Category: European

Marble Cake

Marble Cake I  usually bake this German cake for our “Kaffeeklatsch” (a small gathering with coffee/tea and cakes) with my neighbours. It has been a favorite among adults and children 😉 Marble cake (german: Marmorkuchen) is one of famous cakes in Germany. It is white batter cake with chocolate-batter swirl (marble-like) in the middle. We Read More …

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies Still in holiday mood, I want to share my butter cookies recipe with christmas themed decorations. It is a tradition in our family (I believe it would be in your family too 🙂 ) to bake and decorate cookies before Christmas. I like to spend hours with my daughter to bake and decorate Read More …

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes Cupcakes are always kid’s favorite. Its size is perfect to fill up your stomach during afternoon with a cup or coffee or tea. There are many ways to make cupcakes, with different tastes, fillings and decorations. I like to eat cakes but I am not good at decorating cake. I usually just make Read More …

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 …