th April 2022 - Schwabinger Wassermann, Munich.

I went out for lunch to the Schwabinger Wassermann and had a Cordon Bleu with French Fries.

The weather was nice enough to sit outside.

My lunch was nice, and the service was excellent.

27th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Spinach And Ricotta Tortelloni With Mushroom Sauce And Parmesan

For tonight's dinner I cooked tortelloni (filled with spinach and ricotta) in a mushroom sauce (with some truffle oil) garnished with parmesan.

26th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Poached Salmon With Kohlrabi And Potato Fritters

For our dinner tonight I cooked salmon poached in white wine, served with kohlrabi and potato fritters.

It was very tasty, but I was in big trouble with Sheryl because I forgot to make the tartar sauce (Sheryl has to have sauce with her fish, probably a sign that she doesn't really like fish), and also didn't make any sauce for the fritters.

25th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Cashew Turkey

For tonight's dinner I cooked cashew turkey and rice, garnished with sesame seeds.

I thought it was perfect, although Sheryl complained that I had added too much ginger.

24th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tapas

For dinner tonight we had tapas: potato croquettes, chorizo in red wine, jalapeño poppers, vitello tonoato, olives stuffed with almonds, Parma ham stuffed with cheese and garlic bread.

24th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Brunch at Isabelle And Markus'

This morning we were invited downstairs for Brunch at Isabelle and Markus'.

There was the usual spread of cheeses, ham (the one I tried was really delicious), salami, smoked salmon, bread, cake, and fruit salad.

In addition we took down some baked eggs with cheese and bacon, and some carrot cupcakes (Sheryl had some in the freezer from a week or so back, which just needed to be defrosted and iced).

There was also prosecco, water, and ample supplies of coffee.

Baked Eggs With Cheese And Bacon Carrot Cupcakes

23rd April 2022 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner I made a green salad and an egg salad, which we ate with the last of our home-made bread-rolls.

I made too much egg salad, so both Sheryl and I will be eating egg salad for brunch on Monday.

For dessert we finished off the rhubarb and strawberry crumble.

23rd April 2022 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I made toasted cheese (cheddar) and pickle (branston) sandwiches.

We then ate the leftover scones from Tuesday.

22nd April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Thali And Garlic NaanApr

For this week's curry evening I heated up 3 frozen curries (a butter chicken, a chicken satay and a chicken redang) to make a thali, which we ate with some garlic naan that we bought frozen from the supermarket.

It was very tasty.

We had some more of the rhubarb and strawberry crumble for dessert.

21st April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Risottos

For tonight's dinner I heated up two leftover risottos, one pumpkin and one mushroom, from the freezer.

Sheryl really enjoyed them, but I didn't (don't know why), and after a couple of mouthfuls I had some cheese and crackers instead.

20th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Duck Gröstl Rhubarb And Strawberry Crumble

For dinner tonight I used up the last of the roast duck (there was a lot of meat!) in a Gröstl (fried potato, meat, spring onions and snow peas), served with fried eggs on top.

It was really delicious; the trick is to fry the ingredients in duck fat.

For dessert I made a rhubarb and strawberry crumble/cobbler which we ate with non-dairy cream substitute; also delicious.

We were really stuffed afterwards.

19th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

4-Cheeses Pizza With Egg And Coleslaw Spinach Pizza With Egg And Feta

For dinner tonight we had pizzas: I had a 4-cheeses pizza topped with an egg, with some coleslaw on the side; Sheryl had a spinach pizza topped with feta and an egg.

They were very good.

19th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Cheese Scones And Plain Scones

For our brunch today Sheryl baked scones: some cheese and and some plain.

They were lovely.

18th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we ate cold leftover duck and stuffing with beetroot/red-beets, pickled gherkins, coleslaw and home-made bread-rolls.

18th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Porridge With Banana And Pecans

For today's brunch Sheryl made oatmeal/porridge with dark brown sugar, banana and pecans.

Afterwards we shared a mango.

Sheryl drank a glass of prosecco and a glass of orange juice; I drank an Apfelschorle (apple spritzer), with some of the sparkling water substituted with prosecco.

17th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Easter Dinner Table Setting Duck, Stuffing, Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Red Cabbage And Gravy

For our Easter dinner I cooked a roast duck with stuffing (bread, onion, mushrooms, dried figs, thyme, sage, butter and an egg), truffle mashed potatoes, red cabbage flavoured with some cinnamon and some gravy (flavoured with mustard, hot sauce and marmite).

We drank a bottle of Haut-Medoc with our food, which was actually bought for Christmas.

Dinner was absolutely wonderful. There is still a lot of duck left; probably enough for two more dinners.

Butter Chicken

The wine was also gorgeous.

For dessert I had a couple of small chocolate eggs, and Sheryl had one of her carrot-cake muffins and some chocolate.

17th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Avocado Toast And Devilled Eggs

For brunch today we had avocado toast and some devilled eggs.

In addition to the obligatory salt and pepper, Sheryl had malt vinegar on her avocado toast, and I had aceto balsamico.

We each had a mimosa/bucks-fizz with our food (it is, after all, Easter), which hit me pretty hard in the afternoon.

16th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner we had tamales, which Sheryl bought recently at our local Asian store (they have a growing Mexican section), served with a little vegetarian chili (from the freezer), guacamole, sour cream and some home-made bread-rolls.

We were not very impressed with the tamales, which needed some kind of sauce, and generally lacked flavour.

16th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Cinnamon Roll Cinnamon  Roll With Icing

For our brunch today Sheryl made cinnamon-rolls, topped with cream-cheese icing/frosting.

They were excellent; probably the best yet: soft and fluffy, with good bread fibre-structure and full of flavour.

15th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Galette

For tonight's dinner we made a cherry tomato and cheese galette using chef John's recipe.

15th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Bavarian Breakfast

Today, for brunch, we had a Bavarian breakfast of Weißwurst (with sweet mustard, of course), pretzels, Obatzda and Weißbier.

It was so good!

14th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Satay And Rice

Because of the holiday weekend, we had our curry evening a day early. I cooked a chicken satay and jasmine rice.

It was really tasty, although it could have been a little spicier.

13th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Asparagus season has now started, so I cooked pasta with prawns and asparagus.

It was really gorgeous.

12th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Hash Browns

For dinner tonight I cooked an omelette, filled with spring onion, tomato, mushroom and camembert, served with hash-browns.

It was delicious; although the hash-browns look a little burnt, they tasted fine.

11th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salad, Tandoori Chicken And Bread-Roll

For dinner tonight I made a green salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomato, peperoni, spring onion, avacado and vegan "feta"), topped with tandoori chicken and served with home-made bread-rolls.

10th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salmon, Kohlrabi, Beans And Tartar Sauce

For this evening's dinner I cooked salmon braised in white wine, kohlrabi and green beans, served with home-made tartar sauce.

It was really tasty.

10th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Croque Madame Croque Madame

For our brunch today we made croque madame, using this recipe (although I use double the quantity of Dijon mustard and nutmeg).

Absolutely gorgeous!

9th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Quesadillas With Veg Chili, Guacamole And Sour Cream Margaritas

For tonight's dinner, Sheryl made quesadillas (filled with home-made refried beans and grated cheddar), and I made a vegetarian chili (with mixed beans and fake meat) to have on the side.

We ate them with guacamole and sour cream.

They were lovely, despite the fact that Sheryl managed to burn some of the quesadillas a bit (leaving me with the fun task of cleaning the burnt frying pan tomorrow).

Sheryl also made us margaritas.

9th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I made scrambled eggs served on burger buns.

8th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Vegetable Curry

For our curry night I cooked a vegetarian curry, which I served with rice.

After having tried several recipes for vegetarian curry, found online, which we all very unsatisfactory, I decided to make up my own recipe.

I used onion, okra, pumpkin, mushrooms, chick peas, tinned tomatoes, tomato purée (to thicken the sauce) and some coconut milk. For the spices I used garam masala, cardamom, ground coriander, garlic and ginger paste, and some sambal oelek.

It turned out pretty well (a good level of spiciness, and good contrasts of flavour and texture), although I feel the recipe needs a bit of fine-tuning.

7th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Truffle Pasta

For this evening's dinner I cooked truffle pasta with tomato and truffle sauce (both the pasta and sauce bought ready-made). I served it with a garnish of parmesan.

6th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Puff Pastry Stuffed With Cheese, Mushrooms And Spinach

For tonight's dinner we made a puff-pastry roll stuffed with cheddar cheese, spinach and mushrooms. I also added some aceto balsamico to the mushroom and spinach mix, before we stuffed the puff-pastry.

It was lovely, but we could have added more spinach.

5th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

For dinner I heated up some frozen ostrich stew from the freezer, and cooked some kohlrabi.

It was really tasty.

4th April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Burgers And Fries

For tonight's dinner we made vegetarian burgers (using BeyondBurgers) and a few French fries (chips).

I had coleslaw in my burger.

We dipped the fries in some truffle cream.

3rd April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Pasta With Zucchini Mint And Ricotta Canoli

For our dinner this evening I cooked pasta (tortiglioni) with zucchini, mint and ricotta.

It was, as always, lovely.

For dessert we had some of the so-called canoli from the supermarket.

3rd April 2022 - Home, Munich.

For today's brunch I bought croissants and a Rosinenschnecke (Danish pastry) from the Saphir bakery.

We ate the croissants with some truffle brie, which was nicely warmed up by the time we ate it.

It was all delicious.

2nd April 2022 - Zum Franziskaner, Munich.

Pork Gröstl And Duck With Red Cabbage And Dumplings

We decided to eat out this evening before we went to the ballet; we knew we couldn't hold out until after the performance.

We went to Zum Franziskaner, which is a two minute walk from the Nationaltheater.

Sheryl ordered a ¼ of a roast duck, served with red cabbage and Kartoffelknödel (potato dumplings); I ordered a Gröstl made with Spanferkel (suckling pig).

Instead of the fried egg that one gets on a Gröstl in Austria, there was some whisked egg mixed into the dish (almost as good as a fried egg).

The Gröstl was the best that I have had outside of Austria, apart from the ones I cook myself, and was really yummy. Sheryl's duck was also very good: the dumplings were really buttery , and the red cabbage was cooked with some cinnamon (something we will certainly try at home).

We each tried some of the other's dinner.

I drank a Weißbier with my food, and then had a glass of red wine; Sheryl had red wine and some water.

All in all, dinner was excellent.

2nd April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Vegetables With French Onion Dip

We had something a little more healthy for brunch today: raw vegetables (and some crisps/chips) with French-onion dip (easy to make - just mix half a pack of French-onion soup powder into a tub of cream cheese - at least 12 hours before you want to eat it).

It was great.

1st April 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sausages, Muchrooms And Baked Beans On Toast

This evening Sheryl was out for a work event, so, for dinner, I cooked myself something that she would not normally want to eat: sausages, fried mushrooms and baked beans on toast.

I really enjoyed it.

31st March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Dim Sum

For our dinner tonight I cooked a selection of dim sum from the freezer.

30th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

4-Cheeses Pizza With Italian Sausage and Egg

For dinner tonight we shared a large 4-cheeses pizza from the freezer, which we topped with spicy Italian sausage and eggs (one each).

I had some coleslaw with mine.

29th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tuna Pasta Salad, Olive Garden Salad And Bread Roll

For dinner tonight I made a tuna pasta salad and an Olive Garden salad (lettuce, tomato, peperoni, olives, red-onion and shaved parmesan, with an Italian dressing), served with home-made bread rolls.

It was delicious, and there was enough leftover for my lunch tomorrow.

28th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Mushroom Risotto

For dinner tonight I cooked mushroom risotto, made with frozen mixed Waldpilzen ("forest mushrooms) and champignons, and flavoured with nutmeg and truffle oil.

It was lovely.

27th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Fish Fingers, Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Corn And Tartar Sauce

For our dinner tonight I cooked fish fingers/sticks, truffle mashed potatoes and sweet corn, served with home-made tartar sauce.

27th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Crumpets

For today's brunch I made crumpets. We ate some with cheese and marmite, some with jam, and some with peanut butter and nutella.

This batch of crumpets worked extremely well, and tasted great.

26th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Enchiladas Verde Sbrodolone

For tonight's dinner we heated up some frozen enchiladas verde from the freezer, which we ate with guacamole and sour cream.

They were lovely, but very filling.

For dessert we had some sbrodolone, which were rather disappointing.

26th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Eggs Benedict And Bacon

For our brunch today I made eggs Benedict, served on home-made bread-rolls, with some bacon.

They were simply delicious!

25th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Butter Chicken And Roti Cheesecake Slice With Caramel Sauce

For our weekly curry I cooked a butter chicken (actually a butter turkey), which we ate with some roti that we bought at the supermarket.

Butter chicken takes quite a while to prepare, but it was worth it!

For dessert we ate the last of the cheesecake (topped with caramel sauce).

24th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Penne Al Arabiata

Tonight I cooked penne al Arabiata.

It was delicious, as always.

23rd March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Club Sandwich

For our dinner tonight we made club sandwiches (using turkey instead of chicken). We ate them with some salt and vinegar crisps (chips).

They were lovely. We haven't eaten club sandwiches in a long time.

22nd March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Green Salad With Mustard And Tarragon Chicken And Bread Roll

For tonight's dinner I made a green salad, topped with mustard and tarragon chicken, and served with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

21st March 2022 - Home, Munich.

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For our dinner tonight I cooked some pizzas from the freezer: for Sheryl a spinach pizza topped with feta and an egg; for me a salami pizza topped with an egg.

20th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Groestl Cheesecake

For our dinner tonight I cooked a Tiroler Gröstl (rather like an English "Bubble and Squeak"): potatoes, cabbage, spring onions, snow peas, sausages, bacon, and duck, served with a fried egg on top.

It was really delicious, although, if I use cabbage next time, I will add it a bit later.

For dessert, Sheryl made a cheesecake (New York style), which we ate with some caramel sauce on top.

20th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

For today's brunch we made toasted sandwiches filled with camembert and Preiselbeeren (cranberry) sauce.

One toasty each was not enough so we had some toast to follow.

19th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tortelloni In Spicy Tomato Sauce Canoli

For our dinner tonight I cooked 4-cheeses tortelloni, bought from the supermarket, in spicy tomato sauce.

For dessert we ate some canoli, which were lovely, but nothing like real Italian canoli.

19th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Banana Pancakes And Juice

For brunch today I made banana pancakes (with cinnamon). Sheryl ate hers with maple syrup (and later, peanut butter or nutella); I ate mine with butter (and later, peanut butter).

They were lovely, although they could have used more cinnamon (even though I added loads).

18th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner I made a thali, with a chicken satay and a butter chicken from the freezer. We ate it with some vacuum-packed naan bread that we bought from the supermarket.

The curries were great, but the nann bread was utterly disgusting; we threw most of it away.

17th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Linguine Cacio e Pepe

Tonight we cooked linguine cacio e pepe.

It was, as always, delicious.

This time we made it easier to cook, by using the food processor to grate the cheese, and by using ready grated black pepper instead of freshly grated pepper, both of which saved a huge amount of time. Using the ready grated pepper didn't seem to have any effect on the flavour.

16th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked Käsekrainer (smoked pork sausages with cheese in) and some kohlrabi fritters.

The sausages were great, and so were the fritters, although Sheryl couldn't eat all of her sausage (they are huge) - I finished her leftovers.

15th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Caprese Salad

For tonight's dinner I made an insalata caprese for a starter, served with the last of the home-made bread-rolls. I heated up a frozen truffle pizza, topped with extra cheese and two eggs, to share, for our main course.

14th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

black bean and barley soup

Tonight's dinner was mushroom, black bean and barley soup, served with home-made bread-rolls.

It is full of flavour, and quite filling.

13th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Today Sheryl made some spicy Italian sausage (basically just small meatballs), which we sometimes have on pizzas. For tonight's dinner I cooked a spicy tomato sauce with some of the sausage, served with capellini.

It was really lovely: the balance of spices and herbs was perfect.

13th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

For today's brunch we started with some toast with the last of our goose-liver paté, then some toast with avocado. I then had another piece of toast with butter and marmite, and Sheryl had toast with peanut butter, cinnamon and honey.

12th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Mexican Pizza

For our dinner tonight Sheryl cooked Mexican "pizzas" (a al Taco Bell - no longer on their menu), filled with vegetarian meat substitute and topped with sour cream.

They were very tasty, but very filling.

12th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Blueberry Pancakes

For today's brunch I cooked blueberry pancakes.

Sheryl ate hers with maple syrup, and I ate mine with butter. We both finished up with peanut butter on our pancakes.

11th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

For our curry evening I cooked a turkey redang, served with coconut rice.

It was lovely, and a little spicier than usual.

There was enough left over to freeze for another day (although redang always curdles a little when you freeze it).

10th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made cauliflower cheese.

The cheese sauce was based on my Alfredo sauce, with the addition of some cheddar, soft blue cheese and mustard.

9th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner I made a green salad and a tuna and pasta salad.

It was delicious.

There was enough tuna and pasta salad for Sheryl to take to work for lunch the next day.

8th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I heated up the leftover chicken pot-pie.

7th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salmom with Pesto, Green Beans and Tomatoes, plus Saute Potatoes

For our dinner tonight we cooked salmon with pesto, green beans and cherry tomatoes, baked in the oven, served with sauté potatoes.

As we were serving it up, Sheryl reminded me that we were meant to have kohlrabi with the fish, not potatoes.

6th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

After a very hearty brunch today, we both had limited appetite this evening, so instead of cooking our planned dinner, we had a snack of bread and crackers with cheese and goose-liver paté.

6th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

We were invited downstairs for brunch at Isabelle and Markus'.

Isabelle had laid on some French bread, cheese, smoked salmon, ham and salami. She also made, with some help from Erik, a cake with raspberries and chocolate chips.

We took down some finger sandwiches (some with cream-cheese and cucumber, and some with egg salad and water cress, in crustless Italian bread), some brioche fried in butter, some goose-liver paté to go on the brioche, some scones (plain and lemon) and some profiteroles (which were a huge hit with their son Erik).

We all greatly enjoyed ourselves.

5th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Pot-Pie

For dinner tonight I cooked a chicken pot-pie. I added mushrooms, peas, sweetcorn, carrots, chicken stock, vegetable stock, mustard, tarragon and oregano.

It was really tasty.

5th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

French Toast With Strawberries

For today's brunch Sheryl made French toast, which we ate with strawberries, whipped cream and maple syrup.

They were very good.

4th March 2022 - Home, Munich.

For our curry evening we had papadams with hot lime pickle and brinjal pickle to start, and a chicken and mushroom badam pasanda with roti (bought) as our main course.

The roti were surprisingly good; good enough that I won't bother trying to make my own again.

3rd March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Truffle And Ricotta Medaglioni With Mushroom Sauce

For tonight's dinner I cooked truffle and ricotta medaglioni (similar to tortellini) with mushroom sauce.

It was very filling, and we couldn't finish it, even though it was very good.

2nd March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Fish Tacos

For dinner tonight we made fish (salmon) tacos, filled with fish in a spicy marinade, avocado creme (avocado, sour cream, cumin, lime juice, hot sauce and garlic), feta, slaw and radishes.

It was gorgeous, and not too hot.

1st March 2022 - Home, Munich.

Insalata Caprese With Water Cress And Bread-Rolls Truffle Pizza Topped With Egg, Plus Coleslaw

Tonight we ate an insalata caprese, topped with some water cress, plus some home-made bread-rolls, as a starter. Then, for our main course we shared a large truffle pizza topped with extra cheese and two eggs.

I also had some coleslaw on the side.

28th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Butternut Squash Risotto

For dinner tonight I cooked butternut Squash risotto.

27th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Baked Feta And Cherry Tomato Pasta

For our dinner tonight I cooked baked feta and cherry tomatoes pasta.

It was delicious, as always.

27th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today we had croissants from the Saphir bakery across the street, with some chili cream cheese (a home-made version of the Sambal Smeerkaas that I used to buy in the Netherlands).

They were lovely.

26th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Enchiladas Verde

For tonight's Sheryl cooked chicken enchiladas verde.

They were delicious.

26th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Burger Buns

For today's brunch I cooked poached eggs on the last of our burger buns (toasted). We had some French butter on the buns, which tastes so much better than our regular German butter.

25th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Satay With Mushrooms And Banana

For our curry dinner tonight I cooked a chicken satay, with mushrooms and banana, served with rice.

24th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Penne Al Arabiata Topped With Parmesan

Tonight I cooked penne al Arabiata, which we ate garnished with grated parmesan.

23rd February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Cashew Chicken And Rice Topped With Sesame Seeds

For our dinner tonight I cooked cashew chicken and saffron rice. We ate it with sesame seeds sprinkled on top.

I thought it was really tasty, but Sheryl complained that I had put too much ginger in it.

22nd February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Spinach Pizza With Feta And Red-Onion Four-Cheeses Pizza With Anchovies And Red-Onion

Tonight I heated up two pizzas from the freezer: for Sheryl a spinach pizza topped with feta, red-onion and an egg; for me a four-cheeses pizza topped with anchovies and red-onion, with some coleslaw on the side.

21st February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Veg Burger My Veg Burger

For dinner tonight we made vegetarian burgers. Sheryl had a brioche burger bun with a vegetarian burger pattie, goat-cheese, raw red-onion, Rucola (arugula/rocket) and apricot preserve; I had a rye burger-bun with a vegetarian burger pattie, mustard, blue cheese, a pickled gherkin, and on the side some fried mushrooms and red-onion, plus coleslaw.

Sheryl wasn't able to get either of our usual brands of vegetarian burger (Sensation Burger or Beyond Burger), so we had vegan Mühlen Burgers instead; they were nowhere near as good.

20th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Buffalo Wings With Potato Salad And Coleslaw Cannoli

For dinner tonight Sheryl attempted to recreate the spicy buffalo-wings (chicken wings) that her sister cooked last time she was in Chicago.

We ate them with ranch dressing to dip the wings in, potato salad, and I also had coleslaw.

They were good: nicely spicy, although Sheryl said they weren't quite as good as her sisters.

It was difficult to find all the ingredients for the buffalo-wings and the ranch dressing, and even just the chicken wings, but of course everyone had them in stock and on sale a few days later.

For dessert we had some cannoli that Sheryl bought on Saturday.

20th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Vegetables, Crisps And Dip

For our brunch today, partly to compensate for yesterday's high-fat non-veg brunch, we had raw vegetables (carrot, cucumber, radishes, celery and spring-onions), crisps (chips) and French-onion-dip.

19th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Glutinous Rice Balls

For dinner tonight we had Dim Sum (from the freezer). Only the glutinous rice-balls are pictured; there was, as usual, a large selection of dishes.

19th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Croque Madame

For today's brunch we treated ourselves to croque madame.

There are various ways to cook a croque madame (and some things that people may call croque madame, but clearly aren't). We use cooked ham, Gruyère, parmesan, bechamel sauce (with Dijon mustard and nutmeg added), white bread and fried eggs (although I plan to try them with poached eggs, sometime). They are baked, and then finished off under the grill, before being topped with eggs.

Sheryl says that our home-made croque madame are better than any that she had in France.

Brunch was delicious, and very filling.

18th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

For our Friday curry evening we tried out a new recipe: a vegetarian curry, made with Thai red curry paste, butternut squash and chickpeas. We also decided to add some okra, but Sheryl had problems finding it in the shops; in the end she bought what she thought was frozen okra, at the iShop, but it turned out to be moringa.

It was utterly dreadful, due in part to the moringa, but it was also way too spicy, and the flavour balance was just wrong. We both ate one mouthful, and were done with it (I have since thrown the recipe away, and our search for a good vegetarian curry continues).

Instead we ate cheese and crackers, and some toast with peanut butter.

17th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Chicken And Bread Roll

For tonight's dinner I made a salad, using lettuce, Feldsalat (lamb's lettuce), cucumber, tomatoes, peperoni, spring onions, feta and avocado, topped with mustard and tarragon chicken and served with home-made bread-rolls.

It was lovely.

16th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Cooking tonight's dinner turned into a bit of a drama. I was scheduled to make pasta (tortiglioni) with zucchini, ricotta and mint. I had grated a cupful of parmesan, and put it into the bowl I use for the sauce. When I opened the ricotta, I noticed a small green patch; I thought it would be fine if I simply removed the green patch. I put the ricotta into the bowl with the parmesan, but decided that I should taste it before proceeding; good thing that I did, because it tasted disgusting. I phoned Sheryl and asked her to buy more ricotta on her way home, but the store was sold out; she bought some mascarpone instead.

I waited until she got home, and tasted the mascarpone before making the sauce (grating a fresh batch of parmesan, because I had to throw the previous batch away, as it was covered in disgusting ricotta).

In the end, dinner tasted OK, although not quite as good as when made with ricotta.

15th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Veg Chili With Rice

For dinner tonight I heated up the vegetarian chili from the freezer, and cooked some rice.

We ate it with sour cream and grated cheddar cheese.

It was delicious, and we ate every scrap.

14th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Omelette With Fries

For tonight's dinner I cooked an omelette, filled with spring onions (green onions), tomatoes, mushrooms and camembert. I also cooked some chips (French fries), which we dipped in the last of the truffle mayonnaise.

13th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Fish Fingers, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans And Tartar Sauce

For our dinner this evening I cooked fish fingers (fish sticks) with mashed potato and green beans, served with home-made tartar sauce.

I used some Truffle Creme that Sheryl bought at the supermarket in the potatoes, instead of butter and milk; it made them taste great.

For dessert, Sheryl had one of the cupcakes that she baked earlier today (see the photo in the post directly below).

13th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Lemon And Raspberry Cupcake

Today Sheryl baked some lemon cupcakes, topped with raspberry cream-cheese icing (frosting), mostly to take to work, for her staff.

13th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Porridge With Banana

After our very fatty and meaty dinner last night we had something healthy for brunch: Sheryl cooked porridge (oatmeal), which we ate with banana, pecans and brown sugar.

12th February 2022 - La Bouche, Munich.

Foie Gras

Tonight we went to La Bouche to celebrate Valentine's Day.

I had a gin and tonic aperitif. Sheryl decided to go straight to the wine: a bottle of Bordeaux, which turned out to be a little rough (OK with food, but not really good enough to drink on its own).

We both had the paté foie gras, served with fried brioche (gorgeous), a little red cabbage and some chutney, to start. We really enjoyed our starters.

For the main course, Sheryl ordered bavette (flank steak) with French fries and sauce Bearnaise (plenty of sauce!), which was good. She wanted to order the steak tartare, like last time, but I persuaded her to try something different.

I ordered boudin noir (blood sausage) served on bed on mashed swede, which was a little disappointing (tasted like meat-loaf).

For dessert, Sheryl got the chocolate mousse; I had a cheese platter, which was excellent.

All in all, the meal was very nice, although the wine-menu lets the food down. The food menu is not a good as it used to be when we first ate at La Bouche at the old address (I miss the langoustines) but has some interesting dishes.

Bavette With Fries And Sauce Bearnaise Boudin Noir

12th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today we had avocado on toast. Sheryl put malt vinegar on hers, and I put aceto balsamico on mine.

11th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Butter Chicken, Naan And Onion Kulcha

For our regular Friday curry evening I cooked a butter chicken, which we ate with Indian bread (naan and onion kulcha).

It was gorgeous.

For dessert we had Krapfen (doughnuts/donuts) that Sheryl brought home from work; they were OK, although one was a little stale.

9th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Olive Garden Salad, Egg Salad And Bread Roll

For our dinner tonight I made an "Olive Garden Salad" (lettuce, red onion, tomatoes, black olives, croutons and peperoni) and an egg salad, which we ate with a home-made bread-roll.

This time I cooked the croutons in the oven instead of a frying pan, and they were much better.

It was lovely.

9th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Penne Al Arabiata With Parmesan

For our dinner tonight I cooked Penne al Arabiata, which, of course, we garnished with some parmesan cheese.

