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…

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

If anyone has ever said you can’t make muscles in the kitchen they definitely hadn’t tried making this pesto. 😉 It will make your arms hurt quite a bit (well or maybe I just need to do some more push-ups) but it’ll be so worth it – sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan, nuts, olive oil… I mean…

Fluffy American-Style Pancakes

For a perfect breakfast, brunch, dinner or anything in between… Such a simple pancake recipe that gives you sooo many options with all the possible topings, if you want, you can even make them savory. As it is that raspberry time of year, I made them with freshly picked raspberries, slivered almonds and a bit of honey,…

Ratatouille

Probably not as good as the one in the cartoon, but definitely worth giving a try. It is definitely one of the best (healthy) things I’ve got acquainted with while living in Belgium (sorry all the other dishes, but the waffles definitely win) and I’m so glad I had, as it’s super delicious and helps…

Vitamin Water

This time I’m sharing something very simple for these hot summer days when water just won’t cut it in the hydration department. 😉 This infused water is full of vitamins, refreshing and you only need a few minutes to make a batch that will last for a day. What I’m sharing here is my favorite…

Liege Waffles

It’s really hard not to love waffles. We used to make them for special Sunday breakfasts with my family, especially when we had some friends and family over. The old waffle iron we had made heart-shaped waffle bits, six forming one large waffle, so it was really all about sharing and loving while tearing the…

Pear Tart with Frangipane

My love for fruit pies and tarts is ever-growing and if they have a special twist like this one… well even better. The secret of this pear tart lies in the frangipane, a delicious almondy sweet layer between the pastry and the pears which gives the tart a crunchy sweet texture (and it is similar…