Tartine breakfast


tar·tine (tär-tēn′) n. A French open-faced sandwich, especially one with a rich or fancy spread.   Rich or fancy spread, that is the question here. I tend to go with fancy and colorful. And most important of all: Tartine sounds nice (better than bread breakfast). You will find lots of varieties of tartine bread or sandwiches…

Liquid pleasures: Home-made smoothies


What’s healthier than ice cream? Smoothies. What’s better than juice? Smoothies. What makes you happy? Smoothies. Voilà, I officially declare the smoothie our remedy for the upcoming winter months. My sister Becci believes in her breakfast smoothie. It took me a while to become a fan myself but now I think she is right. Smoothies without sugar…

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…

Meeting bacon & co: Sunday brunch time


This morning I had a creative start into the day. I woke up and went straight to the kitchen to prepare a nice little Sunday brunch. I proudly present:   This brunch table reminds me of a still life painting. What you see arranged here are puff pastry wedges with red cabbage and goat cheese crumbles…

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…

Lazy Sunday night dinner


It’s dinner time! Today I had a lazy but beautiful Sunday with great weather outside. After a nice brunch we went outside for a long walk and for dinner I didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen, so I came up with this little creation: Sauted carrots and aragula salad with soy…

Vegan sweets


  This month I am thinking V-E-G-A-N from breakfast to dinner. So far I am quite impressed with our Vegan Challenge. Day 3 is here and I don’t miss anything that I cannot eat. And I feel pretty fit, too. Although I have to admit that the sweet tooth is still there. Here is a…

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…

Vegan for a Night


Since I am quite new to the world of Vegan food and was introduced to it only about half a year ago by cook Björn Moschinski (see my Vegan style egg salad post), I felt like making new recipes this weekend: Vegan Mett, which is a meat imitation paste – in Germany it`s made from…

Appetizer: Quick bread rolls


Last night was one of those typical nights when we were late for dinner after a long day at work and lazy to go grocery shopping. We had veggies for a salad in the fridge and so I decided to complete the meal with quick to make bread rolls. The spring onions and mozzarella give…

Happy New Year & tips for party dips


Happy New Year my friends & Good luck for the New Year with a little pig cake I hope you’ve all enjoyed nice dinner parties last night. I imagine that many of us have been invited to Raclette, Fondue & Co. I myself was invited to a delicious Raclette soirée. My contribution were the dips…

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:…