Olive Cake – cake aux olives – Oliven Kuchen

I love savoury cakes as appetisers or for picnics. They are extremely tasty and moist and will go with any wine, champagne or drinks. This is one recipe I have been making for years and it always disappears as soon as it reaches the table. For 6 - 8 people 200 g flour75 g grilled … Continue reading Olive Cake – cake aux olives – Oliven Kuchen

Pasta alla Amatriciana – cherry tomatoes, pancetta and white wine / tomates cerises, pancetta et vin blanc / Kirschtomaten, Pancetta und Weisswein

I enjoy making Pasta every now and then. They are so incredibly versatile and almost everybody enjoys them tremendously. I have seen peoples eyes light up when confronted with a bowl of well made Pasta. Pasta Bolognaise and Carbonara are delicious but they have become less exciting as they are eaten on an everyday staple. … Continue reading Pasta alla Amatriciana – cherry tomatoes, pancetta and white wine / tomates cerises, pancetta et vin blanc / Kirschtomaten, Pancetta und Weisswein

Tomato-Brioche Sandwiches -sandwiches briochés aux tomates – Tomaten – Brioche Sandwiches

My brother-in-laws godmother gave me the recipe for these delicious little sandwiches. Apparently a French pastry shop used to do them and as they have closed down many years ago, people have come up with versions of the original recipe. This is one that I love! It uses a delicious french mustard that Coleman developed … Continue reading Tomato-Brioche Sandwiches -sandwiches briochés aux tomates – Tomaten – Brioche Sandwiches

Vegetarian Cesar Salad – salade César végétarien – vegetarischer Cesar Salat

Last year I discorvered one of the best recipes of Cesar Salad I have ever tasted on the French Cooking Site Marmiton. I have made it quite regulary since, especially for picnics or summer lunches! Ingredients for 4 people 2 romaine lettuce hearts25 g of chopped parmesan4 slices of bread2 tbsp of neutral oilFor the … Continue reading Vegetarian Cesar Salad – salade César végétarien – vegetarischer Cesar Salat

Chicken Meatballs – Boulettes de poulet – Hendlbouletten

I am not a fan of red meat, unlike the 4 men in my household, so the traditional meatballs are not something I myself eat, but these gorgeous little Chicken Meatballs are absolutely delicious!! Even I can't resist these, especially not in combination with the Simple Red Sauce. They are moist and full of flavour! … Continue reading Chicken Meatballs – Boulettes de poulet – Hendlbouletten

Tomato Tarte – Tarte à la tomate minute – Tomatentarte

As soon as the summer starts the tomatoes are at their best! This is the time to make this gorgeous Tomato Tarte! Very well known in France and much less in the rest of the world it's bliss to make and to eat, ideally with a green salad on the side. Light, delicious and tasting … Continue reading Tomato Tarte – Tarte à la tomate minute – Tomatentarte

Savoury Gentleman’s Torte – Sandwich Cake – Pikante Herrentorte

Quick Links:FrançaisDeutsch Today I will not give you a recipe but a "How to do" guide. I have been asked how to make the Austrian 'Savoury Gentleman's Torte' , that exists in other countries under other names. In the photo you can see the steps taken. You take any bread you like, doesn't matter if … Continue reading Savoury Gentleman’s Torte – Sandwich Cake – Pikante Herrentorte

Gazpacho – Gaspacho

True bliss in hot summer weather !!! A traditional spanish cold vegetable soup, no cooking involved and done in a couple of minutes! Ingredients 3 slices of white bread, cut into big chunks1 kg ripe tomatoes, washed and diced 1 cucumber, peeled and diced1 green pepper, washed and diced1 small onion, peeled and diced2-3 garlic … Continue reading Gazpacho – Gaspacho

Pizza-Snails – Escargots Pizza – Pizza Schnecken

Almost everybody loves pizza, whatever the age, but let's face it, they are not easily eaten on the go. Portable food is always useful, especially when you have excursions, picnics or when you are travelling. That is why these Pizza Snails are so handy. Ingredients for about 12 pieces: 40 g pitted green olives 100 … Continue reading Pizza-Snails – Escargots Pizza – Pizza Schnecken

Nectarine Flan – Flan de nectarines – Nektarinenflan

It's the season for picnics, enjoying the great outdoors, the sunshine, the beautiful gardens, parks and countryside. One dish I love to make for our Picnics, BBQs and general summer meals is the Nectarine Flan. It's easily made, perfect to be transported and so refreshingly fruity. For 6 People For the shortcrust pastry 200 g … Continue reading Nectarine Flan – Flan de nectarines – Nektarinenflan