Valentine’s Fromage Frais Waffles

  Happy Valentine’s Day… To be honest, I’m actually not much of a Valentine’s Day fan. Having grown up in Germany when it wasn’t yet a thing over there I can still happily do without the rather commercial fuss.  But I decided to use today’s date as an excuse for a breakfast of heart-shaped waffles in […]

Courgette, Lemon and Lime Birthday Cake

It was my friend Becky’s birthday the other day and when I was going through my receipe collection to look for a birthday cake I could make for her, I came accross this little beauty here, which is the courgette cake from Nigella’s Domestic Goddess book. Courgette cakes are always a favourite of mine as […]

Gooseberry and Almond Cake

The summer is sadly almost over already which might mean that in some regions you might struggle to get gooseberries still but if you’re in luck, pick up a box – or go and pick some – and make this super easy and quick cake! My work colleague Anamaria kindly gave me a box of gooseberries she picked […]

Belgian Waffles

Recently I went to Belgium for a few days, first I went to Bruges and then to Antwerp. I really liked both cities, for different reasons. Bruges is a bit like a film set, quite surreal with all it’s historic buildings and just so picturesque. Antwerp is much more modern, both in it’s look and even […]

Banana Cake (a la Pret A Manger)

Today is a public holiday in all the three countries I have lived in – Germany has it’s long Pentecost weekend, England another May Bank Holiday and the US are honouring their Memorial Day.  Hopefully, all of you who live in these countries have gotten at least one long breakfast or brunch in on one […]

Cocoa Waffles with Whipped Coconut Cream

This was originally going to be red velvet waffle receipe which I was going to post – nicely timed – on Valentine’s Day.  But when I started making the waffle batter and it came to adding the red food colouring I realised I didn’t have any! I was a little disappointed at first but then […]

Black Rice Pudding with Coconut Milk

Ladies and Gentlemen, please, may I present to you my vegan, gluten-, dairy- and even sugar-free brunch treat that I have been announcing in the last two posts: black rice pudding with coconut milk. I have only once been to Thailand and only for a stopover but I still made sure I had some of the […]