Category Archives: Cooking

Beetroot from leaf to root

I am currently still in the beautiful Provence and one of the many things I enjoy are the marchés des producteurs. The other day I found some gorgeous looking beetroot and could not hold myself. Don‘t you just love these leaves…they look like they have blood going through their veins. […]

Balanced meal

What is a balanced meal for you? Do you have a list of what you should resp should not be eating? Do you trust your cravings? For last night’s dinner party I went for what my guests and I like, knowing that all in all it is a balanced meal: […]

Pretty, tasty … but not quite right

When a foodie wants to impress a restaurant owner … Both the super tasty cornbread from Ottolenghi‘s Simple and the delicious blood orange and pistachio cake from Honey & Co look amazing but unfortunately they were not quite right in terms of texture this time around. Lessons learned for next […]

Pollo spaccato e speziato

Why wait over 2 years to finally cook this delicious chicken dish…? Make sure you get an organic farm chicken to ensure the full taste! Wash it throughly and bath it in salted water for ca. 15 mins. During that time, make the marinade: juice of a lemon, 2-3 crushed […]

Eggplant caponata

And another great receipe from Sicily: eggplant caponata: never did I think that the mise-en-place was as important as during my first on-line cooking class today! What I also learnt is that the eggplant cubes need to be floating in the oli while frying. Put as many cubes as the […]

Easter lamb

In case you wondered what a passionate hobby cook like me likes to eat for Easter: lamb. I decided to serve it with my first go at smashed potatoes. I used a butter, garlic mix with parsley and chives.

Good Friday

As every Good Friday, we chose fish as our main meal: a firm white fish marinated with lemons. While the fish marinates, the broth is prepared: some white wine, pepper corns and a bay leaf. I let the mixture come to a boil and let it simmer for a few […]

Meatballs with lemon & celeriac

Inspired by Ottolenghi…but gave it my own twist: I made mixed lamb and beef meatballs that I fried in a pan with olive oil. To give them some distinguished taste, I added cumin, a lot of parsley some chopped onions as well as an egg and some bread crumbs to […]


Moqueca, traditional Brasilian fish and shrimps dish: I marinated the firm white fish and shrimps in lime juice, chopped coriander, crushed garlic, salt and pepper. For the sauce, I fried onion, peppers and tomatoes before adding the marinated fishe/shrimps and coconut milk. Once mixed, I let it simmer while cooking rice as a side.
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Grumolo with clementine sauce

Tonight’s starter was a green and red Grumolo salad with a clementine and sweet honey mustard sauce. The sweetness of the sauce is a perfect match to the slight bitter salad. The remaining sauce was great with today’s fresh bread. As a main, we had pasta with homemade pesto.

Pasta e piselli

Pasta e piselli: fry some finely chopped onions and garlic, add some kind of fatty meat and continue to fry on a low level until the fat is out (I used wild boar sauggage). Add the peas, some tomatoes (I used concentrated purée), water and let it simmer. Add the pasta (I used orzo) and some greens…due to lack of parsley, I added the leaves from some radishes. I also added the rind from the Parmesan I still had. Let it all cook together until the pasta is cooked to your likings.

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First lamb of the year

First lamb of the year: have made a point of choosing when I eat meat and where I buy it. I was lucky enough yesterday to get some lamb from a local farmer. I decided to cook it in the oven with some onions, garlic and carrots. As a side, I made some brussel sprouts as well as fried potatoes…not bad for my parents wedding anniversary ♥️ #blog #inmomskitchen #lamb #bratkartoffeln #rosenkohl #brusselssprouts #zurfeierdestages #slowcooking #lokaleinkaufen #localproducts #golocal #unterstützedeneinzelhandel #vomlokalenbauern

Comfort food

I thought I was going to get sick…gladly I was just exhausted and needed to pull the plug for a day! This comfort food, inspired by Ottolenghi, was the right dish for my body and soul: very simple to make and soooo tasty! Orzo and shrimps cooked in a tomato […]


What a nice surprise…sweet potato gnocchi, which I served with cavolo nero. The contrast in both taste and colour…a dish to repeat!! To start, I made a simple salad with brussels sprouts on a sweet honey mustard sauce and the Diana Henry inspired pommegranade and orange cake. A very nice […]

Colourful comfort food

Had to try out this simple and tasty comfort food dish myself after being inspired by #ottolenghi An absolute winner, which will for sure accompany me for a while

Meatless Monday … made a beetrot parsley salad with a grapefruit peel and liquid honey sauce and a bulgur salad with spring onions and cranberries

Meatless Monday … made a beetrot parsley salad with a grapefruit peel and liquid honey sauce and a bulgur salad with spring onions and cranberries…😋 #blog #meatlessmonday #inmykitchen #homesweethome #bulgursalat #beetrootsalad #grapefruitpeel