What is guacamole made of? Guacamole is a traditional Mexican spread or dip (some would even call it a salad, but I’m calling this nonsense) made from crushed avocado, jalapeño peppers, cilantro, lime juice, and spices. Mexicans traditionally make it in a molcajete, their version of mortar and pestle (that looks incredibly cool and which […]
This Herbed Potato Salad with Capers and Onions is one of my favorite ways of preparing potatoes. While still warm, baby potatoes are tossed with a rich salad dressing made from fresh herbs, mustard, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. This way, potatoes perfectly absorb all flavors from the dressing and we’re getting a great […]
Cranachan is a traditional Scottish dessert with whiskey, oatmeal, and raspberries that celebrates the raspberry harvest. This quick and easy no-bake raspberry dessert is sweetened with honey and is immediately ready for serving! This is a great recipe for unexpected guests. For me, this quick raspberry dessert is like a real summer in the glass. […]
Lately, I’m totally into simple, rustic desserts, and apple crumble fits perfectly to that category: simple, rustic fruit dessert that is baked in the oven. Besides apples, crumble filling usually consists of peaches, berries, apricots, plums, pears and if you’re lucky, rhubarb. This apple crumble was the first thing I baked just after the earthquake […]
If you look around your kitchen or pantry, you’ll see that you already have a few ingredients that you can use to dye your Easter eggs naturally. Take a look at your spice shelf: those tiny jars of yellow turmeric powder or intensely red paprika are luring you with their vibrant colors. Black tea, rooibos […]
But before I start my praises to this wonderful ingredient, it might be a good idea to define what tahini paste is and where does it come from, right? Simply put, tahini is a thick, rich paste with a very specific nutty flavor that is obtained by grinding sesame seeds. The seeds may be toasted […]
Thanks to the good people I’m surrounded with, so far I have collected a beautiful collection of old, vintage cookbooks. So, thank you again for that, you know who you are. 😉 Some of them belonged to my grandmothers. Some of them to someone’s aunts. Some are written in beautiful handwriting that very few people […]
And man, oh man, look at that color! Beautiful, right? I have one tiny problem with smoothies. Drinking smoothies don’t go hand in hand with my routine of drinking coffee/black tea. The morning I decide to start with a freshly prepared smoothie means I cannot have my caffeine dose when I need it. And I […]
I’ll just start this post in the most modest way possible: these are the softest, the most beautiful, BEST EVER Linzer cookies I’ve ever made in my life! And tried, obviously. These Linzer cookies will melt in your mouth and this is greatly due to one every day but very important ingredient! Starting this post, […]
The old school bus arrives in my tiny village. I’m going out on the last station with a too heavy bag that I can’t wait to get off my back. While I walk those few hundred yards to my house my nose usually becomes red as Rudolf’s and my toes are cold because my feet […]
Who am I?
One enthusiastic individual who is devoted to cooking and trying out new food, who is amateur in the kitchen and photography, but who really knows how to enjoy little things in everyday life. Welcome to my blog!