8th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Quiche Lorraine, Hash Browns And Ketchup

Tonight's dinner was the leftover quiche from Sunday. I cooked some hash browns (potatoes), which we topped with some tomato ketchup, to go with the quiche.

7th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Mushroom, Spinach And Puff Pastry Roll

For tonight's dinner we cooked a puff-pastry roll stuffed with mushrooms, spinach and goat-cheese. Sheryl also added a little Dijon mustard with the cheese, and we topped it with some grated parmesan.

We used a whole pack of fresh baby spinach, but it cooked down so much that we hardly noticed it.

It was very tasty.

6th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Quiche Lorraine And Sauté Potatoes

For dinner tonight I cooked a Quiche Lorraine with sauteé potatoes. I used not only red onions, as per the recipe, but also a leek.

6th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Raw Vegetables French-Onion Dip

For today's brunch we had vegetables and crisps (chips) with French-onion dip (made with half a sachet of French-Onion soup powder and a pack of Philadelphia cream cheese).

It was lovely.

5th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Fish Tacos Bread And Butter Pudding

For dinner tonight we made fish tacos, filled with salmon marinaded in chipotles en adobo, a "slaw" in a tequila marinade, feta and radishes, based on Rachel Ray's recipe video on YouTube.

It was really good: we got the balance of flavours and heat just right this time.

For dessert I made a bread and butter pudding, which was also very tasty; something we haven't had for ages.

We were really stuffed by the end of dinner.

5th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

For today's brunch I made toasted sandwiches: one with camembert and branston pickle, and one with cheddar and branston pickle.

4th February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Thali And Rice

For our curry evening we had a thali: chicken satay, chicken badam pasanda and chicken redang from the freezer, served with rice.

3rd February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Linguine Cacio e Pepe

For dinner tonight we (a joint effort) cooked linguine cacio e pepe.

This dish takes a bit of effort, to grind enough black pepper, and to finely grate enough cheese. It also needs to be stirred continuously once one starts adding the cheese (one person to stir, and one to add the cheese a little at a time). It is, however, worth it: a simple dish that is simply delicious.

I was surprised at how well it turned out, because we only had packaged cheap and nasty pecorino cheese, rather than good pecorino from the delicatessen counter.

2nd February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Cauliflower Cheese

For our dinner tonight I cooked cauliflower cheese.

The cheese sauce was based on Alfredo sauce, with the addition of mustard and some soft blue-cheese (Castello).

It was very tasty.

1st February 2022 - Home, Munich.

Spinach Pizza With Feta And Egg Salami Pizza And Egg With Coleslaw

For dinner tonight we had pizzas from the freezer: a spinach pizza topped with feta and an egg, for Sheryl, and a salami pizza topped with an egg and some coleslaw on the side, for me.

31st January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Bratwurst, Sauerkraut And Mashed Potatoes

For dinner tonight I cooked sausages (Nürnberger Bratwurst) with mashed (puréed) potatoes and sauerkraut.

It was nice to have some meat for a change.

30th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Butternut Squash Risotto

Dinner tonight was a butternut squash risotto, with some sun-dried tomatoes added.

It was great. Part of the trick is to add enough parmesan, garlic and nutmeg. The sun-dried tomatoes also add a nice flavour contrast.

30th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Cinnamon Roll With Cream Cheese Icing

For today's brunch we cooked the cinnamon rolls from the freezer from a few weeks ago (not a very good batch) and ate them with our usual cream-cheese icing (frosting).

The were not very good (nowhere near as good as those we took down to Isabelle & Markus recently) and we each only ate one (we threw the rest away) and finished off with some toast.

29th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

VegegtarianEnchiladasJan2022

As we were having Mexican food for dinner, Sheryl made margaritas before dinner.

Then we ate vegetarian enchiladas which we had in the freezer, served with sour cream and guacamole.

It was terrific.

29th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Since we were out shopping around lunch time, we treated ourselves to doner kebabs (Döner Kebaps, in German) at Kebazza in the shopping mall.

Sheryl had a falafel kebab with hummus, and I had a veal kebab.

They were really nice.

28th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner I made a chicken satay and rice.

I bulked it up with some mushrooms and a sliced banana, so there was enough to freeze for another day.

27th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Capellini With Prawns And Asparagus

Tonight I cooked pasta (capellini) with prawns and asparagus.

Being out of season, the asparagus was from South America, and was very skinny, but still tasty.

We haven't eaten this dish for ages, and really enjoyed it.

26th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Insalata Caprese Tuna Pizza With Coleslaw

Dinner tonight was an insalata caprese, made with truffle mozzarella, followed by a 4-cheeses pizza topped with tuna.

It was lovely.

25th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Tandoori Prawns And Burger Bun

For our dinner this evening I made a salad topped with tandoori prawns, which we ate with burger buns.

24th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner I made lentil soup with vegan wiener sausages. We ate the soup with burger buns.

23rd January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Burger With French Fries And Coleslaw

For dinner tonight we made vegetarian burgers with a few French fries, with truffle mayonnaise to dip the fries in.

I had coleslaw with mine.

23rd January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Crepe And Berries Unrolled Crepe And Berries Rolled

For brunch today I made crêpes, which we ate with berries (blackberries, raspberries and blueberries) and maple syrup.

I don't eat maple syrup often (too much sugar), and really enjoyed it.

22nd January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Baked Feta And Cherry Tomatoes Apple Strudel And Cream

For dinner this evening I cooked pasta (farfalle) with baked feta and cherry tomatoes.

It was, as always, delicious.

For dessert Sheryl had bought some apple strudel, which we ate with cream. They were not great; the apples hadn't been properly cored, so there were hard pieces of apple core in the strudel.

22nd January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Home-Made Bread-Rolls

For brunch today I cooked poached eggs served on home-made bread-rolls.

21st January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Badam Pasanda And Indian Bread

For dinner tonight I cooked a chicken badam pasanda, which we ate with some garlic naan and onion kulcha.

It was delicious.

There was enough left over to freeze, to use in a thali in the future.

21st January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl was working at home today, so we were able to eat brunch together. We had avocados on toast. Sheryl had malt vinegar on hers, and I had balsamico on mine.

20th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tonight's dinner was truffle ravioli (bought, not home made) in a spicy tomato sauce.

It was very good.

19th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made a salad with figs, walnuts and goat-cheese, served with some bread-rolls that I bought earlier today.

18th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Quesadillas And Veg. Chili

For tonight's dinner Sheryl cooked quesadillas, which we ate with some vegetarian chili, guacamole and sour cream.

17th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Fettucine Alfredo And Broccoli

For our dinner tonight I cooked fettuccine Alfredo with steamed broccoli.

It was, as always, delicious.

16th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Crab Cakes, Hash Browns And Tartar Sauce

For dinner tonight Sheryl made crab cakes, using frozen crab from the Asian store (the iShop); fresh crab is almost impossible to find in Germany.

I made some hash browns (which were a total failure) and tartar sauce to go with the crab cakes.

16th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

For today's brunch I made scrambled eggs (partly to use up some egg-whites that we had in the fridge), served on home-made bread-rolls.

15th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

For our dinner tonight I made a stew with the frozen ostrich steaks; the ones that were so dreadful last time, when prepared according to the instructions on the pack.

The stew also contained onions, carrots, mushrooms, two oxo cubes, some vegetable stock, mustard, sambal oelek, marmite and balsamic vinegar. I made dumplings as well, with herbs and cardamom.

It tasted fantastic.

There was enough left over for only one portion, which we froze.

15th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

For today's brunch Sheryl made us toasted sandwiches filled with camembert and Preiselbeeren (cranberry) preserve.

They were lovely, although they needed to have more cranberries.

14th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Redang

For our curry evening I cooked a chicken redang, served with coconut rice.

It was a little spicier than usual, because the chilis were huge, but delicious as always.

13th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Mushroom Risotto

For tonight's dinner I cooked a mushroom risotto.

We were out of the frozen Waldpilzen (forest mushrooms), so I just used champignons.

We were also out of garlic powder, so I used fresh garlic.

It was especially good this time, maybe the best ever, even though the only changes from normal were the mushrooms and garlic, although I did also add a lot of parmesan and truffle oil.

12th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tortiglioni Al Arabiata

Tonight I cooked tortiglioni al Arabiata.

11th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Glutinous Rice Balls Dim Sum

For dinner tonight I cooked a selection of Dim Sum from the freezer: glutinous rice balls, yakitori sticks, gyoza, leak dumplings and spring rolls.

10th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Spinach Pizza With Feta And Egg Four-Cheeses Pizza With Salami And Egg

For tonight's dinner I heated up frozen pizzas: for Sheryl a spinach pizza with feta and an egg, and for me a four-cheeses pizza with salami and an egg.

9th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Sauté Potatoes

For our dinner tonight I cooked an omelette (filled with red-onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and truffle brie), served with sauté potatoes.

9th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

For today's brunch we had avocado on toast; I had balsamic vinegar on mine, and Sheryl had malt vinegar on hers.

8th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Chili

For dinner tonight I cooked a vegetarian chili (chili sin carne), using fake meat, kidney beans and pinto beans (no fresh paprika/capsicum/bell-peppers, because they give Sheryl horrific indigestion).

We ate it with rice, sour cream and guacamole, and topped with grated cheddar cheese.

It was lovely.

There was loads left over, to freeze for future dinners.

8th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Scotch Egg

For brunch today we ate the rest of the Scotch eggs that we made yesterday.

7th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tuna Pasta Salad And Side Salad

For our dinner tonight I made a tuna pasta salad (using farfalle/bow-tie-pasta), served with a side salad (a recreation of an Olive Garden salad: lettuce, tomato, red onion, peperoni [a kind of paprika preserved in brine, not to be confused with pepperoni, which is spicy salami], croutons, grated parmesan and Italian dressing).

It was really delicious, although I need to work on my technique for croutons.

7th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Scotch Egg

For brunch today we (a joint effort) made Scotch eggs.

Last time we made them with sausage meat; this time we made them with minced (ground) beef.

Sheryl made a dipping sauce with Dijon mustard and mayonnaise, using a recipe from chef John.

They were again delicious, although I preferred the taste of the sausage meat Scotch eggs. We could only eat one each (we made a total of 4).

6th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked something new: Mushroom, Black Bean and Barley Soup, served with home-made bread-rolls.

The soup took quite a long time to prepare, but it was easy, and was very tasty, although I felt that it needed something more, as a flavour contrast (maybe some vegan wiener).

Unfortunately, the photo was out of focus.

6th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On English Muffins

For our brunch today I cooked poached eggs, which I served on toasted English muffins.

5th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

We were at Jonathan and Tracy's for dinner tonight. We took a butter chicken, some Indian bread (naan, plus paneer and onion kulcha) and some vegetarian starters (samosas and pakoras); they cooked rice and a lamb curry.

It was all very tasty, although Sheryl couldn't eat the lamb curry because it contained bell-peppers (paprika/capsicum).

5th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today, I had tinned sardines on a toasted burger bun, and Sheryl had cheese on toast.

4th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Enchiladas Lettuce, Tomatoes And Avocado

For dinner tonight Sheryl cooked vegetarian enchiladas, which we ate with some lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and sour cream.

They were delicious.

4th January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Banana Pancakes

For today's brunch I cooked banana pancakes with cinnamon.

They were lovely.

3rd January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Tandoori Prawns And Burger Bun Eclairs

For dinner tonight we had planned vegetarian enchiladas, but Sheryl didn't have time, so instead I made a salad topped with tandoori prawns and served with burger buns.

For dessert Sheryl had made eclairs, filled with vanilla creme patisserie and topped with chocolate sauce (preparing these was one of the reasons why Sheryl didn't have time to cook the enchiladas). They were really delicious, and there are more for tomorrow's dessert.

3rd January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Cheese Scones And Apple Scones

For our brunch today Sheryl cooked scones: some cheese scones, and some apple and cinnamon scones.

They were lovely, although the apple and cinnamon scones didn't have a strong apple flavour.

2nd January 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tortiglioni With Zucchini Mint And Ricotta

I cooked tortiglioni with zucchini, mint and ricotta for dinner.

2nd January 2022 - Home, Munich.

ScrambledEggsAndBaconOnToastJan2022

For our brunch today I cooked scrambled eggs, served on toast, and bacon.

1st January 2022 - Home, Munich.

This evening we were still very full from brunch, so I didn't cook. Instead we had some home-made bread-rolls and some crackers with cheeses, radishes and pickle (Branston).

1st January 2022 - Isabelle and Markus', Munich.

Tomato And Goat-Cheese Galette Cinnamon Rolls

Today we went downstairs to Isabelle and Markus' for brunch. We made a tomato and goat-cheese galette and some cinnamon rolls with cream-cheese icing, both of which were a big hit.

Isabelle also provide a selection of cheeses, smoked salmon, breads and fruit salad.

As usual there was far too much food, and I am now feeling rather bloated.

31st December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salmon With Pesto, Green Beans, Tomatoes And Sauted Potatoes

For dinner tonight we made salmon, baked in the oven on a bed of green beans, topped with green pesto and cherry tomatoes, and served with some sauté potatoes.

It was really nice.

31st December 2021 - Home, Munich.

In an attempt to be a bit more healthy, after days of unhealthy eating, we had avocado on toast for brunch today.

30th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner I made a chicken satay curry, served with rice; delicious, as always.

30th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Croque Madame

For our brunch today we made Croque Madame (a Croque Monsieur with a fried egg on top). Instead of normal ham, we used a mixture of Italian ham and salami; they would have been better with normal ham, but they were still yummy.

29th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

VegBurgerShery  and Fries Dave's Veg. Burger and Fries

For tonight's dinner we made vegetarian burgers and chips (French fries). Sheryl bought some truffle mayonnaise to dip the chips in, which was delicious.

We again used the "Beyond Burgers", which are very tasty and don't stick to the pan so badly as the "Sensational Burgers".

28th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Falafel Chocolate Lava Cake With Raspberries And Cream

For dinner tonight we had a salad, topped with falafel (bought from the kebab place, Kebazza, at the local shopping mall).

It was very tasty, but also very filling.

For dessert Sheryl had a chocolate lava cakes with raspberries.

28th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Eggs Benedict With Bacon

For brunch today I made eggs Benedict, served with bacon: very unhealthy, but delicious.

27th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Duck Gröstl

For our dinner tonight I cooked a Gröstl (similar to an English bubble-and-squeak) with the last of the leftover duck, potatoes, spring onions (green onions) and snow peas, and served with a fried egg on top.

I cooked the Gröstl in duck fat from our Christmas roast, for extra flavour.

It was delicious, but thoroughly unhealthy.

27th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Oatmeal With Bananas And Nuts

For today's brunch Sheryl made porridge (oatmeal, to any American readers) with cinnamon, brown sugar, banana and nuts (a mixture of pecans and walnuts), and topped with a little maple syrup.

It was good.

26th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cold Duck With Fried Potatoes And Gherkins Chocolate Lava Cake With Raspberries And Cream

For dinner tonight we ate leftovers from yesterday's dinner: cold duck and stuffing with fried mashed potato and pickles (gherkins, and for Sheryl beetroot).

The fried mashed potato did not work out so well, because the potato was too wet to form proper potato cakes, but it still tasted good.

For dessert I had some cold Christmas pudding, and Sheryl had a chocolate lava cake with raspberries and cream.

26th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Croissants And Cheeses

For brunch today we had croissants from the Saphir bakery across the street and a selection of nice cheeses: gorgonzola, truffle brie, rambol (walnut cheese), Gruyère and Norwegian brown Ost.

We also shared a Rosinenschnecke (a raisin Danish pastry).

We drank fruit juice with our food.

25th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

PainkillerDec2021 Christmas Amarone

As an aperitif while our Christmas dinner was cooking, Sheryl made us painkillers (using mango juice instead of pineapple juice, because I hate pineapple). Unfortunately, the cream of coconut was curdled, and we threw them away after a few sips, for fear of getting food poisoning. I had a beer instead, and Sheryl had a white wine spritzer.

With dinner we had a bottle of Amarone, which was gorgeous (and amazingly cheap).

For dinner I cooked roast duck with stuffing (onion, mushrooms, the duck liver, bread, dried figs and herbs - I forgot to add garlic). We had roast carrots and parsnips, red cabbage (with a little red wine added), truffle mashed potatoes and gravy with the duck.

Roast Duck Christmas Dinner

For dessert Sheryl had a chocolate lava cake, and I had some traditional whisky English Christmas pudding; both served with fresh cream.

After dinner I was so stuffed that I could hardly move (probably because I had a second plate of duck and trimmings).

After dinner I cracked open the bottle of Jura whisky that Sheryl bought me for Christmas.

25th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Vegetables, Dip And Devilled Eggs

For our Christmas brunch we had vegetables (carrots, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and radishes) and some crisps/chips, with French onion dip, and some deviled eggs.

We finished off the rest of the pink prosecco with brunch.

24th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked truffle pasta with truffle and tomato sauce (from a jar - if I could get fresh truffles at a reasonable price, I would make the sauce myself) and topped with grated parmesan.

24th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cinnamon Rolls

For our brunch today, Sheryl baked cinnamon rolls, which we served topped with a cream-cheese icing (frosting).

They took a long time to rise, and we were worried they wouldn't turn out well, but in the end they were great.

Sheryl drank a glass of orange juice and a glass of pink prosecco with hers; I drank an apple juice mimosa with mine.

23rd December 2021 - Home, Munich.

We had our weekly curry evening a day early. We had papadams with Indian pickles, followed by a thali of butter chicken and chicken badam pasanda (leftovers, from the freezer, eaten with nann bread.

It was delicious, but we couldn't eat it all.

22nd December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Insalata Caprese

For tonight's dinner we shared a starter of an insalata caprese (pictured), followed by a truffle pizza with extra cheese (also shared).

Unfortunately, we had no bread rolls, and had to eat the salad with sliced bread.

21st December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Leftover Quiche

Tonight we ate the left over quiche from Saturday.

It was still very good.

20th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we made a cheese, mushroom and spinach puff-pastry roll.

It was lovely.

19th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Pasta Pesto With Parmesan

We wanted something simple for dinner tonight, after a busy day in the kitchen (Sheryl made a cheesecake for work, Muesli for a weekday breakfast and pesto, and we made fruit and nut crackers for Christmas), so I cooked pasta (fusilli) pesto, using the green pesto which Sheryl made earlier today.

It was very tasty.

19th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Crumpets Mimosa

For today's brunch I made crumpets. Sheryl also made mimosas (called buck's fizz in the UK).

I ate my crumpets with marmite and cheese (Gruyère), finishing off with two with whisky marmalade. Sheryl ate hers with cheese, with lemon curd, with peanut butter or with nutella.

18th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salmon, Broccolini And Leek Quiche Slice Of Quiche

For tonight's dinner I made a quiche filled with salmon, tenderstem broccoli (broccolini) and leek.

It worked really well, with a good balance between the different flavours, with no taste dominant. It also set perfectly (sometimes we don't have the patience to wait for it to set).

18th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Croque Madam

For brunch today we treated ourselves to something very unhealthy: Croque Madam.

It was easy to make, was very filling and tasted fantastic.

Next time I will probably double the quantity of Dijon mustard, but apart from that, the recipe is flawless.

17th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cashew Chicken Cashew Chicken, Rice And Sesame Seedss

Tonight I cooked cashew chicken for dinner. We served it with rice and topped it with sesame seeds.

We hadn't had this for ages, and really enjoyed it.

16th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Penne Al Arabiata With Parmesan

For our dinner tonight I cooked penne al Arabiata.

15th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight's dinner was a salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, spring onion, fresh figs and walnuts) topped with warm goat-cheese and served with home-made bread rolls.

14th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Linguine Cacio e Pepe

Tonight Sheryl was feeling somewhat recovered, so we had the dinner that we originally planned for yesterday: linguine cacio e pepe (linguine with sheep-cheese and pepper sauce).

We didn't have quite enough pecorino cheese, so we used extra parmesan to make up the difference; it still tasted delicious.

13th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salami Pizza With Egg

Sheryl was not feeling well today: some kind of stomach bug. Because she didn't have much appetite, we decided to delay the meal we had planned, and I cooked two pizzas from the freezer: a spinach pizza, topped with some feta and an egg, for Sheryl, and a salami and peperoni pizza, also topped with an egg, for me.

We enjoyed our dinner, and Sheryl managed to eat nearly all of hers.

12th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Hirschbraten, Braised Cabbage And Croquettes

For dinner tonight we had the Hirschbraten (venison braised in red wine) that Sheryl found in a supermarket on special offer recently. It was very easy to pepare, just heat it in its plastic bag for 25 minutes.

I served it with some braised cabbage and potato croquettes.

It was actually very good, and very tender.

For dessert we can mince-pies with cream; also very good.

12th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Banana Pancakes

For brunch today I made banana pancakes. Sheryl also had half a grapefruit before her pancakes (I cannot eat grapefruit because it is incompatible with the statins that I take).

The pancakes worked really well.

11th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Fishfinger Tacos

For dinner tonight we had fish tacos, made with fish fingers/sticks, with guacamole, slaw, feta, pickled red-onions, sour cream and some hot sauce.

We have been unable to get our usual hot sauce lately. We got a couple of alternatives which turned out to be really bland. Sheryl finally managed to get some that was hot; it turned out to be extremely hot, to the extent that we both could only eat two tacos each. That hot sauce will be going in the garbage.

11th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Our brunch today was avocados on toast.

I had aceto balsamico on mine, and Sheryl had malt vinegar on hers (plus, of course the obligatory salt and pepper).

10th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Redang

For our dinner tonight I cooked a chicken redang, served with coconut rice.

As always, it was lovely.

9th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cheesy Mushroom And Spinach Puff Pastry Roll

Tonight we cooked a cheesy mushroom and spinach puff pastry roll.

It was very good.

8th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Baked Feta And Cherry Tomato Pasta

For dinner tonight I cooked baked feta and cherry tomato pasta.

It was really great.

7th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight's dinner was the leftover chicken pot pie from Sunday.

7th December 2021 - Donisl, Munich.

Donisl Menu Beers At Donisl

We went shopping this afternoon, and bought me some new boots. Afterwards we went for beers at Donisl.

I had a Weißbier (wheat bear) and Sheryl had a dark beer.

6th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a risotto with some butternut squash that we had in the freezer and sun-dried tomatoes.

It was very good.

We had enough leftovers to freeze for another day.

5th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Pot Pie Mini-Pumpkin-Pie

For tonight's dinner I made a chicken pot pie (also filled with carrots, mushrooms, sweetcorn and peas).

It was delicious.

For dessert we had mini-pumpkin pies with whipped cream which Sheryl baked yesterday. They were not so great.

5th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cheese And Plain Scones

Sheryl made scones for our brunch today: some cheese and some plain.

We ate the cheese scones with marmite and extra cheese, the plain ones with clotted cream and jams.

4th December 2021 - La Bouche, Munich.

Scallops Foie Gras And Brioche

For dinner tonight we were supposed to meet some friends at the Augustiner Halle on Neuhauser Straße, but it was cancelled at the last minute. We decided to go out anyway, and managed to get a table at La Bouche.

We hadn't been to La Bouche for ages; not since they moved to their new location, which is rather more comfortable than the old restaurant on Jahnstr., and easier to get to.

Sheryl ordered a glass of rosé as an aperitif, and I ordered a gin and tonic.

For starters Sheryl ordered duck foie gras, which came with some wonderful fried brioche (incredibly light and fluffy), figs and onion preserve, and I order scallops, which came with some thin strips of roasted vegetables a miso purée and some kind of foam topping. They were both great.

For our main courses, we both ordered beef tartar, which came with French fries (which were extremely salty) and mayonnaise for dipping the fries. The tartar was perfectly seasoned, and really gorgeous.

Sheryl didn't have room for a dessert, but I managed to force down a coffee-flavoured crème brûlée

With dinner we drank a very nice bottle of Bourgogne pinot noir. I also had glass of Armagnac after dinner.

All in all, it was a great meal, and we will try to go there again.

Steak Tartar And Fries Coffee Crème Brûlée Bourgogne Pinot Noir

4th December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Toast

For our brunch today we had poached eggs on toast.

3rd December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Papadams And Pickles Chicken Badam Pasanda And Onion Kulcha

For tonight's curry dinner we had papadams with hot lime pickle and brinjal (aubergine/egg-plant) pickle, followed by a chicken badam pasanda with onion kulcha and naan bread.

It was really good.

2nd December 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our dinner tonight I cooked cheese and truffle girasoli (similar to ravioli - bought ready-made) in a tomato and truffle sauce (also bought ready-made).

The girasoli had a very strong cheese flavour, and was delicious.

1st December 2021 - Home, Munich.

Veg Burger And Sides

Tonight's dinner was vegetarian burgers.

Normally we get the "Sensational burgers", but this time we tried the "Beyond burgers", which tasted good, and didn't stick to the pan as badly as the "Sensational burgers".

I had a burger patty, mustard, soft blue cheese, a pickled gherkin, lettuce and mayonnaise in a rye bun (pictured). Sheryl had a burger patty, apricot preserve, raw red onion, goat-cheese, Feld Salat and mayonnaise in a brioche bun.

I also had some fried red onion and mushrooms as a side. We also ate some crisps/chips (Doritos) with the burgers.

It was delicious.

30th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Gyoza Chilli Noodle Soup

After eating a lot of meat over the last couple of days, we went for something healthier for dinner: Gyoza chili noodle soup.

It was pretty easy to make. We used some leek dim sum (instead of Gyoza) and broccoli in the soup.

Unfortunately, it was very disappointing, and had very little flavour. Another experiment not to be repeated.

We didn't finish the soup, and definitely needed a good dessert afterwards, so we had some butterscotch sponge puddings (Mr.Kipling's) with cream, which were OK, but not great.

29th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Ostrich Steak, Bun, And Mustard

For tonight's dinner, Sheryl had bought frozen ostrich steaks, which we ate with mustard, a green salad and burger buns.

We found these ostrich steaks very disappointing: gristly, fatty and lacking in flavour. We won't be buying that brand again. Unfortunately, we have more in the freezer, which I will probably use to make a stew.

28th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Croquettes

This evening I cooked omelettes filled with spring onions, tomatoes, mushrooms and camembert cheese, and served with potato croquettes.

28th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Labskaus Sheryl Labskaus Dave

For today's brunch we had Labskaus. This is a north-German specialty which we had one day in Cologne. Labskaus is similar to corned beef, and is traditionally served with a fried egg, pickled gherkins, beetroot and a rollmop herring.

I don't like beetroot, so I had mine without (photo to the right); Sheryl doesn't like herring, so she had hers without (photo to the left).

We each had a burger bun with the Labskaus.

Sheryl wasn't able to get rollmops, and bought Matjes (Dutch style soused herring) instead.

We had beers with our brunch: a Helles (lager) for me, and a Weißbier (wheat beer) for Sheryl.

27th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Mexican Pizzas Mexican Pizza With Toppings

For dinner tonight Sheryl made "Mexican pizzas" (made with tortillas, like the ones that used to be available at Taco Bell in the US), made with vegetarian meat-substitute (soya based).

They were lovely.

We had margaritas with them.

27th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I made toasted cheese (cheddar) and pickle (Branston) sandwiches.

Then we ate some sweet stuff that Sheryl had bought in town: a vanilla-custard pretzel for me, and a doughnut spiral with apple for her.

26th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Butter Chicken Butter Chicken And Garlic Naan

Today I was feeling much better, so we were back on plan for dinner: butter chicken (and mushrooms) and garlic naan.

It was really gorgeous.

There was enough leftover to freeze for another day.

25th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

The plan for dinner was omelets, but I had been feeling unwell all day, and had little appetite. I also needed something to stabilise my digestive system.

I had toast with peanut butter, and Sheryl had cheese and crackers.

24th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight's dinner was Dim Sum from the freezer.

