Tangerines dipped in chocolate

Tangerines dipped in chocolate

Dear young chef, Aren’t these little gnomes cute? The only thing they lack still is a beard! They are very easy to make and good fun as well, especially if you like chocolate as much as I do… Making these tangerines dipped in chocolate is not difficult at all. Peeling the tangerines and melting the chocolate is where you start.  After that it is time to get creative. Ask yourselves these questions: How deep will you dip the segments: just the top…

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Marinated salmon cubes with stir fried green vegetables

Marinated salmon cubes with stir fried green vegetables

Marinated Salmon Cubes: The easy part These marinated salmon cubes are one of our favourite ways of eating fish at home at the moment. Soya sauce has always been popular, so we use it for all sorts of marinades: for chicken, for cod and also for salmon. We started to have these salmon cubes with stir fried noodles and veggies. Everybody loved them, especially the salmon cubes, they were always picked out first!   The marinade is made out of soya sauce,…

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Wholemeal Spaghetti with Rucola Pesto and cherry tomatoes

Wholemeal Spaghetti with Rucola Pesto and cherry tomatoes

Super quick dinner Spaghetti pesto is one of the most easy and quick dishes to get ready. It is so perfect for a busy weekday tea when there is no time for real cooking and especially when nobody had thought ahead about dinner at all. This really needs no more than the time for the pasta to cook. So what is that, 10 minutes, even less? You make the pesto while the pasta is cooking. This time I didn’t make…

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Linzer torte

Linzer torte

This little Linzer torte is what was left after our New Years Eve dinner.  I had never eaten this traditional Austrian cake before until just before Christmas when we were invited to a friend’s house. She is a wonderful cook anyway, but oh my, this was so delicious. I do have a sweet tooth, I know I do, but this was just so tasty! I immediately decided to make it for our New Years Eve dinner. It turned out Linzer torte…

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Granola with cinnamon and dried apricots

Granola with cinnamon and dried apricots

Happy 2017! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and fantastic New year just like I did. We had a great time! I have very much enjoyed the way celebrating and travelling becomes easier when the children grow up. It was just relaxing and fun this year. I wasn’t the zombie that I have been in the previous years. Short and endlessly interrupted nights didn’t make me the best company in the festive season in the past few years I am…

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Mini Gingerbread House

Mini Gingerbread House

I absolutely love gingerbread houses! They can be so pretty, some really are pure art! And how much fun is it to decorate them with the kids!? They get totally excited when they even come near gingerbread houses! Icing! Sweets!! Yay!! The only thing about them of course, is the amount of sugar that is involved. After all the hard work to make the house and decorate it, somebody needs to eat it all and than it just gets too much,…

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Healthier Mince Pies

Healthier Mince Pies

It is Christmas soon, naturally, it is also time for mince pies! At least it is here in England. It took me a few years living in England before I got into them. As many other immigrants I thought they had mince meat in them and couldn’t get over that. Until my curiosity got the better of me and I was brave enough to ask someone directly. They laughed of course, I tried some and obviously I loved them! I have…

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Homemade Healthy Christmas Present

Homemade Healthy Christmas Present

  This is the Christmas present my two boys took into school last Christmas for their teacher. These boxes have three different types of healthy treats, no sugar and no butter but lots of oats, dried fruit, nuts and different types of vegetable oil. Of course there has to be some yummy honey in there as well. Follow

Delicious dried apple rings

Delicious dried apple rings

These dried apple rings are too good to be truth. They are so easy to make and you don’t need the prettiest apples in the world to make them. They are perfect to make with some windfalls or the last ones left at the bottom of a big box. Follow

Classic Cod Fish Cake

Classic Cod Fish Cake

Do all kids like fish cakes? My kids do, but they have a distinct preference for one particular fish cake, we buy these (frozen) in our local farm shop. It has cod and mashed potato in, that is all I know. They are quite flat and not small and they have a rather firm crust. Although very simpel, I really like them and the kids have loved them from the first time I bought them. They will eat other fish cake…

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