Nürnberger Elisen Lebkuchen – soft german gingerbread

The Elisen Lebkuchen of Nuremberg are my great Christmas favourites! I love them to the point that a couple of years ago, when in England we did not yet find almost all European products, I asked my family to send them by post! The difference between the Lebkuchen and the Elisen Lebkuchen is that Elisen … Continue reading Nürnberger Elisen Lebkuchen – soft german gingerbread

Lebkuchen as tree decoration or for making gingerbread houses

Lebkuchen is a traditional German gingerbread. According to Wikipedia, Lebkuchen was invented by monks in Franconia in the 13th century. In the 14th century in Nuremberg and Ulm bakers already produced this type of pastry. Oh this smell of Lebkuchen mixed with the fresh pine  In the olden days Lebkuchen was used among other things … Continue reading Lebkuchen as tree decoration or for making gingerbread houses

Goulash Soup (Traditional & Thermomix)

My oldest son loves the Austrian Goulash, so I try to make it as often as possible. It is a dish from back when Austria was an Empire and came from its member state Hungaria, where the shepherds cooked the star ingredients beef, paprika, onions open air in the puszta in huge casseroles suspended on … Continue reading Goulash Soup (Traditional & Thermomix)

Churros – spanish sweet fried treat (Traditional & Thermomix)

I don’t know many people who don’t love Churros – these are a Spanish snack consisting of a strip of fried chou pastry dough dusted with sugar. Normally this is just a holiday treat for my boys as I haven’t discovered a place hereabouts where you can get them. But now I have found a brilliant … Continue reading Churros – spanish sweet fried treat (Traditional & Thermomix)

5-vegetable Pasta Sauce (Traditonal & Thermomix)

It's again Meatfree Monday and I have the perfect pasta sauce for you.If you are one of those parents who are trying to sneak vegetables into your children's diets, here is one pasta sauce that is simply delicious and covers 2 out of your 5 a day. This sauce freezes well and is really versatile, … Continue reading 5-vegetable Pasta Sauce (Traditonal & Thermomix)

Porridge & Co (Traditional + Thermomix)

Now that school is starting again, we are having the healthy breakfast option again, the one that is filling enough to last until lunch. And doing this, in my house at least, we're talking about porridge! I have been a fan since I was a teenager. It was my daily breakfast for years. In the … Continue reading Porridge & Co (Traditional + Thermomix)

French summer vegetable tian

Tian is on the one hand a traditional Provencal dish, originally a simple flat or glazed stoneware, and secondly a culinary preparation, which is typical of Avignon and is considered a specialty by a large part of Provence. This is a variation on the classic, but it is my preferred version. I found it years … Continue reading French summer vegetable tian

Express Houmous / Hummus Trio (Traditional & Thermomix)

In our immediate environment it is a well known fact that I really love what the French call apéro and often replace a starter with a great set of appetizers. There is a whole category for appetisers, quick appetisers and food out of shotglasses on the blog. Served here with the delicious homemade breadsticks 😍. … Continue reading Express Houmous / Hummus Trio (Traditional & Thermomix)

Spanish Tortilla

My father having grown up in Spain, I obviously often ate tortillas made by him or his siblings at home. So it's obviously part of my cooking repertoire. Quick and simple Spanish dish. Tortilla for 4 people 1 kg potatoes 2 small white onions 500 ml oil (the Spanish use olive oil but any frying … Continue reading Spanish Tortilla