Winter is here: Potato and Savoy Cabbage Gratin

There is no time like a cold winter evening to enjoy this heart-warming, seasonal and (reasonably) healthy potato and savoy cabbage gratin! For me, gratins are comfortfood per excellance and – as I simply love savoy cabbage – this one in particular I could eat almost everyday! This is a vegetarian version, but if you…

Homemade Gnocchi: The Basics

Homemade Gnocchi! The way to win anyone’s heart, at least if you ask me. Those little potato goodies are actually quite simple to make, you just need a little bit of time on your hands – and they are so worth it. This easy gnocchi recipe is taken from my favorite basics cookbook (in German), TipTopf. The…

No Waste Arancini stuffed with Mushroom and Ricotta

Arancini are fried and stuffed rice balls and an absolute favourite of mine in terms of how you can use your leftovers, using this week’s leftover Risotto Milanese. Classically, arancini are filled with a ragu of minced meat, tomato sauce and mozarella, this time, however, I stuffed the fried rice balls with ricotta and mushrooms…

Risotto alla Milanese: A Saffron Classic

This is a lovely Italian classic I crave for ever so often. You can serve it as a course in an Italian inspired meal (primo piatto) or as an entire meal in its own. Traditionally, risotto is served without any side dishes and also not as a side dish itself. However, you can also combine…

Tarte flambée or Elsässer Flammenkuchen

When we talk about French cuisine, we think of technically outstanding, fancy food in more or less expensive restaurants. However, there is also simple, delicious  food that is easy to make. One of my favourite examples is “La Tarte Flambée” or – in German – “Flammenkuchen” (a literal translation to English would be “flamecake”). It…

Say Quesadillas! Delightful Leftovers

Summer is coming – and with it the balcony season. And what is better than a late afternoon on the balcony with good company and a glas Rosé? Right, an afternoon on the balcony with good company, a glas Rosé and delicious, freshly made food. So that’s what we did yesterday.   I love Quesadillas,…