Category Archives: Christmas

  • Bulgarian Burek

    Posted on January 2, 2017 by in Breakfast, Christmas, Mains, Pastries, Recipes

    The famouse Lebanese author Gibran Khalil Gibran used to say that the orient begins where the toillets smell and people drink boza. Now hundred years later, we are no longer talking of the orient as such little more does any one mention this wonderous drink that could be sampled only in Bulgaria and Turkey called […]

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  • Smoked Salmon Terrines

    Posted on January 3, 2016 by in Celebrations, Christmas, Recipes, Starters

    The Christmas holidays are near and considering the composition of a festive menu I am relying on inspiration from the December Christmas edition of the Delicious Magazine. Isn’t it amazing that just for a few Euro one could get the best recommendations of the famous chefs and relax and plan in advance all that is […]

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  • Buche de Noel

    Posted on December 28, 2014 by in Celebrations, Christmas, Desserts, Recipes

    Christmas eve. There is an excitement in the air as we are getting ready for the family feast. Shirts and matching ties, dresses, jewellery and make up. The dinner table is shining bright with the Villeroy and Boch porcelain set, wine crystal glasses and silverware. We are sharing a smile, and a peaceful feeling of […]

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  • Aachen Printen Cookies

    Posted on December 21, 2014 by in Celebrations, Christmas, Desserts, Recipes

    Aachen is beautiful this time of the year. The city is surrounded in a magic festive glow and it is not difficult at all to quickly catch the Christmas spirit. People smile while meeting in the street, families spend time together buying gifts and friends gather together cosily snugged in trendy cafes. Children gaze at the […]

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  • Danish Vanilla Cookies

    Posted on December 21, 2014 by in Celebrations, Christmas, Desserts, Recipes

    As the Christmas season is upon us, nothing makes the spirit bright as listening to Christmas carols and making home baked cookies. Why still make the effort while so many delicious assortments are readily available within the store I don’t know. But to us, Christmas is not really Christmas without some home cooking and dare […]

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  • Double expresso chocolate tart

    Posted on December 29, 2013 by in Celebrations, Christmas, Desserts, Recipes

    This is not a Christmas tart for everybody. This is a Christmas tart for grown ups only… Deliciously heavy chocolate base, deepened with intense coffee taste and lightly contrasted with vanilla whipped cream and delicious dried red cranberries, sweetened and soaked in vanilla sirup… This is the perfect dessert to end a fabulous dinner. The original […]

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  • Christmas Star Cookies

    Posted on December 22, 2013 by in Celebrations, Christmas, Desserts, Recipes

    It is Christmas again. I close my eyes and all that I could see is my mother in the kitchen baking these cookies. I am a small child again and I am allowed to help in the kitchen, gluing the cookies together with home made strawberry jam. But I am impatient, and eagerly run to […]

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  • Oatmeal cookies

    Posted on December 8, 2013 by in Christmas, Desserts, Recipes

    It is Sunday afternoon, a few days away from Christmas and our kitchen is full of flavour again. Smells like vanilla, roasted nuts and butter cookies. I have tried this recipe a month ago and it turn out an absolute perfection. Repeating the experience, oatmeal butter cookies with walnuts, dried cranberries, raisins and sultanas are […]

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  • Orange Marmalade Cake

    Posted on March 17, 2013 by in Celebrations, Christmas, Desserts, Recipes

    Last Christmas seasons, I have been visiting the Waterstone’s book shop in search for something special. There are so many things on display to catch the eye – from beautiful magazines and breathtaking variety of books to British selection of foods and drinks. I must confess, I really do not remember what has been my purchase, […]

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  • Christmas Day

    Posted on December 26, 2012 by in Celebrations, Christmas

    Christmas day… All is set and ready. The presents, the dishes, the champagne glasses and the drinks… I still remember Christmas day being celebrated at the house of my grandparents, the festivity and cheer of all relatives coming together… So much time has passed, one generation handing over the traditions to another and yet, here […]

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