Sometimes two great coincidences happen at the same time: I was able to pick up some organic limes and Deb of smitten kitchen blogged a recipe for key lime pie! I had to bake this pie immediately, since I love limes and pie! The only thing missing for the perfect pie is a pie dish in the right size! But it would have taken too long to buy one first. […]

Some time ago I told you that I love to have breakfast. Just, I don’t have time for that. I want to sleep instead. At least in the week. So mostly I eat a yogurt at work and that’s it. That’s ok, but not the best. And because I’m a bit fastidious demanding about yogurt (don’t buy the big brands, no fruit pieces, no softened granola, no artifical flavours, so […]

This recipe is placed with the elobarate recipes in the book and that just hold me back a bit. But that’s totally unfair, since the recipe is made in no time at all. Moreover, if you make it with some of my adjustments. The recipe suggests to use homemade ladyfingers, but I didn’t had any intentions to make my own. Luckily I had some bought ones at home. The suggested […]

As it’s strawberry season I chose the rice pudding with strawberries stewed in lemongrass and lime from page 230. You can read here about Ina’s cooking experience. I was a bit sceptical, since first I never used fresh lemongrass and second lemongrass and ginger in rice pudding? I didn’t know, if I would like that. But indeed I liked that! I loved it! Loved it a lot even! It’s one […]

I have a Thai cookbook, that accompanies me already some years and I love it ever since. Everything in there is delicious and easy to cook! It’s an all-time favourite. There I spotted the recipe for the purple rice pudding. Years ago, too, of course. But I’ve never made it, although it’s easy and delicious. Again. Ok, the purple rice may be a drawback. Over 1,5 years ago my mother […]

  I’m back from Flanders! Bruges is such a beautiful city. You can just stay there for a couple of days, because there is so much to see and the beauty of the town is just overwhelming. Another pleasure was a shop there, called Dille & Kamille, which was heaven for everything in the kitchen. And it was cheap! If you’re ever in Belgium or the Netherlands, go there!   […]

The February 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mallory from A Sofa in the Kitchen. She chose to challenge everyone to make Panna Cotta from a Giada De Laurentiis recipe and Nestle Florentine Cookies. Last month’s challenge was  a nice and relaxing one. Although I am posting a bit late, the panna cotta and the cookies were finished already three weeks ago. I like those challenges, that emphasize the […]

The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up. Lori chose to challenge DBers to make doughnuts. She used several sources for her recipes including Alton Brown, Nancy Silverton, Kate Neumann and Epicurious. The challenge were doughnuts. But since I just made them some weeks ago, as you can see here, I wanted to try something different. Especially, because frying is so versatile and the […]

One year ago I started this blog! I’m glad that I took this step. And I’m proud how it developed. It’s more than I’ve ever thought it would be or I would have here. I want to thank everyone, who directed some kind words about it at me – here in the comments or just before the screen. I want to thank YOU for your visits! In the last weeks […]

Since I was in Spain as a child ( to be more precise in Andalucía), I was craving for the arroz con leche I ate there. It has to be cold or be at room temperature and should be creamy or even slightly fluid. Not that mush you are getting here. Also it has to have this delightful taste of cinnamon. I was looking for the recipe a very long […]

Being ill with a painful tonsilitis, which keeps me the week at home, I have a lot of time to spend with my blog. Lucky you! Last weekend I made those beauties: Buttermilk Panna Cotta layered on blueberry puree. Originally I wanted use up a mango fruit. I searched the internet and in the end I found a recipe at Tartelette’s. But as it came to peel the mango I […]

As you noticed I didn’t had much time for blogging this month and so unfortunately not a single recipe found it’s way in my beloved blog in novembre. But I cannot bear it that novembre goes away empty handed. So two weeks ago I made some delicious Crème Brûlée, which I spiced with some orange peels and cinnamon. But feel free to try the spices you like. Originally I wanted […]