Inspired by Ottolenghi, I have made my own version of this delicious starter. I served it with pita bread on the first day and then had it as a salad with green leaves the second day. The aubergine will keep well in the fridge for 2-3 days…and they will only […]
Muhammara is a dip made from red pepperoni and walnuts. It is lovely in a cheese sandwich, served with grilled red meet or just as a dip – as I served it the other day. The fava bean mash is a nice contrast to the rather spicy muhammara, which can […]
This is more a “putting together of ingredients” rather than a receipe… I could not resist the fresh fava beans on the market, which according to Roman tradition should be served with a fairly young pecorino. I happened to have Mimolette at home, which is a perfect contrast in taste, […]
I was asked for my shakshuka receipe…there are already so many out there, but I must admit, this one did taste very good! As with many receipes, shakshuka tastes the best when you put a lot of love…and what you have in the fridge….into it!
I just recently got this amazing book “Brunch the Sunday way”, which has very inspiring receipes…not only for brunch. I made these pancakes the other day for dinner…a great combination of 8 different vegis and greens. As with all pancakes, make sure the dough is fluffy enough so that the […]
This is one from the beautiful book of Falastin by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley. I have changed the proportions and added quite some lemon and the lemon zest, which “breaks” the heavy tahini sauce quite nicely. I served the pie with a green salad, which is a perfect complement.
I wanted to give myself the challenge of making my own receipe for a strawberry cake: mission completed…with a “not too bad success”: I put too much of the filling and assembled the cake the evening before we ate it … so lessons leart and already incorporated into the receipe […]
The weekend can’t really start any better…a home made Zopf! Although we see it as a Swiss receipe in Switzerland, this mild and buttery bread has a few traditions in many different countries. Not sure about you, but I find it fascinating to see that as people from different countries […]
I have posted this delicious summery fish stew before…but not as a full receipe. For me this stew works particularly well with rice – I used black venere rice, which gave this dish a hearty touch as this rice stays “al dente”. You can equally serve this dish with a […]
It’s definitely the season for this amazing pie: a lot of fruit, which is nicely embedded in this very rich dough. A treat for the eyes, taste buds and soul.
Another one of my favorite Spring vegetables: Swiss chard. A lovely side dish…or just as a main with some bread…a quick and healthy weekday dinner. As with most vetegables, be sure to get the stems as fresh as possible…the cut at the bottom will indicate when they were cut and […]
To find land seaweed (or barba di frate in Italian) is a real treat….which I definitely don’t miss out on. This vegetable looks like a mixture of chives and seaweed…comes with quite strong roots, which need to be carefully removed before cooking. Some add anchovies to the mixture, I prefer […]
Inspired by a receipe from “Brunch the Sunday way”, I created this Mediterranean bread, which works well as a snack, an apéro, for brunch and as a side for a green salad. Depending on what you have available (herbs, cheese, flours, seeds), this cake can be totally different every time […]
A quick weekday dinner with some of the best spring has to offer: cime di rape and new potatoes. As Italian, I felt this dish needed a traditional Italian sausage to complete it.
