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

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.

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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.

Tonight I heated up a frozen 4-cheeses pizza, to which I added some chorizo.

25th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Pickled Egg

Tonight I made a salad.

Recently we have been experimenting with pickling. At the weekend we made a few pickled eggs (I was surprised when Sheryl suggested it), and we had them on our salad, as a change from meat or prawns. The pickled eggs were OK, but nothing special, and we probably won't make more.

24th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Lasagne

Tonight I cooked Lasagne. It was especially delicious this time.

Instead of making one big one, I made two smaller ones; one for the freezer.

23rd May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Penne With Zucchini And Mint

Tonight I made Penne with Zucchini and Mint.

It was, as always, lovely.

22nd May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, for dinner, I cooked a vegetarian curry: a masala with okra and mushrooms.

We both felt that it was missing something (probably meat!).

21st May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Tacos

Tonight we made vegetarian tacos, with black beans, vegetarian meat substitute, tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, cheese, and pickled red onion (which we made at the weekend).

They were very tasty, but very messy to eat. We were especially pleased with the pickled red onion, and will be making a larger jar of them very soon.

20th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight Sheryl had an online meeting at 7pm, so we ate before her meeting. We wanted something quick and easy to prepare, so we had a pizza: a truffle pizza, topped with some extra cheese and some home-made spicy Italian sausage.

19th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Cashew Chicken

Tonight I cooked Cashew Chicken, which we ate with rice.

We hadn't eaten this dish for quite a while, and really enjoyed it.

18th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made a salad (romaine lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, spring onion and feta cheese), which I served with chicken cooked in mustard and tarragon.

It was very tasty, and we ate every scrap.

17th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Pasta Pesto

Tonight we cooked Pasta (Fusilli) ) Pesto for dinner. Sheryl made the green pesto, and I cooked the pasta. This time it was especially good: there was lots of pesto.

16th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Beluga Lentils Tandoori Prawns And Veg Masala

Tonight we had curry again: I cooked a chicken badam pasanda and rice.

The curry turned out rather spicy. I accidentally added too much sambal, and there was less yoghurt than I really needed and I didn't add enough coconut milk to compensate. We mixed in some more coconut milk on our plates,, and then it was OK.

15th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Beluga Lentils Tandoori Prawns And Veg Masala

Tonight I cooked Tandoori Prawns, Beluga Lentils in a mid curry sauce, and a vegetable masala. It was very tasty.

14th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we shared an omelette (containing tomatoes, spring onions and camembert).

I also tried making a potatoes substitute: fried grated zucchini It was a complete disaster. The zucchini cooked down to nothing, and was soggy, even though I thoroughly dried it after grating it.

In the end, we had some home-made bread rolls with the omelette.

13th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I was supposed to cook something else, but we decide to have a pizza. We shared a 4-cheeses pizza with Sheryl's spicy Italian sausage on top.

12th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Salmon and Asparagus

Tonight for dinner we cooked salmon on a bed of green asparagus. It was cooked in the oven, wrapped in tin-foil.

The salmon was a little dry. It should have been cooked with some kind of liquid like some white wine.

We ate it with some home-made bread rolls.

For a change, we didn't have tartar sauce with the fish.

For dessert we ate the rest of the rhubarb and strawberry crumble (cobbler) that I cooked on Monday.

11th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we made wraps filled with hummus (with green olives in), zucchini, feta and salad.

10th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Glutinous Rice Balls

Tonight we cooked a vegan "meatloaf", from a recipe which Sheryl found online. The main ingredients were chickpeas and oatmeal. We also included a couple of hard-boiled eggs in the centre of the loaf.

We ate it with some canned peas (a purchase for the lockdown) and some homemade bread rolls.

The meatloaf was not great; the peas were dreadful.

9th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Glutinous Rice Balls

Tonight I cooked a Butternut Squash Risotto for dinner.

I tried to make it a little more healthy, by using some non-dairy cream substitute (which didn't change the flavour at all) and less parmesan. The reduced quantity of parmesan was very noticeable, and I won't be making that mistake again.

8th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we had a Thali (a selectin of small curries) for dinner. These were leftovers from the freezer from previous curry dinners.

There was a pumpkin curry, a turkey badam pasanda, and a chicken kashmiri masla, which we ate with rice.

7th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made a salad with turkey (cooked with mustard and tarragon), which we ate with some bread rolls (bought, as we ate all the homemade rolls).

6th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked cauliflower cheese for dinner, which we ate with some home-made bread rolls.

For dessert we shared a mango.

5th May 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we cooked a frozen pizza, topped with some of Sheryl's home-made Italian sausage.

To 4th May 2020

I was in hospital for about a week, and ate only hospital food, which was pretty terrible, so there are no food blog posts for that period.

28th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight Sheryl cooked a frozen pizza for dinner (I wasn't feeling up to cooking): a truffle pizza topped with extra cheese and her homemade spicy Italian sausage.

The extra cheese made all the difference,

28th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked sausages (Bratwurst) & Sauerkraut, served with warmed up bread rolls, for dinner.

Sheryl said that the bread rolls were the best part of the meal.

27th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Glutinous Rice Balls

Tonight we had Dim Sum for dinner: a selection of steamed, fried and roast oriental starters.

The photo shows Glutinous Rice Balls filled with peanut paste.

26th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, dinner was Spaghetti and Meatballs.

I made my usual spicy tomato sauce, and meatballs based on Chef Pasquale's recipe.

There were enough meatballs left over for two lunches.

25th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight was curry night.

we had papadums to start, followed by a turkey Kashmiri masala (from a Patak's jar), and for dessert, chocolate lava cakes with cream.

24th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we made corned beef rolls: corned beef mixed with ketchup and sambal oelek, wrapped in puff pastry.

We ate them with curried baked beans; a experimental purchase that will not be repeated, as they were very disappointing.

23rd April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Pasta With ricotta, mint And Zucchini

For dinner tonight I cooked pasta with ricotta, zucchini (courgette) and mint.

It doesn't look great in the photo, but it always tastes great.

22nd April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Club Sandwiches

Tonight we made Club Sandwiches (with turkey rather than chicken), which we ate with some salt and vinegar crisps (chips).

We had some jaffa cakes for dessert.

21st April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Wraps With Hummus And Zucchcini Wraps With Hummus And Zucchcini

Tonight we made wraps (tortillas) filled with hummus (Sheryl's wonderful hummus with green olives). fried zucchini (courgette) strips, cheese, lettuce, tomato and hot sauce.

Sheryl overdid the hot sauce in her first wrap, and her mouth was burning afterwards.

We ate some more of the cookies (biscuits) that Sheryl made on Sunday, which did help to cool Sheryl's mouth.

20th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

PizzaWith Chorizo

I was sick today, and didn't feel like real cooking, so we cooked and shared a pizza from the freezer: a 4-cheeses pizza onto which we put slices of chorizo (we used up all the spicy Italian sausage - need to make some more). We ate it with some sambal oelek spread on top (a habit I picked up in the Netherlands - better than putting hot sauce on your pizza)

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For dessert we finished off the plum and apple crumble that I made on Saturday, with some cream.

19th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Margaritas Vegetarian Tacos

Tonight we made vegetarian Tacos with a vegan chili that we had in the freezer (once we had added cheese and sour cream, dinner was only vegetarian, not vegan).

We each had a Margarita while the Taco shells and chili were heating up.

For dessert we ate some of the cookies that Sheryl baked that day: some lemon cookies and some chocolate chip cookies.

18th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Fish Fingers

Tonight I cooked fish fingers (fish stick to some of you) with mashed potatoes (flavoured with some nutmeg) and green beans.

The fish fingers were one of the things that we bought to prepare for the lockdown.

I made some tartar sauce to go with the fish fingers; very easy to make: chopped capers, spring onion and pickled gherkin, mixed into some mayonnaise.

For dessert I cooked a plum and apple crumble (cobbler), to use up some plums that weren't getting ripe and were starting to go off, which we ate with some cream.

18th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Crepes

This morning I made crêpes to eat with the with raspberries, blueberries which we had left over from last weekend.

17th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a Chicken Redang (a Malaysian curry) served with coconut rice.

The chilis were a bit smaller than usual, so it turned out less spicy than normal, but it was still lovely.

16th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Truffle Pasta

Tonight's dinner was very simple: truffle pasta served with truffle and tomato sauce (out of a jar, from Käfer, because fresh truffles are expensive and hard to get).

There was nothing left to freeze, as we ate every scrap.

15th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Mushroom Risotto

Tonight I cooked a mushroom risotto, using a mix of frozen "forest mushrooms". I also added some truffle oil for more flavour.

Sheryl's idea is that it is healthy, because it has no meat, but given that it contains cream and parmesan, that is probably just wishful thinking.

Either way, it was lovely.

There was enough for one serving left over, which went into the freezer (our freezer is very full at the moment, because we stocked up for the lockdown, so it was hard to fit the risotto in).

14th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Gröstl

Tonight I made a Gröstl (bubble and squeak) with the leftover duck. In addition to the potato and duck, it contained spring onions and snow peas, and was served with a fried egg on top.

13th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner we wanted something with minimal cooking, after both of us spending most of Sunday in the kitchen, so we shared a frozen 4-cheeses pizza topped with the Italian sausage that Sheryl made a few weeks ago (the last from the freezer, so she will need to make some more).

12th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Roast Duck Roast Duck

Our Easter dinner was a roast duck with red cabbage and duchess potatoes.

Sheryl found an over-complicated recipe for duchess potatoes with garlic and parmesan, which she liked, although I was not so impressed.

With dinner we drank a bottle of Margeaux which we had been keeping for a while.

For dessert we had individual cheesecakes with caramel sauce topping.

12th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Deviled Eggs

For lunch we ate deviled eggs, made by Sheryl.

12th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Cheese Scone with Butter Plain Scone wth Jam and Cream

For breakfast Sheryl baked scones: some with cheese, and some plain.

11th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Sweet And Sour Prawns Lava Cakes And Cream

For dinner tonight I cooked prawns in spicy (chili powder, ground coriander and ground cardamom) batter, served with rice and sweet and sour sauce (Singapore style).

For dessert Sheryl made chocolate lava cakes, which turned out perfectly this time, which we ate with some cream.

11th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Crepes And Berries

For breakfast today we had crêpes with raspberries, blueberries and maple syrup.

The blueberries were a little under-ripe, and so didn't taste so good; apart from that, everything was great.

10th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we had pasta (Fusilli) with green pesto. Sheryl made the pesto, and I cooked the pasta and added the pesto to it.

10th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Eggs Benedict

This morning for breakfast I made Eggs Benedict and bacon.

We don't have this often because it is very rich and high in fat, but it is really delicious, and as it is Easter, we decided to treat ourselves.

This time I slightly overcooked the poached eggs, but not enough to spoil our breakfast.

9th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Enchiladas Swiss Roll

Tonight our dinner was vegetarian enchiladas, cooked by Sheryl. Instead of minced beef, the filling was made with a vegetarian meat substitute, plus black beans. They were very good, although a little dry; the recipe needs a little adjustment to deal with the meat substitute.

For dessert we finished off the Swiss Roll from 2 days ago. It was still hard and rubbery, so we ate it with some cream poured over, which softened it enough to make it easier to eat.

