Chocolate Chip Cookies – Childhood Memory at its best

Maybe some of you noticed by now that I am Swiss. However, I did grow up in upstate New York, thus – although with Bagels and Cream Cheese instead of Donughts – some childhood memories stuck. And well, unless you go to Starbucks, which in Switzerland is endlessly expensive, one particular childhood craving is hard to satisfy. Chocolate Chip Cookies! So I decided to make … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookies – Childhood Memory at its best

A heartwarming and healthy pot of chicken curry

I want to cut right to the chase: I used and adapted a wonderful recipe from one of my favourite cooking magazines Kochen and it turned out to be an absolute soulwarming dish that was – and I still can’t believe it after eating it – not only healthy but actually really low in calories (541 kcal/person). So here’s how you’ll get that wonderful curry … Continue reading A heartwarming and healthy pot of chicken curry

Spanish Tortilla – More Than Just an Omelet

This is one of the Sunday brunch dishes we enjoy at home – and Sunday brunch is one of the most important meals for us, as both studying and working in the gastronomy business at the same has its perks (money to buy good food) but first and foremost its downfalls (not much free time together). It’s an easy to make dish, simple and clean … Continue reading Spanish Tortilla – More Than Just an Omelet

The Perfect Appetizer: Roasted Tomatoes on (leftover) Bread with Garlic and Cream Cheese

This is one of the best appetizers I had in a long time and we basically stumbled upon it by trying to empty out our pantry. What we had to begin with was old whole-grain bread and overripe tomatoes and what we ended up with was amazing and so simple. Ingredients (4 people) 2-3 tomatoes 4 big slices of bread 3 cloves of garlic 4 … Continue reading The Perfect Appetizer: Roasted Tomatoes on (leftover) Bread with Garlic and Cream Cheese

Embrace Summer: Easy Recipe for Home-Made Elderflower Sirup

The scent of elderflowers really is, to me, a herald of summer. So I always try to preserve it in as many ways as possible. One of my favourite products that can be made out of elderflowers is a home-made sirup. I’ve tried a myriad of recipes and they all work more or less, however, I’ve been able to create the most consistent sirup with … Continue reading Embrace Summer: Easy Recipe for Home-Made Elderflower Sirup

Care for a Broodje? or When Sandwiches get elaborate

When I first came to the Netherlands this February, I was taken aback by the lack of lunch meals in the University cafeteria. Basically, there are none. Or lets say, there are mostly crocettes (which to me are best described as a different shaped variety of Bitterballen), fries, some varieties soups and sandwiches. That’s it. And for me, being used to some kind of warm, … Continue reading Care for a Broodje? or When Sandwiches get elaborate

Tarte flambée or Elsässer Flammenkuchen

When we talk about French cuisine, we think of technically outstanding, fancy food in more or less expensive restaurants. However, there is also simple, delicious  food that is easy to make. One of my favourite examples is “La Tarte Flambée” or – in German – “Flammenkuchen” (a literal translation to English would be “flamecake”). It originated as a peasant dish in the North-East of the … Continue reading Tarte flambée or Elsässer Flammenkuchen