The El-Nido Salad

It was a couple of years ago, on the Palawan island in the Philippines, where travelling with my family we have stumbled upon this amazing little cafe/restaurant in the town of El-Nido. Almost never does it happen that we would go out to eat in the same place twice while travelling, but this place was just…

Multi-Grain Porridge

If you ever run out of breakfast ideas and you want to include some more whole grains in your diet you may want to give this porridge a go. You can prep it the day before and simple add some nice finishing touches in the morning. I guess all the grains you like would work well, I…

Vanilla Crescents

  Summer may be in full swing here in Australia, but if this is the first December, January, February etc.  you’ve spent living on the Southern hemisphere it’s hard to completely forget the little winter notions these months bare. And one of those traditions are definitely these almond/vanilla crescent cookies. Covered in the little bits of icing…

Crunchy, Healthy Granola

One of my favorite things on the breakfast menus here in Sydney are definitely all the million different granola/fruit/yoghurt combinations, and I’m always super inspired to see all the various ingredients the chefs pair together. But it all starts with a nice granola base, and what better way to have it whenever you like than…

Mermaid Cake

Finally got those marble macaroons right, and what better way than to put them on a cake with turquoise marble drip. Chocolate cake, dark chocolate and raspberry filling, dark chocolate mousse on the outside and white chocolate turqoise colored drip. And the macaroons? Dark chocolate ganache, to make them nice and firm to decorate this…

Pumpkin-Filled Ravioli with…

…home-made tomato sauce, crispy sage, pancetta and chesnuts and topped with some parmesan and buffalo mozzarella. Oh and the pasta dough alone has a bit of beetroot in for some extra flavour and color. Talk about all the amazing autumn ingredients combined with a touch of summer. The ravioli alone are a whole another topic…

The Best Autumn Crumble Ever

What  do you do when you have some almond croissants filling left in the fridge and too many ripe pears in your garden? You put Apple Crumble and Pear Tart with Frangipane together and are absolutely amazed by the result. Definitely the best crumble I’ve ever made, and definitely worth those extra minutes of preping the pears in advance for…

Tomato Soup

Tomatoes, mozarella, olive oil, prosciutto… Just a few of the reasons why Italy is pretty amazing;) And while during summer, there hardly passes a day without these ingredients, in the colder months, great juicy tomatoes are pretty hard to come by. And this delicious tomato soup is just one of the ways to get a…

Rainbow Cake

After the last cake for my friend it was time to make one for my little sister and that is how this 5-layer rainbow cake came to be. Cakes are definitely one of my favorite things to make in the kitchen – they always present a little challenge, plus, exploring and trying new ways to decorate them is just…

Oven-Roasted Veggies

When I was little I never had imagined I will ever eat vegetables voluntarily let alone crave them. But this one right here is one of my favorite meals these days, especially when I’m making a lunch or dinner only for myself. It is healthy, super easy, there is so many options of which veggies…

Vanilla Ice-Cream With Toppings

The days were nice, warm and sunny. There was lavender blooming in our garden and the apricots on our trees were getting nice and ripe. Thanks to my friend who takes frequent trips to Madagascar and then showers me with the most amazing vanilla beans ever, the drawer was still packed with them and well, what better way…

Birthday Cake

This one is not a recipe but just a little photo series of the cake I’ve made recently for my dear friend. I’m not a big fan of sugarpaste and buttercream (the only butter thing that I don’t like probably:))  so I refuse to use them which does make my job a bit more difficult, as these…