I am a cook and a gardener. Naturally the pace and content of this blog is determined by what lands in my kitchen from my garden, and by what’s in season. In my cooking I like to use as many fresh, local ingredients as possible (click here for a list of my favorite local places to shop).
When I am not in my garden or in my kitchen, you can find me at my desk writing about gardening topics for The Spruce or Food52.
As a native of Germany (see my cookbook which was intially published in 2004 and lead to my blog Spoonfuls of Germany) where summers are often cool and rainy, it will always astound me that I can grow melons in my garden in northeast Pennsylvania! I love to explore other cuisines and find that there is often no need to reach for ingredients shipped from far away. You can very well cook ethnic and grow or buy local.
Originally this blog was called My Gardener’s Table. I renamed it in November 2016 because it reflects better who I am: a immigrant from a bicultural family, fortunate to land in the United States with a Green Card, who became a gardener and who, with every gardening season, put down more roots in America. You can read more about why I renamed my blog here.
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Guten Tag, Nadia. I just want to let you know how much I admire and like your Gardener’s Table. (It tells so much about your love of gardening, of cooking but also of your open eyes and mind concerning people and things around you) – great! I am quite a mediocre family cook and even less a gardener but feel well with many of the things you do or have done. Thank you !! ( sorry if my english sounds somehow strange I am German and live in Berlin)
Thank you for the kind compliment. And no worries about your English, it is perfectly fine 🙂
This is a little off topic, but I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your book Spoonfuls of Germany. My father who is German decent, is celebrating his 93rd birthday this year, and my sister and I plan to do a good old fashioned German dinner for him, using recipes out of your book.
Have a great day.
Glen Burnie, MD
Thanks, Rob. So what recipes from the book will you be cooking?
Wie schön beschrieben!!!