Kale potato soup


Green is “in” in many ways, especially in combination with a healthy nutrition. Many recipes these days feature kale as a “wunder” ingredient. Kale has many green friends. Salad, broccoli, cucumber, spinach, brussels sprouts, you name them. I have to admit that the first time I read about kale was in the States and then…

Salmon with blinis pancakes


Blinis are small pancakes and I find them very delicious with salmon. Especially in hot summer weather blinis make a very good meal. In France, you can buy them in the supermarket but home-made tastes always better, of course. You can also make a sweet variation with cinnamon, apples and sirup. Ingredients: 1 pack smoked…

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)…

Coco cake (coconut cake)


Last week, I re-discovered our handwritten family cookbook and came across this recipe. I have never made it before, tried it out of curiosity, and definitely recommend it. It’s something for the sweet tooth that makes a perfect breakfast with a glass of milk. What’s also nice about it is that you can store it for a…