This blog is a record of what I have eaten, and in some cases cooked.

18th February 2024 - Home, Munich.

Toasted Sandwiches

For our brunch Sheryl had half of a grapefruit (I can't eat grapefruit because of the statins that I take, which is so unfair).

I then made toasted cheese (mature cheddar) and Branston pickle sandwiches.

I finished off with a mandarin, and Sheryl had a slice of toast with honey and cinnamon.

17th February 2024 - Ushi and Pascale's, Munich.

StarterOfSausagesInCreamAndVinegarSoupFeb2024 Amarone

Tonight we were invited to our neighbours Ushi and Pascale's apartment for a Bavarian dinner. Pascale's boyfriend Andi was also there.

For starters there was a soup of cream and a little vinegar, containing sausages (Bratwurst) and garnished with chives. There were slices of baguette to eat with the soup. I have no idea what it is called, but it was delicious.

We took a couple of bottles of Amarone, which is currently my favourite wine. I was unable to get two of the Masi Amarone, so the second bottle was another brand of Amarone (still good, but not quite as good as the Masi).

Also on the table was a jar of Schmalz (dripping) cooked with apple, which we snacked on with slices of baguette before the main course.

The main course was a slow roasted rack of pork, which was served with Knödel (Bavarian dumplings), gravy and purple carrots (the carrots look like purple cabbage - they were lovely). Everything was so tasty, and the pork was incredibly tender.

After a pause, during which a third bottle of wine (a Merlot) was opened, we had dessert: Bavarian cream (Bavaroise - one of my favourite desserts) served with berries and a berry sauce.

After dinner Pascale, Andi and I drank a few glasses of whisky (Laphroaig, provided by Andi, and then 16-year-old Jura that I took). Meanwhile Ushi and Sheryl had Limoncello (Sheryl said it was better than the Limoncello that we had at home, which she brought back from Rome).

We had a wonderful time, and were stuffed afterwards.

Ushi gave us her second jar of Schmalz with apple to take home, which was very kind of her.

Schmalz With Apple Roast Pork Chop With Knödel Gravy And Purple Carrot Bavarian Cream With Berries

17th February 2024 - Home, Munich.

Vegetables, Crisps And Dip

Knowing that we would be having a meat-heavy dinner tonight, we had a vegetarian brunch of raw vegetable (carrot, mini-tomatoes, radishes, plus celery for Sheryl) and crisps/chips (Jura cheese flavoured) with French onion dip.

16th February 2024 - Home, Munich.

Turkey Satay And Rice Cheesecake

For our regular curry evening I cooked a turkey and mushroom satay, with rice (to which I added a little paprika powder).

For dessert we had the last of Sheryl's cheesecake with caramel and chocolate ganache.

15th February 2024 - Home, Munich.

Penne Al Arabiata Cheesecake

Tonight we had a vegetarian meal, after my meat overload yesterday evening. I cooked penne al Arabiata; quick, easy and tasty.

For dessert we had some more of Sheryl's cheesecake with caramel and chocolate ganache.

14th February 2024 - Sushi Cent, Munich.

Predinner Prosecco My Unagi

We went out for dinner today, since it was Valentine's day.

We had glasses of pink prosecco at home before dinner, and then went to Sushi Cent for our meal.

I had an Unagi (a hand roll containing cooked freshwater eel) as a starter. Sheryl ordered some sushi and some sashimi (which includes a bowl of rice). For my main course I had duck donburi, which also includes a bowl of rice.

It was all delicious, although I had trouble finishing the mountain of meat in my main course.

Sheryl's Sushi, Sashimi And Rice My Duck Donburi And Rice

13th February 2024 - Home, Munich.

Quesadillas With Vegetarian Chili, Guacamole And Sour Cream

Tonight Sheryl made quesadillas (filled with cheddar cheese and home-made refried beans), which we ate with some vegetarian chili from the freezer, jalapeños, guacamole and sour cream.

It was nice that I didn't have to cook for a change.

12th February 2024 - Home, Munich.

Clam Chowder And Bread-Roll

Tonight's dinner was very easy to prepare. I heated up the frozen New England Clam Chowder from a few weeks ago, and some home-made sourdough bread-rolls.

11th February 2024 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Tandoori Prawns And Bread Roll Cheesecake

For today's dinner I made a green salad topped with tandoori prawns and home-made sourdough bread-rolls.

Sheryl made a cheesecake (topped with caramel and chocolate ganache). It tasted great, but the layers tend to fall off when served.

11th February 2024 - Home, Munich.

Eggs Benedict On English Muffins With Bacon

Today, for our brunch, I made eggs Benedict, served on English muffins, with bacon.

10th February 2024 - Home, Munich.

Thali Of Butter Chicken, Chicken Badam Pasanda And Nann

Because we went to the ballet last night, we had our curry evening today. I heated up two frozen curries: a butter chicken and a chicken badam pasanda. We ate them with naan bread.

10th February 2024 - Home, Munich.

Croissants, Cheese And Danish

For our brunch today I went across the street to the Saphir bakery and bought croissants and a Rosinenschnecke (Danish pastry).

We ate the croissants with a variety of cheeses.

9th February 2024 - Zum Franziskaner, Munich.

Steak Tartar With Rye Bread Steak Tartar With Fries

Because we were going to the ballet tonight, we had an early dinner at Zum Franziskaner with Isabelle and Markus.

I had steak tartar, which is served with rye bread. Sheryl is allergic to rye, so she ordered Pommes/chips/French-fries and gave me her bread. Isabelle ordered a cheese platter, and Markus ordered trout (served with boiled potatoes and salad).

Sheryl drank red wine (a Merlot) with her food; I drank Weissbier (wheat beer); Markus drank Helles (lager); and Isabelle drank water.

The steak tartar was good. Markus' trout looked perfectly cooked; the bone separated easily and cleanly from the fish.

We all enjoyed our dinner.

Isabelle's Cheese Platter Markus' Trout With Potatoes And Salad Pre-Ballet Dinner At The Franziskaner

8th February 2024 - Home, Munich.

Ricotta And Artichoke Tortellini In Spicy Tomato Sauce

Sheryl bought some tortellini, stuffed with ricotta and artichoke, for dinner. I made spicy tomato sauce to go with it.

7th February 2024 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Spinach Pizza With Red Onion Feta And An Egg My Salami And Pepperoni Pizza With Red Onion And An Egg

Tonight, because of a meeting, Sheryl was very late home (we ate at about 20:20), so we needed something quick for dinner.

I heated up two frozen pizzas. Sheryl had a spinach pizza topped with feta, red onion and an egg; I had a salami and pepperoni pizza topped with red onion and an egg, with some coleslaw on the side.

6th February 2024 - Home, Munich.

Sausages Sauerkraut And Potato Salad

Tonight I cooked sausages, sauerkraut and potato salad for dinner. It was lovely.

The potato salad was German potato salad, made with oil and vinegar rather than the mayonnaise that is more common in Britain and the US. I much prefer the German version.

5th February 2024 - Home, Munich.

Veg. Chili, Rice, Cheese And Sour Cream

Tonight I cooked a vegetarian chili (chili sin carne) and rice, which we ate with sour cream and grated cheese.

The chili was actually vegan, until we added the cream and cheese.

4th February 2024 - Home, Munich.

After our substantial brunch, we weren't very hungry this evening, so we had some cheese (cheddar, Gruy&egrve;re and soft goat-cheese) and crackers for our evening meal.

4th February 2024 - Isabelle and Markus', Munich.

Gravad Lax Remains Of Quiche

This morning we were invited downstairs by Isabelle and Markus for brunch.

I cooked a quiche (like a quiche Lorraine, but with leek instead of red onions, and with mushrooms added). It proved very popular, especially with their son Erik.

Sheryl made some chocolate and raspberry macarons (not to be confused with macaroons, which I like much more than macarons), which were also gobbled up.

Isabelle and Markus provided a selection of bread, gravad lax, a lovely cheese platter and fruit salad.

We took presents for the kids: a belated Christmas present for Erik, and birthday and Christmas presents for Anne-Sophia. I am not sure whether Erik looks so pleased because of the food (he ate a lot of quiche) or the present.

Erik At Brunch

3rd February 2024 - Home, Munich.

Mushroom AndS pinach Puff Pastry Roll

This evening we (a team effort) a Cheesy Mushroom and Spinach Puff Pastry Roll.

3rd February 2024 - Home, Munich.

Toasties And Juice

For our brunch today we made toasted cheese (mature cheddar) and pickle (Branston) sandwiches.

2nd February 2024 - Home, Munich.

For our weekly curry evening I cooked a turkey satay.

It was delicious, as usual.

1st February 2024 - Home, Munich.

Baked Feta And Cherry Tomato Pasta

Tonight I cooked baked feta and cherry tomato pasta. I added some Dijon mustard to it (at at the same time as I added the basil and garlic).

31st January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, for a starter, I made an insalata caprese, which we ate with home-made sourdough bread-rolls. For our main course we shared a truffle pizza. The mozzarella for the salad was huge, so I put the leftover cheese on the pizza because otherwise it tends to be too dry.

30th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Green Salad With Baked Camembert And Bread Roll

For tonight's dinner I made a green salad and baked camembert, which we ate with home-made sourdough bread-rolls.

29th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner I cooked cordon bleu (bought from Vinzenzmurr), sweet corn and chips (French fries).

28th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Crumpets In Progress Crumpets, Cheese And Jam

This morning for brunch I made crumpets.

We ate some with cheese, and some with jam.

27th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Enchiladas Verde Margarita

For dinner tonight Sheryl made chicken enchiladas verde, which were great. We ate them with sour cream and guacamole.

As usual when we eat Mexican food, Sheryl made margaritas.

27th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Blueberry Pancakes

The plan for today's brunch was banana pancakes, because we had some very ripe bananas to use up. Unfortunately I forgot to add the raising agent (baking powder) and had to make another batch of pancakes, this time with blueberries, since there were no more bananas.

26th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Turkey Redang With Coconut Rice

For our weekly curry evening I cooked turkey redang and coconut rice.

25th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Omelette With Hash Browns Frozen Eclairs

For dinner tonight I cooked an omelette to share, and hash browns.

For dessert Sheryl had bought some frozen mini-eclairs. They were nowhere near as good as the ones Sheryl makes (a two day process), and were made worse by still being a bit frozen when we ate them.

24th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Today I cooked New England Clam Chowder, which we ate with burger buns.

It was, as usual, delicious.

23rd January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Spaghetti Alfredo With Broccoli

For our evening meal I cooked spaghetti (actually capellini) Alfredo with steamed broccoli.

22nd January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Peking Duck And Sushi Rice

For our dinner tonight I cooked Peking Duck. We hadn't had this for ages, and really enjoyed it.

As usual I cooked some sushi rice to accompany the Peking Duck, eaten with a sprinkling of soy sauce and sesame seeds.

I bought a different brand of pancakes to wrap the duck and vegetables, and they were very difficult to separate; they were either overcooked or undercooked.

21st January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Green Salad And Baked Feta In Filo

For dinner I made a green salad, and Sheryl made baked feta in filo pastry (with honey and fenugreek).

21st January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Scones

For this morning's brunch Sheryl made us scones: some plain and some cheese (with cheddar, parmesan and Gruyère).

The cheese scones were extremely cheesy, so we ate them just with butter. The plain scones were eaten with clotted cream and jam.

20th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Veggy Burger My Veggy Burger With Crisps And Coleslaw

Tonight we made vegetarian burgers (Beyond Burgers).

We ate them with crisps (chips to any American readers); I also had some coleslaw on the side.

For dessert we had Gü cheesecakes.

Gü Cheesecake

20th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Toast

For our brunch today I made poached eggs on toast.

19th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Badam Pasanda And Naan

Sheryl had her work Christmas dinner tonight, so I was on my own for dinner.

I heated up a frozen chicken badam pasanda and a naan bread.

18th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Spinach Pizza With Feta, Red Onion And An Egg My Salami And Pepperoni Pizza With Red Onion And Egg

For tonight's dinner I heated up two frozen pizzas: a spinach pizza topped with feta and red onion for Sheryl, and a salami and pepperoni pizza with red onion and an egg for me.

17th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Penne With Zucchini, Mint And Ricotta

Tonight I cooked penne with zucchini, mint and ricotta.

16th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

SalmonEnCrouteWithKohlrabiJan2024

For our dinner tonight we made Salmon en Croute (stuffed with cream cheese and spinach), which we ate with kohlrabi.

They were huge, and neither of us could finish it all, but it was very tasty.

15th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Risotto With Butternut Squash, Artichoke And Sun Dried Tomatoes

For tonight's dinner I cooked a risotto containing butternut squash, artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes.

It was excellent, even though we forgot the chili flakes.

For dessert we had some more of the chocolate lava cakes (they keep in the fridge for up to 3 days before being cooked).

Lava Cake, Berries And Cream Lava Cake, Ice-Cream And Berries

14th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Beef Crew Bacon Cheese Burger With Fries

Today we went to the Museum Lichtspiele cinema to see "Napoleon" (which was rather disappointing).

Afterwards we had dinner at Beef Crew. We both had bacon cheese burgers and shared a portion of chips (French fries).

14th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Crêpes And Berries

For brunch today I made crêpes, which we ate with berries and maple syrup.

The crêpes turned out better than my last attempt.

13th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Quesadillas With Guacamole And Sour Cream Painkiller

For tonight's dinner Sheryl made quesadillas (filled with cheese and home-made refried beans), which we ate with guacamole and sour cream.

Instead of the usual margaritas, she made painkillers, using the coconut cream that we bought in Chicago.

For dessert Sheryl made a batch of 6 chocolate lava cakes (enough for 3 days); today's were a little undercooked, and so slightly runny, but still tasted great. Sheryl ate her dessert with berries and ice-cream; I ate mine with berries and cream.

Lava Cake With Berries And Cream

13th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Croissants And Cheeses, Plus Rosinenschnecke

For today's brunch I bought croissants and a Rosinenschnecke (raisin Danish pastry) from the Saphir bakery across the street.

We ate the croissants with a selection of cheeses (some runny gorgonzola for me, and some truffle brie for Sheryl), and shared the Danish pastry.

12th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Beef Madras With Rice

For our weekly curry evening I cooked beef madras with rice.

11th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked linguine cacio pepe.

It was fantastic.

10th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Gluinous Rice Balls Gyozo, Spring Rolls And Prawn Sticks

Tonight I cooked a selection of dim sum from the freezer.

Leek Dumplings Shau Mei And BBQ Pork Bun

9th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Salmon Braised In White Wine With Corn, Kohlrabi And Tartar Sauce

Tonight I cooked salmon braised in white wine, with sweetcorn, kohlrabi and home-made tartar sauce.

8th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Green Salad With Mustard And Tarragon Turkey And Bread-Roll

Tonight's dinner was a green salad topped with mustard and tarragon turkey, eaten with home made sourdough bread-rolls.

7th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Peanut Butter On Toast

Neither of us had much appetite this evening, so dinner was just peanut butter on toast.

7th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Toastie

I made toasted cheese and pickle sandwiches for our brunch.

6th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Enchiladas Verde With Sour Cream

Sheryl made enchiladas verde for dinner. We ate them with sour cream (we didn't have any guacamole).

As usual, they were great.

6th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Porridge

This morning Sheryl made us porridge (more familiar to some of you as oatmeal) with the addition of the usual pecans, brown sugar and maple syrup.

It was good.

5th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Pasta With Truffle Pesto

Tonight didn't involve much cooking. I made pasta with truffle pesto (something that Sheryl found at Eataly).

It was not very good (I ate only about half of mine), and will not be on our menu again.

5th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Failed Crêpes Toast With Cheese And Marmite

I was supposed to make crêpes, but they were a complete failure (see the photo to the right). Instead, we had toast; on my toast I had butter, marmite and cheddar.

4th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Butter Chicken With Naan

For tonight's dinner I cooked butter chicken, served with garlic naan bread.

It was so good to be able to eat something spicy after our Christmas in Chicago.

4th January 2024 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Bread-Rolls

For brunch I made poached eggs on home-made sourdough bread-rolls.

It was nice to have something that was not take-away.

3rd January 2024 - Home, Municho.

Spinach Pizza With Feta, Egg And Hot Sauce Ham Pepperoni And Salami Pizza

After our overnight flight we didn't want anything complex for dinner, so we heated up some frozen pizzas.

Sheryl had a spinach pizza topped with feta, egg and hot sauce.

I had a pepperoni and salami pizza (no egg).

3rd January 2024 - United Airlines flight from Chicago to Munich.

Aircraft Breakfast

Breakfast on our United flight was some kind of bread-roll (containing an egg).

It was fairly nondescript, but at least not downright offensive like dinner.

2nd January 2024 - United Airlines flight from Chicago to Munich.

Inedible Aircraft Stir Fry

Our dinner on the flight was utterly dreadful.

We were sitting about 3 rows from the back of the plane, so by the time the food service reached us, there was only one choice: vegetable stir-fry.

As expected, dinner contained bell-pepper (paprika), so Sheryl couldn't eat it.

I managed two mouthfuls. It had a nasty chemical taste, and contained no flavourings (some soy sauce, hoi sin sauce, oyster sauce, or even teriyaki sauce would improved it).

2nd January 2024 - Chicago airport.

So Called Club Sandwich And Guinness

Today was our flight home. Ashley took us to the airport.

We, of course, had ample time after check-in, so we found a bar near our departure gate and had something to eat (because we correctly assumed that the food on the flight would not be good). I had a so-called club sandwich, which was edible but not good. I had a Guinness with my food.

1st January 2024 - Theresa and Marc's house, Chicago.

Spaghetti And Meat Balls, Plus Chicken And Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo

Today we went to Marc and Theresa's house for our belated New Year's Eve celebration.

I made spaghetti and meat balls (although I had to leave out the sambal because so many of Sheryl's family don't like spicy food), and Marc made fettuccine Alfredo with chicken and broccoli.

Marc has a completely different approach to fettuccine Alfredo, frying the chicken, then adding the broccoli to the pan, and finally adding the ingredients for the sauce, although the ingredients of the sauce are pretty much the same as my Alfredo sauce.

I tried some of both dishes, and they were both lovely.

I made a batch of malt and walnut bread rolls to have with dinner.

We took some of both pasta dishes back for Betty, who is still not feeling good.

31st December 2023 - Sheryl's mum's house, Chicago.

Pizza With Caesar Salad

We celebrated New Year's Eve at Sheryl's mum's house, because so many of the family were sick.

We got a large pizza with Italian sausage. Sheryl and I also shared a Casar salad.

28th December 2023 - Biaggi's restaurant, Deer Park, Chicago.

Betty's Parmesan Chicken And Pasta At Baggi's My Pasta Dish At Biaggi's

Today Sheryl tested positive for Covid-19, and so is isolating herself.

Betty and I agreed to go back to Biaggi's, where we went 5 days ago; my treat this time.

Betty had chicken parmesan and pasta; I had something from the specials because it had gorgonzola sauce.

I had to order some extra sauce, but apart from that, everything was perfect.

28th December 2023 - Sheryl's mum's house, Chicago.

Dunkin Donuts Bacon, Egg And Cheese Croissant

This morning Betty went out to Dunkin Donuts to get breakfast. Sheryl and I had Bacon, Egg And Cheese Croissants.

27th December 2023 - Sheryl's mum's house, Chicago.

Burger Portillo's Italian Beef Sub

This evening we had a take-away dinner from Portillo's: a burger for Sheryl (after all, she hadn't had a burger for a whole 28 hours!); I had an Italian Beef Sandwich with cheese; we shared a portion of French fries.

26th December 2023 - Five Guys, Chicago.

Remains Of Five Guys Burger Five Guys Drink

Today we drove to a strip-mall. Sheryl was looking for a phone case for her new mobile phone, and we both wanted to shop for some books.

While there we had a late lunch: burgers and French fries at "Five Guys".

The burgers were actually very good, but there were no options for drinks except for soda.

25th December 2023 - Sheryl's mum's house, Chicago.

Christmas Starter Of Puff-Pastry Wraps Christmas Day Amarone

As usual everyone expected Betty to prepare Christmas dinner (apart from the crock-pot beef), which she hates doing, so Sheryl volunteered us to cook instead.

Sheryl made puff-pastry wraps (filled with parma ham, Gruyère and green beans) for a starter. They were popular.

For the main course there was beef cooked in a slow cooker with carrots and potatoes, slow roasted ham, mashed potatoes, sweet corn, spicy baked beans (which Becky prepared, successfully recreating their dad's recipe).

American Buttermilk Biscuits

Ashley (Sheryl's niece) also promised to make biscuits (see the example photo to the right), but they did not materialise.

For dessert Sheryl made chocolate eclairs, which were a huge hit.

Sheryl, Al and I drank the bottle of Amarone (a gift from Sheryl's work) that we brought with us from Germany, and thereafter another Italian red (not as good as the Amarone).

Dinner was good, and everyone had plenty of what they liked to eat. The toughest part of cooking dinner was the usual issue of cooking in a strange kitchen; Betty doesn't even have a potato masher. and her selection of pans is very limited.

We ate dinner at about 15:30.

Christmas Dinner Of Slow-Cooked Beef, Baked Beans, Carrots, Mashed Potatoes And Corn

24th December 2023 - Sheryl's mum's house, Chicago.

Croque Madame Chicago Betty's Croque Monsieur

This morning, for brunch, we made croque madam for ourselves, and croque monsieur for Betty (who doesn't like egg).

23rd December 2023 - Biaggi's restaurant, Deer Park, Chicago.

Malbec At Biagi's My Stuffed Mushroom Starter At Biagi's

This evening there was a big family event: dinner organised at Biaggi's (the one at Deer Park) by Brenda (Sheryl's cousin) and Ozzie (Brenda's partner).

Apart from Brenda, Ozzie, Sheryl and me, Sheryl's mum Betty, her sister Theresa and family (Marc, Ashley, Brooklyn and Kaylin), and her sister Becky and family (Al and Aliah) were there.

I ordered a bottle of Malbec for the red wine drinkers (Sheryl, Al and me), which was excellent; we needed a second bottle later.

I ordered a starter: stuffed (with Italian sausage, spinach, and garlic) mushrooms (in white wine and butter sauce. It was delicious.

For our main courses, Sheryl ordered the Seafood Scampi (Aioli, Shrimp, Crab, Garlic-Oregano Breadcrumbs) and pasta; I ordered the Fettuccini with Lobster, which was gorgeous. Sheryl normally doesn't like lobster, but she tasted my meal and declared that it was tastier than hers.

After the main courses Al ordered a crème brûlée; I had a a taste, and it was very good. I was rather surprised not find panna cotta on the menu, given that Biaggi's is an Italian restaurant.

The decor of Biaggi's is nice, and the service was excellent.

It was a great evening out, and everyone ate well and had fun.

Sheryl's Prawn Pasta At Biagis My Lobster Pasta At Biaggis

22nd December 2023 - Sheryl's mum's house, Chicago.

Another Italian Beef Sub From Portillos For Me

For dinner we had take-away (again!). I had another Italian beef sub from Portillos.

21st December 2023 - Chicago.

Cinnabon Breakfast At The Mall

This morning Sheryl and I drove to a shopping mall (don't remember what we were shopping for). When we arrived, we got breakfast: cinnabons and coffee.

20th December 2023 - Sheryl's mum's house, Chicago.

My Blue Cheese Olives

For lunch I had some of the olives stuffed with blue cheese, that Sheryl recently bought. They are so good!

No-one else likes blue cheese, so they are all mine.

20th December 2023 - Sheryl's mum's house, Chicago.

My Gorgonzola On Toast Breakfast My Cinnamon Toast Breakfast

For breakfast today I had some gorgonzola on toast, followed my a piece of toasted cinnamon and currant bread.

19th December 2023 - Olive Garden, Chicago.

The Wrong Wine At Olive Garden Our Olive Garden Salad

This evening we (Sheryl. her mum Betty, her niece Kaylin, and I) went to the Olive Garden for dinner.

Sheryl and I ordered a bottle Pinot Noir to share. The waitress was fairly new in the job, and had previously only opened two other bottles of wine, and was struggling to open the bottle. We helped her to open the bottle, at which point we noticed that it was not the wine we had ordered; it tasted OK, so, to keep things simple, we drank the Cabernet Sauvignon.

Betty's meal didn't arrive with the rest of the plates, and the waitress instead gave hers to a neighbouring table who had arrived after us. Eventually, Betty's meal arrived.

The same neighbouring table had to re-order one of their meals, as it didn't arrive.

Betty ordered spaghetti Alfredo with chicken and broccoli, plus extra sauce, which was OK, although Olive Garden no longer use garlic in their Alfredo sauce.

Sheryl ordered veal parmesan with fettuccine; Kaylin ordered penne with chicken, and I ordered prawn pasta (which was too dry, so I ordered extra sauce).

Sheryl and I also ordered an Caesar Salad, which was also too dry.

In all, it was a very disappointing meal. I make better Caesar Salad and better Alfredo sauce, and there is always enough sauce when I make it.

By now, I am sure that the waitress has either learned to do her job better, or been fired.

Sheryl's Olive Garden Veal Paremesan Kaylins Olive Garden Chicken Pasta Bettys Olive Garden Fettucini Alfredo With Chicken And Broccoli With Extra Sauce My Olive Garden Prawn Pasta

19th December 2023 - Sheryl's mum's house, Chicago.

Burger

Sheryl's mum went shopping this morning, and brought back some take-away for brunch.

I had a bacon/cheese burger.

18th December 2023 - Walker Bros, Chicago.

Sheryl's Walker Bros Belgian Waffle With Strawberries And Cream My Walker Bros Breakfast

This morning we (Sheryl, her Mum, and I) went to Walker Bros. for breakfast.

Sheryl had a Belgian waffle topped with strawberries and whipped cream, to which she added maple syrup.

