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 […]

tomato hummus

Lunch wraps with oven-dried tomato hummus and walnuts

As of this week, summer holidays are over and it’s back to school and back to regular everyday life. Truth be told, these first days of waving the girls off again so early in the morning always make me a bit sad. Of course, our meals will have to be fit into a tighter schedule […]

almond granola

Almond granola with lemon and dried cherries

Granola is one of my go-to breakfasts. As it’s so easy to make at home and you can add any ingredients and flavours you fancy, it gives you the opportunity to enjoy new varieties every season. Last week I was gifted a surprise batch of freshly picked sour cherries. I turned half of them into […]

Dried sour cherries

Naturally sweetened, oven-dried sour cherries

Last week a dear friend of mine surprised me with a bucketful of freshly picked sour cherries. Where I live, sour cherries aren’t a very common find. Only a few orchards grow them and as they don’t keep long once picked, you won’t find them in many veg stores either. When you do happen upon […]

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