Almond Vanilla Pancakes with Cinnamon Bananas

We love our weekend breakfasts. It’s that time in the week where all three of us come together without any rush-to-meetings, get-to-school madness. Pancakes have got to be the classic and perfect weekend breakfast treat and I have always loved indulging in stacks topped with favorite fruit and.. ....more

Shrimp Salmon and Saffron Fregola

With temperatures of -15 degrees C the only thing I have on my mind – the tiny part that is still left unfrozen – is warmth. If you remember the story of Nature Boy and Flirty Flannel Girl you will know I am once again featuring my hottest attire this season!...more

Retrospective 2015

Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you all a fantastic, prosperous, healthy and delicious 2016! The last couple of weeks of 2015 were relaxing, with lots of family time, play time, relax time and food time - it was just the most ideal way to end a great year ....more

Christmas Dessert: Butterscotch Pudding with Prunes and Walnuts and a Whisky Sauce

It has been quite a very sweet month as December always is. There are always nibbles of a cookie here and morsels of a stollen there and regardless of all the good intentions it’s so difficult to resist. However, we have been careful and although there are some indulgences - it is Christmas after.. ....more

Rome 2016 | Food Photography and Styling Retreat in the Rome countryside

Sabina in the Rome Countryside; a beautiful quiet and untouched area of Italy, just a stone's throw from the ancient city of Rome. Sabina's landscape is a tapestry of olive groves, vineyards and ancient hilltop villages, rich in medieval architecture and tradition. This promises to be just the.. ....more

Big Christmas Cookie and Gift Post | Linzer Jam Cookies, Chocolate Kipferl, Lemon Chocolate Spritz, Ischlers Orange

Several years ago when we lived in Leipzig we had a Christmas ritual. A few weeks before Christmas we would get together with friends and spend a very merry evening together making Christmas wreaths and decorations, drinking Glühwein, listening to Christmas carols and then attempting to cook a 3... [Read the rest of this post on my website] ...more

Christmas: Chocolate Gianduia Stollen With Cranberries and Papaya

The cakes of Christmas, be it the petite mince pie or the bombastic panettone or the heavyweight fruit cake, always bring with them a certain amount of joviality. Christmas (in most Western countries) has got to be the sweetest and most decadent month of the year – a proper festival of sugary,... [Read the rest of this post on my website] ...more

Cauliflower Couscous with Baharat Spice Fennel Seeds, Pumpkin, Almonds and Cranberries

We’ve entered the holiday season! With Diwali just past we are heading towards Thanksgiving, Chanukah/Hanukkah and Christmas so I can imagine there is a lot of scampering going on all around the globe and the kitchens in many households are already filled with aromas of sweet baking, sugar and... [Read the rest of this post on my website] ...more

Green Tea Honey Saffron Poached Pears on Skyr

When people find out or realize that food is not only my hobby but also work – that I blog about food, shoot and style food and obviously cook with a lot of food – they are often curious about the kind of cuisine I cook at home. Probably expecting me to define myself to one specific cuisine –... [Read the rest of this post on my website] ...more

Egyptian Lentil Soup with Pumpkin and Caramelized Onions

People say, the second half of our lives will seem a lot shorter than the first. Many people will arguably confirm this feeling. I presume a reason for this could be that many things in our daily lives become more and more routine ....more