Our Balcony Garden

About a month ago, after all the snow, I started our balcony garden. A few pots and crates are now beginning to turn into a beautiful garden.When first thinking about a garden, I… Continue reading

Homemade Granola

Breakfast is a meal that we are constantly trying to improve on. We have been searching for a healthy and delicious answer, and I think we have finally found it! Granola, normally something… Continue reading

Breakfast and the Return of Rhubarb

  Recently I have been very bored by the concept of breakfast. It is normally eaten at work, as no matter how hard I try, I can never get up straight away when… Continue reading

Caramelised Onion Tarts – and a picnic in the Springtime.

  For the first time in the last 4 months, it was warm enough eat lunch outside the confines of a well heated cocoon. So we decided we’d unleash the picnic basket for… Continue reading


  Meringues are one of those desserts that you either love to death or hate. I was a hater until recently I made some Meringues for S, which were of the Swiss type… Continue reading

Meringue Coffee Cake – The Daring Baker’s March Challenge

  Lately there have been days where I cannot think of anything to make, for a  post, and rather than leaving days and days between posts I have been thinking of ways to… Continue reading

Garlic Confit

Garlic is amazing. We absolutely love it. If a recipe calls for one clove of garlic we put in half a head. We are definitely not scared to use garlic. As you know… Continue reading

Homemade Vanilla Essence

Have you ever wondered what to do with your leftover vanilla pods? I certainly have. This and the fact that you cannot buy Vanilla Essence here in Germany (yes yet another thing), I have… Continue reading

Zucchini Fritters

  Ever wondered what to do with an overload of delicious green shiny zucchinis?? Ever wondered whether the word Zucchini needs to be pluralised?? Well, we had way too many Zucchini  – (pronounced… Continue reading

Strawberry Financiers

  S recently bought me the Bourke Street Bakery cookbook as a small gift. As you know I have been getting into baking my own bread, but I didn’t have any ‘trustworthy’ recipes I could challenge… Continue reading