Violet Carrot Mini Quiches

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has a couple of dishes that make a regular appearance at birthdays, parties, bring-alongs…  Mine is leek quiche.  Funnily, I’m not a real fan of… Continue reading

Measurements & Conversions

Just a quick note that I’ve added Measurement Conversion links to the right column. This weekend, while baking and cooking, I found myself using both my German scales and my American measuring cups; … Continue reading

Blood Orange Panna Cotta with Caramelised Oranges

I’ve gotten over the coconut, but obviously I’m still into blood oranges.  I had some freshly pressed juice left over and was searching my brain for ways to use it up.  I can… Continue reading

Coconut & Passion Fruit Squares

Another coconut one?  Yes, but it’ll be the last one with a coconut theme for a while, I promise.  This one only came about because I had so much coconut milk left over… Continue reading

Coconut, Basil & Lime Pralines

Last weekend, the friends with whom I attended the Praline Workshop back in November 2010 and myself decided to apply our knowledge and make some pralines.  As in the workshop, each of us… Continue reading

Coconut & Lime Ice Cream

I know, not really the season, is it?  Unless you live in Southern spheres, maybe. But ever since I made that Margarita Ice Cream last year, I’ve been meaning to make it again. … Continue reading

Pink Grapefruit & Mint Marmalade

Here’s another childhood food story.  While making Blood Orange & Vanilla Marmalade last week, I was wondering what other seasonal fruit I’d like to make jam of.  I didn’t have to think long… Continue reading

Blood Orange & Vanilla Marmalade

As a kid you wouldn’t get me to eat blood oranges.  The word blood was so off-putting I didn’t even want to look at the things.  Nowadays I love them.  Last year I… Continue reading

Winter Salad with Apple & Cranberry Dressing

Dinner for four last night.  Food turned out really well, but the circumstances that got us to a great evening weren’t very helpful.  And I’d like to apologise straight away for the sorry… Continue reading

Glühwein – Mulled Wine

What an absolutely beautiful day we had today, just like you wish every winter day was – snow still piled high outside, not too cold, sun shining brightly.  Quite a fitting day to… Continue reading

Out With The Old, In With The New

I’m not referring to tomorrow being New Year’s Eve.  Shortly before Christmas I was finally completely fed up with my dining chair covers.  At some point during the last two years they’d acquired… Continue reading

Oven Baked Pork Fillets with Onion & Mustard Topping

The family came for lunch today, so I tried to impress them.  It worked :-) .   I pulled out all the stops with the visuals, too, using my grandmother’s flatware and silver cutlery.… Continue reading