These days I've been buried into “Die echte deutsche Küche”, a culinary book that I own for some years now, but usually ignore. The cold weather outside, however, is asking for a hearty German meal. Today I prepared Maultaschen – savory meat stuffed dough pockets from Swabia /Schwaben/.
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Throughout the years, I've tried this dish several times in different restaurants. It has always been delicious and I've always wanted to prepare it at home. Serving soup in a bread pots is a perfect way to indulge yourself after winter outdoor activities. And the best part - once you're finished with the meal, there are no dishes to wash;)
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Stuffing pumpkin with mushrooms and cream sounds pretty simple, but the combination of sweet and salty tastes and earth flavors makes a wonderful autumn vegetarian meal ... if you love pumpkin, of course;)
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In a large pan, sauté the finely chopped onions and garlic in olive oil, until translucent. Dice the tomato and add to the pan. Add a handful of finely chopped fresh parsley and thyme leaves. Season with salt and pepper, add a dash of white wine and toss in the mussels. Stir well and cover to steam.
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Melt the butter in a pan and cook the onions over low heat until soft and translucent. Slice the zucchini and carrots into 1/4 inch thick slices. Add them to the pan, cover and cook for another 10 minutes or until tender. Season with salt and sprinkle with chopped dill. Meanwhile, beat the eggs with the flour. Stirr in the half and half, and add a pinch of salt.
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