Everything was good except the teriyaki yakitori sticks. Sheryl had bought our usual brand, but they have changed the recipe (less sauce) and packaging, and they are not so good. We might need to find an alternative (or make our own).

23rd November 2021 - Home, Munich.

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I cooked penne with zucchini, mint and ricotta for tonight's dinner.

It was especially good this time.

22nd November 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a vegetable stir-fry, with noodles, carrots, spring onions, broccoli, mushrooms and snow-peas, in a sauce using soy ketchup, oyster sauce and sambal oelek.

It was very good.

21st November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Prawns With Spaghetti Squash And Alfredo Sauce

The plan for tonight's dinner was a salad with delicata squash. After some searching in various shops, Sheryl bought something that looked like delicata squash, but turned out the be spaghetti squash, so we had to change our dinner plans.

We used the spaghetti squash as a pasta substitute, served with prawns and Alfredo sauce. The spaghetti squash had a lovely flavour (we will definitely buy it again) and dinner was delicious.

21st November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Crumpets

For our brunch today I made crumpets.

I ate mine with marmite and cheddar cheese, and Sheryl ate hers with jam; we both finished off with a crumpet with peanut butter.

20th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Enchiladas With Salsa Verde Enchiladas With Salsa Verde And Sides

For our dinner tonight we heated up some enchiladas with salsa verde from the freezer.

We ate them with sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes and lettuce.

They were really great.

For dessert we had some cannoli.

Cannoli

20th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Blueberry Pancakes Blueberry Pancakes With Maple Syrup

For this morning's brunch I made blueberry pancakes.

Sheryl ate hers with maple syrup, and I ate mine with butter.

19th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight Sheryl took part in an online "pub quiz" organised by her work, so we needed something easy to make and easy to eat for dinner.

I made an Insalata Caprese for a starter, and we shared a large pizza (4-cheeses which I topped with tuna) from the freezer.

There were also various snacks provided for the quiz participants.

18th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Risottos

For our dinner this evening I heated up two left-over risottos from the freezer: a butternut squash risotto and a mushroom risotto.

They were very enjoyable.

17th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner I heated up some venison stew that we had in the freezer. The frozen stew contained two dumplings, and we also had some home-made bread-rolls with it.

For dessert we ate the rest of the chocolate lava-cakes.

16th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

I was in such a lot of pain from my back today that I wasn't up to cooking dinner, so, after working late, Sheryl stopped off at the Hamburgerei Zwei and got us take-away burgers: a "New Yorker" for me (favourite, but only available as a burger of the month special, for one month in the year) and a Franzose (Frenchie) for herself. She also got a portion of chips (French fries) to share and some coleslaw for me (although the Hamburgerei doesn't make good coleslaw). There was also small tub of truffle mayonnaise for dipping the chips.

It was all lovely.

15th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

4-Cheese Tortelloni With Spicy Tomato Sauce

For our dinner this evening I cooked Tortelloni stuffed with 4 kinds of cheese, in a spicy tomato sauce.

It was delicious, and a nice change from the usual cheese and spinach pasta in mushroom sauce.

14th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Very Spicy Fish Tacos Chocolate Lava Cake And Cream

For dinner tonight we made fish tacos.

For some reason they turned out very spicy: right at my limit, and a little too spicy for Sheryl (she ate only two).

For dessert Sheryl made some chocolate lava-cakes. She ate hers with coconut ice-cream, and I ate mine with cream.

14th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Veg, Crisps And Dip

In an attempt to be a little more healthy in our diet, we had vegetables and crisps (chips) with French-onion dip for brunch.

13th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner I made a Thali with frozen leftover curries (a butter chicken and a chicken satay) which we ate with garlic naan.

13th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today, Sheryl made herself some oatmeal and I had sandwiches with blue-cheese, salami and tomato in home-made bread-rolls.

12th November 2021 - Sushi Cent, Munich.

Desserts

To celebrate Sheryl's birthday, we went for dinner to Sushi Cent.

The mixed platter of sushi and sashimi was lovely.

When we returned home we had the desserts that we bought earlier in the day at Café Maelu.

12th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Egg, Bacon And Cheese Croissants

For today's brunch, as it is Sheryl's birthday, we treated ourselves to egg, bacon and cheese croissants.

Whenever Sheryl visits her family in Chicago, she always gets an egg, bacon and cheese croissant from Burger King, but Burger King don't sell them in Germany.

I bought the croissants from the Saphir bakery across the street; I also bought a Rosinenschnecke (raisin Danish) which we ate after the croissants.

Mine contained English style bacon (smoked and thick cut) and Sheryl had German/American style thin crispy bacon.

They were excellent!

11th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Penne Al Arabiata With Parmesan

Tonight Sheryl had to work very late, so for tonight's dinner I cooked something quick: Penne Al Arabiata.

It was very good.

11th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Bread-Rolls

This afternoon I made another batch (24) bread-rolls with malt and walnuts.

10th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked two frozen pizzas: for Sheryl a spinach pizza topped with feta and an egg; for me a 4-cheeses pizza topped with an egg.

9th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Warm Goat-Cheese And Bread-Roll

For dinner tonight I made a salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, fresh figs and walnuts) served with home-made bread-rolls.

It was really good, and we ate every scrap.

8th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Lentil Soup With Vegetarian Wiener And Bread Roll

For tonight's evening meal I made lentil soup with vegetarian Wiener, served with home-made bread-rolls; ideal for the colder weather.

7th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Puff-Pastry Roll Stuffed With Spinach And Mushrooms

For dinner tonight we made a puff-pastry roll stuffed with spinach and mushrooms.

It was good, and we ate the whole thing (three portions each), but the recipe needs a bit of tweaking; there was too much spinach and not enough mushrooms.

7th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Bread-Rolls

For today's brunch I made poached eggs served on home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

6th November 2021 - Schneider Bräuhaus, Munich.

Calf Toungue And Spaeztle Groestl And Salad

For dinner tonight we had a reservation at the Schneider Bräuhaus.

Sheryl wanted to try calf's tongue, served in a cream sauce with Späztle and a side-salad, from the daily specials menu (which, on other days, also contains sour lung, sweetbreads, heart, liver, kidneys, and other offal).

I wanted to order the Gröstl (rather like "Bubble and Squeak") made with duck and pork. Sadly, they had no duck; Gröstl is made with leftovers, and they had sold all the duck yesterday. Instead, I ordered the normal Gröstl made with pork.

Sheryl was not very impressed with the calf's tongue.

I was also not so impressed with the Gröstl, which was topped with a slab of overcooked omelette, rather than a fried egg as they do in Tyrolia (Tiroler Gröstl is available at most Tyrolean ski resorts). I make much better Gröstl at home, with spring onions, meat, potatoes, snow peas and a fried egg.

6th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Toasted Sandwiches

For today's brunch I made toasted cheese (cheddar) and pickle (Branston) sandwiches.

After the toasties, we ate some the leftover scones: a cheese scone with butter for Sheryl, and a plain scone with clotted cream and marmalade for me; then some fruit.

5th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our dinner tonight I cooked a chicken satay curry, served with rice.

I added mushrooms and a banana to the curry.

It was really tasty.

I was feeling somewhat better, and managed to eat dinner, although I felt really stuffed afterwards.

4th November 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight Sheryl made wraps filled with falafel and hummus (plus some salad, feta and hot sauce).

I was still unwell, and didn't eat anything for dinner.

3rd November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Linguine Cacio e Pepe

For dinner tonight we made Linguine Cacio e Pepe.

It was really tasty, but I was unwell and had little appetite and could only manage one portion.

2nd November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Hendl And Bread Roll

While shopping in town today, Sheryl bought a Hendl (rotisserie chicken), and we ate about half of it with a salad and home-made bread-rolls for tonight's dinner.

It was really tasty.

Hendl is a Bavarian standard, but it has become surprisingly difficult to find, especially a good one.

2nd November 2021 - Schneider Bräuhaus, Munich.

White Sausage, Pretzel, Sweet Mustard And Wheat Beer Obatzda

Sheryl went into town this morning for a dental appointment, and then went shopping, so I went to meet her for brunch at the Schneider Bräuhaus im Tal.

We had a "Bavarian breakfast" of Weißwurst (veal sausages), pretzels, sweet mustard, Obatzda and Weißbier (wheat beer).

It was really lovely, although, after two beers each, we were wrecked in the afternoon.

1st November 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salmon Cakes, Tartar Sauce And croquettes

For dinner tonight Sheryl cooked salmon cakes and potato croquettes (bought, frozen).

I made fresh tartar sauce to go with the fish.

It was delicious.

1st November 2021 - Isabelle and Markus', Munich.

We were invited downstairs to Isabelle and Markus' for brunch today.

I took some of the bread-rolls that I baked on Saturday, and Sheryl cooked some baked eggs wrapped in bacon and topped with melted cheese. We also took a bottle of pink prosecco.

In addition our hosts provided a selection of cheeses, smoked salmon, fruit salad, and a selection of bread and croissants.

We had a great time, and were thoroughly stuffed.

31st October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Pasta And Broccoli With Alfredo Sauce Pumpkin Swiss Roll

For dinner tonight I cooked pasta (capellini) and steamed broccoli with Alfredo sauce.

For dessert Sheryl had made a pumpkin Swiss-roll, filled with cream cheese icing.

31st October 2021 - Home, Munich.

French Toast And Strawberries

For today's brunch Sheryl cooked again: French toast.

She ate hers with strawberries, and I ate mine with blueberries. We had some maple syrup drizzled over the top.

30th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Margarita Chicken Enchiladas With Salsa Verde

For dinner tonight Sheryl cooked chicken enchiladas with salsa verde (green sauce), which were excellent.

She also made us margaritas.

30th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Malted Bread Rolls

This afternoon I made bread-rolls with malt and walnuts.

They worked well.

30th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today I bought croissants from the Saphir bakery across the street, which we ate with some Camembert cheese. I also bought a Rosinenschnecke (raisin Danish).

29th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Chicken And Mushroom Badam Pasanda Cannoli

For dinner tonight I cooked a chicken and mushroom badam pasanda, served with Indian bread (naan and onion kulcha).

I put in a little more sambal oelek than usual, and it was especially delicious.

For dessert Sheryl bought cannoli, which were fantastic.

28th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

4-Cheeses Pizza With Tuna And Red Onions

Tonight I didn't feel like doing any real cooking, so we shared a large frozen 4-cheeses pizza topped with tuna and red onion.

27th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Lasagna Bolognese

For tonight's dinner I heated up a lasagna (lasagna bolognese with a layer of mascarpone) that we had in the freezer.

It was gorgeous.

26th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a mushroom risotto, using a mix of champignons and frozen mixed Waldpilze (forest mushrooms), with a sprinkling of truffle oil for extra flavour.

25th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Caesar Salad With Bread-Roll

For dinner tonight I made a Caesar salad (using mustard and tarragon chicken), served with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

Because Sheryl always complains when I use anchovies in the dressing, I made it without anchovies, and added some mashed anchovies to my salad.

24th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Fish Tacos

For dinner tonight I made fish tacos, using some fish fingers (fish sticks) that Sheryl bought because they were on special offer.

They were filled with pickled red onions that we made a couple of days ago (which I thought were really good, although Sheryl found them too spicy), feta, cherry tomatoes and avocado cream (avocado, sour cream, garlic, lime juice and hot sauce).

They were really tasty.

24th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I made crêpes, which we ate with berries (raspberries, strawberries and blueberries) and maple syrup.

23rd October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Baked Feta And Cherry Tomato Pasta

For dinner tonight I made baked feta and cherry tomato pasta (farfalle).

It was delicious, as always. Sheryl plans to take the leftovers for lunch later in the week.

23rd October 2021 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today I cooked scrambled eggs.

Sheryl ate hers with a brioche burger bun (left over from dinner last weekend); I ate mine with toast.

After eating the eggs, we had toast with a cheese spread containing Old Amsterdam cheese (an experimental purchase that turned out to be pretty good).

22nd October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Redang With Coconut Rice

Tonight for our curry evening I cooked chicken redang (a Malaysian curry) with coconut rice.

It was very enjoyable.

21st October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Brioche Bun

Sheryl had another late night at work, getting home at 8pm., so for something quick and easy I cooked an omelette, filled with spring onions, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and Camembert cheese. I ate mine with a couple of home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls, and Sheryl ate hers with a brioche burger bun.

20th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner Sheryl cooked Quesadillas, filled with home-made refried beans and grated cheese, and eaten with vegetarian chili, guacamole and sour cream on the side.

They were lovely, and especially enjoyable for me because I didn't have to cook.

19th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Truffle Pasta With Tomato And Truffle Sauce

Sheryl had to work late today, and got home at about 8 pm., so we had something quick and easy to prepare: truffle pasta with tomato and truffle sauce. For an extra truffle hit, I drizzled truffle oil on the pasta before serving.

It was lovely.

18th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Mini Baked Camembert And Bun

For our dinner tonight I made a salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber and fresh figs) topped with baked Camembert, and served with burger buns.

It was delicious, although I didn't have enough appetite to eat a second portion.

Sheryl bought mini-Camembert, which were sadly not as good as the ones she usually gets.

17th October 2021 - Jonathan and Tracy's, Munich.

Our friend Jonathan had a bad motorcycle accident a couple of months ago, and badly broke his leg; he has complex scaffolding on his leg to hold the bones in place while it all heals. This means that he is barely able to move, and certainly can't cook.

We agreed to make dinner and take it over to Jonathan and Tracy's.

I cooked spicy lasagna Bolognese. I also made an insalata caprese, made with truffle mozzarella, for starters, and we took some baguettes for soaking up the salad dressing (oil and balsamico).

We had a lovely evening with Jonathan, Tracy, their sons Michael and Christopher, and Christopher's girlfriend Olivia (Olivia is a vegan, so Christopher made her a vegan lasagna).

17th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Toasted Cheddar And Branston SandwichOct2021

For today's brunch I made toasted cheddar (Cathedral City) cheese and Branston pickle sandwiches.

16th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner we made vegetarian burgers, served with potato croquettes.

Sheryl's was a brioche bun, with the fake-meat patty (a "Sensational Burger"), with raw red-onion, goat-cheese, fig preserve, rucola (arugula) and balsamic sauce.

Mine was a rye bun, a patty, mustard, soft blue cheese (Castello), barbecue sauce and a sliced pickled gherkin. I had some fried red-onion and mushrooms on the side.

We dipped the croquettes in the last of my truffle mayonnaise.

It was very tasty.

Brioche Bun With Fig Preserve, Red-Onion, Rucola, Balsamico And Goat-Cheese Sheryl's Veg Burger With Croquettes Dave's Veg Burger With Croquettes, Mushrooms And Onions

16th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

For today's brunch I cooked banana pancakes.

Sheryl at hers with maple syrup, and later with nutella; I ate mine with butter, and later with peanut butter.

15th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our dinner tonight I cooked butter chicken, which we ate with some onion kulcha which we had in the freezer.

The butter chicken was excellent.

15th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked a selection of Dim Sum (boiled, fried, roasted and steamed) from the freezer.

Glutinous Balls Barbecue Pork Bun Dim Sum

13th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

4-Cheeses Pizza With Anchovies And Capers

Because Sheryl had to work late, and we therefore ate dinner late, I heated up some frozen pizzas for dinner.

Sheryl had a spinach pizza with an egg on, and I had a 4-cheeses pizza with anchovies and capers (pictured).

12th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tortellini With Mushroom Sauce

Tonight, for dinner, I cooked tortellini stuffed with ricotta and spinach, in a mushroom sauce (flavoured with a little nutmeg).

As always, it was delicious.

11th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Tandoori Prawns And Bread-Roll

For our dinner tonight I made a salad, topped with tandoori prawns and eaten with home-made bread-rolls.

Unfortunately, some of the prawns had been in the freezer too long, and were no longer good, so we didn't eat it all.

10th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Penne With Zucchini, Mint And Ricotta

For dinner tonight I cooked penne with zucchini, mint and ricotta.

10th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Brunch today was croissants (from the Saphir bakery across the street), which we ate with some sambal cheese (just Philadelphia cream cheese with sambal oelek mixed in - needs to be kept for 24 hours before eating).

We also had a Rosinenschnecke (Danish pastry).

It was really lovely.

9th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Bertani Amarone

For dinner tonight I made a venison stew with dumplings.

In addition to the venison (red deer from New Zealand) the stew contained olive oil (I usually use duck fat with venison, but we don't have any more) carrots, onions, mustard, sambal oelek, thyme, oregano, balsamico, an oxo (beef stock) cube, paprika powder and half a bottle of red wine.

The dumplings were flavoured with salt, thyme and a little cardamom.

It was really gorgeous. There was enough left over to freeze for another day.

We drank a bottle of Amarone wine (a gift from my friend Renato, which was also delicious) with dinner.

9th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Bread-Roll

Our brunch today was poached eggs on home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

8th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Thai Chicken Ramen

For our dinner tonight I made Thai chicken ramen.

It was, as always, delicious.

7th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Bread-Roll

Tonight's dinner was an omelette (using 6 eggs), filled with spring onion, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and Géramont cheese (not as good as Camembert in an omelette). We ate the omelette with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls that I made this afternoon.

6th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cacio e Pepe

I cooked cacio e pepe (linguine with sheep's cheese and pepper) for tonight's dinner.

It worked really well.

5th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I heated up the leftover (from Sunday) chicken pot pie for dinner.

Sheryl told me that the pastry was especially good this time.

4th October 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a butternut squash risotto.

It was really good.

3rd October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Pot Pie

For tonight's dinner I made a chicken pot pie. It was flavoured with chili powder, mustard, cardamom, coriander powder, chicken stock and vegetable stock, and contained mushrooms, carrots, peas and sweetcorn.

The filling came out a little runnier than normal, but it was still really tasty.

3rd October 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I made blueberry pancakes. Sheryl had maple syrup on hers, and I had butter on mine.

2nd October 2021 - Home, Munich.

Mexican Pizza

Sheryl made Mexican pizzas (which are made with tortillas) for our dinner tonight, topped with sour cream and spring onions.

They were lovely, but neither of us could finish our pizzas.

2nd October 2021 - Home, Munich.

For today's brunch I made scrambled eggs, served on burger buns.

1st October 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our curry evening tonight I made a thali, with two curries from the freezer, eaten with Indian bread.

It was delicious.

30th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

I made a vegetable stir fry with teriyaki sauce and black rice for dinner tonight, which was lovely.

29th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a small green salad, and a tuna and pasta salad (with chopped pickled gherkins).

It was delicious, and we ate every scrap.

28th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Truffle Pizza

For our dinner tonight I made an Insalata Caprese for starters, and Sheryl cooked a large truffle pizza from the freezer, topped with some extra cheese (the frozen truffle pizzas never have enough cheese on them), which we shared.

27th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Capellini Alfredo With Broccoli

For tonight's dinner I cooked pasta (Capellini) with Alfredo sauce and broccoli.

It was really gorgeous, although there didn't seem to be enough sauce (despite the fact that I made extra sauce).

26th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salmon With Pesto, French Beans, Tomatoes And Tartar Sauce

For dinner tonight we cooked salmon, baked in the oven on a bed of French beans and topped with green pesto and cherry tomatoes.

I also made some fresh tartar sauce to go with the fish.

It was lovely, although I missed the kohlrabi that we usually have with fish, which Sheryl forgot to buy.

26th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cheese Scones Cheese Scone With Marmite And Gruyère

This morning Sheryl made scones for our brunch: some cheese (cheddar and Gruyère - pictured to the left) and some plain.

I ate my cheese scones with butter, marmite and Gruyère; Sheryl skipped the marmite. We ate the plain scones with clotted cream and jam.

25th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we made vegetarian burgers for dinner.

Sheryl had a brioche bun with a fake-meat patty, goat-cheese, Ruccola (Arugula), red onion and some kind of preserve (apricot, I think).

I had a rye bun with a fake-meat patty, mustard, soft blue cheese, tomato and mayonnaise.

I also made some chips (French fries); we rarely eat potatoes nowadays, so they were a nice treat. I dipped my fries in truffle mayonnaise; Sheryl dipped hers in tomato ketchup.

All in all, dinner was delicious.

25th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Eggs Benedict, English Muffins And Bacon

For our brunch today we treated ourselves to eggs Benedict on English muffins, with bacon.

It was so good!

24th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, for our curry dinner, I cooked papadums, followed by a thali (butter chicken and chicken badam pasanda, from the freezer) eaten with naan and onion kulcha.

It was delicious. Now the whole apartment smells of curry.

23rd September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, in an attempt to clear out the freezer a bit, I heated up some frozen vegetarian enchiladas, which we ate with guacamole, sour cream, tomatoes and lettuce.

It was very tasty.

22nd September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Penne Al Arabiata

Sheryl again had to work (from home) tonight. so we our quick and easy dinner was penne al Arabiata.

21st September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl had to work (from home) tonight. so we had something quick and easy for dinner (so that she could eat before her meeting): pizzas.

Sheryl had a spinach pizza with feta and an egg on; I had a 4 cheeses pizza with an egg added.

I also had some coleslaw with my pizza.

20th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Green Salad With Chicken Wings And BreadRoll

For our dinner tonight I made a green salad and chicken wings.

We had some buffalo ranch dressing (which is spicy) to dip the chicken wings in, and home-made bread-rolls.

19th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Selection Of Dim Sum Glutinous Rice Balls With Sesame Filling

Tonight for dinner we had Dim Sum (from the freezer).

19th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I made crumpets.

18th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cheese And Vegetable Pakoras

My friend Renato was in town again, this time with his wife Pilar, to collect the car he had bought.

They came to dinner, and as he requested, we had curry.

Sheryl went to the Swagat restaurant and bought pakoras (some vegetable and some cheese) for our starters.

She also bought some naan and some onion kulcha to have with the main course (a chicken badam pasanda with rice).

For dessert there was a choice of mango sorbet or coconut ice-cream, with berries and drizzled with some vodka.

All in all, a delicious meal, and great company.

18th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Insalata Caprese

For our brunch today I made an Insalata Caprese using some buffalo mozzarella with truffle.

We had some home-made bread-rolls with it, to soak up the oil and balsamico dressing.

It was lovely.

17th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tagliatelle With Chanterelles

For tonight's dinner we tried something new: Tagliatelle with Chanterelles.

It was easy and quick to cook; it was nice, but not great; both of us felt that it was missing something.

I might try it again, if I can work out what needs to be added.

16th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Chili With Cheese And Sour Cream

For dinner tonight I heated up a vegetarian chili from the freezer, which I served with rice.

We put grated cheddar cheese on top, and some sour cream on the side.

15th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cordon Bleu

For our dinner tonight I cooked pork cordon bleu, with corn-on-the-cob and kohlrabi.

We hadn't eaten this for ages, and really enjoyed it.

14th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a salad topped with tandoori chicken.

13th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Falafel Wraps

For dinner tonight we made falafel wraps, filled with falafel bought from a local kebab store, home-made hummus, feta, hot sauce and salad.

12th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked baked feta and cherry tomatoes pasta (farfalle).

As always, it was delicious.

12th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Bundt Cake Bread-Rolls With Seeds

Today we did some baking.

Sheryl made a bundt cake, filled with chunks of apple, pecan nuts, apples sauce and spices, decorated with a chocolate ganache, more pecans and whipped cream.

I made some bread-rolls, with pumpkin seeds inside, and sesame seeds on top.

12th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today we had vegetables and French-onion dip. We also had some crisp (chips).

We ate all of the dip, so nothing left for my weekday lunches.

11th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Enchiladas

For dinner tonight we heated up some fake-meat enchiladas from the freezer (vegetarian, except for OXO cubes).

We ate them with some lettuce, tomato, avocado and sour cream.

They were very good.

11th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Scrambled Eggs With Brioche Bun

For our brunch today I made scrambled eggs.

Sheryl ate hers with the last brioche burger bun; I ate mine with toast.

10th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our weekly curry dinner tonight I cooked a chicken redang and coconut rice.

I put too much peanut oil in, which meant the sauce didn't thicken properly, but it still tasted great.

9th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cream Of Mushroom Soup With Croutons Toasted Cheese Sandwich

For tonight's dinner I made a cream of mushroom soup with croutons (fried in duck fat) and Sheryl made toasted cheese sandwiches (one with Gruyère and one with mature cheddar) to have on the side.

The soup contained lots of mushrooms; not only blended mushrooms, but also some chopped and fried mushrooms. I also added some nutmeg.

It was really delicious.

I don't normally consider soup a proper dinner, but it was actually quite satisfying.

8th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we ate the left-over quiche from Monday (heated up).

7th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salad Chicken Wings

For dinner tonight we ate a green salad with chicken wings (bought frozen from the supermarket). We dipped the chicken wings in some spicy ranch dressing, which was very tasty.

6th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Butternut Squash And Broccoli Quiche

For tonight's dinner I cooked a quiche filled with butternut squash and broccoli.

It was very nice, although I prefer the less healthy Quiche Lorraine.

5th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Quesadillas And Veg Chili

For our dinner tonight Sheryl made Quesadillas, filled with home-made refried beans and grated cheddar cheese, which we ate with some vegan chili that I had cooked, guacamole and sour cream.

They were really tasty.

5th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Croisants And Danish Pastry

For today's brunch we bought croissants (still hot from the oven) from the Saphir bakery across the street. We ate them with a selection of cheeses: some Gruyère, some Rambol (cheese with walnuts), some soft blue cheese and some mature cheese with dried flowers on the rind.

Their croissants are simply the best.

We also shared a Rosinenschnecke (Danish pastry), also bought from the Saphir.

4th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our dinner tonight we made black rice with vegetables (carrots, broccoli and edamame beans) and chicken with teriyaki sauce.

For the chicken we used teriyaki yakitori sticks.

The teriyaki sauce was really easy to make, and it was delicious, so we will add teriyaki sauce to our regular menu rotation.

The black rice had a nice flavour, but is not very sticky, and absorbs a little less water when cooking, so it was hard to eat with chopsticks, so we changed to forks.

4th September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Crêpes With Berries

For our brunch today I made crêpes, which we filled with berries (strawberries and blueberries). We had maple syrup with them, which is something I haven't allowed myself for over a year.

They were lovely.

3rd September 2021 - L'Angelo della Pizza, Munich.

Rigatoni Quattro Formagi Penne Salsiccia

For my official birthday celebration dinner we went to L'Angelo della Pizza (the pizza corner), a lovely Italian restaurant (which does much more than just pizzas), about a mile from our apartment.

We really like this restaurant (which has been renovated since we were last there, more than a year ago); nearly everything on the menu is good (except the spaghetti vongole - it seems that they don't know the trick to cooking this - see my recipe).

We shared a starter: beef carpaccio. The carpaccio was wonderful, although the bread they served with it was rather stale and very dense.

Sheryl had Rigatoni Quattro Formagio, and I had Penne Salsiccia (a sauce of spicy Italian sausage, onions and tomatoes). Both were delicious.

We drank a bottle of red wine (Nero D'Avola) and a bottle of San Pellegrino with our dinner.

We had no room for dessert, although Sheryl managed to find room for a slice of chocolate brownie (my birthday cake) after we got home.

3rd September 2021 - Schneider Bräuhaus, Munich.

Bavarian Breakfast Weisswurst

Today Sheryl took a day of vacation, so that we could properly celebrate my birthday (which was on Wednesday).

For brunch we went to the Schneider Bräuhaus in the Tal (near the centre of town) for a Bavarian breakfast: Weißwurst, pretzels, sweet mustard, and Obatzda (cheese). We each drank a couple of Weißbier with our food (the Schneider Bräuhaus has the best Weißbier).

We really enjoyed our brunch.

2nd September 2021 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Burger With Mushrooms,Onions And Truffle Crisps

For our dinner tonight we made vegetarian burgers.

I had mustard, the fake-meat patty, soft blue cheese, tomato and truffle mayonnaise (another of my birthday presents) on a rye bun. I had some fried red-onions and mushrooms on the side.