Cameralised orange cake with vanilla
This is a perfect weekday receipe for all the pasta lovers out there: it is quickly put together and sooo tasty – the lemon gives this dish the freshness, while the creamy chèvre makes it umami. Obviously you can play around with the ingredients and use any cheese and most […]
We had a lot of fresh herbs/greens in the fridge the other day and I thought it would be a pitty to throw them away – I am a vicious fighter against food waste. This cake was a lovely side to a BBQ, where we had salads and some vegi […]
If you have ever been to Graubünden, you probably also feel in love with their nut pastry. While you can get different versions everywhere in Switzerland, be sure to treat yourself to a slice next time you go to this beautiful spot. If you love this cake as much as […]
I don’t know about you, but for me fresh peas are one of the better things in life – directly from the field would be the best…! For yesterday’s Mother’s Day, I made this light and springly frittata, which I served with some crème fraîche, lemon zest and a bit […]
A go-to-receipe for me – since I discovered these amazing fennel seed sausages from the Metzgerei Keller in Zürich. Comfort food with a taste of freshness and umami…try to vary with the pieces of fennel and see what this does to this dish. Don’t forget the chopped parsley on top […]
I have always had a lot of respect for those, who bake their own bread….until I recently found out how effortless and simple it really is. My respect still stands for those many, many people…and I am happy to be one of them 🙂 This relatively dark bread bakes especially […]
Mainly insprired by the mediterranean ways of cooking chicken, I quickly made this very tasty and full-on flavoured chicken the other day. The lemon and olives bring out the best in chicken – there is no need to add much more. I served this with a warm lentil and beetroot […]
The receipe in “The Baking Book” from Honey & Co. starts off with the words that receipes are like nomads…they travel from one person/family to the next and each time they get changed / adapted a bit. I have done the same…but am thankful for the inspiration that I have […]
With all the left over spicy olives we had and the fact that we ran out of our home made taralli (see my post from April 26), I decided to make some breadsticks, where I can use up not only the spicy olives, but also a good part of the […]
Had not made labna for a while now and was very happy to have found fresh oregano, which I believe goes particularly well with the labna balls. You might think that it is a waste of oil…it is not…the oil can and should be used for many more yummy receipes…it […]
The weather has turned to be rather wet and cold again (thank God, as we needed the rain sooo badly) and this calls for more comforting food. Try to get a real Italian spicy sausage…the flavour of it will make all the difference for this dish. As you can see […]
Had the chance to get some typical Zurich saussages yesterday, Wiedikerli with fennel seeds, which only needed a colourful and hearty side dish. The waxy potatos needed using, so did the fennel and therefore I decided to prepare this none-mayonnaise potato salad. The leftovers gave a lovely lunch today.
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 […]
After a few days of my endless love and dedication to Italian food, I decided to turn to Spain…not a bad culinary country either… This tasty and quick tortilla used up potatoes, some eggs, a pepper, some parsely as well as tomatoes. I served it warm and with jamon.
From time to time it is wonderful to profite from previous intensive cooking and just enjoy leftovers: chicken with preserved lemon, beetroot risotto and a crunchy green salad. By the way, the chicken, beetroot, salad and cabbage tunip are all locally grown.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It was not difficult to imagine that beetroot risotto would turn out pink. I kept the traditional risotto receipe with first frying an onion and some garlic, then adding the rice…once this was shiny I added some good white wine (always cook with wine you would like to drink) and […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What an explosion of flavours all mixed together for this pesto in red: dried tomatoes soaked and chopped, cherry tomatoes cooked in the oven with olive oil and salt, basil, raisins, chilli flakes, ground almonds, garlic, lemon zest and salt. Once all is mixed, cook the pasta (best a pasta […]
For those of you, who have followed my blog the past few days know that I had Grumola salad as well as topinambur at home. To make it a full meal, I added some feta crumbs. For the topinambur to stand out, I decided to make a very simple sauce […]
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 […]
My favorite meals are the ones I can put together with restis…or leftovers. Today’s lunch was extremely tasty and got rid of a few restis: leftover Brussels sprouts, which I quickly heated up and then garnished with chèvre frais, lemon zest, chopped roasted hazelnuts as well as a drizzle of […]
I got some locally grown topinambur, which I first cooked and then fried tonight. Together with locally grown brussels sprouts they gave a great side to an amazing steak.
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.
#blog #moqueca #moquecadepeixe #inmomskitchen #weekendpleasure #comfortfood #tasty #experimental #fishandshrimps #coconutmilk #brasilianfood
Tarte with Stilton and pears: I still had some Stilton left over and some pears (Alexander)….added some chopped walnuts as well as an egg and some milk mixed together. Great mix between the sweet pear and the tangy Stilton
#blog #tarte #stilton #pears #stiltonandpear #homecooking #inmomskitchen #meatlesswednesday
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: 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.
#blog #pastaepiselli #comfortfood #nostalgic #bringsbackmemories #inmomskitchen #iamitalian #wildboarsausage #cookingwithparmesanrind #makingitupasigoalong
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: 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.
#blog #pumkinseedsbread #dinkelbrot #speltbread #inmomskitchen #homecooking #readyforyetanotherweekathome #kurbiskernebrot #selbstgemacht
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? 🥃
#blog #almonds #peelthem #roastthem #crowdcontainer #rainysundayafternoonprojects #fromsicily #inmomskitchen #saltedalmonds
Spring or winter
#blog #sprinorwinter #pinkorpurple #wässrigeabendsonne #sunlight #christrosen #afternoonwalk
The joy of being at home
#blog #homesweethome #sharethejoy #thejoyofflowers #swisstulips #localproduct #thejoyofbeingathome #happyweekend
Socca…with gin tonic
#blog #socca #gintonic #soccawithgintonic #homecooking #inmomskitchen #yellow #lockdown2020
Stay strong and rooted like a tree
#blog #staystrong #staystrongandrootedlikeatree #overcomedifficulties #coronavirus #spring #spring2020 #difficulttimes
Roast chicken with Jerusalem artichokes and lemons
#blog #inspiredbyottolenghi #lemons #jerusalemartichoke #innykitchen #ilovetohost #homecooking
For my Italian family and friends 🌷
#blog #foritaly #formyitalianfamily #corraggio #standtogether #mutmacher #tuesdaymotivation #bürkliplatzmärt #iloveflowers
To all the strong women: Happy Women’s Day
#blog #vibrantcolours #happywomensday #happywomensday2020 #natureasmotivation #natureinspiresme #strongandbeautiful #happysunday #swisstulips #iwd2020 #striveforstrength #striveforwhatyouwant
Mood of the day
#blog #moodoftheday #wishfulthinking #foodtruck #inmydreams #beuseful
Motto vom Tag
#blog #mottovomtag #gmüess #weissheit #somuessessi
#blog #buonweekend @latavolatazumgrobeernst #hangingontosummer #iloveflowers
May the colours be with you
#blog #zürich #zürichdieschönstestadtderwelt #maythecoloursbewithyou #abendrot #zurichmylove #windowseat #jetsetter
#blog #wakeup #wakeupitsthenewyear #homesweethome #holidaymood #inmykitchen #cappuccinolover #cappuccinointhemaking
Post birthday brunch
#blog #postbirthdaybrunch #sicilianavocados #friedegg #crowdcontainer #homesweethome #sundaybrunch
Welcome to my life….Pastry wheel
#blog #teigrad #inspiredbyannapearson #editiongut #messing #inmykitchen #welcometomylife #pastrywheel
Barba di frate
#blog #barbadifrate #iamitalian #mönchsbart #bürkliplatzmärt #fridaypleasure
It has been a while that I wanted to just try my own receipe…somehow I did not dare. Tonight seemed like the right time and I am very proud of what came out of 35 mins wizzing through the kichen: chicken with preserved lemon, olives and potatoes with sumac…a winner […]
Negroni is the center
#blog #negroni #negronitime #negroniisthecenter #kashemezürich @kashemebar #centralelement #lamp #mirror #reflection #red
Tangy, slightly bitter, very colourful and full of vitamines
#blog #ilovetohost #inmykitchen #feldsalat #treviso #rosadelstile #honeymustard #wintersalad #colourful #vitaminebomb #owncreation
Another first…another step into the right direction…so happy to be able to make my own pitas
Made in Zürich with Japanese inspiration
#blog #madeinzürich #sushi #localbusiness #localproduction #lokalproduziert #restaurantshinsen @shinsen_restaurant
And here is to a first again this season: cime di rapa. I just love this slightly bitter and very tasty vegetable sauted in olive oil with some garlic 🧄
#blog #tavolata #wirtschaftimfranz #crowdcontainer #whenbusinessesworktogether #fairerhandel #direktvomproduzenten @wirtschaftimfranz
In my element
#blog #inmyelement #sittingonmysofa #kochbücherwälzen #research #ilovetohost #choices #kochbüchersindmeineliebstenbücher #cookbookshoot #lovecookbooks
What motivates you? – blue skies – teamwork – sunshine – a successful day at work?
