Wild Garlic Spätzle

Towards the end of winter, I start yearning for greens. I start to tire of potatoes, carrots and other root vegetables and want something fresh and vibrant on my plate. Although winter isn’t completely devoid of greens, I eat my fair amount of kale and bitter greens such endive and radicchio, I still miss the […]

Sauerkraut Strudel

A couple of years ago, we were at the Christmas market in Ludwigsburg and sat down for lunch at one of the stands. There on the menu was Sauerkraut Strudel and I ordered it immediately. It was delicious and I’ve been thinking of it ever since, even though it is remarkably easy to make and […]

Aglio e Olio

As much as I love cooking and baking elaborate things, every now and then I want to make a quick dish packed with flavor and be in and out of the kitchen quickly. Enter this simple and classic dish which is delicious anytime. As the name suggests, there is no need to scrimp on the […]

Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes, only distantly related to potatoes and not in the nightshade family, are high in fiber and some vitamins. They are easy to grow, hence the reason we plant so many in our garden. This year we had a fairly large crop of orange skinned/fleshed and purple skinned/white fleshed sweet potatoes. I’ve been mostly […]

Pain d’Epices

Happy New Year! May 2018 bring you health, wealth and happiness. Thank you, dear readers, for joining me here at Capturing the Seasons. I look forward to sharing my many coming adventures with you. Several years ago before Christmas, I was browsing through the delicatessen of a fancy department store when a man with a […]

Lentil Soup with Harissa

There is just something warming about having a pot of soup simmering away on the stove top on a chilly evening. On the weekends, I’m more inclined to spend time chopping and stirring and making an elaborate soup. But during the week, I need something that won’t take forever to prepare. Lentils are something I […]