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

Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful…

…actually it isn’t, not yet.  It’s been snowing since this morning, everything is coated in white, it looks just beautiful.  The frightful bit will come tomorrow, when the roads aren’t cleared and will… Continue reading

Sour Cream Cookies

The last of the Christmas baking is done.  These sour cream cookies are from another recipe I found in some magazine or other, and I’ve been making them for a couple of years… Continue reading

Chocolate Covered Bread

Just thought I’d share this little discovery I made the other day when I was making chocolate truffles.  I was really torn whether to actually share that recipe, but I love giving these… Continue reading

Cinnamon Stars

My third batch of Christmas cookies is done – cinnamon stars, traditional ones this time.  Since I discovered this recipe three years ago, I love making these.  Unfortunately I cannot remember which magazine… Continue reading

Coconut Lime Macaroons

Today I did my second batch of Christmas baking from a recipe out of Living at Home magazine – coconut lime macaroons.  When I set out the ingredients, I realised once again how… Continue reading

(Not So) Plain Christmas Cookies

I’ve been meaning to start the Christmas baking early this year, but it’s only today that I was finally able to make time.  The cookies I made are rather plain ones.  The recipe… Continue reading