Wednesday, November 4, 2015


As the morning are crispier, the fog is thicker day by day I always feel that comfort food time has arrived. There's nothing better than preheat the oven, waiting at the kitchen table with a cuppa to get warm and cosy. Smell the baked or fried vegetables, open up the jars full of fragrant seasonings like cinnamon, star anise, cloves and nutmeg. And then get ready and wait to gather at the table to test the result, and see the faces if they are happy with that.  This time a nice, creamy risotto was served with the sweetness of butternut squash and the aroma of fresh thyme. This is one my favourite comfort food. Have a look at how it looked like!

Saturday, October 10, 2015


As Halloween is just around the corner it's time to bake something with pumpkin. Or squash.
We have been stocked with some new costumes, have carved some pumpkins but saved couple of ones  for later, and decided how to decorate the house this year. The boys always want new creative design,  creepier and more frightening stuff and I can hardly resist. So with this tart the Halloween baking season has already started  and the boozy, scary, dusty sweets are coming shortly. So just stay tuned if you dare! Boo!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Hello Autumn! You're my second favourite season after spring. I love all your hidden treasures You got: apple, pear, wild mushroom, quince, swiss chard, fig, and grapes. I have dozen of ideas spinning in my mind what to do with all of them. Have some fabulous recipes that I cook specially just in this season like wild mushroom risotto, baked camembert with figs, or pork loin with roasted grapes. But this time  wanted something new with apples. Even if we all love apple pie, I didn't have too much time to bake that. So opted for a quickly made, moist and lovely Apple Bundt Cake poured with salted caramel. It was an absolutely amazing choice for tea time! Go for it.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Pear and chocolate go pretty well together anytime at any occasion. This is my ultimate upside down cake recipe which works well with any summer fruits and yellow sponge. The sponge (both the yellow and chocolate) is super moist, full of flavour and can be whisked in under 20 minutes. Now that pears are in season and so inviting sitting in the wooden farmer's boxes on the market that's a good reason to turn your oven on. 

Friday, July 3, 2015


The first sign of real summer is that I'm not willing to turn the cooker on. And the other day it happened as a Hot alert has been placed when the predicted temperature was above 30 degrees. Can You believe it? It's not a typical english weather  even if I'm happy with that. It's perfect time to serve cold beverages, make home made ice creams, or get ready for a nice picnic.
This Green Gazpacho recipe is a brilliant choice on any hot summer days.