• Making Vegetable Stock Yourself

    Making Vegetable Stock Yourself

    I’ve started making vegetable stock myself. Well, it’s more of a vegetable paste that you can use as stock! I got the recipe from Utopia, but since it’s in German I thought I’d show you how to do it. I slightly adapted the recipe by using lovage instead of garden cress and shallots instead of […]

  • I made bread!

    I made bread!

    Welcome to another round of my cooking and baking round-up! Today I’m bringing to you – bread. Spelt wholewheat bread, to be exact. I made it myself! As you can see, I’m insanely pleased with myself because of this. It isn’t a difficult recipe by any means, but it takes patience. All in all, you […]

  • Did I mention I’m still excited over our kitchen?

    Did I mention I’m still excited over our kitchen?

    It’s probably silly how excited I am over our little kitchen, but this is the first time I’ve actually owned a kitchen! And could (co-)decide how it was going to look and which appliance is going to be put in where and all that grown-up stuff! After we moved into our apartment last year, we […]

  • Fried Grated Potatoes and Carrots with Herbed Quark

    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 […]

  • An Experiment in Gardening

    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 […]

  • Banana Milkshake

    Banana Milkshake

    I wanted to treat myself to a cafè latte at my favourite coffeeplace here, but the weather was so bad I didn’t want to leave the house, so I made a banana milkshake instead! It’s really simple: for three portions, you need three bananas sliced into little pieces, 450ml milk and a bit of lemon […]

  • Quiche Lorraine

    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, […]

  • 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 […]