Category Archives: Recipes

  • Banoffee Cake

    Posted on August 6, 2017 by in Desserts, Recipes

    A recent trip to Germany has expanded my culinary horizons adding one more show-stopping cake recipe book to our library. This time, the challenge has been set even higher, embracing the hidden secrets shared by a renown German fine patisserie chef Noemie Strouk in her culinary book “Baking with a wow-effect“. Wow-effect it is… Browsing […]

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  • White Asparagus Soup

    Posted on March 26, 2017 by in Celebrations, Easter, Recipes, Soups

    Sunday morning walk in the woods, life cannot start any better on a fresh, blue sky spring sunny day. Only a short drive away from home, resides one of our favourite family locations for a tranquil walk in nature – the Lemmens music academy in Leuven. Parking the car in front of the building we […]

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  • Baked Pangasius Fish

    Posted on March 25, 2017 by in Mains, Recipes

    Have you ever dreamed of having a selection of a few delicious recipes, ready to be cooked in absolutely no time for an unsophisticated family party? This recipe is just the kind! Fresh fish fillet baked in a matter of a minutes to a golden perfection. Sounds simple enough… yet with a twist, elevating this […]

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  • Million Dollar Spaghetti

    Posted on January 30, 2017 by in Mains, Recipes

    It is the depth of winter and the days are shaded, casting colours of dark. White, blue and grey during the day and star gazed purple and sapphire blue during the night. The chill is gripping and while there is joy in taking a deep air-crisp fresh breath and listening to a solitary bird song singing the […]

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  • Chocolate Cake

    Posted on January 4, 2017 by in Desserts, Recipes

    It is New Year and my birthday all in one and in a good old tradition we celebrate with a festive home made cake to mark this exceptional occasion. And what a festive cake this one turns out to be – a truly decadent, flavour rich orange chocolate cake to make all the senses feel […]

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  • 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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  • Asian Teriyaki Pork

    Posted on January 2, 2017 by in Mains, Recipes

    We love Asian food at home. Easy and quick to prepare and not to mention deliciously light and exceptionally healthy. It is often gracing our family table for various meals. From completely vegan variaties to options of cooking with fish and meat. No surprise when this Christmas season I have found not one, not two […]

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  • Apple Marzipan Cake

    Posted on February 20, 2016 by in Desserts, Recipes

    In a recent trip to Germany we have stumbled upon an apple cake recipe book, Apfel-kuchen by Elisabeth Bangert. Looking simple and unassuming, it somehow reflected homemade German cooking with an appetisingly looking pictures of recipes on how to make apple cake 100 different ways. As this is my husband’s favourite cake, the investment seemed worthwhile […]

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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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  • Apple Cream Cake

    Posted on January 3, 2016 by in Desserts, Recipes

    My family’s favourite fruit is apple and this, unsurprisingly often dictates the flavour of our home made desserts. I have so many recipes of various apple cakes and somehow they do not seem to be enough. Every new discovery of making an apple cake in a different way quickly becomes a family favourite requested to […]

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