Spring Spicy Soup

It’s time for the last soup of the vegetarian series. It is the easiest and definitely my favorite as it takes grits – one of my most-preferred vegetables. It takes little time, and the good news about it is that it takes no oil. If you prefer, you can add a dash of olive oil, [...]

All-Time Favourite Healthy Vegetable Soup

Of course your mum would make this soup for you when you were eight and sick. Mums always make the best broth when you most need it, which lowers your temperature right away. What is valuable about vegetables is that they are easy to digest and take little energy, which is quite precious when you [...]

Chocolate Martini

Martini is not a specialty of the Island, but the English will never refuse a glass of martini, and chocolate martini even less so. It literally takes minutes, little effort and brings infinite pleasure to the refined taste. To shake up your martini, you will need: 1 1/2 shots of vodka 1 shot creme de [...]

Tabule Middle-East Salad

Tabule salad is one of the simplest salads you can think of – very popular all over the world, amazingly tasty, quick and easy to prepare. What you need is: – 3-4 bunches of parsley, finely chopped; – 1/2 cup of bulgur wheat – 2 medium-sized tomatoes – 3-4 chopped spring onions – olive oil [...]

Thick low-carb vegetarian soup

Vegetarian dishes need not necessarily be boring. I’m a vegetarian and I can assure you that my diet is not monotonous at all. Any time I open the fridge, I experiment with what I have in it, and the result always varies (though I hope not in quality). As a vegetarian I think that I [...]

Swedish Kroppkakor in five steps

Throughout the ages, the Northern European peoples have learned to make the most of the little products they have at their disposal. Today, though you can find anything at the grocery store, and despite the globalized market, tradition requires that we stick to well-known recipes, common to our cultures. Kroppkakor is a delicious potato dish, [...]

Pappardelle with seared beef, anchovies and capers

Serves 4; preparation time: 20 min This pasta, as its name suggests, is prepared mostly along the Mediterranean as capers, or Capparis spinosa, whose pickled flower buds are used as herb in this dish, grows wild namely along the Mediterranean coast. You should rinse them before use to remove the salt, and a strong tangy [...]

Cheerful Chocolate Cake

Why cheerful, you might ask? Because it is easy, contains dark chocolate (which makes you cheerful), contains cocoa (which scientists have proved that makes you even more cheerful) and last but not least, it is made in no time at all. Here are the necessary products that can easily be found in any fridge: 2.5 [...]

Tipsy Chocolate Truffles

Recently while visiting a friend on mine in London, I had the unique chance to try tipsy chocolate truffles. Some say it’s the Swiss who first conceived the idea of truffles; the Americans also took up and refined this dessert, but the rest of the Europeans have a special taste for cooking truffles too. So, [...]

Fine English Profiteroles

Sweet or savoury, profiteroles are simply fabulous. The English cannot claim to have invented them, but why not check a version of this dessert coming from Albion. To make Choux pastry you will need: 7 fl oz (200 ml) water 2,5 oz (70 g) butter 3 oz (90 g) plain flour 3 eggs Boil the [...]

Naughty Strawberries

One can argue if you get any hot summer in England, but when July comes we all turn to fresh berries. Here is a fantastic dessert for the summer months wherever you are. Here are the necessary ingredients: 25 good sized strawberries 6 fl oz (185 ml) milk Dark or white chocolate 25 cocktail sticks [...]

Home-made Easter Eggs

If Easter knocks on the door, you have little time and just as few ideas for this-year’s desserts, don’t worry. Here is a very simple but unforgettable recipe for Easter eggs which will make you appear to your guests as this amazingly imaginative hostess, that we know you are. All you need is: 10 oz [...]

Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Cappuccino Mouse

Mousse is my favorite type of dessert – creamy, fluffy or thick, it cannot but fascinate your friends. The origins of mousse take us to France and Belgium, but wherever you make it you can’t go wrong with it. Here are the necessary ingredients: 2 oz (50g) cream 1 shot coffee liqueur 1 drop vanilla [...]

Chocolate Fondue

If anyone tells you that fondue is make to serve cheese only, don’t trust them. The Swiss know how to make the best chocolate fondue indeed, but I year to tell you my little secret of English fondue which is just as tasty. Here are the necessary ingredients: 1 cup double cream or creme fraiche [...]

Square Brownies – Desserts from the UK: straight from the horse’s mouth

After a short trip to the UK, I came to believe that if there is anything on earth I can’t resist, it is English cakes, pies and cookies. Inspired by the delicious sweets friends treated me to in London, I’ll offer you a series of ten or so traditional English sweets that are easy to [...]

Tagliatelle with vegetables (Tagliatelle con verdure)

Can you think of a people who cook like magicians and possess immeasurable sensibility to good food combined with exquisite diligence and care for detail? Yet, all this is served with hot temperament and charming negligence. Got it? I was amazed to learn that Italians have tens, if not hundreds of types of pasta, any [...]

Dutch celery with Gouda cheese in eggs and bread-crumbs

Two things you should never miss when you go to the Netherlands: cheese and bread, or bread and cheese, as you like it. The ABC of most Dutch dishes is bread (sweet, full corn, bread with all types of corn in and on) and cheese (Gouda, or Gauda, Komijne, Edammer and many other types). That’s [...]

Argentinean plain panada with beef

Prep. time: 30 min Makes: 4 servings You need: 25-30 oz (800 g) of beef fillet 3-4 spoonfuls of oil 4 grated onions 3-4 medium-sized cloves of garlic spoonful of corn flour, salt, and black pepper 5 oz (150 g) of anchovy fish parsley one lemon You no longer have to go to Argentine to [...]

Boiled pork A La fried bananas from Nicaragua

Are you wondering where to find a fascinating and unique recipe with tender pork fillet? Well, we can probably help you with a recipe with which cooking will come naturally to you. Check if you have the following products in the fridge and get ready to go: – 17-18 oz (500 g) of lean pork [...]

Baked ham and yams

Preparation time: 1.30 h. Makes: 6 servings Products: 2 pounds (1 kg) of yams or potatoes 1 orange Вј teaspoon of mace 1 pound (500 g) of ham 1-2 teaspoons of mustard 1 ВЅ teaspoon of milk 2 tablespoons of ground sesame salt, black pepper Peel the yams (potatoes) and either slice them into thin [...]

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