Olive Oil Marinated Brie

Olive Oil Marinated Brie is just another way to serve this mouldy French soft cheese. Marinating adds some extra flavour and looks really appetizing on your dinner table. Good as a snack or starter with some crackers olives and pickles.   Bone Appetit! Prep time:Marinating time:Serves: 10 minutes6-12 hours4 persons Ingredients: 200g Brie 15g Fresh Rosemary 3-4 Leaves of Fresh Sage 1 Medium Chilli 3 ...

Cucumber Rosemary Gin & Tonic

Gin is my favourite spirit and essential ingredient in numerous number of cocktails. Of course old good G&T is one of them. Wondering if you can add another dimension to the classic? Make it Cucumber Rosemary Gin & Tonic! You will be surprised how just few ingredients can make it taste so good. Double for me, ...

White Chocolate Marzipan Bread & Butter Pudding

Bread & Butter Pudding is a wonderful British desert, which I discovered only quite recently. (shame on me) Comforting and mouth-watering this pudding is easy to make and you can add all sorts of ingredients to it – dried fruits, spices, fresh berries, chocolate, you name it.   Back in medieval times it was made out of ...

Russian Quark Pancakes Syrniki

Quark, cottage cheese, curd cheese – different names of the same fresh dairy product made by warming soured milk until it separates into curd and whey and then strained. For some reason people underestimate this product although it has been widely known to ancient Greeks and Indians as it is packed with proteins, vitamins, calcium ...

Chocolate Almond Cake Balls

Do you like cakes? Do you like sweets? Well I’ve got a perfect treat for you – Chocolate Almond Cake Balls! These velvety rich chocolate delights look like truffles and taste like cake. They would make your Afternoon Tea Party 100% royal! Another cup of tea, Sir? Prep time:Cooking time:Makes approx.: 20 minutes + cooling15 minutes12 balls Ingredients:  3 Medium Size Eggs 90g ...

Aromatic Thai Sweet Potato Soup

Often we are inspired by the food we eat during our travels and holidays. We bring back home interesting ingredients and trying to recreate something that reminds us of the busy food market or the lunch we had with friends on the sandy beach. This recipe, Aromatic Thai Sweet Potato Soup, represents exactly this – ...

Panna Cotta with Roasted Plums

Panna Cotta literally translates as “cooked cream” and is a very simple Italian desert. Easy to make it also sometimes can go a bit tricky if it doesn’t set. But don’t panic it only happened to me once and I’m sure you will be just fine following this easy and quick recipe. This is a ...

Mushroom Kale and Ricotta Cannelloni

Cannelloni is a good alternative to a worldwide famous lasagne. Tubes of lasagne-like pasta are stuffed with different fillings and baked in the oven with sauce and cheese. In this recipe it is Mushroom Kale and Ricotta Cannelloni with simple tomato sauce. Recently getting more and more popular this dish is perfect for enliven your ...

Christmas Biscuits Piparkukas

I am really excited to share with you a recipe of my childhood - Piparkukas.   It is a traditional Latvian Christmas biscuit similar to gingerbread. Instead of ginger we use black pepper and other festive spices like cinnamon and nutmeg and decorate these biscuits with royal icing. Children’s favourite these could also work perfectly as Christmas ...

Basil & Lime Drink

This fresh and healthy Lime and Basil drink will not only hydrate you, it will also boost your immune system and make you a little happier. The amount of positive health benefits in basil undoubtedly makes it the queen of herbs. Basil helps to fight bacteria and viruses, reliving stress and anxiety as well as providing ...