I am in a lemongrass faze. I want to experience as many recipes as I can, using lemongrass. I’ve used lemongrass in savory dishes, but never in something sweet. I thought I’ll give it a try and start with an apple cake. I just want to use simple ingredients as I want to actually taste the lemongrass in it. Except vanilla, no cinnamon or nutmeg nor sultanas as I like to use paired with apples. The lemongrass is nicely fragrant and although it’s not a usual flavor in cakes, if you like using lemon zest then you will enjoy also the lemongrass. [Read more…]
It’s officially soup season and I think nothing goes better with a warm hearty bowl of soup, but homemade bread!
And the smell… Soul-satisfying smell of bread baking in the oven. It reminds me of childhood. My mom used to make this all the time. The classic white homemade bread. No seeds and no other dried herbs or cheese. [Read more…]
So let’s get cozy and enjoy a bowl of soup. The brown leaves and the low temperatures screams for it.
As pumpkin, squash, sweet potatoes have been present in almost every dish I made lately, a tomato soup is in order for today. I don’t fancy classic today, and I also want to bring closer a piece of summer, so I am using some roasted bell peppers I have in my freezer. The sweetness in the peppers will balance the acidity of the tomatoes and I am not going to use any sugar to do that. And to make it soft and creamy and to reduce the calories by not using cream or butter, 1/4 cup of rice will work like magic! Trust me. [Read more…]
If you read about my pumpkin cake recipe you know that, at that time, I was also preparing the pumpkin soup. If not, you can find the recipe here
Living in Ireland now, and probably many of you know how is the weather in here, a warm bowl of soup is a must in cold and winter days. No fuss recipes, you can use whatever leftovers vegetables you have. The Irish know how to enrich the taste – of any soup – with their tasty Irish butter and homemade brown bread. [Read more…]
Cold, rainy and windy day here in Ireland. But warm and nice inside. [Read more…]
The idea of making onion soup never temped me before. Probably because I have never tested one and I hate making well known/traditional recipes I don’t know how it should taste. So I’ve waited, I can say it was a long long wait, to have my first onion soup, nowhere else than Paris. And it definitely worth it! [Read more…]
Oh, I love my coffee time. Fresh brewed coffee topped with cream is always what makes my day.
I usually skip breakfast or let’s say I prefer a late one, but I always have a slice of cake with my coffee. [Read more…]
Sweet or savory cooking pumpkin is always fun for me. Fun and challenging.
As pumpkin, in my opinion, is extremely versatile, I do find it challenging to keep the taste of the pumpkin and not lose it with too many other ingredients. What I can say for sure is that cinnamon, nutmeg, honey and chilli are extremely friendly ingredients and goes perfectly with the sweet flesh of the pumpkin. [Read more…]
I was asked a few times how I came up with some of my recipes. Oh, that’s hard… As I usually have an answer for every question 🙂 for this one I don’t have …
To be honest I am usually inspired by the weather. Yes, sounds crazy but it’s so very true 🙂 [Read more…]
It’s amazing how a recipe can bring so many memories. Good and dear memories! I remember how I used to hate eating liver, as child. I think the only form I used to accept it was homemade pate! Oh boy, and my Mom sure was an expert in that! She still is, bless her, and every time when we get together she knows there is nothing I’ll love more than a full jar of liver pate!