Sweet Treats

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Origins Burnt Basque Cheesecake is said to have originated in a restaurant called La Viña in San Sebastian in the early 90s. However, it was brought to my attention due to a craze for the cake that swept through Japan in 2019. So much so, […]

Irish Porter Cake

Irish Porter Cake

As the name suggests, this cake was traditionally made with porter (which is a lighter version of a stout) but it can equally be made with stout like Guinness or Murphy’s (if you’re in Cork) or indeed any beer will do but a stout or […]

Black Forest Gateau

Black Forest Gateau

    Time for some serious comfort food! Black Forest Gateau is my favourite cake without exception. I don’t get home that often so, when I do, this is the first thing on my wish list for my mother to make – I have made […]

Easter Abroad: Polish shortcake and five unconventional fillings

Easter Abroad: Polish shortcake and five unconventional fillings

My mother hates leftovers. She often threatens to cancel Easter celebrations because of the amount of food left after Easter breakfast. Yet, every single year she ends up cooking up a storm that would feed the family for a whole month. Because of her eagerness […]

Irish Christmas Pudding and Brandy Butter

Irish Christmas Pudding and Brandy Butter

One of my favourite things about Christmas is the cooking. For a lot of the sweet dishes like Christmas cake and Christmas puddings , preparation starts months in advance – they improve with age and have a long shelf life. They should be made at the […]


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14 organic vegetable and fruit delivery services to try in Bangkok

14 organic vegetable and fruit delivery services to try in Bangkok

Tired of getting your veggies in Vila Market or Central Food Hall? Do you want to go more local? Try these 14 organic vegetable and fruit delivery services in Bangkok!

Giulia’s Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli

Giulia’s Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli

  Every Sunday Giulia would have lunch with her grandma on her mother’s side. On the way to la nonna, her parents would always stop by at a little pastificio located in a piazza in the centre of Giulia’s hometown in Abruzzo province to get […]

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Origins Burnt Basque Cheesecake is said to have originated in a restaurant called La Viña in San Sebastian in the early 90s. However, it was brought to my attention due to a craze for the cake that swept through Japan in 2019. So much so, […]

Tofu Kimchi Dumplings

Tofu Kimchi Dumplings

Korean dumplings (mandu) come with various fillings, including meat, tofu, kimchi. These ingredients can be combined or used separately. Inspired by a Korean friend who showed us how to make mandu, I put together ingredients used traditionally in Korean dumplings (tofu, kimchi, mung bean sprouts) […]

Red Onion Marmalade

Red Onion Marmalade

This is a perfect accompaniment for a strong cheese on a cracker or brown bread. Also super tasty as a sandwich condiment or as side for cold vegan cuts!   Ingredi

Carrot-pea and thyme bread

Carrot-pea and thyme bread

This vegan carrot-thyme cake is ready in no time and requires no yeast. It goes great with stews and soups! Carrot-pea and thyme breadCooking time: 40 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 1/2 glass wholemeal flour 1/3 glass of oil or olive oil 1 tsp salt […]

Shimeji Omelette on Rice

Shimeji Omelette on Rice

This omelette is inspired by a dish that we ate in a random Café in Bangkok. This recipe is a mix between scrambled eggs and an omelette cooked in a way that the yolk stays runny and even the white is not quite firm. End […]

Feta, bell pepper and thyme tart

Feta, bell pepper and thyme tart

More-ish feta tart with bell pepper, thyme and black olives. Cooking time: 60 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredientes Round baking tin – 20 cm. diamater Parchment paper Pastry 1 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup cornstarch 1 1/2 tbsp yogurt or cream 250 g cold butter, […]

5 services in Amman to do your shopping without moving your arse

5 services in Amman to do your shopping without moving your arse

Selecting products that you like in the shop is often very rewarding. You get to pick the juiciest tomato or the ripest banana, and you are a part of the local community. However, we all have these days when life gets super busy, and shopping […]

Chicken story

Chicken story

Having grown up on a farm, the desire to be somewhat self-sufficient is something I have never lost. Living in a city, you’re never going to have enough space to grow all of your food but you can use what space you have creatively. I […]