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Pumpking Soup

You might know that I am a member of a German Cooking and Baking Club here in Saskatoon. We have monthly events with a certain topic and the upcoming on is “Pumpkins & Apples”. It didn’t took me long to figure out what I wanted to do: Pumpkin soup!

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Cabbage Rolls

Autumn is not jut the right time for apples and soup, it is also the perfect time for cabbage. I am sure most of you know about Cabbage Rolls but maybe not the way my family makes them.

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Canning Apple Sauce – No Washing Machine required

Did you ever can before? In my 28 years I’ve never done it though I remember my mother doing that. Living in the GDR that was the way to preserve things from your garden. The more you canned the less you had to buy. So, when my mother-in-law offered some apples I jumped to the opportunity and said yes.

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Vegetarian Week and Running

By all means, I am not a vegetarian, I couldn’t be. I like meat as much as the next guy though I prefer chicken over pork and beef. However, once in a while I think about it and wonder how it would be. I have several friends who are vegetarian and during my university years a discussion about vegetarianism came up more than once. In 2010 I finally decided that I should do a little experiment and Veggie Week was born.

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Ratatouille – JC 100 Week 11

Wow, I am sorry. I have been gone from the blog for a week. *ups* I didn’t mean to, really! It just happened that I was busy. However, I have not been idle so here we go. Oh, this is a rather lengthy post btw.

The celebration still continues for Julia Child’s 100th birthday, namely by cooking and baking some of her best dishes. One of those dishes is Ratatouille, and although this is from some weeks back, I decided to make it now. The dish is vegetarian so I had to change it up a little bit for my husband, who likes his meat and rarely eats only veggies.

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Onion Tart

The other day I was working on a list of German foods for work and I came across the Onion Tart. Immediately I thought I should make this and googled a recipe. Although I had envisioned something else when I first heard Onion Tart, the version I present here is pretty good as well.

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Apricot Dumplings

It was fairly hot the past week here in Saskatoon and I was thinking about summer dishes that we would eat back home. First thought was a dish that involved cherries and I asked my mother for the recipe. However, I wasn’t yet settled on that one so I kept thinking and finally thought of Apricot Dumplings. My grandmother used to make them but I mostly remember them from visits to my aunt in Austria. It’s one of those dishes that I associate with a certain person and that is stuck with me forever.

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