Butterbeer! Ever since I read “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, I’ve always wondered what the most famous magical beverage might taste like…sweet, warming, malty and comforting. J.K. Rowling has an incredible talent for describing everything food-related, from magical snacks and peculiar drinks to the most wonderful feasts in the Great Hall. However, butterbeer was definitely the one thing I’ve always wanted to try myself. Continue reading
One of my favourite Christmas activities is – of course – baking Christmas biscuits! Here in Southern Germany, we have a tradition of baking a whole range of different varieties throughout December, putting them all into little plastic bags (usually dotted with golden stars), and giving them to friends and family during Christmas gatherings. It’s like an unwritten law. You just have to participate. Continue reading
Drinking a flavourful and delicious cup of hot chocolate is one of the best things about the cold season. As the days grow darker and the weather gets nastier, it is just the best drink to enjoy on a cosy winter evening in your comfy sweater, reading your favourite book. Continue reading
Roasting chestnuts is one of my favourite things to do in late autumn and winter. Going into the woods is the best way to gather them, but as the chestnuts I find here are usually quite small, I used store-bought ones for this post. Continue reading
Every year in autumn, my grandmother used to bake her delicious onion tarts. We used to sit around her kitchen table and enjoy this savoury and cheesy goodness while sipping on a glass of “Federweisser”. Federweisser is a young and sweet white wine, sometimes closer to grape juice than wine, depending on the stage of fermentation (“Feder” = feather, “weisser” = the white one). Continue reading
Today I’m sharing one of my favourite family recipes: my mother’s famous pumpkin soup! It’s a healthy but filling dish that warms you up after a long autumn or winter walk. The recipe was invented by my mother and it always reminds me of my her kitchen and cosy autumn evenings at home.
As the last warm days of summer pass by, the most delicious berries sweeten the transition into autumn. Blueberries are my favourite snacks at the moment, so I decided to bake this quick and easy blueberry tart. The balance between sweet and sour was delightful and the deep berry colours made it all the more appetising. And let me tell you, it didn’t last long!
Let’s celebrate the end of summer with this heavenly blueberry tart! Continue reading
Myyyy milkshake brings all the boys to the yard! Do you still remember the early 2000s hit by Kelis? It’s been stuck in my head for days and – surprise, surprise – we found ourselves craving for a refreshing, creamy and summery milkshake to enjoy the last warm days of the year!
These berry milkshakes very quick and easy to make and sooo yummy! Continue reading
I have to admit that I really enjoy the unicorn trend at the moment. If there’s a unicorn on a product package, I’ll probably buy it. Do I think it’s immature? No, I just enjoy filling my life with cute and positive things. So, as the weather has been quite grey here in the past weeks, I just had to try out this colourful and fun recipe! It’s a simple and quick vanilla ice cream recipe with a glittery rainbow twist 🙂
So, on to the recipe!
What do we need on long, dark November evenings? Yes, comfort food of course! And what’s more comforting than melted cheese?
Last weekend, we decided to buy a special cheese fondue mixture at the autumn fair in Basel, Switzerland. The mixture contains shredded Swiss cheese and beer (a regional beer brand called “Ueli Bier”). Classical cheese fondue contains 30-50% white wine (or beer), depending on the type of alcohol you use and your personal taste. However, you can also leave it out, it will still be delicious! Below you can find a list of ingredients for a classical Swiss cheese fondue: