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 […]

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 […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

My sister had a minor breakdown when I told her I’d be making my pumpkin ravioli for Thanksgiving dinner instead of the traditional meal. She quickly told me all she really wanted was mashed potatoes, green beans and Brussels sprouts. Oh and by the way, for dessert she had found this luscious pumpkin cheesecake recipe […]

Walking Along Klöntalersee

We had a beautiful Indian summer filled with sunshine and blue skies before the temperatures dropped. Almost overnight there was frost, the harbinger of winter. We bundled up into our winter jackets and made our way to walk along a well-known lake in the Canton of Glarus, Klöntalersee. The ride up to the lake is […]