Sheryl had fig and balsamico preserve, barbecue sauce, raw red-onions, soft goat-cheese and the fake-meat patty, on a brioche bun.

We had some truffle crisps (chips, to some of you) with our burgers.

It was really lovely, especially the truffle crisps, which were a gift from someone.

1st September 2021 - Pequeño and Home, Munich.

Birthday Cocktails Glen Garioch Single Malt

Today is my birthday, so to celebrate, we went to the local Pequeño's (a cocktail bar). I had a caipirinha, and Sheryl had a caipi-seco (a caipirinha with prosecco). It was happy hour, so we got two jumbo cocktails for the price of two standard-sized cocktails.

After the cocktails, we went home, and I cooked Peking Duck, something we haven't had for ages. I cooked sushi rice (rice with a little white-wine vinegar added) too. It was lovely.

After dinner, I cracked open the whisky that Sheryl bought me as a present: Glen Garioch.

Peking Duck

31st August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Penne Al Arabiata

For our dinner tonight I cooked penne al Arabiata.

30th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Figs And Walnuts

For dinner tonight I made a salad with fresh figs and walnuts, topped with warm goat-cheese, which we ate with burger buns.

It was delicious, and we were both very hungry, so we ate every scrap.

29th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Fish Tacos

For dinner tonight we (a joint effort) made fish tacos, based on Rachel Ray's recipe video on YouTube.

The fish (salmon) was marinaded in chipotle, and we added some slaw, an avocado cream (avocado, sour cream, hot sauce, cumin and garlic) and feta.

It was really good, although we both felt it could have been spicier (more chipotle needed).

29th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

2 Kinds Of Scones

For brunch today Sheryl baked scones: some with cheese, and some with lemon and blueberry.

Unfortunately we were unable to get any clotted cream to have on the lemon and blueberry scones; third-world shopping again in Germany.

28th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked butter chicken, which we ate with naan bread and onion kulcha.

Butter chicken takes a long time to prepare, but it was worth it; really delicious.

28th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

For today's brunch I made poached eggs on home-made bread-rolls.

27th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Girasoli With Mushroom Sauce

For our dinner tonight I cooked girasoli (similar to ravioli) stuffed with ricotta, spinach and marscapone, served in a mushroom sauce.

It was really delicious.

26th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight Sheryl made dinner: a green salad with egg salad and bread-rolls.

25th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked penne with zucchini, ricotta and mint.

It was lovely, although it never looks great in photos.

24th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Vegetable Stir-Fry

Tonight we managed to eat the vegetable and noodle stir-fry that was planned for yesterday.

Unfortunately, I forgot the snow peas (also known as mangetout peas - I read recently about someone who calls them man-get-out peas!); I really love snow peas.

23rd August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Toast

The plan for dinner tonight was a vegetable stir-fry with noodles. I had prepared all the vegetables, and was waiting for Sheryl to return from work. Eventually she phoned to say she would be home very late (in the end it was gone 8 pm).

Stir-fry doesn't keep so I put all the ingredients in the fridge and made myself poached eggs on toast. After that I ate some cheese and crackers.

Sheryl also had cheese and crackers, and then crackers with peanut butter and nutella.

We will probably have the stir-fry tomorrow night.

22nd August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Linguine Cacio e Pepe Linguine Cacio e Pepe

For dinner tonight we (a joint effort) cooked linguine cacio e pepe (linguine with sheep-cheese and pepper).

It was really delicious.

22nd August 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I made an insalata caprese followed by toasted cheese and pickle sandwiches.

21st August 2021 - Home, Munich.

This afternoon a friend of mine, Renato, made a flying visit.

We took him to a beer garden (the Hofbräukeller) for a beer and some food.

Renato had ribs; Sheryl and I shared some Obatzda, a giant pretzel and some roast pork.

20th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight was our curry evening, so I cooked a chicken satay with rice.

19th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Mustard And Tarragon Chicken And Bread Roll

For tonight's dinner I made a green salad, topped with mustard and tarragon chicken.

18th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

4-Cheeses Pizza With Eggs

Tonight was Sheryl's first evening home after he trip to Chicago. She was very jet-lagged, so we had something quick and easy: pizzas.

I heated up a spinach pizza for her, and a 4-cheeses pizza for me, both with egg on top.

17th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Dinner tonight was the left-over bolognese from the freezer, with spaghetti.

16th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I heated up a vegetarian chili from the freezer, which I ate with rice.

15th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Sausages, Mustard And Bread Rolls

I had a very stressful day today, and finished working late, so I had something quick and simple for dinner: sausages and mustard on bread-rolls.

15th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Vegetables And Dip

My brunch today was vegetables and French onion dip.

14th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Al Arabiata

For my dinner tonight I cooked tortiglioni al Arabiata.

14th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Toast

For today's brunch I made poached eggs on toast.

13th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Thali And Rice

For my dinner tonight I heated up two curries from the freezer, which I ate with rice.

12th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Bread

For my dinner tonight I made an omelette.

11th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Bread Rolls

Today I made a batch (24) malted bread rolls with walnuts.

10th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

4-Cheeses Pizza With Anchovies

For dinner tonight I heated up a 4-cheeses pizza from the freezer, onto which I put some anchovies and capers.

10th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Smoked Mussels On Toast

For today's brunch I ate the canned smoked mussels that Sheryl had bought for a "spaghetti vongole", on some toast, with some mayonnaise.

9th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked myself a spaghetti bolognese.

8th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner I made myself an omelette, which I ate with a burger bun.

7th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Beef Burger Crisps And Fried Mushrooms

I had a beef burger patty left in the fridge from Wednesday, which needed to be used up, so for dinner I made myself another burger, with Dijon mustard, soft blue cheese and a sliced pickled gherkin. I ate some crisps and some fried mushrooms on the side.

7th August 2021 - Isabelle and Markus', Munich.

I was invited downstairs for brunch at Isabelle and Markus' today.

There was, as usual, and great selection of food, and I enjoyed myself a lot.

6th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Thali And Naan

For my curry night dinner, I heated up two left over curries (a butter chicken and a chicken badam pasanda) from the freezer, which I ate with some naan bread.

It was delicious, although a little more than I could finish.

5th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Burger Bun

For tonight's dinner I cooked myself an omelette (filled with tomato, mushrooms and soft blue cheese), which I ate with a burger bun.

It was lovely.

5th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Insalata Caprese, Burger Bun And Salami

I had some mozzarella in the fridge, which needed to be used up, so I made an Insalata Caprese (tomato, mozzarella and basil salad, with balsamico and olive oil dressing) for brunch, which I ate with a burger bun topped with salami and mustard.

It was yummy, and quite filling.

4th August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight was my first dinner alone, while Sheryl is on her fortnight's trip to visit her family.

I had a beef burger for dinner: a rye burger bun with mustard, burger patty, blue cheese, a slice of tomato and barbecue sauce.

I had some fried mushrooms and crisps (chips) on the side.

It was very tasty.

3rd August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Pasta With Zucchini, Ricotta And Mint

For tonight's dinner I cooked penne with ricotta, zucchini and mint.

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2nd August 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, fresh figs and walnuts) topped with warm goat-cheese and eaten with bread-rolls.

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2nd August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Bavarian Breakfast

We treated ourselves today for brunch, with a Bavarian breakfast of Weißwurst, pretzels, sweet mustard, Obatzda and Weißbier.

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1st August 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we heated up some chicken enchiladas from the freezer, which we ate with lettuce, tomato, sour-cream and guacamole.

1st August 2021 - Home, Munich.

Toasted Sandwiches

For today's brunch I made toasted cheese (cheddar) and pickle (Branston) sandwiches.

31st July 2021 - Home (in the garden), Munich.

Today was the annual Hoffest (garden party) at our apartment building.

Everyone brought food. We made a tomato and goat-cheese gallette, someone made samosas, Sepp made Obatzda, there were salads and bread, and many people grilled meat on the barbecue.

There was plenty to drink: beer, water and Schorle provided by the landlord, and red wine that Pascale and Ushi brought back from France.

It was good fun.

It started to rain part-way through, so we moved everything into the hallway.

31st July 2021 - Home, Munich.

For today's brunch I cooked poached eggs on toast.

30th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Badam Pasanda

Tonight, for our curry night, I cooked chicken badam pasanda, served with rice.

It was lovely.

29th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I heated up 2 pizzas from the freezer: a spinach pizza for Sheryl and a 4-cheeses pizza for me, both topped with an egg.

28th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

I cooked Penne al Arabiata for dinner tonight.

27th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cauliflower Cheese

For tonight's dinner I cooked cauliflower cheese, which we ate with bread-rolls.

26th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, for dinner, I made a green salad topped with tandoori chicken, which we ate with some bought bread-rolls.

25th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight Sheryl made crab cakes (she bought frozen crab meat at the Asian store).

I made tartar sauce and cooked kohlrabi to go with them.

They were so much better than the salmon cakes that she has been making recently.

25th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Today, for our brunch, Sheryl made scones: some cheese and some plain.

We ate the plain scones with jam and clotted cream. Our local supermarket has stopped selling the Crème Fraîche that we used to buy for our scones, so we had real English clotted cream (much more expensive) instead.

24th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Ricotta And Spinach Tortelloni With Mushroom Sauce

I cooked ricotta & spinach tortelloni with mushroom sauce for dinner tonight, with nutmeg and truffle oil for extra flavour.

It was delicious as usual.

For dessert we had individual cheese-cakes that Sheryl bought at the supermarket; not as good as her home-made cheese-cake, but still pretty good.

24th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Blueberry Pancakes

For brunch today I cooked blueberry pancakes. This time I remembered all of the ingredients, and they turned out well.

23rd July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Satay Curry With Rice

For dinner tonight I cooked a chicken and mushroom satay curry with rice.

It was so good!

22nd July 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked a selection of dim sum from the freezer.

We need to restock the freezer with dim sum, as we were out of pork buns, had only two glutinous rice balls, and are almost out of many other things.

21st July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Green Salad, Egg Salad And Bread-Roll

For dinner tonight I made a green salad (lettuce, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, spring onions, avocado and feta), which we ate with egg salad and home-made bread-rolls.

20th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salmon, Green-Beans, Cherry-Tomatoes And Pesto With Kohlrabi Chocolate Lava Cake And Cream

Tonight Sheryl cooked fish (salmon on a bed of green beans, topped with green pesto and cherry tomatoes) cooked in the oven (in aluminium foil, to keep the flavour and moisture in), and served with kohlrabi.

It was really lovely.

For dessert we had the rest of the lava cakes.

19th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Club Sandwich And Crisps

For dinner tonight we made club sandwiches, served with salt and vinegar crisps (chips).

We hadn't had club sandwiches in ages, and really enjoyed our dinner.

18th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Chocolate Lava Cake And Cream Chocolate Lava Cake And Cream

For dinner tonight I cooked fettuccine Alfredo with steamed broccoli.

Normally I use capellini, rather than fettuccine; I didn't think the fettuccine tasted any better.

I made plenty of sauce this time, and it was all delicious.

For dessert we had chocolate lava cakes made by Sheryl; I ate mine with cream, and Sheryl had ice-cream with hers.

18th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today I made scrambled eggs, served on burger buns.

17th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Butter Chicken And Naan

For dinner tonight Sheryl (with my help) cooked a butter chicken, which we ate with naan bread.

It tasted really good, and didn't take as long to cook as I expected (Sheryl is usually slower than me at cooking).

17th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Crumpets And Toppings

For our brunch today I made crumpets, which we ate with cheese and marmite, and jams.

16th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Veg. Burger, Jalapeno Poppers And Crisps Veg. Burger And Jalapeño Poppers

For our dinner tonight we made vegetarian burgers.

I had a rye burger bun filled with the fake-meat burger, Dijon mustard, soft blue cheese, a slice of tomato and mayonnaise (photo to the left).

Sheryl had a brioche bun filled with the fake-meat burger, barbecue sauce, goat-cheese, rocket salad and fig preserve.

We had jalapeño poppers (which we hadn't had for ages) and salt and vinegar crisps (chips) on the side.

It was all really tasty, although it would have been even better if the jalapeño poppers had been a bit spicier (spicy food is always toned down in Germany, to suit local preferences); maybe next time we will add some sambal oelek or hot sauce to the dip for the jalapeño poppers.

15th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked baked feta And tomato pasta.

It turned out very well, and we enjoyed our food a lot.

14th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

TrufflePizzaAndInsalataCapreseJul2021

For dinner tonight Sheryl heated up a frozen truffle pizza (topped with some extra cheese) and an insalata caprese (tomato, mozzarella and basil salad).

Sheryl had again bought some of the lovely truffle mozzarella for the salad, which went well with the pizza.

13th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked cashew chicken, served with jasmin rice.

It was very tasty, although Sheryl complained that she wanted more sauce.

12th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salad And Baked Camembert

For our dinner tonight I made a green salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, spring onion and avocado) topped with baked camembert, and served with some bought burger buns.

When Sheryl went shopping at the weekend, the shop only had one pack of breaded camembert, so she also bought another type of cheese for baking: Leerdammer coated with breadcrumbs and pumpkin seeds. The baked Leerdammer was not very good, so we won't be buying it again.

11th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Falafel Wrap

For dinner tonight we made falafel wraps, using falafel which Sheryl bought at the kebab shop (Kebazza) in the local shopping mall yesterday.

In addition to the falafel, the (high protein) wraps were filled with tomato, feta, lettuce, hot sauce and Tzaziki (I forgot the red-onions).

11th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Croissants And Sambal Smeerkaas

For our brunch today Sheryl went to the Saphir bakery across the street, and bought croissants, a Rosinenschnecke (Danish pastry) and a cinnamon pastry.

We ate the croissants with some home-made Sambal Smeerkaas (just some Philadelphia cream cheese with some sambal oelek mixed in, and stored in the fridge until the next day).

10th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Enchiladas

For tonight's dinner, Sheryl made vegetarian enchiladas, using a vegan meat substitute, served with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and guacamole.

As always, they were yummy.

10th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today we had toasted cheese (cheddar) and pickle (branston) sandwiches.

"Food of the Gods!"

9th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our regular curry evening I cooked chicken badam pasanda, served with Indian bread (onion kulcha and garlic naan).

It was gorgeous: even better than normal.

There was enough left over to freeze for another day (for a thali).

8th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tortellini With Mushroom Sauce

For dinner tonight I cooked tortellini (stuffed with spinach and ricotta - bought, not home-made) in mushroom sauce.

Tonight it was especially delicious.

7th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Vegetable Stir-Fry

Tonight's dinner was a joint effort. I washed and sliced the ingredients, and Sheryl used them to cook a vegetarian stir-fry, flavoured with soy ketchup and oyster sauce, under my direction.

It turned out very well.

6th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

I cooked omelettes filled with tomato, spring onion, mushrooms and truffle brie, and served with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls, for dinner.

5th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Pasta With Mushrooms And Balsamic Vinegar

For dinner tonight we cooked something new: pasta with balsamic mushrooms, using this recipe on Eating Well.

It was very enjoyable, although the recipe needs a bit of fine tuning (it was too dry, and the pistachios didn't really add anything).

Once we have finished fine-tuning the recipe, I will add it to my recipes page.

4th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight Sheryl cooked salmon cakes (an adaptation of her crab cake recipe), served with corn on the cob.

I made tartar sauce to eat with the fish cakes.

The salmon cakes were lovely, but the corn was a little undercooked.

4th July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Eggs Benedict And Bacon

For our brunch today we made eggs Benedict with bacon, served on home-made bread-rolls.

I cooked the eggs and Hollandaise sauce, and Sheryl cooked the bacon.

It was really delicious, although very unhealthy.

3rd July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Papadoms

For dinner tonight we had popadams with pickles as a starter, and chicken redang with coconut rice as our main course.

I did some of the preparation (things that I could do while sitting), and Sheryl did the cooking, under my direction.

The popadams were good, but the curry was too dry.

3rd July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Today I made banana pancakes for our brunch.

Unfortunately, I forgot a couple of ingredients: salt (for flavour) and baking powder. As a result they were difficult to cook and rather heavy, and did not taste very good.

Due to the pain from my foot and back, I have limited concentration, and keep making such mistakes while cooking.

2nd July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl got home late, due to a work event, and I didn't feel like cooking (my back was very sore after spending hours at the hospital again), so we got a take-away dinner.

Sheryl went to the Hamburgerei Zwei, and bought burgers and a portion of fries to share.

My burger was especially messy to eat, but both mine and Sheryl's were delicious.

1st July 2021 - Home, Munich.

Insalata Caprese

For dinner tonight we made a tuna and pasta salad (with chopped pickled gherkins), and an insalata caprese.

The photo of the tuna and pasta salad was horribly out of focus, but the picture of the insalata caprese came out well.

30th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our dinner this evening I made a salad topped with mustard and tarragon chicken, and served with home-made malt and walnut bread rolls.

I added lots of tarragon this time, and the chicken had a lovely tarragon flavour.

29th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner Sheryl heated up frozen pizzas: a spinach pizza, topped with feta and a fried egg for Sheryl, and a 4-cheeses pizza with anchovies for me.

28th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight Sheryl made quesadillas, filled with grated cheddar and home-made refried beans, and served with a vegan chili (chili sin carne), guacamole and sour cream.

27th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked a selection of dim sum from the freezer.

27th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Croissants And Cheeses

For brunch today we treated ourselves to croissants from the Saphir bakery, plus a Rosinenschnecke (Danish pastry).

We had some nice cheeses with the croissants: some truffle brie, and some soft blue cheese (Castello).

26th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Pasta With Mint, Zucchini And Ricotta Pasta With Mint, Zucchini And Ricotta

For dinner tonight Sheryl cooked pasta with mint, zucchini and ricotta, under my direction.

As always, it was delicious.

26th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I made crumpets. I ate mine with cheese and marmite; Sheryl had cheese, and then strawberry jam.

I had problems with the crumpets sticking to the frying pan (no idea why) and had to throw the first batch of 4 away, so there were none left over for my brunch during the week.

25th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Chicken And Mushroom Korma

Tonight is our regular curry night, but because cooking is so difficult for me at the moment, Sheryl cooked the curry: a chicken and mushroom korma (made from a jar of korma paste).

We heated up some Indian bread (onion kulcha) that we had in the freezer, to eat with the meal.

It was nice, but not as good as a proper curry made from scratch.

24th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we made a salad (including walnuts and fresh figs) topped with warm goat-cheese, served with some home-made bread-rolls.

23rd June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Pasta Pesto

For dinner tonight I made pasta pesto.

Sheryl made the pesto, using a mixture of basil and spinach, although there was too much spinach for my taste.

22nd June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Insalata Caprese 3-Mushrooms Flamküchen

For dinner tonight Sheryl had bought a 3-mushroom flamküchen. We ate it with an inslata caprese (a salad of tomato, mozzarella and basil) doused in lots of balsamico and olive oil.

Sheryl had accidentally bought a mozzarella with truffle, which was really excellent, and the insalata caprese turned out very well.

The flamküchen (a kind of very thin pizza from the Alsace region) sounded great, but was rather lack-lustre; and we won't be buying it again.

21st June 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight Sheryl made Thai ramen, using a vegetarian chicken substitute.

I helped by cutting up ingredients (the fake chicken, mushrooms, basil and spinach); a task I can do sitting down (I am supposed to keep off my feet as much as possible).

It was delicious, and rather spicy (real meat tends to absorb more of the spices than fake meat).

20th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight Sheryl made a goat-cheese and cherry tomato galette.

It turned out well this time. We weren't able to wait i until it had properly cooled before eating it.

There was a little (not quite half) left over, which will either be used for my lunch, or Sheryl's dinner while I am in hospital.

20th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today we had poached eggs on home-made bread-rolls.

19th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight Sheryl heated up the enchiladas with fake chicken and green salsa, from the freezer, which we ate with sour-cream and guacamole.

I haven't included the photo that I took, because it doesn't look very good.

I didn't enjoy mine much; my appetite is not normal at the moment.

19th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl, on one of her shopping trips today (I can't go shopping at the moment, because of my injured foot, so she had to do all the shopping), brought back take-away food for our brunch: a falafel wrap for herself and a doner kebab for me.

We really enjoyed our food, which we haven't had since dining in was stopped due to Covid-19 control measures. We were stuffed afterwards.

18th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Because I am not cooking at the moment, and Sheryl didn't feel like cooking a curry, we had take-away sushi from Sushi Cent for dinner.

I didn't enjoy it so much; maybe my fault, and maybe some of the sushi wasn't so fresh.

We had some of the rhubarb and strawberry crumble that I made on Monday, heated up in the microwave, for dessert.

17th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

When I finally returned home after my marathon wait at the hospital, we had pizzas (a spinach pizza for Sheryl and a 4-cheeses pizza with salami for me, both topped with an egg), which Sheryl cooked, because I was told to avoid standing and walking by the doctor.

They were lovely: just what the doctor ordered.

16th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked truffle pasta with truffle and tomato and truffle sauce (from a jar).

As always, it was delicious (thanks to Käfer - the Harrods of Munich).

15th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we ate the rest of the quiche that I made on Sunday.

I attempted to make some zucchini fritters to go with the quiche, but they were not a success, and I threw them away.

14th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Tandoori Chicken And Bread-Roll

For dinner tonight I made a salad (lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, feta and avocado), topped with tandoori chicken, and served with my home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

It was really good, and we ate it all.

I made a rhubarb and strawberry crumble for dessert, which was lovely. Sheryl ate hers with vanilla ice-cream and I ate mine with some cream.

13th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Asparagus Quiche Asparagus Quiche

For dinner tonight I made an asparagus quiche. I used a mixture of feta and cheddar cheeses.

13th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cheese Scones And Vanilla And Almond Scones Cheese Scone

Sheryl baked scones for brunch: some with cheese (cheddar and gruyère) and some with vanilla and almonds.

The cheese scones were very cheesy, and the vanilla and almond scones (an experiment) were a great flavour combination.

12th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Fish Tacos

For dinner tonight we made fish tacos, based on Rachel Ray's cooking video.

They were lovely, although really at Sheryl's limit for spiciness .

12th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Savoury French Toast

For brunch today we made savoury French toast: cheese (cheddar), ham and mustard, dipped in egg, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric and a little sugar.

It was OK, but we agreed we would rather eat croque monsieur or even croque madame.

11th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Satay

For our curry evening I cooked a chicken satay and rice.

As always, it was delicious.

10th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tortelloni With Mushroom Sauce

I cooked tortelloni (stuffed with ricotta and spinach) served in a mushroom sauce, for dinner.

As usual, I added some nutmeg and truffle oil to the sauce.

It doesn't look pretty in the photo, but it was delicious.

9th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made omelettes, filled with spring onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and camembert cheese.

We had some home-made bread-rolls with the omelettes.

They were lovely.

8th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Corned Beef Rolls And Baked Beans

Our dinner tonight was corned beef rolls, served with baked beans.

We made them very spicy (lots of sambal oelek). They were excellent, although we were not so impressed with the puff pastry that Sheryl had bought (a different brand than our usual).

7th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked lentil soup with vegetarian wiener, with which we ate some home-made bread-rolls.

6th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we cooked cacio e pepe (sheep's cheese and pepper). I took a great photo, but managed to delete it by accident.

This time we used more cheese than before, plus I bought some better quality pecorino cheese, and it was much better, although a little too peppery for Sheryl.

I really enjoyed my dinner.

Now that we have the recipe figured out, I will add it to my recipes page.

6th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Blueberry Pancakes

For our brunch today I made blueberry pancakes.

Sheryl had maple syrup on hers, and I had butter on mine.

They were lovely.

5th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Thali

This week we moved our curry evening to Saturday.

I defrosted some curries (a butter chicken, a chicken badam pasanda and a chicken redang), which we ate with Indian bread (naan and onion kulcha).

It was lovely.

5th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I made scrambled eggs on toast (for me, sliced bread, and for Sheryl one of her brioche burger buns).

4th June 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our dinner tonight I made tortiglioni al Arabiata: always tasty, quick and easy to cook, and vegetarian.

3rd June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we made quesadillas filled with refried beans and cheese, with a vegetarian chili, guacamole and sour cream on the side.

We had no bacon fat, so Sheryl had to make the refried beans with duck fat instead, which wasn't quite as good.

3rd June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Bavarian Breakfast

Today is a public holiday in Bavaria (not in other parts of Germany), and we decided to treat ourselves with a Bavarian breakfast: pretzels, Weißwurst, sweet mustard, Obatzda and Weißbier.

It was simply wonderful.

2nd June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Pizza With Salami And Egg

I decided that I was not safe to cook dinner tonight (probable due to side-effects of my Covid-19 vaccination), so Sheryl had to prepare dinner.

We decided to have pizzas: a spinach pizza for Sheryl, and a 4-cheeses pizza with salami for me, both with an egg added.

Rather than adding the eggs, uncooked, before putting the pizzas in the oven, Sheryl prefers to fry the eggs and add them after the pizzas are cooked. She managed to break the yolks of both eggs! Nevertheless, I greatly enjoyed my dinner.

1st June 2021 - Home, Munich.

Bread And Butter Pudding

For dinner tonight I made a green salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, spring onions, avocado and feta) and an egg salad, which we ate with burger buns.

I also made a bread and butter pudding. I used Stevia instead of sugar, but unfortunately the Stevia gave it an odd taste, so I won't be doing that again.

31st May 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made an asparagus risotto.

It was a great success, and we will definitely make it again.

30th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

My Burger Sheryl's Burger

Our planned dinner tonight was vegetarian burgers, but the shops were sold out of the fake burgers that we like (the Sensational Burger), and we don't like any of the others that we have tried. Instead we bought some minced beef, and I made real meat burgers.

I had a rye burger bun, with mustard, soft blue cheese (castello) and a sliced pickled gherkin; Sheryl had her usual brioche bun, with soft goat-cheese and Rucola (rocket salad or arugula).

We also tried to recreate the tomato and red-onion salad that we get from the Rusticana restaurant; it turned out pretty well.

30th May 2021 - Isabelle and Marcus', Munich.

For brunch today we were invited downstairs to Isabelle and Marcus' apartment.

We took freshly baked (by Sheryl) scones (plain, date and cheese), some gruyère cheese, clotted cream, jams and marmite.

Isabelle provided a nice selection of bread, salami, ham, smoked salmon, cheese, fruit salad and a banana cake.

Their son Erik enjoyed the scones, both with jam and cream, and also with butter and marmite. More surprising was that Isabelle liked them with butter and marmite (people who first try marmite as an adult usually don't like it).

29th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Falafel Wrap

We made falafel wraps for dinner tonight, filled with tzatziki, lettuce, tomatoes, hot sauce and feta.

We bought the falafel at the kebab restaurant in the shopping mall earlier in the day.

29th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today I made banana and cinnamon pancakes, which were lovely.

28th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Curry night again, so I cooked a Butter Chicken, with mushrooms added, which we ate with some Indian bread (naan and onion kulcha) that we had in the freezer.

It was really delicious.

27th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Feta And Tomato Pasta

For dinner tonight I cooked pasta with feta & cherry tomatoes. I also added some Dijon mustard to enhance the flavour of the tomatoes and the feta.

It was especially delicious this time, and we ate every scrap.

26th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a vegetable stir fry: noodles, carrots, broccoli, leek, mushrooms, snow-peas, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, oyster sauce, plum wine and sambal oelek.

It was very tasty.

26th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today we had beans and poached eggs on toast.

25th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we shared a pizza topped with Italian sausage and red-onion.

25th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today Sheryl had a tuna sandwich with mayonnaise and cheese, and I had a sausage sandwich with mustard.

24th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked pasta al Fredo with steamed broccoli; as always, simply delicious.

24th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cinnamon Roll Iced Cinnamon Roll

Because Sheryl is currently in quarantine, she has been eating brunch at home.