I had poached eggs, sausages, bacon and hash browns, with pancakes on the side.

17th December 2023 - Sheryl's mum's house, Chicago.

Our Take-Away Dinner

For dinner this evening we got take-away from Popeyes: chicken wings, coleslaw (which was dreadful), biscuits (similar to scones) and mashed potato with gravy.

17th December 2023 - Sheryl's mum's house, Chicago.

Cinnamon Toast Breakfast

Today I had some toasted cinnamon currant bread for brunch.

16th December 2023 - Sheryl's mum's house, Chicago.

Dunkin Donuts Bacon Egg And Cheese Sourdough Sandwich Dunkin Donuts Bacon Egg And Cheese Croissant

This morning we went to Dunkin Donuts to get some take-away for breakfast.

Sheryl got a Bacon, Egg and Cheese Croissant; I got a sandwich of Bacon, Egg and Cheese in Sourdough bread. We both had unsweetened iced tea to drink.

I was reasonable impressed with the food. The croissant looked better than the equivalent from Burger King.

16th December 2023 - Sheryl's mum's house, Chicago.

Dunkin Donuts Bacon Egg And Cheese Sourdough Sandwich Dunkin Donuts Bacon Egg And Cheese Croissant

This morning we went to Dunkin Donuts to get some take-away for breakfast.

Sheryl got a Bacon, Egg and Cheese Croissant; I got a sandwich of Bacon, Egg and Cheese in Sourdough bread. We both had unsweetened iced tea to drink.

I was reasonable impressed with the food. The croissant looked better than the equivalent from Burger King.

15th December 2023 - Sheryl's mum's house, Chicago.

Taco Bell Burrito Supreme Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Having arrived in Chicago, we begin 3 weeks of unhealthy American eating.

Tonight, for dinner, we had take-away from Taco Bell: for Sheryl a Mexican Pizza; for me a Burrito Supreme.

I wasn't really impresses, but Taco Bell is one of the things that Sheryl craves when she is away from the USA.

15th December 2023 - United Airlines flight from Munich to Chicago.

United Airlines Chicken Pizza Twist

Our lunch on the plane was a so-called pizza twist.

It was disgusting, and leaked sauce when I tried to open it.

15th December 2023 - United Airlines flight from Munich to Chicago.

United Airlines Channa Masala United Airlines Channa Masala Label

Our brunch on the plane was Channa (chick pea) Masala. This was described by the purser as Chicken Marcellus, even though the label (pictured to the right) was clear.

It was OK.

15th December 2023 - Munich Airport.

Käfer OJ And Cappuccino

Before our flight we had time to get a nice breakfast at Käfer. We both had the English Garden Breakfast (scrambled eggs, sausages bread rolls and pretzels, but I forgot to take a photo of the food), plus orange juice and Cappuccinos (technically Cappuccini).

It was really good.

14th December 2023 - Home, Munich.

Flammkuchen

Because we are leaving for Chicago in the morning, we needed a dinner that was quick and easy, that didn't create lots of dirty dishes, so we had a couple of Flammküchen (a German dish similar to pizza) that we had in the freezer.

They weren't very good.

13th December 2023 - Home, Munich.

Half Omelette And Hash Browns

Tonight for dinner I made a large omelette (to share) and hash browns.

12th December 2023 - Home, Munich.

Green Salad Topped With Tandoori Prawns Plus Bread Roll

For tonight's dinner I made a green salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes and avocado) topped with tandoori prawns, and served with home-made sourdough bread-rolls.

10th December 2023 - Home, Munich.

Puff Pastry Wrap

For dinner tonight we made puff pastry wraps filled with Parma ham, guyere and green beans (the supermarket had no out of season asparagus).

They were delicious.

10th December 2023 - Home, Munich.

Veg. And Crisps With French Onion Dip

For brunch today we had raw vegetables and crisps/chips with French onion dip.

We have been trying to run down our stock of fresh food, so that we don't have to throw away so much when we leave for Chicago, so the selection of vegetables was rather limited.

9th December 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Enchiladas With Sour Cream And Guacamole

For dinner tonight we heated up the frozen chicken enchiladas with brown sauce, which we ate with sour cream and guacamole.

When Sheryl made this batch of enchiladas, there wasn't as much sauce as usual, and most of that sauce went onto the enchiladas that we ate immediately, so today's were a little dry.

Despite the lack of sauce, they were good.

9th December 2023 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Bread Rolls Bread Roll With French Butter And Marmite

For today's brunch I made poached eggs on home-made sourdough bread-rolls.

We then had another bread-roll each: mine with French butter and Marmite, and Sheryl's with honey and cinnamon,

8th December 2023 - Home, Munich.

Turkey And Mushroom Satay With Rice

For our regular curry evening I cooked a turkey and mushroom satay and rice.

It was delicious.

7th December 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salmon Baked With Pesto, Green Beans And Cherry Tomatoes, Plus Kohlrabi

Tonight we cooked salmon baked with green pesto, green beans and cherry tomatoes, served with kohlrabi.

It was really tasty.

6th December 2023 - Home, Munich.

Toasted Cheese And Branston Sandwiches

Sheryl had a work event, so I was alone for dinner. I didn't have much appetite, so I made myself a couple of cheese and pickle toasted sandwiches.

I had trouble finishing them.

5th December 2023 - Home, Munich.

Eccles Pie And Cream

For dessert we had some kind of Eccles tart (a cross between an Eccles cake and a mince pie), with some cream.

They were good, but I would have preferred a mince pie.

4th December 2023 - Home, Munich.

Ricotta And Artichoke Tortelloni In Spicy Tomato Sauce

For dinner tonight I cooked ricotta and artichoke tortelloni in a spicy tomato sauce, garnished with grated parmesan.

It was lovely.

3rd December 2023 - Home, Munich.

Crêpes Banana And Bluberry Crêpe

For bunch today I made Crêpes, which we ate with banana, blueberries and maple syrup.

2nd December 2023 - Home, Munich.

Quesadillas With Veg. Chili, Gacamole And Sour Cream

Sheryl made quesadillas (filled with freshly made refried beans and cheese) for dinner.

We ate them with a vegetarian chili, guacamole and sour cream.

2nd December 2023 - Home, Munich.

Toasted Sandwiches

For brunch today I made toasted cheese (mature cheddar) and pickle (Branston) sandwiches.

1st December 2023 - Home, Munich.

Beef Madras With Rice

For our regular curry evening I made a beef madras with rice.

It was fantastic.

30th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

4-Cheeses Pizza With Anchovies, Red Onions, Capers And Too Much Hot Sauce

I was on my own for dinner tonight.

I heated up a frozen 4-cheeses pizza, which I topped with anchovies, capers and red onion. My hand slipped when adding hot sauce, and there was way too much sauce on the pizza.

30th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Pat's Lunch Curry My Lunch Curry

I met my cousin Pat for lunch today. We went to the Sitar restaurant in Lehel. I no longer remember what we had, but it was delicious. My curry was rather spicier than hers (she told me mine was too spicy for her). We had some naan bread with our curries.

29th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Sweet And Sour Prawns With Rice

For this evening's dinner I cooked sweet and sour prawns (deep fried, in batter) and rice.

27th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

ClamC howder With Burger Bun

For our dinner tonighz I made New England Clam Chowder, which we ate with burger buns.

26th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Veg. Burger

For dinner we made vegetarian burgers (made with Beyond Burgers).

26th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Grapefruit Croissants And Grapefruit

For brunch we had croissants from the Saphir bakery.

Sheryl also ate half a grapefruit (I can't eat )grapefruit because of the statins that I take).

25th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Dry Enchilada Margaritas

For dinner tonight we heated up the frozen enchiladas, eaten with guacamole and sour cream. This batch didn't have enough sauce, and most of that went on the first of the batch, so today's dinner was rather dry.

We had margaritas with dinner.

For dessert we had Gü cheesecake with salted caramel.

Gü Cheesecake

25th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Sourdough Bread Rolls

For today's brunch I made poached eggs on home-made sourdough bread-rolls.

23rd November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Pasta With Baked Feta And Tomtoes

For dinner tonight I cooked pasta with baked feta and cherry tomatoes.

22nd November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Turkey Club With Truffle Crisps

Tonight we made club sandwiches (using turkey, not chicken). We ate them with some truffle crisps/chips that Sheryl brought from her recent trip to Rome.

21st November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's 4-Cheeses Pizza With Tuna And Feta My Salami And Pepperoni Pizza

Sheryl had to work late so I heated up two frozen pizzas for dinner: for Sheryl a 4-cheeses pizza topped with tuna and feta, and for me a salami and pepperoni pizza.

20th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Leftover Quiche And Sauté Potatoes

For dinner tonight I heated up the leftover quiche, and sautéd our last two potatoes.

19th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

After both eating a substantial brunch, we only had room for some cheese and crackers this evening.

19th November 2023 - Isabelle and Markus', Munich.

Brunch

Today we were invited to brunch by our neighbours Isabelle and Markus.

As usual, they provided bread, cheeses, fruit salad and prosecco; we took a quiche Lorraine and eclairs.

18th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cheese, Mushroom And Spinach Puff Pastry Roll

Tonight we cooked a Cheesy Mushroom and Spinach Puff Pastry Roll

18th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Blueberry Pancakes

For today's brunch I made blueberry pancakes with cinnamon.

I ate mine with butter; Sheryl ate hers with maple syrup.

17th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Turkey Thai Ramen

Tonight I cooked Thai turkey ramen, which is something we haven't eaten for quite a while.

It was lovely.

16th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Hash Browns

For dinner I cooked omelettes (filled with spring onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese) and has browns.

This time the hash browns worked rather better. I cooked the potatoes in small patties, in plenty of oil rather than cooking one huge hash brown.

15th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cauliflower Cheese

Tonight I cooked cauliflower cheese.

Normally we have bread-rolls with it, so that we have something with which to mop up the cheese sauce, but we ate the last of the bread-rolls yesterday.

14th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Butternut Squash With Artichokes

For our evening meal today I made a risotto, with butternut squash, artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes. We ate it sprinkled with chili flakes.

It was delicious.

13th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Baked Goat Cheese And Bread Roll

For our dinner tonight I made a green salad, which we topped with baked goat-cheese, and ate with the last of my home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

12th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Lasagne

For tonight's dinner I heated up a frozen lasagne.

12th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Toastie

For brunch today we had toasted cheese (mature cheddar) and pickle (Branston) sandwiches.

11th November 2023 - Le Stollberg, Munich.

Amuse-bouche Amarone

Today we went out to dinner to celebrate Sheryl's birthday.

We went to Le Stollberg, a French restaurant the the centre of town.

We treated ourselves to a bottle of Amarone wine, which was really good.

We began with a complimentary amuse-bouch. Sheryl enjoyed hers, but I hate beetroot.

Sheryl started with warm goose liver, and I had scallops.

For our main courses, Sheryl ordered halibut with hazelnuts, and I ordered saddle of venison.

Finally, Sheryl got a chocolate lava cake, whilst I had the cheese platter.

I had a glass of armagnac to finish off with.

We were both very pleased with every course (except for the beetroot in the amuse-bouch). The service was also excellent: fast, efficient and friendly. The restaurant is pleasantly decorated and fairly small.

We have been looking for a new good French restaurant for some time, and are happy that we seem to have found one.

Goose Liver Scallops Halibut With Hazelnuts
Venison Chocolate Lava Cake With Berries Cheese Platter

11th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Scrambled Eggs On Toast

For brunch today I made scrambled eggs on toast.

10th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Spinach Pizza With Egg Pizza With Anchovies And Capers

Sheryl was a little late home from work, so we had chosen to have pizzas.

Sheryl had a spinach pizza topped with an egg; normally she also has feta on it, but we ran out. I had a 4-cheeses pizza topped with anchovies and capers.

9th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Pasta Alfredo With Broccoli

Today's dinner was pasta Alfredo with steamed broccoli, which was delicious.

8th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Green Salad With Turkey And Bread Roll

Ashley flew home today, and we wanted something a little healthier after eating so much unhealthy food while she was here.

For dinner I made a green salad, topped with mustard and tarragon turkey, and with a bread roll on the side.

7th November 2023 - Viktualienmarkt, Munich.

Turkey Badam Pasanda

We discovered that Ashley likes curries, particularly butter chicken, so tonight Ashley and I cooked butter turkey (we didn't have any chicken in the freezer).

We served it with rice and garlic naan bread.

7th November 2023 - Viktualienmarkt, Munich.

Curry Wurst With <i>Bratlartoffel</i> Polish Sausage In A Bun With Helles

Ashley wanted to try Currywurst (sausage with curry sauce) while in Germany, so we went to a kiosk at the Viktualienmarkt.

Currywurst is a Berlin specialty, so it is hard to find in Munich.

Sheryl and Ashley shared a plate of Currywurst and Bratkartoffeln (fried potatoes).

I had a Polish sausage in a bun.

We all drank glasses of Helles (standard lager), although you can see from the photo that it is cloudy like a Weißbier.

The beer was OK, but the sausages were not very good.

6th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

My Dinner Of Poached Eggs And Baked Beans On Toast

Tonight I made myself poached eggs and baked beans on toast.

5th November 2023 - Home, Munich.

I was rather tired this evening, so I just cooked myself a pizza for dinner: salami and pepperoni.

4th November 2023 - Café Brasserie Meuwese, Amsterdam.

I had a so-called English Breakfast at the Café Brasserie Meuwese, a short walk from the hotel. It was good.

3rd November 2023 - Amsterdam Radisson Blu - Central, Amsterdam.

Ashley and Sheryl flew to Rome for a few days of sightseeing.

I went on a flying visit to Amsterdam. I arrived fairly late, so I ate dinner at the hotel: a Caesar salad with chicken and bread. It was actually excellent.

2nd November 2023 - Hofbräukeller, Munich.

For dinner today we went to the Hofbräukeller for Bavarian food.

Ashley had a pork schnitzel with French fries, Sheryl had Käsespätzle (the German equivalent of Mac and Cheese), and I had half of a roast duck with red cabbage and a dumpling.

2nd November 2023 - Home, Munich.

Croque Madame

For today's breakfast we made croque madame.

It was wonderful, and Ashley enjoyed it greatly.

1st November 2023 - Hofbräukeller, Munich.

This evening Ashley decided she fancied some Bavarian food, so we went to the Hofbräukeller for dinner.

Ashley had Schweineschitzel (pork schnitzel) and chips (French fries); Sheryl had Käsespätzle (the German equivalent of mac and cheese) and I had half a duck with red cabbage and a Kartoffelknödel (potato dumpling).

31st October 2023 - L'Angelo della Pizza, Munich.

After we returned to Munich this evening, no-one felt like cooking. Instead we went to L'Angelo della Pizza.

Ashley ordered Penne Tocchino (penne with chicken in a cream sauce); Sheryl ordered pizza Parma (pizza topped with Parma ham and arugula) and I ordered a pizza diavolo (a pizza with spicy salami). It was all lovely.

Ashley drank a glass of house white wine, and Sheryl and I shared a bottle of Nero d'Avola.

Penne Tocchino Pizza Parma Pizza Diavolo

31st October 2023 - Restaurant Alpenstuben, Schwangau.

Venison Goulash And Spätzle

Today we took a trip to see a couple of castles: Schloss Linderhof and Schloss Neuschwanstein.

I didn't want to deal with the walking, so while the ladies were walking up to Neuschwanstein I had lunch at the Restaurant Alpenstuben in Schwangau (the town below the castle). The ladies had eaten enough snacks in the car, and didn't get lunch. I had a venison goulash with Spätzle, which was very good.

30th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Butter Turkey, Rice And Naan

Ashley told us that she likes butter chicken, so this evening she helped me cook a butter turkey.

We ate it with rice and garlic naan.

It was very good.

30th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

A Selection Of Scones

For breakfast today Sheryl baked a selection of scones: some cheese scones (with Gruyère, parmesan and cheddar), some plain scones and some orange and cranberry scones.

We ate the cheese scones with extra cheese, and the others with clotted cream and jams.

29th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

While Ashley and Sheryl were out sightseeing this afternoon I made a lasagne and an Olive Garden salad. Sheryl bought a loaf of nice crusty bread which we also ate with dinner.

29th October 2023 - Schneider Bräuhaus, Munich.

This morning we took Ashley out to the Schneider Bräuhaus for a Bavarian breakfast of Weißwurst (white sausage), Weißbier (wheat beer), pretzels and Obatzda.

Ashley and Sheryl both drank "love beer" (flavoured with fruit of some kind), and I had an original Weißbier.

Ashley greatly enjoyed the Weißwurst and the love beer; less so the Obatzda.

Weissbiers Ashley And Her Weissbier Weißwurst And Pretzels

28th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Enchiladas Verde

Tonight we cooked chicken enchiladas verde; as always, great.

We had some tortilla chips and guacamole on the side.

27th October 2023 - Zum Franziskaner, Munich.

Tonight was Ashley's first meal in Munich, so we took her out to Zum Franziskaner.

Ashley ordered an Ox Burger and chips (French fries); Sheryl ordered half a roast duck, with a Kartoffelknödel (potato dumpling) and red cabbage; I order roast pork with a Kartoffelknödel.

Ashley's Ox Burger And Chips Sheryl's Duck, Red Cabbage And Knödel My Roast Pork And Knödel

26th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Turkey Badam Pasanda And Naan

I cooked a turkey badam pasanda for tonight's dinner. We ate it with garlic naan bread.

25th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salami And Pepperoni Pizza

For dinner tonight I cooked pizzas from the freezer.

24th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Green Salad, Baked Camembert And Burger Bun

Tonight's dinner was a green salad, topped with baked camembert spread with fig preserve, eaten with burger buns.

I again used a pack of ready-grated pecorino, which, bizarrely, tastes better than grating a block of pecorino; the pack was a little too small, so I had to use extra parmesan instead, but it still tasted great.

23rd October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cacio E Pepe

Tonight I cooked linguine cacio e pepe (linguine with sheep's cheese and pepper). I garnished it with some cherry tomatoes.

This time it was a little too peppery for Sheryl.

I again used a pack of ready-grated pecorino, which, bizarrely, tastes better than grating a block of pecorino; the pack was a little too small, so I had to use extra parmesan instead, but it still tasted great.

22nd October 2023 - Home, Munich.

My Veg. Burger And Chips

For our dinner tonight we made vegetarian burgers and chips (French fries).

22nd October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Toast Cheese And Marmite On Toast

For today's brunch we had poached eggs on toast.

We then filled up on some more toast: mine with cheese and marmite; Sheryl's with peanut butter, honey and cinnamon.

21st October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Veg. Quesadillas Pumpkin Swiss Roll

Sheryl cooked quesadillas (filled with home-made refried beans and cheese) for dinner. We ate them with sour cream and guacamole, plus a bit of hot sauce.

For dessert we had a pumpkin Swiss-roll that she made earlier in the day.

21st October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Avocado Toast Cheese And Marmite On Toast

For brunch today we had avocado toast. As usual, I had balsamic vinegar on mine, and Sheryl had malt vinegar on hers.

Sheryl recently bought a new larger bottle of Sarson's malt vinegar which doesn't have a top designed for sprinkling, so she ended up with too much vinegar, all in the wrong place.

We were both still hungry after two slices of avocado toast, so I had another piece of toast with butter, marmite and cheddar cheese; Sheryl had a slice of toast with peanut butter, honey and cinnamon.

We had planned to share a mango which we bought recently, but when we started peeling it, we discovered that it was no good, so I had a plum instead.

20th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Turkey Satay And Rice

For our dinner this evening I made a turkey satay and rice.

It was, as always, excellent.

19th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Clam Chowder And Bread-Rolls

For tonight's dinner I cooked a New England Clam Chowder, which we ate with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

It was wonderful.

There were enough leftovers to put into the freezer for another day.

With the chowder we drank a bottle of pecorino white wine. Sheryl discovered this type of wine on her recent training course in Rome, where pecorino is the standard house wine at restaurants. I was really impressed with the wine and we will definitely be drinking it again.

18th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

This evening I cooked pasta (capellini) and meatballs in spicy tomato sauce.

This time I added fennel seeds to the meatballs, which really added to the flavour (now added to the recipe).

There were enough meatballs left over for a lunch for me, later in the week.

17th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Leftover Chicken Pot Pie

Tonight we ate the leftover turkey pot pie for dinner; no potatoes this time.

16th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tortelloni In Tomato Sauce Gü Cheesecake

This evening, for dinner, I cooked ricotta and artichoke stuffed tortelloni (bought ready-made), served in a spicy tomato sauce.

It was lovely. We are both getting into artichokes lately.

For our dessert we had individual salted caramel cheesecakes by Gü.

15th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Pot Pie And Mash

For tonight's dinner I cooked a turkey pot pie and mashed potatoes.

As usual, it was delicious.

15th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Two Flavours Of Scones

For our brunch today Sheryl made two flavours of scones: some with cheese (Gruyère, Cheddar and Parmesan) and some plain.

We ate the cheese scones with French butter and more cheese (and, in my case, with marmite); the plain scones with clotted cream and jam (strawberry for Sheryl and blueberry for me).

14th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

For our evening meal I cooked omelette (filled with spring onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and goat camembert) and sauté potatoes.

14th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

For today's brunch I made pancakes. We had no fruit or berries in stock, so they were plain, except for some cinnamon.

13th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

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Chips With Truffle Mayonnaise

Although we had planned our usual curry evening tonight, we have both been suffering from diarrhoea, due to something we ate or drank, and decided to eat something less challenging.

We both got take-away Franzose (French) burgers from the Hamburgerei Zwei, mine with added bacon, and shared a portion of chips (French fries) with truffle mayonnaise.

12th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Butternut Squash Risotto

For our dinner tonight I made a butternut squash risotto, to which I added sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes. I had some chili flakes on mine.

11th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salad, Baked Camembert And Bread Roll

Sheryl had to work late this evening, so I ate alone: a salami and pepperoni pizza for dinner.

When Sheryl got home she had a French-bread pizza.

10th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salad, Baked Camembert And Bread Roll

For tonight's dinner I made a green salad, topped with baked camembert and served with burger buns.

9th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

Veg. Chili And Rice

Tonight I heated up a frozen vegetarian chili, which I served with rice, grated cheese and sour cream.

We had left some guacamole in the fridge, but had to throw it away, because it was past its date and had gone a nasty brown colour.

8th October 2023 - Home, Munich.

After the usual disappointing airline food on our flight home with United Airlines, we needed something quick (so that we could get an early night), simple and healthy for our first dinner at home.

I cooked truffle tagliatelle with tomato and truffle sauce.

7th October 2023 - Walker Bros., Arlington Heights.

Sheryl's Belgian Waffle My Eggs, Bacon And Pancakes

For our last breakfast in Chicago, we went back to Walker Bros.

Sheryl had Belgian waffles with maple syrup, whipped cream and strawberries; I had "basted eggs", bacon and pancakes.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that the bacon was thick-cut, rather than the typical American thin crispy fare.

6th October 2023 - Sheryl's Parent's home, Chicago.

Breakfast was back to unhealthy American fast food: take-away bacon, egg and cheese croissants and hash browns, from Burger King.

5th October 2023 - Sheryl's Parent's home, Chicago.

After days of unhealthy eating, both Sheryl and I were craving salads.

We got take-away chicken caesar salads from Portillo's. They were pretty good.

5th October 2023 - Arby's, On The Road.

We stopped on the drive back to Chicago at Arby's.

I had a beef and bacon sandwich. The others had beef and cheese sandwiches.

5th October 2023 - Holiday Inn Express, Lancaster.

Bagel, Western Omelette And Sausages

Another disappointing breakfast at the hotel.

4th October 2023 - White Castle, Lancaster.

After the funeral we (Sheryl, Theresa and I) ate dinner at White Castle in Lancaster with Sheryl's aunt Judy.

White Castle sell sliders: mini-burgers.

The others (Sheryl's mum, sister Becky and niece Ashley) went for Japanese food at a Hibachi restaurant.

4th October 2023 - Holiday Inn Express, Lancaster.

Pancakes, Maple Syrup And Bacon Bagel, Cheese Omelette And Bacon

We ate breakfast at our hotel (the Holiday Inn Express in Lancaster).

Sheryl had pancaked, maple syrup and bacon. I had a cheese omelette, bacon and a poppy seed bagel.

The food was not very impressive, and the coffee at breakfast was dreadful.

3rd October 2023 - Cracker Barrel, On The Road.

Cracker Barrel Biscuits And Gravy Cracker Barrel Lunch

On the road down to Lancaster, Ohio, we stopped for a southern style lunch at Cracker Barrel.

1st October 2023 - Sheryl's Parent's home, Chicago.

Tonight the ladies ate their leftover spaghetti and meatballs. I had leftover pizza.

30th September 2023 - Maggiano's, Chicago.

This evening there were four of us for dinner: Sheryl's mum Betty, Sheryl's aunt Frances, Sheryl and me.

We decided to go to Maggiano's for Italian food.

Betty and Frances ordered a soup starter, served with bread. The restaurant has a new Italian chef, so some of the recipes have changed, including the one for their bread, which is now flavoured with rosemary; none of us like it.

For the main course we all ordered spaghetti and meatball (yes, one giant meatball per plate!), wth extra sauce. It was pretty good; the meatballs were flavoured with fennel, which I will now try adding to my own meatballs. We left with 4 doggy bags, for another day.

29th September 2023 - Sheryl's Parent's home, Chicago.

Sausage Pizza And Pepperoni Pizza

This evening most of the family were at the family home, so someone went out and collected take-away pizzas: one with pepperoni and one with Italian sausage.

The pizzas were good. There were some slices left for another day.

29th September 2023 - Walker Bros,, Arlington Heights.

Walker Bros. Eggs Benedict And Pancakes Sheryl's French Toast

This morning we went to Walker Bros. for breakfast.

Sheryl ordered French toast (served with strawberries); I ordered eggs Benedict and pancakes.

