Try this different way of serving ham and eggs. Kids find it cool to hold the “flower” in their hand and eat it. This recipe gives 4 flowers. What you need: * 4 eggs * 8 slices of ham (if slices are big then you`ll only need 4) * A pinch of salt What you [...]
This recipe serves 4. Time: 20 min. What you need: * 2 cups sun-dried tomato, drained and chopped * 40 g fresh basil leaves * 6 cloves fresh garlic * 1 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese * 1 cup pine nuts (roasted golden in pan or oven) * 1 cup olive oil * Black pepper and [...]
Champagne-based cocktails, like Mimosa, has been a top contributor to Mother’s Day celebrations for decades. A basic Mimosa recipe calls for two dashes of your favorite champagne and two dashes orange juice. Happy Mother`s Day!
Summer is aaalmost here and I want to know which one of these lovely drinks you prefer. You get 3 choices. Use the comment field to let me now about other favorites you have.
I usually always keep pastry dough in my fridge (or freezer). It`s so versatile and makes it easy to create a quick snack for an aperitif or unexpected (but most welcome) guests. Just roll out the dough and fill it with what ever you have: fresh herbs and cheese topping, tapenade, cream cheese and sundries [...]
Photo borrowed from matprat.no Iced coffee may be served already chilled, or poured hot over ice. Because sugar does not dissolve readily into cold liquids, it must be added either directly to the hot base, or to the finished product in the form of syrup. I have no sugar in this recipe but feel free to [...]
For all the wine lovers in Switzerland: Coop is now having a wine festival and you can find some good bottles to stack in your cellar. Up to 50% discount. Ends May 4th.
This potato salad was last summers BBQ-sidedish hit in our family and I`m re-printing it for all you new readers. Fresh, spicy and wonderfully easy to make! You should try it out and let me know how you like it. When it comes to cooking, potatoes come in three types: high starch (mealy), medium starch, and low [...]
Spring is here and starting on the lighter meals feels good. This salad in a pita bread is a good, green lunch and you can spice it up with adding garlic to the sauce or making it friendlier by choosing vegetables that your kids love. The ingredients I have chosen here are mild in taste. [...]
Germany’s Dr. Loosen “Dr. L” Riesling is a crowd-pleaser every year, and 2011 is no different. This bottle offers the chance to taste the zesty fruit and flowers of the famous Mosel River valley. This I know you will enjoy and it goes super well with cashew+cayennee nuts from The Little Nut Shop!
the Package i received Last month I joined a group called Foodie Pen Pal. In short: every month you get assigned a foodie pen pal and you have to prepare a package of foods, recipes and or other inspirational foodie related items to send to your foodie pen pal. You get either assigned within the [...]
Have you ordered nuts yet? Try the Easter special: CASHEW + LEMON ZEST + CURRY Click here to order
It`s time for Expovina Primavera Wine Exhibition. As the only international Spring Wine Fair in the Zurich area, it for the ninth time opportunity to taste wines from all the stalls at 84 major growing regions of the world. March 21-27, 2013 – Go see, go taste.
Try something new! This mango salad is so tasty and special. You`re going to love it. Serves 4 Time 30 min. What you need: SALAD * 4 ounces mixed baby salad greens * 1 large ripe, firm mango, peeled and diced * 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced DRESSING * 1/4 cup golden raisins [...]
In Giornico, the small village in Ticino Leventina, the Azienda viticola Rascana treasure the craftsmanship of winemaking. Stop by for a tasting or order their wine online vini-bettoni.ch. I recommend it.
Just imagine a bursting bag of fresh produce delivered to your door every Monday evening. With the step-by-step recipes and all ingredients you need to make 4 family dinners you save time on planning and going to the supermarket. Is this something for you? Please find and mark you answer in the choices below.
The asparagus are back in the shops! Crisp-tender asparagus topped with a mustard vinaigrette, sieved hard-boiled eggs, and chives for an elegant yet easy side dish or salad. This recipe gives 6 servings. What you need: * 3 pounds asparagus, trimmed and stem ends peeled * 2 hard-boiled eggs, sieved * 6 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped * 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh [...]
