Fried Grated Potatoes and Carrots with Herbed Quark

[I added the Quiche Lorraine recipe I used to my entry about it. It’s really quite good, you should try it.] My Grandma had reason to be proud today (even though that in itself is a very questionable argument, considering she subsists on spinach with the consistency of cow dung) (sorry for that picture): I…

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An Experiment in Gardening

I like cooking. I’m not a fantastic cook, but I find after a stressful day there’s nothing that cheers me up like a homecooked meal. As I’m one of these insane people that responds well to the “learning by doing” approach, I slowly taught myself how to cook over these past years. Believe me, you…

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Quiche Lorraine

Finally found a good recipe! The quiche is rather classic with bacon, but I added scallions instead of onions. It was oh so very yummy. What did you have for dinner today? QUICHE LORRAINE (in: Tante Marie. La véritable cuisine traditionelle) Ingredients: yeast dough, 125g smoked bacon, scallions, 100g cream, 3 eggs, 25g butter, salt,…

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Palacsinta

Here’s a confession: palacsinta are the greatest thing in the world. There are crêpes, pancakes, Pfannkuchen, but they don’t compare  to palacsinta for me; they don’t remind me of sitting in the tiny little palacsinta place in Buda with friends, having a good time and eating ALL THE PALACSINTAS EVER. I’ve had never much luck…

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