Portuguese tomato jam (doce de tomate)


Tomato jam? Wouldn’t you normally use fruit to make jam? That is right and yet it is also what make this jam so fabulous. It’s my latest discovery from Portugal. I recently spent a weekend in Lisbon and Cristiana, a Portuguese friend of ours, told me to try it. I would have not imagined that ripe, caramelized…

Schese’s banana pancakes


Oh gosh, I have been absent for a while. Sorry for that. I was gone for my summer vacation, spending a month in the US, road tripping around the country and enjoying two very laid back weeks on the beach in Charleston, South Carolina. The good news: I had time to cook and take loads…

Mango chutney


Are you still looking for some Christmas gifts and fancy a handmade solution? This mango chutney could be it then. When I found those gigantic mangos in the supermarket, I thought they would be good for something and so I tried to make my first own chutney and I wasn’t disappointed. The chili & ginger…