Cuban garlic paste


Garlic is almighty. It is good for your health, might leave you with a stinky breath (no reason for not eating it!) and gives many dishes the final touch. Think about all those gorgeous Mediterranean dishes that would, at max, be only half as good without garlic. No spaghetti bolognese without garlic in the sauce,…

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…

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…

How to make the best pizza in the world


A pizza is a pizza is a pizza. Well, not quite. Different toppings give you a variety of tastes. Some like it salty with anchovy, some meaty with bacon and pepperoni and others like it sweet with pineapple. The dough and the tomato sauce remain pretty basic though. To give your pizza the extra edge,…

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…

Halloween’s pumpkin deliciousness


Pumpkin time isn’t over yet and so I have decided to post another pumpkin recipe. This time I’m sending you a very nice side dish! Basically, you only need one pumpkin and a few spices for it. So why not try it out? One thing to remember when you cook pumpkin: Don’t overcook it or…

A propos: How to peel garlic


I always love it when other people show me how they cook and what tricks they know. Over Christmas and New Year’s I traveled around Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic and I came back with some good new ideas. Yesterday, my boyfriend came up with something extremely useful. I could almost not believe my…

Pizza and spicy pizza oil


Home-made pizza dough This week we had a pizza feast at our house with loads of home-made pizza. What gives your pizza the extra kick is when you make the dough yourself, it’s not even that difficult. And it’s great fun if you invite a group of people as you can make different toppings for…