Archive for the 'recipes : everyday' Category
Mama Rita's Peach Cobbler Mama Rita's Peach Cobbler Sep
17th,
2007
On a balmy night in mid-August, we sat on our patio with friends enjoying food and wine of the season. For the “contorni” course, I served a late-summer rendition of…
Faking sauce & playing ball Salsa finta/Polpette di ricotta Aug
21st,
2007
“I have a confession to make…” were Oliver’s words when he entered the room. “How many?” I shot right back at him. I exactly knew what had happened. I heard him walking towards the kitchen earlier where he simply couldn’t overlook something delicious simmering on the stove-top, and really, how could he not?…
A Salad as Greek as can be Greek Salad Aug
8th,
2007
I am all for simple things. That’s why it’s a bit of a shame to admit, that I don’t remember when I last ordered a Greek salad or made one myself before we embarked on our journey. The ingredients list is more or less known to everybody, every item is a true pleaser to my palate and yet – why is it, that despite its simplicity the biggest food surprise of our holidays is this basic salad?
Ice cream flavor showdown Blueberry frozen yogurt Jul
25th,
2007
I know, I know, I promised more ice cream recipes and I certainly won’t stand you up, but to be honest, narrowing down my favorite top 3 flavors wasn’t as easy as I had thought. Maybe because we continuously enhanced the flavor throughout the preparation process, until…
Walnut ice cream with Padre Peppe Walnut ice cream with Padre Peppe Jul
14th,
2007
“…something with walnuts”. Skimming across my cookbooks and the net made me realize, that most recipes for walnut ice cream looked like clones of each other, so I started thinking of ways and means to add a little twist. Sitting on our liqueur shelf, Mr. Padre Peppe lend a hand!
Ask Curd Curd mousse Jun
4th,
2007
Being done in 10 minutes probably makes the curd mousse the quickest dessert I can pull from my sweet tooth repertoire, at least when neglecting the time to strain and chill the mousse. The strained curd cream not only makes a delicious…
Crumbling cakes and a strange experience Rhubarb Crumcle Cake May
5th,
2007
As soon as we got a handle on the kitchen mess, my kitchen spirit asked for a non-elaborate, quick summer cake – we enjoyed the warmest April in the last 100 years (and finally got some long awaited rain this morning). Rhubarb is currently on everyone’s mind, so I quickly settled for a easy to make crumble cake…
Pancake Soup - Are you a cheater? Pancake Soup Apr
17th,
2007
Just like salt and pepper, stock made from meats or vegetables is a standard ingredient in many, many recipes we cook. Back in the days when I went to University (wow somehow that sounds really weird, will I get punished with gray hair by just having said this?)…
When chicory found its destiny Chicory Mar
19th,
2007
I successfully missed to hear that inner little voice, assuring me that chicory is probably not what I wanted and besides it has never been a regular in our kitchen. Back home and in need of a quick dinner fix, the three heads gave me a little headache until… until I thought of bacon…
Empty shelves & chocolate nibbles Chocolate nibbles Mar
1st,
2007
Help came from leftovers of milk chocolate coating and ordinary cookies, I usually give little “time of day” to: broken in bits and pieces, covered in molten chocolate and decorated with coconut flakes…
Canned Cakes - Baked with Love Canned cakes Feb
21st,
2007
The idea was picked up by trendy bread baked in clay pots and cakes on sticks. But trends pass by and so I almost forgot about them until I was looking for a neat little foodie gift. I not only rediscovered a great concept – 12 glasses of cake over the last two weeks certainly speak for itself – but what I found myself is the best poppy seed cake recipe I have baked so far.
Mikado salad Mikado salad Jan
25th,
2007
On a closer look – and with a bit of self-scrutiny – the revival of the beetroot was no longer just a fad or the obligatory trend item on a menu, people actually seemed to really like them. Just about when I was ready to give in, block out my aversion…
Ratatouille goes soup Ratatouille Soup Dec
6th,
2006
…and another surprise: That evening, the sushi – while good – was clearly overtrumped by Anja’s dish: Ratatouille soup with mascarpone…
A Tale of 12 Kitchens A Tale Of 12 Kitchens Nov
4th,
2006
…but then there is this rare occasion when you get hold of a very special book and you know it too the very moment you open it. Books that meet my individual taste spot-on and sometimes even exceed my anticipation…
Peanut butter banana bread or a bumpy road to love Peanut Butter Banana Bread Oct
19th,
2006
Peanut butter and I go way back, we share some memorable history together. It all began with love on first sight, then we completely lost contact for a while, to finally put a happy ending to the story. So what had happened? Long story…