8th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Hash Browns

Tonight I cooked a Turkey Satay Curry, to which I added mushrooms and a sliced banana, served with rice. It was, as always, delicious.

For dessert I poached some pears in red wine, brown sugar and cinnamon, which we ate with cream. We hadn't had poached pears for ages, and enjoyed them greatly.

7th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Hash Browns

Tonight I cooked an omelette with Camembert, spring onions and tomatoes.

For dessert Sheryl had made a Swiss Roll (Rouladen), filled with whipped cream and lemon curd, using one of Mary Berry's recipes. It was tasty, but the cake was tough and rubbery (it may be better tomorrow, once it has absorbed some moisture), and she decided that it didn't look good enough for a photo.

Every time that Sheryl uses a Mary Berry recipe she swears that she won't do so again, but then she forgets and tries again.

6th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner we ate the rest of the turkey pot-pie from Saturday.

5th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

Prawns And Beluga Lentils

Tonight for dinner I cooked something based on a dish (served as a starter) that Sheryl and I had in a Greek restaurant in Köln (Cologne) when I was working at Unity Media.

I cooked beluga lentils (the small black ones) in a curry sauce, with tandoori prawns (at the restaurant the lentils were served with scallops).

The dish turned out very well, and we will definitely cook it again.

4th April 2020 - Home, Munich.

turkey pot-pie turkey pot-pie

Today we wanted to have something for dinner that we hadn't cooked before; we needed some variety.

After perusing a few recipes online, we decided on a turkey pot-pie.

I cooked the filling, which contained turkey, onions, peas, carrots, mushrooms, mustard, tarragon and chicken stock.

Sheryl made the pastry, which was a kind of rough-puff pastry.

It was delicious.

There was plenty left over for another meal later in the week.

15th December 2019 - Addiction Aquatic Development, Taipei.

Tonight we met my friend Trevor at Addiction Aquatic Development, which is a seafood supermarket and restaurant in Taipei.

All the seafood is kept alive in tanks, which you can walk around, so you know that everything is fresh.

After some drinks, we managed to get somewhere to sit (stools at bench - there are proper tables, but at a price), and ordered sushi and sashimi. Sheryl was very tempted by the crab legs, but the prices were outrageous, The food was excellent.

Trevor and I polished off a couple of bottles of saki, and Sheryl had some wine.

I would certainly recommend AAD, but it is certainly not cheap.

14th December 2019 - The Golden Dragon Restaurant, The Grand Hotel, Taipei.

Pork In Orange Sauce Beef And Morrels

Tonight was our first dinner in Taipei. We were tired and jet-lagged from our flight, so we ate in one of the many restaurants in our hotel.

The Golden Dragon is not good enough for me to recommend it to anyone, but it was OK.

We ordered pork in orange sauce, beef with morrels (a fungus which grows on trees), and fried rice. The food was quite tasty, but was served on cold dishes, and was cold before we could finish it.

14th December 2019 - Shilin Night Market, Taipei.

Crab Coffin Bread Crab Coffin Bread

We had a snack in the food market at Shilin Night Market. There were lots of tasty options on offer. We chose to share a "coffin bread", filled with crab in sauce, and a slice of cheese.

Coffin bread is just a thick slab of bread, which is fried, cut open to insert the filling, closed up an then fried some more; very unhealthy, but super tasty.

13th December 2019 - Thai Airlines.

Tonight our dinner was on the aircraft, on the way to Bangkok: Thai beef and rice.

It was rather bland; not spicy enough for our tastes, which is hardly surprising.

12th December 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we wanted something quick and easy, with as little to clean up as possible, because we are flying tomorrow, so we had pizzas for dinner,

11th December 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked Beef Roulades (rolls of thin beef) stuffed with green asparagus and cheese. We ate them with Kohlrabi and mashed potato.

The Roulades were a little overcooked and tough, because the Kohlrabi took a long time to cook.

10th December 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we ate the rest of the quiche, with some more sauté potatoes.

9th December 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made a salad (lettuce, tomato, avocado, spring onion and feta - I forgot to include cucumber), and cooked some tandoori chicken to put on top. I warmed up some of my home-made bread rolls to eat with the salad.

8th December 2019 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked a Quiche Loraine; I cooked sauté potatoes to have with the quiche.

The quiche was very tasty, due to there being plenty of bacon and gruyère cheese in it.

We ate half of the quiche, and will eat the rest later in the week.

8th December 2019 - Home, Munich.

Crepes Crepes

For breakfast today I made crêpes. We had a selection of berries and, of course, maple syrup with them. I also ate a couple with brown sugar and lemon juice, which is how we had them when I was growing up; I think they taste better this way.

7th December 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked spaghetti (actually capellini) and meatballs.

The meatballs were from the freezer, from two different batches. I made a fresh batch of spicy tomato sauce.

Because the meatballs had been frozen, they tended to break up when we tried to pick them up on the fork, which as a nuisance, but apart from that, the meal was great.

There were enough meatballs left over for me to have for lunch during the coming week.

We were too full for dessert.

6th December 2019 - Home, Munich.

Zucchini Wraps

Tonight we made the zucchini and hummus wraps for dinner.

They were nice, but Sheryl was not able to make her usual olive hummus, because the olives had gone mouldy, so we has plain hummus, and we had no tomatoes, because I had eaten them all with my lunches during the week, so the wraps contained only the hummus, lettuce, zucchini, feta and hot sauce.

For dessert, Sheryl made chocolate lava cakes, which were fantastic.

5th December 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we were supposed to have wraps filled with zucchini and hummus, but Sheryl hadn't had time to make the hummus (I have tried making hummus, but it is not as good as Sheryl'a), so we heated up two frozen pizzas (a 4-cheeses pizza with added chorizo, and a spinach Flammkuchen) instead.

4th December 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we ate the rest of the lasagna that I made on Sunday.

3rd December 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight Sheryl was again supposed to be out with friends (postponed from last week), so I had again planned to cook myself an omelette, but again Sheryl's friends cancelled.

I nevertheless cooked us an omelette, with which we had bread rolls (bought, not home-made; I need to bake some more bread).

2nd December 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made Thai Ramen, this time with prawns instead of chicken.

I was good (we ate every scrap), but I think it is better with chicken.

1st December 2019 - Home, Munich.

Lasagna

For tonight's dinner I made Lasagna Bolognese.

It takes quite a while to make the spicy bolognese sauce, the lasagna from scratch, the white sauce (to which I add some mustard to bring out the flavour of the cheese), and then to assemble it all (with a layer of mascarpone at the top), and finally bake it, but it is worth it.

There was enough left for another meal later in the week.

1st December 2019 - Home, Munich.

Banana Pancakes

This morning I made banana pancakes for breakfast.

They look rather irregular because I made the batter a little too runny, and didn't notice until after I had added the bananas, at which point there was no way to fix it.

We ate most of the pancakes with maple syrup, but a couple were eaten with Nutella.

30th November 2019 - Kerala Indian Restaurant, Munich.

Butter Chicken Butter Chicken And Onion Kulcha

This evening we went with Isabelle and Markus, and their friend, to the Kerala restaurant. Erik (Markus & Isabelle's son) and Thea (the friend's daughter) joined us; Erik and Thea are classmates at kindergarten.

We had a table booked for 6pm, because the children's bedtime was too early for an 8pm dinner. In the event, both kids had plenty of stamina, and were racing around the restaurant playing with the children of other diners, at 9pm.

We ordered two starter platters to share: one from northern India, and one from southern India (spicier).

For mains, the friend ordered a chicken korma (photo below right), Sheryl ordered a butter chicken (photos top left and right, and I ordered a chicken kerala (photo below left). I don't remember what Markus and Isabelle ordered, although there is a photo of Markus' dinner (the dish with the aluminium foil, below centre).

We also ordered some bread: an onion kulcha and some garlic nan.

Both children ate a lot, and weren't phased by the Indian food.

I ordered a bottle of wine: a Primitivo. The waiter was very apologetic that they were out of the Primitivo, and suggested a Nero D'Avola (which was not on the wine menu) instead. I much prefer Nero D'Avola to Nero D'Avola, so no apology was needed. In the end we drank two bottles between Markus, Sheryl and me; the other two ladies drank no alcohol.

The food was good. It seems that the menu has changed (more choices) and the quality of the food has improved, since we were last there.

Everyone left very satisfied.

Chicken Kerala Markus' Dinner Chicken Korma

30th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Scones

This morning Sheryl made scones: some cheese and some plain.

We ate the cheese scones with butter, and the plain ones with clotted cream and jam.

This batch was especially good.

The original plan was to try making crumpets, but by the time we thought about making them, it was too late; it takes nearly two hours to make crumpets, because you need to give the yeast time to work.

29th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked my Chicken Satay Curry for dinner, served with rice.

For some reason the chicken was a little chewy, but apart from that, tasted great.

28th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked cauliflower cheese, with a 4-cheese sauce, with which we had some of my home-baked bread rolls.

27th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Burrito Burrito

Tonight we had bean burritos for dinner.

Sheryl made refried beans with the pinto beans she had cooked at the weekend.

The burritos were filled with the beans, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, grated cheese, sour cream and hot sauce.

They were lovely.

Two burritos each were enough.

26th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Originally, Sheryl planned to go out with some friends for drinks, but those plans got cancelled at the last minute.

Instead of cooking myself an omelette, we had pizzas. A 4-cheeses pizza with chorizo added, and a Flamküchen (Elsässer Art - i.e. with bacon) which we shared. A Flamküchen is a German style pizza.

25th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we made club sandwiches for dinner.

As usual, I sliced the chicken and fried the bacon and chicken, and Sheryl assembled the sandwiches.

We had some crisps/chips with the sandwiches.

24th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made a Butternut Squash Risotto for dinner.

It was delicious, but that made three nights in a row of dinners with garlic in them (especially the meatballs yesterday - garlic in both the meatballs and the sauce), and my digestive system doesn't deal with garlic well. Sheryl and I decided to change the dinner plans for tomorrow to something without garlic.

24th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Croissants

The original plan was to make banana pancakes for breakfast, but we had a slight shopping fail, and were out of eggs.

Instead, I went across the street to the Safir bakery, and bought 4 croissants and a Danish pastry (a Rosinenschnecke). As an experiment, I got one of the vegan Quinoa croissants, but it was not great.

We ate the croissants with some of the Dutch cheese that we bought yesterday.

Because I am no longer working in the Netherlands, I can no longer get any Sambal Smeerkaas (which is not available at Henri Willig), but we bought some smoked cheese smeerkass yesterday, and Sheryl mixed in some sambal. It really needs 24 hours for the flavours to percolate, but already tasted OK this morning.

23rd November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Spaghetti And Meatballs Bread And Butter Pudding

Tonight I cooked spaghetti and meatballs.

I made the meatballs from scratch, based on Chef Pasquale's recipe on YouTube.

I made my usual spicy tomato sauce.

For dessert we ate Bread and Butter Pudding, which Sheryl cooked using my mother' recipe.

We were very stuffed after eating.

23rd November 2019 - Zum Spöckmeier, Munich.

Beers Downtown

This afternoon we went downtown shopping, including a very important couple of stops to get cheese (English cheddar from Kaufhof, and Dutch cheeses from Henri Willig).