When Sheryl's French toast arrived she said "no, wait, I ordered waffles". I and everyone else at the table said "no you didn't".

28th September 2023 - Sheryl's Parent's home, Chicago.

This evening Sheryl was overcome with cravings for Taco Bell, so she headed out to the nearest Taco Bell and brought home our dinner: for her a Mexican pizza and a beef burrito supreme, and for me two beef 7-layer burritos.

Beef Seven Layer Burrito Sheryls Mexican Pizza Sheryl's Beef Burrito Supreme

28th September 2023 - Sheryl's Parent's home, Chicago.

Bacon, Egg And Cheese Croissant And Hash Browns

This morning we made a trip out to Burger King and bought bacon, egg and cheese croissants and hash browns to take away.

27th September 2023 - Lufthansa Flight to Chicago.

Calzone - Dinner On Plane

Dinner on the plane was some kind of attempt at a Calzone, filled with tomato sauce; no cheese, no flavour and dry as a bone. It was also not filling.

It looked more like a Cornish Pasty than a Calzone.

27th September 2023 - Lufthansa Flight to Chicago.

Lunch on the flight to Chicago was just as bad as expected.

We both chose the vegetarian pasta, which was Mac & Cheese with cauliflower. It was nasty: I don't mind Mac & Cheese, and I also like cauliflower cheese, but I don't want them cooked together.

27th September 2023 - Kaefer, Munich Airport.

Capuccino And OJ At Kaeffer Breakfast At Kaeffer

Knowing that catering on Lufthansa flights has become diabolically bad, we had a proper breakfast at the airport before boarding.

We ate at Kaefer in the airport. We both had scrambled eggs and sausages.

I ate some of the bread-rolls with my breakfast; Sheryl ate a pretzel, because all of Kaefer's bread contains rye, to which she is allergic.

26th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tomato Pinsa Salami And Pepperoni Pizza

Tonight we wanted something quick and easy for dinner, because we have an early flight tomorrow, so we opted for pizzas.

Sheryl had a tomato pinsa, and I had a salami and pepperoni pizza.

24th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Fish Finger Taco

For our dinner tonight we made fish tacos, using fish fingers/sticks, slaw, radishes, feta and avocado creme.

They were pretty good, but not as good as when made with marinaded fish.

24th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Croque Madame

For today's brunch we made Croque Madame.

Sheryl had bought some especially good ham which made the Croque Madame taste even better.

23rd September 2023 - Zum Franziskaner, Munich.

Half A Duck Blaukraut And Semel Knoedel Bratwurst And Sauerkraut

Because we had tickets for the ballet tonight, we ate at Zum Franziskaner near the National Theater.

Sheryl had half of a roast duck with a Semel Knödel (a bread dumpling) and Blaukraut (red cabbage).

I had sausage (Bratwurst) with Sauerkraut.

Both dishes were delicious.

Sheryl's dinner was too large for her, so I ate some of her duck.

I Sheryl drank a glass of red wine (a Montepulciano) and I drank a Weißbier.

22nd September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Thali Of Satay And Badam Pasanda With Rice

For tonight's dinner I heated up two curries (a satay and a badam pasanda) from the freezer, to make a thali. We served it with rice.

21st September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Pumpkin Soup With Bread-Roll

For dinner I made pumpkin soup, using a BBC recipe, eaten with the last of the bread rolls that Sheryl bought recently from Backspielhaus.

I was not very impressed with the BBC recipe, and will look for a better one next time I cook this.

The bread rolls were lovely.

20th September 2023 - Pequeños, Munich.

Nachos Grande At Pequeños Erdinger Weißbier At Pequeños

Sheryl again had to work late. I don't know what she had for dinner, although we both had crackers with peanut butter and/or nutella when she got home).

For my dinner I went to Pequeños. I had a plate of Nachos Grande and a Weißbier.

The beer was good. They have now changed from Franziskaner to Erdinger, which is a great improvement.

The nachos were nothing special: not at all spicy, not even the jalapeños. Nowhere near as good as the last time we ordered them.

19th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Four Cheeses Pizza With Tuna

Sheryl had to work this evening, with a late finish (about 9 p.m.). She was able to come home for a while in the late afternoon to grab a quick dinner: a 4-cheeses pizza topped with tuna.

Later, I made myself the same dinner (with the difference that my tuna was in olive oil).

19th September 2023 - Schneider Bräuhaus, Munich.

Marcus Shadbolt At The Schneider

Today I met our friend Marcus for lunch at the Schneider Bräuhaus.

Marcus ordered a Schweinshaxe and a non-alcoholic drink; I ordered Schweinebraten (roast pork with crackling), served with a Leberknödel (liver dumpling) and a Weißbier.

Marcus was obviously very hungry, and ate his food very quickly.

18th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Dim Sum

Tonight's dinner was Dim Sum from the freezer.

We hadn't eaten this for a while, and several of the packs of Dim Sum were suffering from freezer burn. Also, Sheryl recently bought a new brand of spring rolls which were not very good. The prawn sticks, however, were very good, as was my barbecue pork bun.

17th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Hash Browns

For dinner tonight I cooked omelettes and hash browns.

I really need to improve my technique for making hash browns.

17th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Raw Veg., Crisps And Dip

After our unhealthy diet yesterday evening, we tried to redress the balance with today's brunch: raw vegetables, crisps/chips and French onion dip.

It was very enjoyable.

16th September 2023 - Armbrustschützenzelt, Oktoberfest, Munich.

Our First Beers And Starter Platter

This evening we were at the Oktoberfest, at our usual table at the Armbrustschützenzelt.

Each person gets vouchers for 2 litres of beer, a share of a cold starter platter, and a hot meal.

We bought a couple of giant pretzels for the table.

Eventually Sheryl and I ordered a käsespätzle (the German equivalent of Mac and Cheese) to share, so we will have to go back to the Armbrustschützenzelt to cash in the second voucher.

There is a photo-gallery of our evening at the Oktoberfest here, and a post in my Personal News Blog containing links to videos our evening here.

16th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Crêpes And Berries

For today's brunch I cooked crêpes, which we ate with berries (strawberries, raspberries and blueberries) and maple syrup.

Again, we ate them all, although there are some berries left for Sheryl's lunches during the week.

15th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Turkey Badam Pasanda Garlic Naan

For our regular Friday curry night I cooked a turkey badam pasanda, which we ate with garlic naan.

It was really good.

There was enough left-over to freeze for another day.

14th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Penne Al Arabiata

For dinner tonight I cooked penne al Arabiata.

Normally, there is some left-over, but tonight we were both very hungry and ate the lot.

13th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Spinach Pizza With Red Onion, Feta And Egg Salami And Pepperoni Pizza With Red Onion And Egg

Tonight I cooked a couple of frozen pizzas.

Sheryl had a spinach pizza, topped with red onion, feta and an egg; I had a salami and pepperoni pizza topped with red onion and an egg. I also had some coleslaw with mine.

Sheryl was very hungry after eating almost none of yesterday's dinner, and ate every scrap (normally she leaves at least one slice).

12th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Ostrich Steak With Chips And Corn On The Cob

For dinner tonight cooked ostrich steaks that I bought a few weeks ago and froze; they were expensive!

I cooked chips (French fries - twice fried) and corn on the cob to accompany the steaks.

I really enjoyed my dinner, but after a couple of bites of her dinner, Sheryl started to feel ill. She spent the rest of the evening and much of the night throwing up. I think she now has a problem with steak, because when we went to the Rusticana for my birthday she also felt ill after sampling my filet steak.

11th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Butternut Squash With Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Tonight I cooked a butternut squash risotto.

We didn't have very much butternut squash in the freezer. I also forgot to put sun-dried tomatoes in the risotto (normally I soak some in the white wine that I use later for cooking risotto, for about 30 minutes, otherwise they are too dry), but Sheryl found some sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil (they are the things that look like turds of some small animal, on the plate) which were a good substitute; in addition we forgot to buy more chili flakes (we usually sprinkle some on top of the risotto).

Despite all the screw-ups, the risotto was really good.

10th September 2023 - The Garden at Home, Munich.

Crackers With Obatzda And Radishes

After our very substantial brunch, neither of us had enough appetite for a proper evening meal.

Instead we had crackers and the leftover Obatzda, pretzels and radishes.

10th September 2023 - The Garden at Home, Munich.

Today we were invited for brunch in the apartment garden by our neighbours Isabelle and Markus.

As usual, I forgot to take photos.

We are starting to run out of ideas for food to take, so this time we suggested a Bavarian breakfast; the suggestion seemed very popular, especially with Markus and Erik.

We bought the Weißwurst (white sausage), the Obatzda, the pretzels and radishes; we also got some bread rolls from a nice bakery, salami sticks and some Gouda cubes.

Isabelle baked some muffins and made a fruit salad, and Markus got more bread and pretzels, and provided Weißbier (Erdinger, one of the good brands).

Isabelle, as expected, didn't eat any Weißwurst and drank no Weißbier, even though Markus got some alcohol-free for her.

Their son Erik told me he was going to "eat all the Weißwurst"; I thought this was an idle boast, but in fact he ate 2½! Not bad for a 5 year old.

9th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Pasta With Zucchini, Ricotta And Mint

For dinner tonight I cooked pasta (tortiglioni) with zucchini, mint and ricotta.

It was lovely.

9th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Toast Cheese And Marmite On Toast

For today's brunch I made poached eggs on toast (I know, I had this for dinner two days ago).

On my second piece of toast I had mature cheddar cheese and marmite; Sheryl had honey and cinnamon.

8th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Turkey Satay And Rice

For our weekly curry evening I made a turkey satay (with added banana) and rice.

This one was particularly tasty.

7th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Toast Gruyere And Mustard On Toast

Sheryl had a barbecue at work this evening (she made a cheesecake with salted caramel for the event, which was all eaten), so I was alone for dinner.

I didn't feel like cooking anything much (it's no fun, cooking for just oneself), so I had some poached eggs on toast.

On the second piece of toast I had Gruyère cheese and mustard.

6th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salad Baked, Camembert And Bread Roll

For tonight's dinner I made a green salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and avocado), topped with baked camembert, with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls on the side.

It was lovely. We haven't had this for a while, because the good baking camembert has been hard to find (Sheryl bought 3 this time).

5th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cheesy Mushroom And Spinach Puff Pastry Roll

For our dinner tonight we (a joint effort) cooked a cheesy mushroom and spinach puff pastry roll (the picture shows one quarter of the roll).

It was lovely, although we could have managed to fit even more mushrooms in it (we used most of a large pack!).

We also forgot to sprinkle it with parmesan (although it has cheese inside as well).

As usual, I added about 2 tablespoons of aceto balsmico (balsamic vinegar) while sautéing the mushrooms; most of the liquid cooks down, and it adds a lot to the flavour.

4th September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Baked Feta And Tomato Pasta

Tonight I cooked baked feta and tomato pasta.

It was, as always, excellent.

3rd September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Flammkuchen And Coleslaw

After our very substantial brunch we didn't have so much appetite for dinner. We decided to share a Flammkuchen (similar to a pizza, from the Alsace region).

I had some coleslaw with my slices of Flammkuchen.

3rd September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Bavarian Breakfast

Our brunch today we had a Bavarian breakfast: Weißwurst, sweet mustard, pretzels, Obatzda, radishes and Weißbier.

It was yummy.

2nd September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Papadam And Pickles Thali And Naan

Tonight we had our regular curry dinner, deferred from yesterday.

We had a starter of papadams and pickles: hot lime pickle and brinjal (aubergine/egg-plant pickle).

For our main course we had a thali: two leftover curries (butter chicken and chicken badam pasanda) from the freezer, with some garlic naan.

2nd September 2023 - Home, Munich.

Avocado Toast

After the large quantity of meat that we ate last night, we tried to have a more healthy brunch today: avocado toast.

Unfortunately, we were still hungry after the avocado toast, so we had some more toast with marmite and cheese. We then ate the two spare ribs that we brought home from the Rusticana last night.

1st September 2023 - Rusticana Restaurant, Munich.

Limoncello Spritz Gin And Tonic

Today is my birthday, so we went out for dinner at the Rusticana to celebrate.

We started off with some aperitifs: a Limoncello spritz for Sheryl and a Gin and Tonic for me.

Then we ordered food: spare ribs for Sheryl, a filet steak for me and a tomato and onion salad to share. I also ate a few of the ribs, and Sheryl ate some of my steak. Both dishes were lovely.

There were only two ribs left uneaten, which we brought home; too good to waste.

We drank a bottle of Malbec with our food.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening out.

Ribs Filet Steak Malbec

31th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Green Salad, Hendl And Bread Roll

For dinner tonight I made a green salad, which we ate with a half of a Hendl (rotisserie chicken, bought from a food truck at Arabella Park), and home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

30th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Leftover Quiche Lorraine

Dinner tonight was the leftover quiche Lorraine, heated up, with sauté potatoes.

29th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tortilla Chips And Chili Gü Mokaccino Cheesecake

Tonight I cooked a vegetarian chili (using fake meat and mixed beans), which we ate with tortilla chips, sour cream, grated cheddar and jalapeños.

For dessert we had some Gü Mokaccino cheesecakes; not quite as good as the salted caramel cheesecakes that we usually buy, but still very good.

28th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Quiche Lorraine

This evening I cooked a quiche Lorraine and some sauté potatoes for dinner.

The quiche worked very well (moist but not runny) and was delicious.

As usual, we ate half of the quiche (two slices) and saved the rest for later in the week.

27th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cacio E Pepe Cannoli

For tonight's dinner we made linguine cacio e pepe.

Sheryl had bought some ready-grated pecorino from the supermarket, which was very tasty, and very finely grated (which is exactly what this recipe needs), so it was absolutely delicious.

For dessert Sheryl had bought some cannoli.

27th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cheese Scones, And Cranberry And Orange Scones

For brunch Sheryl made scones: some cheese (Gruyère, cheddar and parmesan) scones, and some cranberry and orange scones.

The cheese scones were very cheesy. The cranberry and orange scones were good but probably needed a little more orange zest.

Cheese Scone With Butter Cranberry And Orange Scone With Clotted Cream And Strawberry Jam

26th August 2023 - Beef Crew, Munich.

Bacon Cheese Burger El Toro Burger

Tonight we went to see a movie, so beforehand we had a quick dinner at Beef Crew, just around the corner from the cinema.

Sheryl had a bacon cheese burger; I had an El Toro (spicy) burger; we shared a portion of French fries (chips).

We were very impressed; everything was very tasty, and my El Toro was really spicy.

Sheryl drank a glass of red wine and a sparkling water, and I had a beer.

26th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Croissants With Chili Cheese

Our brunch today was some croissants (bought frozen from the supermarket, because the Saphir bakery is closed for summer holidays) with some chili cheese.

The croissants were not bad, although they should have been baked for a few more minutes. The chili cheese could have used a little more sambal oelek.

25th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Butter Chicken And Garlic Naan

This evening I made a butter chicken (actually a butter turkey), which we ate with garlic naan.

It was delicious.

24th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Truffle Ravioli In Mushroom Sauce

Dinner tonight was truffle ravioli in a mushroom sauce (flavoured with some nutmeg and truffle oil).

The sauce was a little runny, but still tasted great.

23rd August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Enchiladas Verde

For tonight's dinner I heated up the frozen enchiladas verde, which was lovely.

22nd August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salami And Pepperoni Pizz aWith Egg Spinach Pizza With Egg

For dinner tonight we cooked a couple of frozen pizzas: for Sheryl a spinach pizza topped with an egg, and for me a salami and pepperoni pizza also topped with an egg.

21st August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Green Salad With Tandoori Prawns And Bread Roll

For tonight's dinner I made a green salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado and feta) topped with tandoori prawns, and served with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

20th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Turkey Club Sandwich

Tonight we made club sandwiches, using turkey instead of chicken.

We ate them with some balsamico crisps/chips.

19th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Gü Cheesecake

For dinner I made a vegetarian chili (chili san carne), which we ate with some tortilla chips, grated cheddar and sour cream (sorry - no photo).

For dessert we had some Gü salted caramel cheesecakes.

19th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Toasted Cheese And Pickle Sandwich

For brunch today I made toasted cheese (mature cheddar) and pickle (Branston) sandwiches.

18th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner we raided the freezer for some curries (a satay and a badam pasanda) to make a thali , which we ate with naan bread.

17th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Insalata Caprese And Home Made Bread Roll Truffle Pizza With Mozarella

Tonight we had another attempt at the dinner we planned more than a week ago: insalata caprese (with home-made bread-rolls) and truffle pizza.

Sheryl had recently been to Eataly and bought some nice mozzarella, which turned out to be twice the size of a normal mozzarella, so I used half to put on the pizza (which is normally too dry - normally we use some grated cheddar). The mozzarella was perfect on the pizza, and didn't suppress the flavour of the truffles.

Sheryl also bought some very nice (and expensive) olive oil, and some higher quality balsamico, so the salad dressing was really tasty.

16th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Green Salad And Mustard And Tarragon Chicken With Bread Roll

Tonight's dinner was a green salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado and feta) topped with mustard and tarragon chicken, eaten with some home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls that I baked yesterday.

It was delicious.

15th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Baked Fish In Pesto With Mash

For tonight's dinner Sheryl made baked fish (salmon) in pesto with green beans and tomatoes. I made some very buttery mashed potatoes to go with it.

14th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Falafel Wrap Doner Kebab

This afternoon Sheryl went shopping at the local shopping mall (Das Einstein) and got us dinner at Ke Bazza: a falafel wrap for her and a doner kepab with added cheese for me.

Both of us are starting to feel much better, and have our appetites back (Sheryl had her tooth removed, and my constipation now seems to be gone) and we really enjoyed our food.

13th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

For our dinner tonight Sheryl made enchiladas verde, which were lovely.

12th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Today we made fish tacos.

9th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Broccoli Soup Poached Eggs And Baked Beans On Toast

Another day with very limited appetite for both of us, so Sheryl had some broccoli soup from a tin, and I had poached eggs and baked beans on toast.

8th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Insalata Caprese And Semel

For dinner tonight we had planned two courses: an insalata caprese and a truffle pizza, to share. In the event I didn't have enough appetite for the pizza, so we just had the salad with some not very good bread rolls (Semel) that I had bought.

6th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Prosciutto And Green Bean Puff Pastry Bundles

For our dinner tonight Sheryl made Prosciutto And Green Bean Puff Pastry Bundles.

Normally we make these with asparagus. Even though it is no longer asparagus season, we can usually get mini-asparagus from South America all year round, but not this time. Instead we used some frozen green beans, which were almost as good.

6th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Toast

For today's brunch I made poached eggs on toast.

5th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Quesadillas

For dinner Sheryl made quesadillas (filled with home-made refried beans and cheese).

Normally I make a vegetarian chili to go with it, but neither of us had enough appetite for that (I couldn't even eat all of my quesadillas).

We ate the quesadillas with sour cream and guacamole.

5th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Toastie

For brunch today I made toasted cheese (mature cheddar) and pickle (Branston) sandwiches.

4th August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Omelette

For today's dinner I made an omelette, but no potatoes.

The omelette fell to pieces when I tried to fold it, but still tasted fine.

2nd August 2023 - Home, Munich.

Baked Feta And Tomato Pasta

Sheryl and I have both been quite ill: me with pancreatitis and Sheryl with severe toothache (the antibiotics also made her throw up). Neither of us have much appetite, so there have been (and will continue to be) days with no Food Blog entries.

Today I had some baked beans on toast with a piece of cheddar. I couldn't even eat all of that.

Sheryl had her usual food when she is sick: soup.

30th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Baked Feta And Tomato Pasta

For tonight's dinner I cooked Baked Feta And Tomato Pasta.

30th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Crumpets

For today's brunch I made crumpets, which we ate with cheese and with jams.

This batch didn't turn out so well (they kept sticking) but they still tasted great.

29th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

For our dinner tonight we made fish tacos.

29th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Scrambled Eggs On Toast

For brunch today we had scrambled eggs on toast.

28th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I had very little appetite, so I made myself some beans on toast, and Sheryl got some take-away sushi.

27th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Hospital Food Hospital Food

Late Saturday evening I went into hospital, so for a few days I had the joy of hospital food.

The photos are a a selection of the lunches and dinners.

It was almost universally bland and dry.

Hospital Food Hospital Food Hospital Food

22nd July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Turkey Badam Pasanda And Naan Bread

For dinner tonight I made a turkey badam pasanda, which we ate with naan bread.

It was lovely, although I coukdn't eat much of it.

22nd July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Pancakes With Maple Syrup Pancakes With Butter

For today's brunch I made blueberry pancakes, with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon. I made them extra fluffy.

Sheryl ate some with maple syrup, one with peanut butter, and one with both peanut butter and maple syrup. I ate some with butter, and some with peanut butter.

21st July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Pizza With Parma Ham Spaghetti Carbonara

Tonight we were both feeling hungry, so we decided to go out for dinner.

We went to the nearby L'Angelo della Pizza (the pizza angel).

Sheryl ordered a pizza Parma (with Parma ham, shaved parmesan and Rukola/rocket/arugula). I ordered a spaghetti carbonara (something that I haven't had in over two years).

Sheryl enjoyed her pizza, but only managed to eat half (she brought the rest home for another day). My carbonara was very good.

We drank a bottle of red wine (a mediocre Montepulciano d'Abruzzo), and two bottles of sparkling water (San Pellegrino, of course).

20th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Turkey Pot Pie

For dinner tonight I cooked a turkey pot pie.

It was lovely, although I still don't fully have my appetite back.

The rest of the pie went into the fridge for another day.

19th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I cooked pasta (tortiglioni) with zucchini, mint and ricotta.

I only cooked half the usual quantity, because I still can't eat much.

18th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Continuing to be careful what, and how much, we eat, for dinner I ate a single slice of toast with peanut butter, and Sheryl had a can of tomato soup with a slice of toast followed by some crackers and peanut butter.

18th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Having learned our lesson yesterday, we had something light and less challenging for brunch: for me a single slice of toast with marmite and cheddar cheese, and for Sheryl a slice of toast with peanut butter.

17th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Working on the false assumption that we were over the stomach bug, we had pizzas for dinner: we shared a 4-cheeses pizza topped with tuna and a Flammkuchen (a German "pizza").

We are now regretting that meal.

17th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

I thought I was feeling better today (I was wrong), so I bought myself a Schnitzel Semmel (a bread roll containing a chicken schnitzel) for brunch.

Sheryl had a can of chicken noodle soup and a bread roll (bought).

16th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Since we are now both feeling ill, we simply ate some crackers for dinner.

16th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Given how unwell Sheryl is feeling, she ate nothing for brunch. I had some toast with cheddar cheese and coleslaw.

15th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Fish Tacos

For dinner tonight we made fish tacos, based on Rachel Ray's video recipe.

They contained fish marinaded in chipotle chili, red cabbage slaw, sliced radishes, feta and an avocado and sour cream sauce.

They were very tasty.

15th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Croissants

For out brunch today I bought croissants from the Saphir bakery across the street.

We ate some of them with cheese, and some with some sweet pistachio cream (another of Sheryl's purchases on her Rome trip), which was lovely.

We then shared a cinnamon croissant.

14th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Turkey Satay And Rice

For dinner tonight I cooked a turkey satay and rice.

It always turns out well, because it is so easy to cook.

13th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Pasta With Pistachio Pesto, Cherry Tomatoes And Parmesan

While she was in Rome Sheryl bought a jar of Sicilian pistachio pesto. I used it tonight to make pasta pesto.

It was nice, but we agreed that we prefer our usual basil pesto.

12th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Spinach Pizza With Egg Pizza Speciale With Egg

Tonight I heated up two frozen pizzas: a spinach pizza which I topped with feta, red onion and an egg, for Sheryl, and a Pizza speciale (ham, salami, pepperoni and mushrooms), which I topped with red onion and an egg, for me. I also had some coleslaw with my pizza.

11th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Caesar Salad With Bread Roll

For tonight's dinner I made a Caesar salad, with mustard and tarragon chicken, which we ate with the last of the home-made sourdough and caraway seed bread-rolls.

We were out of anchovies, so I did not make two salad dressings (one with and one without anchovies) as I usually do.

10th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Club Sandwich And Crisps

For our dinner tonight we made club sandwiches, which we ate with balsamico crisps/chips.

9th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Galette

For dinner tonight we made a cherry tomato and cheese galette.

It was delicious.

We had intended to cook it on our new pizza stone (which needs to be heated in the oven before placing a pizza or galette on it), but it wasn't possible to put the assembled galette onto the hot pizza stone without breaking the galette, so we just cooked it on the metal baking tray on which it was assembled.

9th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cheeese Scones And Date Scones

For today's brunch Sheryl made scones: some cheese (mature cheddar and parmesan) scones and some date and cinnamon scones.

We ate the cheese scones with cheese (some with cheddar and some with garlic and herb goat cheese) and some apricot preserve. Sheryl bought the apricot preserve and the goat cheese at the Dutch cheese shop on Marienplatz.

We ate the date scones with clotted cream and fig jam.

They were lovely; we were hungry and at all but one.

Date Scone Cheese Scone With Cheese And Apricot Jam

8th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

For our dinner tonight I cooked a chicken badam pasanda, which we ate with naan bread.

It was, as always, delicious.

8th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Toast

For our brunch today I made poached eggs on toast.

7th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

For my dinner I cooked a frozen 4-cheeses pizza topped with anchovies, capers and red onion.

Sheryl had a work event at which she was fed. She had a schnitzel.

6th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cordon Bleu, Fries And Sweet Corn

For tonight's dinner I cooked cordon bleu, chips (French fries) and sweet corn.

5th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a green salad, topped with tandoori prawns, which we ate with some home-made sourdough and caraway seed bread-rolls.