Today we had cinnamon rolls, which we had in the freezer, leftover from the last time she made them.

23rd May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Fake Chicken Enchiladas With Salsa Verde

For dinner tonight Sheryl cooked enchiladas, using a vegetarian meat substitute, with salsa verde.

23rd May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Veg And Dip

Today for brunch we had vegetables, plus some crisps (chips), with French-onion dip.

22nd May 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, spring onion, fresh figs and walnuts) topped with warm goat-cheese, and served with home-made bread-rolls.

It was great, and we finished it all.

22nd May 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I made toasted cheese (cheddar) and branston pickle sandwiches.

21st May 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our Friday night curry, I made a chicken redang, served with coconut rice.

20th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Spaghetti And Meat-Balls

For dinner tonight I cooked spaghetti and meat-balls, using the meat-balls in spicy tomato sauce from the freezer that I cooked a few weeks ago.

It was really lovely.

19th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Zucchini And Hummus Wrap

For dinner tonight we made wraps with zucchini and hummus (plus some lettuce, tomato, cheese, hot sauce and sour cream).

The hummus was Sheryl's home-made green olive hummus.

18th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Our dinner tonight was the leftover chicken pot-pie from Sunday.

17th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Fake-Meat Tacos

For dinner tonight we made tacos (hard-shell tacos), using soya-based gyro-flavoured meat substitute, plus lettuce, tomato, avocado, grated cheddar, hot sauce and sour cream.

The fake meat was surprisingly good (although rather too much of it; there was not enough room for the other fillings in the tacos).

16th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Pot Pie

For tonight's dinner I made a chicken pot pie.

I put spring onions, carrots, sweetcorn and peas in the pie, and flavoured it with garlic, onion powder, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili, cardamom and coriander.

It was really tasty.

16th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Crumpets

For brunch today I made crumpets.

We ate them with cheese (and marmite, for me). Sheryl also had some with nutella.

Sheryl had half a grapefruit before we started on the crumpets; I am not allowed grapefruit because I am taking statins.

15th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salmon Cakes And Mashed Butternut Squash

For dinner tonight Sheryl made salmon cakes. I made some mashed butternut squash, and home-made tartar sauce, to go with it.

15th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

For today's brunch I made scrambled eggs on toast.

14th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Badam Pasanda With Naan Bread

For our dinner, as it was our curry night, I cooked chicken badam pasanda which we ate with some naan bread and some onion kulcha.

Tonight's curry was especially good.

14th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Banana Pancakes

For brunch today I made banana pancakes.

They were good, but would have been better with a second banana (we only had one).

13th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Penne With Zucchini, Mint And Ricotta

For dinner tonight I cooked penne with zucchini (courgettes), mint and ricotta.

It is very simple to make, and absolutely delicious.

12th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Thai Chicken Ramen

Tonight I cooked Thai chicken ramen; always delicious.

11th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Beluga Lentils In A Creamy Curry Sauce With Tandoori Prawns

For dinner tonight I cooked beluga lentils in a creamy curry sauce, topped with tandoori prawns.

10th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made a salad, served with egg salad and home-made bread-rolls.

9th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Fusilli With Pesto

For our dinner tonight I cooked fusilli with pesto.

Sheryl made the pesto using a mixture of basil and spinach.

9th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

This morning for our brunch Sheryl baked cinnamon rolls (like cinnabons).

This batch were the best ever: soft and moist, and very tasty.

8th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

We had some cauliflower left over from Monday's cauliflower cheese, so tonight I used it up for dinner, with some sausages.

The sausages were smoked, contained cheese, and were wrapped in bacon.

I garnished the cauliflower with some grated parmesan.

It was really delicious.

8th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today I made poached eggs on toast.

I got the eggs just right.

It would have been even better if I had made eggs Benedict, served with bacon, but we had bacon-wrapped sausages scheduled for dinner, and eggs Benedict are just too high in fat.

7th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Satay

For dinner tonight I cooked a chicken satay curry, served with rice.

We ate every scrap, and ended up feeling really stuffed.

6th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner I made a salad (lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, spring onion, avocado and thinly sliced radishes) topped with baked camembert and served with home-made bread-rolls.

5th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Mushroom Risotto

I cooked a mushroom risotto for dinner tonight, made with frozen mixed "forest mushrooms", champignons and some truffle oil.

4th May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Penne Al Arabiata

Our dinner tonight was penne al Arabiata; quick, easy, tasty and reliable.

3rd May 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked cauliflower cheese.

I used cheddar, pecorino, cream cheese, butter, cream, garlic powder and mustard in the in the sauce.

2nd May 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tomato And Goat-Cheese Galette

For our dinner tonight we made a galette, filled with cherry tomatoes and goat-cheese.

It is quite a bit of work, but worth it.

2nd May 2021 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today we bought croissants from the Saphir bakery.

Their croissants are so wonderful!

1st May 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight Sheryl made quesadillas, filled with grated cheddar and home-made refried beans, served with vegan chili from the freezer, guacamole and sour cream.

1st May 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I made toasted camembert and branston pickle sandwiches. We had some radishes with French-onion dip on the side.

30th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I raided the freezer for some curries (butter chicken, chicken badam pasanda, and a pumpkin and red lentil curry) and served a thali, which we ate with some naan bread, also from the freezer.

29th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our dinner tonight we had a selection of dim sum from the freezer.

28th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Pizzas

For dinner tonight I heated up two frozen pizzas. Sheryl's was a spinach pizza, which I topped with two eggs; mine was a 4-cheeses pizza, topped with tuna and some anchovies.

I had a piece of Sheryl's pizza, and she had a slice of mine.

They were very tasty.

27th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner I cooked an omelette (a six-egg omelette, to share, filled with spring onion, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and camembert cheese), which we ate with some home-made bread-rolls.

It was very tasty.

26th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made a salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, spring onion, avocado and feta), topped with tandoori chicken and served with home-made bread-rolls.

It was delicious, although we didn't manage to finish it.

25th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cacio e Pepe Cacio e Pepe

Tonight Sheryl cooked something that we saw on a food show ("Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy"): cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper).

This is a very simple dish: pasta, butter, cheese (pecorino and parmesan), some of the water that the pasta was cooked in and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.

It was very nice (and quick and easy to make), although next time we cook it we will add even more cheese.

In addition to the TV show, we used input from the Food Network recipe

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25th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today Sheryl baked scones: half of them with dates, and half with cheese (parmesan, cheddar and gruyère).

They turned out especially well: not too crumbly, and very tasty.

24th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked salmon filets braised in white wine and served with steamed broccoli and home-made tartar sauce.

24th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I made scrambled eggs, served on home-made bread rolls.

23rd April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Butter Chicken And Indian Bread

For tonight's dinner I cooked a butter chicken, which we ate with some Indian bread (naan and onion kulcha) that Sheryl bought at the Swagat restaurant on her way home.

The butter chicken was really good; probably the best that I have cooked so far (I put a little more chili powder in it this time, and didn't add so much water, so the sauce was thicker).

22nd April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Capellini With Prawns And Asparagus

Because the asparagus season has now started, I cooked capellini with prawns and asparagus for dinner.

It was really delicious.

21st April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Our dinner tonight was some lentil soup from the freezer, with vegan wiener sausages, served with some bread rolls from the Saphir bakery.

20th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner I made a vegetable (carrots, leek, mushrooms, broccoli and snow peas) stir-fry.

The sauce was made with soy ketchup, oyster sauce, sambal oelek, garlic and ginger paste, a beef bouillon cube and some rosé wine.

It turned out very well.

19th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a salad (lettuce, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, fresh figs and walnuts) topped with warm goat-cheese, with home-made bread-rolls.

18th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Spaghetti And Meatballs

For dinner tonight I cooked capellini with meatballs (loosely based on chef Pasquale's YouTube recipe) in a spicy tomato sauce.

It is ages since we last had meatballs, and we really enjoyed them.

There was enough left over to freeze for dinner another day.

18th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Eggs Benedict On Toast

For today's brunch I made eggs Benedict on toast. Sadly, we had no bacon to go with them.

17th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Fish Tacos

For dinner tonight we made fish (salmon) tacos, using soft-shelled tacos, and filled with feta, a red onion and white cabbage slaw with a tequila marinade, and avocado and sour-cream sauce.

The salmon was made with a chipotle rub.

It was lovely, and very filling.

17th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Blueberry Pancakes

For our brunch today I made blueberry pancakes.

16th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Badam Pasanda

For dinner tonight I cooked a chicken badam pasanda, with rice.

It was, as always, delicious.

There was enough left over to freeze, to use in a thali in a few weeks time.

15th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made baked feta and cherry tomato pasta, using farfalle (bow-tie pasta).

It was lovely, although there was too much for us the finish.

14th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made a butternut squash risotto. Unfortunately, I forgot to add garlic, but it still tasted fine.

13th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Ravioli In Mushroom Sauce

Tonight I cooked ravioli (actually girasoli, bought at the supermarket) in mushroom sauce.

The girasoli were stuffed with ricotta, spinach and mascarpone.

It was delicious, and we ate every scrap.

12th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Caesar Salad And Bun

For dinner tonight I made a caesar salad, topped with mustard and tarragon chicken.

To avoid complaints from Sheryl, I served two dressings: one without anchovies, for Sheryl, and one with anchovies, for me.

It was delicious, but the kitchen stank of garlic (one of the ingredients of caesar salad dressing) afterwards.

11th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Burger And Fries

For dinner tonight we made vegetarian burgers and French fries.

As usual, Sheryl had a brioche burger bun, and I had a malted rye bun.

In my burger I had soft blue cheese, Dijon mustard and pickled gherkin; Sheryl had goat-cheese, mustard and rocket salad.

Dinner was very tasty.

Nowadays we very rarely eat potatoes, in an effort to reduce carbs, but we had some left over, that we bought for Easter dinner.

11th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today I made scrambled eggs, served on burger buns.

10th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Thali And Onion Kulcha

For dinner tonight we had a thali, made with some leftover curries that we had in the freezer (butter chicken, chicken redang, and pumpkin and red lentil curry), which we ate with some Indian bread (naan and onion kulcha).

10th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl baked scones, some plain and some with cheese (a mixture of cheddar and parmesan), for our brunch today.

As always, they were delicious.

9th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Falafel And Hummus Wraps

For dinner tonight we made falafel and hummus wraps, using falafel that we bought from a kepab shop today, and Sheryl's home-made green olive hummus.

They were filled with lettuce, tomato, grated cheddar and sour cream. Sheryl also added hot sauce; I used some chili flakes.

They were very tasty, but very filling.

9th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Scotch Egg - Whole Scotch Egg - Cut

For our brunch today we made Scotch eggs (2 each); something that Sheryl has been wanting to try for a while (being English, I have eaten Scotch eggs many times before).

They were a great success, and Sheryl really liked them, so we will definitely make them again.

They were very filling.

8th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Quesadillas With Veg. Chili, Sour-Cream And Guacamole

For dinner tonight Sheryl cooked the quesadillas that were postponed from last week.

The quesadillas were filled with freshly made refried beans and grated cheddar, and served with some of the vegetarian chili that I made last week, sour-cream and guacamole.

They were lovely; my favourite Mexican meal.

7th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked pasta (capellini) with steamed broccoli and al Fredo sauce.

It was delicious and very filling.

7th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today we finished off the last of the cold roast duck in sandwiches.

There was a lot of meat, and we were stuffed afterwards.

6th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Groestl

For dinner tonight I cooked a Tiroler Gröstl, made with leftover duck, red-onions, and snow-peas, served with a poached egg on top.

We haven't had this for ages, because we very rarely eat potatoes nowadays. It was lovely.

5th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tortiglioni Al Arabiata

For dinner tonight I cooked tortiglioni al Arabiata.

5th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Croissantsv And Truffle Pate

For our brunch today I had ordered croissants from the Saphir bakery across the street, which we ate with some truffle paté. I also had some Roquefort cheese in the fridge that I finished up on a croissant.

I had also ordered a Rosinenschnecke (Danish pastry), which we shared.

4th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Roast Duck Macarons

For dinner tonight I cooked a roast duck with stuffing (bread, onion, figs, mushrooms and thyme), served with roast potatoes and green beans.

With our food we drank a bottle of Haut Medoc (red wine from France), which wasn't quite as good as I had hoped.

For dessert we had some of the macarons (some raspberry and some oreo flavoured) that Sheryl made yesterday.

Dinner was lovely; luckily my appetite had recovered, after several days of not being able to eat much.

4th April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Devilled Eggs, Veg And Dip

For our brunch today we had deviled eggs, vegetables (cucumber, radishes, tomatoes and celery for Sheryl) crisps (chips) and French-onion dip.

We each had a glass of buck's fizz (mimosa) with our food.

3rd April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Red-Lentil And Pumpkin Curry

For dinner tonight Sheryl cooked a red-lentil and pumpkin curry, from a recipe that she found online. We ate it with some roti.

It was not bad, but not very spicy and too runny; the recipe needs to be fine-tuned.

For dessert Sheryl made chocolate lava-cakes.

I didn't eat much, because I was feeling very unwell.

3rd April 2021 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today we had avocado on toast, and then some slices of a Fladenbrot (a German Easter bread containing dried fruit and nuts).

The Fladenbrot was rather dry and not particularly good.

2nd April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Sushi And Sasimi

For dinner tonight we had sushi and sasimi from Sushi Cent (the restaurants are still only allowed to do take-away, due to the lockdown).

With dinner we drank a bottle Pouilly-Fumé which we had been saving.

2nd April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Today for brunch we treated ourselves to a Bavarian breakfast: Weißwurst, pretzels, Obatzda and Weißbier.

It was really lovely, although the beer (only one glass each) really knocked us both for six.

Bavarian Breakfast Weisswurst Weisswurst, Pretzel And Obatzda

1st April 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight's planned dinner was quesadillas with chili sin carne. Unfortunately, Sheryl got home really late from work, and she makes the refried beans and cooks the quesadillas, so the plan had to be compromised.

I had already made the chili (using fake-meat); it was really good. I cooked some rice, to eat with the chili. We will have quesadillas another night, as there is plenty of leftover chili in the freezer.

31st March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Goat-Cheese, Figs And Walnuts

Tonight for dinner I made a salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, figs and walnuts) topped with warm goat-cheese and served with home-made bread-rolls.

30th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cashew Chicken

Tonight I cooked cashew chicken and rice (should have made saffron rice, but I forgot).

It was really delicious.

29th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Pasta With Ricotta, Zucchini and Mint

For dinner tonight I cooked pasta with zucchini, ricotta and mint: very quick and easy, and always delicious.

28th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we opted for something simple: pizzas.

We shared a small 4-cheeses pizza topped with spicy Italian sausage, and a Flamkuche (an Alsace-style pizza).

28th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today I made crumpets.

27th March 2021 - Isabelle and Markus', Munich.

For dinner tonight we had a curry with Markus and Isabelle.

I made a butter chicken and rice, and Sheryl went to the Swagat restaurant and bought a mix of starters: pakoras and samosas, and some India breads, and we took all the food downstairs to their place.

The starters were good; the butter chicken less so (a little runny, and the flavour was not quite right; strange, because I have cooked it several times and it was always good before).

27th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Today for brunch we had pop-tarts.

They were nothing special and not filling.

26th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, in an effort to make room in the freezer for the duck that we plan to buy tomorrow for dinner on Easter Sunday, we had Dim Sum for dinner: Teriyaki yakitori, glutinous rice balls with peanut stuffing, spring rolls, Shao Mei, leek dumplings, duck gyoza, a barbecue pork dumpling, etc.

Dim Sum Dim Sum Dim Sum

25th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Fake Chicken And Bread-Roll

I made a salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, spring onion, avocado and feta) for dinner tonight, topped with some fake chicken (soya-based) cooked in tarragon and mustard, and served with home-made bread-rolls.

The fake chicken was surprisingly good.

24th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a vegetable (broccoli, leek, mushroom and snow peas ) stir-fry with noodles.

This time I used soy ketchup, oyster sauce, plum wine and garlic and ginger paste in the sauce.

It was very good; better than the previous stir-fry made with Hoi Sin sauce.

23rd March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Quiche And Kohlrabi In Cheese Sauce

For dinner tonight we ate the left-over salmon, asparagus and leek quiche. This time I remembered to cook the kohlrabi, which I served in a cheese sauce.

It was lovely.

22nd March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Pasta Pesto

Tonight I cooked pasta pesto, using fusilli and the pesto that Sheryl made yesterday with a mixture of basil and spinach.

I felt that the pesto tasted too strongly of spinach (I am not a big fan of spinach).

21st March 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a quiche, with salmon, asparagus and leek.

I was also supposed to cook the kohlrabi that we had left over, but I forgot.

21st March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl made scones for brunch: half of them cheese, and half date.

This batch were especially good.

20th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we ate the vegetarian enchiladas that we had in the freezer, with some tomatoes, guacamole and sour cream.

They were delicious.

20th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Today for our brunch Sheryl made toated cheese (cheddar) and branston pickle sandwiches.

19th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Thai Chicken Ramen

Tonight I cooked Thai chicken ramen.

We didn't have any Thai ramen (tried to buy more at the Asian store on Saturday, but had to make do with some Chinese ribbon noodles). I thought the Chinese noodles worked well in the dish, but Sheryl said she preferred the ramen. Either way, it was delicious.

18th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Tacos

Tonight we made vegetarian tacos. Sheryl cooked up some vegetarian meat substitute with some spices. We filled the hard-shell tacos with the fake meat, tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, grated cheddar, a sprinkling of hot sauce and sour cream.

They were really enjoyable; we ate three each.

17th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked an omelette, filled with mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, spring onions and camembert cheese. We ate it with some home-made bread-rolls.

It was lovely.

16th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner we made hummus and zucchini wraps (with lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, cheese, hot sauce and sour cream).

They were very tasty, but we only had room for one each.

15th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salad, Tandoori Chicken And Bread-Roll

For dinner tonight I made a salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado and feta) with tandoori chicken, which we ate with some home-made bread-rolls: the meal originally planned for Sunday.

It was lovely.

Sheryl had also made a dessert: an experiment that was not a great success. She told me that she had found a recipe for bread and butter pudding, made with cinnamon rolls. She had some cinnamon rolls in the freezer (not yet cooked). I became concerned because of some odd questions, and referring to the recipe only made me more worried. It turned out that she was using a recipe for bread pudding (photo below-left; not the one she cooked), and thought it was the same as bread and butter pudding (photo below-right; one that I cooked in 2019). I don't really like bread pudding, but I love bread and butter pudding.

Bread Pudding Bread And Butter Pudding

14th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Our planned dinner this evening was salad with tandoori chicken (Sheryl's stomach was recovered enough to handle tandoori). I had the chicken cooking in the oven and was about to start making the salad when I realised that we had no tomatoes (kinda essential for a mixed salad) and no feta (we had already decided to substitute shaved parmesan), because we hadn't gone grocery shopping yesterday (in Germany there are no grocery shops open on Sunday).

Instead I cooked truffle pasta and tomato and truffle sauce (from a jar).

14th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I cooked banana pancakes, with lots of cinnamon.

Sheryl ate some of hers with maple syrup, and some with nutella. I ate mine with butter, and the last one with peanut butter.

13th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl and I were both rather unwell today, and weren't up to going grocery shopping. Sheryl also decided (probably rightly) that her dodgy stomach couldn't handle the tacos that we had planned for dinner. Instead we heated up a pizza from the freezer, topped with tinned tuna and a red-onion.

13th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I made poached eggs on home-made bread-rolls.

12th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Redang

For dinner tonight I cooked chicken redang, served with coconut rice.

Our latest batch of rawit chilis (also known as Birds-eye, Piri-Piri or Thai Chilis) are larger than the last batch, so the curry was properly spicy this time.

We thoroughly enjoyed it.

11th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Baked Feta And Tomato Pasta

Tonight I cooked Baked Feta And Tomato Pasta for our dinner.

I added some Dijon mustard to the sauce, which made it taste even better.

I used fusilli pasta.

10th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Baked Camembert

For dinner tonight I made a salad topped with baked camembert.

It was lovely, and we ate all of it.

The salad was supposed to have fresh figs in it. I forgot to add the figs, so Sheryl went to get the figs before we tucked in, only to find that they had gone mouldy in the four days since we bought them.

9th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Peking Duck Sushi Rice And Sesame

For dinner tonight we had Peking Duck, served with sushi rice topped with sesame seeds.

We hadn't eaten this for a while, because we are trying to eat less meat, and really enjoyed it.

8th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked pasta (capellini) with broccoli and Alfredo sauce for dinner.

It was lovely, but I could have done with a bit more sauce (even though I made extra sauce).

7th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

When we went grocery shopping on Saturday, Saibling (lake char) were on special offer, so we bought some for Sunday's dinner.

I poached them in wine, and served them with sweetcorn, kohlrabi and home-made tartar sauce.

They were actually very disappointing. When we had Saibling a few weeks ago, they were really tasty, but this batch were rather unimpressive.

6th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Enchiladas

For dinner tonight Sheryl made vegetarian enchiladas, with a vegan meat substitute, which we ate with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and sour cream.

They were delicious, and there were enough left over to freeze for another day.

6th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

For today's brunch we had poached eggs on bread (for me, home-made bread-rolls; for Sheryl, the last of her brioche burger buns).

5th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Badam Pasanda Onion Kulcha

For our regular Friday curry evening I cooked a chicken badam pasanda, which we ate with some Indian bread (onion kulcha) that we had in the freezer from a previous curry dinner.

4th March 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we made vegetarian burgers (with vegan meat-substitute patties) and zucchini fries topped with sour-cream sauce.

Sheryl had goat-cheese, fig jam and raw red onion in her brioche burger bun. I had soft blue cheese (castello), Dijon mustard and pickled gherkins in my rye burger bun , and some fried red-onions and mushrooms on the side.

The zucchini fries were nice, but the recipe needs to be fine-tuned.

3rd March 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked ravioli (stuffed with spinach and mozzarella) with a mushroom sauce.

2nd March 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner I cooked a lentil soup with vegan wiener sausages, served with burger buns.

1st March 2021 - Home, Munich.

Vegetable Stir Fry With Poached Egg

For dinner tonight I cooked a vegetable stir fry with noodles. We served it with a poached egg on top, which worked well; we will do that again.

At Sheryl's request I made the stir fry with hoisin, but next time I think I will use oyster sauce.

28th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Green Salad And Egg Salad

For our dinner tonight I made a green salad (lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, spring onions and feta) and an egg salad, which we ate with some home-made bread-rolls.

I had also planned to add avocado to the green salad, but I forgot.

28th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cheese Scone And Date Scone

For our brunch today Sheryl made scones: some cheese scones (using cheddar, parmesan and gruyère) and some date scones.

They were, as always, delicious.

27th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Fish Taco

For dinner tonight we made fish tacos (using soft taco shells), filled with marinaded fish (some salmon from the freezer), a slaw, radishes, feta and some avocado cream.

It is quite a lot of effort, and creates lots of dirty dishes, but is definitely worth it.

27th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I made scrambled eggs on toast.

26th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, for our regular curry dinner, I made a butter turkey.

Sheryl went to the local Swagat Indian restaurant, and bought vegetable pakoras for starters, and some Indian bread (a nann and an onion kulcha) to eat with the main course.

25th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Caulifower Cheese

Tonight I cooked cauliflower cheese, which we ate with home-made bread-rolls. It was delicious.

24th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we had the leftover quiche.

23rd February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked penne al Arabiata for dinner; quick, easy, healthy and always delicious.

22nd February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Quiche

For dinner tonight I cooked a quiche: not quite a classic quiche Lorraine, but with bacon, leeks and mushrooms.

It was very nice.

21st February 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight Sheryl cooked salmon cakes, and I cooked some kohlrabi and made some tartar sauce to go with the fish cakes.

Dinner was nice, but I was feeling unwell and had very little appetite, so I ate very little.

21st February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Crumpets

For our brunch today I cooked crumpets, which were lovely.

20th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Murgh Palak

Tonight Sheryl cooked dinner. She found a recipe for murgh palak (chicken with spinach), which she made with turkey instead of chicken.

It was not a great success. The recipe on YouTube had no quantities, so we had to guess all the amounts from watching the video. Also, the order and method of adding the ingredients seemed a little odd.

Sheryl also managed to burn the first batch of spices, and the kitchen still stinks from the burnt spices.

I guess we need to find a better recipe before we try this dish again.

19th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Mushroom Risotto

Tonight I made a mushroom risotto for dinner.

18th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

The plan for tonight's dinner was salmon cakes. Sheryl had a home office day, and we were going to go to the supermarket to get some fresh salmon, but she was too busy for us to go shopping early enough. Instead, we had a frozen pizza: a truffle pizza topped with some extra cheese.

17th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Baked Feta And Tomato Pasta

Tonight for dinner we tried out a new recipe: feta and cherry tomato pasta, made according to the viral recipe on TikTok.

It was really tasty; we will definitely make it again.

16th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Quesadilla Chili Guacamole And Sour Cream

For our dinner tonight Sheryl made quesadillas (filled with refried beans and grated cheese), served with vegetarian chili, guacamole and sour cream.

It was very tasty, but filling (one quesadilla per person is enough).

15th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Caesar Salad And Turkey

For dinner tonight I made a caesar salad, served with mustard and tarragon turkey and home-made bread-rolls.

Sheryl complained that the dressing tasted too strongly of anchovies (I only used one anchovy filet!), so she ended up eating the leftover galette instead.

14th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Ribs Steak And Baked Potato Tomato And Onion Salad

To celebrate Valentine's Day, we ordered food from the Rusticana: ribs and a filet steak, a baked potato and tomato and onion salad. I also had some coleslaw (bought at the supermarket yesterday) with mine.

We shared everything (except the coleslaw, which Sheryl hates).

It was really delicious, although they had changed their usual salad dressing (oil and vinegar) to a yoghurt dressing.

There were a few ribs left over: enough for a lunch later in the week.

For dessert, Sheryl made chocolate lava-cakes, which we ate with non-dairy cream substitute and raspberries; also delicious, except for the seeds in the raspberries, which got stuck in my teeth.

Chocolate Lava-Cake, Raspberries And Cream

14th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today we bought croissants from the Saphir bakery across the street, which we ate with cheeses: hard goat-cheese, truffle brie and gorgonzola.

We also shared a Rosinenschnecke (Danish pastry).

13th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we made a galette with cherry tomatoes and goat-cheese.

There was enough left over to save for lunch later in the week.

13th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Blueberry Pancakes

This morning for our brunch I made blueberry pancakes.

Sheryl ate hers with maple syrup; I ate mine with butter.

12th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Friday is our regular curry night, so tonight I cooked a turkey satay curry, served with rice.

11th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner I made penne with zucchini, ricotta and mint.

10th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, fresh figs and walnuts) with warm goat-cheese, which we ate with some bought bread rolls.

9th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight's dinner was the leftover turkey pot pie.

8th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Falafel Wrap

For dinner tonight we made falafel wraps, with hummus, tomatoes, falafel, grated cheese, lettuce and sour cream.

We bought the falafel at the supermarket; they were not as good as those from the kebab place in the shopping mall.

7th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Turkey Pot Pie

For tonight's dinner I made a turkey pot pie, with carrots, peas, sweetcorn, leek and mushrooms.

7th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Bavarian Breakfast Bavarian Breakfast

This morning, for brunch we treated ourselves to a Bavarian breakfast: Weißwurst (veal sausage), sweet mustard, pretzels, Obatzda and Weißbier (wheat beer).

This time I managed to properly control the water temperature, so the sausages didn't burst (the water mustn't boil).

6th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Thali

Tonight for dinner we had a thali: two curries (a butter chicken and a chicken redang) from the freezer, served with rice.

6th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Today for our brunch I cooked poached eggs on toast.

5th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked tortellini with mushroom sauce.