Afterwards we went to Zum Spöckmeier, just around the corner from Marienplatz, for beers. I had a weißbier; Sheryl has a Hellesbier (lager).

Non-Germans may find it odd that I posted this in my food blog, but in Germany beer is legally classified as food, and considered an essential for life.

23rd November 2019 - Home, Munich.

This morning I cooked poached eggs, which I served on some of my cheese bread rolls. I warmed the rolls in the oven for 5 minutes to freshen them up.

22nd November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Friday is usually curry night for us. This time I cooked a Chicken Badam Pasanda; my best curry recipe.

I decided to try making Chapatis (Roti) to go with the curry, but they were not a great success (burnt), so we threw them away, and I cooked rice instead.

For dessert we finished off the bits of chocolate brownie from Sheryl's weekend baking marathon.

21st November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked fish (trout filets braised in white wine), green asparagus (out of season asparagus from South America) and mashed potatoes. I made tartar sauce to go with the fish, although I forgot that we were out of capers, and had to make it with just spring onions and pickled gherkins.

The fish was very tasty, although not awfully well filleted by the supermarket, so there were quite a few bones.

20th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Penne al Arabiata

Tonight I cooked Penne al Arabiata for dinner, very quick and easy, and always delicious.

19th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Having spent a large part of yesterday in the kitchen making the Caesar Salad, I didn't feel like doing any real cooking today, so we had pizzas from the freezer: one with tuna and one with chorizo, both with some red onions on top.

Sheryl came home very late from work, so we were hungry by the time we ate, and finished most of the pizzas.

18th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

This evening, for dinner, we had a Caesar Salad.

I made my own croutons, marinade for the chicken, and Caesar Salad Dressing, based on this YouTube video. I was not so impressed with the recipe, and will either find another, or adapt the above recipe, for next time.

We ate the salad with some of the bread rolls that I baked earlier today.

18th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Today I made bread rolls: 12 with sesame seeds on, and 12 with cheddar cheese inside.

My plan had been to bake them over the weekend, but Sheryl's cupcake burger project occupied the kitchen all weekend, so they were deferred until today.

This batch of rolls were very good.

17th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

This evening we had sausages (Nürnberger Rostbratwurst), fried eggs, Sauerkraut and Sauté Potatoes for dinner.

For dessert we had some pieces of the chocolate brownies that Sheryl baked over the weekend, to be part of the cupcakes she made to take to work, which looked like miniature cheese beef burgers; the brownies were the "meat".

17th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Cheese And Branston Toasty

This morning we had toasted sandwiches, filled with mature cheddar and branston pickle, for breakfast.

16th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Redang Chicken Redang

Tonight I cooked a Malaysian curry: Chicken Redang.

I served it with coconut rice.

It was, as usual, delicious, although a little less spice than usual, because the chilis were small, and I added more coconut milk than usual.

16th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Mango Baguette

Today for breakfast we started with a mango. It was perfectly ripe, and very tasty and juicy.

I made scrambled eggs, which we ate with some of the baguette that I bought across the street at the Safir bakery (my plan was to buy bread rolls, but they had only two rolls without rye flour in - Sheryl is mildly allergic to rye).

The baguette was still warm, and tasted great.

15th November 2019 - Rusticana, Munich.

Tonight we went out for dinner, to celebrate Sheryl's birthday.

We went to the Rusticana, a steak and ribs place just down the road from home. The place is very popular, and it is essential to reserve a table, which we had done several days ago.

We both ordered a filet steak: Sheryl had a 250g one, and I had a 350g one. The steaks come with a baked potato, served with sour cream. We also shared a tomato salad.

The steaks were absolutely delicious; they just melted in the mouth. I have never eaten better steaks.

The Tomato salad was good, but not quite as excellent as usual; the tomatoes could have been a little riper.

Sheryl had a prosecco as an aperitif; I had a weißbier. We were also each given a complimentary grappa before the food arrived, which was surprisingly good (I am not usually a fan of grappa). We had a bottle of red wine, a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, with dinner.

We both really enjoyed our dinner.

Drinks Filt Steak Tomato Salad

14th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we had Dim Sum for dinner. Sadly, we were out of glutinous rice balls (one of my favourites), but we had plenty of other things to eat.

13th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made a salad (romaine lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, spring onions, avocado and feta) and some tandoori prawns.

It was very good, although I should have cooked more prawns.

12th November 2019 - Pequeño, Munich.

Tonight, since it was Sheryl's birthday, we went to our local Mexican, Pequeño.

Sheryl ordered a Quesadilla Volcano, and I ordered the Enchiladas Mixtos.

They were both tasty, although I needed to add quite a bit of tabasco to make it spicy enough (Germans don't generally like spicy food, and virtually all restaurants tone down their spicy food accordingly).

11th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight Sheryl worked late, so we wanted something quick. We cooked two frozen pizzas, one with chorizo added, and one with tuna added.

10th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Thai Chicken Ramen

Tonight I cooked Thai Chicken Ramen. It really is delicious, and incredibly easy to cook.

9th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Malted Walnut Bread Rolls Omelette

Tonight, because Sheryl was away for a training course, I was alone for dinner.

I cooked myself an omelette (with mushrooms, tomato and soft blue cheese), which I ate with some bread rolls (made with malt and walnuts) which I baked that day.

8th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, dinner was very quick and easy. I warmed up the beef stew from the freezer (left over from when Peter and Georgina visited for the Oktoberfest, that Peter and I cooked together).

In the freezer bag was not only stew, but also some dumplings, so I had nothing else to cook.

7th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked Cashew Chicken and rice for dinner.

I was clearly not on form, and made a couple of mistakes. The first step is to lightly toast some cashews, which I did, but then I forgot to set them aside, and just started to add the next ingredients. The cashews got badly burnt, and I had to remove them, and add untoasted cashews. I also discovered afterwards that I had used peanut oil instead of sesame oil.

Also, I had no spring onions (shopping fail), only red onions.

Finally, when Sheryl served the food, she forgot to garnish it with sesame seeds.

Sheryl said that it still tasted good, though.

6th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Spaghetti With Spicy Chorizo Sauce

Tonight I cooked pasta (capellini - thin quick-cooking spaghetti) with a spicy chorizo and tomato sauce.

It is really quick and easy to cook, and very tasty.

5th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Ravioli With 4-Cheese Sauce

Tonight Sheryl asked for pasta with a 4 cheese sauce, so I cooked some ravioli filled with truffle, and a sauce that I made with whatever cheeses I found in the refrigerator: some truffle brie, some mild soft blue cheese, some cheddar and some parmesan (plus some cream, and some garlic powder and mustard, to enhance the cheese flavour).

The sauce worked very well, very close to what one would get in an Italian restaurant.

We ate the meal with some of the cheese bread rolls that I made over the weekend - excellent for mopping up the sauce.

4th November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Mushroom Risotto

Tonight I cooked a mushroom risotto for dinner, with champignons and Wald Pilzen (forest mushrooms: a mixture of porcini, chanterelles. oyster mushrooms, slippery jack and bay boletus, prepackaged, from our local supermarket).

Sometimes we have enough left over to freeze, for another meal, but not this time: we were hungry.

3rd November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Weißwurst Bread Rolls

Tonight, for dinner, we had Weißwurst (white sausage - a Bavarian delicacy eaten with sweet mustard - you have to peel off the skin before eating them) with potato salad, various pickles and home-made bread rolls.

Weißwurst contain no preservatives, and in the days before refrigeration they were notoriously perishable. Traditionally they are made early in the morning. Even today, they are usually not served in beer halls and restaurants after noon. Sometimes, in Bavaria, hosts serve them at parties after midnight, at which time freshly made Weißwurst were available. It can sometimes be fun to watch foreign tourists, who are unaware that you need to peel them, trying to eat them with the skin on.

I made the bread rolls this afternoon: 12 with sesame seeds and 12 with cheese inside (all 24 rolls also contained pumpkin seeds). This batch was especially good.

For dessert Sheryl cooked another couple of chocolate lava cakes, this time with caramel in. They were lovely, although we couldn't really taste the caramel.

3rd November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Grapefruit Toasted Sandwiches

This morning for breakfast we had a pink grapefruit, followed by toasted cheese (mature cheddar) and branston pickle sandwiches.

The grapefruit was excellent: very ripe, sweet and juicy.

The toasties were, as usual, delicious.

2nd November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Pollack Lava Cake

This week there was a special offer on Seelachs (pollack) so we decided to get some for dinner tonight.

I decided to poach it in some white wine. I served it with mashed potato and green beans (bush beans).

We were not very impressed with the fish, due in part to the fact that it was not especially fresh. Sheryl also had an issue with the number of bones she found in her portion.

Sheryl cooked chocolate lava cakes for dessert, which we ate with some ice-cream (walnut and maple syrup. They were awesome, although next time we will give them an extra minute in the oven.

2nd November 2019 - Home, Munich.

This morning I made blueberry pancakes.

I had to make them with spelt flour, because we were out of wheat flour, so they had a slightly different taste and seemed a little dry. I also forget to add any cinnamon.

1st November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a curry: a turkey korma, which I made using a jar of Patak's korma paste.

It was a little too mild for our tastes, because I didn't quite have enough korma paste.

We had some papadums as a starter.

1st November 2019 - Home, Munich.

Because today is a public holiday in Bavaria (All Saints Day), we had breakfast together: the last packet of crumpets from the freezer. We ate then with cheeses and jams.

Our plan is to try making crumpets ourselves, next time.

31th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Burritos

Tonight we ate vegetarian burritos: filled with the left over vegetarian chilli from the freezer, refried beans, lettuce, tomato, grated cheddar and sour cream. We spiced them up a little with some hot sauce. They were yummy. I did remember to add some paprika powder (which I forgot when I originally cooked the chilli); it greatly improved the flavour.

30th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked prawns in batter (with cardamom and ground coriander in the batter) with Singapore-style sweet and sour sauce, with rice.

29th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked pasta (capellini) with broccoli and Alfredo sauce.

28th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner I made a salad, which I served with home-made bread rolls and turkey cooked with mustard and tarragon.

Neither of us was especially hungry, so we didn't have a dessert.

27th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Even though asparagus season is long over, we spotted some nice looking asparagus at the supermarket at a reasonable price, so we decided to have pasta with asparagus and prawns for dinner.

For dessert I made a crumble (cobbler) with apple and mango.

26th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Pre-Ballet Snack Pre-Ballet Snack

Tonight, because we were going to be at the ballet at dinner time we had a snack with Isabelle and Markus before heading to the ballet.

Sheryl had made some of her French Onion dip, with which we had vegetables and chips/crisps, plus crackers and bread rolls with cheeses, ham and salami.

We had to rush eating, to be sure to get to the National Theatre on time.

25th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Bread Rolls With Malt And Walnuts

Tonight Sheryl's appetite was still not back to normal, so I made a lentil soup with wiener sausages, which we ate with bread rolls that I baked earlier that day (I was not very pleased with this batch of bread - not up to my usual standard).

The soup recipe is really simple: put a diced onion, green lentils, chicken stock, cumin, garlic and tomato purée in a pot and simmer until the lentils are soft. Then add the sausages, chopped into one inch pieces, and simmer for another 10 minutes.

