Finally summer time arrived :) The local markets are teeming with seasonal fruit and vegetables. I grew up with my grandparents' garden, in which they grew (and are still growing) strawberries, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots and potatoes. Of course, they're also growing my all-time favs... raspberries. I remember picking them straight from the bush and they were so sweet and refreshing. I never tried a cake with them, but a few days ago I found an inspiring recipe on a different blog (A Spicy Perspective). The original recipe called for fresh strawberries, but I adapted it and used raspberries instead. Just baking it was a lovely experience because the nice fragrance of baking raspberries. And it tasted just as good :)
Recently I started to become interested in Japanese food after I discovered a great YouTube channel. It's called Cooking with Dog and shows how to cook easy Japanese dishes. When I went to the farmer's market today I discovered a lovely piece of salmon fillet and decided to try Salmon Yakizuke. It's a delicious fish and veg meal which you can prepare quickly.
After a lazy weekend I want to share my easy-peasy chocolate mousse with you. You can make it in no time and it is always a favourite with guests.
Just melt 200g of milk or dark chocolate and leave to cool slightly. Whip 200ml whipping cream with some vanilla sugar until it forms stiff peaks. In a separate bowl, beat three egg whites. Finally, fold in the chocolate and egg whites into the whipped cream, pour into nice bowls and refrigerate until needed. ENJOY :)
I wanted to start off this morning with a nice breakfast, but... I had no bread. Nice start to the day, but I didn't despair because last week I've seen a nice recipe for a quick and easy white bread. Now was the perfect time to try this :) And, do not be surprised, dear reader, it worked!
My morning was saved and I could enjoy a slice of nice crusty bread with grandma's strawberry jam.
Today I received the gourmet box for January 2015. I was really excited after having my last one in September!
Although I didn't want to open it straight away because I had to do some homework for university and wanted to keep it for a treat... what can I say: I didn't succeed.
The box contained six different foods which I will quickly present now.
Just click on the read more button and join me!
Yesterday I went with two friends to the International Green Week Berlin, an annual agricultural and food trade fair. It was my sixth time there, but I love to discover new food every year anew. The trade fair began in 1926 as a purely agricultural one, but soon people discovered that there's more to agriculture than tractors and cows. Thus, they began presenting food and drink, and since then the fair expanded every year. In 2015 Latvia was the partner country of the fair, which means that this country was in focus of it.
Today I invite you to join me on this little trip into a new culinary world, and maybe I'll see you next time at the International Green Week 2016.
I made these pizza waffles for yesterday's dinner, but they are also good to take to work. I served them with a tomato salad and Greek garlic dip. They are quickly made and are cheap as well. It is definitely a good meal for students or if you want to cook on a budget.
I made this apple cake two days ago for a birthday party. It is one of the typical German dishes where crunchy apples, sweet dough and crispy streusel create delicious flavour and texture. I baked it once for my host family in Sheffield and they enjoyed it a lot. Give it a go :)
I am a real bargain hunter and love to go to boot sales or flea markets. Of course, I am always on the look-out for old cookery books and collected a few over the years. My plan is to introduce some of the old recipes here on my blog. So, let's get started with a typical German fish dish: marinated herring. I found the recipe in a book for girls' schools, which was published in 1938. It is one of the dishes that did not change over time and never went out of fashion. Nowadays, it is prepared in the same way as 77 years ago.
I really love stews and soups, and they are especially comforting now that's cold outside. I know that Brussels sprouts are not liked by everyone, but please try this dish. Especially for students it is good value for money because you can eat from it for two or three days.
I am a student and a passionate cook. I fell in love with food in my childhood when I helped my mom and granny in the kitchen. Today, I especially enjoy cooking British food, but on my blog you will also find a variety of other international dishes.