4th February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Butternut Squash Risotto

Tonight for dinner I made a butternut squash risotto.

I added some sun-dried tomatoes, for extra flavour.

It was very good.

3rd February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked Thai Chicken Ramen for dinner.

Delicious, as always.

2nd February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we made pasta pesto. Sheryl made the pesto (using basil and spinach), and I cooked the pasta (fusilli) and added the pesto.

1st February 2021 - Home, Munich.

Leftover Chicken, Salad And Bread

Tonight for dinner we had the leftover roast chicken from Saturday, with a salad and ciabatta bread.

31th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Lasagna

For dinner tonight I made lasagna. I made two: one for us, and one for Isabelle and Markus.

I made the Bolognese less spicy than usual, because I was worried that Isabelle and Markus' son Erik wouldn't eat it if it was too spicy.

31th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cheese Scones And Date Scones Cheese Scone With Camembert

For our brunch today Sheryl baked scones: some cheese, and some date scones.

They were lovely.

30th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Roast Chicken, Stuffing And Bread Salad

For dinner tonight I cooked a roast chicken, with mushroom stuffing and gravy, which we ate with a bread salad (a recipe that Sheryl got from a cooking show: croutons, wilted spring onions, toasted pine nuts and feldsalat/lamb's-lettuce).

30th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Vegetables And French Onion Dip

For our brunch today, Sheryl made vegetables (carrots, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and for her, celery) to go with some French-Onion Dip. We also had a few salt and vinegar crisps (chips) with the dip.

It was very tasty, and healthy (except for the crisps).

29th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight was our regular curry night. I made a thali, with two curries that we had in the freezer: a chicken badam pasanda and a butter paneer.

We ate the thali with some Indian bread (a naan and an onion kulcha) that we had in the freezer.

28th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked salmon poached in white wine, and kohlrabi. I also made tartar sauce (so much better than buying ready-made tartar sauce).

27th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a selection of Dim Sum (steamed and fried).

It is easy, quick and very tasty, but there are always loads of dirty dishes afterwards: more than one load for the dishwasher.

26th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

This evening Sheryl made quesadillas (filled with cheese and refried beans), which we ate with some vegetarian chili (from the freezer), guacamole (bought) and sour cream.

25th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Penne Al Arabiata

This evening I cooked Penne al Arabiata for dinner, which was lovely, as always.

24th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Haggis And Swede

Today for dinner we had haggis and mashed swede.

The haggis was from a tin, bought several months ago.

The haggis was very disappointing: it was just the haggis filling, not in a skin, and the taste was nothing special. I have eaten haggis before, in Scotland, and it was much better than this tinned version, with lots of flavour.

24th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I made poached eggs on toast.

Normally we would have had home-made bread-rolls instead of toast, but I haven't made any for a while, because there is no room in the freezer to put bread-rolls (they don't keep fresh for long, so most of them need to be frozen).

23rd January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Goat-Cheese, Figs And Walnuts

For dinner tonight I made a salad with lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, fresh figs and walnuts, topped with warm goat-cheese, with the last of our burger buns on the side.

It was really delicious.

23rd January 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I made toasted sandwiches filled with mature cheddar cheese and branston pickle.

22nd January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Turkey Badam Pasanda And Onion Kulcha

For dinner tonight I cooked a turkey badam pasanda, which we ate with Indian bread (an onion kulcha, bought from the Swagat restaurant).

We had some papadums as a starter.

My bag of garam masala was nearly empty, making it difficult to measure out accurately, and the resulting curry was a bit heavy on the garam masala.

21st January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight our dinner was a 4-cheeses pizza from the freezer, topped with tinned tuna and red-onions.

20th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked pasta (capellini) with steamed broccoli and Alfredo sauce.

19th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Burger

Tonight we made vegetarian burgers for dinner, filled with "Sensational Burger" vegetarian patties (the only brand that we have found so far that we like).

I filled my rye bun with mustard, blue cheese (castello), a pickled gherkin, lettuce and mayonnaise, and had some coleslaw and fried red-onion on the side.

Sheryl filled her brioche bun with mustard, rucola (rocket-salad/arugula), mayonnaise, goat-cheese, raw red-onion and cranberry sauce, and had beetroot on the side.

We had some salt and vinegar crisps (chips) with our burgers.

They were nice, although very messy to eat, but not as good as they would have been with beef patties.

18th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Bun

Tonight I cooked an omelette, filled with mushrooms, tomatoes, spring onion and camembert, which we ate with more of the burger buns.

17th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

I made a salad for dinner tonight: lettuce, tomato, cucumber, avocado and feta. We ate it topped with mustard and tarragon turkey, and with bread-rolls (burger buns, bought for our vegetarian burgers on Tuesday).

17th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Croissants And Krapfen

For our brunch today we had croissants (bought from Ihle bakery, because the Saphir is closed) and a Krapfen (German for dough-nut) to share.

We ate the croissants with a selection of nice cheeses (Roquefort, goat-cheese and camembert), bought yesterday at the supermarket, although Sheryl finished off with nutella.

The croissants were nice, bit not as good as those from the Saphir.

16th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Chili With Rice, Cheese And Sour Cream

For our dinner tonight I cooked a vegetarian chili, which we ate with rice, plus grated cheese and sour cream on top.

It was really tasty.

16th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Banana Pancakes

Today for our brunch I made banana pancakes. I ate mine with butter, and Sheryl ate hers with maple syrup.

15th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a butter turkey for dinner, which we ate with an onion kulcha (Indian bread).

We had vegetable samosas as our starter.

14th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salmon With Pesto And Kohlrabi

For dinner tonight we cooked salmon with pesto on a bed on green beans (baked in the oven), accompanied with kohlrabi in a mild cheese sauce.

We hadn't had this dish for a long time, and greatly enjoyed it.

13th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked pasta (penne) with zucchini, mint and ricotta.

12th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Butternut Squash Risotto

Tonight I cooked a butternut squash risotto for dinner.

It was delicious.

This time I made a smaller quantity, so there was not enough left to freeze; risotto is always best when it is freshly made.

11th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we made wraps filled with hummus (which Sheryl made on Sunday), falafel (bought), lettuce, tomato, feta, hot sauce and sour cream.

They were very tasty. The sour cream made them moist (falafel are otherwise too dry).

They were very filling, and we each only managed to eat one.

10th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Goat-Cheese

Tonight I made a salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, fresh figs and walnuts) topped with warm goat-cheese, which we ate with home-made bread-rolls.

We hadn't had this particular salad for a while, and really enjoyed it.

10th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cinnamon Rolls

This morning for brunch, Sheryl baked cinnamon rolls (like the famous cinnabons from the company of the same name, in the USA).

This time she reduced the baking time from 20 to 15 minutes, and they were perfect; soft on the outside.

9th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Turkey Satay

For dinner tonight I cooked a turkey satay curry, served with rice.

As always, it was delicious.

9th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Scrambled Eggs On Toast

For brunch today I made scrambled eggs on toast, partly to use up some egg whites that we had in the fridge, which is why the scrambled eggs look a little pale.

8th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Cashew Turkey

For dinner tonight I cooked cashew turkey, served with saffron rice, which was really tasty.

I managed to eat it with chopsticks; my right hand was working fairly well tonight.

7th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Bolognese

Tonight, for dinner, I cooked a vegetarian Bolognese, made with a pea-based meat substitute, which we ate with capellini (thin, quick cooking spaghetti). Well, it was vegetarian until I added an Oxo (beef bouillon) cube.

The fake-meat was surprisingly sweet, but definitely better for bolognese than the soy-based one that we usually buy. Even so, neither of us wanted seconds.

7th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Today our brunch was avocado on toast.

6th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked cauliflower cheese. The cheese sauce was made with butter, cream, cream cheese, parmesan, gruyère, cheddar, some soft blue cheese, mustard and garlic powder, and was delicious. We had some home-made bread-rolls with the cauliflower cheese.

6th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today we had toasted cheese (cheddar) and branston pickle sandwiches.

5th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked lentil soup with vegan sausages.

5th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Vegetables And Cheese Log

For our brunch today we had a cheese log (made with goat-cheese and cream-cheese coated in nuts and bacon pieces), which we ate with some raw vegetables and crackers.

It was nice (although not as good as the French onion dip) and very filling.

4th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight Sheryl made fish tacos: hard-shell tacos filled with salmon in a chipotle marinade.

They were really excellent.

4th January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Eggs Benedict And Bacon

For our brunch today I made eggs Benedict on home-made bread-roll, with some bacon.

It was delicious, although it doesn't fit with our healthy eating plan.

3rd January 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, fresh figs and walnuts), topped with baked camembert, which we ate with home-made bread-rolls.

It was lovely.

2nd January 2021 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we had Dim Sum. I addition to a selection of bought frozen Dim Sum, we had a go at making a version of Tim Ho Wan's pork buns, using this recipe.

We had the pork buns in one of Tim Ho Wan's restaurants in Taipei, and they were really great. Our first attempt at making them at home was not a great success: they were too large and misshapen. We will certainly try to make them again, though.

2nd January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Perfect Crumpets

For our brunch today I made crumpets. This time they worked really well, because I got the temperature of the pan just right.

Fresh home-made crumpets are so much better than any that you can buy in a shop.

1st January 2021 - Home, Munich.

Totellini With Mushroom Sauce

We were supposed to have salad for dinner tonight, but ran out of lettuce, so I made tortellini (filled with mozzarella and spinach - bought at the supermarket) with a mushroom sauce (champignons and frozen mixed wald pilzen - "forest mushrooms" - flavoured with nutmeg and some truffle oil) for dinner.

1st January 2021 - Home, Munich.

For our first brunch of 2021, Sheryl prepared vegetables (celery, cucumber, tomatoes and carrots) and French onion dip. We had a few tortilla chips with it.

31st December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Take Away Sushi Albarino

Tonight we treated ourselves to take-away sushi from Sushi Cent. With out dinner we drank the bottle of Albarino (a white wine with a strong taste of peaches) which we brought back from New Zealand, which was really delicious.

31st December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Blueberryv Pancakes

This morning I cooked blueberry pancakes for our brunch.

30th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Redang With Coconut Rice

Tonight for dinner I cooked chicken redang with coconut rice; always delicious.

29th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Roll

Tonight I cooked an omelette, filled with spring onions, tomatoes, mushrooms and the last of our truffle brie, which we ate with home-made bread-rolls.

28th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Mexican Pizza

Sheryl was very upset to hear that Taco Bell had taken Mexican Pizza (made with tortillas) off of their menu, and has been craving one ever since.

She found a recipe online, and that was our dinner tonight (made with vegan meat substitute instead of beef).

It was delicious, although very filling; neither of us managed to finish ours.

27th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Our dinner tonight was pasta pesto.

We were out of fusilli, which is what we usually have with the pesto, so I used tortiglioni instead.

26th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner today we had leftovers. I had some cold roast duck and stuffing, cheese (Gruyère), pickles, coleslaw and bread-rolls. Sheryl made a toasted sandwich with duck, cheese (Rambol) and cranberry sauce.

26th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today we had some cheese, with home-made bread-rolls.

25th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Christmas Dinner

Our Christmas dinner was roast duck with stuffing, red cabbage and swede.

The swede was not a great success. We have been trying to get swede for ages, and it was never available. Finally Sheryl found one, but it was rather odd, and didn't taste so good.

Everything else was delicious, though.

We had a very nice bottle of Haut Medoc with or dinner.

For dessert Sheryl had made a Bûche de Noël (Yule Log), which was very tasty.

Roast Duck With Stuffing Haut Medoc

25th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Christmas Breakfast

For our Christmas Day brunch we had vegetables (carrots, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and for Sheryl, celery) and a few crisps/chips, with French Onion Dip.

We each had a glass of prosecco with fruit juice with our food.

24th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a Caesar Salad with mustard and tarragon chicken, served with home-made bread-rolls.

24th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Croissants And Cheeses

For brunch today we had pre-ordered croissants from the Saphir bakery across the street.

We also had a selection of cheeses from the Edeka-Simmel supermarket: truffle brie, Rambol (walnut cheese), Norwegian Ost (caramel cheese - the brown cheese in the photo), mature Gruyère and Gorgonzola.

It was all delicious.

23rd December 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we shared a pizza from the freezer, topped with some of Sheryl's home-made spicy Italian sausage and some red onion.

I had some coleslaw with mine.

23rd December 2020 - Home, Munich.

For brunch Sheryl made an oatmeal-based breakfast with bananas and peanut butter; I had avocado mashed on toast, sprinkled with some aceto balsamico.

22nd December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Quinoa With Garlic, Mushrooms And Cheese

For dinner tonight Sheryl cooked something experimental: Quinoa With Garlic, Mushrooms And Cheese.

Despite all the tasty ingredients, the result was not good. Sheryl ate most of hers, but I could only force down about three mouthfulls, and then ate some of the leftover meatballs and a pretzel that was left from our Bavarian breakfast on Sunday.

22nd December 2020 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today we made toasted sandwiches (cheddar and branston pickle).

21st December 2020 - Home, Munich.

TurkeyMeatballsWithSpicyTomatoSauceAndPastaDec2020

For dinner tonight I made turkey meatballs (loosely based on chef Pasquale's recipe, here on YouTube).

We ate them with pasta (capellini) and my spicy tomato sauce, garnished with parmesan.

They were OK, but nowhere near as good as if made with pork and beef. Also, because turkey contains less fat, they stuck to the baking tray (I should have used some greaseproof paper, which is also known as baking parchment).

21st December 2020 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today I made banana pancakes, to use up some very ripe bananas.

Sheryl at hers with either maple syrup or nutella; I ate mine with butter.

20th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Turkey Enchiladas With Salsa Verde

Sheryl decided to cook a different kind of enchiladas for dinner, with turkey and salsa verde ("green sauce").

We ate them with some lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and guacamole (bought, not home-made).

They were very good, and a little less filling than her usual enchiladas.

We had one enchilada left over, which we put in the freezer.

20th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Bavarian Breakfast

This morning we had a Bavarian breakfast: Weißwurst, sweet mustard, pretzels, Obatzda and Weißbier.

Unfortunately I allowed the water to boil, while cooking the Weißwurst (the water should be just below boiling), and some of them split, but they still tasted great.

19th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I heated up the rest of the boar stew from the freezer, which we ate with some garlic puff-pastry triangles that we bought recently from the supermarket.

It was lovely; stews and curries are often improved by being frozen.

For dessert we each had a mince-pie with some cream.

19th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Home-Made Bread-Rolls

This morning I made poached eggs, served on home-made bread-rolls, for brunch.

18th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Paneer Butter Masala

Tonight I cooked a paneer butter masala (like a butter chicken, but with Indian cheese instead of chicken), using this YouTube recipe video.

Sheryl went to the Swagat restaurant and bought vegetable samosas for starter, and a naan bread and an onion kulcha to eat with the main course.

It was nice, but I definitely prefer butter chicken.

17th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Mustard And Taragon Chicken And Bread-Roll

Tonight for dinner I made a salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, spring onion, avocado and shaved parmesan), served with some home-made bread-rolls.

16th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner we had a selection of dim sum from the freezer.

15th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I heated up a vegetarian chili from the freezer, topped with sour cream and grated cheese, which we ate with home-made bread-rolls.

14th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked salmon, braised in white wine, with sauté potatoes, and kohlrabi served in some butter.

I also made some tartar sauce to go with the fish.

It was lovely.

Afterwards we had some cheese on the crackers that Sheryl baked yesterday.

13th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Dinner tonight was a great disappointment.

We tried making Raviolo Al Uovo, using a recipe from Anne Burrell, and they didn't work.

We have made them a few times before, and although it is quite a bit of effort, they had always worked fine.

This time, however, there was something wrong with the ricotta (it had separated a bit). This meant that the mixture of ricotta, grated parmesan, whole eggs and parsley was too runny. You are supposed to be able to make little nests in the raviolo, into which you place an egg yolk, but the mix was far too runny. I tried several things to thicken it up, without success.

In the end, we sealed up the raviolo with just the cheese and egg mix inside, and served them with poached eggs on top, but it was not the same.

When they work, the egg yolk runs out when you cut into them, and they taste wonderful.

13th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Home-Made Crackers

Today Sheryl recreated the lovely crackers that we had in New Zealand, using a recipe she found online.

They contain figs, pistachios, flax seeds, and lots more.

They were pretty simple, and taste great.

The photo was taken just after they came out of the oven from their second bake.

13th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Home-Made Crumpets

For brunch today I cooked crumpets.

12th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Thali With Roti

Dinner tonight was a thali (satay curry, badam pasanda and butter chicken), eaten with some bought roti (Indian bread) that we found in the freezer, which needed to be eaten up.

For dessert we each had a mince-pie with cream (actually non-dairy cream substitute).

It was lovely, but I ate too much, and felt rather sick afterwards.

12th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

This morning for brunch we had avocado mashed on toast.

Sheryl likes malt vinegar on hers; I prefer aceto balsamico. Salt and pepper is always essential, too.

11th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Pasta With Walnut Paste And Broccoli

For dinner tonight we tried out a vegetarian pasta recipe that I found on Flipboard.

The recipe involves making a paste of toasted walnuts and olive oil, fried with some broccoli.

I thought the flavour was OK; Sheryl less so. The main problem was that it was really dry, because there is no sauce.

I don't think I will cook it again.

11th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Eggs Benedict, with bacon, served on home-made bread-rolls

For brunch today I made eggs Benedict, with bacon, served on home-made bread-rolls.

They were really lovely (although, of course, incredibly unhealthy), especially as we haven't had them for ages.

10th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

vegetarian enchiladas lettuce, tomato, avocado and sour cream

Tonight for dinner we heated up some vegetarian enchiladas from the freezer, with some lettuce, tomato, avocado and sour cream.

They were lovely.

9th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Our dinner tonight was some lentil soup from the freezer, with vegetarian Wiener sausages added, and served with some home-made bread-rolls.

There wasn't so much of the soup, so I stretched it a bit with extra liquid, tomato purée, cumin and a chicken stock-cube.

8th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Tandoori Prawns And Bread Roll

For dinner tonight I made a salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, avocado and feta) topped with tandoori prawns, which we ate with some home-made bread-rolls.

7th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Hummus And Falafel Wrap

Tonight we made hummus and falafel wraps, with some of Sheryl's awesome green-olive flavoured hummus.

The falafel (bought from the supermarket) contained pumpkin in addition to the usual chickpeas, and tasted great.

We added lettuce, tomato, feta, pickled red-onions and hot sauce to the wraps.

It was all very tasty, and very filling; I couldn't finish my second wrap.

6th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Jackfruit Stir-Fry

Tonight's dinner was another experiment, in our ongoing search for substitutes for meat in our diet.

We had read a couple of news articles about how unripe jackfruit can be used instead of meat, and saw some (teriyaki flavoured jackfruit) at the supermarket, so we decided to give it a try.

I cooked a stir-fry with the jackfruit, snow peas, onions, mushrooms, broccoli and noodles.

I tasted it before serving, and really didn't like the taste, so I added soy sauce and plum wine to the dish to hide the taste of the jackfruit, but it was still not good: too sweet and with an odd taste. The other ingredients all tasted great.

We managed to finish the stir-fry, but we will not be repeating that experiment.

6th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Date Scones And Cheese Scone Cheese Scone With Butter And Marmite

For today's brunch, Sheryl baked scones: half of them with cheese and half with dates.

They were, as always, absolutely delicious.

I had marmite on my cheese scones.

5th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Vegetable Samosa And Pickles Turkey Badam Pasanda, Naan And Onion Kulcha

For dinner tonight I cooked a turkey badam pasanda.

Sheryl went to the Kerala restaurant and bought vegetable samosas for starters, and Indian bread (naan and an onion kulcha) to eat with thee main course.

The badam pasanda was really excellent; the other parts of the meal, from the Kerala, were dreadful.

Usually we have bought our Indian bread and starters from the Swagat restaurant, a 200m walk from home. Their bread is good, although their evening menu main-meals are not so good (all colour but no flavour), and their samosas are a bit variable in quality. Recently, however, the Kerala moved into a location on the Prinzregentenplatz, only 100m from our apartment. We have eaten at the Kerala a few times, at their previous location, and found it to be good, if you are careful about what you order.

Tonight, however, our samosas were dried out and shrivelled, as if they had been kept warm for hours, and the bread was dry (making it difficult to use to pick up the curry), as if it wasn't fresh.

We will be taking our business back to the Swagat.

4th December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we took part in an online cooking course, organised by Sheryl's work and given by their caterers, Stromberg (actually by Mr. Stromberg himself).

The course covered two dishes: a vegetarian pasta meal, and a dish using turkey breast. We opted to cook the turkey dish.

The whole course lasted 2 hours! Mr. Stromberg likes the sound of his own voice; as we say in England, "more rabbit than Sainsbury's", as in the song by Chas & Dave:

"You won't stop talking"

"Why don't you give it a rest?"

"You've got more rabbit than Sainsbury's."

The turkey first had to receive a spice rub, and was then cooked sous vide for an hour. In the meantime, we prepared and roasted the mixed vegetables: in our case, carrots, a Jerusalem artichoke, a Hokkaido pumpkin and a parsnip. While the vegetables were roasting we also made a sauce of olive oil and parsley for the vegetables.

The turkey breast was very tender and quite tasty; the roast vegetables, were OK; the parsley sauce was nasty. Our main complaints were the time it took to cook, and the fact that there was no sauce for the meat, making the whole thing very dry. Given the amount of time to prepare and cook it, I had higher expectations. We will not be cooking it again.

We do, however, plan to try out the vegetarian pasta dish in the next week.

3rd December 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked tortellini (filled with ricotta and spinach - bought from the supermarket) with a mushroom sauce.

The sauce was made with lots of mushrooms (they needed to be used up), non-dairy cream and milk, thickened with cornflour. I also added a healthy dose of nutmeg, and just before serving, some truffle oil. We had some grated parmesan as garnish.

It was especially delicious this time.

2nd December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Fish Tacos

Tonight we made fish tacos, using soft-shelled tacos and fish fingers (fish sticks to some of you).

I made an avocado sauce (avocado, sour cream, garlic, cumin, sambal oelek and lime juice), and a "slaw" with red cabbage, tequila, lime juice, oil and vinegar.

We also put pickled red onions, goat-cheese and hot sauce on our tacos.

Sheryl seemed to enjoy hers; me not so much, because the red cabbage slaw was not as good as with white cabbage.

1st December 2020 - Home, Munich.

Penne Al Arabiata

Tonight I cooked Penne Al Arabiata for dinner, with grated parmesan as garnish.

30th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a salad topped with baked camembert, served with bread rolls (bought, because we were out of home-baked rolls).

I added some walnuts to the salad.

As an experiment, Sheryl had bought two types of camembert: one normal, like we had last time, and one tangy. The tangy cheese was obviously much better.

This time we baked the camembert for longer (15 minutes instead of the recommended 10), and it was properly heated up and much tastier.

29th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Boar Stew With Dumplings

Tonight for dinner we had a boar stew, made with a wild boar leg that Peter brought us from The Czech Republic.

I cooked it for about half a day, to ensure that the boar was tender.

The stew was flavoured with mustard, herbs (thyme, oregano and bay leaves), Worcestershire sauce, balsamico, tomato purée, red wine, carrots, mushrooms, sambal oelek, paprika powder, marmite, onions and leeks.

I made dumplings for the stew, to which I added some turmeric, for colour and a bit of added flavour; next time I will use even more turmeric.

It was really tasty.

There was plenty left-over to freeze for another day.

28th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Enchiladas

Tonight Sheryl cooked vegetarian enchiladas for dinner.

27th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner I cooked Thai chicken ramen; as always, delicious.

26th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked cauliflower cheese for dinner. We each had a home-made bread-roll on the side, to mop up some of the cheese sauce.

There was a lot of cauliflower, so we didn't manage to eat it all.

25th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a lentil soup with vegan wiener sausages. I also added some carrots, which are not part of the recipe.

There was enough left-over to freeze for another day, except for the sausages, all of which we ate.

24th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Pot-Pie

Tonight we warmed up the leftover chicken pot-pie from Sunday.

It was still absolutely delicious.

23rd November 2020 - Home, Munich.

FusiliPesto2Nov2020

Tonight I made fusilli pesto, with the pesto that Sheryl made yesterday.

She put some spinach into the pesto, which added a nice additional flavour.

22nd November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Pot Pie Chicken Pot Pie

Tonight I cooked a chicken pot-pie, also containing carrots, sweet-corn (maize), leek and mushrooms.

It was flavoured with coriander, cardamom, chili powder and mustard.

There ended up being far too much filling, so I had to cooked it in a larger dish than planned.

It was really tasty, and we very much enjoyed our dinner.

21st November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Poached Salmon In Sesame Crust And Braised Cabbage

For dinner tonight I cooked salmon in a sesame seed crust, poached in white wine, with braised cabbage and onion and home-made bread rolls.

We had soy sauce on our salmon.

21st November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Crumpets Crumpets And Toppings

This morning for brunch I cooked crumpets.

We ate them with marmite, cheese, and for Sheryl, jam and nutella.

20th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

ChickenSatayNov2020

Tonight I cooked a chicken satay curry.

We hadn't had a satay for ages, and really enjoyed it.

19th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight our dinner was meant to be vegetarian enchiladas from the freezer. I prepared avocado, tomatoes and lettuce to go with them. Unfortunately I heated up the enchiladas in a glass dish that then shed pieces of shattered glass into the enchiladas when Sheryl tried to serve them, and we ended up throwing them away.

We had two of those "oven-proof" glass dishes, which we have since thrown away.

Instead we shared a 4-cheeses pizza from the freezer (I had salami on my half).

18th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner I heated up a butternut squash risotto from the freezer.

I didn't have so much appetite, but Sheryl greatly enjoyed it.

17th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked omelettes (filled with leek, tomatoes, mushrooms and camembert), which we ate with bread rolls that I bought today.

16th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Baked Camembert

Tonight for dinner I made a salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, figs and walnuts), topped with baked camembert and bread rolls.

It was delicious.

I followed the cooking instructions on the pack of camembert to the letter, but they clearly weren't hot enough, so next time I will cook them for longer.

15th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked tortellini (bought yesterday at the supermarket, filled with ricotta and spinach) with a mushroom sauce.

I added a little truffle oil to the sauce, for even more mushroom flavour.

15th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Cheese Scones Cheese Scone With Butter And Marmite

For our brunch today Sheryl made cheese scones.

I ate mine with butter and marmite; Sheryl ate hers with cheese.

14th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we made quesadillas (filled with home-made refried beans and cheddar cheese), served with vegetarian chili, home-made guacamole and sour cream.

It was lovely, although we couldn't finish all of it.

13th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a turkey redang for dinner; easy and always delicious.

12th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

FiletSteakAndTomatoSaladNov2020l Baked Potato

Today is Sheryl's birthday. She decided that she wanted steak for dinner, so we ordered two filet steaks from the Rusticana and a tomato and onion salad (restaurants and bars can only do take-away at the moment, due to Covid-19). Their steak orders include a baked potato.

It was really delicious. With dinner we drank a bottle of red wine (Primitivo) that was a birthday present from Markus and Isabelle.

There was loads of sour cream on the baked potatoes; lovely. Because I am not supposed to eat many carbs, I only ate half of my potato.

11th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Caesar Salad, Mustard And Taragon Chicken And Bread-Roll

Tonight I made a caesar salad, served with mustard and tarragon chicken and home-made bread-rolls.

This time I was very careful to only use use one anchovy in the dressing, and there we no complaints from Sheryl (she doesn't like anchovies, and can't tolerate much anchovy flavour in the dressing).

Unfortunately, we were out of eggs, so the caesar dressing was a little runny. Apart from that, it was great.

10th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Pasta Alfredo With Broccoli

Tonight I cooked pasta (capellini) with steamed broccoli and Alfredo sauce.

