Spaghetti con Scampi e Zucchini

The perfect Istrian Pasta recipe with a sauce unlike many others. Light and fresh with only 3 main ingredients. This recipe, discovered at Harrys Bar, one of Venises' most famous restaurants, takes full advantage of seasonal lightly sweet courgettes, fresh pliable and soft scampi and the fruity, nutty taste of Parmesan Cheese. Like most of … Continue reading Spaghetti con Scampi e Zucchini

Zwetschgendatschi – Plum Sheet Cake / gâteau aux quetsches

Zwetschgendatschi is a south-german speciality, most specifically from Augsburg in Bavaria. It's a sheet cake made from yeast dough that is thinly spread on a baking sheet generously covered with pitted plums. As my family used to live in Bavaria when I was little we made Zwetschgendatschi on a regular basis. Big sheets of this … Continue reading Zwetschgendatschi – Plum Sheet Cake / gâteau aux quetsches

Caro’s Bruschetta

One of my extended familys favourite starters are my Bruschetta! There are many ways to make these delicious Italian antipasti, but after having tried many ways of preparing Bruschette, I find that this one is my personal favourite. It's very easily done, can be prepared in advance, but has to be assembled at the last minute! … Continue reading Caro’s Bruschetta

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

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

No bake Strawberry Tarte – Tarte aux fraises sans cuisson – Erdbeer Tarte ohne Backen

I have come across a delicious recipe that looked so good that I had to make it! As always I have tweaked it a little bit to make it somewhat lighter and less sugary and it was a big success. We have done it several times since using also raspberries, blueberries, mangos etc. It's the … Continue reading No bake Strawberry Tarte – Tarte aux fraises sans cuisson – Erdbeer Tarte ohne Backen

Honey-Mustard Dressing / Vinaigrette à la Moutarde au Miel / Honig-Senf Salat Sauce + IDEE

A salad dressing that I simply love! 1 tsp Honey Mustard 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp white wine vinegar salt white pepper Chilli Flakes Herbs Mix all together and dress the salad. In the picture are several ideas of salads I have done that were a huge success and compliment this dressing extremely well. … Continue reading Honey-Mustard Dressing / Vinaigrette à la Moutarde au Miel / Honig-Senf Salat Sauce + IDEE

BBQ Chicken Marinade – Marinade BBQ pour poulet – BBQ Hendlmarinade

A very short and very, very simple recipe for a very delicious chicken marinade. Here I have used it on drumsticks but you can just as well use it for other parts or even the entire chicken. big ziplock bag 10 drumsticks 2 tbsp paprika (the spice) 2 tbsp curry powder 1 cup of olive … Continue reading BBQ Chicken Marinade – Marinade BBQ pour poulet – BBQ Hendlmarinade

Fish Fillet with dill – cucumbers – Filet de poisson avec concombres à l’aneth – Fischfilet mit Dill-Gurken

This is one fish recipe that I love to prepare. it is so easy and very light as well. The cucumber vegetables go very well with the dill, the fish and the potatoes and smell delicious. You can easily prepare it in advance and just add the fillets last minute. I have even prepared this … Continue reading Fish Fillet with dill – cucumbers – Filet de poisson avec concombres à l’aneth – Fischfilet mit Dill-Gurken

Spinach Pancake Torte – Gâteau de crêpes aux épinards – Spinat und Pfannkuchen Torte

A recipe that my grandmother always used to make for me and that I still love to prepare for my family is the Spinach Pancake Torte. Extremely easy to prepare and a stunning centerpiece for your table! 300 g of mature cheese - I used Gruyère but a mature cheddar is delicious as well! Pancakes … Continue reading Spinach Pancake Torte – Gâteau de crêpes aux épinards – Spinat und Pfannkuchen Torte