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).
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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