steamed buns

Vegan steamed buns with peppery hoisin glazed mushrooms

When comfort food is called for, steamed buns are the thing. There’s just something about these pillowy Chinese rolls that makes you forget everything around you the moment you sink your teeth in them. You can buy them fresh or frozen at supermarkets and oriental stores, but did you know it’s actually quite easy to […]

strudel

Savoury Christmas wreath with roasted veg and fresh herbs

I love preparing for the holidays. From early December I shamelessly indulge in Christmas songs, pondering on what to get the people I love and particularly what to feed them on the big day. This doesn’t change the fact that mysteriously every year Christmas seems to arrive a week earlier than I expect it to, […]

poached quinces

Poached quinces with ginger and cardamom

Quince season is here and now’s the time to enjoy these quirky-looking fruits to the fullest. By making these zesty poached quinces with lemon, ginger and cardamom, for example, to spoon over your breakfast porridge, use as a tart filling or serve to lift your snack platter to another level. Inviting as they may smell […]

quince jelly

Zesty quince jelly with ginger and cardamom

Making jam and jelly is a great way to preserve the fresh flavour of ripe, seasonal fruit. And as quinces are in season now, now’s the perfect moment to pick up a fresh batch and make quince jelly. With their subtle, rosy flavour, quinces will make a delicious jelly all on their own. But as […]

quince compote

Quince compote with white wine and star anise

Quince season is here! From October to January you can find these quirky-shaped fruits in Middle-Eastern stores and larger vegetable stores. And if you happen upon them, I strongly urge you to buy a batch immediately and make the most of this seasonal treat. By turning them into this warm-spiced quince compote, for example. Quinces […]

sticky portobello mushrooms

Buckwheat pancakes with sticky portobello mushrooms

Trees are turning golden and red, mushrooms are popping up everywhere in our garden, and in my kitchen I can’t get enough of them either. Few things spell autumn better than comforting mushroom dishes, like mushroom risotto, creamy chestnut and mushroom tart and this current favourite in our house: warm-spiced savoury pancakes with creamy crushed […]

buckwheat porridge

Sweet-spiced buckwheat porridge with sea buckthorn sauce

Just like that, temperatures dropped 10 degrees and rainstorms reached our country with the evident intention to stay. There’s no denying it: autumn’s definitely here. And you won’t hear me complain. Some of you may know already that autumn ranks high as my favourite season of the year and here are just a few reasons […]

sea buckthorn

Sea buckthorn sauce with ginger and orange zest

Sea buckthorn season’s here! As temperatures drop and birds start migrating southwards, this is the period that sea buckthorn berries are ripe for them to munch on. And, if we’re lucky and live in the vicinity of these wild prickly bushes (or a well-equipped veg store), for us to enjoy as well. Buckthorn berries add […]

oven-dried tomatoes

How to make oven-dried tomatoes at home

Oven-dried tomatoes are a staple at our place. It’s one of those cases in which homemade beats shop-bought a million times whereas at the same time making them yourself is so incredibly easy. All it takes is a bit of patience while your oven turns your fresh tomatoes into sweet and savoury flavour bombs. This […]

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