Catalogna and ricotta
#blog #catalogna #ricotta #spaghetti #inmykitchen #meatlessfriday #homesweethome
This is so totally me…how come I only get to see them now…pink as a style… I am very much looking forward to preparing it with some other winter goodies…
Whoever believes that winter is less attractive than other seasons in terms of local food products (I am referring to Central Europe) does not spend enough time on the markets. For me a first this season…but a very welcome returning guest to my kitchen is catalogna. This slightly bitter green […]
A got this little spot of joy 3 days ago and since then they bring me nice memories of a very nice evening at my place… 🌸
Second dinner party of 2020 and I have the honor to be mentioned in social media for the first time…who knows what 2020 will bring…🌟
If you followed my in the last few weeks, you might have noticed that I have started to preserve lemons. Not as easy as I thought, but I think I am getting the hang of it 🍋 So last night was my first attempt to actually use a first lemon…for […]
Peace and renewal…life is what comes to my mind when I see the colours of white and green. Two things our world desparately needs…!
Who can’t hear the legendary song from the Beatles….Lucy in the sky with diamonds… Since end of November we have been very fortunate to have our own “Lucy in the sky with diamonds” in Zurich…until tomorrow, before our dear Lucy can go for a nice long rest 😴
Oh yes, it definitively hit me: the famous Sunday blues… The holidays were far too short and too nice to want to shift back to workday mode tomorrow… Thank God next weekend is only a few days away…
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 […]
There is no better way to start a cold and sunny day in the best city: Bürkliplatz market. Mother nature is producing less and less with the frosty nights…but just have a look at these beauties…
Nothing more rewarding than being at home after a morning swim and preparing for the first dinner party. This beautiful cake is inspired by the talented Diana Henry…an orange and pommegranade cake 😋
What a start to 2020: blue skies and a warm winter sun to acompany me during the first day of the year ☀️ May the sun shine for you and in your heart ♥️
Happy New Year…may 2020 bring you health, happiness and fortune 🥂🍀 #blog #happynewyear #happynewyear2020 #pommegranate #pomegranateseeds #fortune
For me, there is no New Year without this mouthwatering pizza a scarola: a receipe from nonna from bella Napoli… I can’t wait until it cools down a bit to be able to take my first slice… 😋 Here is to a healthy, inspiring and foody 2020 🥂
Pump up the vitamine C
#blog #vitaminec #winter #breakfast #orange #stilleben #inmykitchen #ilovetohost
When you wake up to this
#blog #lateriser #sunrise #morgenrot #blickvombett #theskyisonfire #feuerimhimmel #homesweethome
#blog #muhammara #christmaspreparations #inmykitchen #ilovetohost #firstatempt #madefromzurichnuts #localproducts #
Roasted Chicken With Clementines And Arak
#blog #Roastedchickenwithclemintinesandarak #inspiredbyottolenghi #roastedchicken #clementines #cookingwithfruit #inmykitchen #homesweethome #slowcooking #ilovetohost
See ya in 48 hours… #blog #christmascooking #preparations #ilovetohost #brasato #inmykitchen #orangeisthenewblack #slowcooking
Great start to the pre-Christmas weekend
#blog #cafedebonheur #pancakes #prechristmastreat #localproduct #lokaleaprikosen #zürcheraprikosen