Spanish Red Pepper Dip – dip espagnol de poivrons rouges – Spanischer Roter Paprika Dip

This is the Dip that one of my aunts, who has grown up in Spain, made for a family gathering when I was a Teenager. I found it so incredibly delicious that I wrote down the recipe and countless years later I still make it regularly. 1 red pepper225 g Philadelphia2 tbsp cream2 tbsp parmesan1/2 … Continue reading Spanish Red Pepper Dip – dip espagnol de poivrons rouges – Spanischer Roter Paprika Dip

Pistachio – Feta Dip – Dip aux pistaches et au Feta – Feta-Pistazien Dip

Text in English - Français - Deutsch One of my wonderful godmothers, who shares my love for cooking and who - together with my parents - thaught me how to prepare good and healthy meals, presented me with a cookbook recently that I like a lot. A couple of the recipes I knew before as … Continue reading Pistachio – Feta Dip – Dip aux pistaches et au Feta – Feta-Pistazien Dip

Eton Mess

The British summer is coming closer and with it the hot weather, the roses, the lush gardens, the Wimbledon tennis tournament and with that the Great British classic, the mix of red juicy strawberries and thick onctuous cream. There are many variations to serve this but one of the big classics has to be the … Continue reading Eton Mess

Tuscan Almond Pesto – Pesto toscain aux amandes – Toskanisches Mandel Pesto

Thermomix recipe, but can be made with any blender At a party a couple of months ago I have been made to try a delicious spread made in the Thermomix. It was so good I asked for the recipe, which is by Tenina Holder, I just modified it ever so slightly. Now it is obviously … Continue reading Tuscan Almond Pesto – Pesto toscain aux amandes – Toskanisches Mandel Pesto

Parmesan and Poppy Biscuits – Biscuits au parmesan et graines de pavot – Pamesan – Mohn Kekse

(Can be made with the Thermomix, just put all the ingredients in together and mix) A go-to recipe in my répertoire are the Parmesan and Poppy Biscuits from Yotam Ottolenghi. So simple, so divine. Either bake them all at once and store in an airtight box for 3-4 days, or freeze and cut the dough … Continue reading Parmesan and Poppy Biscuits – Biscuits au parmesan et graines de pavot – Pamesan – Mohn Kekse

Italy in Shotglasses – Italie en Verrines – Italien im Glas

A couple of lovely friends will be over in a few hours to have lunch with us. As we - especially my husband loves pre-meal drinks and little appetisers, I have - yet again prepared these. This has been one go-to recipe of mine for years. Recipe Italy in Shotglasses For 4 - 6 shotglasses … Continue reading Italy in Shotglasses – Italie en Verrines – Italien im Glas

Appéro Goats Cheese and Tomato Tartar Shotglasses – Verrines chevre – tartare de tomates – Gläser mit Ziegenkäse und Tomaten Tartar

I love having dinner parties with our friends and family! Normally we serve either fish or meat but I really love my vegetables. I find that there are never enough.That is why I always give lots of vegetables or vegetable based appetisers before dinner starts as it is healthy and doesn't fill you up before … Continue reading Appéro Goats Cheese and Tomato Tartar Shotglasses – Verrines chevre – tartare de tomates – Gläser mit Ziegenkäse und Tomaten Tartar

Quails eggs Croustades – Croustades aux œufs de caille – Krustader mit Wachteleiern

One of the little appetizers I like to serve comes from non other than Pippa Middleton.A couple of years back I was given her book by some friends. This is one recipe I make regularly.It is really easy to make and so delicious!Recipe Quails Eggs CroustadesFor 12 pieces 12 Croustades12 quails eggsSauce Hollandaise (except if … Continue reading Quails eggs Croustades – Croustades aux œufs de caille – Krustader mit Wachteleiern

Fingerfood – Pain d’epice au foie gras

For my husbands birthday I prepared a couple of appetizers, one of which was these little gingerbread bites topped with foie gras.They are ideal for cocktail or dinner parties! I normally never have foie gras in the house but when my mother in law brought me a little block of this French delicacy I decided … Continue reading Fingerfood – Pain d’epice au foie gras

Mushroom Cups – Coupelles de Champignons

Whenever we have a dinner party at our house, I enjoy making a variety of appetisers. I love olives and cocktail tomatoes as well as slices of cheese and sausage, but I really delight in preparing little bites to enjoy before dinner. If we are having raclette of fondue I prefer having a big starter … Continue reading Mushroom Cups – Coupelles de Champignons