Kate cooks things

Salmon on green vegetables

Yes, it’s been weeks since I last posted anything. Since then I changed the layout of the blog, climbed few mountains, got sick and got 2nd degree burns, but most of all, the heat is driving me nuts. Everything that required longer than 5 minutes in the kitchen was off limits. Read More

Sweet buns with ricotta and blueberries

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Some time ago, Nisheeta from Nisheeta Photography , asked if I knew a recipe for soft buns. She already knew this breakfast buns recipe I posted , but that wasn’t really what she was looking for. After exchanging few emails, and going through my collection of cookbooks, I thought of this sweet buns. Read More

Chicken in almond-coconut curry

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I love to try new cuisines. I find it fascinating how people use the same spices and products differently. I tried my hands on few, and I think the indian cuisine is my favourite. It’s so rich, full of flavours and contains so many spices. Sometimes I catch myself at adding some of them to a simple pasta dish to spice it up a little. Read More

Raspberries and white chocolate cake

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You know, in my family there is this unspoken rule, that there has to be a cake, or some other pastry after dinner. It’s normally on Sunday around 3-4pm, where we all would gather with a coffee and a piece of something sweet and just chat. Whenever we visit our relatives we become very aware of this ritual. Read More

Easy to make ice cream- Rum & Rasins flavour

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I remember, when I was a kid, my mum used to make ice cream. I can’t say if she used any ready made mix, but I remember she used lots of milk and a hand mixer. Sometimes she would let me do the work after she prepared all the ingredients. It tasted very milky (obviously). Sometimes she would do it chocolate or fruit flavoured, and it all tasted very good. Read More

Breakfast ideas: toast with brie, the fancy way

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You know, they say there are two types of people: morning people, and people who want to slap morning people. I’m definitely not a morning person. But after my first coffee, to tame my grumpiness, there is hope. And there is also one thing I really enjoy: breakfast. Especially those that last a while longer. Read More

Banana cake with cherries

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May is definitely a month with the most days off. If planned carefully, and if the weather plays along, you can feel like you hit the jackpot. One of the good things about my company is the fact that we have new fruits delivered every week. But with so many days off, and people taking holidays, some of the fruits are just left over. Read More

Fried potatoes with asparagus

bratkart9wsFried potatoes, or Bratkartoffeln is one of the classics of the german cuisine. When visiting Bavaria, chances are you’ll have it on your plate sooner or later. I guess my luck then because it’s one of my favourite dishes, even though I haven’t cooked it in a while. Read More

Rice with roasted vegetables

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My “no meat and no sugar” – challenge is over by now and I’m happy I did it. It definitely was fun. And a little bit of an achievement. Though I had to get over sugar, there is enough substitute for meat. The curious foodie in me even reached for meatless meatballs, where the list of ingredients of what it’s made of left me even more curious and confused as before, since none of it sounded like anything I know. Read More

Chickpeas and spinach curry

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I’m sure everyone has that special food we just always have in our cupboards. Something that always comes in handy when we cook, let it be canned tomatoes, mozarella or fresh herbs. For me it’s the can of tomatoes, followed very closely by a can of chickpeas. It’s something I took from my uni days. Read More