9th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner we made hummus and zucchini wraps, with some of Sheryl's wonderful green-olive hummus.

8th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Burger And Deep-Fried Onion.Rings

Tonight our dinner was vegetarian burgers, with deep-fried onion-rings (filled with cheese). I also had some fried mushrooms: just the stalks left over from the stuffed mushrooms from last night.

We tried a different brand of vegetarian burger, and they were not good. Also the onion rings were not great: the onion was a little under-cooked.

I didn't enjoy my dinner, except for the mushrooms.

7th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Stuffed Mushrooms Egg Salad And Bread

Tonight for dinner we made stuffed mushrooms for dinner.

Four were stuffed with a caprese (tomato, mozzarella and basil) mix, and topped with balsamico creme; one was filled with sunflower seeds and an egg.

We ate them with some egg salad and bread rolls (burger buns bought at the supermarket).

The recipe says to "broil" the stuffed mushrooms. I don't really know what broiling is (the word is really only used in America), and Sheryl has never broiled, so we didn't know what temperature to do them at. Based on tonight's experience, next time we will cook them at 200°C, and a longer cooking time, because the egg was getting a bit burnt on top, and the mushrooms needed to be cooked a little longer, after 10 minutes at 250°C.

The mushroom stuffed with egg was lovely, but we were not so impressed with the ones stuffed with the caprese mix, so next time we will try something else for the stuffing.

7th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Today for brunch I made toasted cheese (Gouda) and branston pickle sandwiches.

6th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Turkey Badam Pasanda

Tonight I cooked a turkey badam pasanda. I served it with rice, because Sheryl didn't want to go out to get Indian bread to have with the curry.

It was delicious, although I thickened the sauce too much so it was a little dry.

6th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

I had an interview at noon, so Sheryl made our brunch: banana pancakes.

I am not allowed maple syrup (because of my diabetes), and just had butter on mine.

They were good but needed more banana.

5th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salmon In Sesame Seed Crust With Celery Root And Carrot Puree And Bread Roll

Tonight was the second (and last, thank goodness) day of Sheryl's detox, so she cooked fish again. This time it was salmon filets (from the freezer), coated in sesame seeds, then baked in the oven.

She heated up the rest of the puréed celery root, and added some puréed carrot, to give it some flavour.

I again had bread with mine.

I also tried some soy sauce on my fish, which was actually very good.

4th November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Trout, Celery Root And Bread Roll

Tonight, because Sheryl is doing a detox, she cooked: trout filets (with curry powder sprinkled over it) with puréed celery root. I had a home-made bread roll with mine.

The trout was not very impressive, and the celery root was very bland.

3rd November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Fusilli Pesto

Tonight for dinner I made pasta (fusilli) pesto, using the green (basil) pesto that Sheryl had prepared the day before. I added some cherry tomatoes on top.

It was, as always, terrific.

2nd November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked sweet and sour chicken (in batter), with saffron rice.

It was lovely, but there was far too much.

1st November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Quesadillas

Tonight Sheryl cooked quesadillas, filled with refried beans and cheese, and served with vegetarian chili (from the freezer), sour cream and guacamole. They were really good.

Because we couldn't find any ripe avocados in the store, we bought some ready-made guacamole from the refrigerated section. It was surprisingly good!

1st November 2020 - Home, Munich.

Crumpet And Butter

This morning I cooked crumpets for our brunch. Fresh crumpets are so much better than ready-made crumpets, and we really enjoyed them.

31st October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Baked Figs With Goat Cheese

Originally, tonight, we had planned to go out with Isabelle and Markus for sushi (already postponed from several weeks ago), but due to her pregnancy Isabelle is on bed-rest, so we had to do something different.

Sheryl and I cooked dinner, and took it down to their flat. Sheryl made a starter (baked figs filled with goat-cheese); I made a salmon, leek and asparagus quiche, with sautéd potatoes; we had crackers and a selection of cheeses (mature Gruyère, mature Cheddar, Castello Blue, Chavroux and Old Amsterdam Goat-Milk) afterwards. Sheryl also made a cake for dessert, but it was a disaster (the cake collapsed, and was too crumbly), so she will make cake-pops with it tomorrow.

Markus and Isabelle provided wine.

The food was all great, as was the company. We all ate too much. There was enough quiche left over for Sheryl and I to have it for lunch during the week.

Salmon, Leek And Asparagus Quiche Sautéd Potatoes Selection Of Cheeses

30th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner I cooked butter chicken.

Sheryl didn't want to go out to get Indian bread, so I cooked rice instead.

I felt that it worked very well (the sauce was just the right consistency), although it was a little to spicy for Sheryl.

30th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Portuguese Rolls

Today I had another attempt at making Portuguese Rolls.

Although they were not really the right shape, they tasted OK, but still not as light and fluffy as they are (apparently) meant to be; I think I just needed to let them rise more, to get that fluffiness.

29th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Fusilli Al Arabiata

Tonight I cooked pasta al Arabiata. As part of our efforts to reduce the amount of carbs in our diet, I used fusilli made with chickpeas, instead of wheat-flour.

Yet, again, the fake pasta was not good (although better than the lentil-based pasta that we tried before): the texture was not right, and it had too strong a flavour, overpowering the sauce.

28th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Goat-Cheese Malt + Walnut Bread Roll

Tonight I made a salad (with figs and walnuts), topped with warm goat-cheese, and served with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

It was very yummy.

27th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tandoori Prawns + Beluga Lentils In Curry.

Tonight for dinner I cooked tandoori prawns and beluga lentils in a curry (masala) sauce.

It was really good, especially the curry sauce on the lentils.

26th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Butternut Squash Risotto With Sun Dried Tomatoes

Tonight I cooked a butternut squash risotto for dinner.

I also added some sun-dried tomatoes, for some extra flavour, although I forgot to add any nutmeg.

It was lovely. We had enough left over to freeze for another day.

25th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we made fish tacos, using soft-shelled tacos.

I made a slaw (cabbage, tequila, lime juice, white-wine vinegar and olive oil); Sheryl usually complains that there isn't enough slaw, so this time I made loads.

I also made an avocado creme, with sour cream, garlic, lime juice and hot sauce, which was lovely.

25th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Scones: Date And Cheese

This morning Sheryl baked scones for breakfast: some with dates, and some with cheese. They were delicious.

The cheese scones had loads of cheese in them, making them moist and crumbly; the date scones were also made moist by the dates. As a result, they were better than usual the next day.

24th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Today I was not feeling very well (some kind of stomach bug - unusual for me) so I decided to eat something non-challenging and that would settle my guts.

I warmed up some bread rolls, which I ate with peanut butter.

Sheryl made herself some egg salad to go with her bread rolls.

23rd October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Afghan Pumpkin Starter

Tonight Sheryl made a thali (butter chicken, chicken badam pasanda and chicken redang: leftovers from the freezer).

She also made a pumpkin starter (photo to the right), like the one they server at the Lemar restaurant, which was a great success.

There was far too much food; Sheryl was worried that the starter would not work, and so heated up too many curries.

22nd October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Pasta Alfredo With Broccoli

Tonight I made pasta (capellini) with steamed broccoli and Alfredo sauce.

I made extra sauce, but there still didn't seem to be enough!

21st October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Truffle Pizza With Coleslaw

Sheryl had to work late tonight so we needed something quick for dinner: truffle pizza (with extra cheese added), from the freezer.

I had some coleslaw with mine.

20th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Tandoori Turkey And Bread Rolls

Tonight I made a salad with tandoori turkey for dinner served with home-made malt and walnut bread rolls.

It was yummy, and we ate every scrap.

19th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked Dim Sum (from the freezer) for dinner. We had both been craving it for a while and greatly enjoyed it.

Even though there is no preparation, there are always lots of dirty dishes afterwards (steamers, plus four pans, and serving dishes) - too much for one dishwasher load.

Glutinous Rice Balls Filled With Red Bean Paste Fried And Steamed Dim Sum Spring Rolls And Yakitori

18th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Enchiladas And Sides Plus Margarita Enchiladas, Sides And Sour Cream

For dinner this evening Sheryl cooked enchiladas, filled with vegan meat substitute.

We ate them with some lettuce, avocado, tomatoes and sour cream.

Sheryl also made us margaritas.

They were really lovely, and there was enough left to freeze for another day.

18th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Croissants And Cheese Selection

This morning or brunch was croissants (from the Saphir, across the street from our apartment) and a selection of cheeses.

I even remembered to get the cheese out of the fridge early enough that the brie was properly warmed up, which made it delicious.

17th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked some frozen salmon (braised in white wine), corn on the cob and kohlrabi (which goes really well with fish).

I also made tartar sauce; Sheryl doesn't seem to be able to eat fish without tartar sauce.

The salmon was good, but nowhere as tasty as the much more expensive Saibling (lake char) that we had on the 6th of October.

16th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a Malaysian curry (Chicken Redang) for dinner, which I served with coconut rice.

It was, as always, delicious.

15th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Truffle Pasta With Truffle And Tomato Sauce

For dinner tonight I cooked truffle pasta with truffle and tomato sauce.

The pasta and the jar of sauce were bought from Käfer.

14th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a green lentil soup with vegetarian Wiener.

I had very little appetite, so we didn't eat it all.

13th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Caesar Salad With Mustard And Tarragon Chicken

Tonight for dinner I made a Caesar Salad with mustard and tarragon chicken.

Sadly, either I was a little heavy-handed with the anchovies in the dressing, or Sheryl was just hypersensitive to the taste of anchovies, and after a couple of mouthfuls decided that she couldn't eat it. Instead she had some bread and Nutella.

12th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we had home-made beef-burgers for dinner.

I used the burger press that Brendan and Lauren gave us, and we had burger-buns (brioche buns for Sheryl and rye buns for me) from the supermarket. We put some goat-cheese, lettuce etc. in the burgers, and ate them with some crisps/chips.

The burgers were a little crumbly, despite adding egg to bind them, and pressing them very firmly in the burger press - not sure why.

11th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Goat Cheese And Tomato Gallette

Tonight we made (together) a gallette, filled with goat-cheese and cherry tomatoes.

It was delicious.

It takes quite a while because the butter needs to be frozen before making the rough-puff pastry dough, and then the dough is supposed to be chilled for an hour in the fridge before rolling out, baked for an hour, and then cooled to room temperature (although we took some short-cuts), but it is worth it

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There was enough left for lunch for Sheryl and I later in the week.

11th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Crumpets Crumpet With Butter Marmite And Cheddar

This morning I made crumpets for our brunch, using this recipe on YouTube. They were much more successful than the last time, because we bought some crumpet rings.

The dough takes about 10 to 15 minutes to prepare, and then 2 hours to prove, although you can speed the process by warming the dough in the oven at 47°C.

They tasted way better than bought crumpets. I had some with butter, marmite and cheddar cheese, and then one with peanut butter. Now I am thoroughly stuffed.

10th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Bought Bread Rolls

Tonight I cooked omelette (with spring onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and camembert), served with bought bread rolls (still didn't have the time to bake bread).

The omelette was cooked just right: just slightly runny. It was really delicious.

9th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Califlower Cheese With Bought Bread Rolls

Tonight for dinner I cooked cauliflower cheese, served with bought bread rolls (still no time to bake bread).

It was yummy.

8th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Penne With Zucchini Mint And Ricotta

Tonight I cooked Penne With Zucchini Mint and Ricotta for dinner.

It was lovely, and very filling.

7th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Mustard And Tarragon Chicken

Tonight I made a salad for dinner, served with bread rolls. I had to buy rolls, as we had no more home-made rolls, and I didn't have time to bake more.

6th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked Saibling (lake char) with roast vegetables (carrots and parsnips).

I braised the fish whole (although I removed the heads) in white wine. When I served the food, I removed the flesh from the bones for Sheryl (she hates fish bones, and is really bad at separating the flesh from the bones); it worked well, and she found only a couple of bones in her fish. The trick is to cook the fish for exactly the right amount of time; too little, and the flesh is hard to get off the bones; too much and the bones separate from the skeleton.

The roast vegetables were a little overdone; Sheryl had cut them very thinly to speed up the cooking, and they cooked more quickly than expected.

The fish was lovely (Sheryl has asked to have it again). Saibling is very tasty, and has pink flesh; I like it better than trout, which is closely related.

5th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

This evening Sheryl and I didn't have much appetite, having eaten too much for brunch, so we just had the remaining Portuguese rolls with cheese and pickles for dinner.

4th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Continuing the kitchen marathon, once the Portuguese rolls were done, Jonathan and I cooked dinner: butter chicken, chicken badam pasanda and coconut rice. In addition, Sheryl went to the local Indian restaurant and bought bread (onion kulcha and naan), vegetable samosas and papadums.

The food was delicious; there was bread and papadums, and one samosa left over, but no curry.

Unfortunately, Sheryl got sick (she suspects there were bell peppers in the samosas - no-one else was ill) and ended up throwing up, so she didn't eat very much.

4th October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Today Jonathan, Tracy and their son Michael came over to make Portuguese Rolls. These are a kind of light and fluffy white bread rolls that South Africans are very keen on, and Jonathan's previous attempts had not been a great success.

I found a recipe online, from a South African guy, that looked hopeful, and had made a batch before, from which I had learned some lessons for improvement.

I thought the rolls were OK, but apparently they were not right. Jonathan is now convinced that there is a plot by the Portuguese to hide the secret of the Portuguese Rolls, but he will keep looking for a recipe that works.

I kept 4 of the rolls, and I sent Jonathan home with the rest.

3rd October 2020 - Sushi Cent, Munich.

This evening we were supposed to go out for sushi (to somewhere that we haven't been before) with Isabelle, Markus and their son Erik.

Unfortunately, Erik is sick, so that meal has been postponed for a month.

Since today was a public holiday (German reunification day), which Sheryl forgot, we weren't able buy groceries today, and were at a bit of a loss deciding what to have for dinner, so we decided to go down the street to Sushi Cent for a sushi dinner.

It was very nice, as always.

The restaurant has been redecorated since we were last there, and looks very nice inside.

2nd October 2020 - Home, Munich.

Quesadillas

This evening we made quesadillas for dinner.

The quesadillas were filled with cheese, of course, and home-made refried beans.

We served them with some vegetarian chili from the freezer, some home-made guacamole, and some sour cream.

They were very good, and we will certainly make them again.

1st October 2020 - Home, Munich.

4-Cheeses Pizza With Tuna And Anchovies

This evening Sheryl had to work for a while after she got home, so we had something simple for dinner: a 4-cheeses pizza from the freezer, topped with tuna (I also had some anchovies on my half of the pizza).

30th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Cashew Chicken

Tonight I cooked cashew chicken for dinner, served with saffron rice.

It was really good.

My right hand seems to be getting slowly better, because I was able to eat dinner using chopsticks in my right hand; the first time I have been able to do so in months.

29th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we warmed up the leftover (from Sunday) salmon and leek quiche for dinner.

I actually thought it tasted better today than on Tuesday.

28th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Goat's Cheese And Rolls

Tonight I made a salad for dinner: with fresh figs and walnuts, in addition to the usual salad ingredients, topped with warm goat's cheese, and served with home-made bread rolls.

27th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salmon And Leek Quiche

Tonight I cooked a salmon and leek quiche for dinner.

It worked well (not runny) and tasted great.

27th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Avocado On Bread Roll Vegetarian Breakfast

Today for brunch (we are still on the 8/16 diet, so no food until 12:00) we had a variety of vegetarian food: mashed avocado on bread rolls, and vegetables (carrot, tomatoes and radishes) with French-onion dip.

Sheryl likes malt-vinegar on her avocado; I prefer aceto balsamico.

We also had a little Obatzda which needed to be used up.

It was lovely, and pretty healthy (except perhaps for the Obatzda).

26th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Inslata Caprese Tortellini With Mushroom Sauce

This evening Sheryl made an insalata caprese (mozarella, tomato and fresh basil) for our starter.

For our main course, I cooked tortellini (filled with ricotta and spinach) with a mushroom sauce (flavoured with some truffle oil).

We each had a home-made bread roll on the side to mop up the oil and balsamico dressing on the starter, and the mushroom sauce.

It was delicious. We were thoroughly stuffed after eating it all.

25th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a chicken badam pasanda.

Sheryl went to the local Indian restaurant and bought vegetable samosas for starters, and bread (a naan bread and an onion kulcha) to accompany the main course.

The samosas were not as good as last time, but everything else was delicious.

24th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Risottos

Tonight dinner was two risottos (a butternut squash risotto and a mushroom risotto) from the freezer.

They were very tasty, but we didn't have room to finish it all.

23rd September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Lentil Soup With Vegan Wiener

Tonight I cooked a lentil soup (green lentils) with vegan wiener. We had some of the Portuguese rolls with it.

We haven't had this for months, because it is a winter dish, but now the weather is cooler.

It was very good: the vegan wiener were surprisingly good.

There was enough left over to freeze for another day.

22nd September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Hard-Shell Tacos

Tonight we made vegetarian hard-shell tacos, filled with spicy fake-meat, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and sour cream.

They were really good, although we were both still hungry afterwards and filled up with cheese and crackers.

21st September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made pasta (fusilli) pesto, using the pesto that Sheryl made yesterday evening (she makes better pesto than I do).

It was yummy, and had plenty of pesto (for flavour and moistness).

20th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Caesar Salad With Mustard And Tarragon Chicken And Portuguese Rolls

This evening for dinner I made a caesar salad with mustard and tarragon chicken, with which we had some of the Portuguese rolls that I baked earlier today.

We really enjoyed our dinner.

With practice, I am getting very good at making the dressing; Sheryl and I have reached a compromise on how many anchovies to put in the dressing (I love anchovies, but Sheryl doesn't like them).

20th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Portuguese Rolls

Today I baked Portuguese Rolls, using this recipe.

My friend Jonathan has been trying to make Portuguese Rolls for weeks, without much success, so I have invited him round to make bread together; I thought I should try them out before he came, and this was my first attempt.

They didn't turn out quite as light and fluffy as they are supposed to be, but I am hoping that the next attempt will be better.

19th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Thai Chicken Ramen

Tonight I cooked Thai Chicken Ramen for dinner.

It was very enjoyable, although we didn't manage to eat it all.

We didn't have any spinach, so I used extra basil instead.

18th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Braised Salmon With Butternut Squash And Corn

Tonight for dinner I cooked salmon braised in white wine, with butternut squash & corn on the cob.

Sheryl has been craving corn on the cob for ages.

It was all delicious.

17th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Bread Roll

Today Sheryl was feeling rather unwell, and had no appetite, so instead of the planned fish we went for something less challenging for her stomach: an omelette and bread-roll for me, and a prepackaged "oriental bulgar" something or other.

I enjoyed my omelette, which I filled with spring onion, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese (gruyère).

Sheryl took one taste of her dinner, and declared that she couldn't eat it; she had some toast with peanut butter instead.

16th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked penne al arabiata: quick and easy, and always tasty.

15th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Tandoori Chicken And Bread Rolls

Tonight I made a salad, which I served with tandoori chicken and home-made bread-rolls.

The salad included a fresh fig, and spring onion.

There was a small amount of the salad left, which I was going to save for lunch tomorrow, until I realised that Sheryl had picked out all the tasty ingredients and there was nothing left but lettuce.

14th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Hummus and Zucchini Wraps

Tonight we made hummus and zucchini wraps for dinner.

13th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Mac And Cheese With Pumpkin

Tonight we cooked macaroni & cheese with pumpkin, using a recipe that Sheryl found online.

It was very tasty, but I didn't feel that the pumpkin added anything to the flavour.

We ate a little more than half, so there is enough for lunch later in the week.

12th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Eggs And Beans On Toast

Tonight I made poached eggs and baked beans on toast for dinner.

I was rather surprised when Sheryl suggested it, since she doesn't generally like baked beans, but quite happy.

11th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, for our curry evening, I cooked a chicken redang, which I served with coconut rice.

I somehow managed to cut my finger while slicing up the lemon-grass, which made preparing dinner more difficult.

I also accidentally added cumin, which has no place in this recipe, although it still tasted great.

10th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Soft-Shell Tacos With Fish

Tonight we made soft-shell tacos with fish, something that Sheryl had been craving for a while.

We used fish fingers (fish sticks). I made a "slaw" with white cabbage in a marinade of tequila, white-wine vinegar, lime juice, olive oil and agave syrup. I also made a sauce with avocado, sour cream, garlic, hot-sauce and cumin, which was yummy. In addition we added sliced radishes, pickled red-onions and feta to the tacos.

It was really tasty, but I was still not feeling great, and only managed to eat half of my dinner.

9th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

4-Cheeses Pizza With Italian Sausage

Tonight I wasn't feeling well, and wanted something easy for dinner, so we share a 4-Cheeses Pizza With Italian Sausage.

8th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tortiglioni With Zucchini Mint And Ricotta

For dinner tonight I cooked tortiglioni with zucchini (courgettes), mint and ricotta.

It was, as always, delicious.

7th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Goat-Cheese, Figs And Walnuts

Tonight for dinner I made a salad with figs and walnuts, topped with warm goat-cheese. We ate it with more of yesterday's bread rolls.

I recently ran out of the chili flavoured balsamico cream that I like as part of my salad dressing; we have not managed to find any more. Instead I used chili oil and normal balsamico, but it was not as good.

6th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Chili

Tonight I cooked a vegetarian chili (fake meat and a variety of beans), which we ate with home-made malt and walnut bread rolls that I cooked this afternoon.

6th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

This morning, for brunch, I made poached eggs and avocado on toast.

5th September 2020 - Dalmatiner Grill, Munich.

Tonight we went out for dinner with our neighbours, Markus, Isabelle & their son Erik, to celebrate my and Markus' birthdays (Markus has a birthday a few days after mine).

We went to the Dalmatiner Grill, a Croatian restaurant in Bogenhausen, fairly close to home.

Markus and I both had a filet steak; Isabelle had baked camembert; Sheryl had fried calamari; Erik also had the calamari.

Markus and I had a beer to start, and then shared a bottle of Croatian red wine. Sheryl drank white wine. Isabelle is not drinking at the moment.

I did take some photos, but they didn't turn out well.

The Dalmatiner Grill is surprisingly good. We had walked past it many times, thinking that it looked rather grubby and dodgy from outside, but inside is completely different. They have excellent food (mostly meat, but also some fish), and amazing and friendly service.

We sat outside on the patio, as the weather was warm.

4th September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Vegetable Samosa

Tonight was again curry night. I made a chicken badam pasanda. Sheryl stopped off at the Swagat Indian restaurant on the way home from work and bought some India bread (2 naan and an onion kulcha) and two vegetable samosas (pictured, right). The restaurant always gives us a complimentary half of a papadum when we order things to take away.

The badam pasanda was really excellent this time. The samosas were also better than usual.

3rd September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked an omelette, filled with cherry tomatoes, red-onions and gruyère cheese. We ate it with home-made bread rolls.

2nd September 2020 - Home, Munich.

Pizza With Spicy Italian Sausage And Red Onions

Tonight I was feeling lazy, so we shared a pizza (4-cheeses, topped with home-made spicy Italian sausage & red-onions) for dinner.

1st September 2020 - Schneider Bräuhaus, Munich.

Weisswurst And Pretzels Obatzda And Weissbier

This morning, to further celebrate my birthday, we went for brunch to the Schneider Bräuhaus (also known as the Schneider Weisse) downtown.

We had planned to order Weißwurst breakfasts, and they turned out to be on special today, so we had 2 pair of Weißwurst, pretzels and Weißbier, plus a portion of Obatzda.

It was really good: they do very good food and excellent Weißbier (their specialty).

The two beers in the photo to the right are indeed different colours; they are different kinds of Weißbier.

31st August 2020 - L'Angelo della Pizza, Munich.

Bruschetta Pizza Diavolo

Tonight, to celebrate my birthday (which is actually tomorrow), we went out for dinner to L'Angelo della Pizza, an Italian restaurant not far from home.

We shared a mixed plate of bruschetta; then I had a pizza diavolo, and Sheryl had a 4-cheeses pasta.

I had a weißbier, and we shared a bottle of Nero d'Avola.

It was all lovely, but we were stuffed afterwards.

30th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Gallette

Tonight we cooked a gallette: an experiment which turned out very well.

Our gallette was filled with cherry tomatoes and goat-cheese. It was lovely, and we will definitely make it again.

It was quite filling, so there was enough leftover that Sheryl could take it to work for lunch.

30th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Toasted Cheddar And BranstonS andwiches

For brunch today I made toasted sandwiches filled with cheddar and branston pickle.

29th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Burger With Carrot And Parmesan Fries Vegetarian Burger With Carrot And Parmesan Fries

Tonight we made vegetarian burgers, which we ate with carrot and parmesan "fries".

Sheryl had bought burger buns: wheat flour buns for her, and rye flour buns for me (she can't eat rye).

They were good, but not great. We probably need to experiment with the different makes of vegetarian burgers until we find some we are happy with.

28th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked Butter Chicken, which we ate with bread: naan and an onion kulcha.

It was really delicious, although there was enough left over to freeze for another day.

27th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made a mushroom risotto, made with a mixture of champignons and frozen mixed "forest mushrooms", with a little truffle added for even more mushroom flavour.

It was really good.

Risotto means 30 minutes of fairly intensive work in the kitchen (it needs to be stirred almost constantly), but it was worth it.

26th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Tacos

Tonight we made vegetarian tacos: meat substitute, cheese (Sheryl prefers cheddar in her tacos), pickled red onions, lettuce and sour cream.

They were lovely, and very filling.

25th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked pasta (fusilli) pesto. Sheryl had made the pesto the day before, so there was very little to do for the meal.

Healthy and delicious!

24th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a salad with goat-cheese, figs & walnuts, served with home-made bread rolls.

It was delicious. Last time I made this salad, I made a dressing with sweet mustard, but this time we just had our usual olive oil and balsamico dressing.

23rd August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salmon, Green Beans And Butternut Squash Mash

For dinner tonight I cooked "wild" salmon, braised in white wine, with green beans and butternut squash mash.

It was very tasty, although the mashed squash was a bit fibrous in parts, either because it was not peeled carefully enough, or because it needed more cooking time.

22nd August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Today our apartment block had the annual Hoffest (garden party), starting at 15:00. It started raining heavily about an hour before the start of the party, so we partied indoors, in the hallway.

There was plenty to drink (lager beer, weißbier, water, wine, and later on, whiskey and schnapps), and everyone brought food.

Fewer people turned up than usual, due to other commitments and worries about the coronavirus, but it was still fun.

I made a chicken satay curry and coconut rice, which was all eaten up; others brought an onion-tart (a kind of quiche), pakoras, some wonderful rolls of cheese and ham, and much more.

I got drunk (we started on the whiskey at about 17:00!) and ended up throwing up everything I had eaten when we got back to our apartment (although it might have been a reaction to something that I ate). I actually can't remember the last time I was drunk.

As usual, Pascale did an excellent job of organising everything: the tables and benches, the beer and water.

21st August 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we had a thali, made with leftovers from the freezer: pumpkin curry, chicken badam pasanda, and a tiny bit of chicken redang.

We ate the thali with rice; we were supposed to eat it with naan bread, but we forgot.

The pumpkin curry had been cooked, frozen and reheated too many times, so there were no chunks of pumpkin left; it had turned into mush, although everything tasted great.

20th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Belega Lentils In A Curry Sauce With Tandoori Prawns

Tonight I cooked beluga lentils in a creamy curry sauce (left-overs from the freezer) and tandoori prawns.

Apparently I was supposed to make tandoori chicken, rather than tandoori prawns, but it was nevertheless yummy.

19th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked truffle pasta with truffle and tomato sauce (from a jar); quick and easy to prepare, and delicious.

18th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we made wraps filled with hummus and zucchini, plus picked red-onions, feta, lettuce and hot sauce.

