Cold Honeydew Melon Soup

Geesh is hot! Not complaining,not at all. I like summer in Austria. Just figuring out something to eat is problem.Not much  appetite. So I foraged the fridge. I had one Honeydew melon there. Melon and air-dried ham is alway good.. Then I got an idea. How about cold soup? What should I say?! It was…

Pasta Caprese / Mozzarella-tomaatti pasta

My garden is starting to bear its fruits. I harvested today first heirloom tomatoes. This is a very simple and refreshing recipe from my good friend from Italy. All you need is tomatoes,mozzarella, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper…As always,I never ever stay with given recipe. Temptation to throw in some lovely herbs,, from my…

Wild Garlic soup

Wild garlic season is here again! I went to the forest today and managed to pick a bag of it before it started to rain. After I got home I started to look for my soup recipe and OMG!!! I just noticed that I haven’t ever written my Ramson soup recipe officially here. What a…

Goldeck Grüner Veltliner Gummy Bears (Nallekarkit kuohuviinistä)

I have been toying with the idea, of making sparkling wine gummy bears. I saw in one magazine,an advertisement about them and I have seen those gummy bear molds on sale in Amazon. I did surfing in the internet and found out how simple it is actually make gummy bears yourself. You need only couple…

Chantarelle tart in rye crust

Joys of early summer in Austria. Our local weekly market is full on yummy things! Today I found some “Eierschwammel”, translated it mean egg mushrooms. Do your guess what they could be? Well they are chanterelles, the season is just starting. Chanterelles looked so good so I deside to make tarte from them for lunch…

Asparagus wrapped in FILO 

Today’s recipe is so simple but really good. I will have my wine club ladies over next weekend for wine tasting and I have been racking my head over what to serve? It has to be something light and fit into the wines I will be serving. I also would like to stick with the…

Lemony Asparagus Pasta and Parmesan Chicken

I am still on my asparagus trip but it is starting to wear off. Almost moth eating pasta has taken its toll. But this is one of my new favorites and Kiddo loves it. This pasta is dead easy to make and fast. It will be a real crowd pleaser also. Simple, yet elegant in…

Asparagus soup with twist

There are so many Cream of Asparagus Soup recipes but I have always stayed with the good old one,but today I desired to try something new! This soup has lemon and Parmesan cheese in it, not so common combination with the tender asparagus taste. But belive me, it works fabulously. The tangy taste of lemon…

Asparagus wrapped in Spinach Crêpes 

Asparagus is in full season in Austria. The time, that I have waited ,since last August is here. The time,to eat asparagus so that it comes out from your ears! Asparagus is such a tasty, versatile and simple vegetable to prepare! I love to eat it traditional way with sauce Hollandaise but now and then…

Spring Vegetable and Ricotta Quiche for Easter Brunch

I have been racking my head for Easter Brunch ideas. It should be something reasonably easy to make but same time pretty and have spring spelled all over it. Last fall I made simple quiche with Parmesan crust and topped it with tomatoes from my own garden. The taste was amazing and texture great,so I…

Mango Waffles

Soooo… Our family is on waffle trip 😂 The recipe that I made for the spinach waffles was a hit. Kiddo has been whining me to make waffles for him and his best friend for the whole day. He saw that we had a mango in the fridge and asked from me if we could…

Mac & Cheese

Spring means for me busy time outside. Cleaning the garden and planting the things. Cursing voles and moles, and the damage they have done in my garden during the winter time. This also means that I do not have time for fancy and time consuming cooking,so I tend to do lots of soups and casaroles….