24th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight Sheryl was sick with a stomach bug, and didn't eat dinner, so I cooked myself two poached eggs, some baked beans and warmed up a couple of frozen bread rolls.

23rd October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight Sheryl was working i until late, so we decided to have pizzas from the freezer. I was not able to wait for dinner until Sheryl got home (after 9 pm) so I started my pizza before she got home.

I had a 4 cheeses pizza with chorizo on; Sheryl had a flamküchen (a German pizza) with spinach.

Neither of us were able to finish our plates.

22nd October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked pasta with Ricotta, Zucchini and mint (except that we were unable to get any mint - it was fine without it).

This is one of our favourite recipes: it is quick and easy, and ideal for cheese addicts like us.

21st October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Dim Sum

Tonight, for dinner, we had Dim Sum, from our stock of frozen Dim Sum.

In the steamer there are Shao Mei, vegetable dumplings, and a bun filled with pork in barbecue sauce.

In one of the small oval dish there are glutinous balls with peanut filling; in the other there are teriyaki chicken yakitori.

The last dish has various fried dumplings: spring rolls, deep fried vegetable dumplings, deep fried prawn wontons and some pan fried pork dumplings.

The meal was delicious, and we ate almost every scrap (we were hungry).

20th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked a vegan chili (well, it would have been vegan if I hadn't added an Oxo cube).

I used a pack of vegan fake meat (soya based), a can of mixed beans and a small can of kidney beans. I also used two small chilis and a generously heaped teaspoonful of sambal oelek.

I forgot to add the powdered paprika, and we could taste that it was missing.

We ate it with home made bread rolls.

It was delicious, although not as good as usual because we used a different brand of fake meat, which had a slightly strange taste.

There was enough left over to freeze for another meal.

20th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Crepes

This morning I cooked crêpes for breakfast. We ate them with berries (blackberries, blueberries and raspberries) and maple syrup.

19th October 2019 - Monaco Italian Restaurant, Munich.

Tonight we were out for the Long Night Of Museums, so we ate out.

We went to "Monaco", an Italian restaurant in the "gay triangle" of Munich. We have been there a few times before; the food and wine are good, although the service can be slow, with occasional mistakes (this time the waiter brought flat water when we had ordered sparkling).

We both ordered from the specials of the day: Sheryl had Ravioli (the strangest looking ravioli I have seen) filled with pumpkin; I had Tagliatelle with Pfifferlinge (chanterelles) and beef.

My food was delicious; Sheryl's less so.

With dinner we had a bottle of red wine: a Nero D'Avola. It was really lovely.

We also had dessert: a tiramisu for Sheryl, and a panna cotta for me.

Pumpkin Ravioli Tagliatelle Pfifferlinge and Beef Nero D'Avola

18th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked my famous Satay Curry (made with chicken), served with rice.

17th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight Sheryl had to work late, so we had something quick for dinner: pizzas. I put chorizo on one, and tuna on the other, and we shared them.

16th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we ate the remainder of the Shepherd's Pie that I cooked on Sunday.

15th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner I cooked truffle pasta with truffle sauce.

We had one portion of truffle sauce in the freezer, which I stretched by adding ingredients (tinned tomatoes, herbs, onion powder, garlic powder and truffle oil), which worked out very well (tasted like the original).

14th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made an omelette and hash browns for dinner.

I put spring onions, tomatoes and Camembert cheese in the omelette.

13th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Shepherd's Pie

This evening I cooked a Shepherd's Pie (I put some carrots and sweetcorn in the pie) for dinner.

It is way too much food for two people, so we always have some left for another day,

13th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Scones Scones

For breakfast today Sheryl made scones (thanks, Janet, for teaching her how to make great scones).

This time she made only sweet scones. We ate them with clotted cream (actually Crème Fraîche) and jams.

12th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made Peking Duck for dinner. I served it with some sushi rice with sesame seeds sprinkled over.

I managed to prevent Sheryl from eating every last scrap of duck, so I had enough for a duck sandwich for lunch another day.

11th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Badam Pasanda Chicken Badam Pasanda

Tonight I cooked a curry: Chicken Badam Pasanda. I added mushrooms to the recipe.

It was really lovely. There was one portion left over, to put into the freezer, for another day.

10th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Pasta Pesto

Tonight we had pasta (fusilli) with green (made with basil) pesto: delicious and healthy.

Sheryl made the pesto (she makes better pesto than I do) yesterday, and put it in the fridge, so I had very little to do to prepare dinner.

9th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I served a salad (kos lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, feta and figs), with turkey cooked in mustard and tarragon, and bread rolls.

Usually we put avocado in our salads, but I substituted figs, which I much prefer; they are in season at the moment and therefor cheap and of good quality.

8th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I served the left-over butternut squash quiche, again with sauté potatoes.

7th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Thai Chicken Ramen

Tonight I cooked Thai Chicken Ramen, using a recipe which Sheryl found online.

I was amazed at how easy it was to cook: put most of the ingredients in a pot, and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes, then add the chicken and noodles and cook for another 5 minutes.

I really hate the taste of coriander leaves, so I used basil instead. The dish also contains spinach leaves. I left out the bell peppers, and used a zucchini instead (which worked very well).

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

6th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a butternut squash quiche. Sheryl had found a recipe online, but failed to share it with me, so I winged it. It turned out very well.

I served it witb sauté potatoes.

5th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner I cooked spaghetti and meatballs, with a spicy tomato sauce.

The meatballs were home-made, based on this recipe from Chef Pasquale (there are no quantities in the recipe, so you have to guess from watching the video); they are so much better than buying ready-made meatballs. I add some spices (cumin and chili powder to the meatballs, which makes them even better.

We put the leftover meatballs in the freezer for another day.

4th October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we had Dim Sum for dinner.

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

The only problem with it is the quantity of dirty dishes, requiring running the dishwasher twice.

3rd October 2019 - Armbrustschützenzelt, Munich.

Today is a public holiday in Germany: German reunification day. We headed to the Oktoberfest one last time, for brunch.

We went to the Armbrustschützenzelt, where we had been on Saturday 21st, because we had vouchers for food and beer left over from Saturday.

Sheryl had a wienerschnitzel with potato salad, and I had pork sausages with sauerkraut (which had bacon in it) and potato salad.

The sauerkraut was really good, but there was far too much of it.

We each drank Helles bier (lager).

2nd October 2019 - Museum Lichtspiele, Munich.

This evening we went to see the Downton Abbey movie at the Museum Lichtspiele.

The movie clashed with dinner time, so we shared some nachos in the theatre, and topped up with some cheese and crackers when we returned home.

1st October 2019 - Home, Munich.

Bread Rolls

Tonight we had pizzas again; at least this time we had one each, having stocked up on Saturday.

Earlier in the day I made bread rolls, with malt and walnuts.

30th September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we made Zucchini Wraps: fried zucchini with hummus, red onions, lettuce, tomatoes and grated cheese, served in a wrap. We usually add some hot sauce.

29th September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we had a salad for dinner: a goat-cheese salad with figs, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber, with which we had some bread rolls. Both of us felt that it needed more cheese.

29th September 2019 - Oide Wiesn, Munich.

Obatzda WeissWurst

This morning we went to the Oktoberfest for breakfast.

We went to the Oide Wiesn (old meadow) to avoid the crowds and queues; it didn't work: we had to queue for ages to get in, and then it took us ages to find seats.

Sheryl ordered Obatzda,and I ordered a pair of Weisswurst (in the bowl under the plate with the pretzel and mustard, to the right). We shared the dishes.

Sheryl drank Helles (lager beer) and I ordered a Weissbier (wheat-beer).

28th September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we made Club Sandwiches for diner.

Club Sandwiches are on the menu at so many bars, but mostly they are rubbish. Once you have had a proper Club Sandwich (as per my recipe) you may never want to eat another half-arsed version at a bar again.

27th September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a Turkey Redang: a Malaysian curry, which was delicious.

26th September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we had a pizza for dinner.

We had a bit of a shopping failure, so there was actually only one pizza in the freezer, which we shared.

Neither of us was particularly hungry, so one between two was fine.

25th September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a Gröstl: a dish of meat (in this case sausages & a pork chop), potatoes, and vegetables (snow peas and spring onions), fried in a single pan, and served with a fried egg on top. It is similar to an English Bubble and Squeak, but with more meat.

It is quick and easy to cook (the only thing to be careful of is when to add the various ingredients, because they need different cooking times), very tasty although very fatty.

I usually use duck fat to fry it.

24th September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we had a salad for dinner, which we served with Tandoori Prawns.

23rd September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I was on my own for dinner. I cooked myself some sausages and baked beans (not Heinz, but still OK).

22nd September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight there were just the two of us for dinner; Peter and Georgina headed back to Prague earlier in the day.

I cooked a Butternut Squash Risotto for dinner.

I used a little less parmesan than usual, so that we could taste the Butternut Squash, which has a delicate flavour, and it was lovely.

22nd September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Croissants Cheese Selection

After yesterday evening at the Oktoberfest, we had a late start this morning.

For breakfast we bought croissants from the Saphir Bakery, which we ate with cheeses, preserves, and nutella.

There were just four of us for breakfast: Georgina, Peter, Sheryl and me. Petr was already gone by the tie we got up.

21st September 2019 - Armbrustschützenzelt, Munich.

Today we were at the Oktoberfest.

Before we went into the tent, we both had a sausage-in-a-bun.

I had part of the mixed cold-platter (various meats, radishes - for sharing) and some of a large pretzel. I wasn't hungry enough for a proper meal.

Sheryl had a Hendl (half a spit-roasted chicken).

20th September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Today we had guests, Peter and Georgina from Prague, for the Oktoberfest tomorrow.

I cooked a beef stew (I wanted to do a venison stew, but couldn't find venison in the shops). I made dumplings and mashed potatoes with it. Peter helped me with the cooking.

19th September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I was alone for dinner again, because Sheryl had to work in the evening.

I cooked myself a pizza again.

18th September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked Penne al Arabiata.

This is one of our regular standby meals: quick and easy to cook, fairly healthy, and delicious.

17th September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we had a salad with turkey in mustard and tarragon, served with bread rolls.

16th September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight Sheryl returned from her training in London very late, so I was alone for dinner again.

I cooked pizza: a 4 cheeses pizza with anchovies on it.

15th September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, Sheryl was away for a training course, so I heated up the remainder of the Lasagna from Friday. It was still very tasty.

14th September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a Turkey Badam Pasanda.

13th September 2019 - Home, Munich.

Today I arrived back home in Munich fairly early, and I heated up a frozen Lasagna Bolognese that was in the freezer.

It was delicious. There was a single portion left over.

12th September 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I used up a piece of chicken that I had in the freezer, and cooked it in oyster sauce (with some Sambal Oelek, to spice it up). I served it with some rice.

12th September 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Omelette Brunch

I found myself with eggs and bacon to use up before vacating my apartment on Friday, so I made myself a brunch of an omelette.

11th September 2019 - Surya Indian Restaurant, Utrecht.

Papadams Onion Bhajis

Tonight for dinner I went to Surya.

