The Latest Recipes From My Kitchen

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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…

Asparagus with Sauce Hollandaise

Asparagus with Sauce Hollandaise

Spring is heralded in Munich not only by the sudden explosion of green leaves and spring flowers, but by the arrival on every market stand of the the highly coveted spargel – or thick stems of white asparagus. While everybody…

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Welcome to Days of Jay

I’m Jay, 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
Strawberry Cream Puffs
Ginger Beef Stir Fry
One Pan Chicken and Orzo
One Bowl Vanilla Cake (with oil!)
Turkish Poached Eggs (Çılbır)

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!

Shrimp, Watermelon and Feta Salad is a glorious mixture of textures and tastes, with cool watermelon perfectly pairing with garlicky shrimp, salty feta cheese and a pop of chilli. This simple recipe is summer on a plate!

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Vietnamese Prawn Spring Rolls

Light, fresh, and full of delicious vegetables, Vietnamese Prawn Spring Rolls are fun to make and the perfect light meal for a hot summer day. Mix and match fillings to suit your tastes, but don’t forget the spicy peanut dipping sauce!

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A British classic that never goes out of style. Coronation Chicken is a delicious combination of poached chicken, creamy curry sauce and crunchy almonds. A meal fit for a queen (or king!)

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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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Turkish Bulgue Salad Kisir

Hearty, delicious and filling, Turkish Bulgur Salad or Kısır is a terrific meal all year round. It is the perfect accompaniment to grilled and barbecued meat or as part of a Turkish or Cypriot inspired feast!

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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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Looking for Dinner Inspiration?


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

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Beef Shank Osso Buco
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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