The recipes on this page are for lighter meals, sides, dips and soups.
We are finally getting the sort of hot days and nights where all I want to eat is lovely cold food. Salads, sandwiches and quiches are all very good, but sometimes I crave a little spice – and what could be better than the spicy little morsels known as Vietnamese Prawn Spring Rolls? Not deep-fried […]
Is there any brunch more tempting than Eggs Benedict? The sight of a perfectly poached egg, cloaked in buttery hollandaise sauce, perched atop a lightly toasted English muffin is enough to get most stomachs rumbling. Whether you like it with bacon or salmon, it is a classic for a reason. We are so used to […]
I love mushrooms. Truly, mushrooms would have to be one of my desert-island foods. Whether fancy shiitake, the prized porcino, colourful pfifferlinge or plain old button mushrooms, they are all delicious, with their earthy flavour and delicate texture. Whatever time of year it is, mushrooms will find their way into my shopping basket, ready for risotto, a salad, a quiche, […]
Wow, it’s been a crazy start to the week and it’s only Monday evening! Reading the papers each day seems to bring more alarming and alarmist stories from across the globe, however life here in Munich seems to be carrying on much as usual so far. I did notice the other day when I was […]
It’s the middle of the week, we’ve been on the road the last two days and I had a craving for some quick and easy seafood for dinner. Definitely a night for some Spicy Herby Calamari Rings. Living in Munich where the nearest ocean is around 600 kilometres away, I’ve made my peace with the […]
This Chicken Live Pâté recipe is absolutely fool-proof. Chicken livers are gently poached with flavourings before being whipped into silky, buttery, utterly moreish pâté. Topped with white wine and green peppercorn jelly, this is the perfect pâté for your next party.
I am looking out the kitchen window watching huge fluffy snowflakes drift down from the sky. Just two days ago it was so gorgeously warm and sunny that I thought maybe, just maybe we’d escaped winter and spring was on the way. It’s not that I mind winter, but as it reaches the tail end […]
As contrary as it sounds, whenever the weather gets hot, my favourite way of cooking is to use the oven. I know it seems insane when the mercury is pushing 40°C outside to turn on a ferociously hot oven, but there is a method to my madness. The way I see it is that cooking […]
We’ve landed back in beautiful Munich to the clear and crisp skies and very chilly nights of late winter. It’s not quite spring yet, but the promise of it hangs in the air, brightening the mood and sending the locals outside to soak up every last bit of available sun. I’m rather enjoying the opportunity […]
Already the second week of February and the year seems to be picking up speed. Suddenly there is so much to be done, plans being made, deadlines to meet and the calendar is filling up. I’m always excited for new adventures and am really looking forward to sharing them here. Sometimes though, I need a […]
Is there anything more invitingly homely than than the aroma of freshly baked bread? There is a type of magic at work in the way something so simple can set our mouths watering and trigger so many memories and emotions. The trouble is that many of us have lost our way with bread. Not only […]
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 photoshoot for the book cover and I can’t wait to let my baby go out […]