Calamares With Chili Garlic Mayonnaise

Fried squid rings - also called calamares or calamari - like most seafood dishes, are prepared in no time at all. Surprisingly, many people buy them as a convenience product with analog breading although preparing them fresh is very little work and produces way better results.


Raspberry Ice Cream

Raspberry ice cream used to be available in printed form only, at least in my childhood. In many a children’s book it was a ubiquitous synonym for an ideal summer. But life is not always a bowl of cherries. Not a single ice cream parlor in Cologne had raspberry ice cream on offer those days.


Crunchy Hot Tofu With Vegetables

The photograph of Black Pepper Tofu had inspired me to buy “Plenty” by Yotam Ottolenghi. I tried the tofu recipe right away, but it did not immediately become one of my favorites: Too much tofu for my taste, not enough vegetables and way too much black pepper. And either chillies should dominate or black pepper but not both. However, all other recipes from “Plenty” that I have tried out so far were fantastic, I can absolutely recommend the book.


Spagetthi aglio, olio e peperoncino

Spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino — spaghetti with olive oil, garlic, and hot peppers — are a classical dish of the Neapolitan cuisine. The recipe is the one to go for when you have to cook something really special in no time at all.


Cod In Breadcrumbs With Vegetable Rice and Remoulade

In a fast-food restaurant “Nordsee” Aleko recently developed a new enthusiasm for fish. However, “fiiish” is only fish for him, when it has been breaded and shares the plate with vegetable rice and a generous serving of remoulade. Fortunately, the same results can be achieved at home in reasonable time with fresh products.

Finding Related Posts in Jekyll

LSI for Jekyll can get slow and did not produce satisfying results for my site. I therefore wrote my own little plug-in, hand-tailored for my needs, that does the same job quite well and quite fast.

Nested <use> inside SVG <symbol>

Nested <use> elements inside of SVG <symbol> elements do not seem to work in any browser that I have at hand. The only solution that I could think of was inlining the use elements with cheerio. That solution is admittedly awkward but at least it works.


Königsberger Klopse

Königsberger Klopse, Königsberg meatballs are the flagship of the prussian cuisine. The unusual mixture of minced meat with anchovies and capers turns ordinary meatballs in white sauce into something remarkable

Don't Use Warnings In Perl!

The Perl pragma “use warnings” is a major nuisance. But it is still part of the boilerplate code of many Perl module authors who are not aware to which extent they are harrassing their users and their users’ users by forcing them to become involuntary beta testers.