4th July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Califlower Cheese And Bread Roll

For Sheryl's first dinner back in Munich I used the last of the cauliflower to make a cauliflower cheese. We ate it with some home-made sourdough and caraway seed bread-rolls.

3rd July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Toast

For tonight's dinner I made myself an omelette filled with spring onion, mushrooms, tomato and goat camembert.

I ate it with some buttered toast.

2nd July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Pizza With Tuna Red Onions And Capers

Tonight for dinner I cooked a 4 cheese pizza topped with tuna, red onions and capers. I ate the last of my coleslaw with it.

2nd June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl Starters

Sheryl has been away in Rome on a leadership training course.

She is not in the centre of Rome, which means that there are lots of good and cheap (a meal, wine and water for €20) restaurants around.

She sent me these photos of some of her meals; she sent them on WhatsApp, which strips out the date-stamp (and other meta-data) so I don't know what she ate when.

Pictured are:

  • Some starters - Parma ham with Rukola/Rocket/Arugula and parmesan, and what looks like toast with cream cheese and either black olive paste or truffle paste,
  • A truffle pizza,
  • A glass of Limoncello,
  • A Cannoli (which was filled in the bakery when she ordered it).

In addition, I know that she ate Cacio e Pepe (sheep cheese and pepper) twice: once with ravioli and once with spaghetti. This is something we cook at home, and originally comes from Rome, so she was expecting it to be good, but it wasn't: not peppery enough.

Sheryl Truffle Pizzai
Sheryl Limoncello Sheryl Cannoli

2nd July 2023 - Home, Munich.

BLT

For my brunch today I made a BLT (Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich).

I had an apple juice mimosa with the BLT.

1st July 2023 - Home, Munich.

Beans On Toast And Cheddar

Tonight I ate beans on toast (the rest of the can of beans from Tuesday - they needed to be used up) with some cheddar.

30th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I had very little appetite, so I just had some crackers with the last of the truffle salami and some cheese for dinner.

29th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tonight my cousin came for dinner.

I made a butter chicken with some rice; she went to the Swagat restaurant and bought home a mixed vegetarian starter platter (a samosa and some pakoras), some naan bread and some onion kulcha.

28th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salami And Pepperoni Pizza With Coleslaw

Tonight I cooked a frozen 4-cheeses pizza, which I ate with some coleslaw.

27th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cordon Bleu

Sheryl left for an 8 day training course in Rome, so I was on my own for dinner tonight.

I cooked myself a cordon bleu with fried mushrooms and beans on toast.

26th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

I made a green salad tonight, and Sheryl made baked Feta wrapped in Filo pastry.

We ate it with some home-made sour-dough and caraway seed bread-rolls.

25th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Veg. Burger And Chips

For dinner tonight we made vegetarian burgers (using "Beyond Burgers").

The buns were different to our usual, but were OK.

We had crisps/chips with the burgers: Muji Jura Cheese flavour.

It was all very tasty.

25th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Bacon, Egg And Cheese Croissant Half Rosinen Schnecke

For today's brunch I went to the Saphir bakery to buy croissants. We then made bacon, egg and cheese croissants (a la Burger King in the USA) - 2 each.

They were outstanding; way better than Burger King's.

I also bought a Rosinenschnecke (raisin Danish pastry) to share.

24th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Redang, Paneer Palak And Coconut Rice

For dinner tonight we had a thali of chicken redang and Paneer Palak, served with coconut rice.

The Paneer Palak was made a couple of weeks ago, and frozen. I added some extra spices, which did improve the flavour a bit.

We discovered that Paneer Palak doesn't freeze well: the cheese breaks up.

24th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today we had toast with truffle salami and cheese.

The truffle salami was very tasty, but hard to slice.

23rd June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cauliflower Cheese And Roll Peach Cobbler And Cream

For tonight's dinner I cooked cauliflower cheese, which we ate with home-made sourdough and caraway seed bread rolls.

For dessert we ate the last of the peach crumble/cobbler (made on Sunday) with cream.

22nd June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tonight, because it was so hot, we decided to go to Sushi Cent for dinner.

We thought we would be able to sit outside, but rain was forecast so we sat inside.

We had a platter of sashimi, and another of Maki für Alle. I also had an Unagi hand-roll (with fresh water eel).

I drank a Helles (lager) beer, and we shared a bottle of Pinot Grigio and a bottle of sparkling water.

The fish on the sashimi platter tasted especially fresh today.

21st June 2023 - Home, Munich.

I cooked us frozen pizzas for dinner tonight.

20th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Truffle Pasta In Tomato And Truffle Sauce

For our dinner tonight I cooked truffle pasta in a tomato an truffle sauce, topped with grated parmesan.

We usually have loads left over, so this time I only cooked half the pasta (but all of the sauce), so it was the right amount and much more moist.

19th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made a Caesar salad with mustard and tarragon chicken.

Of course, the dressing is only right if it contains anchovies, but Sheryl hates anchovies, so I made one portion with anchovies and one without.

18th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Fish Fingers, Corn On The Cob, Mashed Potatoes And Tartar Sauce

For dinner tonight I cooked fish fingers/sticks, mashed potatoes (with some nutmeg added), corn on the cob, and tartar sauce.

The corn was excellent.

For dessert I cooked a peach crumble/cobbler, which we ate with cream. We were both a little disappointed with the dessert; the peaches didn't have much flavour.

18th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Toastie

Our brunch today was toasted cheese (mature cheddar) and pickle (Branston) sandwiches.

The toasties weren't quite enough, so we filled up with some toast.

17th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Veg. Chili With Tortilla Chips, Grated Cheddar, Jalapeños And Sour Cream

Dinner tonight was the last of the frozen vegetarian chili, topped with grated cheddar, sour cream and jalapeños, with tortilla chips on the side.

17th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Bavarian Breakfast

For today's brunch I prepared a Bavarian breakfast of Weißwurst (white sausages), Obatzda, pretzels, radishes and sweet mustard.

Of course, we each drank a Weißbier with our brunch.

16th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Satay And Rice

Tonight for our regular curry dinner I cooked a chicken satay and rice.

It was really good.

For dessert we had some more of the bread and butter pudding, with some cream (it was extremely hot when it came out of the microwave, and the cream helped to cool it).

15th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Enchiladas In Salsa Verde

Tonight we heated up the chicken enchiladas in salsa verde that we had in the freezer, which we ate with guacamole and sour cream.

It was fantastic, although it doesn't look so good in the photo.

14th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

4CheesesPizzaWithTunaAndRedOnionJun2023 4-Cheeses Pizza With Anchovies, Capers And Red Onion

Dinner tonight was pizzas from the freezer.

Sheryl had a 4-cheeses pizza topped with tuna and red onions; I had a 4-cheeses pizza with anchovies, capers and red onion.

For dessert I made a bread and butter pudding.

Bread And Butter Pudding

13th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's evening repast I cooked omelettes, filled with spring onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and brie.

I made sauté potatoes as a side dish.

12th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we went to a beer garden (the Hofbräukeller).

We shared a giant pretzel and some Obatzda. We also had a dessert of some of the failed cupcakes that Sheryl made recently, drenched in rum and chocolate ganache.

We drank a Maß (litre) of beer each.

11th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salmon, Spinach And Cream Cheese In Puff Pastry With Mashed Potato

Tonight Sheryl made salmon with spinach and cream cheese in a puff pastry wrapping, baked in the oven.

I made some mashed potato to go with it.

It was lovely, although there could have been more spinach in it.

11th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Crumpets

For brunch today I made crumpets.

I had a lot of trouble with them. Firstly, the batter took ages to rise. Then, I had huge problems with them sticking to the pan. The first batch I cooked in our new cast iron skillet, but they stuck really badly, so I switched to a non-stick frying pan, but even then they kept sticking (not as badly as in the skillet). That is why they look rather ragged in the photo.

Nevertheless, they tasted great.

10th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Paneer Palak Butter Chicken And Naan

We had our regular curry evening on Saturday this week, instead of Friday, because Sheryl wanted to cook something.

She made a Paneer (cheese) Palak (spinach), which is one of her favourites when we eat at an Indian restaurant. I also heated up some butter chicken from the freezer, so, technically, we had a thali. We ate it with naan bread.

We both found the Paneer Palak disappointing: it needed more spices. We will try to improve the recipe, and then add it to my recipes page.

10th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Doner Kebab With Cheese

We were at the shopping mall (Das Einstein) when it was time for brunch, so we decided to stop in at Ke Bazza and get kebabs: chicken doner kebabs with sheep's cheese

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They didn't have any cheese already cut, so they gave us some large slabs of cheese instead.

9th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Stir Fried Veg And Noodles

For tonight's dinner I made a vegetable (broccoli, carrots, spring onions and mushrooms) stir-fry, with noodles, in a soy and oyster sauce.

It was delicious.

8th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Crab Cakes With Mash And Tartar Sauce Chocolate Pudding

For dinner Sheryl made crab cakes. I made mashed potato and tartar sauce to accompany the crab cakes.

They tasted great, but for some reason were very crumbly (and difficult to pick up) this time.

For dessert Sheryl made some chocolate pudding using a Jello-brand powder that she bought in Chicago.

8th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs With Rukola And Parma Ham On Bun

Today was a public holiday (Corpus Christi) in Bavaria, so we were able to have brunch together.

I made poached eggs.

I had mine on toast with some Parma ham; Sheryl had hers on the last of her brioche burger buns, with some Rukola/rocket/arugula and Parma ham (I utterly detest arugula).

7th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Pasta Pesto With Cherry Tomatoes

For tonight's dinner I cooked pasta (fusilli) pesto, using the green (basil) pesto that Sheryl made yesterday.

I chopped up some cherry tomatoes, and grated some parmesan, for garnish.

6th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Fake-Meat Tacos

Tonight we made tacos (hard-shell)) filled with spiced fake-meat, lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, jalapeños, cheese, hot sauce and sour cream.

They were lovely.

5th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked pasta (capellini) Alfredo with steamed broccoli.

It was, as always, great.

4th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

For our dinner tonight I made a green salad topped with tandoori prawns.

4th June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Dip With Veg And Crisps Cherries

For our brunch today we had raw vegetables and crisps/chips (Muji Jura cheese flavour) with French Onion Dip (which Sheryl made yesterday).

Then we ate some of the cherries that Sheryl bought yesterday.

3rd June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Thali With Rice

Our regular Friday curry evening was postponed to today, because we went to the beer garden on Friday.

I made a thali of chicken satay and chicken badam pasanda served with rice.

3rd June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Toasted Brie Bacon And Cranberry Sandwich

For today's brunch we made toasted sandwiched: brie, bacon and cranberry sauce sandwiches. This is a recipe that Sheryl found online, and had been wanting to try for a long time.

We both found them rather disappointing; just not a good complement of flavours.

2nd June 2023 - Hofbräukeller, Munich.

This evening we went to a beer garden, the Hofbräukeller, for dinner.

We shared a plate of Fleischpflanzerl (meat patties made with a mixture of beef and pork) and chips (French fries), which were really good.

We both drank a couple of Maß (litres) of Helles (lager) beer.

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1st June 2023 - Home, Munich.

Dave's Salami And Pepperoni Pizza With Egg Sheryl's Spinach Pizza With Egg

This evening we heated up two frozen pizzas: a spinach pizza, topped with feta, red onion and an egg, for Sheryl; a salami and pepperoni pizza topped with red onion and an egg for me.

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31st May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Chili And Nachos

This evening I cooked a vegetarian chili (this time I didn't burn it), which we ate with nachos, sour cream and grated cheese (a mixture of cheddar and parmesan, because we didn't have enough cheddar).

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30th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tortiglioni  Al Arabiata And Parmesan Garnish

Tonight I cooked tortiglioni al Arabiata, which we garnished with some grated parmesan.

It was spicier than usual, because we had larger chilies than usual.

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29th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Burger And Fries

For tonight's dinner we made vegetarian burgers (using "Beyond Burgers").

As usual, Sheryl had a brioche bun; I had a rye and malt bun.

I cooked chips (French fries) to go with the burgers, with ketchup and truffle mayonnaise for dipping.

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29th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cinnamon Roll With Cream Cheese Icing

For our brunch today we defrosted and cooked the cinnamon rolls that Sheryl made about 7 weeks ago.

This was the batch that didn't rise so well, so they were a little dense, but still tasted good.

Sheryl made her usual cream cheese icing to put on the rolls.

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28th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Enchiladas Verde

For tonight's dinner Sheryl made chicken enchiladas verde, which we ate with guacamole and sour cream.

They were wonderful!

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28th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Garden Brunch May 2023

Today we were invited by our neighbours Isabelle and Markus for brunch. Since the weather was great, we had brunch in the garden.

We took some puff pastry bundles filled with ham, cheese and asparagus; a few of my sourdough bread rolls with caraway seeds; and some chocolate chip cookies (some with macadamia nuts, and some without). Isabelle and Markus provided more bread, a selection of cheeses (including a 2-year-old Reypenaer XO hard Dutch Gouda and some Wensleydale with blueberries), and fruit salad.

Because of their son Erik's birthday, we took several small presents for both the children. The big hit was a battery-powered bubble blowing machine, which Ann-Sophia really didn't want to share.

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27th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Capellini With Meat Balls In Spicy Tomato Sauce

For dinner tonight I made meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce, served with pasta (capellini).

It was delicious.

There were enough meatballs left over for me to have for lunch during the week.

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27th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Banana Pancakes

For brunch today I made banana pancakes (with cinnamon, of course).

Sheryl ate most of hers with maple syrup, and the last with nutella; I ate most of mine with butter, and the last with peanut butter.

26th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chicken And Mushroom Badam Pasanda

For our regular Friday curry evening I cooked a chicken and mushroom badam pasanda, which we ate with naan bread.

We had some papadams with pickles (hot lime pickle and brinjal/aubergine-pickle).

25th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Artichoke And Ricotta Tortelloni In Mushroom Sauce

For our dinner tonight I cooked tortelloni (filled with artichoke and ricotta - bought from the supermarket) in mushroom sauce.

24th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chocolate And Caramel Cheesecake

For tonight's dinner I made an Olive Garden salad, which we ate with some of the bread-rolls that I made this afternoon.

For dessert we had some of the cheesecake. topped with caramel and chocolate, that Sheryl made today. She plans to take the rest of it to work.

24th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Sourdough Bread Rolls With Caraway Seeds

This afternoon I baked sourdough bread-rolls with caraway seeds.

23rd May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Lasagne From The Freezer

For our dinner this evening I heated up a lasagne from the freezer.

It was gorgeous.

22nd May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Quesadillas

Sheryl cooked tonight's dinner: quesadillas filled with home-made refried beans and grated cheese (mature cheddar).

I made a vegetarian chili to eat with the quesadillas, but I managed to burn it to the point of edibility, so we ate them with just sour cream and guacamole.

21st May 2023 - Home, Munich.

For dinner I cooked an omelette filled with the usual spring onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and goat-camembert, and chips (French fries).

21st May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Scones Scones

Sheryl made scones for our brunch today: some cheese and some date scones.

We ate the cheese scones with butter and extra cheese; we ate the date scones with clotted cream and fig jam.

Unfortunately, Peter had to leave before Sheryl had even started the baking; his loss!

20th May 2023 - Dalmatiner Grill, Munich.

Grasevina Calamari, Spinach And Fries

Tonight we took Peter out to the Dalmatiner Grill, a Croatian restaurant about 5 minutes walk from home.

I had a Weißbier before drinking wine; Peter had a grappa before starting on the wine; Sheryl went straight to wine.

We ordered a bottle Josić Graševina Terra Pannonium (they only serve Croatian wine, so we always have to take the waiter's recommendation, as I know nothing about Croatian wine), which was very enjoyable.

For dinner, Sheryl had calamari, which was served with spinach and French fries (photo to the right). Peter had some kind of roast pork, served with potatoes and onions. I had a schnitzel wrapped around ham and whole boiled eggs, served with French fries.

There were complimentary glasses of grappa after we had eaten. We were tempted to order more wine, but instead decided to come home for more wine (and whiskey, of course).

We had a lovely meal.

Service is always fantastic at the Dalmatiner Grill, and very entertaining. The inside of the restaurant is lovely (although it looks a bit dodgy from the outside). For the summer they have a lovely garden, with tables and chairs for dining al fresco.

Unfortunately, the restaurant doesn't publish their menu online, so I can't give you that proper names of the dishes that we ate.

Pork, Onions And Potatoes Ham And Egg Wrapped In Schnizel

20th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today Peter went to the Saphir bakery and bought croissants, bread rolls (which Sheryl couldn't eat because they all had rye in them) and a Rosinenschnecke (raisin Danish pastry).

We ate the croissants and rolls with a selection of cheeses, salami and some salmon that Peter had bought.

It was delicious.

19th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Our friend Peter, from Prague, came to stay for a couple of days, so there were three for dinner.

It was our regular curry evening, so I cooked a beef madras, served with rice and onion kulcha.

We had some vegetable samosas and vegetable pakoras for starters (although there was one chicken pakora mixed in with the vegetable pakoras!).

The beef madras was really excellent; I am really getting the hang of the recipe now, and will publish it on my recipe page soon.

18th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tonight's dinner was an experiment: "Egg Roll In A Bowl", using a recipe that Sheryl found on Pinterest.

It was utterly dreadful, and I won't be cooking it again.

For dessert we ate the last of the lemon tiramisu.

18th May 2023 - Metzgerwirt, Nymphenburg, Munich.

Steak Tartar With Fries Münchner Schnitzel And Potato Salad

Today is a public holiday in Bavaria (Ascension Day), so we made a trip to Nymphenburg. Before visiting the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition (see my News Blog) we had a gorgeous lunch at the Metzgerwirt (across the street from the entrance road to the Schloss Nymphenburg).

We had eaten there before, but had forgotten just how good it is. Also, some places that were good are not so nice when you return after a pause; most definitely not the case with the Metzgerwirt.

The menu is typical Bavarian food. The beer is Augustiner, one of the better Munich breweries, plus a few other beers.

I drank a Weißbier (Erdinger Dunkel) and Sheryl drank a Helles (Augustiner Lager).

For lunch Sheryl ordered the steak tartar and I ordered the Münchner Schnitzel (dunked in a mix of mustard and horseradish before coating with breadcrumbs). Sheryl ordered French fries (because she can't eat the rye bread that normally comes with the tartar); my schnitzel came with a potato and cucumber salad.

Sheryl had to mix the tartar herself (she is lazy, and prefers that the waiter does it for her).

The food was absolutely delicious. The French fries stayed crispy even when cold. The service was efficient and friendly. The surroundings are lovely.

Altogether, it was a great experience. I can't recommend this place highly enough.

17th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

4-Cheeses Pizza With Salami

For tonight's dinner Sheryl heated up frozen 4-cheeses pizzas. She topped hers with tuna, and mine with salami (pictured).

I ate mine with the last of my coleslaw.

16th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Club Sandwiches With Hummus Crisps

For dinner tonight we made club sandwiches. I usually cook the chicken and bacon, and Sheryl assembles the sandwiches.

Today, Sheryl forgot to add mayonnaise, so they were too dry, but still tasty.

I was supposed to make French fries (chips) to go with the sandwiches, but I forgot, so Sheryl ate hers with hummus crisps/chips, and I ate mine with salted crisps (I am not a fan of the hummus crisps).

15th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs And Baked Beans On Toast

Sheryl had a work dinner this evening, so I opted for something simple: poached eggs and baked beans on toast.

I was still rather peckish after the eggs and beans, so had some cheese (goat cheese with truffle) and crackers to fill me up.

14th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Baked Feta And Cherry Tomato PastaMay2023 Lemon Tiramisu

For dinner I cooked baked feta and cherry tomato pasta.

As usual, it was great.

For our dessert Sheryl had made a lemon tiramisu (made with limoncello and home-made lemon curd), which was OK, but not fantastic; we decided that we prefer classic tiramisu.

14th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

French Onion Dip With Crisps And Veggies

For today's brunch we had raw vegetables (carrots, cucumber, celery, cherry tomatoes, radishes and spring onions) and crisps/chips (Jura-cheese flavoured crisps from Muji) with French Onion Dip.

It was delicious, and we ate it all.

Sheryl drank some fruit juice (orange with a little cranberry juice) and I had an apple juice mimosa.

13th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Fish Tacos Cannelloni

For dinner tonight we made fish tacos (based on Rachel Ray's recipe video on YouTube), with marinaded (in chipotle) salmon.

In addition to the salmon, they were filled with avocado crema, slaw, feta, and radishes.

They were delicious.

For dessert we had so-called cannelloni (bought at the supermarket).

13th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Doner Kebab With Cheese

We decided to grab some lunch while out shopping today.

We got Doner Kebabs, with cheese added, at Ke Bazza in the local shopping mall (Das Einstein).

The were excellent.

12th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Butter Chicken And Mushrooms

For our weekly curry evening I cooked a butter chicken (and mushrooms), which we ate with plain naan.

It was a little spicier than normal, and tasted fantastic.

11th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I heated up the frozen New England Clam Chowder.

We ate it with some home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

It was so good!

10th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Spinach Pizza With Feta, Red Onion And Egg

Sheryl had to work late today, so we had something quick and easy (pizzas) for dinner.

Sheryl had a spinach pizza topped with feta, red onion and an egg (pictured); I had a pizza special (ham and salami), also topped with red onion and an egg.

8th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Leftover Quiche And Sauté Potatoes

Dinner tonight was the leftover salmon and asparagus quiche and some more sauté potatoes.

It was still very good.

8th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Peking Duck Rice, Spring Onions And Cucumber

Tonight I made Peking Duck.

I served it with some sushi rice (rice cooked with a little vinegar).

Sheryl bought a different brand of duck to usual, and we didn't feel that it had quite as much flavour as our normal brand.

For dessert we had some Gü Cheesecake, which is always good.

Sliced Crispy Duck Gü Cheesecake

7th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salmon And Asparagus Quiche With Sauté Potatoes

For tonight's dinner I made a salmon and asparagus quiche.

I served it with sauté potatoes.

It was gorgeous.

7th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Crepe With Berries And Maple Syrup

For brunch today I made crêpes.

We ate them with berries (blackberries, blueberries and raspberries) and maple syrup.

They were lovely.

6th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I heated up the last of the frozen vegetarian chili. We ate it with nachos, sour cream and grated cheddar.

6th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Monte Cristo Sandwich With Egg

For brunch today we tried something new: Monte Cristo sandwiches.

There are many recipes online for Monte Cristo sandwiches. We used the one by Chef John which has a poached egg on top (he therefore calls it a Madame Cristo).

They were really delicious; almost as good as Croque Madame.

5th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Redang And Coconut Rice

Our regular Friday evening curry was chicken redang, served with coconut rice.

It was gorgeous.

4th May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Linguine Cacio E Pepe

Tonight's dinner was pasta (linguine) cacio e pepe.

Apart from being a little to peppery (my hand slipped while weighing the pepper), it was really excellent (probably the best ever). The pecorino was a different brand to usual, and much tastier; the sauce didn't stick to the pan. It tasted great.

For dessert we ate the last of the date muffins from the freezer (heated up in the microwave). There was only a tiny drop of caramel sauce to go with them, so we added some fresh cream too.

3rd May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Hash Brown Disaster

Tonight's dinner was a disaster.

I cooked an omelette, which stuck to the pan, didn't cook evenly, and broke up when serving.

I also cooked hash browns, which were partly burnt and partly underdone.

I was not pleased, although it tasted surprisingly good.

2nd May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salad, Feta In Filo And Bread Roll

This evening I made a green salad. Sheryl made baked feta in filo pastry. We ate it with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

Sheryl had bought a different brand of filo pastry, and it wasn't very good, so we will go back to the other brand.

1st May 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salmon With Pesto And Mash

For dinner tonight we made salmon baked with home-made green (basil) pesto, green beans and cherry tomatoes, accompanied by mashed potatoes (with some nutmeg added).

1st May 2023 - Home, Munich.

French Toast With Berries And Mimosas

For our brunch today (a public holiday) Sheryl made us French toast (using the recipe from The Preppy Kitchen). We ate the toast topped with blueberries, strawberries and maple syrup.

We drank mimosas with the French toast.

30th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Parmesan And Capellini

For dinner tonight we made something unhealthy and delicious: chicken parmesan, served with capellini. We followed Chef John's recipe on allrecipes.com.

It was so good!

30th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Bacon, Egg And Cheese Croissant

For today's brunch we made bacon, egg and cheese croissants (like you can get in Burger King in the USA - only 10 times better).

We drank mimosas with the croissants.

29th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Mushroom, Spinach And Cheese Puff Pastry Roll

Tonight we cooked a mushroom, spinach and cheese puff-pastry roll. The mushrooms were cooked with a little aceto balsamico.

It was good as well as healthy.

29th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Toasties

For our brunch today I made cheese (mature cheddar) and pickle (Branston) toasted sandwiches.

Afterwards we each had another slice of toast.

28th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chicken And Mushroom Satay With Rice

For our regular curry evening I cooked a chicken and mushroom satay with rice.

I also added a sliced banana.

As usual, it turned out great.

27th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tortiglioni With Mint, Ricotta,And Zucchini

For dinner tonight I cooked pasta (tortiglioni) with ricotta, zucchini and mint.

It was yummy.

26th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl got home rather late from work, and, as our planned dinner takes a while to cook, and needs both of us to prepare, we decided to go to Sushi Cent for dinner instead.

I had a Negitoro hand-roll, and we shared some sashimi and "Maki For All".

We drank a bottle of Pinot Grigio and a bottle of sparkling water.

We greatly enjoyed our dinner; the fish was extremely fresh this time.

25th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Beef Stew And Bread Roll

For dinner I heated up some frozen beef stew. We ate it with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

It was lovely.

24th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Green Salad Tuna Pasta Salad And Bread Roll

Tonight's dinner was a green salad, a tuna pasta salad, and home-made bread-rolls.

