Archive of ‘Food’ category

Homemade Rhubarb Compote

There’s been loads of rhubarb popping up in our local fruit & veg shops. Last year we totally missed rhubarb season, so this year we jumped at the first sign of rhubarb and I made a big batch of yummy homemade compote that we’ve been dolloping on bowls full of Greek yoghurt for breakfast. Ingredients […] Read more…

‘Falscher Hase’ German Meat Loaf

If you’re looking for a way to use up those last leftover hard boiled Easter eggs, I have just the recipe for you! “Falscher Hase” – a typical German recipe which translates as “false hare” – is a special kind of meat loaf. It apparently takes its name from post-war times, when housewives cooking on […] Read more…

Chocolate Easter Nests

Easter is getting closer, so today I have another sweet (literally) and easy little idea for you. I’m going to share how we made chocolate Easter nests for our German playgroup’s Easter meet-up last weekend.   Some folk make their Easter nets with shredded wheat, but since I need to avoid wheat and gluten we […] Read more…

GF Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a penny two a penny, hot cross buns. If you have no daughters, give them to your sons. One a penny two a penny, hot cross buns. Easter is coming up, and as well as death by chocolate this means one other thing – hot cross buns! It’s […] Read more…

Mini Buckwheat Pancakes

Throw your hands in the air and shout “Yeah!” if you love pancakes! Well you’re in luck, as it’s Pancake Day today! How about doing something a little different this year, and making a whole plate full of mini pancakes?   This mini pancakes, a.k.a. blinis, are easy to throw together (though the recipe does […] Read more…

Cherry Milk Surprise

Love is in the air…not long now until Valentine’s Day! If you’re looking for an easy idea to create a special, non alcoholic drink for your loved one(s), novelty ice cube trays are your friend. Kids especially will love this! I experimented a little with these heart shaped ones from Ikea (sadly, they don’t seem […] Read more…

Pasta with Cauliflower Cheese Sauce

So, my kids are pretty good about eating vegetables, but I’m still always looking for new ways to get even more in to them. They’re not so keen on cauliflower in its cauliflower state, but they do like cauliflower soup so I thought I’d try making a sauce out of it. Throw in some (okay, […] Read more…

Potato, Carrot & Stilton Soup

Do you still have some leftover Stilton from the Christmas cheeseboard languishing in the fridge? Then I have just the recipe for you! My boys love this soup, though I do hold back a bit on the Stilton for them. They will eat it in the soup, but as a self confessed cheese addict I […] Read more…

3 Kings Day Cookies

As mentioned in my last post, we like to celebrate Epiphany (on 6th January) – or Three Kings Day as it’s known in Germany – by baking cookies. For the last couple of years, we’ve made crown cookies, using two different crown shaped cookie cutters plus a third crown shape just cut out of the […] Read more…

Rocket Skewers

After Christmas is before Hogmanay, as we call New Year’s Eve here in Scotland. We’ve never really done anything big or special for Hogmanay, especially not while the kids were both so young, but this year we have guests staying so we’re going to make a bit more of an effort. These edible rocket skewers […] Read more…

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