Mother’s Day Pavlova

Mother’s Day is around the corner. Show your appreciation with a luscious pavlova topped with soft vanilla custard, sweet lemon balm pesto, sun-kissed strawberries and raspberries as well as spectacular spring blossom. I should work in copywriting, shouldn’t I? Pavlova: Whisk 2 egg whites and 30 g caster sugar until white. Add 70 g caster…

Pepparnötter (Peppernuts)

My past week has been so incredibly busy. Privately and professionally. I have barely had any time for blogging. Am I the only one thinking: “Why does Christmas have to be so stressful?”. As of today, there will be no more stress. We are leaving Switzerland to spend the holidays in Finland’s winter wonderland. Time…

Bilberry muffins

My girls L O V E bilberry muffins. And they L O V E helping me bake them. Years ago, I found a great recipe in Louise Pickford’s book al fresco. I’ve slightly modified it, but the idea remains the same: Mix the dry and wet ingredients separately, combine and add the berries. As simple…

Appetizers 🌱

Drinks and nibbles – that’s how to kick off a dinner party right. These delicious, vegan treats – carrot with paprika powder hummus, beetroot with cumin hummus and green pea with tarragon hummus as well as rosemary roasted almonds and lemon marinated olives – will surely amaze your guests. Hummus variations Blend 500 g canned…

Loquat • Pistachio • Date • Yoghurt

I went to the market with my girls the other day and run into these amazing loquats. My younger daughter was immediately fascinated by them and – as a matter of fact – I couldn’t resist them either. I tried to emphasize the pleasant acidity of the fruits with sweet pistachio cookies and raw date…

Three overnight power breakfasts 🌱

Good morning sunshines! A power breakfast is great start into the new day. An overnight one is even better. Only a small effort in the morning is needed and – voilà – is you can kickstart your day with a healthy, vegan, low-carb meal. Emerald: Assorted nuts, dried fruit and puffed amaranth with cashew milk…

Lamb sponge cake for your Easter fika

Are you familiar with the concept of fika? Fika is a Swedish noun and verb standing for a quality time break to consciously escape from whatever you are doing at that moment. During fika, you enjoy a hot beverage of your choice preferably with baked goods. This super moist sponge cake is a perfekt fit…

Almond blancmange in a merry-go-round 🌱

I’m really into kitsch. That’s why I couldn’t resist buying this adorable cupcake merry-go-round. I didn’t need it at all (since I already have a cupcake Ferris wheel). But it was love at first sight. The merry-go-round is not only suitable for presenting cupcakes, but also for displaying individual deserts. For instance, almond blancmange. My…