It was lovely.

There was enough tuna pasta salad left over for my lunch tomorrow.

23rd April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tonight I made a New England Clam Chowder, which we ate with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

It was terrific, although this time we felt that it didn't have quite as strong of a flavour of clams as last time; I used white-shelled clams this time, instead of the brown-shelled clams that I used last time - lesson learned.

23rd April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Crumpets And Toppings

For our brunch today I made crumpets.

We ate them variously with cheese, jam pr peanut butter.

They were great.

22nd April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Quesadillas

For dinner tonight Sheryl tried out a recipe for a different kind of Quesadillas (with black beans).

We ate them with guacamole and sour cream.

Sheryl seemed to enjoy them, but I was not so impressed.

21st April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Homemade Bavarian Breakfast

For today's brunch I made a Bavarian breakfast: Weißwurst (white sausage), sweet mustard, pretzels, Obatzda and radishes.

We, of course, drank Weißbier with it.

21st April 2023 - Home, Munich.

For our regular Friday curry evening I cooked a chicken badam pasanda, which we ate with garlic naan.

It was delicious, as usual.

20th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Orange Cauliflower And Black Rice

For dinner tonight we (a joint effort in the kitchen) cooked Baked Orange Cauliflower And Forbidden Rice (Italian black rice - Neroni), using the linked recipe that Sheryl found online.

It was nice, although we both felt it needed something more, for some contrast.

19th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Pasta Pesto With Parmesan Garnish Corbières

For dinner tonight I made pasta (fusilli) pesto, with the pesto that Sheryl made at the weekend (she makes pesto far better than I do).

We tried an experimental wine tonight: Château La Boutignane Corbières. It was quite pleasant: smooth.

18th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

My Veggie Burger With Crisps Sheryl's Veggie Burger With Crisps

For tonight's dinner we made vegetarian burgers, made with "Beyond Burgers".

Sheryl's burger contained a veggie patty, rocket, soft goat cheese and fig jam; mine contained a veggie patty, mustard, Gruyère cheese, tomato and mayonnaise.

We ate them with some Jura cheese flavoured crisps/chips.

My burger bun was bought a few days ago; for Sheryl I made a burger bun sized malt and walnut bread roll when I baked bread last Saturday.

17th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Fish Finger Tacos

This evening we (a joint effort) made fish tacos; nothing fancy, made with fish fingers/sticks plus lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, avocado crema, feta and hot sauce.

They were very tasty. The new brand of hot sauce that we bought recently has a real kick to it.

16th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Lasagne

For dinner tonight I made lasagne, filled with my spicy Bolognese and mascarpone. As usual, I actually made two: one to eat today and one to freeze for another day.

16th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cheese Scones And Plain Scones

For today's brunch Sheryl baked scones: some plain and some with cheese.

We ate the cheese scones with extra cheese; we ate the plain ones with clotted cream and jam.

They were, as always, fantastic.

15th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Baked Camembert On Olive Garden Salad With Malt And Walnut Bread Rolls

Dinner tonight was an Olive Garden salad, topped with baked camembert and served with freshly baked malt and walnut bread-rolls.

15th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

This afternoon I baked malt and walnut bread-rolls, because we needed bread to have with the planned salad tonight (deferred from Thursday).

We ran out of frozen bread-rolls some time ago, but I had to put off making more, because there was no room left in the freezer to store those we didn't eat immediately. We finally managed to eat enough meals from the freezer to make enough space.

15th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On English Muffins Poached Eggs And Rocket On English Muffins

For today's brunch I cooked poached eggs, served on English muffins (leftover from when I last cooked eggs Benedict, and which needed to be used up).

Sheryl added Rukola (rocket) to hers.

14th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

For our regular curry evening I heated up the leftover butter chicken from the freezer. We ate it with plain naan and onion kulcha.

It was great. I find that most curries are actually improved by being kept in the freezer for a week or two.

13th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Spinach Pizza With Red Onion And Egg Salami And Pepperoni Pizza With Red Onion And Egg

We had planned to have an Olive Garden salad for dinner, but both of us forgot to make the dressing yesterday evening (the herbs need to soak in the dressing, normally overnight, to soften), so we ended up heating up a couple of frozen pizzas instead.

Sheryl had a spinach pizza topped with red onion and an egg; I had a salami and pepperoni pizza topped with red onion and an egg and some coleslaw on the side.

12th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Chili With Tortilla Chips, Cheese And Sour Cream

For tonight's dinner I cooked a vegetarian chili (chili sin carne) which we ate with tortilla chips, grated cheddar and sour cream.

It was lovely.

11th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Insalata Caprese Truffle Pizza With Extra Cheese

Our dinner tonight was a starter of insalata caprese with bread-rolls (to mop up the dressing of olive oil and aceto balsamico) and a shared truffle pizza topped with extra cheese (there is never enough cheese on the truffle pizzas).

Sheryl had to go shopping while I was preparing dinner, to buy the bread-rolls; we don't currently have any home-made bread-rolls; in the freezer, because we haven't had enough room in the freezer.

10th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Duck Gröstl

For dinner tonight I used some of the leftover duck to make a Gröstl.

I used some duck, a few sausages, potatoes, spring onions and snow peas. I cooked it is duck fat. I served it, as per tradition, with a fried egg on top, and with mustard.

It was delicious.

For dessert we had some of Sheryl's home-made panna cotta; Sheryl had hers with some of the rhubarb, rosé wine and almond topping; I had mine plain.

Panna Cotta With Rhubarb Topping Panna Cotta

10th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Porridge With Pecans And Bananas

For today's brunch Sheryl made porridge (oatmeal) with pecans and bananas.

It turned out a little dry this time, so I poured a little cream on top of mine.

9th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Roast Duck, Stuffing, Roast Veg. And Asparagus With Sauce Hollandaise

For our Easter Sunday dinner I cooked roast duck with fig and mushroom stuffing, served with roast potatoes and carrots, and asparagus with hollandaise sauce.

It was delicious.

For dessert, Sheryl had some of her home-made macarons, and I had another of the panna cotta that Sheryl made the other day.

Macarons Panna Cotta

9th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Devilled Eggs Plus Dip With Raw Veg And Crisps

For brunch today we made devilled eggs, and French onion dip with raw vegetable and crisps/chips (lemon and chili flavoured chickpea crisps).

We had mimosas with the food: mine with apple juice, and Sheryl's with multi-vitamin juice.

It was all yummy.

8th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cocktails Nachos

For dinner we decided to go to Pequeño's, our local Mexican cantina.

We drank cocktails: I started with a jumbo caipirinha, and Sheryl had a normal-sized "sex on the beach".

We shared a plate of nachos with cheese and jalapños. They gave us some extra dips, to compensate for the delay in serving our food.

For main courses I had a Mexican burger, and Sheryl had a platter with samples of various main courses.

My burger was good. Sheryl enjoyed most of her dish, although she said the wings were not very spicy.

Mixed Mexican Main Course Plate Mexican Burger And Chips

8th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Avocado Toast With Balsamico

For today's brunch we had avocado toast.

I ate mine with aceto balsamico; Sheryl ate hers with malt vinegar.

7th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Beef Madras Leftovers With Rice

For dinner tonight I heated up the leftover beef madras from the freezer. I cooked some rice to go with it.

It was excellent.

7th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cinnamon Roll With Icing

Today Sheryl baked cinnamon rolls filled with pecan pieces, and made cream-cheese icing to top them with.

They were good, but didn't rise as well as usual, for some reason.

6th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Penne Al Arabiata

Tonight I cooked penne al Arabiata, using the last of the bizarre mini-penne that Sheryl bought a while ago.

It was, as always, good.

For dessert Sheryl had made panna cotta, and a topping with rhubarb, rosé wine and almond extract.

The panna was excellent (one of my favourite desserts), but I was not such as fan of the rhubarb topping; panna cotta has a delicate flavour that is easily overpowered.

Panna Cotta Rhubarb Topping

6th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Grapefruit Eggs Benedict And Bacon

Sheryl started her brunch with half a pink grapefruit (I am not allowed to consume grapefruit because of my statin tablets).

Then we had eggs benedict, on English muffins, with bacon.

I ate the last of the sauce with a spoon; too good to waste.

Food of the gods!

5th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Margarita Chicken Enchiladas Verde With Sour Cream And Guacamole

Tonight I heated up the frozen chicken enchiladas verde, which we ate with guacamole and sour cream.

They never look pretty, once served, but always taste fantastic.

As usual when we eat Mexican food, we made margaritas to go with the dinner.

4th April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Bonito With Mash And Sweetcorn

When we were last at the local Asian store (the iShop) I spotted some frozen bonito steaks, for a very good price, and decided to give them a try (I had never eaten bonito before, and expected it to taste similar to tuna).

Tonight I braised them in white wine, and served them with mashed potatoes and sweetcorn.

The experiment was not a success. After one bite, Sheryl declared that the fish was too fishy, and left the rest for me. After eating about 1½ of the fish steaks, I came to the conclusion that they were not to my taste (the rest will be thrown away).

3rd April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Ciabata And Baked Camembert

Our dinner tonight was a green salad, served with baked camembert and ciabatta bread.

2nd April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tortelloni In Tomato Sauce

For tonight's dinner I cooked some tortelloni (bought), which were filled with ricotta and artichoke, served in a spicy tomato sauce.

They were very good.

1st April 2023 - Home, Munich.

Falafel And Hummus Wrap Date Muffin With Caramel Sauce And Cream

For our dinner this evening we made falafel and hummus wraps, using some of Sheryl's home-made hummus with green olives.

They were very filling, and we only managed one wrap each.

For dessert, after a significant pause, we had the last of the date muffins (from the freezer), topped with home-made caramel sauce and cream.

1st April 2023 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today we had toasted cheese (mature cheddar) and pickle (Branston) sandwiches.

Sheryl had half a pink grapefruit beforehand.

31st March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Vegetable Pakoras And Samosas Butter Chicken And Mushrooms

We had guests for our curry evening today: Jonathan and Tracy (more were planned, but Alex and Andrea cancelled last minute).

I cooked a beef madras, a butter chicken and mushroom, and some rice.

Sheryl bought some vegetable pakoras and vegetable samosas for our starters, and naan bread and onion kulcha to eat with the main course.

For dessert we had some mango sorbet with raspberries, drizzled with vodka.

It was all delicious, and we were all full afterwards.

The kitchen is extremely messy, so I will be spending a few hours cleaning up tomorrow.

Beef Madras Mango Sorbet Raspberries And Vodka

30th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Sauté Potatoes

For dinner tonight I cooked an omelette filled with red onion, mushrooms, tomatoes and feta. I cooked sauté potatoes to eat with the omelette.

The feta worked well in the omelette.

29th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tuna Pizza Anchovy Pizza

Sheryl came home from work very late tonight, so we decided to have something quick for dinner: for Sheryl, a 4-cheeses pizza topped with tuna and red onion; for me a 4-cheeses pizza topped with anchovies, capers and red onion. I also had some coleslaw with my pizza.

28th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Dim Sum Dim Sum

For dinner tonight I cooked a selection of dim sum: glutinous rice balls, kimchi dumplings, leek dumplings, a barbecue pork bun, some pork gyoza, some yakitori sticks (a new brand, as the Asian store has stopped carrying the brand that we used to buy), some spring rolls and some shao mei.

27th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Mushroom Risotto Bread And Butter Pudding

I cooked mushroom (a mixture of champignons and mixed "forest mushrooms") risotto for tonight's dinner.

It was lovely.

For dessert I made a bread and butter pudding, which was especially lemony this time.

We were completely stuffed afterwards.

26th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Pasta With Prawns And Asparagus Date Muffins And Caramel Sauce

For our dinner tonight I cooked pasta (capellini) with prawns and green asparagus.

It was gorgeous. I am so glad that the shops have asparagus again.

For dessert we defrosted some of the date muffins, which we ate with Sheryl's home-made caramel sauce.

26th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Banana Pancakes

For today's brunch I made banana pancakes (flavoured with some cinnamon). Sheryl ate most of hers with maple syrup; I ate most of mine with butter. We ate the last of them with peanut butter.

25th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Enchiladas With Salsa Verde

For our dinner tonight Sheryl cooked chicken enchiladas in salsa verde.

We ate them with sour cream and guacamole.

They were the best yet! There is now a second dish of them in the freezer.

25th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Scrambled Eggs And Bun

For today's brunch I made scrambled eggs.

Sheryl ate hers with the last brioche burger bun, and some green stuff (she tried to buy water cress, but the shop only had this substitute, which wasn't as good). I ate my eggs on toast, without the greenery.

24th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Thali: Chicken Satay And Beef Madras With Rice

For our weekly curry evening I heated up some chicken satay and some beef madras (the recipe will be added soon) from the freezer, for a thali. I cooked rice to go with it.

It was delicious.

23rd March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Veg. Stir Fry And Noodles

For our dinner tonight I cooked a vegetable stir fry with noodles.

I used carrots, red onions, broccoli, mushrooms and snow peas (also known as sugar peas, Mennonite peas and Chinese peas). I used soy ketchup (kecap manis), oyster sauce, garlic, ginger and sambal oelek for the sauce.

I thought it was lovely, but Sheryl felt that I was a little heavy-handed with the sambal, which made it too spicy for her.

22nd March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Pasta Pesto

Dinner tonight was very simple: I made pasta (fusilli) pesto, with pesto that Sheryl made yesterday.

Yummy, and healthy.

21st March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cauliflower Cheese And Biscuit

Tonight I cooked cauliflower cheese for dinner. We ate it with some of the leftover "biscuits" from Sunday (the recipe made loads, so I had to throw some away after dinner).

It was very tasty.

20th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Filo Pastry Feta And Bun

Tonight I made a green salad and Sheryl made the feta baked in filo pastry.

We ate it with some of the leftover burger buns.

For dessert we had some carrot cupcakes (Sheryl made a big batch for work, and saved some for us).

19th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Beef Stew And BIscuit

This evening I cooked a beef stew, in part to use up some of the large stock of cooking wine that we have accumulated (we have had rather a lot of bad wines recently).

Instead of the usual dumplings, Sheryl made American "biscuits" (rather like scones), using the recipe from her new cookbook, The Preppy Kitchen.

It was lovely, although the stew had too much of a tomato flavour (I added too much wine, and then had to thicken the stew with extra tomato pureé).

There were way too many biscuits, so we will be eating the rest later in the week.

19th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Baked Egg And Cheese In Hash Brown Cups

Today's brunch was something new.

We cooked baked eggs in hash brown cups (cooked in a muffin tin). We topped them with some grated Gruyère (which, for some reason, puffed up in the oven).

It was quite a lot of effort, and was nothing special; we won't be cooking them again.

18th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Mexican Pizzas Mexican Pizza

For dinner tonight Sheryl made Mexican pizzas (like they serve in Taco Bell, which have now been reinstated on their menu). We ate them with guacamole (bought) sour cream and some lettuce and tomatoes.

18th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Mini Vegetable Quiche Croissants And Cheese

Today I went across the street to the Saphir Bakery, to get croissants and a Danish pastry (Rosinenschnecke).

Unfortunately, they had sold out of Danish pastries, so I bought a mini-vegetable-quiche and a pain au chocolat instead.

The quiche was OK, but not great, and contained bell peppers, so Sheryl couldn't eat it.

We ate the croissants with Obatzda, bought from Vinzenzmurr.

17th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Malaysian Curry With Coconut Rice

For our regular curry evening I cooked chicken redang and coconut rice.

I accidentally made the curry too oily, as you can see from the photo, but it still tasted great.

16th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Truffle Pasta, And Truffle And Tomato Sauce Topped With Parmesan

Tonight's dinner was truffle tagliatelle with tomato and truffle sauce (both bought ready-made), which was garnished with parmesan.

15th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Date Muffin And Caramel Sauce

For dinner tonight I heated up some frozen vegetarian chili, and cooked some rice to accompany it, garnished with some grated cheddar and sour cream (sorry - no photo).

I added some extra spice (sambal oelek) to it.

For dessert we had two more of the date muffins, with caramel sauce, from the freezer.

14th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Leftover Quiche Lorraine And Sauté Potatoes

Dinner tonight was the leftover quiche Lorraine and sauté potatoes.

It was still very tasty.

For dessert we ate two of the frozen date muffins with caramel sauce, heated up in the microwave.

13th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Burgers

For our dinner tonight we made vegetarian burgers, using "Beyond Burgers", which we ate with some balsamico crisps (chips).

My burger contained a burger patty, soft blue cheese, mustard, tomato and mayonnaise in a rye and malt bun; Sheryl's contained a burger patty, soft goat-cheese, fig jam, and arugula/rocket in a brioche bun.

They were yummy.

12th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Quiche And Sauté Potatoes

For today's evening meal I made a bacon and leek quiche, and sauté potatoes.

It was lovely.

12th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Blueberry Pancakes Mango

For today's brunch I made blueberry pancakes. Sheryl ate hers with maple syrup, and I ate mine with butter.

We finished off with a mango which needed to be eaten up.

11th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Spinach Pizza With Egg My Cordon Bleu And Chips

I wasn't expecting Sheryl for dinner, but she returned from her business trip to Stuttgart early. She still wasn't feeling 100%, and was careful about what she ate.

She had a spinach pizza with an egg; I had a cordon bleu from the freezer, and some chips (French fries), with an egg.

I wasn't on form in the kitchen tonight, and managed to burn the eggs a little.

11th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cheddar And Branston Toastie

For my brunch today I made myself a toasted sandwich with mature cheddar and Branston pickle.

10th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salami And Pepperoni Pizza With An Egg Sheryl's Allergy Dinner

Tonight I was on my own for dinner, because Sheryl was away on a business trip, so I cooked a pizza (salami and pepperoni) from te freezer, and topped it with an egg.

Sheryl went to Ritzi, a Michelin star restaurant in Stuttgart, expecting a great French dinner. Sadly, after two bites of the meal pictured to the right, she had a serious allergic reaction, and couldn't eat or drink any more (more details in the 11th March entry on my News Blog).

9th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tortiglioni With Ricotta And Zucchini

For tonight's dinner I made tortiglioni With ricotta and zucchini; it is also meant to have mint in it, but there was a shopping failure.

Despite the missing ingredient, it tasted lovely.

8th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cashew Chicken And Saffron Rice

Tonight for dinner I cooked cashew chicken with saffron rice.

It was gorgeous, and we ate every scrap.

7th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Feta Wrapped In Filo Pastry Olive Garden Salad, Bread-Roll And Feta In Filo Pastry

Tonight's dinner was an experiment.

Sheryl made feta baked in filo pastry (with olive oil, fenugreek, sesame and a bit of honey), with an Olive Garden salad and some bought bread-rolls.

We thought that we should have made two (one each) of the feta in filo, but actually one to share was perfect.

The experiment was a success (it was yummy) and we will definitely cook it again.

Dessert was the last of the individual cheesecakes.

6th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tortellini In Mushroom Sauce

For this evening's dinner I cooked tortellini (not even sure what they were stuffed with) in a mushroom sauce.

Desserts were more of Sheryl's individual cheesecakes.

5th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Baked Salmon With Pesto And Sauté Potatoes Cheesecake Again

For tonight's dinner Sheryl cooked (baked in the oven, in tin-foil) salmon on a bed of green beans, topped with green (basil) pesto and cherry tomatoes.

I made some sauté potatoes to go with the fish (some of which were a little overdone).

For dessert we again had individual cheesecakes. In the photo there are no hazelnut pieces on top, but we quickly decided that they make it taste much better, and added some.

5th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Croque Madame

For our brunch today we made croque madame.

It was, as always, delicious; the only way it could have tasted better is if we had used duck eggs, which we don't currently have.

4th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Satay And Rice Cheesecake

For dinner today I cooked chicken satay and rice.

For dessert we had individual cheesecakes, on a speculaas cookie crumb base, topped with home-made caramel sauce, chocolate ganache and hazelnut pieces. They were cooked in glass ramekins saved from Gü desserts, which is why they look like Gü desserts, but they taste even better.

4th March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Avocado Toast

For today's brunch we had avocado on toast.

After the avocado was eaten, we had more toast. I had cheese and marmite on mine, and Sheryl had nutella and peanut butter on hers.

3rd March 2023 - Zum Franziskaner, Munich.

Weißbier And Wine Steak Tartar

Tonight, before going to the ballet, we had a quick dinner at Zum Franziskaner

I drank a Weißbier, and Sheryl had a glass of Merlot and some sparkling water.

For food Sheryl had steak tartar with French fries (normally it is served with rye bread, to which she is allergic), and I had a truffle Käsekrainer with very buttery mashed potatoes and champagne Kraut (like sauerkraut, but made with champagne instead of vinegar). Both dishes were superb.

We had room for dessert: a tiramisu for Sheryl and an apple strudel served with vanilla sauce and whipped cream for me. Both were very good.

Truffle <i>KäseKrainer</i> Tiramisu Apple Strudel

2nd March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Pizza Margherita With Parma Ham And Rukola Anchovy And Caper Pizza

For dinner tonight I heated up two frozen pizzas: a pizza margherita for Sheryl, topped with parma ham and arugula after it was cooked, and for me a 4-cheeses pizza topped with anchovies and capers. I ate mine with some coleslaw on the side.

1st March 2023 - Home, Munich.

Pasta Pesto And Cherry Tomatoes Date Muffin And Caramel Sauce

For tonight's dinner Sheryl had made green pesto, which I then used to make pasta (fusilli) pesto. We ate it garnished with some cherry tomatoes and parmesan.

It was delicious.

For dessert we ate the last of the date muffins with caramel sauce.

28th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Saute Potatoes

For our evening repast I cooked an omelette (filled with spring onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and camembert) and sauté potatoes.

The omelette was a little overcooked, but still great.

For dessert we had some Häagen Dazs ice-cream (we are done with Ben and Jerry's, now that they have compromised all their recipes).

27th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salad, Baked Camembert And Bread Roll Date Muffin And Caramel Sauce

For tonight's dinner I made a green salad, topped with baked camembert, and served with the last of my home-made sour dough bread-rolls.

For dessert we had some more of the date muffins with caramel sauce.

26th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Capellini And Meatballs In Spicy Tomato Sauce Date Muffin And Caramel Sauce

For our dinner tonight I cooked pasta (capellini), and meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce.

As usual, there were some meatballs left over, but not really enough for another dinner, so I put them in the fridge to make meatball sandwiches for my lunches.

Earlier today, Sheryl made some date muffins and some caramel sauce. For dessert she heated up a pair of muffins with caramel sauce (which soaked into the muffins). They tasted wonderful.

26th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Crumpets

For today's brunch I made crumpets. We ate them either with butter, cheese, strawberry jam, nutella or peanut butter.

25th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salmon Cakes, Mash, Asparagus And Tartar Sauce Gü Chocolate Dessert

For dinner, Sheryl made salmon cakes. I cooked mashed potatoes and asparagus, and made some tartar sauce to go with them.

Sheryl's hand slipped while adding spices to the salmon cakes, and also slightly over-browned them, but they weren't spoiled; if anything, they tasted even better than usual.

For dessert we had some chocolate dessert by , which was nothing special (most of their desserts are excellent).

25th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Toast And Mango

For brunch today I made poached eggs on toast.

We followed up by sharing a mango, which was nice and ripe (mangos have been on special offer at a couple of stores recently).

24th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Papadams And Pickles Beef Madras And Rice

Today was our weekly curry evening.

For starters we had papadams with pickles (brinjal/aubergine-pickle and hot lime pickle).

For our main course I had a second attempt at beef madras (which was much better this time), which we ate with rice.

For dessert we had some Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Ben and Jerry's has recently been taken over, and now they sell all-new recipes that are healthier and don't taste so good; all our old favourites are no longer available.

23rd February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Club Sandwich And Crisps

Tonight we made club sandwiches, which we ate with balsamico crisps (chips).

The were lovely.

Sheryl also bought Krapfen (doughnuts) from the Rischart bakery for dessert: a Himberger (raspberry) one for her and a pistachio tiramisu one for me; also very good.

We were completely stuffed afterwards.

22nd February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Mushroom Risotto

For our dinner tonight I cooked a mushroom (champignons and mixed forest mushrooms) risotto.

We garnished it with some chili flakes.

It was lovely.

21st February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Tonight we ate the leftover chicken pot pie from Sunday.

20th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Linguine Cacio E Pepe

For tonight's dinner I cooked linguine cacio e pepe (pasta with sheep's cheese and pepper); so simple and so good!

As usual, we ate every scrap.

19th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Pot Pie

For dinner I cooked a chicken pot-pie. I was also planning to cook some potatoes, but I didn't have the energy.

The pie was great (we ate half, and saved the rest for another day), even though I forgot to add garlic.

I made a bit of extra effort to make a little pastry leaf to go on top of the pie, and Sheryl said "Oh look, you made a little heart." I don't think my artistic talents are appreciated.

19th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cheese Scones And Date Scones

Sheryl made two types of scones for our brunch today: some cheese scones and some date and cinnamon scones.

We ate the cheese scones with butter and some extra cheese (Gruyère); we ate the date scones with clotted cream and fig jam.

They were gorgeous.

18th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Galette

For our dinner tonight we made a cherry tomato and goat cheese galette.

As usual, we were unable to wait until it was completely cold (it is supposed to be eaten cold) before eating it.

It was lovely.

18th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Scrambled Eggs On Toast

For brunch today I made scrambled eggs on toast.

Sheryl also ate half a grapefruit.

17th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Thali And Garlic Naan Weißbier

For our regular Friday curry evening I heated up two frozen leftover curries (a butter chicken and a chicken badam pasanda) for a thali. We ate the thali with garlic naan.

As with most curries, I drank a Weißbier (Scheider Weisse original [Tap 7]) with it.

It was really delicious.

For dessert we ate some mini-Krapfen (doughnuts) that Sheryl brought home from work, which were very good.

