Heavenly dinner starter: Paté


Ulalaa, a paté recipe is a fine delicacy. Although liver is not the most favourite food of many of us French foie gras, made of duck or goose liver, reigns the tables of gourmets. In my opinion, home-made liver beef or chicken paté is just as delicious. The inspiration for this recipe came to me on a…

Portuguese tomato jam (doce de tomate)


Tomato jam? Wouldn’t you normally use fruit to make jam? That is right and yet it is also what make this jam so fabulous. It’s my latest discovery from Portugal. I recently spent a weekend in Lisbon and Cristiana, a Portuguese friend of ours, told me to try it. I would have not imagined that ripe, caramelized…

Exotic lentils with baked shrimps & sausage


Holidays like Easter or Christmas are an excellent occasion to heat up the kitchen. This year I spent most of the Easter time outside but still found enough time for tasty creations in the evening. The recipe I want to share with you today is an adoption by Christian Rindfleisch, a chef from Hamburg. I…

Festive two course meal and Happy Easter


Easter is here and like me you might be wondering what to cook this weekend, especially if you are expecting guests. I would like to share a two course menu with you: Starter: Red beet carpaccio with arugula nest, goat cheese crumbles and walnut dressing Main course: Mediterranean roast with celery potato mash and honey glazed carrots….

Beef roulade, traditionally German


Traditional meals are not always in ‘culinary fashion’ but let me tell you this: Cooked with devotion and fresh ingredients they are delicious! Like the traditional German dish we call ‘Rouladen’ – rolled beef meat, stuffed with pickles, onion and bacon, served with potato mash. Hand-made roulades are a little piece of art. I would…

Sunday is National roast day


Which day of the week fits a nice roast better than a Sunday? Probably none. At least, Sundays in Germany are the epitome of a lazy, chill out day. All stores are closed. Even some restaurants. What is left to do is either spending the day outside for some activity or staying inside in the…

Coq au vin (chicken in red wine)


At home, we have a nice weekend tradition: Every Sunday we try to cook a nice meal and sit down altogether to enjoy it. and forget about the hectic of the week. Typically, we include meat because we hardly eat any during the week and we try to have something rather traditional like a Sunday roast….

The seasonal salad…


…and how to use healthy home delivery services. Folks, it’s been a while and I apologize but lately my food creations were very limited. So nothing I could share with you. Too boring. Too busy. Bread and cheese. Quick Chinese wok dishes. Hmmmm. BUT I signed up for a great service a month ago: Every…

Holy Yummieness: Wholegrain Pear Tarte


Holy yummieness, this cake was delicious! I had my friend Miri over this weekend: What a special honor as I usually only get to see her once a year but when I see her we´re in action and that´s how this cake was born. Wish we had invented it but no, her mom has some…

It’s Apéro time with French style tapenades!


Tapenades are fine tasting pastes with an olive and caper base. You will find tapenades most likely at Apéros in the South of France. You really only need very few ingredients to make a tapenade and it goes well with either toasted white bread, pumpernickel or any type of cracker. Here are my favorite creations:…

Gib-mir-die-Kugel Torte (Hazelnut Cream Cake)


If one day you would like to seduce a friend or family member with a one of a kind birthday cake, then I´ve got the right recipe for you! This cake is a dream of hazelnut cream, made with two packs of Ferrero Rocher chocolate balls. And the best thing about it: It´s gluten free….

Mango chutney


Are you still looking for some Christmas gifts and fancy a handmade solution? This mango chutney could be it then. When I found those gigantic mangos in the supermarket, I thought they would be good for something and so I tried to make my first own chutney and I wasn’t disappointed. The chili & ginger…