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New year, new resolutions?

New year, new resolutions?

We are a week and a half into this brand new year, and I feel I’m on the right path with my resolutions: I am impatiently awaiting a parcel from Amazon that will allow me to share with you something crafty I’ve been looking forward […]

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Carrot, pear and ginger cake

Carrot, pear and ginger cake

Just the other day I went for what in Germany they call Kaffe und Kuchen, or coffee and cake. It’s pretty self descriptive, right? Just in case, I’ll elaborate. You take a friend or two, pick a nice place to sit at and have a […]

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“Carbonara” style risotto

“Carbonara” style risotto

Risotto is one of my best recipes, probably because I’ve been cooking this dish for so many years I have had plenty of time to improve. Just recently I had an inspired moment thanks to those ingredients you sometimes find in your fridge and don’t […]

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Saying goodbye to 2017

Saying goodbye to 2017

This past year has been challenging, to say the least, however they do say nothing worth having ever comes easy. I’d like to look back on a few memories and share them with you, to be thankful for those many (many) good people and things […]

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Tomato marmalade

Tomato marmalade

The year isn’t over yet but here I come with the very popular recipe I promised: the delicious and original tomato marmalade. It can sound a tad strange, since tomato is an ingredient usually associated to savoury and not sweet, but this marmalade is perfect […]

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Clementine Glühwein – mulled wine

Clementine Glühwein – mulled wine

Merry Christmas everyone!!! I hope you have been nice so you’re on Santa’s good list, and that you¡re enjoying the festivities and all the food involved (and yet to come!). A simple truth: I could not be an honourable resident in Germany if I didn’t […]

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Homemade turrón (nougat)

Homemade turrón (nougat)

Turrón is such an esential spanish recipe that even after 7 years of leaving, I still cannot fathom the idea of Christmas without it. It’s just not right. This is what Wikipedia has to say about turrón, however it is really so much more than […]

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Lemon-cinnamon cookies

Lemon-cinnamon cookies

Not long before Christmas and you can see it everywhere around you: shop windows fully decorated, hopeful kids sending their Santa letters, Christmas plants on sale, 3×2 on alcoholic drinks – because everyone knows the holidays can also be stressful -… You get the gist. […]

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Christmas in Berlin – 2017

Christmas in Berlin – 2017

It is no secret that Christmas is my favourite holiday, despite me being a summer child. I love everything about it, the build up to Christmas Eve, the presents, putting up decorations and the tree, all the cooking and baking involved… Which is why Germany […]

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Sunday roast in the slow cooker

Sunday roast in the slow cooker

Me, the queen of kitchen appliances – that is one of my many titles, together with Princess of Charlottenburg – could of course not not be in posession of a slow cooker, because everybody knows they are one of the most practical purchases a busy […]

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