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Journal

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: […]

Goose egg


My first goose egg and I am literally overwhelmed! Really not sure what to do with it… I read that geese lay there eggs between October and May…so we are definitely coming to the end of the season. While hen lay up to 200 eggs a year, geese lay a […]

A hug without worrying


Spent the afternoon in Basel to see a lovely exhibition and an extraordinary installation. Before going to the museum, we stopped to visit the Münster and saw some creative flags done by the citizens of Basel to express what they currently feel and want to share. My favorite is the […]

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 […]

In between two seasons


What a surprise to wake up to snow this morning when two days ago I was dreaming of swimming in the lake … April definitely started off with some crazy weather … I nevertheless took the opportunity to get some beautiful tulips and the first fresh peas … at least […]

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

Hygge


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 […]

Taralli


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 […]

Brioche


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 […]