Exotic Pineapple Rice

In my youth, Toast Hawaii was the height of food fashion.  Slice of toast, ham, pineapple, topped with cheese – in the oven – ready.  We loved that!  Even if quite laughable today,… Continue reading

Impromptu White Chocolate Pralines aka Leftover Choc Experiment

One of the unexpected finds when clearing out my kitchen cupboards was a pack of white couverture.  I kept thinking back to some shop bought sweets consisting of freeze-dried raspberries covered in white… Continue reading

Just a little lifestyle update…

I’ve been a little unhappy with the state of my kitchen for the last year or so.  A few years ago, when we painted the kitchen, I decided to get rid of the… Continue reading

Bear’s Garlic Pesto

A lot of people I know love bear’s garlic, and every year when it’s in season they get quite excited about it.  I had never tried it, so couldn’t understand the excitement, really. … Continue reading

Cherry Cake Muffins with Lemongrass Scented Cream

A friend of mine gave me this cherry cake recipe what seems like aeons ago.  And the other day I noticed I hadn’t made this cake in aeons.  When you see such fabulous… Continue reading

Blood Orange & Campari Ice Cream

As you might have gathered from previous posts, I have quite a liking for blood oranges.  (And I promise this will be the last you’ll hear of blood oranges from me for a… Continue reading

Chai Tea Infused Hot Chocolate On A Stick

The weather has improved over the last two weeks, and it’s been sunny every day, even though it’s still coldish because of the wind, and definitely nippy come late afternoon.  And where there… Continue reading

Pumpkin Ravioli with Vanilla Butter

Before I start this post properly, let me just say something – I’m speechless.  Although shell-shocked would be more appropriate.  When I logged out of this site on Thursday evening, everything was  normal. … Continue reading

Muesli Bars

There are a few food items you read about over and over again.  Like macarons.  I can meanwhile understand the obsession with macarons, because I’ve tried some.  Shop-bought – I couldn’t be bothered… Continue reading

A little announcement

A quick info for everyone who speaks German:  I have just started a new (parallel) blog today!  This one will be German language only, as some friends have asked when I told them… Continue reading

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