The Latest Recipes From My Kitchen

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Chard and Feta Tart

Chard and Feta Tart

Glorious weather continues in Munich with day after day of clear blue skies and balmy summer evenings. I am beyond excited as my cookbook is being sent to the printers on the weekend, we had an amazing time at the…

Elderflower and Prosecco Jam

Elderflower and Prosecco Jam

We’ve arrived back in Munich to gorgeous early summer weather. It’s warm, sunny, the whole city seems to have decamped to the riverside and the smell of barbecue hangs in the air. Truly, this is when Munich comes alive. This…

Spiced Hokkaido Pumpkin Soup

Spiced Hokkaido Pumpkin Soup

I love the thick and luscious texture of Spiced Hokkaido Pumpkin Soup. Teamed with warming spices and sprinkled with salty prosciutto and feta, this can be a meal in itself or the starter for a larger harvest feast.
Plum and Walnut Jam

Plum and Walnut Jam

A slow lazy autumn Sunday, coffee and papers in bed, followed by a relaxed breakfast. Billie Holiday is singing on the stereo, there is a loaf of bread in the oven, and puttering away on the stove is a big…

Plum Cinnamon Streusel Cake

Plum Cinnamon Streusel Cake

Beautiful autumn continues here in Bavaria, this entire week has been cool, but beautifully clear and sunny – perfect for all the people celebrating the Oktoberfest on the Wiesn. This morning has dawned grey and cool, which is the ideal kind…

Creamy Vanilla Custard Squares

Creamy Vanilla Custard Squares

Wow. July has just flown past! We have been so busy I’ve hardly had time to think – but I’m not complaining. We had a glorious trip to Zürich to see beautiful Lily and her wonderful mother Marianne, who spoiled…

Lime and Thyme Chicken

Lime and Thyme Chicken

Summer is trying SO HARD to arrive in Munich. We have one day of sweltering summer heat, where the hot winds of the Föhn come rushing over the alps from Italy, the skies are clear and deep Bavarian blue and…

German Nut Plait Nusszopf Nußzopf

German Nut Plait ‘Nußzopf’

I was working in a small village out of Munich the other day, and when I went out to buy lunch at the local bakery I stopped dead in my tracks. There, sitting in the counter window was such a…

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Hi, I’m Jay!

Welcome to Days of Jay

I’m a cookbook author and food photographer. Days of Jay is my website, where I share easy, delicious recipes for home cooking.

My recipes are packed with photos and useful tips and tricks to help you as you cook. They are all inspired by healthy, seasonal ingredients and my travels across the globe, especially in Germany, Italy, Cyprus, and Australasia.

I am so excited to have you here, so let’s dive in and get cooking!

Recipes By Category


light-bites
Sweet Things
Main Event
cocktail hour
Seared Duck with Pomegranate
Asparagus and Lemon Risotto
Stifado (Greek Beef Stew)
Turkish Bread (Ramazan Pidesi)
Chicken Marbella

Easy-Breezy Summer Salads


Here in Europe, the skies are blue, it’s heating up, and we are all looking forward to a gloriously warm summer after the chill of winter. Check out some of these tasty (and easy!) salads for summer eating inspiration!

Italian Caprese Pasta Salad

Yesterday it rained properly for the first time in weeks, and today we woke up to cool misty weather. It wasn’t long, of course, before the sun burst through, but it was a little hint that my favourite season of all, autumn, is on the horizon. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer as much…

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Tomato Burrata Caprese Salad

Bright, colourful and perfectly delicious Tomato Burrata Caprese Salad (Insalata Caprese) is the ultimate Italian summer salad with fresh green basil, creamy white burrata and juicy red tomatoes representing the colours of the Italian flag.

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Steak and Salsa Salad

If you are looking for big, punchy flavours then Steak and Salsa Salad is the recipe for you. Smoky grilled steak with a vibrant salsa and a zesty lime and coriander dressing. Perfect for summer barbecues or a weeknight dinner at home.

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Summer Roast Vegetable Salad

Full of beautiful colour, Summer Roast Vegetable Salad is delicious as a meal by itself or for an outdoor barbecue. Make a big batch as it keeps for days!

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Chicken and Farro Salad

Chicken and Farro Salad is hands down one of my favourite lean and green chicken recipes! Packed with nutritious grains, lean poached chicken and fresh vegetables, this super salad is healthy and incredibly delicious too!

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It’s super easy to make a delicious Greek Salad at home. This summery favourite is tasty even in the cooler months, with loads of fresh veg and salty Feta cheese.

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Looking for Dinner Inspiration?


Below are some of my most popular dinner recipes. Quick and easy with simple ingredients and big flavours.

Italian Pork and Fennel Ragu title card.
Pork Medallions and Peppers
Roasted Eggplants stuffed with spiced lentils, tomatoes and herbs.
Feta and Pesto Stuffed Chicken
Mussel au gratin or as the Italians call them Cozze al Forno are a fantastic starter or light meal for two. So quick and easy to prepare they are packed with Mediterranean flavour.
Ricotta Gnocchi with Lemon and Sage title card.

My FAvourite German Cake Recipes

While people often associate Germany with pretzels and beer, it’s really all about coffee and cake!

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Easy German Cake Recipes