September 26, 2017

Stuffed Baked Potatoes – my carb weakness is out of control!

Posted on August 30, 2017 by in cheese, vegetarian

Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Stuffed Baked Potatoes – Oh my weak heart! I love, love, love Stuffed Baked Potatoes! Sometimes the stuffing can be as simple as melted butter, salt and pepper, or sometimes rather decadent. There is just something about a baked potato that I can’t explain.  Even if I make gnocchi, I prefer baking the potatoes and […]

Spiral Phyllo Cheese Pie – Savory or Sweet.

Posted on May 29, 2017 by in baked goods

Spiral Phyllo Cheese Pie

My Spiral Phyllo Cheese Pie seems like a bit of controversy between the Greeks and the Bulgarians as to who made it first. I prefer to think about it as great minds think alike. This Spiral Phyllo Cheese pie is called Banitsa in Bulgaria and the Greeks call it Kichi Kozanis. It may vary in […]

Delicious Chicken Salad with roasted butternut

Posted on March 1, 2017 by in cheese, Chicken

Delicious Chicken Salad

This Delicious Chicken Salad has been my staple this summer. Maybe it is old age, but I have never been more bothered by this intense heat. My delicious chicken salad must be packed with flavor though. No boring chunks of fry chicken with heaps of mayonnaise. No, I want flavor and crunch and comfort all […]

Camembert Salad with Summer Fruit – Give-away!

Posted on January 19, 2017 by in cheese

Camembert Salad

Camembert Salad with Summer fruit, honeyed walnuts and a lemon curd salad dressing. You want summer on a plate, this is it! Camembert salad is usually nuggets of crumbed Camembert on a bed of rocket. Nothing wrong with that, but we are currently in the grips of a heat wave so frying anything would be […]

Baked Brie with pesto and roasted tomatoes

Posted on December 15, 2016 by in cheese

Baked Brie

Baked Brie is from the gods. Seriously, I don’t do it often, because I have no control. Baked Brie is brie on steroids, it takes this already delicious cheese to another level. It is definitely a showstopper too. Whether you make individually  wrapped cheeses or one big round, your guests will love it. It is […]

Braided Bread with Pesto Feta and Olives – Delicious to the last crumb!

Posted on September 14, 2016 by in baked goods

braided bread

Braided Bread is nothing new, just think about Jewish Challah, eaten on the Sabbath and Jewish holidays. The Swiss or German Zopf, is also a very similar braided bread. Trenza is the Spanish version of this delicious bread and is usually filled with fruit. I made a savory braided bread. I used basil Pesto, Fairview […]

Mushrooms and Toasted Brioche – Boere Brioche

Posted on March 22, 2016 by in snacks, vegetarian

Mushrooms and toasted Brioche

Mushrooms and toasted brioche sounds awfully pretentious doesn’t it? Well, take mushrooms on toast and you can literally wake me in the middle of the night with it. Make that toast, toasted, buttery brioche and I have no resistance. Mushrooms and toasted brioche just happened as an quick fix after an event from which I […]

Summer Terrine with Peach chutney

Posted on October 12, 2015 by in cheese

summer terrine

Summer terrine with peach chutney is a new recipe I developed for Safari and it is definitely going to feature on my table often this summer. This summer terrine, hits all the right spots – it is creamy, crunchy, sweet, tangy and it looks amazing. I know it looks complicated, but trust me it isn’t. […]

Blue Cheese Gnocchi with Toasted Walnuts

Posted on July 22, 2015 by in pasta, rsg

Blue Cheese Gnocchi

Blue Cheese Gnocchi, oh my gosh it is indulgence in a bowl, I promise! Blue Cheese gnocchi is incredibly rich and I always eat way more than I should, but I have no will power when I see this on a menu. It is so rich and decadent so little goes a long way when […]

Pineapple and Yogurt Slices

Posted on May 29, 2015 by in desserts

Pineapple

Pineapple is traditionally a summer fruit, but these days you can buy pineapples all year and when it is cold and miserable outside, pineapple on your plate is like little bites of sunshine. Although the children love pineapple flavored yogurt and juices, they have issues with the hard bits in the pineapple, it is always […]