Mini Franzis


Hamburg is my home base. A very lovely city that is not as hyped as other European cities (Berlin, London, Paris) and my hidden gem with loads of outside activities to do, secret spots to discover off the path, a varied culinary scene and the best about it: Some traditional Hamburgeois foods. Nothing too fancy. Simple…

Szegediner Goulash


Today I am proudly presenting you one of the best dishes in the world which I have been keeping as a draft for over a year until i found time and courage to give the good old Czech dumplings a premiere. I should tell you a little bit about my personal experience with Czech dumplings:…

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….

Typically German: Zwiebelkuchen & Federweißer


My dear blog readers, Today I am very proud to post a typically German dish which originates in the wine-growing valleys of the Rhine. Oppenheim is one of those picturesque little sleepy towns and my home town. Not much happens there but when falls comes in and it gets time to harvest the grapes, it…

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…

Polish Pierogi


One day I asked my friend Kasia to name a typical Polish dish and she said: Pierogi. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find an occasion so far to make some together but I was so curious that I gave it a try myself. Making them is not difficult. It’s real hand work though, you will need a…

German cheesecake


As promised I am presenting you today my old-fashioned, German-style cheesecake recipe. It looked, smelt and tasted like the ones I am used to from home, so do not be afraid to try out the experiment with the home-made curd cheese that you need as an ingredient for this recipe. In Germany, we like to…

Roast beef


Today is the 1st of May, a holiday celebrated around the world. This could be the perfect occasion to cook a nice meal that can be enjoyed with the whole family.   This piece of roast beef was our ultimate Sunday roast a few weeks back. I am a big fan of healthy food and…

Quiche Lorraine


I am back home for school now and since my new home is France, I have been in the mood of making French dishes lately. My first one this year was Quiche Lorraine. It’s not a typical Southern French dish, instead it comes from the Eastern part called la Lorraine (close to the German border)…