First there were complimentary poppadoms. Then I had Onion Bhajis for my starter, and Chilli Chicken with rice as my main course. The main course came with a salad, which was very nice (no coriander leaves this time).

I drank a bottle of red wine (Pinot Noir) and a bottle of sparkling water with my food.

I will miss this place.

Chilli Chicken Chilli Chicken

10th September 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight for dinner I ate a snack of bread, cheese and pickles.

9th September 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight for dinner I heated up the rest of the Bolognese sauce that I cooked over the weekend, and cooked some pasta (penne).

There was a lot of food, and I didn't have room for any dessert.

8th September 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I had a snack of some Ardennes paté with bread, pickled gherkins and tomatoes, for dinner.

For dessert I had a few mandarins, and later some stroopwafels.

7th September 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I cooked a pasta (farfalle) Bolognese for dinner.

It was nice, despite missing one ingredient (Worcestershire sauce).

I drank some red wine (pinot noir) and sparkling water with my food.

6th September 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight for dinner I had sausages, which I ate with bread and fried tomatoes.

It was nice, but I do miss German sausages, which are so much better than any that I have had in the Netherlands.

6th September 2019 - Cafe het College, Utrecht.

Croque Madame

Today, for lunch, I went to a bar. I had a Croque Madame, which is a Croque Monsieur with a fried egg on top.

With my food I drank a beer (La Chouffe).

5th September 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I finally got around to cooking the Pasta Alfredo, having bought the ingredients last week, for Sheryl's visit.

I had planned to have broccoli with it, but the broccoli was no longer good, and had to be thrown away, so I just had pasta and sauce.

It was delicious.

I drank a couple of glasses of red wine (Pinot Noir) and sparkling water with my dinner.

4th September 2019 - Oudaen, Utrecht.

This evening I went out for drinks with my friend Kasper. We went to Oudaen, which is a bar that mainly sells their own brew of beers. The bar is nice, and the staff are friendly and efficient.

The beer that I drank was an IPA, and was very tasty, and also strong. Kasper drank Heineken,

After a while we ordered some food. I got a "cheese plank", with 5 different kinds of Dutch cheese and some currant bread, and Kaspar got a prawn and melon combination which was mostly melon; he was not very impressed with his food.

3rd September 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight for dinner I had just a snack: a couple of sausage rolls, some pickled gherkins and some tomatoes.

2nd September 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

For Sheryl's weekend visit I had bought ingredients for a fried breakfast: eggs, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes and bread rolls.

In the event we wanted light breakfasts, because we had plans for lunch both days, so I had an English Breakfast for dinner tonight.

1st September 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight, after Sheryl had headed to the airport, I didn't really feel hungry, and just snacked on some junk food.

1st September 2019 - Café Van der Werf, Leiden (Netherlands).

Today we had lunch with Adam and Camilla in Leiden, which is where I lived when I was in the Netherlands before.

We went to the Café Van der Werf, which is a short walk from the main train station. It was warm enough to eat outside (just).

Sheryl had the chicken Satay, which was good; I had a baguette with beef and Hoi Sin sauce, which was rather tough to eat (the bread, not the beef).

31st August 2019 - Brasserie Ambassade, Amsterdam.

Goat Cheese Salad Rabbit Paté

This evening, for my birthday dinner, we went to the Brasserie Ambassade, which I found on Trip Advisor.

First we ordered some drinks: a rosé wine for Sheryl and a Gin and Tonic for me.

As starters, Sheryl had a salad with baked goats' cheese, and I had the Rabbit Paté, which was really excellent.

For our main courses, we both ordered the Confit of Duck.

We both had room for dessert: I had a crème brûlée, and I am afraid I have forgotten what Sheryl had (and didn't take a photo).

With our dinner we drank a bottle of Amarone, one of my favourite wines, and two bottles of sparkling water.

We were very impressed with the Sommelier, who was very knowledgeable, and actually quite friendly.

The only criticism that I have of the restaurant is that they have some really ugly art on the walls.

Duck Confit crème brûlée

31st August 2019 - The Seafood Bar, Utrecht.

Poffertjes Beers

Today, after a light breakfast, we went to Amsterdam.

The first stop was the Albert Cuyp Market. We browsed some of the stalls, and actually bought something. We also got some lunch: a selection of fried battered prawns, which were not great, and some Poffertjes with chocolate sauce and strawberries, which were lovely.

Once we were done with the market, we found a bar and had beer each.

30th August 2019 - The Seafood Bar, Utrecht.

This evening Sheryl arrived in Utrecht to celebrate my birthday with me. She arrived late, mainly because she got on the wrong train; a sprinter instead of an Intercity.

I had planned to cook, but due to the delays we decided to eat at the Seafood Bar instead.

We shared a finger-food platter: calamari, mussels, razor clams, venus clams and fried fish. It was delicious, and just the right amount.

30th August 2019 - Cafe het College, Utrecht.

Pulled Pork Sandwich

This morning I was so hungry! No idea why. I had breakfast before I left my apartment, and then after my first meeting today I went out to get another breakfast.

By lunchtime I was ravenous again, so I went out and found a café for lunch. I had a pulled pork sandwich, which was huge, and two small glasses of beer (La Chouffe - a Belgian beer).

I was actually still hungry when I paid and left, but after about 20 minutes that eased off.

The sandwich was good (not great); a little dry, and complicated to eat. The beer was very good.

29th August 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I cooked myself an omelette (with mushrooms, tomatoes, spring onions and blue cheese), which I ate with some bread and butter.

I drank some red wine (pinot noir) and sparkling with my dinner.

I ate a couple of stroopwafels for dessert.

28th August 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

I wasn't very hungry tonight, so I just ate some bread, cheese and pickles for my evening meal.

27th August 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I cooked myself sausages, with mushrooms and tomatoes, which I ate with a couple of bread rolls.

What I really wanted with the sausages was some baked beans, but my local supermarket doesn't seem to stock them.

The sausages (beef chipolatas) were much better than the last sausages (pork) that I bought in Utrecht, and I enjoyed my dinner.

I drank some red wine (pinot noir) and sparkling water with my food.

26th August 2019 - Il Pozzo, Utrecht.

Pizza Sciliana

Tonight it was far too hot for cooking, so I went out to Il Pozzo for a pizza.

I had my usual pizzy siciliana, along with a couple of glasses of red wine (primitivo) and some sparkling water.

After my food I had a glass of limoncello.

25th August 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I had a snack of bread, cheese and pickles (gherkins and branston).

I also ate some mandarins.

24th August 2019 - Surya, Utrecht.

Chili Chicken

Tonight for dinner I went to the Surya Indian restaurant.

I sat outside, as the weather was very hot.

I ordered the Chili Chicken; no starters (except for the complimentary poppadoms) and no naan bread. As a result, I was actually able to finish my dinner.

With my food I drank a bottle of red wine (pinot noir) and two bottles of sparkling water.

I really enjoyed dinner, although I was feeling pretty stuffed on the walk home.

23rd August 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight for dinner I had a snack of bread and cheese, plus some pickled gherkins and tomatoes.

I drank a couple of beers with my food.

22nd August 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I had a snack for dinner: sausage rolls, some bread and butter, and some pickled gherkins.

I drank a beer with dinner.

21st August 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I cooked Chicken in Oyster Sauce for dinner. I served it with rice. It was very tasty.

With dinner I drank some red wine (pinot noir) and some sparkling water.

For dessert I ate a couple of stroopwafels.

20th August 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I heated up the last portion of Penne Al Arabiata from the freezer.

Afterwards I had some cheese and crackers.

I drank a beer with my dinner.

19th August 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I cooked myself an omelette, with mushrooms, spring onions, tomatoes and cheese, which I ate with some bread and butter.

I drank some beer with my dinner.

For dessert I ate a couple of stroopwafels.

18th August 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner I cooked Gröstl (fried potato, spring onions, snow peas, sausages and pork filet). I cooked enough for 4 people, because of our guests, but they did not turn up for dinner, so the extra is in the freezer for Sheryl.

18th August 2019 - Home, Munich.

This morning I cooked pancakes for breakfast. I made some banana pancakes, and some blueberry pancakes.

I very nearly messed them up, because I realised, once I had started cooking the first batch, that I had forgotten to add the raising agent (baking powder), and had to add it before cooking the remainder.

17th August 2019 - The Hofbräuhaus, Munich.

Today our fried Graham arrived with his daughter Saoirse. Graham treated us to dinner at the Hofbräuhaus.

Sheryl had Käsespätzle (the Bavarian equivalent of mac and cheese); Saoirse had some bratwurst with sauerkraut; I had a a plate of mixed sausages with sauerkraut; and Graham had a schnitzel.

Sheryl's Käse Spätzle was not very good, and Saoirse didn't eat her sauerkraut (which was actually very good), but apart from that, everyone enjoyed their food.

We drank a couple of beers with dinner; Saoirse had some lemonade.

16th August 2019 - Sushi Cent, Munich.

When I returned home tonight, Sheryl and I went to Sushi Cent.

We ordered some Sashimi, Maki für Alle, and a hand roll with eel.

We drank a bottle of white wine (Pinot Grigio) and a large bottle of sparkling water.

15th August 2019 - De Beurs, Utrecht.

Tonight I had planned to cook, and went to the supermarket to buy ingredients, but then changed my mind. Instead, I went to De Beurs for a Caesar Salad.

This time the salad was huge. I was good, but really needed more dressing, as it was a little dry.

I sat outside, luckily under an umbrella, because it rained quite heavily while I was eating.

With my food I drank a couple of glasses of red wine (Malbek) and a large bottle of sparkling water.

As usual at De Beurs, the service was great.

14th August 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight for dinner I had a snack of bread and paté.

13th August 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I heated up a portion of the frozen Penne Al Arabiata that I cooked on Monday.

I added some sambal oelek, to give it more flavour, which greatly improved it.

12th August 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I just had a snack (a couple of sausage rolls, some pickled gherkins and some crisps/chips) for dinner.

11th August 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight, being back in my flat in Utrecht after several days of too much rich food, we wanted something quick and simple.

I cooked Penne Al Arabiata. It was the first time I had cooked with the red chilis that I had bought in Utrecht; they were less spicy than those I usually buy in Munich (despite looking identical)

Dinner was good. With our food we drank some red wine (Pinot Noir) and some sparkling water.

Dessert for Sheryl was Belgian chocolates; I had a couple of stroopwafels.

There was enough pasta to freeze, for two more meals.

10th August 2019 - Filini, SAS Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen.

Tonight we ate at the hotel again, in the Filini Italian restaurant.

We both ordered the Tortellini Alfredo, which was very disappointing; it tasted like there was no garlic, and there was very little cheese flavour.

I then ordered the cheese selection, having first checked that it was Italian cheese, not Danish. It was also bland.

Service was excellent and friendly, but the food was a let down.

10th August 2019 - Hanegal Hot-Dog Stand, Copenhagen.

Hanegal Hot Dog

Today, after our tour around the royal palace, we went to find the hot-dog stand that all the reviewers had raved about.

We both had the standard roasted hot-dog with all the trimmings and sauces. Sheryl didn't eve complain about the rye bread.

They are indeed good. Worth a visit if you are in Copenhagen.

