Credits: Woks of Life

2016-10-16: Made this with boned pork shoulder because I couldn’t find any bone-in; and we omitted the hamhock because I couldn’t find any of that either. It still smells delicious. (And it takes two Dutch ovens.)


Fried Cabbage

  • 1 head curly cabbage
  • 3 onions, or more
  • 1-2 packages lardons

Slice the onions and the curly cabbage thinly. Fry lardons, remove from pan but retain grease. Fry onions in grease. Add cabbage, and steam/fry until cooked but still crispy. Add the lardons back in.

Good by itself or over egg noodles.

Credits: Me.



Bacon-Wrapped Roasted Pumpkin with Onions

  • 1 Hokkaido pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 onions
  • 6 pieces of bacon
  • 2 T aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1/2 T olive oil
  • Fresh ground seasalt
  • Rosemary (fresh preferred, otherwise dried is OK)

Preheat oven to 200C. Cut the pumpkin in half, and remove the seeds and pith. Cut each half into sixths. Peel the onions, but do not cut off the bottoms. Cut into quarters. Take two slices of pumpkin, and set an onion quarter inside. Wrap a slice of bacon around, and fasten with a toothpick. Do this for the remaining 10 slices, so you end up with six packages. Oil a glass baking dish. Place the packages in the dish.

Mix the vinegar, syrup, and oil with the seasalt and rosemary. Drizzle over the packages (you might want to open up each package to put the glaze directly onto the onion so that it soaks up rather than runs down).

Bake for about 25 minutes.

Credits: Me. All me. Replicate at your own risk.

2013-12-22: pumpkin


  • 500g dried spätzle
  • ~500g grated cheese, a mix of Gouda, Parmesan, and one other random Bavarian cheese since I didn’t see Gruyere or Emmentaler at the store. More would not be bad.
  • 3 onions (could easily have doubled this)
  • butter

Bring water to boil, cook spätzle. Slice the onions into thin rings, and fry in butter over low heat until they begin to brown.

Butter a big glass baking tray. Layer spätzle, onions, and cheese as many times as you can (I got three), with cheese being the topmost layer. Put in 200C oven, bake ~7-10 minutes until browning.

Enjoy with spicy sausages. Also good with mushrooms and bacon added.

Credits: Originally posted on LJ

11-04-2013: Made with bacon bits and mushrooms, Parmesan, Bayernthaler, and Leerdammer. Cook the bacon bits first, then remove from pan and use bacon grease along with butter to fry onions and mushrooms.

27-10-2013: Made with 125g Parmesan, 200g Emmentaler, and 200g Gruyere — a very good mix, turned out nice and cheesy. Also, 5 (small) onions, a comparable amount of mushrooms, and the good lardons.