Category: European

Pasta Salad with Tuna and Ham

Pasta Salad with Tuna and Ham In hot summer days I prefer to cook as simple as possible. I avoid to turn on my stove for longer time to prevent heat inside the house. This is one of people’s favorite summer dish : pasta salad and it would be served cold. We just need to Read More …

Sausages in Tomato Sauce

Sausages in Tomato Sauce Sausages are one of my favorite foods in my childhood until now. There are many different sausage especially in Germany but I like to use Vienna sausage (Wienerle) for this recipe. You can use another kind of sausage, like Frankfurter or Bockwurst which are also made from pork. But if you Read More …

Reef and Beef Salad

Reef and Beef Salad This salad was inspired by Vapiano, a German restaurant company which serve Italian “semi-fast” food. Vapiano’s reef and beef salad has become my favorite dish and I would always order this dish everytime I visit vapiano. This salad is unique and rich because it contains vegetable salad (of course), roasted Mediterranean Read More …

Schupfnudeln (German Finger-Noodles)

Schupfnudeln (German Finger Noodles) Schupfnudeln is also called “finger noodles”, maybe because it looks like fingers. But I like to call it as “German version gnocchi”  because they have actually the same ingredients and process. My daughter really like them, because she sometime get them for lunch at school. Schupfnudeln could be enjoyed in two Read More …

Niçoise Salad

Niçoise Salad Niçoise salad (read: nis-soaz) comes originally from Nice (read: nis), a beautiful city located in French Rivera (Côte d’Azur, read: kot-dea-syu) in southeastern France. First time I tried this salad was in Nice itself. I was on vacation with my family and found this salad in a restaurant. It was just a simpe Read More …

Roasted Vegetables Risotto

Roasted Vegetables Risotto I was inspired from an italian restaurant near my house, they have a delicious vegetable risotto dish, they use fresh vegetables depends on the season. I have shared my Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables and have promised to share my risotto recipe using these vegetables. I like to use chicken stock for risotto dishes, Read More …

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables I like to call these vegetables as “three good friends”. Combination of these three vegetables is very common in mediterranean culinary because they taste really good together. Ratatouille (read : rat-ə-too-ee) is one of famous french dish which use these three vegetables as main ingredients. This would be a simple side dish Read More …

Vanillekipferl (German Cresent-Shaped Vanilla Cookies)

Vanillekipferl (German Crescent-Shaped Vanilla Cookies) It’s time for Christmas baking! It’s a tradition to bake cookies during advent in European countries especially in Germany, because people like to give their homemade cookies as christmas gift. Vanillekipferl is one of popular cookies in Germany during Christmas season. We can find them in every bakery or supermarket. Read More …

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie Shepherd’s Pie is known as an English meat pie. It consists of two layer, the meat layer at the bottom and the mashed potato layer on top. The meat filling could be varied, but the combination of beef, carrots and peas is very common. Shepherd’s Pie (Photo credit : Veronica) Shepherd’s Pie Serve Read More …

Lasagna Bolognese

Lasagna Bolognese This is one of classic Italian dishes and also Garfield’s most favorite food ever! Lasagna is flat pasta sheet, nowadays we can buy “no precook” dried lasagna in almost every grocery stores. “No precook” means we don’t have to boil them first before baking them, read first the instruction to know whether it Read More …