Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, joyful and peaceful holidays, and that those of you who entertain and cook for family and friends have fun and enjoy doing so! Kiki Advertisements

Poppy Seed Cookies with Plum Filling

Two weeks ago I visited my crafting friend to make a Christmas edition of “spa products” that we made earlier in the year. We had a coffee break and she brought out Christmas… Continue reading

Improvisation On Polish Bean Soup {Zupa Fasolowa}

  I can’t even remember how I came to want to make Polish bean soup, it was likely reading about it in a novel, which is often what inspires me to try something.… Continue reading

Coffee Cake

Hello, my name is Kiki, and I’m a coffee junkie. Now, I’m quite sensible on the topic of what’s good for a person and what isn’t. In my opinion, there’s nothing much bad… Continue reading

Tender Leaf Salad with Pumpkin, Bacon & Brussels Sprouts

For the first time in a long while I strolled over the Friday market last week with absolutely no idea what I wanted to cook at the weekend. It was only when I… Continue reading

Orange & Red Onion Salad

This week at the office lunch a colleague showed us food pics from her vacation in Sicily. One of the side dishes happened to be oranges with black olives, which immediately triggered a… Continue reading

Pear Puff Pastries

I know, I know… looking at the homepage of this blog people might think this is a fruit blog! I don’t remember being so fruit focused the previous years, but it seems like… Continue reading

Boozy Blueberry Muffins

Autumn has arrived, and with it the appropriate weather. Driving home from work on Friday, there were fascinating little dried leaf tornadoes whirling in the middle of the street. The leaves had, of… Continue reading

Caraway & Coriander Chicken with Hot & Cheesy Sweet Potato Rounds

What a change in weather – just when you thought autumn had arrived a little early, summer comes back with very high temperatures. They’re supposed to last until the end of next week,… Continue reading

Hazelnut Baked Figs

  A few years ago I was gifted a tiny bottle of violet syrup. It’s used to top up with e.g. Prosecco, but I decided I’d drizzle it over figs, add some goats… Continue reading

Blueberry Crumble

We’ve had such a fantastially hot summer here in Germany with temps of up to 38°C, then the last two weeks of August they dropped to 24°C, which of course is still summer… Continue reading

White Currant Ice Cream

Last week at the Friday market I bought white currants, mainly for photography practice purposes, but of course I intended to use them in baking afterwards. I didn’t get to bake after all,… Continue reading