9th August 2019 - Le Pavé, Copenhagen.

Tournedo Rib Eye

Tonight we went out for our fancy French dinner, at Le Pavé. Sheryl had done lots of research on the Internet, and had pre-booked a table. We were able to sit outside.

We had starters, but I have forgotten what. It was a good thing we had the starters, because it then took two hours for our main courses to arrive, due to someone in the kitchen calling out sick.

For main courses Sheryl had Tournedos with foie gras, truffle and Madeira sauce; I had a rib-eye steak with Bearnaise sauce. We ordered a bottle of red wine: a Pinot Noir. By the time our main courses arrived, the wine was almost gone. Since we were not very impressed with the Pinot Noir, I ordered a bottle of Amarone, which was outstanding.

We still had room for dessert: Sheryl had the chocolate cake with mango sorbet; I had the cheese selection, which was rather disappointing (all Danish cheeses).

Overall, the food was great, and the service was good, but the wait for our food was excessive.

Amarone Choc Cake Cheese

9th August 2019 - Fyrtojet, Copenhagen.

Tuna Salad

Today, after our boat tour, we went for lunch at Fyrtojet (The Tinderbox).

Sheryl had a seared tuna salad, and I had a shrimp open sandwich, which we washed down with some bear.

Lunch was very nice, although the sun was very hot.

Shrimp Sandwich

8th August 2019 - Kyoto Restaurant, SAS Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen.

Suki Yaki Suki Yaki

Tonight we arrived at our hotel in Copenhagen at about 7 pm, and didn't feel like going out for dinner.

The hotel has three restaurants, and we decided to eat at the Japanese restaurant: the Kyoto.

I was very pleased to find that they had Suki Yaki on the menu; something I love, but haven't been able to get for years.

We has some fried dumplings to start, and then the Suki Yaki. I was surprised that Sheryl wanted the raw egg (for dipping) too.

We had a bottle of red wine and some sparkling water with our dinner.

The food was lovely, and the service was great.

6th August 2019 - Surya, Utrecht.

Tonight Sheryl and I went to Surya. The weather was nice, so we were able to sit outside.

We shared a portion of onion bhajis for starters. For our main courses, Sheryl ordered a chicken korma and I ordered a butter chicken. We had rice and a garlic naan with our mains.

We drank a bottle of red wine (pinot noir) and two large bottles of sparkling water with our dinner.

The meal was excellent. The service was, as always, very good.

5th August 2019 - Il Pozzo, Utrecht.

Tonight we went to Il Pozzo for pizzas. Sheryl had a tuna pizza, and I had a pizza siciliana. Both were delicious.

We drank a bottle of red wine (Montepulciano D'Abruzzo) and 2 large bottles of San Pellegrino with our dinner.

We ended up having a long chat with an Australian couple at the next table.

4th August 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight, after a day of eating and drinking too much, during our trip to Antwerp, we decided to have something easy and not so filling for dinner.

I cooked an omelette with mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese, which we ate with bread rolls.

For dessert, Sheryl had some of the Belgian chocolates that she bought in Antwerp, and I had a couple of Stroopwafels.

3rd August 2019 - RAS, Antwerp.

Steak Tartar Truffle Linguine

For dinner tonight we went to RAS (formerly called Zuiderterras), in Antwerp, which we discovered while exploring the city

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I ordered sweetbreads for my starter; unfortunately Sheryl wanted to share them.

For mains, Sheryl ordered the steak tartar, and I ordered linguine with truffles.

With our food we drank a bottle of red wine (pinot noir from New Zealand) and a huge bottle of sparkling water.

Dinner was amazingly good: excellent food and tremendous service. It was not cheap, but nevertheless value for money.

2nd August 2019 - Miyagi and Jones, Utrecht.

Peking Duck Beef Rendang

Tonight for dinner we went to Miyagi and Jones. The place was packed, and if we had been 5 minutes later we wouldn't have got seats.

As it was, we had to sit at the sushi bar, which was fine.

We ordered Peking Duck and Beef Rendang. We drank a bottle of red wine (Montepulciano) and a bottle of sparkling water.

Dinner was lovely, even though the ingredients for the Peking Duck were not sliced as thinly as they should have been.

2nd August 2019 - De Beurs, Utrecht.

Croquettes Satay

Today the weather was not good for sightseeing, and also no suitable for eating outdoors. Sheryl really wanted to have Dutch croquettes.

In the end we went to De Beurs, where we ordered croquettes and chicken satay, which we shared, plus a couple of beers.

Lunch was very enjoyable.

1st August 2019 - The Seafood Bar, Utrecht.

Tonight for dinner we went to the Seafood Bar. We ordered the Fruits de Mer ‘Seafood Bar’. It is a huge platter of various shellfish.

It was delicious, although we couldn't quite finish everything. Sheryl even ate some lobster and a couple of mussels, which she doesn't usually eat.

We drank a bottle of Pinot Grigio and a large bottle of sparkling water with out dinner.

1st August 2019 - Salsa Shop, Utrecht.

Sheryl arrived in Utrecht at lunch time today, so we went for lunch at the Salsa Shop in the shopping mall.

We shared beef tacos. I chose the spiciest salsa, which was just a little too spicy for us, but otherwise they were very nice.

31st July 2019 - De Beurs, Utrecht.

Ravioli With Truffle Sauce

Tonight I wanted something light for dinner, so I went to De Beurs and ordered their Ravioli with Truffle Sauce.

It was actually very tasty, but surprisingly filling. I left some of the melted cheese garnish (anyone who knows me will understand that me leaving cheese uneaten is very surprising).

With dinner I drank some red wine (Malbek) and some sparkling water.

30th July 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I cooked myself chicken with oyster sauce, which I served with rice.

It was really tasty, and I ate every scrap (which I regretted afterwards, because I was completely stuffed).

I drank a glass of red wine (Pinot Noir); I didn't drink more because it was no longer at its best (I opened it on Wednesday).

29th July 2019 - Il Pozzo, Utrecht.

Pizza Siciliana

Tonight I wanted something quick. It was way too hot to cook, so I went to Il Pozzo and ordered their Pizza Siciliana.

I also ordered a half litre carafe of red wine and a large sparkling water (the first water they brought me was still).

28th July 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked squid-ink pasta with a truffle, tomato and prawn sauce.

The pasta and the truffle and tomato sauce were bought ready made. I just added the prawns and cooked it.

The squid-ink pasta was rather disappointing: it was not very tasty, and was very crumbly. Maybe next time I will make it myself.

27th July 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight was the Hoffest (garden party) at our apartment building. The landlord provided beer and soft drinks, and everyone had signed up to bring food.

I cooked spicy lasagna bolognese, with a layer of mascarpone; Sheryl baked cupcakes with cream and butter icing and caramel sauce. Other people brought salads, meat to grill, and an excellent tiramisu.

Later, I brought a bottle of whiskey down; it was empty by the time everyone left.

We finally got to bed at around 2am.

It was a great evening; sorry, but I didn't take and photos.

26th July 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we made club sandwiches for dinner; we used turkey instead of chicken.

With the sandwiches we at some crisps (chips) that I brought from the Netherlands: a pack of sweet chili crisps that I bought at the airport, and a pack of cheddar cheese crisps that I got at Pret a Manger. The cheddar crisps were better.

25th July 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I arrived home fairly late, after my flight back from the Netherlands, so Sheryl cooked frozen pizzas: two 4-cheese pizzas, one with tuna added, and one with spicy salami.

24th July 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight it was too hot to go out, and too hot to cook. In the end I opted for something very quick to cook: I made an omelette, with mushrooms and blue cheese (Roquefort).

I drank some red wine (Pinot Noir) and sparkling water with my food.

23rd July 2019 - De Beurs, Utrecht.

Caesar Salad

Tonight I was in the mood for a salad, in part because of the hot weather, so I went to De Beurs and ordered their so-called Caesar Salad.

It was much better than the last Caesar Salad that I had there.

I had a couple of glasses of red wine (Malbek) and a large bottle of sparkling water, with my food.

22nd July 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I got home from work late, and needed something quick for dinner.

I heated up the frozen spicy tomato sauce with chorizo that I had in the freezer, and cooked some pasta.

Afterwards I ate a couple of Stroopwafels, which I later regretted.

I drank some red wine (Merlot) and some sparkling water with my food.

21st July 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight, as part of my plan for getting to bed early, I had a snack for dinner: some bread rolls with paté and tomatoes.

For dessert I had a few Stroopwafels.

I drank some red wine (Merlot) and sparkling water, and later a glass of whiskey.

20th July 2019 - Vis & Meer, Utrecht.

Mussels

Tonight I wanted to go out for dinner. Unfortunately, the weather was not great, and many of the restaurants have outdoor seating, so my choices were limited.

I chose to go to Vis & Meer. I again had the mussels (much to the disappointment of my waitress, who thinks I should have eaten something different, for a change - maybe next time).

This time I had room for the cheese selection for dessert.

I had some Pinot Grigio and sparkling water with my mussels, and some vintage port with the cheese.

I had a very interesting chat with a Dutch couple at the next table. They are also regulars at this restaurant; I remember seeing them there before.

19th July 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Today I was so tired that I didn't want to go out to eat, and also wasn't up to any real cooking. Instead I cooked a frozen pizza (a 4 cheeses with some chorizo on top).

19th July 2019 - Salsa Shop, Utrecht.

Burrito

Today I again went to the Salsa Shop (in the shopping mall where my office is) for a Mexican lunch.

I ordered a Burrito, filled with pulled beef, rice and beans. I know it doesn't look great in the photo, but it was tasty, and a little spicy, although very messy to eat.

I had a sparkling iced tea with my lunch.

18th July 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I just had a snack for dinner: a sausage roll, some bread, cheese and tomatoes.

17th July 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I cooked myself chicken with Alfredo Sauce and pasta (farfalle).

I wanted to cook it with broccoli, or even cauliflower, instead of chicken, but could find neither vegetable in the supermarket.

16th July 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

This evening I cooked myself an omelette (with tomatoes, mushrooms, spring onions and soft blue cheese), with which I ate a bread roll and butter.

I drank a couple of glasses of red wine (Pinot Noir) and some sparkling water with my food.

I had a couple of peanut cookies for dessert. They were tasty, but very crumbly, and I had to use a plate to catch the crumbs.

I had hoped to eat some fruit, instead of the cookies, for dessert, but the wild peaches that I bought on Saturday were still not ripe.

Later I had a glass of whisky - OK, maybe more than one glass.

16th July 2019 - Salsa Shop, Utrecht.

Tacos

Today, for lunch, I went to the Salsa Shop (in the shopping mall where my office is) to have some Mexican food.

I ordered tacos with pulled pork. On them I had some maize (sweet corn), sweet spicy salsa, cheese, lettuce and guacamole. I quickly discovered that they also needed some hot sauce, after which they tasted great.

I had a sparkling iced tea with my lunch; it tasted surprisingly good.

15th July 2019 - De Beurs, Utrecht.

Tonight I went to De Beurs. I ordered their Chicken Satay, which was, as usual, lovely.

The weather has not been great lately, and most of the seating is outdoors; I was able to find a table near a heater, which made it comfortable.

Service was very good this time, so I didn't have to wait long for my order.

