Coriander & Mango Pesto and a Steak Sandwich

The days of stomach pains and hunger are over. But you probably won’t believe what the first thing was that I had – after checking with my doc on Friday whether it was… Continue reading

A week of lying low

I had plans. Very yummy plans. My fridge was – and still is – full to bursting. With my favourite fruit – nectarines and raspberries -, American bacon, American beef tenderloin, vegetables from… Continue reading

Avocado & Buffalo Mozzarella Bruschetta

This is one of the 14 recipes I’ve earmarked in the July issue of essen & trinken magazine. And I’ve already made it twice within a fortnight, once to see if it’s guest proof,… Continue reading


This one runs under the Living category of this blog, so no food talk today! All through May and June, until the beginning of July, we had the most fantastic weather. Unfortunately, the… Continue reading

Tomato Salad with Lemon Vanilla Dressing

About two or three years ago, at a stage where I had decided not to buy any more cookbooks because I had realised I wasn’t using them much apart from for inspiration, I… Continue reading

Long overdue…

Way back in March, when one my posts was featured on Freshly Pressed,  I was one of 11 lucky people given a “Stylish Blogger Award” by Melissa over at Life is Grace. Thank… Continue reading

Parchment Baked Beetroot & Potatoes

Despite my mission to come up with my own recipes, I wanted to share this one with you. It’s from a German food mag called essen & trinken, and they have some fantastic… Continue reading

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

After having guests over for dinner the other weekend, I found myself with a mountain of surplus tomatoes. I made a tomato salad that required different kinds of tomatoes, so shopping for them, … Continue reading

Cherry Ice Cream

Welcome to the last of the cherry posts for the season. I had a lot of fun with this pretty fruit, and while I was preparing the cherries for this ice cream, I… Continue reading

Cherry Walnut Cookies

So I’ve used cherries from a glass for my first cherry post, and fresh ones for the second. Which left me with only one more option to try. Another variation on the basic… Continue reading

Tête de Moine with Cherry Pepper Sauce

Here comes the next installment of the cherry series. This one came about rather unplanned, as I had been meaning to make something else entirely, namely a strawberry carpaccio with Tête de Moine,… Continue reading

Black Forest Gateau Muffins

During a coffee break at work the other day we were talking about Black Forest Gateau, how exactly you make it, if it’s a lot of work and so on. Although what with… Continue reading