Arneis is a white Italian wine grape variety originating from Piedmont, Italy. It is most commonly found in the hills of the Roero. Arneis is also known under the synonym Bianchetta and Barolo Bianco. It´s usually low on acid and presents a powerful yet elegant note. Where to buy this wine: Schubi Weine – Roero Arneis [...]
Atlantic pollock (Saithe / Seelachs) is largely considered to be a whitefish, although it is a fairly strongly flavored one. Traditionally a popular source of food in some countries, such as Norway, in the United Kingdom it has previously been largely consumed as a cheaper and versatile alternative to cod. Pollock can be fried, boiled, grilled and [...]
Served with butter, cinnamon and sugar this used to be a favorite snack when I was a child. Whenever we visit Norway now, I get Lefse for my own children and they love it! You can also use it like a tortilla wrap and fill with eggs, bacon, corn or be creative and find your [...]
Seven dinners a week. From supermarket to pantry, refrigerator to table, sink to cupboard, the kitchen routine can get old, old, old. Menu planning doesn`t have to be complicated – let the menu plans I offer help you get started and soon you`ll be on your way to create your own plans. With a menu [...]
What`s more comforting than coming home to Sunday roast? Gathering the family around the table. Good talks, good friends, good food and good wine. After a little preparation this chicken roast makes itself in the oven so you can enjoy time with loved ones. First time making a roast? Or are you worried about getting [...]
For a small snack this is the perfect dish. Omelets are quick to prepare and you can fill it (or not) with whatever you have in the fridge. Some vegetables, a little meat/fish and maybe sprinkle a handful of cheese over it all. French omelets are usually rolled, English omelets look like a half moon [...]
This long, leafy green vegetable is often used in Mediterranean cooking. While the leaves are always green, chard stalks vary in color. Chard is considered to be one of the healthiest vegetables available and a valuable addition to a healthy diet. Chard has a slightly bitter taste. Fresh young chard can be used raw in [...]
This typical Mediterranean vegetable soup has pleased many palates in Italy and France over the years. As a side snack you can prepare celery boats filled with gorgonzola cheese – Yum! What you need: * 1 potato, peeled and cut into smaller cubes * 600 g celeriac, peeled and cut into smaller cubes * 1 yellow [...]
There are three theories on the origin of lasagne, two of which denote an ancient Greek dish. The main theory is that lasagne comes from Greek ???a??? (laganon), a flat sheet of pasta dough cut into strips. The word ?a???a (lagana) is still used in Greek to mean a flat thin type of unleavened bread. [...]
Today I recommend that you try the Swiss white wine Heida from Valais. It is usually golden yellow, the flavor is reminiscent of nuts, vanilla and honey, but I assure you it`s not at all as sweet as it sounds.
Whether you are a generally romantic person or not Valentine`s Day is the perfect occasion to show your loved one a little extra attention. If you have children it can be difficult to find time for two, so either opt for a babysitter and go to a restaurant or put the children to bed a [...]
Three ingredients make a dessert that leaves a lasting impression with its decadence. This is the original recipe for the chocolate fondue created in the 1950′s at New York’s Chalet Suisse Restaurant (no longer in business) by Chef Konrad Egli. What you need: * 3 (3-ounce) bars Toblerone * 1/2 cup light or heavy cream * 2 [...]
Champagne, mushrooms, and cream make a creamy sauce for chicken breasts. Cooked stove-top in a skillet, you can have this on the table in under 30 minutes. What you need: * 2 whole chicken breasts, boned * Salt * Freshly ground pepper * 4 Tablespoons butter * 1/2 cup finely diced fennel or celery * 1/2 cup finely [...]
Crisp-tender asparagus topped with a mustard vinaigrette, sieved hard-boiled eggs, and chives for an elegant yet easy side dish or salad. This recipe gives 6 servings. What you need: * 3 pounds asparagus, trimmed and stem ends peeled * 2 hard-boiled eggs, sieved * 6 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped * 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh chives * 1-1/2 Tablespoon Dijon mustard * [...]