I had a couple of glasses of red wine (Malbek) and some sparkling water with my dinner.

14th July 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I cooked a spicy tomato sauce with chorizo, and some pasta.

I bought the chorizo at a supermarket (Albert Heijn). The label called it "Spanish Chorizo", but I doubt that it was really Spanish. Although the skin peeled off easily, the inside was soft and crumbly (impossible to slice - it just broke into pieces), and it had almost no flavour. I clearly need to shop around to find some real chorizo.

With my dinner I had some red wine (Merlot) and sparkling water.

13th July 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I just had a snack for dinner: a large sausage roll, some bread and paté, and some pickles.

12th July 2019 - Surya, Utrecht.

I was really in need of a curry tonight, so I headed to Surya.

I had no reservation, and had to sit at the bar. If I had arrived 20 minutes later, I might not have found anywhere to sit.

I knew that I didn't have room for a starter and a main course, so I just ordered a main. The barman was very helpful about the spiciness of various dishes. I ordered the Chili Chicken, which turned out to be very similar to the Chili Chicken Dry that I usually order at the Taj Mahal in Munich, and had just the right amount of heat.

As it was Friday, I treated myself to a bottle of red wine (a Pinot Noir), with, of course, some sparkling water.

I really enjoyed my dinner.

Papadoms Chili Chicken Salad And Nan

11th July 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I cooked myself an omelette (with mushrooms, spring onion and soft blue cheese), which I ate with a couple of bread rolls (baker's balls, as they are called here).

10th July 2019 - Ruig, Utrecht.

Steak

Tonight I was in the mood for a proper meal, and headed to Ruig, where I ordered a steak.

Sadly, it was not very good this time: the steak was full of gristle. Luckily I started at the non-gristly end, but once I reached the chewy part, I had to give up.

I was offered a replacement steak, which I declined, so I was instead given a free glass of wine.

9th July 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht.

Tonight I just had a snack of bread with paté and cheese, with some pickles. I had some red wine (merlot) and sparkling water with my food.

8th July 2019 - Vis & Meer, Utrecht.

Mussels Complimentary Cheese

Tonight I went to Vis & Meer to have mussels, which are served with fries. They also serve fantastic complimentary bread.

After I had eaten the mussels and about half the fries, the waitress asked if I wanted dessert. I explained that one of the reasons that I go there is for their excellent cheese selection, but that I didn't have room for that today. She then brought me a complimentary mini cheese platter (pecorino and gorgonzola) "just for the taste". Things like that are what keeps me going back.

7th July 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I was supposed to cook a lasagna, but we had so much to do on Sunday that there wasn't time. Instead I made a bolognese, which I served with fusilli. There was, again, enough to freeze, for Sheryl to eat while I am away.

6th July 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked a Chicken Badam Pasanda, which was lovely. There was enough to freeze, for Sheryl, while I am away from home.

5th July 2019 - Sushi Cent, Munich.

Tonight I was home in Munich again (the first time in 4 weeks), so Sheryl and I went out for sushi.

The sushi didn't seem as fresh as usual, and we didn't finish it all.

4th July 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Tonight I had a fry-up, with egg, sausage, tomatoes and bread. With it I had some red-wine and sparkling water.

3rd July 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Omel

Tonight I made myself an omelette, with tomatoes, mushrooms, spring onions and cheese, with which I had some bread.

I drank a couple of glasses of red wine and some sparkling water with my dinner.

2nd July 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Tonight I just had a snack of bread, cheese and pickles for dinner.

1st July 2019 - Dim Sum Bar Pacifica, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Glutinous Balls Buns And Dim Sum

I finally got around to eating at the Dim Sum Bar Pacifica, which is a short walk from my Utrecht apartment.

The service was not great: the waitress had limited English, and also forget to bring me a menu (no English menus) and soy sauce.

I ordered some steamed buns, glutinous balls, and something else (forgotten the same already). I also ordered some red wine and sparkling water.

My main impression was that all the food was too dry, especially the glutinous balls, which were coated with coarse cornflour to prevent them from sticking together. I also missed the sweet chili sauce that we usually have at home with Dim Sum.

I am not sure that I will go there again.

30th June 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

This evening for dinner I had the rest of the paté with some bread. The weather is simply too hot for a hot meal.

30th June 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

This morning for brunch I had a sausage sandwich.

29th June 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

This evening I had a ready made caesar salad that I bought at the supermarket, which I ate with some paté and bread.

It was utterly disgusting, and I was only able to eat about half. That is an experience that I will not be repeating.

Making a nice salad is not hard, but for one person, not very sensible; you end up eating salad for days, or throwing the rest away

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29th June 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Fry Up

I treated myself to a fry-up for breakfast: eggs, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes and some bread, eaten with some fruit juice.

It was lovely. It was also fairly heavy, but as it was breakfast and lunch, I didn't feel so guilty.

28th June 2019 - Ruig, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Steak

I was really in the mood for a steak this evening, so I went to Ruig.

Being a Friday, the place was pretty busy, but I managed to grab an outside table without having to wait.

Both the food and the drinks (red wine and sparkling water) arrived very quickly.

The steak was good (nowhere near as good as the Rusticana in Munich or the ASH in Cologne, but still good), and the coleslaw was fine once I had added some mayonnaise.

27th June 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Tonight I defrosted the rest of the bolognese that I cooked at the weekend, which I ate with penne.

I added yet more sambal (so it had 4 times more than usual) but it still wasn't spicy.

I drank some red wine and sparkling water with my dinner.

For dessert I had a couple of chocolate covered peanut cookies.

26th June 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Tonight I had some bread rolls with cheese and pickled gherkins for dinner.

25th June 2019 - De Beurs, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Tonight I ate dinner rather late, because it was so hot all day.

I decided to go to De Beurs, and sat down at an outside table after 9 pm.

I ordered a Caesar Salad, some red wine and sparkling water. Again, just like yesterday at Miyagi and Jones, my drinks arrived quite a long time after my food.

The salad was not very good this time: there was not much chicken, bacon and cheese, and all were in very small pieces, making it hard to pick up with my cutlery.

At least the weather was OK; by 21:00 there was a strong breeze which made the temperature tolerable.

24th June 2019 - Miyagi and Jones, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

BeefRendang Dessert

Tonight I had planned to get a steak at Ruig, but it turns out that they are closed on Mondays. Instead I went to Miyagi and Jones, which is almost next door to Ruig.

I sat at a table outside, because it was so hot.

The menu is really interesting. I ordered the beef rendang (the Indonesian spelling of Redang). It was just spicy enough, and had a very strong beef flavour; I very much enjoyed it, even though it was nothing like my own redang, nor like anything I ate in Indonesia or Malaysia.

For dessert I had the dessert of the day, a creation of cookies and ice-cream, which was OK, but not really my kind of dessert.

With my food I drank a red wine and a sparkling water.

The service was very friendly, but rather variable in speed. My food arrived well before my drinks, and my second glass of wine never arrived.

Nevertheless, overall, it was very pleasant, and I definitely plan to return.

23rd June 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Tonight, for my evening meal, I had a couple of sausage rolls, some pickled gherkins, and some bread and cheese.

I also ate some cherries. I had bought some apricots, but they are not ripe yet.

I had a beer, and then some red wine, with my dinner.

22nd June 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Tonight I cooked a pasta (penne) bolognese.

Having forgotten to buy more parmesan, I had dinner without grated cheese.

I drank some red wine with my food.

21st June 2019 - De Beurs, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Satay

Tonight I had dinner at De Beurs. I had the chicken satay (even though I cooked satay at home 2 days ago).

With my food I drank a couple of Paulaner Weißbier.

20th June 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Tonight, for dinner, I had a couple of bread rolls with paté, cheese and some olives.

I wanted some pickled gherkins with my food, but I couldn't find any in any of the shops that I tried.

19th June 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Tonight, after washing up some of my dishes by hand, because of my broken dishwasher, I cooked my chicken satay curry.

I used some sambal that I bought at the Albert Heijn supermarket. I tasted the food before serving it, and it wasn't spicy, so I added more sambal, so it had double the normal quantity of sambal, but it still wasn't spicy. I need to find an Asian store or market, to get some proper ingredients.

I drank a beer while cooking, because I usually add beer to the satay. I had a glass of wine with my food.

18th June 2019 - De Beurs, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Caesar Salad Bread Rolls

My dishwasher is broken at the moment. After spending some time this evening trying, and failing, to get it working, and having a whole load of dishes to wash before I could cook dinner, I decided to go out for food.

I went to De Beurs and ordered their so-called Caesar Salad, with some extra bread. Although it was most definitely not a Caesar Salad, it was pretty good, and I enjoyed my dinner.

With my food, I drank two glasses of red wine and a large bottle of sparkling water.

17th June 2019 - Il Pozzo, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Tonight I was in the mood for a pizza, so I went to Il Pozzo and had a pizza Siciliana, which was excellent.

With dinner I had a large bottle of San Pelegrino and a half litre carafe of red wine.

16th June 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Tonight, for dinner, I warmed up the left over tortellini with spicy tomato sauce.

15th June 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Tonight, for dinner, I cooked some tortellini with a spicy tomato sauce.

I am still stocking up on ingredients for cooking, so I had to make the sauce without any herbs. I also don't yet have a cheese grater, so I served my pasta with shaved parmesan. It was good, but could have been much better with all the right ingredients.

15th June 2019 - Vietnamese Street Kiosk, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Loempias

Today, while out grocery shopping, I stopped for a pair of loempias (Vietnamese spring rolls), for lunch.

When I lived in the Netherlands before, I always used to get a loempia when I was grocery shopping. Those were much larger, and much tastier, than today's lunch. I guess I need to shop around to find a good source.

14th June 2019 - Seafood Bar, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Tonight I went to the Seafood Bar, and had my usual: the "Plateau".

They had a special offer on oysters for €1, but I wasn't in the mood for oysters.

My appetite wasn't so good, and I wasn't able to finish my meal, even though it tasted great.

As it is Friday, I ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio, and a large bottle of sparkling water. I ended up giving the last two glasses of my wine to a young couple on a neighbouring table.

13th June 2019 - Home #2, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Tonight I cooked dinner in my new apartment in Utrecht.

I was feeling very tired and lazy (I am still not fully recovered from the cold), so I just fried a pair of sausages and a couple of eggs.

12th June 2019 - De Beurs, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Tonight I went to De Beurs for dinner.

I ordered a Bad Ass burger, and two Paulaner Weißbiers.

11th June 2019 - Vis en Meer, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Cheese Selection

Tonight I actually had some appetite for dinner, so I went to Vis en Meer and had a bowl of mussels.

For "dessert" I had the selection of cheeses, which is really good.

I drank some pinot grigio with my mussels, and a glass of port with my cheese.

10th June 2019 - Home, Munich.

Today, after breakfast at home, a snack in the business class lounge, and a snack on the plane, I wasn't hungry for dinner, so I skipped it.

9th June 2019 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a turkey badam pasanda, which was, as usual, delicious.

9th June 2019 - Home, Munich.

For breakfast today Sheryl made us toasted cheese (mature cheddar) and pickle (Branston Pickle) sandwiches.

She used to always make one toasty with cheese and tomato, and one with cheese and pickle, but the sandwiches with pickle are so much better that we don't bother with the tomato any more.