16th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Shared Krapfen

For dinner tonight I made a green salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomato, avocado and feta) topped with tandoori prawns, which we ate with some home-made sour dough bread-rolls (sorry, Sno photo of this). It was lovely, and we finished it all.

For dessert Sheryl had bought two Krapfen (doughnuts), one Germknödel and one raspberry, which we cut in half for sharing. Unfortunately, the raspberry one had got accidentally sprayed with a cleaning spray in the shop, and wasn't edible; the Germknödel Krapfen was great, though.

15th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Dim Sum Dim Sum

Dinner tonight was the dim sum that we had planned for yesterday.

We had glutinous rice balls (pictured left), which were not great (kept in the freezer too long); spring rolls, leek dim sum, shao mei, kimchi dumplings (for Sheryl - I don't like them), duck gyoza (all in the photo below); and a barbecue pork bun (to the right) for me.

It is quite a while since we had dim sum, and most of the dim sum has been in the freezer too long, and is no longer at its best. We will have to have a clear-out.

Dim Sum

14th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Pizza My Pizza

Tonight's dinner plans had to be changed at the last minute, because Sheryl got home very late from work, so we needed something quick and easy.

We cooked some frozen pizzas (again!). Sheryl had a spinach pizza topped with feta, red onion and an egg; I had a salami and pepperoni pizza topped with red onion and an egg.

13th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Vegan 'Meat' Balls In Tomato Sauce With Capellini

Tonight I cooked vegan "meat" balls in spicy tomato sauce with capellini.

The vegan fake-meat balls were OK, but not as good as real meat-balls (which I have been having cravings for ever since).

12th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Puff-Pastry Roll Filled With Mushrooms And Spinach

For dinner tonight we cooked a puff-pastry roll filled with balsamic mushrooms, cheese and spinach.

12th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Grapefruit And Toastie

For brunch today Sheryl started with half a grapefruit (which I can't eat as they clash with my statins). We then had cheese (mature cheddar) and branston-pickle toasted sandwiches.

The grapefruit was very ripe and juicy (apparently).

11th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Enchiladas Verde

Tonight we heated up the enchiladas in salsa verde from the freezer.

They may not look so great in the photo, but they tasted great.

We ate them with guacamole (bought, not home-made) and sour cream.

11th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today I made blueberry pancakes (with cinnamon added).

Sheryl at hers mostly with maple syrup, and the last couple with peanut butter; I ate mine with butter, and then with peanut butter.

They were lovely.

10th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's 4-Cheeses Pizza With Parma Ham And Egg My 4-Cheeses Pizza With Anchovies, Capers And Egg

Friday is normally our curry night, but I was somewhat unwell earlier today, so we decided to eat something less challenging to my stomach.

We opted to cook frozen pizzas. We only had 4-cheeses pizzas. Sheryl had hers with some Parma ham and an egg; I had mine with Anchovies, capers and an egg.

9th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Prawn Balls With Sweet And Sour Sauce And Rice

For dinner tonight I cooked prawns in batter, in Singapore-style sweet and sour sauce, and rice.

This is something we had planned for several weeks, but kept cancelling for various reasons.

We really enjoyed it.

8th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Medaglioni Al Tartufo In Spicy Tomato Sauce

Tonight I cooked medaglioni (similar to ravioli) al tartufo (truffle), bought from the supermarket, in spicy tomato sauce.

We were actually impressed. The medaglioni had a strong truffle taste, even though they came from a down-market store.

It was very enjoyable.

7th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Leftover Quiche With Sauté Potatoes

For our dinner tonight I heated up the leftover salmon, leek and mushroom quiche, and cooked some more sauté potatoes.

6th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Dessert

For dinner tonight I made an Olive Garden salad, topped with baked camembert cheese, and served with home-made sour dough bread-rolls.

The salad was lovely.

For dessert Sheryl had bought a Krapfen (doughnut) and some chocolate thing (the bakery was almost out of doughnuts). Sheryl was not pleased with the chocolate creation; despite an assurance that it didn't contain cherries (which she hates), it did.

5th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Quiche With Sauté Potatoes

For dinner tonight I cooked a salmon, leek and mushroom quiche, and some sauté potatoes.

As you can see from the photo, the quiche was a little crumbly, but tasted lovely.

5th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Croissants And Cheeses

For brunch today we decided to try croissants from a different French bakery (recommended by our neighbour Isabelle).

We ate them with selection of cheeses.

We also shared a Rosinenschnecke (raisin Danish) and an apple turnover.

The croissants were not as good as the ones we usually buy (not enough butter), and the Danish was dry, but the apple turnover was excellent.

We will probably only buy croissants at that bakery when the one across the street is closed.

4th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Quesadillas And Veg. Chili

For dinner Sheryl made quesadillas (filled with mature cheddar cheese and home made refried beans).

We ate it with a vegetarian chili from the freezer, sour cream and shop-bought guacamole.

It was great.

4th February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Eggs Benedict On English Muffins With Bacon

For brunch today I made eggs benedict, served on English muffins, and some bacon.

I think this is my favourite breakfast.

Sheryl put some Rucola (rocket) on her muffin before I added her poached eggs. I hate rocket, but Sheryl loves it.

3rd February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Papadams And Pickles Butter Chicken And Garlic Naan

It was our regular curry evening.

For our starter we had papadams with pickles.

For our main course I cooked butter chicken, and Sheryl cooked some frozen garlic naan.

The butter chicken was even better than normally; I made it a little spicier this time.

2nd February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Fettucini Alfredo With Broccoli

For our dinner tonight I cooked fettuccine Alfredo with broccoli.

It was really lovely.

1st February 2023 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Bread Rolls

I was on my own for dinner (Sheryl had a late work event) so I cooked myself an omelette filled with spring onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and soft blue cheese, and ate it with a couple of home-made sour dough bread-rolls with French butter.

31st January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Mushroom Risotto With Chili Flakes

Tonight I cooked a mushroom risotto, which we ate with a garnish of chili flakes.

I forgot to add garlic to the risotto, but it still tasted great.

30th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner I made a green salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, mini-mozzarella balls and avocado), which we ate with mustard and tarragon chicken and some home-made sour dough bread-rolls.

29th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cordon Bleu, Cabbage And Chips

For dinner tonight I cooked cordon bleu, chips (French fries) and braised cabbage (with a little onion).

I thought about adding caraway seeds to the braised cabbage, but decided that Sheryl might object, but then, while we were eating, she said "this would be better with some caraway seeds, so I will add them next time.

29th January 2023 - Isabelle and Markus', Munich.

Brunch Spread Brunch Spread

For brunch today we were invited downstairs by Isabelle and Markus.

We took some prosciutto and asparagus puff pastry bundles and some of my home-made sour dough bread rolls. We also took a bottle of rosé prosecco.

Our hosts provided more bread, cheeses, and various fruit.

Because it was Ann-Sophia's second birthday, there was also a birthday cake, bought from Käfer, which was excellent.

The prosciutto and asparagus puff pastry bundles and the bread rolls were a big hit, as was the birthday cake.

Prosciutto And Asparagus Puff Pastry Bundles Ann-Sophias Birthday Cake

28th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Enchiladas With Salsa Verde Gü Caramel Cheesecake

For dinner tonight Sheryl made chicken enchiladas with salsa verde (doesn't look great in the photo, but tasted awesome) which we ate with sour cream and guacamole.

For dessert Sheryl had bought salted caramel cheesecake by Gü which are amazing.

28th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Avocado Toast

For brunch today we had avocado toast.

27th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Beef Madras And Rice

This week's curry was something new: a beef madras (from this recipe) , which we ate with rice.

It was pretty good, but the recipe needs a bit of fine tuning.

26th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I cooked lentil soup with vegan wiener, which we ate with some brioche burger buns.

25th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Lasagne

Our dinner tonight was a spicy lasagne bolognese that we had in the freezer.

24th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Spinach Pizza With Feta, Red Onion And Egg My Salami And Pepperoni Pizza With Red Onion And Egg

Our dishwasher conked out today, so I decided against cooking what we had planned because it creates a lot of dirty dishes.

Instead we heated up frozen pizzas: for Sheryl a spinach pizza topped with feta, red onion and egg; for me a salami and pepperoni pizza topped with red onion and egg.

23rd January 2023 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner I cooked pasta (tortiglioni) with ricotta, zucchini and mint.

It was lovely.

22nd January 2023 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight we tried something new: prosciutto asparagus puff pastry bundles. They are intended to be a starter, so we ate them with a side salad.

They were lovely, and we will definitely be making them again.

22nd January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Banana Pancakes

For brunch today I cooked banana and cinnamon pancakes.

I ate most of mine with butter, and the last two with peanut butter; Sheryl ate hers with maple syrup, and the last one with nutella.

21st January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Badam Pasanda Chicken Badam Pasanda And Garlic Naan

For our weekly curry evening, postponed from yesterday because Sheryl was out, I cooked a chicken and mushroom badam pasanda, which we ate with garlic naan.

21st January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Croissant And Paté

For brunch today we had croissants from the Saphir bakery, with some of the paté that Peter brought us.

Sheryl was not so impressed with the paté (she likes smoother paté), so she switched to jam and nutella for the second croissant.

We also shared a Rosinenschnecke (raisin Danish).

I peeled the mango that we had, but it wasn't good and I threw it away; instead we ate some mandarins.

20th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Eggs, Baked Beans, Mushrooms, Cheese And Bun

Sheryl was out for dinner at a work event, so I was fending for myself tonight.

I cooked poached eggs, baked beans (spiced up with some hot sauce), fried mushrooms and a toasted burger bun (the toasting bread that I had planned to eat was mouldy). I also had a chunk of cheddar cheese with it.

19th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Baked Feta And Tomato Pasta

For tonight's dinner I cooked baked feta and cherry tomato pasta.

18th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Burger And Chips My Burger And Chips

Tonight we made beef burgers. I made chips (French fries) to have with the burgers.

17th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

OG Salad And Tuna Pasta Salad Krapfen

For dinner tonight I made an Olive Garden salad and a tuna pasta salad.

It was delicious, but there was too much to finish (so it was saved for tomorrow's lunch), as we needed to save room for dessert.

It is now the season (Lent) for Krapfen (doughnuts) in Germany. Sheryl bought us a Himberger (raspberry doughnut) and a Germknödl doughnut for dessert, which we shared. They were nice, although not as fresh as they could have been.

16th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Insalata Caprese And Bread Roll Truffle Pizza With Extra Cheese

Tonight we had an insalata caprese with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls as a starter, followed by a truffle pizza topped with extra cheese (to share).

15th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner I cooked fish fingers/sticks, mashed potatoes (flavoured with some nutmeg), peas and home-made tartar sauce.

It was lovely, and we ate every scrap.

For dessert we ate some "Mr. Kipling's Sticky Toffee Pudding" that we found in the pantry, with some cream.

15th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Vegetables And Crisps With Dip

For today's brunch I made raw vegetables and crisps/chips with French onion dip.

The crisps were the Jura cheese flavoured crisps from Muji.

It was delicious.

14th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Quesadillas With Vegetarian Chili, Sour Cream And Guacamole

For our evening repast we made quesadillas (filled with refried beans and cheese) served with vegetarian chili, sour cream and guacamole.

They were really good.

14th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

For brunch today I made toasties: toasted cheese (cheddar) and pickle (Branston) sandwiches.

13th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Satay With Rice

For our regular Friday curry evening I cooked chicken satay, served with rice.

12th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Penne Al Arabiata

For our dinner tonight I cooked penne al Arabiata.

For some reason Sheryl had bought mini-penne, but it still tasted great.

11th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Cashew Chicken

Tonight I cooked cashew chicken for dinner.

We ate it with saffron rice, and garnished it with sesame seeds.

It was especially good this time.

10th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Bread Roll

Tonight, for dinner, I cooked an omelette (filled with spring onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and goat-camembert). We ate the omelette with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

9th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Chicken And Bread Roll

For dinner I made a green salad, topped with mustard and tarragon chicken, and served with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

8th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Butternut Squash Risotto

For tonight's dinner I cooked a butternut squash risotto, which we ate garnished with chili flakes.

8th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Porridge With Banana And Pecans

For brunch today Sheryl made porridge (oatmeal) with banana and pecans.

It was delicious.

7th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Fish Tacos

For dinner tonight we made fish tacos.

They were lovely.

7th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Toast

For today's brunch I made poached eggs on toast.

6th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Papadams Butter Chicken

For our dinner tonight I cooked papadams as our starter, and butter chicken (from the freezer) with garlic naan as our main course.

It was so nice to be able to have some of our more usual food, after 3 weeks of American fare.

6th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Crepes And Berries

For our brunch today I cooked crêpes, which we ate with berries (blueberries and strawberries) and maple syrup.

5th January 2023 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Spinach Pizza With Feta And An Egg My 4-Cheeses Pizza With Anchovies Capers And Peperoni

We were both exhausted after the flight home, and not able to do any real cooking, so I heated up some frozen pizzas.

Sheryl had a spinach pizza topped with feta cheese and an egg; I had a 4-cheeses pizza with anchovies, capers and peperoni (peperoncini).

5th January 2023 - Lufthansa flight, Chicago to Munich.

We also ate breakfast on the flight home.

It consisted of some dried-out fruit salad and a small marble cake.

It was not very good, but at least Sheryl could eat it.

We were not offered a second coffee.

4th January 2023 - Lufthansa flight, Chicago to Munich.

We ate dinner on the flight home.

I had the beef, which was dull but edible.

Sheryl was unable to get an assurance that the meals contained no peppers (bell-peppers/capsicum), so they gave her an extra bread roll (wow!).

We each had a glass of red wine and some sparkling water; there were no top-ups on the drinks.

4th January 2023 - Walker Bros., Arlington Heights, Illinois.

WalkerBrosBelgianWaffleJan2023 WalkerBrosEggsBenedictJan2023

This morning most of the family (Sheryl's parents, sisters, nieces, and Marc) went to Walker Bros. for brunch.

Sheryl again had a Belgian waffle with whipped cream and strawberries; I had eggs Benedict and hash browns.

3rd January 2023 - Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

After the movie we went back to Sheryl's parents' house. Theresa went out and bought a couple of deep pan pizzas: some with pepperoni, some with sausage and some with just cheese.

3rd January 2023 - First Watch, Oak Brook, Illinois.

First Watch French Toast First Watch Omelette

Today we went to First Watch for brunch.

Sheryl and her mum had French toast; I had an omelette with fried potatoes and toast.

The omelette was rather weird.

2nd January 2023 - Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Kaelyn's Steak And Chicken Dinner

Tonight Sheryl's niece Kaelyn cooked steak and chicken, with biscuits, roast potatoes, green beans and asparagus for the whole family at Sheryl's parents' house.

There were also mozzarella sticks and deep fried mushrooms.

For dessert Kaelyn and her sister Ashley went out to get ice-cream.

2nd January 2023 - Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

There was a disaster at the Finkbone household this morning: the coffee maker broke (after Sheryl had made herself a coffee). I was feeling extremely rough (hung over and extremely tired), and desperately needed a coffee, so Sheryl's mum went out to McDonald's for some coffee; she also brought me an egg McMuffin and Sheryl a bacon, egg and cheese McGriddle.

The coffee helped me a bit, but I have been struggling to update my Food Blog because I am still far from 100%.

1st January 2023 - Cheesecake Factory, Oak Brook, Illinois.

Chicken Parmesan Pizza Style Honey And Truffle Chicken With Asparagus And Mashed Potatoes

This evening the whole family went out to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory, to celebrate Ashley's birthday (which is actually tomorrow).

They don't only do cheesecake, but have a rather extensive menu.

I had honey and truffle chicken, served with asparagus and mashed potatoes; Sheryl had chicken parmesan pizza style, which is served with spaghetti.

The truffle in my dish was undetectable, and the mashed potato was lumpy and dry (although other people thought it was great).

There was way too much food, and most people took their leftovers home in doggy-bags. Despite this, two desserts were ordered, most of which were also packed into doggy-bags.

31st December 2022 - Marc & Theresa's, Round Lake, Illinois.

This afternoon and evening we were at Marc and Theresa's. They ordered two large pizzas for dinner; various parts were topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage and beef.

Later we went to a bowling alley for New Year's Eve, where there was more pizza.

31st December 2022 - Panera Bread, Munich.

Panera Beef, Cheddar And Horseradish Sandwich Panera Turkey BLT

For brunch today we (Sheryl, her Mum and I) stopped off at Panera Bread, on our way to Marc and Theresa's.

I had a beef and cheddar sandwich; Sheryl had a turkey BLT.

My beef sandwich had a lot of horseradish in it, which was all in a lump in the centre, rather than being spread out. I was only just able to eat it because of the horseradish (and I like horseradish).

horseradish

30th December 2022 - Medieval Times, Schaumburg, Illinois.

This evening we had a family outing to Medieval Times.

The "feast" included tomato bisque, garlic bread, and half a roast chicken. The chicken was not as good as an Oktoberfest Hendl, but overall the food was fairly good. Very few people managed to finish their chicken because there was so much of it.

30th December 2022 - Burger King, Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Bacon, Egg And Cheese Croissant

For brunch today we stopped off at a Burger King on our way somewhere. We all had bacon, egg and cheese croissants and hash browns, which we ate in the car.

29th December 2022 - Portillo's, Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Tonight after going to the Shedd Aquarium, we got take away from Portillo's.

I had a beef and sausage sandwich, which was OK.

28th December 2022 - Illusions, Des Plaines, Illinois.

Tonight we went with Sheryl's family for martinis at Illusions, in Des Plaines.

I ate a Cuban sandwich, and Sheryl ate a chicken wrap.

27th December 2022 - Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Chili Con Carne By Becky

Tonight we ate dinner at Sheryl's parents' place. We had a chili con carne that Sheryl's sister cooked, with some sweet corn and bread.

It was nice, but we both would have liked it more spicy (even Sheryl's family don't seem to be able to understand that she can't eat bell-peppers/capsicum, but loves chili).

26th December 2022 - Theresa & Marc's, Round Lake, Illinois.

After our shopping trip we were at Theresa and Marc's (the ladies then went out for more shopping!).

When everyone had returned, Kaelyn cooked sesame chicken for dinner, which was good (although Kaelyn doesn't like sesame or the vegetables that are part of the recipe.

26th December 2022 - White Castle, Gurnee Mills, Illinois.

Today we went shopping (again!) in the hope that there would be some bargains after Christmas.

Before going into the shopping mall (Gurnee Mills) we went to White Castle for lunch. We had sliders (mini-burgers) which is pretty much all that they do.

Lunch was good.

25th December 2022 - Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Ribs, Ham, Baked Beans and Bread Christmas Spread At The Finkbone House

Christmas dinner was at Sheryl's parents' house. Various family members brought food, either home-made or bought.

Because Americans eat turkey for Thanksgiving, they generally eat something else for Christmas. We had some ham (cooked by Theresa) and two kinds of spare-ribs, (cooked by Becky - both of which were delicious), baked beans made by Sheryl's mum, a green-bean casserole, and various other things.

For dessert there were several bought pies: pecan, peach, apple and pumpkin, which were variously eaten with vanilla ice-cream, whipped cream, or plain cream.

Everything tasted great.

24th December 2022 - Theresa & Marc's, Round Lake, Illinois.

Roast Beef, Red Cabbage, Biscuit And Mustard At Mark And Theresa's

Today we went over to Theresa (Sheryl's older sister) and Marc's; Marc's family is German, so they celebrate Christmas on the 24th.

There was a huge selection of food. Sheryl's mum took devilled eggs. There was a platter of cheese, salami, crackers and olives; there was a cauliflower casserole, roast beef, red cabbage, potatoes, meat loaf and "biscuits" (almost like a scone, eaten with gravy).

We tried some of the roast beef and cabbage, and I tried the biscuits, which I loved. We also had a little of the meat loaf.

Later there were desserts: banana pudding (made by Sheryl's mum) and some more of those gorgeous bundt cakes.

Everything was delicious, and we ended up stuffed.

It was a lovely day.

23rd December 2022 - Sheryl's Parents' House, Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Croque Madame At Sheryl's Parents'

The plan was for me to cook a butter chicken for dinner for Sheryl's dad, Sheryl and me (Sheryl's mum won't eat spicy food), but he has not been feeling well and didn't want dinner.

Instead, we made croque madame for Sheryl and me, and croque monsieur (i.e. without the egg) for Sheryl's mum.

23rd December 2022 - Sheryl's Parents' House, Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Plain Scones And Cheese Scones

For brunch Sheryl baked scones: some with cheese (Cheddar and Gruyère) and some plain (eaten with clotted cream and jam).

The plain scones were a little crumbly, but they were all great.

22nd December 2022 - Sheryl's Parents' House, Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

For dinner tonight I cooked fettuccine Alfredo, with chicken and broccoli.

It is always a struggle cooking in a strange kitchen, made worse by the shortage of suitable pans and the lack of a cheese grater. Also, the parmesan that we bought turned out to have no flavour at all.

Even so, dinner turned out OK, and everyone (Sheryl's mum and dad, and us) enjoyed their dinner.

21st December 2022 - Theresa & Marc's, Round Lake, Illinois.

This afternoon and evening we were at Theresa (Sheryl's older sister) and Marc's. The ladies went shopping, and brought back tacos from Taco Bell.

For dessert there were a selection of bundt cakes, which were excellent.

21st December 2022 - Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Kaelyn's Cooked Breakfast

This morning Sheryl's niece Kaelyn cooked us breakfast at Sheryl's parents' house: scrambled eggs and bacon, with toast.

It was nice, although Americans cook scrambled eggs differently.

20th December 2022 - Becky's House, Illinois.

The family all went over to Sheryl's sister Becky's for dinner, and ate spicy chicken wings (2 kinds), corn on the cob, potato skins with cheese, and "biscuits".

It was all lovely, and everyone enjoyed themselves (except maybe Sheryl's brother-in-law Mark who slipped and spilled his bottle of beer on himself).

20th December 2022 - Bagel and Bialy, Grove, Illinois.

Reuben Sandwich Pastrami And Coleslaw On Rye

We went to a bagel place (Bagel & Bialy, Buffalo Grove) for lunch. I had a pastrami sandwich with coleslaw on rye bread; Sheryl had a Reuben sandwich (corned beef, sauerkraut and cheese) with potato salad, and her mum had a Reuben sandwich with coleslaw.

I was quite pleased with my food, but Sheryl's mum ate hardly ate any of hers, and Sheryl was rather ill (due to peppers/capsicum in the potato salad).

19th December 2022 - Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Cheese And Bacon Burger And Fries From Sonic

Large numbers of Sheryl's family were at her parents' house this evening, and couldn't agree on what to eat. In the end we got take-away from two different places; our dinner was from Sonic Burgers.

It wasn't bad, except that the fries/chips were cold by the time we got our food.

19th December 2022 - Outlet Mall, Illinois.

We ate brunch at the food court of a shopping mall. The selection was not very exciting, and mostly unhealthy, so we ended up ordering burritos (mine with chorizo and Sheryl's with minced/ground beef). Both of us felt somewhat unwell afterwards.

18th December 2022 - Theresa and Marc's House, Round Lake, Illinois.

We ate dinner with Sheryl's family at Theresa and Marc's: they heated up some frozen pizzas and some mozzarella sticks (plus there was a large selection of chips, cookies and other sweet snacks).

Mark and I cracked open his beer advent calendar, which was filled with an interesting selection of German beers; we had help drinking them.

18th December 2022 - Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

We ate our brunch in the car on the way to Theresa (her sister) and Mark's (her brother-in-law) house to watch the World Cup final: bacon, egg and cheese croissants from Burger King.

17th December 2022 - Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

For dinner we (Sheryl and I, Sheryl's parents, sister and nieces) had Chinese take-away from Yen Yen's.

I wasn't very impressed.

17th December 2022 - Walker Bros., Arlington Heights.

Dave's Eggs Benedict Plus Pancakes Sheryl's Belgian Waffle

Today, for brunch, we went to Walker Bros.

I had eggs Benedict with bacon on English muffins, plus a side of pancakes, Sheryl had a Belgian waffle with maple syrup (which is served hot), Sheryl's sister and mum both had French toast and hash browns.

16th December 2022 - Lufthansa Flight, Munich to Chicago.

Tonight's dinner was on the plane to Chicago.

I had beef goulash; Sheryl had tortellini with a mushroom sauce. It was OK.

We only got fed once, even though we were on the plane for hours.

16th December 2022 - Käfer, Munich Airport.

Beer And Wine

We had a long time to wait at the airport today, so we had our brunch there.

I had some sausages Nürnberger Bratwurst with mashed potato and sauerkraut. Sheryl had some truffle pasta (the same as I cook at home; we ate at a Käfer restaurant).

I drank a Weißbier, and Sheryl drank a red wine and some sparkling water.

Sheryl's Truffle Pasta Dave's Bratwurst With Mash And Sauerkraut

15th December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Dave's Salami And Pepperoni Pizza With Egg Sheryl's Spinach Pizza With Feta And EggDec2022

Because we are flying tomorrow, we wanted something simple, that created minimal mess in the kitchen, for dinner, so we heated up a couple of pizzas.

Sheryl has a spinach pizza, topped with vegan fake feta and an egg; I had a salami and pepperoni pizza, also topped with feta and an egg.

14th December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salmon, Mash, Green Beans And Tartar Sauce

Tonight, for dinner, I poached salmon in white wine, which I served with mashed potato, green beans and home-made tartar sauce.

It was lovely, despite my having to make the tartar sauce without spring onions.

13th December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Käsekrainer And Chips

For dinner tonight I cooked Käsekrainer (also called Käseknacker; a lightly smoked pork sausage with cheese) and chips (French fries), which we ate with lashings of mustard.

They were really delicious.

Sheryl only ate 1½ sausages, so I was able to have 2½; all plans to save some for lunch went out the window.

