Category: From my kitchen

indulgence in zurich? markthalle!

have you ever wanted to have rustic but nonetheless stylish place in zurich, but were lacking options? some weeks ago we were celebrating a few friends’ graduation (it was about time, lol), and planned on getting started with a big, lavish dinner, first. since we were around twenty people the options were even more narrowed....

porcini dinner reloaded: lush!

another weekend spent fussing and fiddling about the kitchen. i admit that after such a weekend, a day of relaxation would be rather welcome. but, enfin, it’s so rewarding to serve a few plates of lovely food. i ordered two kilos of porcini (the cleaning – with a tooth brush – easily took around one...

porcini dinner – episode one

the best thing in life for me? although i’m sure if you read some of my posts that you know that by now, i feel like stressing that again and again. the best thing in life for me are definitely friends. on friday i treated four of my friends to a porcini dinner. i (heart)...

dim sum – small delicacies that touch your heart

a few days ago i learned that the chinese term ‘dim sum’ stands for ‘small snack’. and literally, dim sum means ‘touching the heart’ as in ‘small delicacy that touches your heart’. isn’t that cute? the asians have been dumplings-experts for centuries – so, no wonder there are hundreds of different dumplings. they are typically filled with meat...

gooey caramel fudge

when making caramel, you need a lot of patience – everything i don’t have. but since i am a huge fan of gooey caramel, i desperately wanted to make my own fudge. however, the fudge recipes i found were all very complicated, if not to say impossible to carry out, with ingredients like ‘marshmallow cream’,...

andele, andele! tex mex soup and pending outfit choice

tonight i cooked a really lovely, wonderfully aromatic, spicy and refreshing soup: tex mex soup (if anything like this exists) with nachos. i don’t know what made me cook it, it was some random, spontaneous urge to mix everything tex-mexy to one hot, steamy soup. i’m a lot into soups, lately. it’s warming and healthy,...

isi’s green asian noodles

yesterday my friend isi came over for dinner. isi and i got to know each other at the first day of university, while we were waiting in line to get our ‘freshman package’. when isi introduced herself as ‘isabel’ i said ‘wow cool, i always wanted a friend with the name isabel so i could...

plenty of color to celebrate the start of a lazy week

last week i got this really great cookbook by yotam otolenghi, called ‘plenty’, from my dear friend sasa (and her mom, jane, actually). i fell in love with it in an instant, and after reading through it more elaborately i made a list of recipes that i want to cook. in my own words, i’d...

girls dinner (with the boys)

only briefly now the spontaneous shots from last nights girls’ dinner with the boys. to recap the dinner: flaky pastry pies with caramelized onions and goat cheese, freshly out of the oven. pumpkin soup with fresh sweet corn, popped pumpkin seeds and cress. risotto ai porcini e al tartufo. sorry again for forgetting to shoot the...

chocolatier-me with truffles

i’ve got a hard time working on this post, since i cut my finger very badly this afternoon while chopping some parsley (the nail is split in two… very pretty). not enough, i passed out over the cut. but no worries, i’m fine now. only sorry to my colleague who wanted to shoot my hands...