We only had a pack of small wraps, and so were looking forward to a second wrap, but when we came to make a second batch we found mould on them, and threw the rest of the pack away. We were surprised that they had gone mouldy, because we started the pack recently, and they had been sealed in a plastic bag since opening.

Instead, we filed up on bread rolls with different toppings.

17th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight Sheryl got home late from work, so we opted for something quick and easy for dinner: we shared a truffle pizza (with extra cheese added).

16th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Cauliflower Cheese And Bread Roll

Tonight for dinner I cooked cauliflower cheese, which we ate with home-made bread rolls.

15th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked pasta (Tortiglioni) with zucchini, ricotta and mint for dinner.

14th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a butter chicken, which we ate with cauliflower "rice" (rice substitute).

It was really lovely, although it would have been better with bread (naan or roti), and there was none left to freeze for another day.

13th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made a Caesar Salad, which we ate with the rest of the rotisserie chicken from yesterday, and home-made bread rolls.

I was very pleased with myself for getting the dressing just right, but then Sheryl complained about it having too strong an anchovy taste. Next time I will have to use less in the dressing, and add some extra anchovies to my bowl of salad.

12th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Mole Tacos

Tonight we made soft-shell tacos, filled with Chicken (a rotisserie chicken) and Mole sauce, avocado, feta, cherry tomatoes, pickled red-onions and sour cream.

The Mole sauce was made with a bought mole, cooked up with chicken stock, peanut butter and dark chocolate.

The mole sauce was not very good (would have been better with less chocolate, but even then, not worth the effort), and we probably won't make it again.

11th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made an Insalata Caprese (sliced tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil) and a Penne al Arabiata. It was absolutely delicious.

We also made some more pickled red-onions, having finished the jar that we had.

Pickled Red Onions Pickled Red Onions

10th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, after a day out at the Starnberger Sea (Lake), we didn't feel like much cooking, so we heated up a frozen pizza: a 4-cheeses pizza with sliced chorizo on top.

9th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Beef Wellington Beef Wellington

Tonight we made a Beef Wellington. We had planned to cook it for guests, and thought we should test it out before serving it to them.

We followed a recipe from a YouTube video by Gordon Ramsey.

We served it with mashed butternut squash and green beans (with garlic butter and flaked almonds).

We were very disappointed with the Beef Wellington; luckily the vegetables were excellent. We agreed that we would much rather have had the meat as steaks. Now we need to think of something else to serve to Jonathan and Tracy.

8th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Burritos With Veg Chili

Tonight we had Burritos filled with vegetarian chili, lettuce, tomatoes, home-made pickled red-onions, grated cheddar cheese, hot sauce and sour cream for dinner.

It was delicious.

7th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Friday Night Thali

Tonight we had a thali for dinner, made with some left-over curries from the freezer. We had a pumpkin/coconut curry, a chicken badam pasanda and a chicken redang.

It was really nice, but we had no room for a second plate, and had curries to put back into the freezer for another day.

6th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner we ate a salad with warm goat-cheese and home-made bread-rolls. It was really tasty, and we ate every scrap.

5th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salmon WIth Kohlrabi Tomatoes And Zucchini

Tonight I cooked "wild" salmon (braised in some white wine), with Kohlrabi (in a cheese sauce), and braised zucchini (courgettes) and tomatoes. It was lovely.

4th August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner we ate the rest of the quiche that I cooked on Sunday. We had some bread rolls with it, which I baked earlier that day.

3rd August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner I cooked a spicy vegetarian pasta bolognese, using a meat-substitute. It was not very good, despite the herbs, spices and tomato: it had a strange taste and smell.

I have made vegetarian chili using the same fake meat, and it was very good, but the bolognese sauce doesn't seem to have enough flavour to cover the lack of meat.

2nd August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Bacon And Leek Quiche

For dinner tonight I cooked a bacon and leek quiche.

This time, we had enough patience to wait the recommended 15 minutes after cooking the quiche, to allow it to set, and it was not so runny in the centre.

1st August 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Tandoori Turkey

For dinner tonight I made a salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, radishes, spring onion, avacado and feta) and tandoori turkey, which we ate with some Italian bread which Sheryl bought at Rischart, one of the better bakeries in Munich.

31st July 2020 - Hamburgerei Zwei, Munich.

Tonight we went to the Hamburgerei Zwei for dinner.

Everyone had a burger of some kind, and fries (Sheryl and I shared a portion of truffle fires, and Georgina had sweet-potato fries). Atanas had a tiramisu for dessert.

We sat outside (they have a patio at the back).

30th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Fish Tacos Fish Tacos

Tonight we made fish tacos for dinner.

There were 3 of us (Sheryl, Peter and me) in the kitchen preparing the food, which made it go fairly quickly.

We cooked fish fingers (fish sticks), and made guacamole, an avocado and sour cream mole, some slaw (thinly sliced white cabbage with lime juice and white wine vinegar) and refried beans. We also had feta cheese, a jar of our homemade pickled red onions, plus nachos with salsa and cheese dip, on the table.

Everyone assembled their own tacos at the dinner table.

The slaw was completely finished, but there was a little of the other components left over.

Of course, because there were 5 of us, we were short one taco holder, but Peter volunteered to do without.

29th July 2020 - Sushi Cent, Munich.

Tonight Peter treated us all to a sushi dinner at Sushi Cent.

It was lovely. I, for one, was very full afterwards.

28th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Cashew Chicken Saffron Rice

Tonight our guests from Prague (Peter, Georgina and Atanas) arrived. I cooked cashew chicken and saffron rice for dinner.

For dessert we had cheese and crackers.

Atanas is very sensitive to chili, so I reduced the amount of sambal oelek to ⅛th of the amount I would normally use; Atanas still complained that it was very spicy!

27th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Penne With Ricotta, Zucchini, And Mint

Tonight for dinner we ate penne with ricotta, zucchini and mint.

26th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, in an attempt to make some more space in the freezer, we ate the remainder of the vegetarian enchiladas, from a week ago, for dinner.

Enchiladas freeze very well, and they were delicious.

25th July 2020 - Isabelle & Markus', Munich.

Tonight we were invited downstairs by Isabelle and Markus for dinner. There was a starter of tofu and then a miso soup (really delicious), both made by Isabelle, then a large platter of mixed sushi ordered in from Sushi Cent (our local Japanese restaurant). There was also some tempura, mainly for baby Erik.

There was also a dessert of lemon sorbet, which was perfect after the sushi.

We drank white wine (Pinot Grigio) with the food.

Everything was lovely, and just the right quantity.

Isabelle had finally followed our recommendation to visit the iShop, our local Asian store, and was amazed by the selection, and had bought loads of stuff.

24th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked chicken Thai Ramen for dinner: really easy to cook, and delicious.

23rd July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Originally we had planned a pizza for dinner, but Sheryl had pizza for lunch at work today; instead we had Dim Sum.

22nd July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made a salad: lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, a thinly sliced spring onion (green onion) and feta, which I served with an egg salad and home-made bread rolls.

It was lovely, and the egg salad was a nice change from chicken.

21st July 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we had hummus and zucchini (courgette) wraps (also filled with feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, lettuce and hot sauce).

We forgot to get sour cream, so I had some quark (which Sheryl hates), and Sheryl had yoghurt (which I hate), in the wraps.

20th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salmon With Pesto, Green Beans And KohlRabi

For dinner tonight I cooked fish ("wild" salmon) with pesto, cherry tomatoes and green beans, served with a side of kohlrabi. This time we went back to cooking the fish wrapped in aluminium foil, after the problems that we had last time, when I cooked them in a pyrex casserole dish, and everything was perfectly cooked and tasted great.

I didn't make a sauce for the kohlrabi this time, mainly because I was pressed for time.

19th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we (mostly Sheryl) cooked vegetarian enchiladas, made with Mühlenhack (vegetarian minced meat-substitute).

She still has to follow the YouTube recipe to make them!

They were very tasty. We ate half, and the rest went into the freezer for dinner on a later date.

18th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Pasta Pesto

For dinner tonight we made pasta (fusilli) pesto. Sheryl made the pesto (no cooking involved, and she does it better than I do), and I cooked the pasta and added the pesto.

There was plenty of pesto, so the meal was moist (we hate dry food), and it was very tasty.

17th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Upon getting home from work, Sheryl decided that she wanted burgers for dinner. Since we didn't have the necessary supplies to make them at home, she went out and bought take-away burgers and fries from the Hamburgerei Zwei, which is a 5 minute walk from home.

My burger was tasty, but a little cold. The truffle fries were also good.

16th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, with the guests gone, we had something simple for dinner: pasta al arabiata.

In an effort to make it more healthy (fewer carbs) I cooked it with some fake pasta (fusilli) made with red lentils; an experimental purchase at the supermarket. The fake pasta was really not good. We have another type of fake pasta, made with chickpeas, bought at the same time, and I don't have high expectations of that, either.

16th July 2020 - Schneider Bräuhaus, Munich.

Today I took our guests (Peter, Ronnie and Dana, plus another Peter who arrived this morning) for a traditional Bavarian breakfast at the Schneider Bräuhaus (which most people call the Schneiderweiss) in Im Tal, near Marienplatz.

Sheryl couldn't join us because she had to work; she was very jealous.

We had Weisswurst, Pretzels and Obatzda, and of course beer.

It was my plan to pay for the breakfast, but Peter beat me to it.

15th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we had guests from Pague for dinner: Peter, who stayed the night in our guest room, and Ronnie and Dana, who had to stay in a hotel because we had no room for more guests.

We had vegetable samosas (bought from the local Indian restaurant) and I cooked 3 curries for the main course, with some excellent help from Peter: a Chicken Redang, a Chicken Badam Pasanda, and a Pumpkin Curry.

We had coconut rice, naan bread and onion kulcha (the breads also bought from the local Indian restaurant) with the main course.

14th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

We have guests arriving tomorrow, so we wanted something for dinner tonight that would make very few dishes dirty.

We decided on a pizza: a 4-cheeses pizza with tuna added (and anchovies on my half of the pizza). We ate it with some sambal oelek spread on top.

13th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

For our dinner tonight we had a salad with tandoori chicken and home-made bread rolls.

This time I added some spring onions (green onions) and some thinly sliced radishes to the salad, as well as the usual romaine lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, feta and avocado.

It was delicious.

12th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner I cooked pasta (capellini) Alfredo, with broccoli (no meat), which was lovely, as usual.

11th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Fish Tacos

For dinner tonight we made fish tacos; something that Sheryl had been craving for a while.

She thought long and hard about whether she wanted breaded fish, or marinaded fish. In the end she opted for breaded fish, so we took the easy option, and bought some fish fingers (fish sticks, to any American readers).

I made a sauce with blended avocado, sour cream, lime juice, and a dash of cumin, although next time I think I will add garlic too, and more cumin.

Sheryl made a marinade for the "slaw", with tequila, lots of lime juice and some sunflower oil, to which I added chopped lettuce and sliced red onion.

The soft-shell tacos were filled with the fish, the slaw, some feta, some hot sauce, the avocado sauce, and a very thinly sliced radish.

They were delicious, and quite filling.

Next time we will try them with some marinaded fish.

11th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today, after our grocery shopping, Sheryl baked scones (half of them with cheese). They worked really well: light and fluffy, and not too crumbly.

Sheryl had bought some vegan cream substitute at the supermarket, hoping it would be like clotted cream, to put on the scones. It turned out to be more like sour cream, but with a very strange taste. I will use it up when I make tandoori chicken to go with our salad in the coming week.

Luckily, Sheryl also bought some real clotted cream, which she put on her scones, along with some strawberry jam.

I had ricotta on my scones (we had some that needed to be used up), along with some marmalade on the non-cheese scone.

10th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tofu Redang

Friday is usually curry night, so I cooked a Redang, this time with tofu instead of chicken (Sheryl's idea, in and attempt to make it healthier).

It was really terrible: the tofu did not absorb the flavour of the sauce, and the whole dish was just bland. We didn't finish it.

I don't plan to cook another curry with tofu, after such a disaster.

9th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight's dinner was cauliflower cheese and home-made malt and walnut bread rolls; quick and simple to cook, filling and always tasty.

The cheese sauce was based on the Alfredo sauce that I cook: cream cheese, butter, some soft blue cheese, some supermarket grated cheese, parmesan, garlic powder and mustard.

8th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Mustard And Tarragon Chicken Malt And Walnut Bread Rolls

Tonight we had a salad with mustard and tarragon chicken and home-made bread rolls.

Unfortunately we didn't have an avocado to put in the salad; I rather missed the avocado flavour.

7th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner I cooked braised (in some white wine) "wild" salmon on a bed on green beans, and kohlrabi in a light cheese sauce. We had some home-made tartar sauce with the fish.

I love kohlrabi. It goes well with fish, and it is also very healthy.

Sheryl normally cooks the fish wrapped in aluminium foil, which is not very environmentally friendly; instead, I cooked it in a pyrex casserole dish. This caused a problem: the beans were not properly cooked because it took too long for the food to get up to cooking temperature, although the fish was perfectly done. Next time I will parboil the beans before putting them in the casserole dish.

6th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Bean Burritos

Tonight's dinner was bean burritos, filled with home-made refried beans, hot sauce, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, sour cream and the last of our home-made pickled red onions (we will need to make some more at the weekend).

Delicious, but we were still hungry after eating two each (after which the refried beans were gone).

5th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight's dinner was an experiment. I made cauliflower pakoras, served with rice, and sweet and sour sauce.

The experiment was not a great success; the pakora mix (chickpea flour, baking powder, salt and chili powder) was good, as was the sweet and sour sauce, but with the cauliflower there was too much of the same flavour. It would have been better to have had a selection of different pakoras (e.g. mushroom, cheese and maybe egg-plant, as well as cauliflower).

4th July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked Thai Ramen, swapping out the chicken for a vegan chicken substitute, and using Stevia (a zero-calorie sugar substitute) instead of honey. I also had to use tahini (made from sesame seeds) instead of peanut butter, because we seemed to be out of peanut butter (we had some, but I couldn't find it).

It turned out OK, but the fake chicken was not very good; really only good enough for dishes with a strongly flavoured sauce.

3rd July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Badam Pasanda

Tonight I cooked chicken badam pasanda for dinner, served with cauliflower "rice".

2nd July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made a Caesar salad, which we ate with mustard and tarragon chicken, and home-made bread rolls.

We ate every scrap, so there was no salad left-over for my brunch tomorrow.

1st July 2020 - Home, Munich.

Almost Vegetarian Tacos

Tonight for dinner we had the tacos that were postponed from yesterday. They were almost vegetarian: not vegan because of the cheese and sour cream, and not even vegetarian, because of the Oxo (beef bouillon) cube.

The hard-shell tacos contained a mixture of vegetarian meat substitute and black beans, cooked with onion, garlic, chili and cumin, plus lettuce, grated cheddar cheese, pickled red onions, sour cream and hot sauce. They were delicious.

Tacos are so much easier now that we have our taco holders.

30th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl was very grumpy and extremely hungry when she got home from work today (after an 11 hour working day!) and didn't have the patience to wait for the vegetarian tacos that we had planned for dinner. Instead we heated up a truffle pizza from the freezer, topped with extra cheese, red onion and spicy Italian sausage.

29th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Hummus Wraps

For dinner tonight we made hummus wraps, with zucchini, pickled red onions, lettuce, feta and hot sauce.

28th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Peking Duck

Dinner tonight was Peking Duck, with some sushi rice (rice cooked with a little white wine vinegar) on the side.

28th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Bread Rolls With Malt And Walnuts

This afternoon I made bread rolls, with malt and walnuts (my favorite).

As you can see from the photo, they turned out very well.

Sheryl also made some of her hummus (with olives in), as part of our dinner tomorrow, and some French Onion dip for my lunches during the coming week.

28th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

This morning we had toasted sandwiches for brunch: one with brie and branston pickle, and one with cheddar and branston pickle.

27th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner I cooked penne with zucchini, ricotta and mint.

It was delicious, but there was too much for us to finish, even though I had a (small) third portion.

27th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

By the time we finished our grocery shopping this morning we were ravenous (some days the 16/8 diet is harder than others), so we decided to share a kebab at the shopping mall instead of making brunch when we got home.

We had a falafel doner kebab with cheese, which was really nice (although not quite as nice as one with meat).

26th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we again tried this Butter Chicken recipe, although this time with turkey.

I cut the quantity of chili (chili powder and whole chilis) in half, and this time the spiciness was jut right. We ate it with cauliflower "rice" (rice substitute), which actually went very well with the curry.

Now that I have the spice quantity right, I will create a written recipe from the video.

25th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a salad, which I served with mustard and tarragon chicken and home-made bread rolls.

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24th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked an omelette to share (with tomatoes, mushrooms and brie), which we ate with home-made bread rolls.

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23rd June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Beluga Lentils And Tandoori Prawns

For dinner tonight I cooked tandoori prawns and a beluga lentil curry, which was very tasty.

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22nd June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, for dinner, I heated up the frozen mushroom risotto that we had in the freezer from a few weeks ago.

We needed to have something quick and easy, because we had to eat early, due to Sheryl having a Zoom meeting at 7pm.

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21st June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, for dinner, I heated up the frozen lasagna that we had in the freezer from a few weeks ago.

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20th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Tacos

Dinner tonight was vegetarian hard-shell tacos. They were filled with a meat substitute cooked with black beans and spices, lettuce, home-made pickled red onions, cheese and sour cream, with a little hot sauce added. we had refried beans on the side.

We used our newly arrived taco holders, which were great, because we could make several tacos at once, and the filling didn't fall out as soon as we laid them on the plate. The taco holders fit nicely on our pasta bowls.

Sheryl, as usual, overfilled her tacos, and so had some of the filling fall out as she ate them. One of my tacos broke as I bit into it, and the contents exploded everywhere.

They were, nevertheless delicious, and we greatly enjoyed our meal.

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19th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Thali With Cauli Rice

Tonight we had a thali (chicken redang, pumpkin and chick pea curry and vegetable curry - leftovers that we had in the freezer). We ate it with rice substitute: cauliflower "rice" (fewer carbs than rice, and quicker to cook), which wasn't great, but also wasn't quite as bad as expected.

Now we have no more curry leftovers in the freezer, and will need to freeze more before we can have another thali.

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18th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight were were feeling lazy, and decided to share a pizza: a 4 cheeses pizza (from the freezer), topped with spicy Italian sausage and red onions.

While we were waiting for the pizza to cook, we made another jar of pickled red onions, for the tacos which are now planned for Saturday.

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17th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we had planned vegetarian tacos, but didn't have time to make more pickled red onions at the weekend, to put into the tacos, so instead we had Dim Sum:

Dim Sum is one of our standby meals, as we normally have a selection in the freezer, but after tonight's dinner we will need to stock up on several items.

Satay Yakitori, Rice Balls, And Fried Dim Sum BBQ Pork Bun Shau Mei And Leek Dim Sum
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16th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we ate the leftover quiche from Sunday. It was still very good, and no longer runny.

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15th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked Pasta al Arabiata (with Fusilli rather than Penne).

It wasn't as good as usual. The tinned tomatoes seemed to be mostly liquid, and despite adding lots of tomato purée it didn't thicken. Also, I used garlic paste (usually I use garlic powder, or fresh garlic), which gave it a strange flavour.

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14th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Quiche With Asparagus

Tonight I cooked a quiche with asparagus. It was really lovely, and worth the time and effort to make it.

As usual, we lacked the patience to wait for it to set properly (you are supposed to wait 15 minutes after removing it from the oven), so it was still a bit runny, and collapsed when we served it.

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14th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Toast

This morning for brunch we had poached eggs on toast. I would have rather eaten the eggs on the bread rolls that I made yesterday, but we had toasting bread to use up.

I had a second piece of toast with marmite, and then an apple.

Marmite is a very English thing (most other nationalities hate it), so I was very surprised to read on the Wikipedia web-page (the link above) that it was invented by a German scientist.

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13th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Bread Rolls With Pumpkin Seeds And Sesame Seeds

This afternoon I made bread rolls: made with 50:50 strong wheat flour and spelt (Dinkel, in German) flour. I added pumpkin seeds to the dough, and sprinkled sesame seeds on top.

I overcooked the second tray of rolls a little, so some are rather too brown.

I also made a bit of a mess when adding the egg wash (to stick the sesame seeds to the rolls). The spillage caused some of the rolls to stick to the baking tray, so some of the rolls have no bases.

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13th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Today our brunch was again (as on the 31st of May) vegetables and French onion dip. This time there was no cooked meat (ham and salami) and no bread, which may explain why I am still hungry.

12th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a Butter Chicken, using this recipe video that Sheryl found on YouTube.

We had tried cooking butter Chicken before, but the recipes were not good. This time we were very pleased with the result. It was a little too spicy (Sheryl had to add some cream to hers, to tone down the heat); next time, we will reduce the quantity of chili. Apart from the spiciness, the flavour was excellent, just like you would get in a good Indian restaurant, and we will definitely be cooking it again; one more home-cooked curry to add to our repertoire.

Butter Chicken

11th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, because we were missing a key ingredient for what we had planned for dinner, we again had pizza: a truffle pizza topped with some extra cheese and some of the home-made spicy Italian sausage, with some sambal oelek to spice it up.

11th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Bavarian Breakfast

This morning (actually midday), since it is a public holiday in Bavaria, we treated ourselves to a Bavarian breakfast: Weißwurst (white sausages), pretzels, radishes, sweet mustard, Obatzda and Weißbier (wheat beer - yes, Sheryl's beer is a lighter colour than mine, because they are different beers).

It is rather unhealthy, but OK as long as it only happens very occasionally.

It was really enjoyable. The pretzels were fresh and soft, and everything tasted great.

Sheryl bought the Obatzda, mustard and sausages yesterday, and got fresh pretzels this morning.

10th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Pasta With Prawns And Asparagus

Tonight I cooked pasta with prawns and asparagus for dinner, something that we haven't had for ages.

It was really lovely.

One bunch of asparagus is too much, in this dish, for two people, so I save half of it for the weekend, for a quiche.

9th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Bean Burritos

Tonight we made bean burritos (with refried beans, home-made pickled red onions, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, avocado and hot sauce) for dinner.

They were delicious, despite Sheryl forgetting to add garlic to the refried beans.

8th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we heated up a pizza from the freezer, which we shared. There was too many dirty dishes from yesterday to clean up to consider cooking anything more complex.

We topped the pizza with some of Sheryl's home-made spicy Italian sausage. We ate it with some sambal oelek spread on top (Dutch style).

7th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Cauliflower Cheese

Tonight for dinner I cooked cauliflower cheese, which we ate with bread rolls.

The cheese sauce was based on the Alfredo sauce recipe (from the Olive Garden restaurant chain in the USA).

7th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

This morning for brunch I had another attempt at cooking the lemon and ricotta pancakes that we first tried a few weeks ago. This time we spread the ricotta on the pancakes before eating them, instead of mixing it into the batter, in the hope that they would then be less dry. They were a little better (slightly more moist), but still not great.

6th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Stuffed Butternut Squash

Tonight dinner was another experiment. I cooked stuffed butternut squash.

The stuffing was made with a vegetarian meat substitute, onion, zucchini, cheese, herbs and spices.

The experiment was not a great success, and I probably won't cook it again.

Whilst cooking the stuffing, I noticed that my non-stick (ceramic) frying pan wasn't sitting flat on the hotplate. On inspection, I discovered that the base was warped; it will have to be replaced.

5th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Pumpkin & Chickpea Curry, And Chicken Redang

Tonight I cooked two curries: a chickpea and pumpkin curry (based on this pumpkin curry recipe - on the left in the photo), and a chicken redang (on the right).

The curries were served with rice.

They were very tasty. Because I made two dishes, there was enough left over to freeze for next time we have a thali.

4th June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Truffle Pasta With Truffle And Tomato Sauce

For dinner tonight we had truffle pasta with truffle and tomato sauce (out of a jar).

The pasta and sauce are both from Käfer (pretty much the Harrods of Munich). I would make them both myself, but truffles are expensive and hard to find.

3rd June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, dinner was very experimental. Sheryl bought some fake pasta, made with black beans, and we made the sauce (with avocado, garlic, cheese and chili) suggested on the pasta package.

It was utterly dreadful: the pasta clumped together, and didn't taste good; the sauce tasted awful. We won't be cooking that again, and I will be throwing away the rest of the black bean pasta.

I managed to eat only one mouthful. I then had some cheese and bread rolls.

2nd June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made a salad and some egg salad, which we ate with some home-made bread rolls.

1st June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Falafel Wraps

Tonight we made wraps filled with humus, falafel (home-made), lettuce, tomato, feta and pickled red onions.

The recipe for the falafel needs a bit of fine-tuning, because they were very crumbly, and turned out rather soggy. The kitchen was a complete mess afterwards, partly because we coated the falafel in sesame seeds.

The wraps were pretty tasty, and very filling.

1st June 2020 - Home, Munich.

Scrambled Eggs And Bread Rolls

This morning we had scrambled eggs with home-made bread rolls (malt and walnut) for brunch.

31st May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Rusticana Ribs And Bread Roll Rusticana Tomato Salad

Tonight we decided to treat ourselves; we ordered ribs and tomato salad from the Rusticana, which is just down the road from home.

There were a couple of issues with the order. Sheryl ordered the food for pick-up at 18:30, but the email confirmation said 13:00, which was indeed the time it was ready, so we had to warm the ribs up in the evening before dinner. Also, the ribs didn't have the usually strong flavour from the basting sauce; either there was less sauce, or it wasn't made with the usual recipe. There were not as many ribs as we expected; Sheryl thinks that she may have got someone else's order, with a small portion of ribs, instead of the regular sized ribs that she ordered, because it cost less than she had expected.

We nevertheless enjoyed our dinner, which we ate with some bread rolls (malt and walnut rolls) that I made that afternoon. The bread rolls worked rather better than the previous batch, and were delicious.

31st May 2020 - Home, Munich.

French Onion Dip With Veg And Bread Rolls

Sheryl and I are on the 16/8 diet (because I am now diabetic), which means that we skip breakfast.

Today, for brunch (which we ate a little earlier than we should have, because we were so hungry) we had vegetables (cucumber, carrots, radishes, tomatoes, and for Sheryl, celery, which I hate) and home-made bread rolls (one each) with French onion dip (plus two small slices of ham that we had left over in the fridge).

It was very tasty. It is nice to have a variety of vegetables, because, if you have just one kind, it gets boring after a few mouthfulls.

French onion dip is very popular in the US and Canada. It is made from French onion soup powder mixed with cream cheese and a little cream (we used a non-dairy cream substitute) to make it spreadable. It is very addictive.

30th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked Thai chicken ramen.

This time I got the amount of spice (Thai red-curry paste) exactly right, and it was delicious.

29th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Soft Tortillas With Chorilo

Tonight we made soft tortillas, which were filled with Chorilo (a Mexican spicy pork and potato mix) plus the usual cheese, lettuce and sour cream, and some of our home-made picked red onions. We decided that there wouldn't be room in the tortillas for tomatoes too, and so we left them out.

We had some avocado on the side; again, no room for them in the tortillas.

We had never tried Chorilo before: Sheryl spotted a tin of it in a shop and we decided to try it. It was good. You just have to open the tin and heat the meat in the microwave for a couple of minutes.

We greatly enjoyed the dinner. The only problem was that the tortillas were getting rather cold by the time we got to the last ones. Next time we will leave them in the oven until we need them.

28th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Mushroom Risotto

Tonight I cooked a mushroom risotto for dinner. I used some frozen mixed "forest mushrooms", some champignons, and some truffle oil, so it had a great flavour. Unfortunately, I forgot to add garlic.

Risotto is easy to cook, but it required almost constant stirring; worth the effort, though.

27th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I served Dim Sum (we have a whole draw in the freezer filled with just Dim Sum).

We were hungry, and there was only one piece left.

26th May 2020 - Home, Munich.