The Balancing Act Between Happiness & Contemplation

I was just going to leave  a “Happy Holidays” message for you here, telling you how I’m hoping to spend both the holidays and my vacation thinking about what I want and need… Continue reading

Welcome To My Dinner Table – Part 14

I haven’t invited people for dinner in a long while, and when I said so to a friend she said “How about a pre-Xmas dinner?”. This year, for the first time, I’ve been… Continue reading

Cardamom Cakes With White Wine Plums

{A Christmas Dinner Dessert} This is the last part of my Christmas Dinner menu. This is one of those posts that seems to go on forever, but the recipe is pretty easy and… Continue reading

Cinnamon Stars – Post Update

This coming weekend I’ll be making cinnamon stars to get my Christmas baking started. The last couple of years, however, I ended up making only cinnamon stars because I really love them and… Continue reading

Beef Tenderloin With Red Wine Butter & Dauphinoise Potatoes

{A Christmas Dinner Main} When I got the inquiry from the wine company to create a Christmas menu to go with their wines, I knew right away I’d be making something with beef… Continue reading

Mountain Cheese Bruschetta With Red Wine Onions

{A Christmas Dinner Starter} I have a friend who works for a wine company, and last year someone there asked her whether I’d be interested in a wine & blogging cooperation. I would… Continue reading

Chai Tea Panna Cotta with Cashew Brittle

If you’ve been coming here a while, you’ll probably know this about me – I <3 panna cotta. It is the easiest dessert ever, and it’s also the most versatile with regards to… Continue reading

Apricot & Cardamom Biscotti {Cantuccini}

This is something I picked up in a book – again. No recipe, just the restaurant owning character mentioning that she’d be making apricot & cardamom biscotti. Here biscotti are better known as… Continue reading

Filled Chicory Leaves

I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the Recipe – with or without? poll and/or left a comment as to what they prefer. Most of you voted for leave as is, although… Continue reading

Recipes – With Or Without?

I love food blogging, but lately I realised that the part I like least is writing down the recipe. So I started wondering – as I’ve done many times over these last few… Continue reading

Apple & Calvados Rolls

Every once in a while, a recipe goes wrong. That’s OK, after all my kitchen motto is still No Risk, No Fun. What makes me grumpy is when a recipe I’ve used for… Continue reading

Onion Cake {Zwiebelkuchen}

It’s Zwiebelkuchen season here in Germany. Same as the Schupfnudeln, here in the South it can be found at all kinds of events like our wine festivals. It’s usually served with a glass… Continue reading