Cold Brew Freddo Cappuccino

There are a lot of recipes existing in the net for cold brew coffee. But did you ever think about a Freddo Cappuccino made from cold brew coffee? In summer I love to drink ice-cold coffee. In Greece most people drink “Frappé”, a cold coffee made from cold water and instant coffee, foamed up by…

Coconut Cake

I love these small chocolate bars with coconut flakes and covered with dark chocolate. They are my absolute favorite. That is why I  was thinking to make a cake similar to these bars. I love the taste of coconut very much so I wanted to make this cake as much tasting of it as possible,…

Marble Cake with Olive Oil and Yogurt

Yesterday I decided to make a marble cake for the weekend. I had everything at home – except butter! So I searched the net to find an idea how to replace butter by olive oil. I found several recipes but non of it would really find my approval. But, at least, it gave me the…

Superfood Giourvalakia (Greek Meatballs)

Giourvalakia are the Greek version of meatballs. The minced meat usually is mixed with rice, cooked in a broth and at the end of the cooking time mixed with a mixture of lemon and egg. I found this recipe lately, made with the nowadays highly promoted Quinoa and millet instead of rice. It turned out…

Honey Cake “Lebkuchen” Muffins

Honey cake is one of the traditional cakes during Christmas time in Germany besides Lebkuchen or Christmas Stollen. Here is one idea to make honey cake as muffin. It is best to prepare them at least one day before eating as they contain typical spices like cardamom, clove, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. As honey I…

Christmas Stollen Muffins

In Germany Christmas Stollen is the most traditional sweet bread existing. It is a heavy sweet bread loaf traditionally made from butter, yeast, curd, raisins and candied fruit peel. Besides of Lebkuchen it is the most important sweet at Christmas time. The “Dresdner Christstollen” and “Nürnberger Lebkuchen” are the most famous of all. If you…

Most Tasty Meatballs

Recently my daughter asked me to buy ready cooked meatballs from the supermarket to have at home as a snack.  After  strolling around in  the supermarket looking in the deep-freezers and the fresh food corner we found some, made from pure beef and no artificial flavors. Most ready to eat meatballs were made from pork…

Carnivore vs. Vegetarian vs. Vegan?

As an inveterate carnivore, I finally have to express my… Hmmm, what actually? Displeasure, astonishment, frustration? … about all this vegan hype. Is it a fad? Is it justified? Are THEY a bit over the top? I can remember that – I do not know exactly when it started – the same hype has been…

Pasta Soufflé

Once upon a time my mother made this dish when we were small and it became one of our favorite dishes. So it was just logical that I prepared this dish as well when I had my own family – and my kids love it as much as me and my brothers did. It is…

Vassilopita – A Traditional Greek New Years Cake

It is tradition in Greece that on New Year’s Day a cake is cut, the so called „Vassilopita “. This is a cake baked with nuts and a lucky coin is hidden inside. First, before cutting the cake, a cross is struck over the cake three times. Then the cake is cut crosswise. The piece…