Jam Sessions #2: Elderberry Juice

Breakfast, Recipes


“Isn’t it fascinating how the nature provides us with precisely the fruit you need to cure the flu precisely when we need it most?”

The harvest, continued. My mum asked this question yesterday after me and my brother had frantically picked 10 kilos of apples, two kilos of pears, a bowl full of blackberries and filled our two biggest pans with enourmous amounts of elderberries (we just couldn’t stop). “Isn’t it fascinating?”, she asked. And I thought, she was right, indeed.

Making elderberry juice is incredibly easy, inexpensive (they literally grow on every corner) and you can produce large quantities of it very quickly. Elderberries are antioxidants and contain large quantities of vitamin A (to strenghten your immune system, B6 (for your nervous system) and C (to eradicate free radicals). Just one cup of elderberry juice will provide you with 78 procent of your daily vitamin C dose! And you know what: It’s super delicious, too. You know that flu season will start sooner than you’d like, so you should better get plucking and stock up your shelf!


Jam sessions #1: Pear, lemon and balm jam

Breakfast, Recipes

“You reap what you see.”

The harvest. This week I’m at my parents place in an old farm-house with a garden the size of a football field (such lucky people). Oh how I wish to have a garden in Berlin! Anyhow, I decided to take a part of their orchard with me in the form of jam jars and juice bottles. And so I begun plucking and cooking (believe me it was a large-scale production). As a result I’ve got a brand-new recipe for you today and one will follow tomorrow. VoilĂ : a recipe for pear and lemon jam with a hint of lemon balm.

All ends with beginnings

The Journey

“What keeps the planet spinning

The force from the beginning”


This is the first page of our new website. On The Healthy & The Tasty you will soon explore the philosophy of food in a constant maneuvre between healthy choices and delicious treats, providing you with recipes, insights on health and endulgement and document our journeys in search for even healthier and tastier menues abroad.