• Food

    Easy One-Pot Chicken and Ham Pie

    This is my standard meal when we have visitors, One-Pot Chicken and Ham Pie. It looks impressive but is actually very easy. 15 mins prep, which you can do in the afternoon. When…

  • Food

    Store Cupboard Quick Meals

    Sometimes I just cannot be bothered cooking. I have no inspiration, no initiative, null bock (as my German husband would say). When this happens, I open the cupboards and the fridge and have…

  • Expat

    Happy Independence Day

    Happy 4th July! Today I am doing something that I have never done before. I am hosting a 4th July party. Actually, it is the first time that I have ever attended an…

  • Food

    Cooking For Vegetarians

    I am going to admit that I am not a great fan of vegetables. Or rather, I like veg but I love meat and a meal for me pretty much always includes some…

  • Food

    Salmon en Croûte

    This was adapted from a Jamie Oliver’s recipe, in the Ministry Of Food book. I blogged recently about the E Coli outbreak in Germany, and my decision to start buying local food. Next…

  • Geneva,  Switzerland

    Filets de Pêrches

    If you go into a restaurant in Geneva area then there is a good chance that one of the dishes on the menu will be Filets de Pêrches – fillet of perch. After…

  • Food

    Quick Homemade Pizza

    Living in a small village has advantages and disadvantages and one of the down sides is the lack of take-out. We do have a pizzeria in the next village, but by the time…

  • Food

    Healthy Banana Muffins – No Eggs

    I did not intend to make “healthy” cakes today but I had run out of eggs and fancied making banana muffins. When I looked for a recipe, I came across this one on…

  • Baking

    Lindt Chocolate Cake

    Here is one I prepared earlier. This was baked to take to friends’ going away party. When we arrived at the friends’s house we were surprised to see that there were no cars…

  • Food

    Easy Homemade Bread

    It is not as time consuming as you may think. The recipe I use is simple, quick and easy to prepare. I use American cups – I bought a set of cups as…

  • Food

    Baking Rugelach

      Today I tried my hand at Rugelach, a festive Jewish treat. They look a bit like croissants but are made with cream cheese and sour cream. The rounds of dough are cooled…