Swiss Winter Cabbage and Raclette Cheese Pie

Purple is the new winter color – or at least if you ask this red and white cabbage Wähe. For anyone not Swiss: Wähe is a traditional, pie or quiche-like dish made of pastry filled with vegetables, cheese or anything else you can think of. Inspired by the delicious recipe by Juckerfarm Farmticker, I opted…

Lemon Curd Tartelettes! Tangy and Sweet Citrus Creations

I have been planning to create my own take on lemon curd tartelettes ever since I first ate a lemon tarte once during a holiday in the UK, where I absolutely fell in love with those tangy-sweet delights! So long story short: You have to try them – I promise you, you will nto regret…

Celebrate Truffle Season with Homemade Gnocchi on Creamy Truffle Sauce

It’s black truffle season (you can get them all year long, of course, but in between December and February black truffle season peaks, with the truffles achieving their most intense flavor and aroma). So this little gnocchi and truffle dish is a wonderful way to celebrate this seasonal highlight. For me, truffles always are festive,…

Chocolate-Maple-Bacon Dessert: Indulge your Dinner Party

You like chocolate, maple sirup, and bacon? – Me too! This was my attempt to combine those flavours into an indulgent plated dessert that was the grand finale of our Christmas dinner for two. It consists of a dark chocolate parfait, tiny bits of chocolate mousse, and a sweet maple mousse on a really dark…

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…

Purple Potato Soup: A Colorful Starter

This soup is easy enough to make and the purple color gives it a little extra wow factor. This time I served it with a bit of sour cream, crispy bacon and chives on top, but you can leave off sour cream and bacon and substitute the cream with coconut milk and you have yourself…

Peas, Goatcheese and Balsamico: A Starter to Impress

This little dish was the starter in our home-made 5 course Christmas dinner for two, a goat-cheese panna cotta combined with a pea purée, topped with some fresh peas, balsamico pearls and a prosciutto rose. I also added a slice of roasted bread to add some texture and bite. This starter was served half-heated, with…

Swiss Caramels or Rahmtäfeli

This recipe is really simple and only requires a bit of patience and some arm muscles. Swiss Caramels are a classic Swiss sweet treat that are not unlike fudges in taste but crumblier and have more “melt in your mouth” texture – they are quite addictive! You can easily store them in a dry enviroment…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Maybe some of you noticed by now that I am Swiss. However, I did grow up in upstate New York, thus – although with Bagels and Cream Cheese instead of Donuts – some childhood memories stuck. And well, unless you go to Starbucks, which in Switzerland is endlessly expensive, one particular childhood craving is hard…