Tag: Winter

(Vegetarian) Shepherd’s Pie

(Vegetarian) Shepherd’s Pie

now that it’s back to work time – and i must say it feels a little bit strange to type, after 2 weeks of almost-abstinence from anything with a (proper) keyboard – i’m hiding in the comfort that is a hearty meal. like shepherd’s pie. let’s hang on to some lush dishes just that little...

Black Forest Trifle

Black Forest Trifle

i love baking cakes. which i do, of course, to obtain something: a good result, a pretty to look at (ideally) and yummy cake. both, equally. well, for this cake, what i wanted to obtain was a black forest layer cake, with three layers of lush chocolate cake and mascarpone cream, röteli (a swiss cherry...

(More) Holiday Nibbles

(More) Holiday Nibbles

i have a weakness for sweet things… and recently, i’ve discovered my affinity for baking holiday cookies, too! mailänderli, even – a swiss holiday butter cookie. so this is a potpourri post, dedicated to a variety of (last minute) holiday nibbles: mailänderli, christmas tree sugar cookies and sugared cranberries (which, by the way, you can...

Mushroom Cream Soup & Café de Paris Butter

Mushroom Cream Soup & Café de Paris Butter

if i had to pick either lifestyle – rustic or glamorous – i wouldn’t really know which one to pick… i’m a rustic girl at heart, who loves the reduced and simple country life, cooking my own jam, wearing an old pair of rubber boots. but then again, i wouldn’t want to miss an outing...

Snowflake Pepper Cookies

Snowflake Pepper Cookies

the first snow is always something magic. even as a grown-up, the magic of the first snow does not fail to amaze me. i can’t wait to dance in the snow and dig my fingers in it. maybe even touch a handful with my cheeks. to feel falling snowflakes on my lashes, melting quickly upon...

Wintery Minestrone with Kale

Wintery Minestrone with Kale

apart form decking the halls, i take care to incorporate a couple of other holiday traditions. making wreaths is one. baking cookies, sometimes. elaborately wrapping my gifts, eating raclette at the holiday food stalls, watching christmas movies, eating a club sandwich with my mom, etc. and, not the best (because only giving is better) but...

Holiday Home

Holiday Home

it’s the season to be merry! and to begin with, there’s always the same, much beloved tradition: decking the halls. in other years, the results looked like this and this and this. there are the traditional home made  tree trimmings wreaths, the mistletoe (a must have for the fork and flower headquarters, as it’s in the logo,...

Christmas Decor & Cranberry Sauce Porridge

Christmas Decor & Cranberry Sauce Porridge

i discovered lately how it’s healthy to be a pessimist every now and then… ha! why, you ask? well, firstly, being an optimist is such hard work all the time… it’s exhausting. but to allow yourself some negativity every day is really therapeutic. i dubbed it ‘the daily dose of bashing’. we often indulge in...