This risotto with black rice from the po valley and saltwort (barba di frate) is full of Italian ingredients and flavours and you might as well find it on an Italian menu. I just got inspirated from what I had at home at that moment! The black rice is also perfect for other rice dishes. I picked it up in a deli named Eataly. You already might know Eataly from […]

Slowly it looks like spring is coming, actually! I removed the fake fur from my coat and that means ice cream is in season again! Not that you can’t eat ice cream also in winter, but I just can’t, when it is that cold outside. I start ice cream season with creamy velvety chocolate ice pops coated with a crunchy chocolate layer and garnished with roasted hazelnuts! They taste that […]

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 […]

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. […]

After the gluttony of Christmas and New Years Eve people want to concentrate on healthy, light food. Ok, some people. It’s not that I don’t like salads. I love salads that have a lot of going on in texture and where only little leavy greens are involved. The big problem with salad is that they are cold. Not good for someone like me who is freezing a lot. The good […]

Originally I wanted to post this between Christmas and New Years Eve. But the blog didn’t want to. First there was an error and after installing wordpress new nothing worked anymore. As I’m anything than an expert in stuff like this it took a few days to get things to normal. Now the blog works again, although I’m having some troubles with some mixed up English and German versions (mostly […]

I already wrote that I have so many ideas what to to with the chai spice I mixed. One of these is this homemade chai almond milk, of which everythings is homemade, including the almond milk! I just didn’t grow the almonds ;). Nut milks are one of these hipster milk alternatives, which you can see everywhere these days, especially in all those hip hipster cafés with fair and hand […]

Lately I’m totally into sweets. Homemade sweets of course! Incidentally in London at Waterstones I bought this great book and since then I’m always thinking what I can make next from this book. First I made this peanut butter cups. Not because I was so eager to taste them (I’ve never had them before), but helloooo! Peanuts and chocolate are just awesome! But also this recipe was an easy and […]

Mornings begin with a cup of chai tea. At home loose tea. Just recently I discovered the perfect organic chai tea, which costs twice as much as the normal one, but therefore there are no flavours in it and it taste sensationell! At work I use tea bags, I prefer the chai by Yogi and Alnatura. Here organic is a must, since others only taste gruesome artifical. As chai tastes […]

You have some carrots left from making the awesome carrot top pesto? Then this is the right dish to use them: oat porridge with carrots, coconut and orange! At the weekends I love to have a rich and cosy breakfast. But I’m really bad in deciding what to make. Rolls with a large range of toppings, waffles, pancakes, crepes or another totally different breakfast creation? This time I made porridge […]

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 […]

Before you close the blog, because of the word “porridge”: take a moment, because this one is really delicious and has nothing in common with oat porridge! And who can say no to caramelized bananas and roasted pecans? You see? No one! And if you dislike bananas and/or pecans you can also use some other fruit and/or nuts you like. It’s just a suggestion (admittetely a very good one!)!  All […]