Breakfast on Sundays

Whilst I hardly have time for a proper breakfast on weekdays (I survive with only one of these: either Müsli, fruits, yogurt or bread) it is the opposite on weekends. Especially on Sundays, which usually is my leisure day -> no appointments and no obligations. Sundays are meant for extensive breakfasts which in my case…

Sauce Bolognese

I noticed different reactions by people in Europe vs US when I tell them that one of my hobbies is cooking. In Europe they will ask me: “Which country’s cuisine do you prefer cooking?” In US: “What’s your signature dish?” Well, it is easier for me to answer the first question, because it is fairly…

Cherry Cake

Sometimes best things happen when you have left overs …you can be creative and invent a new dish or you immediately know that you have enough left over stuff that will suffice for a certain recipe. Latter one was the case when I had some left over pickled cherries…. and I indeed had the perfect…

Red Wine Cake

Sometimes it feels akward to share family recipes – they are  so precious that I feel I need to keep them top secret 🙂 … this is what I also had in mind when baking lately my mother’s Red Wine Cake. But since I am blogging about what I am cooking, baking and, yes, also…

Pasta with Prawns, Asparagus & Spinach

Now that the weather is getting better and spring is knocking on the door, I feel like sharing a recipe of a simple and quick Pasta dish that I usually do when it’s summer – because it goes well with white wine and even tastes better if served outside under a star lit sky.  …

Hearty Beef Stew

What is comfort food to you? For me it can be many things: Burger & French Fries, Rice with Curry, Pasta Bolognese, Ramen or Sio Pao -just to name a few. A little while ago I made a classic comfort food dish – a Beef Stew – for three reasons: It was cold outside, it…

Christmas Cookies IV

This is the last Christmas Cookie Recipe that I’m going to share with you this year. And I saved the best for the last: Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Crescent Cookies)! Well, at least Vanillekipferl are -my- favourites, because they are crunchy in texture, but melting in the mouth. Here is the recipe, which you definitely have to…

Christmas Cookies III

Coconut Macaroon Cookies are pretty easy to make and do not require a lot of ingredients. In fact, you can even use the left-over egg white from the Christmas Butter Cookies to make them! However, when I decided to bake them this year, I had less grated coconut at home – but instead of reducing…

Christmas Cookies II

When it comes to Christmas Cookies I am a traditionalist. I’m sticking to the kind of cookies that people used to bake already decades ago. I love classic baking, it does not always have to be fancy or experimental. The Black & White Cookies or Checkerboard Cookies are traditional cookies, but nevertheless you will have…

Christmas Cookies I

I’m taking a break from my postings about my latest travel to Colombia, in order to focus on my favourite “season” of the year: Christmas. I love everything about Christmas: The Christmas markets with its mulled wine, the get-togethers with friends, the in-house decorations. I do not only love every bit, but also every bite…