SPRING

Croque Monsieur and Madame sandwich

Croque Monsieur and Madame sandwich

I’ve heard about this gorgeous French sandwich in the ‘It’s Complicated’ movie.  Fortunately, nothing is complicated about the recipe.  The gentleman, called Croque Monsieur has an elegant lady on his right: Croque Madame is wearing a lovely fired egg hat. These baked sandwiches could make a perfect […]

Edelflower panna cotta with gooseberry compote

Edelflower panna cotta with gooseberry compote

I still have some home-made elderflower syrup I’ve made this Spring, grabbed some gooseberries at the store to make a fruity, tangy Panna Cotta. It’s a light dessert that you can prepare for various occasions: it can be a fancy party element, a delicious breakfast […]

Tiramisu cupcake

Tiramisu cupcake

Do you like cupcakes and delicious Tiramisu as well? This time you can merge your favorites in one dessert. This Tiramisu cupcake recipe is the best choice for parties or simple treats for the family or place one in the lunchbox. There are many decoration […]

Croquembouche

Croquembouche

I always wanted to try and build this dramatic choux pastry tower we call croquembouche.  A few months ago Betty Binon and Rodica Godlewski made and took pictures from a gorgeous one, decorated with flowers and leaves. It was so inspiring, so I wanted to create […]

Mediterranean meatballs with tomato sauce

Mediterranean meatballs with tomato sauce

I cannot highlight this topic enough, but everyone should take some effort, spend about half an hour in the kitchen and prepare a proper lunch even on working days. No excuses. Do not buy ready meal meatballs at the supermarket, pleeease… In the beginning, the most […]

Strawberry Prosecco soup

Strawberry Prosecco soup

Probably I’m getting old or something has changed during the extreme heat wave in the UK since I’m not able to eat hot food for lunch at all. I start my day with a warm breakfast and later I eat only ice cream, chilled soup or […]