Mushrooms & Basil Pesto on Rucola Salad

I absolutely adore mushrooms in whatever variety they come in – however, two weeks ago I, for the first time ever, had mushrooms with pesto and let me tell you this: it’s a perfect match! The umami deliciousness of mushrooms paired with the freshness of basil and the hit of garlic makes for an incredible…

Tomato Soup: Late Summer Favorite

What you want for soups of any kind are really ripe vegetables – so late summer is where you will typically get the best tomatoes – savour them! Also, while the recipe below can be followed as is, I really can’t stress enough how easily variable soup recipes are: basically, you can throw in there…

Salsa Verde: Make Summer Last!

Summer is slowly but surely coming to an end here in Switzerland and I am looking for ways to make it last just a little longer – and especially make use of all of the herbs that have growing on my balcony the last couple of months. So this is my take on a classic…

Homemade Swiss Cheese Spätzle or Chäässpätzli!

Spätzle is one of the most famous dishes from the German-speaking part of the world – and the Swiss twist on it is, of course, to serve them with lots and lots of cheese! – and fried up onions…there really is nothing more comforting in the world for me. And even if the cold days…

Savory Potato Pancakes

In Switzerland, we call this little dish Härdöpfeltätschli oder Kartoffelpuffer – simple and easy savory potato pancakes that I like to serve with a salad and maybe a joghurt dip. So here we go: Ingredients (6 pancakes, serves ca. 2 people): 500g potatoes (mealy) 100g flour 1-2 teaspoons of salt 1 medium sized egg 1…

Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Hmmm…it’s the beginning of strawberry season, and I could eat them by the bucket. Though what I really always crave for, is chocolate covered strawberries! I usually get them at food festivals or carnevals, but that isn’t an option at the time of Covid-19, so I did a trial run to come up with this…

Wild Garlic Butter

Early spring “wild garlic season” is nearly at its end and although it has been one of the sunniest spring times I have experienced in Switzerland in the last 10 years, it’s also been a very weird one, being confined to your house most days exept for the occasional walk. And at one of those…

Polenta Raclette Slices: A Twist on a Swiss Classic

I love leftovers, and this is one of my favorite dishes to make when I have leftover polenta: Raclette Polenta Slices! They are incredibly easy to make and you can top them with whatever you like – today I topped them with a bit of sautéed leek and ham, but you can also top them…

Chocolate Tartelettes with Pistacchio

Today, I made these little heart shape chocolate tartelettes with pistaccios. I used heart shaped silicon moulds, but you can also use a lined muffin tin as an alternative, this will, of course, leave you with round mini-tartelettes instead of hearts, probably somewhat like my dark chocolate tartelette recipe with a white crust, which you…

Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are my favorite quick and easy chocolate chip cookies. I have baked them hundreds of times and they never fail me. So here’s my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe: Ingredients (for about 30-35 cookies): 300 gram bitter sweet chocolate, chopped into coarse pieces 250 gram of butter, room temperature 125 gram of coarse brown…