8th June 2019 - Home, Munich.

For dinner this evening I made a salad, served with Tandoori Chicken and fresh bread rolls.

8th June 2019 - Home, Munich.

Eggs Benedict

This morning I made Eggs Benedict with bacon for breakfast. As usual, it was delicious.

7th June 2019 - Sushi Cent, Munich.

I got home from Utrecht a little after 20:00. Sheryl was waiting for me at an outside table at Sushi Cent, and we had a nice sushi dinner.

My appetite is still not good, due to my heavy cold, so I didn't order anything big.

6th June 2019 - Utrecht, Netherlands.

Duval And Nuts

I have been hit pretty hard by a cold, and had no real appetite this evening.

After searching around unsuccessfully for something that suited my diminished appetite, I eventually gave up and had a beer (a Duvel) and a bowl of mixed nuts.

5th June 2019 - De Beurs, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Caesar Salad

This evening I went to De Beurs for dinner. I ordered their "Caesar Salad", which was tasty, but certainly not a caesar salad; it had egg, the wrong kind of lettuce, rabbit salad, rocket and a whole load of other ingredients which have no place in a caesar salad.

With my food I drank a Paulaner Weißbier (from Munich).

4th June 2019 - 't Zusje, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Tartar Of Tuna And Pork Belly Salad With Goat's Cheese

This evening I finally managed to go to 't Zusje for dinner. I had walked past it many times, but it was always packed; today it was busy, but not full.

They have an all you can eat tapas concept: you can order up to two courses at a time, and can order an unlimited number of times. The food is fixed price, excluding drinks.

The menu is pretty extensive, from a range of different cuisines.

First I ordered two starters: a tartar of tuna and pork belly (photo, left - the grey looking wafer on top is actually parmesan, and was yellow, not grey, in real life) and a salad with goat's cheese (photo, right). Both were delicious.

Next I ordered two more starters: duck in puff pastry with ragout and forest mushrooms (photo below left), which was really excellent, and veal with salad and basil mayonnaise (photo below right), which was (by comparison with the other dishes) a little uninspiring.

Duck In Puff Pastry With Ragout And Forest Mushrooms Bread And Dips Veal With Salad And Basil Mayonnaise

I then moved on to the "main courses": Thai style tenderloin beef (below, left) and grilled camembert with asparagus and Bernnaise sauce. They were both delicious.

Thai Style Tenderloin Beef Grilled Camembert With Asparagus And Bernnaise Sauce

With my excellent tapas dinner I drank a couple of glasses of Malbec (red wine) and some sparkling water.

3rd June 2019 - Utrecht, Netherlands.

This evening I wasn't hungry, so I ate a few mixed nuts, rather than a proper dinner.

2nd June 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we had pasta with asparagus and prawns for dinner.

Asparagus season has started, but prices are still high (€6 for a bunch), but it was worth it.

1st June 2019 - Gasthof Obermaier, Munich.

Today we went to Meike and Basti's wedding celebration, held at the Gasthof Obermaier.

The festivities started at about 3pm in the beer garden. There were drinks and food: brezen (pretzels) and flammkuchen (a sort of German pizza). A little later, a variety of cakes were served.

There were several cakes (all Bundt cakes, except for some muffins for the kids), made by various guests. Sheryl's lemon cake, in the middle photo, below) was the result of a couple of weeks of practice (and necessitated her buying a new cake tin).

Cakes Cakes Cakes
Starter Main Course

Later we went indoors for speeches and then a buffet style meal. There was a good selection of Bavarian standards: dumplings, roast pork, roast chicken, scalloped potatoes. etc. The children were also allowed to order from the restaurant children's menu (things like fish fingers).

I had a starter, and then some roast pork, scalloped potatoes, and green beans wrapped in bacon.

Afterwards there was dessert, including ice-cream for the kids.

Buffet Buffet Buffet

I was actually pretty impressed by the catering, and the service was excellent and friendly.

31st May 2019 - Home, Munich.

I flew back to Munich on a later flight than last week, so Sheryl and I shared a frozen pizza, with spicy salami on top, for dinner, because neither of us had much appetite.

For dessert we each had a chocolate covered stroopwafel, that I had bought at Schiphol airport.

30th May 2019 - Mr. Finch, Utrecht, Netherlands.

After my late and heavy lunch, I skipped dinner, although I did go out for a couple of glasses of wine at Mr. Finch.

30th May 2019 - De Beurs, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Badass Burger

Since today was a public holiday, and I had a very long day yesterday, I had a slow start to the day.

On Tuesday, while I was eating dinner at Ruig, I asked the waitress whether they were open on Thursday (I spotted something on the lunch menu that I wanted to try), and she confirmed that they were open. I made my way there for lunch, only to find that they were closed.

Instead I headed for De Beurs, by which time it was already late for lunch, and had the Bad Ass Burger, and a couple of German Weißbier (Paulaner). The burger was indeed bad-ass, and I enjoyed it greatly.

29th May 2019 - Surya, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Onion Bhajis Chicken Madras

Today was a long and hard day. I caught the 07:19 train from Utrecht to Zwolle, for an all-day meeting. Lunch was in the office canteen in Zwolle: fairly early and not very good. By the time I got back to Utrecht I was ravenous.

I went to the Surya (Indian and Nepalese restaurant). In order to get some food quickly, I ordered a starter: onion bhajis; for my main course I ordered a Chicken Madras (because last time I was here, the food was not spicy enough).

The onion bhajis were great: round, rather than the weird flat ones that one finds in Germany, and very tasty. I haven't had a proper round onion bhaji since I lived in England in 1990.

The chicken madras was also good, although a little spicier than I would normally choose. In the end, I couldn't finish my curry: there simply wasn't room.

With dinner I drank a very nice bottle of Italian Pinot Noir (after all, tomorrow is a public holiday) and two large bottles of sparkling water.

28th May 2019 - Ruig, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Steak Cheesecake

Tonight, for dinner, I went to Ruig, which is a bar and restaurant not far from the Central station.

I ordered a rump steak, which was served with coleslaw and fries (I also asked for mustard), with which I drank some red wine and sparkling water. The coleslaw had no mayonnaise in it, but it was fine once I added mayonnaise. The steak was good.

I decided to have dessert, and ordered the cheesecake with mandarin sauce. This was also good.

28th May 2019 - Utrecht, Netherlands.

Today there is a strike by public transport workers throughout the Netherlands. I thought that it wouldn't affect me, as I walk to work, but I was wrong.

Not only was it raining heavily, but when I tried to get some breakfast at Pret a Manger at the main train station, I discovered that all the catering at the station was closed due to the strike.

Instead, I went to the office canteen and bought a danish pastry, OJ and cappuccino. The danish was not good, so if/when there is another strike, I need to make other breakfast arrangements.

27th May 2019 - Utrecht, Netherlands.

This evening I didn't have much appetite, so I bought a pasty filled with goodness knows what, and ate it as I walked. It was surprisingly good.

Later on I stopped for a beer, after which I headed back to my room for an early night (getting up at 4am, when I am flying, is tough).

26th May 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we had meatballs and spaghetti with spicy tomato sauce for dinner.

I made the meatballs from scratch, based on this video on YouTube from Chef Pasquale. It is really only useful as a guideline, as there are no quantities for any ingredient. In addition to the ingredients that Chef Pasquale uses, I added some onion powder, Sambal Oelek and cumin powder.

26th May 2019 - Home, Munich.

CroissantsMay2019

This morning, for breakfast, we bought croissants from the Safir bakery across the street. Their croissants are the best that I have ever tasted.

We ate our first croissants with some Dutch sambal smeerkaas (chili cheese spread). On her second croissant Sheryl had Nutella, and I had some Chivers marmalade.

25th May 2019 - Pequeño Haidhausen, Munich.

Tonight, after our full day of shopping at the Outlet Mall at Ingolstadt Shopping Village, we went to the local Pequeños, as we were ravenous, and it was late.

Sheryl had Quesadillas, and I had the Nachos Grande (with beef and cheese).

I drank two jumbo cocktails, and Sheryl had one Jumbo and one normal cocktail. We were too late for happy hour, so we paid full price for our drinks.

Our waiter was very interesting to talk with, and made our evening fun.

24th May 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner we had some Foie Gras (Goose Liver) given to us by our neighbour Isabelle. We ate it with the rest of the Italian bread, and some chutneys, of which we have a variety.

It was really delicious, but very unhealthy.

With it we drank a bottle of our nicer wine: a Saint Emilion, which I bought from Vivino.

23rd May 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we had a salad for dinner (romaine lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, spring onions, feta and avocado), with turkey marinaded in mustard and tarragon and then baked in the oven.

With it we had some Italian bread.

For dessert I ate a steamed pudding, and Sheryl ate one of the cup cakes that she baked earlier in the week.

22nd May 2019 - Home, Munich.

Because we had several small portions of curry in the freezer (and the freezer was getting full) we decided to have a Thali for dinner.

I cooked some rice, and heated up the curries: a chicken badam pasanda, a chicken redang, a chicken madras (made from a jar of madras paste) and a pumpkin curry (recipe coming soon).

The variety was nice, and we ate most of the food (there were about 2 portions of pumpkin curry left over).

21st May 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we made Club Sandwiches for dinner, and ate them with some experimental salt and vinegar crisps (chips).

The crisps were OK, although a little too salty. The sandwiches were excellent.

20th May 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we needed a quick dinner, because we had a concert to get to. We opted for pizzas: two 4-cheese pizzas, one with tuna and red onion, and one with truffle salami.

We rather bolted our food, and rushed out, so didn't really savour the food.

19th May 2019 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked Pasta with Ricotta, Zucchini & Mint, although I used Tortiglioni instead of Penne.

Usually, I use a mild mint, like Apple Mint, but we couldn't get any, and used peppermint instead, but it was fine; I sliced the mint a bit smaller to make sure that the flavour wasn't overpowering.

19th May 2019 - Home, Munich.

For breakfast this morning Sheryl made scones: some cheese (a mixture of parmesan, cheddar and Gouda) and some plain which we ate with jams and clotted cream.

As usual, they were delicious.

Sheryl is still arguing with me about the proper way to eat the plain scones: she says the cream should go on first, then the jam; I put the jam on first and then the cream.

18th May 2019 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we heated up the last of the enchiladas that we had in the freezer, slathered in lots of sour cream (because this batch of enchiladas were extremely spicy) and served with a small salad (lettuce, tomatoes and avocado). The enchiladas were lovely, although not quite as good as when they were fresh.

For dessert, Sheryl had some Girl Scout cookies, and I had cheese and crackers (I brought quite a lot of cheese back from the Netherlands, and we bought even more cheese at the new cheese shop on Marienplatz today).

17th May 2019 - Airbräu, Munich Airport.

Tonight Sheryl meet me at the airport, and we ate again at the Airbräu.

Sheryl had a mixed grill, served with fries (chips), and I had a Wiener Schnitzel with potato salad.

I drank a Weißbier, and Sheryl drank a red wine and some sparkling water, with our food.

The food was OK, but not great. There was certainly enough food, especially Sheryl's mixed grill.

16th May 2019 - Pickles, Utrecht, The Netherlands.