12th December 2022 - Home, Munich.

For dinner tonight I made a green salad, topped with tandoori prawns, served with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

11th December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Broccoli Alfredo With Capellini

Tonight's dinner was broccoli and capellini with Alfredo sauce.

11th December 2022 - Home, Munich.

We were invited down to Isabelle and Markus' today for brunch.

Our hosts provided the usual nice selection of bread, croissants, cheeses, and fruit salad.

We took raw vegetables and French onion dip, and some home-made crackers. We also took a bottle of prosecco.

Sheryl also tried to make some chocolate brownies decorated to look like Christmas treed, but they were a disaster, so we didn't take them. Erik had been looking forward to them, and was very disappointed.

10th December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Corned Beef Roll With Baked Beans

For dinner we made corned beef rolls, served with baked beans and mustard.

We haven't had these for quite a while (they are not really healthy) and really enjoyed them.

10th December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Crumpets

For today's brunch I made crumpets. We ate them variously with butter, cheese or with jam.

They were gorgeous.

9th December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Badam Pasanda With Garlic Naan

Our regular Friday evening curry was a chicken badam pasanda, served with garlic naan (bought frozen).

It was delicious.

8th December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tortellini In Spicy Tomato Sauce

Tonight I cooked some ricotta and spinach tortellini which Sheryl bought at the weekend, which I served in spicy tomato sauce.

Despite not being such a big fan of spinach, I really enjoyed it.

7th December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Vegetarian Chili, Rice, Sour Cream And Grated Cheese

For dinner tonight I raided the freezer for a frozen vegetarian chili, which we ate with sour cream and grated cheddar cheese.

There wasn't very much chili, so we filled up afterwards with lots of chocolate from our advent calendar.

6th December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Leftover Venison Pot Pie

Tonight's dinner was the warmed up leftover venison pot-pie.

It was still excellent.

5th December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Omelette With Zucchini And Potato Fritters

For dinner tonight I cooked an omelette (filled with spring onions, mushrooms, tomato and goat camembert) and zucchini and potato fritters.

I used the burger press to form the fritters, but even so they came out rather uneven.

4th December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Olive Garden Salad, Tuna Pasta Salad And Bread Roll

For dinner tonight I made an Olive Garden salad and a tuna pasta salad. We ate it with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

Although it was delicious, there was enough tuna pasta salad for both of us the have for lunch another day (the Olive Garden salad doesn't keep, so we had to throw the leftovers away).

4th December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Croque Madame

For brunch today we made Croque Madame.

They were fantastic.

The one pictured looks a little odd because we had two slices of our normal toasting bread, and two slices of smaller toasting bread, so Sheryl decided to make it fair by giving us half of each, then putting the egg on top.

3rd December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Venison Pot Pie

This evening I made a venison pot-pie. I slow-cooked the venison and vegetables in a pan for about two hours before making the pie, to ensure that the meat was tender. It was delicious.

For dessert we had Ecclefechan tarts (a cross between Eccles cakes and mincemeat tarts without a lid) with cream. They were really amazing. We decided that one was not enough, and each had another, after which we were stuffed.

Ecclefechan Tarts Package Ecclefechan Tart And Cream

3rd December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Crêpes Berries And Maple Syrup

For today's brunch I made crêpes, which we ate with blueberries, raspberries and maple syrup.

Sheryl had to eat her last crêpe with nutella, of course.

2nd December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Cashew Chicken With Saffron Rice And Sesame Seeds

For our regular curry evening, instead of a proper curry, I made a cashew chicken and saffron rice.

2nd December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Cheese Scones Raisin Scone With Clotted Cream And Fig Jam

For our brunch today Sheryl baked scones: some cheese scones (containing strong cheddar, parmesan and Gruy&egave;re), and some raisin and cinnamon scones.

We ate the cheese scones either with just butter or with goat-camembert; the raisin and cinnamon scones with clotted cream and fig jam.

They were really excellent.

1st December 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tortiglioni Al Arabiata

For dinner this evening I cooked tortiglioni al Arabiata.

It was especially good this time.

For dinner we had something from our advent calendar.

30th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Leftover Meat Stew With Dumplings

For dinner I heated up the frozen meat stew.

I made fresh dumplings.

It was lovely, although more than we could eat (but not enough left over to keep for another day).

29th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Dim Sum Dim Sum

For dinner tonight I cooked a selection of frozen dim sum.

We had glutinous rice balls with peanut filling, some home-made chicken teriyaki yakitori sticks (which were pretty good), spring rolls, leek dumplings, shao mei, kimchi dumplings, a barbecue pork bun (for me - Sheryl doesn't like them) and gyoza.

Dim Sum Dim Sum

28th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Green Salad And Bread Roll

For our dinner this evening I made a green salad and some tandoori prawns. We ate it with some home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls that I baked today.

After I had eaten mine (pictured) I realise that I forgot to put tandoori prawns on mine!

We ate the last two of Sheryl's individual caramel cheesecakes for dessert.

28th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Cinnamon Roll With Cream Cheese Icing

For today's brunch we defrosted some cinnamon rolls (frozen uncooked).

They were not so great. When Sheryl made them, the ones we cooked and ate did not rise very well, and the frozen ones even more so (plus they always sag a little when proving, as can be seen from the photo), so they were a little deformed and dense.

They still tasted good though.

27th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Lasagne

For dinner I made a lasagne, which was as usual, excellent.

I actually made two, so the second is going into the freezer for dinner another day.

27th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Today, for brunch, Sheryl made toasted cheese and Branston pickle sandwiches.

26th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Falafel Wrap Individual Caramel Cheesecake

For our dinner tonight we made falafel wraps, filled with Sheryl's home-made hummus, feta, lettuce, tomato, pickled red onion and sour cream.

They were rather filling, so we only managed one each, leaving a few falafel for lunch another day.

Sheryl also decided to make caramel cheesecake. Instead of making a big one in a pie dish, she made 4 individual cheesecakes. They were very good.

26th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Scrambled Eggs On Toast

For today's brunch I made scrambled eggs on toast.

I had French butter and marmite on my other slice of toast.

25th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Redang With Coconut Rice

I cooked a chicken redang with coconut rice for our Friday curry evening.

I had planned to add mushrooms, but we don't have any.

It was delicious, and we ate every scrap.

24th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Spinach Pizza With Feta Red Onion And Egg 4-Cheeses Pizza With Anchovies And Capers

The original plan for tonight's dinner involved Sheryl cooking, but since she has Covid and I do not (yet!), we thought it best that she not cook for me.

Instead we heated up some pizzas from the freezer: a spinach pizza topped with red onion, feta and an egg for Sheryl, and a 4 cheeses pizza topped with anchovies and capers for me.

23rd November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Linguine Cacio E Pepe

For our evening meal today I made linguine cacio ed pepe (linguine with sheep-cheese and pepper).

It was, as always, delicious.

22nd November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Peking Duck

For this evening's meal I made Peking duck.

We haven't had this for quite a while, and really enjoyed it.

21st November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Baked Camembert

For tonight's dinner I made a green salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomato and feta - would have been even better with fresh figs and walnuts, but we didn't have any figs), served with baked camembert on top.

We ate it with home-made sourdough and caraway bread-rolls.

We haven't had baked camembert for a while because the stores haven't had the nicer variety in stock for months.

20th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salmon With Parmesan Potatoes, Green Beans And Tartar Sauce

This evening for dinner I cooked salmon braised in white wine and green beans.

Sheryl tried out a new recipe for potatoes baked with parmesan.

I also made tartar sauce.

We were not so impressed with the potatoes. They needed to be cooked longer, and were not as cheesy as we expected.

20th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Porridge With Banana And Pecans

For our brunch today Sheryl made porridge (oatmeal) with banana and pecans.

19th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Leftover Enchiladas

For dinner we heated up some leftover meat enchiladas from the freezer, which we ate with a little lettuce, tomato guacamole and sour cream.

In the photo they don't look great (rather dried out), but they tasted great.

19th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

For today's brunch I cooked poached eggs on toast.

18th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken And Mushroom Satay With Rice

Tonight I cooked a chicken and mushroom satay, served with rice.

It was fantastic.

This recipe is the quickest and most reliable curry that I make.

17th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Leftover Clam Chowder With Semel

Dinner tonight was the leftover New England clam chowder (from the freezer).

Sheryl ate hers with a brioche burger bun, and I ate mine with a Semel (Bavarian bread-roll) that I bought earlier (we were getting low on bread, because today I threw away an unstarted loaf of toasting bread which had gone mouldy in just a couple of days).

It was still gorgeous, even after having been frozen.

16th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner Sheryl made quesadillas (filled with cheese and home-made refried beans), which we ate with some vegetarian chili (from the freezer), guacamole and sour cream.

They were delicious.

Now that we have a cast iron skillet, our tortillas are no longer burnt, and I don't have to spend ages the next day cleaning our non-stick (ceramic) frying pan.

15th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Baked Tomato And Feta Pasta

Tonight I cooked baked feta and tomato pasta (farfalle - bow-tie pasta).

It was, as usual, great.

There was enough left over for a lunch for Sheryl later in the week.

15th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Scrambled Eggs With Burger Bun

For today's brunch I made scrambled eggs, which we ate with burger buns.

14th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Fish Finger Tacos

For dinner tonight we made fish finger (fish stick) tacos, filled with feta, lettuce, radishes and some home-made pickled sliced red onion.

They were lovely.

14th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Vegetables And Dip

For today's brunch we made raw vegetables (carrots, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, radishes, spring onions for me and celery for Sheryl) and French onion dip (Sheryl made the dip yesterday).

We also had some crisps (chips).

13th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sherly's Vegetarian Burger In Brioche Bun With Chips Dave's Vegetarian Burger in Rye Bun With Chips

For dinner tonight we made vegetarian burgers ("Beyond Burgers").

Sheryl had hers in a brioche bun, with goat-cheese, rocket salad, mayonnaise and apricot preserve; I had mine in a rye and malt bun, with soft blue cheese, mustard and a pickled gherkin.

I also made some chips (French fries).

13th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Blueberry Pancakes With Butter

For brunch today I made blueberry pancakes.

Sheryl ate hers with maple syrup; I ate mine with butter.

12th November 2022 - Rusticana, Munich.

Filet Steaks With Baked Potatoes

Since today is Sheryl's birthday we went to the Rusticana.

Sheryl had a glass of prosecco as an aperitif, and I had a Weißbier.

For our main courses we both had a filet steak (medium), which is served with baked potato with lashings of sour cream. We also shared a tomato and onion salad.

The steaks and potatoes were both awesome, although the salad was not as good as usual (made with cherry tomatoes instead of very ripe full-sized tomatoes).

We drank a bottle of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo with dinner.

We managed to find room for dessert. Sheryl had a chocolate soufflé, served with cream and ice-cream; I had a crème brûlée (my favourite dessert).

The service was, as usual, fantastic, although the waiter told us that our table was reserved by others later, and when we initially tried to order dessert there were only 15 minutes before we had to leave, but he came back a few minutes later with the good news that the other people had cancelled, so we were able to order dessert and eat it in comfort.

Chocolate Souffle With Cream And Ice-cream Crème Brûlée
Neighbouring Table's Ribs

We had a bit of a laugh at the neighbouring table; a mixture of Germans and Spaniards. They ordered a huge platter of spare ribs for the 6 of them (you can't see in the photo how enormous it was, because the oval platter is end-on in the picture). One of the Spanish guys insisted on eating his ribs with a knife and fork!

12th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

For today's brunch I bought croissants and a Rosinenschnecke (raisin Danish pastry) from the Saphir bakery across the street.

We ate the croissants with truffle brie, Norwegian Ost, and nutella (for Sheryl).

11th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Butter Chicken And Mushroons

For our regular Friday curry evening I cooked a butter chicken (with added mushrooms), which we ate with garlic naan.

It was fantastic.

I was a little annoyed because I couldn't find any whole cashews (it turns out that we had some - I just couldn't find them), so I substituted ground cashews (the cashews are used for thickening the sauce). It was very difficult to judge the quantity, meaning that I ended up with too much ground cashews, and had to add more liquid to compensate.

10th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tortiglioni With Zucchini And Ricotta

For tonight's dinner I cooked pasta (Tortiglioni) with zucchini, mint And ricotta.

9th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Olive Garden Salad With Bread Roll And Egg Salad

Tonight I made an Olive Garden salad and an egg salad, which we ate with some home-made bread-rolls.

Sorry that the photo is out of focus.

8th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sausage, Egg And Baked Beans On Toast

I was alone tonight for dinner, because Sheryl was working late.

I cooked myself some sausages, poached eggs on toast and baked beans on toast.

When Sheryl finally got home, she made herself a sandwich.

7th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Insalata Caprese Truffle Pizza With Egg

For tonight's dinner we shared a starter of insalata caprese (mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil leaves) with home-made sourdough and caraway seed bread-rolls.

For our main course we shared a truffle pizza topped with extra cheese (mature cheddar) and two eggs.

6th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salmon With Pesto, Beans And Cherry Tomatoes

For our dinner tonight Sheryl made salmon baked in foil with green beans, pesto and cherry tomatoes, served with mashed potatoes falavoured with nutmeg.

It was yummy.

6th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Crumpets

For today's brunch I made crumpets.

We ate some with butter, some with cheese, some with cheese and marmite, and some with jam.

They were lovely.

5th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

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Tonight's dinner was cauliflower, deep fried in batter, with rice and spicy Singapore style sweet and sour sauce.

5th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Bread Rolls

For our brunch I made poached eggs on home-made bread-rolls.

4th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Thali

For dinner I heated up 3 small leftover curries from the freezer, to make a thali, and heated up some frozen garlic naan.

The curries were a butter chicken, a chicken satay and a paneer (cheese) palak (spinach) left over from our last visit to the Taj Mahal.

4th November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Avocado Toast My Brunch Sandwich

For brunch today Sheryl had avocado on toast, with malt vinegar, salt an pepper. Only half of the avocado was good, so she then had more toast with goat camembert and jam.

I had a sandwich made with toast, filled with soft blue cheese, salami, mustard, tomato and mayonnaise, which was yummy. I followed up with another piece of toast with French butter and marmite, and then a mandarin.

3rd November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Clam Chowder And Bread Rolls

Today we decided to make New England clam chowder; something else that Sheryl has been having cravings for.

She found a recipe by chef Jean-Pierre on YouTube, which we adapted a little (leaving out the tomatoes and fresh paprika/capsicum/bell-peppers, which have no place in a proper New England clam chowder, and celery, which I hate). We added some mushrooms, which worked well in the chowder.

We ate the chowder with home-made bread-rolls (the sourdough and caraway seed rolls that I made yesterday).

It was really delicious!

There was enough left over to freeze for another day.

3rd November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Waffles Waffle With Maple Syrup And Blueberries

Today Sheryl decided to make "Belgian" waffles for our brunch.

They worked well, although a little crisper than Sheryl prefers.

We had raspberries, blueberries and maple syrup to put on them, plus peanut butter for our final waffles.

They were lovely.

2nd November 2022 - Pequeño, Haidhausen, Munich.

Jumbo Cocktails

Tonight neither of us felt like cooking, so we went out for dinner.

We went to Pequeño in Haidhausen (about a 5 minute walk from home). The have a long happy hour, so we were able to get two jumbo cocktails each, at half price.

First we shared a large starter (Nachos Grande), then we shared a main course of Tostadas. We weren't quite able to finish the main course.

It was lovely (although not as spicy as a Mexican restaurant in the USA, because Germans generally don't like spicy food).

The service was friendly and efficient.

We didn't reserve a table, and were lucky that we didn't arrive any later, because it filled up very fast.

Nachos Grande Tostadas

2nd November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sourdough Bread Rolls With Carraway Seeds

Today I made more bread-rolls; this time sourdough bread-rolls with caraway seeds.

They worked well, although there was a lot of variation is sizes.

1st November 2022 - Home, Munich.

Cordon Bleu With Baked Beans On Toast

Tonight Sheryl met a friend for drinks and dinner, so I was fending for myself for dinner.

I cooked a cordon bleu that we had in the freezer, eaten with plenty of mustard, with some baked beans on toast.

1st November 2022 - Schneider Bräuhaus, Munich.

Weissbiers

Sheryl has vacation from work this week (today is also a public holiday in Bavaria), so we took the opportunity to go for a Bavarian breakfast at the Schneider Bräuhaus.

We had some Weißbiers (tap 1 for Sheryl, and tap 7 for me). We also each had a pair of Weißwurst (white sausages, made with veal) and some pretzels, and we shared a portion of Obatzda

Partly because of increased hygiene requirements due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and partly because of cost cutting, pretzels are served differently than they used to be. Three years ago you would receive a basket with several pretzels, and when you paid the bill you simply had to say how many you had eaten and would be charged appropriately. Now, however, you get one pretzel on a plate, unless you specify that you want more; this can be a bit of a nuisance, because you end up having to order more.

The meal was great, although Sheryl was not happy about the sweet mustard. It is common in Bavaria to add horseradish (called Kren Bavaria) to the sweet mustard, and this time it was a lot. Sheryl really hates horseradish, and it was too mush for her to handle. I asked whether it was possible to get some without horseradish, but it was not. Next time we go there, we will take a tube of sweet mustard without horseradish with us.

Weisswurst Obatzda

31st October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Stew And Dumplings

For dinner tonight I cooked a meat stew, using another of the pieces of meat that Peter had brought us.

I made dumplings too, flavoured with some herbs, ground coriander and cardamom.

It was gorgeous.

Because there was so much meat, there was plenty to freeze for another day.

31st October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Porridge With Banana And Pecans

For our brunch today Sheryl made us porridge (oatmeal) with banana and pecans.

It was good, and fairly filling.

30th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Veal Parmesan With Capellini

Today we cooked something that Sheryl has been craving: veal parmesan. Veal (or sometimes chicken) parmesan is a standard in many Italian restaurants in the US, and Sheryl loves it.

We found a recipe video for veal parmesan by chef John, which worked really well.

We served it with capellini.

It was delicious!

30th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Cheese Scone With Goat Cheese Camembert Scone With Clotted Cream And Blueberry Jam

Sheryl made scones for brunch: some with cheese (mature cheddar and Gruyère) and some plain.

We ate the cheese scones topped with either goat-cheese camembert or Gruyère); the plain scones topped with clotted cream and jam (strawberry or blueberry).

29th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

My Margarita Quesadillas With Veg. Chili Guacamole And Sour Cream

For our dinner tonight Sheryl made quesadillas (filled with home-made refried beans and cheddar cheese), which we ate with sour cream, guacamole and some vegan chili that has been in the freezer for ages.

As usual, Sheryl made margaritas to accompany dinner.

It was gorgeous, and we ate every scrap.

29th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Toast

For today's brunch I made poached eggs on toast.

28th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Thali With Garlic Naan

We were starting to build up a lot of left over curries in the freezer, so for tonight's curry evening I served a thali: butter chicken and badam pasanda, with garlic naan.

It was really tasty.

27th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tuna Pasta Salad

Tonight I made the tuna and pasta salad that I was meant to make on Tuesday.

As that was all we had (2 bowls, like in the photo, each, there were no leftovers.

26th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Pizza My Pizza

I was supposed to cook a stew tonight, but it was the first day of my rehab/physiotherapy and I got home too late (a stew takes about 3 hours to cook properly), so we heated up frozen pizzas instead.

Sheryl had a 4-cheeses pizza topped with tuna, red onion and an egg; I had a salami and pepperoni pizza topped with red onion and an egg.

25th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Olive Garden Salad And Bread Roll

Tonight I made an Olive Garden salad, which we ate with the last of the home-made bread-rolls from the freezer.

I was supposed to make tuna and pasta salad to have with it, but I forgot. In the event, dinner was quite filling enough, so we didn't miss the tuna and pasta salad.

For dessert we ate the last of the apple and plum crumble.

24th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tonight for dinner I cooked an omelette (filled with spring onions, tomatoes, mushrooms and goat-camembert) and has browns.

23rd October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Butternut Squash Risotto With Chili Flakes Apple And Plum Crumble With Cream

For dinner tonight I cooked a butternut squash risotto, using some squash that we had frozen. We ate it sprinkled with chili flakes.

For dessert we had some more of the apple and plum crumble that I made yesterday.

23rd October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Cinnamon Roll With Cream Cheese Frosting

For brunch today Sheryl made cinnamon rolls.

For some reason they didn't rise as well as usual, but they were still good and we ate every one.

22nd October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Margarita Meat Enchiladas

For our dinner tonight Sheryl made classic (with brown sauce) enchiladas, this time with real meat.

We ate the enchiladas with some lettuce, tomato and lashings of sour cream.

As usual with Mexican food, we had margaritas.

For dessert I made an apple and plum crumble/cobbler, flavoured with plenty of cinnamon; I ate mine with cream and Sheryl ate hers with ice cream.

22nd October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Scrambled Eggs On Toast

For today's brunch I made scrambled eggs on toast

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We then had some more toast: mine with butter and marmite; Sheryl's with honey, peanut butter and cinnamon.

21st October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Butter Chicken And Mushroom With Garlic Naan

For our regular curry evening I made butter chicken and mushroom, which we ate with garlic naan (from the freezer).

It was lovely (now that food is starting to taste normal again).

There was enough left over to freeze for a thali.

20th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Truffle Tagliolini With Tomato And Truflle Sauce

For our dinner tonight I cooked truffle pasta (tagliolini) with truffle and tomato sauce (all ready made from the Käfer store).

My appetite is starting to recover at last, and I was able to eat a normal portion.

19th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

For "dinner" tonight we ate a few cookies.

18th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

My Beans On Toast

Sheryl worked late, and ate out with a colleague.

I had beans on toast for dinner (my appetite is still not recovered).

17th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl had canned tomato soup and a toasted cheese (mature cheddar) sandwich for dinner.

She made me a slice of toast, which I did not eat.

16th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Pot Pie Portion Of Chicken Pot Pie

For dinner tonight Sheryl, under my direction, cooked a chicken pot pie. It contained onions, peas, sweet-corn, carrots, mushrooms, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, coriander, chicken stock and cardamom.

For a change, instead of cooking one pie and struggling to find room in the fridge for the leftovers, we made two smaller pies.

16th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Avocado On Toast My Crunchy Peanut Butter On Toast

For brunch today Sheryl had avocado on toast; I had a slice of toast with crunchy peanut butter.

15th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Badam Pasanda And Stale Roti

For tonight's dinner I made a chicken badam pasanda.

Sheryl had planned that we would eat garlic naan with the curry, but, due to my antibiotics, I can't eat any milk products (naan is slathered in butter), so instead we heated up some roti.

The roti was very stale, so we threw it away.

15th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Toast

For our brunch today I made poached eggs on toast.

14th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Spinach Pizza With Feta And Egg My Peanut Butter On Toast

Tonight Sheryl heated up a frozen spinach pizza, topped with feta and an egg.

I, again, because of my illness, had almost no appetite, so I had a slice of toast with crunchy peanut butter.

13th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Lentil Soup With Semel

For tonight's dinner I made lentil soup with vegan wiener, served with bought bread-rolls (one with pumpkin seeds for me, and a spelt roll for Sheryl).

There was a lot left over, which we put into the freezer.

12th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Beans On Toast

Sheryl was out for dinner, and I still have very limited appetite , so I had some beans on toast.

11th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner Sheryl cooked us sausages (Nürnberger Bratwurst) with sauerkraut, fried tomatoes, toast and for me some fried mushrooms.

10th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Bacon Burger Brioche Burger

We had take-away for for dinner tonight: burgers and a portion of French fries (chips) to share, from the Hamburgerei Zwei.

Sheryl had her usual "Franzose" (French); I had a "Hamburger" with bacon (I started a course of antibiotics today, which are not compatible with milk or dairy products, so no cheese for me).

9th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tortiglioni With Ricotta, Mint And Zucchini

For dinner Sheryl (again under my direction) cooked us pasta (tortiglioni) with ricotta, zucchini and mint.

9th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Croissant And Truffle Brie

For brunch today Sheryl went across the street to the Saphir bakery to buy croissants and a Rosinenschnecke (raisin Danish pastry).

We ate the croissants with truffle brie and Gruyère.

8th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl made us chicken Caesar salad for dinner, under my direction, which we ate with garlic bread (from the supermarket).

8th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch today Sheryl made us toasted cheese (mature cheddar) and Branston pickle sandwiches.

7th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

I still have no appetite, and Sheryl doesn't want me to prepare food for her (she doesn't want to catch what I have), so Sheryl brought some sushi home from Sushi Cent.

6th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

I had no appetite this evening (my throat infection is hitting me hard), so Sheryl cooked herself a frozen 4-cheeses pizza, topped with tuna and red onion, and I ate nothing.

5th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Experimental Wine

For tonight's dinner I cooked pasta (capellini) with steamed broccoli and Alfredo sauce.

It was delicious.

We ran out of our normal red wine, so Sheryl bought three bottles of different red wines on the way home from work, and we drank one with dinner; it was actually very good.

4th October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Cordon Bleu With Swede And Braised Cabbage

For our dinner tonight I cooked veal cordon bleu with mashed swede and braised cabbage.

It was yummy.

The cordon bleu (from the supermarket) come in packs of three, so I now have one in the freezer for lunch another day.

3rd October 2022 - Armbrustschützenzelt, Munich.

Obatzda, Brezen And Beer Weisswurst And Sweet Mustard

Since today was the last day of this year's Oktoberfest, and we had vouchers for beer and food left over from our previous visit to the Wiesn (the "meadows" where the Oktoberfest is held) we decide to go there for brunch.

We went back to the Armbrustschützenzelt, because our vouchers were only valid for there.

The tent was almost empty when we arrived, but had begun to fill up (and warm up) by the time we left.

We shared a giant pretzel and some Obatzda, and each ordered a pair of Weißwurst (always served with sweet mustard).

