Apple Crumble Cheesecake Bar with Homemade Caramel Sauce

It’s apple time!! With about 16 kg apples eaten per year per capita, apples are by far the most popular fruit in Switzerland! So this is my version of combining the love for fresh apples with a bit of the American influence I’ve taken on over the years; I made Apple Crumble Cheesecake Bars! Creamy,…

Pumpkin-Gnocchi Gratin with minced meat and cheese

And suddenly it’s cold and rainy – summer is over – and fall is here! Now while I love summer, fall might be my all time favorite season, especially when it comes to food. One of the reasons for this: the glorious pumpkin! So I started this fall season with one of my most comforting…

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…

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…

Swiss inspired One-Pot Lentil Stew with Wienerli

Is there anything better in autumn than a hearty lentil stew? Although the summer here in Colorado still seems to last a little longer, it still gets a bit chilly at high altitudes. That made me dig up this old Swiss recipe and make some adjustments – the original recipe, a lentil and bacon stew,…

Roasted Pumpkin and Feta Salad with an Onsenegg

I absolutely loved this seasonal fall or winter starter with pumkin, feta cheese and a perfect onsen egg. For the onsen egg, I used a Sous-vide Machine to cook it for 50 minutes at 64.5°. However, if you don’t have a sous-vide machine, you can always prepare a poached egg or combine the salad with…

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…