Settler house In February 2018 we bought a settler house in Mecklenburg. In this category we share our thoughts, ideas and experiences around our house: the renovation, our vegetable garden, the greenhouse… Mixed crops in the kitchen gardenWe plant our vegetables in mixed crops. The plants are combined in such a way that they can benefit from each other. Our vegetable seed listIn order not to lose the overview growing so many varieties of vegetables, we created a seed table with which we work throughout the year. Self-sufficiency from the vegetable gardenWe have thought about how long we can and want to provide ourselves with the produce from our garden. Conscious Consumption[sponsored] Our joint event with Manufactum in the settler house revolved around the topic of “conscious consumption”. Preserving in the dehydrator[sponsored] By drying fruits and veggies from our garden in the dehydrator we preserve the flavors of the summer. Barbecue with Fermented Greens[sponsored] We visited Olaf of Schnelles Grünzeug to create recipes for a BBQ with his fermented vegetables. Fascination HoneybeeAbout our two honeybee colonies and species-appropriate beekeeping. Herbal Tea from our GardenFrom a mixture of edible perennials we conserve the summer as tea. April showers bring May flowersAfter four months of hard work it’s done: our new vegetable garden is ready. Rustic & Raw Workshop April 2019Impressions of a wonderful first workshop in our settlers house. Let’s start into a new garden yearPlans and ideas for our new vegetable garden. Winter HarvestOur garden is in winter sleep, but the preparations for the new season are already in full swing. The Edible Country[sponsored] With this special project, Sweden becomes the world’s largest gourmet restaurant. Greenhouse GatheringThe plants are out of the greenhouse and some cosiness has moved in. Festive table decoration with instant pictures[Sponsored] We introduce you to our ideas for a minimalistic festive decoration. Give & Enjoy[Sponsored] Our event with Manufactum has become a little tradition. This time, besides the culinary enjoyment, it was also about giving. Pumpkin, bread and bonfireFor their format “Your shot. Your story.” the guys from Adobe has looked over our shoulders as food photographers. Settler House InteriorWith beating hearts, we finally present you the finished result of our renovation in the settler house. Harvest FestivalWe thank Mother Nature for a great first garden year and would like to share some thoughts with you. Our Greenhouse, a First Résumé[sponsored] We tell you how our greenhouse went on in the first garden year. A little cook book with instant photos[Sponsored] With the instant photos of instax we have created a small recipe book, which we give away to one of you. Wood, Steel and Concrete[sponsored] The heart of our settler house is made of black steel, brushed wood and polished concrete. GROM – From Farm to Cup[sponsored] We made our way to Turin to test the supposedly best gelato. Celebrating the new home for our young plants[sponsored] After a lot of hard work finally a greenhouse is in the garden and our young plants can move into their new home. When the cherry trees are bloomingA little update from our settler house. Carattere Siciliano – 150 Years Averna[sponsored] At the 150 jubilee of Averna we could see how extensively Sicilians celebrate traditions. Krautkopf x MichelbergerTogether with the restaurant of the Michelberger hotel we have invited for a Sunday lunch. Of clay, lime and brick[sponsored] It will be some time before the last brushstroke is drawn in our house. We’ll open the door anyway. Thoughts about our gardenWe are curious how our 3200 sqm property will transform over the year. Our Settler HouseA long-cherished dream finally comes true! Vegan ChristmasWe prepared a festive banquet at the Manor Rensow and served filled savoy cabbage, potato roll with mushrooms and a port sauce Rustic & Raw Workshop IICozy and autumnal we go to the second round of our Rustic & Raw workshop in Mecklenburg. Good things from Grete’s gardenFor the third time we visited Grete on her organic farm in Mecklenburg and enjoyed country life. Apéro Botanico[Sponsored] A cozy get-together, one room full of flowers and plants, nice talks, botanical drinks and delicious food. Cooking event with Manufactum II[Sponsored] Our cooking evening with Manufactum went into the second round. Once again, we have cooked an autumn menu with wonderful guests. Of Knowledge to Act[Sponsored] How can you make a healthy and balanced diet easier for everyone in everyday life? Fire, Earth, WaterWe will take you on a culinary adventure in Sweden. The Poetry of the Woods[Sponsored] The forest with its fragrances, sounds and light moods has a healing effect and is pure inspiration. Harvesting, weeding, summer rainSince our last visit, Gretes farm in Mecklenburg has turned into a purest vegetable paradise. About tree houses and campfire breadLazing away half of the day in the tree house, picking peas and baking cakes. That’s weekend! Rustic & Raw WorkshopIncredibly inspired, we came back home from our Rustic & Raw Workshop. It was a memorable adventure we’d love to share with you. Scotland Road Trip[Sponsored] We will tell you about our roadtrip through the rough nature of Scotland. Mecklenburg, oh MecklenburgHow to make half of the bread dough on the kitchen floor. Linden sprouts, ashweed, and asparagusGrilled asparagus smoked in hay, pesto from ashweed and bronze fennel, cauliflower soup with linden sprouts. Sowing, pricking, plantingWe spent a few spring days at Gretes Gemüsehof in Mecklenburg. The beauty of simplicityWe went to the countryside with some friends to get away from it all and fight the winter blues. About Trulli, Stone Ovens and Lemon TreesWe enjoyed the flavour of Apulia and the hospitality of the Italians. Sassi di MateraDuring the first part of our trip to Italy we find ourselves in another time. Krautkopf meets IN SEARCH OF[Sponsored] Put two blogs in a rum pot and see what happens… New Zealand Road TripWe take you on our adventure through the wilderness of New Zealand. A culinary journey through AucklandWhen we explore a city, we do not look at the sights, but their restaurants. Cooking event with Manufactum[Sponsored] Together with Manufactum we organized a cozy cooking event. One weekend in UtrechtWe were in the Netherlands to present our book and brought along the story. Homeschool food styling & photography workshopThe first food styling and photography workshop in our own four walls. In the CountrysideA story about a wonderful weekend in the countryside. Autumn BBQ with FriendsWe used the last sun beams and warm temperatures to spend an autumn barbeque with friends. Book Release PartyWe celebrated a cookbook release party with 4 dishes from the book. Food Styling & Photography WorkshopImpressions from our first Krautkopf CLASSROOM workshop for food styling and food photography in Berlin. Food Swap – Apple for Pear[Sponsored] We shared delicious sweet and savory treats with our readers. Private Loft DinnerImpressions of our first private dinner and the recipes for the mediterranean summer menu. Stone Oven Pizza and Olive BreadA big dream came true. Yannic finally had the chance to bake pizza in a stone oven.