WILD HERBS SALAD

Right now in the spring is the perfect time to make a healthy free salad of wild herbs. As a city person you have a bit of a disadvantage then (On the Danube Canal and Augarten, where I live, I would not dare to pick some greens …), but fortunately, Vienna and its surroundings have quite a… Continue reading WILD HERBS SALAD

STYRIAN SCARLET RUNNER BEAN SALAD

Here comes another of my absolute favorite salads when I visit a “Heuriger”: the Styrian Scarlet Runner Bean Salad. With Styrian scarlet runner beans I especially like that their beautiful purple shells are a little harder than other beans, but the inside is even more soft and delicate. If it’s difficult for you to get some of these… Continue reading STYRIAN SCARLET RUNNER BEAN SALAD

VIENNESE POTATO SALAD

“For some unknown reason, to me the potato salad at the heuriger always tastes best … a good recipe would be nice”… after my call for your help for my special about the Viennese Heuriger, many of you gave great tipps and comments on facebook – thank you very much to all of you!! One request was for a potato… Continue reading VIENNESE POTATO SALAD

HOMEMADE SPELT BREAD WITH WALNUTS – NEVER WANNA TRY ANY OTHER AGAIN;)

Well, of course that is a bit of an exaggeration. There are so many sorts of excellent breads and rolls in the world. I am thinking of ciabatta, pita, baguette, simple Austrian rolls … aaahhh! Bread is such a wonderful thing, and even better, if it’s homemade! Nevertheless, this recipe for homemade spelt bread is one of my… Continue reading HOMEMADE SPELT BREAD WITH WALNUTS – NEVER WANNA TRY ANY OTHER AGAIN;)

ON PEELING POTATOES (+ ROASTED POTATOES AND BEETROOT RECIPE)

In my posting about parsley potatoes, I’ve already complained about peeling potatoes. Potatoes are so important in the Austrian kitchen, nevertheless I myself often prefer pasta or rice as a side dish, because you simply do not need to peel them. Therefore, the following recipe is one, where NOTHING has to be peeled: roasted potatoes with beetroot and celery. On peeling… Continue reading ON PEELING POTATOES (+ ROASTED POTATOES AND BEETROOT RECIPE)

WILD HERBS – YARROW, SPEEDWELL AND DANDELION FOR LUNCH!

In Austria and many other European countries, it’s tradition to eat spinach on Maundy Thursday – the day before Good Friday. Today’s recipe therefore is some green stuff too, but with wild herbs from the beautiful Viennese hills. I went there for hiking with my dad, who is one of those persons knowing EVERY flower and… Continue reading WILD HERBS – YARROW, SPEEDWELL AND DANDELION FOR LUNCH!

AUSTRIAN BASICS: PARSLEY POTATOES

A very classic Austrian side dish and my number one: parsley potatoes! Mostly, when ordering parsley potatoes in an Austrian restaurant, they taste pretty boring and dry. I don’t know why, but I always get hiccups when eating such dry potatoes. Haha, does someone else have this problem too? 😉 The parsley potatoes of my grandma taste quite different… Continue reading AUSTRIAN BASICS: PARSLEY POTATOES