Kohlrabi is a vegetable that you find in German speaking regions. It is a crunchy bulb that comes in white and purple and can be eaten raw or cooked. I love eating it raw, peeled and sliced, it is great with dips. It has a juicy, crunchy flavor and tastes like cabbage and radishes combined. It looses it sharp bite once you cook it. I buy it in the states whenever I see it. Kohlrabi is also used in Indian cuisine. Kohlrabi with meatballs is German comfort food and they are many variations of this recipe.
Two Different Jams Baked In The Oven
The easiest jam ever, I promise, no fuss, no mess, just let it bake in the oven. Once in a while you can take a peek. Don't be tempted to stir before you have quite bit of liquid in the pan. My mom told me that she never stirred because she was too busy doing other things. I stirred at the end mashing the fruit. I wanted to incorporate the plum skins into the jam. A word of caution, this jam is tart and I mean tart. You might want to consider increasing the sugar. I like having different kinds of jam in the house. At Christmas this one will be a treat on French brie or cream cheese.
I made another small batch with plums and blackberries using more sugar. This one turned out sweeter, more like a traditional jam and my husband liked it.
These tarts are flavorful and rich tasting
I made this tart twice, once with apricots and another time with blackberries. It is a rich tasty tart that everyone loves. The marzipan mix becomes a rich custard. If you like marzipan you will like this tart.
This topping or sauce is one of my favorite dishes
In Germany this sauce is called "Grüne Soße". I love this dish and have made it many times with different ingredients and in different variations. I sometimes use quark, a German soft cheese, similar to ricotta, but creamier. When quark is not available Greek yogurt is just as good. The same goes for the herbs, I use parsley, green onions, chives, dill, and sometimes I use sorrel and a little bit of tarragon. The idea is to have about a cup of green herbs. Adding a clove of garlic will make the sauce pungent. In Germany it is traditionally eaten with hard boiled eggs and boiled potatoes. It tastes great with salmon cakes.
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