Seafood bolognese with sepia pasta


Living in Hamburg, I am getting used to eating good fish and on some occasions seafood. Little did I know for quite a long time that the fish shacks near Fischmarkt (on Grosse Elbstrasse) that do not look very inviting from the outside but make excellent fish rolls and traditional seafood dishes are an excellent…

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….

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….

Hand-made pesto, watch this!


Bigge-di-blog, blog, blog. As a blogger I spend quite some time on pages like indulgy.com and pinterest.com, always in the search of new recipes, DIY ideas or just some stunning pictures people out in this world get to see through their lenses. Today I found an exotic, yet so simple presentation of a recipe, here…

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:…

Potatoes & Beans: Easy and Delicious


One advantage of living in the Mediterranean is that there is plenty of delicious food all year around! I try to experiment a little bit and this weekend I created something easy and very tasty. If it looks a little bit too veggie for you, no worries, I suggest to serve it with pork medallions…

Ratatouille


Ingredients: 1-2 red or white onions, sliced garlic (half a bulb, min. 3-4 cloves), 1 egg plant, 2 zucchinis, 1-2 bell peppers (red, yellow or green), 4 big tomatoes, 1 fresh rosemary bouquet, 1 glass of red wine, olive oil Preparation: You can’t do much wrong about the Ratatouille, only remember to cook the ingredients…