We each drank a liter of Helles beer, and then shared one more.

We also shared a giant pickled gherkin (a pickle, to you Americans).

The service was much friendlier and more efficient than our last visit.

The food was great, and we really enjoyed ourselves.

Before we left the Wiesn we had cup of coffee at the Marstall tent, partly to get another coffee mug (you pay a deposit for the mug, which you get back if you return it).

2nd October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Fish Tacos

For dinner tonight we made fish tacos: salmon marinaded in chipotle, slaw, feta, a guacamole cream and radishes. We had a few tortilla chips on the side.

The were really lovely, and had just the perfect amount of spiciness.

For dessert Sheryl made a pumpkin and nut Swiss-roll.

2nd October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Veg., Crisps And Dip

For our brunch I prepared raw vegetables, crisps/chips and French onion dip.

1st October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Burnt Butter Pumpkin And Vodka Tortellini

Dinner tonight was an experiment. Sheryl found a recipe for tortellini (4-cheeses) in a burnt butter, pumpkin and vodka sauce.

It was not very good, and we won't be cooking that again.

1st October 2022 - Home, Munich.

Eggs Benedict With Bacon

For today's brunch I made eggs Benedict, served on home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls, and some more of that lovely thicker cut smoked bacon (still on special at the supermarket).

It was so yummy!

30th September 2022 - Taj Mahal, Munich.

Paneer Palak And Duck Taj Mahal

The original plan was for me to cook butter chicken, but that requires a solid 90 minutes at the stove, and my back is still too sore for that, so we decided to go out for a curry instead.

We went to the Taj Mahal; we hadn't been there since before the pandemic.

We had complimentary poppadoms; then I had the Chili Jheenga (Prawn) Dry and Sheryl had the Paneer (Cheese) Pakora; for our main courses Sheryl had the Palak (Spinach) Paneer and I had Duck Taj Mahal. We also ordered an onion kulcha and some roti.

Sheryl drank Helles (lager) beer and I drank Weißbier (wheat beer), with our food.

There were complimentary shots of mango liqueur after the food.

My duck main course was not so impressive (it was just crispy roast duck dumped on top of sauce), but everything else was great.

We were pretty full afterwards (neither of us could finish our main courses, and Sheryl brought her leftovers home and put them in the freezer).

None of the staff at the restaurant were people that we remembered; the downside of that is that we used to get special treatment because we were regulars (e.g. a better selection of pickles with the poppadoms), but not any more.

29th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Penne Al Arabiata

For tonight's dinner, in an attempt to compensate for yesterday's rather unhealthy dinner, I cooked penne al Arabiata.

It was just the right degree of spiciness.

28th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Club Sandwich

For tonight's dinner we made club sandwiches, which were lovely.

Sheryl was not very pleased with the bacon she had bought, because it was smoked and cut thicker than normal in Germany; I thought it was terrific.

We ate the club sandwiches with truffle crisps/chips, which were stale and very greasy.

27th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Pepperoni And Salami Pizza With Egg

Sheryl had to work late tonight, and I am still not fit enough for any serious cooking, so we had pizzas from the freezer.

I had a pepperoni and salami pizza, topped with a egg. Sheryl had a 4-cheeses pizza topped with tinned tuna and red onion.

In the end, I couldn't wait until Sheryl got home, so I ate my pizza alone.

26th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Stew And Bread Roll

Tonight I heated up some stew from the freezer, which we ate with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

It was so nice to have some proper food, after a week of hospital food.

26th September 2022 - Isar Klinikum, Munich.

On Tuesday the 20th of September I went into hospital for another operation on my back; I returned home today. I have therefore been subjected to the joys of hospital food for a week. Here are a selection of photos of my interesting hospital food.

Cheese And Salad Semel And Cheese Cevapcici With Rice And Tomato Soup
Ham, Salami And Salad Beef In Gravy With Mashed Potatoes And Mixed Veg Ham And Kraut Salad
Beef And Pasta With Melted Cheese Fish Ragout Salami, Eggs And Gherkins

19th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Porcini Tortelloni In Mushroom Sauce

For dinner tonight I cooked tortelloni (ready-made, filled with porcini) in a mushroom sauce. The sauce turned out rather lumpy, but it still tasted good.

For dessert we ate some more of the apple and blueberry crumble.

18th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Spinach Pizza With Red Onion And Feta

I was still not very hungry by dinnertime.

Sheryl had a spinach pizza topped with red onion and feta (of which I had one slice).

I also made an apple and blueberry crumble (cobbler) which we ate with cream. It was delicious.

Apple And Blueberry Crumble Apple And Blueberry Crumble With Cream

17th September 2022 - Armbrustshützenzelt, Munich.

This evening we were at the Oktoberfest (the Armbrustshützenzelt, which means the crossbow shooting tent). We had our share of the shared Brotzeitbrett (which, bizarrely doesn't include any bread) and quite a lot of giant pretzels, so we were not so hungry for our main meal; we decided to share a Käsespätzle.

We enjoyed our food, although not everyone was happy with theirs (what do you expect if you order vegan food at a Bavarian place?).

Service was very slow and the waitresses were rather grumpy, because they were understaffed.

17th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Cheese And Branston

I wasn't feeling very for brunch today (I was too full after last night's burgers) so I just had a bread-roll with some soft blue cheese and Branston pickle.

16th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tonight the painters went to the Hofbräukeller for beers and food (which they seemed really pleased with).

We stayed home and ate take-away burgers and some truffle fries from the Hamburgerei-Zwei.

Sheryl and I spent about 30 minutes reconnecting the TV and audio system (the painters finished the living room late afternoon), so that we were able to watch something after dinner.

15th September 2022 - L'Angelo della Pizza, Munich.

Because our kitchen is being painted, we went out for dinner to L'Angelo della Pizza, our favorite Italian restaurant. We took the Ukrainian painters with us and treated them.

Everyone had pizza (Sheryl usually goes for the Rigatoni Quatro Formaggi).

We drank wine, and the painters drank beer (of course).

The Ukrainians didn't seem very hungry; I suspect that they got something to eat when they went out to buy beer.

Dinner was really lovely, as it always is there.

14th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

For tonight's dinner I cooked an omelette filled with spring onions, tomatoes, mushrooms and camembert. I also made some chips (French fries), which we dipped in some truffle mayonnaise.

It was delicious.

For dessert we ate the last of the fig tart.

14th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

This afternoon I baked another batch of malt and walnut bread-rolls. I ate one (there is nothing as good as bread fresh from the oven), and put the remainder in the freezer.

13th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Fusilli Pesto

For dinner tonight I cooked pasta (fusilli) pesto, using the green (basil) pesto that Sheryl made yesterday (she makes much better pesto than me).

It was lovely.

12th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Tandoori Chicken And Semel

For dinner tonight I made a salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, spring onions and feta), which we topped with Tandoori chicken. We had some shop-bought Semel (Bavarian bread-rolls) with it.

It was very nice.

11th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Pasta Alfredo With Broccoli

Tonight I cooked pasta (capellini) Alfredo with broccoli.

It was lovely, but some more sauce would have been good (I made extra, but obviously not enough).

11th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Scrambled Eggs On Toast

I cooked scrambled eggs for our brunch today, which we served on toast.

We then ate the mango that Sheryl bought a few days ago; it was very disappointing: not properly ripe, and almost no flavour.

10th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Quesadillas, Vegetarian Chili And Sour Cream

For dinner Sheryl cooked quesadillas (filled with cheddar cheese and home-made refried beans). We ate them with a vegetarian chili that I cooked earlier in the day, and some sour cream.

We both ate two plates like the one pictured.

10th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Avocado Toast With Balsamico

For brunch today we had avocado on toast. Sheryl had malt vinegar on hers; I had aceto balsamico on mine.

We were still hungry after two slices each of avo toast, so we had more toast: marmite and cheese on mine; peanut butter, honey and cinnamon on Sheryl's.

9th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Prawn, Mushroom And Banana Satay With Rice

For our regular Friday curry evening I made a satay. Because we had no chicken, I made it with prawns. I also added mushrooms and banana. We ate it with rice.

It was OK, but nowhere as good as with chicken or turkey.

8th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salmon, Mashed Potatoes, Corn On The Cob And Tartar Sauce

Tonight I cooked salmon braised in white wine, mashed potatoes (with some nutmeg added) and corn-on-the-cob. I also made some tartar sauce.

It was lovely.

7th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Butternut Squash Risotto With Chili Flakes

I cooked a butternut squash and sun-dried tomato risotto for tonight's dinner.

As an experiment, we ate it topped with some chili flakes, which was a great success.

6th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Teriyaki Veg Stir Fry With Noodles

Tonight, for dinner, I cooked a teriyaki vegetable (broccoli,snow peas, mushrooms, baby corn cobs and onions) stir-fry with noodles. We served it with topped with a mixture of black and white sesame seeds.

It was yummy.

5th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Caesar Salad With A Burger Bun

For dinner tonight I made a chicken Caesar salad, which we ate with burger buns.

This time I really nailed the salad dressing, although I was, as usual, not allowed to add anchovies to the dressing (I mashed up a couple of anchovies to put on top of my salad, but it isn't the same).

I was really great.

4th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Half A Tuna Pizza With Coleslaw

After the brunch today we were not very hungry for dinner, so we shared a small 4-cheeses pizza topped with tuna and red onions.

I had some coleslaw with mine.

4th September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Brunch Brunch

Today we joined Isabelle and Markus in the garden for brunch, to celebrate Markus and my birthdays.

They provided a selection of bread, croissants, cheeses, fruit and fruit salad. We took some home-made eclairs and some pancakes (some with banana and some with blueberries).

We drank prosecco, water and coffee.

It was all lovely (the eclairs were very popular with their kids), and we had a great time.

Brunch Brunch

3rd September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Stew And Dumplings The Last Of The Cheesecake

For dinner I made a meat stew, using a lovely piece of meat that Peter brought us. I also made dumplings. It was really delicious. There was enough left over to freeze for another day (there was lots of meat).

For dessert we ate some of the cheesecake that Sheryl made for my birthday.

3rd September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Poached Eggs On Toast

For our brunch today I made poached eggs on toast.

2nd September 2022 - La Bouche, Munich.

Mussels Steak Tartare

Tonight we went to a restaurant, La Bouche, to celebrate my birthday (which was yesterday).

We have been to this restaurant quite a few times, and it was always excellent, but not this time. We had already noticed a steady decline in the quality and range of food and wine over the years (they used to have langoustines on the menu sometimes, which I love, but they haven't been an option for a few years).

I had half a dozen oysters for my starter, which were good. Sheryl had whelks, which were rather chewy, as they normally are (which is why I rarely eat them).

For my main course I had mussels (served with fries), which were edible but not great. They lacked garlic, and did not seem to have been cooked in white wine as moules marinière are meant to be, so they were not very tasty. Also, many of the mussels did not open, which is probably because they were not cooked long enough. I found it odd that they served them with fries; normally they are served with bread to mop up the sauce.

Sheryl ordered the steak tartare (also served with fries), which was a total disaster. The tartare tasted of dish-washing-up liquid so strongly that it was inedible (and would probably have made her sick if she had eaten it). I complained to our waiter, and he replied "What can I do?", which was not what I had expected.

Sheryl was understandably disappointed; she loves steak tartare, and had been looking forward to it since she made the reservation.

The whole evening, the service was slow and chaotic. The couple at a neighboring table left after their starters, because of the poor service.

When the bill came, I asked the waiter to bring the boss or the chef, which he failed to do, but eventually I got the boss to our table. She tasted the tartare and pronounced that it was fine, although her sample was from the opposite side to where we had eaten from, but she did at least take it off the bill.

After this disastrous dinner, coupled with the general decline in choice and standards, we will probably not return there. We just need to find another French restaurant where Sheryl can get her tartare.

After we returned home, Sheryl had a slice of my birthday cheesecake.

1st September 2022 - Home, Munich.

Truffle Pasta, And Truffle And Tomato Sauce Cheesecake With Salted Caramel Topping

For tonight's dinner I cooked truffle pasta, and truffle and tomato sauce (all bought from Käfer, the "Harrods" of Munich).

For dessert we ate some of the cheesecake (with a base made from Oreo crumbs) topped with salted caramel that Sheryl made for my birthday cake.

It was all very good, especially the cheesecake.

31st August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sheryl's Burger And Fries Dave's Burger And Fries

For dinner tonight we made burgers, with real meat (beef) for a change. I made chips (French fries) to go with them, which we dipped in truffle mayonnaise.

There was far too much meat. I made the burgers very thick, and, even so, there was a third burger (for my lunch later in the week).

They were very nice.

30th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Tuna Pasta Salad, Olive Garden Salad And Bread Roll

For dinner tonight I made an Olive Garden salad (lettuce, tomatoes, croutons, olives, peperoni, red onions and grated parmesan) and a tuna pasta salad, served with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

It was really delicious.

29th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Omelette And Malt And Walnut Bread Roll

For dinner tonight I cooked an omelette, filled with spring onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and camembert cheese, which I served with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

It was very tasty, but, again, it didn't look so good because the omelette stuck to the pan when I folded it.

28th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Spinach, Mushroom And Cheese Puff-Pastry Roll

For dinner tonight we cooked a spinach, mushroom and cheese puff-pastry roll.

It tasted lovely, but didn't look so good, because Sheryl sealed it up and then realised that she hadn't added the cheese (not the first time she has done so). She had to unseal it, add the cheese, and seal it up again, hence the mess.

28th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Mixed Scones

For brunch today Sheryl made scones: some cheese and some plain.

We at the cheese scones topped with some camembert cheese; we ate the plain scones with clotted cream and jams (strawberry for Sheryl and blueberry for me).

They were as always, excellent.

27th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Leftover Enchiladas Verde

Dinner tonight was the leftover enchiladas verde from the freezer, which we ate with sour cream and guacamole.

They were lovely.

I bought ready-made guacamole at the supermarket today. It was rubbish. They have stopped selling the brand that we used to buy, and we haven't found a good alternative (and Sheryl's last attempt to make guacamole was not a great success).

26th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Redang

For this week's curry dinner I cooked a chicken redang (a Malaysian curry), which I served with coconut rice.

It was gorgeous.

25th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Leftover Meatballs In Spicy Tomato Sauce With Capellini

For dinner tonight I heated up the leftover meat balls in spicy tomato sauce, from the freezer. I served them with capellini.

There was very little sauce in with the frozen meatballs, so I added more tinned tomatoes, herbs, and sambal oelek.

24th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salami And Pepperoni Pizza With Egg

Sheryl had to work late tonight. We had planned pizzas, and I finished cooking my pizza just as Sheryl arrived home.

I had a salami and pepperoni pizza topped with an egg (pictured); Sheryl had her usual spinach pizza topped with feta, red onion and and egg.

Sadly, I had no coleslaw to eat with my pizza.

23rd August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salami And Pepperoni Pizza With Egg

Sheryl had to work late tonight. We had planned pizzas, and I finished cooking my pizza just as Sheryl arrived home.

I had a salami and pepperoni pizza topped with an egg (pictured); Sheryl had her usual spinach pizza topped with feta, red onion and and egg.

Sadly, I had no coleslaw to eat with my pizza.

22nd August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Pot Pie

For our dinner tonight I made a chicken pot pie.

I added sweetcorn, carrots, mushrooms, chili, oregano, tarragon, mustard and chicken stock. I also decided to add some aceto balsamico, which enhanced the flavour nicely.

We both ate two plates like the one pictured.

21st August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Falafel Wrap

For dinner we made falafel wraps, also filled with lettuce, tomato, feta, home-made hummus with green olives, sour cream and hot sauce.

Sheryl bought the falafel yesterday at the kebab stand in the local shopping mall (Kebazza at Das Einstein).

For dessert we had Mr. Kipling's golden syrup sponge puddings with cream.

20th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Crackers And Gelbwurst

After our filling brunch, we were both still full at dinner time, so we decided to have a snack for dinner: crackers with various toppings (some Gelbwurst and mustard, some cheese, and for Sheryl also some nutella and peanut butter).

20th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Croque Madame

For our brunch today we made croque madame.

We had to wait until Sheryl returned from grocery shopping for the white sliced bread that we needed. Sheryl bought some a couple of days ago, specifically for the croque madame, but discovered that the pack was full of fruit flies (I guess that the package was not properly sealed), so I threw that one away and Sheryl bought some more.

We had some fruit (watermelon and strawberries) afterwards.

The brunch was delicious, and very filling.

19th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Butter Chicken With Garlic Naan

For this week's curry dinner I cooked a butter chicken, which was served with garlic naan bread.

As usual, it worked well, and we greatly enjoyed our dinner.

18th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Sweet And Sour Prawn Balls With Rice

For dinner tonight I cooked prawns in batter, served with rice and Singapore-style sweet and sour sauce.

It was delicious.

18th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Veggies And Crisps With Dip Muji French Jura Cheese Crisps

Today, for our brunch, we had raw vegetables (carrots, radishes, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and celery) and crisps/chips with French onion dip.

The crisps were French Jura cheese crisps from Muji (their own brand), which are outstanding; such a strong cheese taste; very addictive.

17th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Linguine Cacio E Pepe

For tonight's dinner we made linguine cacio e pepe (sheep's cheese and pepper).

It was so good (an explosion of cheese flavour in your mouth), although it always has that grey colour, due to the pepper.

17th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

French Toast With Strawberries

For today's brunch Sheryl made French toast. She ate hers with strawberries and maple syrup; I ate mine with blueberries and a small amount of maple syrup.

It was nice, although more Sheryl's thing than mine.

16th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Goat Cheese And Bread Rolls

For dinner tonight I made a salad, including fresh figs and walnuts, topped with goat cheese and served with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

15th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Raviolo All'Uovo, Whole Raviolo All'Uovo, Cut

For tonight's dinner we made raviolo all'uovo, topped with pieces of crispy fried bacon and sage. They are a lot of effort.

They were lovely (the egg yolk ran out when we cut them - see the photo on the right), although they probably should have been cooked a minute longer.

14th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Enchiladas Verde And Dips Apple Pie With Ice Cream

For our dinner tonight Sheryl cooked chicken enchiladas verde (with a green sauce of tomatillos and green chili).

We ate them with sour cream and some home-made guacamole (which was not very good).

The enchiladas were great.

For dessert we finished off the apple pie: Sheryl had ice cream with hers, and I had cream with mine.

14th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

For our brunch Sheryl cooked porridge (oatmeal) with banana and pecan nuts.

It was very tasty.

13th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salmon With Pesto, Green Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, And Potato And Carrot Mash

For dinner tonight we cooked (in the oven, wrapped in tin foil) salmon with green pesto, green bean, cherry tomatoes and mashed potato and carrot.

It was lovely.

13th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Scrambled Eggs On Toast

For today's brunch I made scrambled eggs (to use up the egg whites from yesterday evening's custard), served on toast.

We then had some more toast: mine with butter and marmite and Sheryl's with nutella.

12th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Badam Pasanda And Naan Apple Pie And Custard

For our curry evening I cooked a chicken badam pasanda, which we ate with garlic naan.

It was delicious, although Sheryl felt that I was a little heavy-handed with the garam masala.

There was enough to freeze for a later thali.

For dessert we ate some of the leftover apple pie, with some real egg custard (which turned out a little runnier than intended).

11th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Pasta With Mint Zucchini And Ricotta

For tonight's dinner I cooked pasta (tortiglioni) with zucchini, mint and ricotta, which was lovely.

10th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Crunch Wraps

For dinner tonight Sheryl tried something new: crunch wraps. They were filled with refried beans, cheese and chili sauce, sour cream, cherry tomatoes and lettuce.

We ate them with jalapeño poppers, more of the cheese and chili sauce, guacamole, more refried beans and sour cream.

They were OK, but not as good as the Mexican pizzas that Sheryl makes.

10th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Cheese Scones And Raisin And Cinnamon Scones

Today Sheryl made scones for our brunch.

Half were cheese scones and half were raisin and cinnamon scones (to which she added loads of cinnamon).

We ate the cheese scones with some extra cheese; we ate the others with clotted cream and fig jam.

They were delicious.

9th August 2022 - Sushi Cent, Munich.

Neither of us felt like cooking this evening, so we went to Sushi Cent for a sushi dinner.

It was great.

The owner gave us a complementary bottle of wine.

8th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Wings, Corn, Potato Salad And Dip

For tonight's dinner Sheryl made spicy chicken wings, using a recipe that she got from her sister Becky.

We ate them with some corn-on-the cob, potato salad (Bavarian style, with oil and vinegar rather than mayonnaise) and dips.

She made a ranch dressing dip for herself, and a blue cheese dip for me.

It all tasted lovely, although we both felt the wings could have been a little spicier.

8th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Crumpets

For our brunch I made crumpets.

I had just butter on mine; Sheryl had some jam on some, and then nutella.

They were lovely.

7th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Olive Garden Salad And Egg Salad Apple Pie

For dinner tonight I made an Olive Garden copycat salad, served with egg salad.

The recipe calls for finely grated parmesan, and Sheryl prefers it that way, but the fine grater was in the dishwasher, so she had to make do with shaved parmesan (the way that I prefer it).

For dessert Sheryl made an apple pie using the Preppy Kitchen recipe. Sheryl ate hers with ice-cream, and I ate mine with cream. It was lovely, although it is quite a bit of work.

7th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Porridge With Banana and Nuts

Sheryl decided on porridge (oatmeal) for breakfast, because she believes it to be healthy (which it is, until one adds sugar and maple syrup).

We added slices of banana and pieces of pecan nut to it.

6th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Prawns With Asparagus Ravioli Mirval

We fancied pasta with prawns and asparagus for dinner, but the asparagus season is over. Normally, the supermarket has mini-asparagus from south America, all year round, but they didn't have any when Sheryl went shopping. Instead she bought some asparagus-filled ravioli, and I used that to make something similar to what we wanted.

It wasn't a great success; the ravioli had very little flavour (although it still gave us both asparagus-pee).

We also decided to try a fairly expensive bottle of rosé wine: Mirval (from the estate that was bought by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie). The wine is best described as inoffensive: not too acidic, but distinctly lacking in flavour and character; a wine for people who don't really like wine; most certainly not worth the €20 that we paid; bizarre that it was voted best rosé wine in the world.

If you want a really good rosé wine, one of the best that I ever had was Odyssey, from Gozo in Malta.

6th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Croissant With Pork Paté And Mustard RosinenSchnecke

For brunch I went across the street to the Saphir bakery to buy croissants and a Rosinenschnecke (raisin Danish pastry).

We ate the croissants with Peter's pork paté and mustard.

We shared the Danish pastry.

5th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken Thai Ramen

For tonight's dinner I cooked Thai Chicken Ramen, something that we hadn't had for a while.

5th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

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For our brunch we had avocado toast; I had aceto balsamico on mine, and Sheryl had malt vinegar on hers.

We then had some cantaloupe and blackberries.

4th August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Margaritas Fake Meat Tacos

For dinner tonight we made tacos (hard-shell), using vegan meat substitute.

Sheryl made us margaritas as well.

For dessert we had canoli: real canoli that Sheryl bought at "Eataly".

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3rd August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Venison With Pasta

Tonight I cooked the piece of venison that Peter brought us recently.

I sliced it thinly and cooked it in a sauce with onions, mushrooms, mustard, tarragon, oregano, vermouth and cream. I served it with pasta (capellini).

It was really gorgeous: the meat was tender and full of flavour.

I had another of the leftover cheesecakes for dessert; Sheryl had chocolate.

2nd August 2022 - Home, Munich.

Salad With Tandoori Prawns And Bread Roll

For tonight's dinner I made a green salad topped with tandoori prawns, and served with home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls.

The tandoori prawns were especially good this time; no idea why.

1st August 2022 - Home, Munich.

VeganSausageInBreadRollWithBakedBeansAug2022

Tonight's dinner was a bit experimental. We made "hot dogs" using vegan sausages, served in home-made malt and walnut bread-rolls, with some baked beans (not normal baked beans, but 5-bean baked beans) on the side.

The vegan sausages were not great; they were "Beyond Sausages" (we had high hopes, because the "Beyond Burgers" are rather good), but they had no flavour at all, and if it hadn't been for the mustard that we used would have been hard to finish.

The 5-bean baked beans really tasted just the same as normal baked beans.

31st July 2022 - Home, Munich.

Club Sandwich And Crisps

For dinner tonight we made club sandwiches, served with crisps/chips.

They were, as always, delicious.

For dessert I had one of the leftover cheesecakes; Sheryl had a piece of date cake (which we had in the freezer for ages) with some cream.

31st July 2022 - Home, Munich.

Today we had brunch in the garden, with Isabelle and Markus (and kids).

We took some scotch eggs (which I cooked yesterday) and some individual lemon cheesecakes with mango topping (which Sheryl baked yesterday).

The scotch eggs proved popular. The cheesecakes were also good, despite Sheryl forgetting one of the ingredients (flour).

30th July 2022 - Home, Munich.

Baked Feta And Tomato Pasta

For tonight's dinner I cooked baked feta and cherry tomato pasta.

It wasn't quite as good as usual, because I didn't add enough tomatoes.

30th July 2022 - Home, Munich.

Raw Veg, Chips And Dip

For today's brunch I served a selection of raw vegetables, crisps/chips and French onion dip.

Today we needed to eat healthily, because tomorrow's brunch will be very unhealthy.

29th July 2022 - Home, Munich.

Chicken And Mushroom Satay With Rice

For our dinner tonight I cooked a chicken and mushroom satay, which I served with rice.

It was, as usual, gorgeous.

There was enough left over to freeze for a thali.

28th July 2022 - Home, Munich.

Duck-Egg Omelette With Zucchini Fritters

For tonight's dinner I cooked a duck-egg omelette (the last of the duck-eggs that Peter brought us) and zucchini and potato fritters.

It was lovely.

27th July 2022 - Home, Munich.