Humble crumble: easy finish to a perfect dinner

Blueberry and Pineapple Crumble

When it comes to desserts the world seems to fall into two camps: chocolate lovers and fruit lovers. No one will ever accuse me of short-serving my many chocolate-loving guests, but this one’s for the other half. This simple blueberry and pineapple crumble will delight all fruit lovers at the dinner table, and maybe even… 

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Vine-riped Tomatoes

Easy Tomato Salad

While summer is still months away and the winter here in New York seems never-ending, I did feel the urge to eat a Tomato Salad the other day. A risky endeavor, because often the tomatoes we find in the vegetable isle are mealy and lack that luscious, summary aroma that a foodie craves. In the… 

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Poached Pears with Creme Anglaise and Almond Brittle

Poached Pears with Creme Anglaise and Almond Brittle

Fruit-based desserts rank high for me as a delicious ending to an elegant dinner with friends. They satisfy my sweet tooth while not being too filling. And as a figment of my imagination I believe they are good for you. This recipe for Poached Pears with Creme Anglaise and Almond Brittle is easy to prepare… 

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The perfect winter cabbage

Brussels Sprouts Recipe—the German Way

The last days of winter inspire me to cook one my favorite winter vegetables one last¬†time before the big thaw. Brussels sprouts are healthy, tasty, and affordable—a nice combo, right? I like Brussles sprouts (or, in the singular, Brussels sprout) in almost any configuration, but the German way is one of my favorites. Kudos go… 

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Jan Siegmund

Welcome to my new Blog – Cooking delicious food for friends and family

For the last 12 months I have been happily blogging away on my Tumblr: ¬†food adventures, victories—and failures—in my kitchen. Now it’s time to step it up and venture into the big world of wordpress. Cooking great food to the best of my ability has long been a passion of mine. I started cooking in… 

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