Apple & Sage Chutney – Goodness In A Jar

Autumn has definitely arrived here, even though the sun showed itself all morning – unlike yesterday, when it rained almost nonstop, probably to make us aware of the fact that summer is over.… Continue reading

Basil Panna Cotta with Peach Purée

A couple of years ago I did an evening course to refresh my Italian.  I gave up after about 4 semesters as it all went too slowly for my taste due to us… Continue reading

Jam-filled Yeast Pastries – Croissant Style

I’ve been on vacation since September 1st, and I still have 1½ weeks left.   Bliss!  The first ½ week was spent preparing for the party, the next week I drove my sister back… Continue reading


Getting back to the tiramisu I made for my party at the beginning of September.  It’s a recipe I’ve been using ever since I found it on an Italian website in the early… Continue reading

Little Vices

I have this chest of drawers that has four large drawers.  They contain the little things I indulge in – only the little things have accumulated so that some of the very thin… Continue reading

Let Me Entertain You

We all know it’s fun inviting people, designing and sending out invites.  You look forward to the event, think about what kind of food you can delight 22 people with.  But it doesn’t… Continue reading

Last treat before dropping off the radar…

I went into town yesterday morning to get some party utensils for next Saturday.  We currently have the Wine Village running in Stuttgart, so the market was moved to the main shopping street. … Continue reading

Zucchini & Potato Gratin with Rosemary

Still using up my zucchini supplies, and whereas last week I got that cannonball of a zucchini, this time I got one that was only a little larger than a baseball.  Which suited… Continue reading

Sweet Treat Of The Week

Yesterday I felt the urge to make that day my “one sweet treat a week” day.  I wanted to try this recipe for sticky buns (cinnamon rolls) I saw on My Goodness.  Actually,… Continue reading

Zucchini Soup

My dad called the other day saying he’d harvested a cannonball of a zucchini. It had been hidden underneath a leaf, so he’d overlooked it, and could I use it. Even though every… Continue reading

Thai Style Salad

I like salad.  So what, you’ll probably say.  The strange thing is, I like eating salad when I go out, and I like preparing salad when I’m at home, but then I won’t… Continue reading

Resistance is futile!

This healthy lifestyle I wanted to get back to – I stuck to it.  Have been eating very healthy food for the last two weeks.  But I decided that total resistance towards sweets… Continue reading