Muffins with wild strawberries

Good things happen, when you go running. Like today, I went running along one of my usual running routes, a cycling path surrounded by woods. And as it happened, there were wild strawberries growing along the path, like all the way. So when I finished my training, I picked a cup and ran back, this…

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Matcha tea marble loaf

I was organizing a slideshow evening to show some friends the photos from my travel to Japan and I was looking for a suitable accompanying dessert. At first, I wanted to do something with the red bean paste (anko), but browsing the net for inspiration I found a recipe for a marble cake with matcha…

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Peanut butter cookies

I know several great recipes with peanut butter, like this banana, strawberry and peanut butter milkshake from GreenKitchenStories. Unfortunately, the recipe requires only very little peanut butter, and when I open a jar, I always end up eating it all, before I know it. So this time, after my morning smoothie, I quickly decided to…

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Kasutera or Japanese sponge cake

Kasutera, now included in the realm of Japanese sweets, is actually not of Japanese origin. It came to Japan with Portugal sailors and missionaries in the 16th century. The novelty was the use of eggs as an ingredient and the baking in the oven. Traditional Japanese sweets are namely more often steamed and eggs are…

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Walk Japan: Kunisaki Trek

True, you don’t have to travel half across the world to have a good hike. Europe also has mountains. And long-distance walking trails. And pilgrimage routes, for that matter. But when R. suggested we did a hike in Japan, I didn’t hesitate. I was stressed and overworked and the idea of taking a couple of…

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Vegan chewy cookies

I found this recipe on another blog and I fell in love with the cookies from the first bite. But I wouldn’t be me, if I didn’t change something in this recipe. I reduced the amount of sugar, eliminating the white sugar entirely. I added, however, sugar cane molasses, because I had a jar of…

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