Category Archives: Home sweet home

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 […]

Emmer and spelt bread sandwich

It’s been a busy few days, but I have managed to make my first no-kneed bread: the combination of emmer whole wheat and spelt flour give the bread a nice and rustic taste. I also added a few walnuts to enhance the flavours. This sandwich was life-saving during an intese […]

Radicchio cake with white chocolate icing

A few days ago I saw a post from @emikodavies which inspired me to try out this unusual combination of a bitter salad in a sweet cake … a beautiful cake … ready to sweeten my Monday morning


Not sure what the weather is like where you currently are…here it is grey, white and wet…a perfect morning to light a candle and enjoy the morning coffee in style and warmth before the day’s challenges start to drop in… Make the most of your day – even in these […]


As you can see, I am in my weekend mode…projects that are a bit more elaborative … but soooo tasty. Tonight I will enjoy these crunchy freshly made fennel seed taralli with a glass of Petite Arvine. For about 70-80 taralli you will need: – 400g flour – 2.5 dl […]


About a week ago I set myself a challenge: home made brioche….and I am sooooo proud 😊 For sure I will make this a regular for my brunches…but the main ingredient, time, will probably be more of a challenge then during this lockdown period. The ingredients and method are not […]

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 […]


Another Italian Easter tradition: after the richness of Easter and in full spring, once the first greens of the year can be harvested, Italians like to bake what they call Erbazzone…erba is grass… an assembly of greens.  It is tasty the day you make it and it is a great […]

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 […]

Sicilian whole orange cake

I had previously tried the semolina clementine cake, which is also rather moist and full of flavours, but no doubt this orange cake is richer and an explosion of southern Italian sun. For the batter, mix 3 eggs and 250g suger until they are very light and fluffy. It is […]

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.

Torta della nonna

One of the many traditions Italians have for Easter is the Torta della nonna: a shortcrust cake with a dense vanilla cream between the upper and lower dough. Once you have mixed together the shortcrust, let it rest for a good 30 mins in the fridge. For the cream, mix […]

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 […]

Tasty mistake

You might have wondered where I was yesterday…sulking because of a pretty stupid, but tasty mistake I made: in these strange times, where it is difficult to find flour and yeast, I poured far too hot water into the yeast, which practically killed it 😨 As a result, my bread […]

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 […]

Frangipane and pear tarte

My first attempt at Frangipane and can you believe it, my first attempt at blind baking. I am very happy with the result and will for sure have another go at it very soon. For the tarte, I mixed 200g butter with 60 powdered sugar, added 1 egg and an […]


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

Pumpkin seeds spelt bread

Pumpkin seeds spelt bread: mix 100g of pumpkin seeds with 500g of flour, add 1 cube (42g) of fresh yeast to 500 ml of warm water and mix with the flour/seeds and finally add 10g of salt. Mix by hand for 5m and then bake in a buttered cake form for 45 mins at 180 degrees.

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Rainy Sunday afternoon project: I first put them into hot water and let them boil for a few minutes…then peeled them…then dried them…then roasted them with salt…when is it apéro time?

Rainy Sunday afternoon project: I first put them into hot water and let them boil for a few minutes…then peeled them…then dried them…then roasted them with salt…when is it apéro time? 🥃

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