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You might already noticed that I love cocktails! But there is no need to go in a bar for that purpose. You can easily end a day at home with a homemade cocktail without any magic involved. But with time and experience and curiosity you need more ingredients. Creme de cacao is one of those ingredients, which aren’t easy to come by and than it’s an obscure mixture of alcohol, […]

Paneer is an indian cheese, which can be used in indian dishes instead of meat. I’ve never seen it for sale anywhere, but now it is so very easy to make it yourself! The cheese is perfectly firm and doesn’t fall apart whilst cooking. It’s wonderful in indian dishes and when I’ll find the perfect dish with paneer I’ll definitely let you know! Until then try familiar indian dishes and […]

The perfect book for my me and my blog! In the end it’s my greatest wish and my everyday attempt to make the most of my food at home. Gutes Essen – Lebensmittel selber machen* by Stiftung Warentest (book is only available in German) is providing exactly the right recipes for this purpose. Bettina Snowdon and Martina Lagoda not only provide a lot of recpes, but also basic knowledge about […]

Last year I made a batch of barbecue sauce with peaches. Unfortunately I couldn’t manage it with the peaches last summer and so in autumn the barbecue sauce in stock looked very meager. Then in November I was invited to a whisky event and after that I was able to experiment with the smoky Single Malt Whisky Ardmore. And nothing fit better than to refine my barbecue sauce with that […]

After making my own wheat flour tortillas I wanted to make corn tortillas, of course. After a bit of research it turned out more difficult than expected, because you nead a special flour, called masa harina. Masa harina is a special treated corn flour which is nixtamalizated. Nix-ta-what? Nixtamalization is a traditonal Mexican process, which is already used since 1500 BC and improves the baking properties, inhances the flavour of […]

Marisa writes about this recipe that you want to put these onions on everything as soon as you have them in you pantry. And she is totally right! Caramelized red onions are the best, anyway. And if they are available anytime then, well. I already discovered a lot of great possibilites to use the relish and I will soon introduce you to more over-the-moon homemade pantry-staples, which you should always […]

I’m making this garlic confit regularly for a long time now. Garlic confit is just perfect in dishes where you add the garlic normally raw, like salads, dressings, spreads, creams, etc. because the garlic loses some of its sharpness due to the cooking process in oil. Also the garlic gains a mild rich flavour. I can’t even stand raw garlic (or even worse raw onions), because I always end up […]

Mostly I use clarified butter for cooking and roasting. My grandmother gave me the good advice to use only clarified butter for cooking. And she cooked really great, she knew what she was talking of! I also love the taste of butter without burning it. I like cooking with clarified butter much better than with sunflower or olive oil. Not just because I think it’s easier to use, but also […]