Category Archives: German Cooking


Want a special dish for your next Sunday dinner? How about a tangy German Sauerbraten – a wonderfully flavoured, simmered pot roast with a fantastic gravy? Oom-pa-pah! Bring on the Lederhosen! (Skip to recipe) Being German, I should have a … Continue reading

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Feuerwehrkuchen (Fire Brigade Cake)

Feuerwehrkuchen is a special German cake – buttery base, luscious sour cherry filling, nutty crumble, topped with fluffy whipped cream. What a grand way to celebrate an important occasion or just coffee with friends. (Skip to recipe) Life is short. Celebrate … Continue reading

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A Typical German Meal – Authentic Recipes

Rouladen, Spätzle, Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage, Cucumber Dill Salad = the fixin’s for a typical German meal that is special enough for any celebration. As you can guess, I spend a lot of time in my kitchen. I am happy … Continue reading

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Zimtsterne – ‘Cinnamon Stars’ – Traditional German Christmas Cookies

Shiny little Zimtsterne are a traditional German Christmas cookie. They’re sweet and chewy and nutty – naturally gluten free – and baked in a most unusual way. The tree is decorated, presents are (mostly) chosen, but there’s wrapping still to … Continue reading

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German Lebkuchen Loaf

The traditional flavours of German Lebkuchen in a delicious tender loaf. Slather a slice with butter for a taste of an Old World German Christmas. Oh, the smells of Christmas are starting to curl around the corners and waft through the … Continue reading

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German Style Sauerkraut – ‘Schmeckt Wunderbar’!

A zesty serving of German Style Sauerkraut is a healthy side dish to liven up your meal. We love it with sausages, ham, and roasted or barbecued meats of any kind. I’ve just come back from a week at the … Continue reading

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Sorrel Soup (Sauerampfer Suppe) Makes me Smile

Clean, simple ingredients showcase the sprightliness of a classic sorrel soup. When we were children growing up in British Columbia, we gathered wild sorrel growing in the ditches along our country road. Nibbling the mouth-puckeringly sour leaves was a pleasure … Continue reading

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Cranberry Mulled Wine (Glühwein)

It’s that beautiful hiatus between Christmas and New Year’s: the stockings have been emptied, the goose has been eaten, Santa has come and gone . . . but the tree lights are still glowing, the Christmas puzzle is being worked … Continue reading

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Versunkener Apfel Kuchen (German Sunken Apple Cake)

When you grow up in a German household on a Canadian prairie farm, daily coffee time is a non-negotiable ritual. And there is usually cake involved. . . . . . or homemade doughnuts, or cookies, or even a slice … Continue reading

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German-Style Sweet and Sour Lentil ‘Eintopf’ (One Pot)

Don’t you just love it when the tantalizing aroma of a savoury dish bubbling away on the stove brings family members sniffing into the kitchen? Mmmmm. Something smells good! What’s for supper? And don’t you just love it when that … Continue reading

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