24 Mar 2014

Koh Samui Bophut - Karma Sutra plus one shop tip


Finally my dream came true and I went to Asia! 
Before this year I've only been to Japan. And Asia Tour was a dream since....long ago. This winter I just changed couple of arrangements and booked a trip just one week before the flight. Cambodia, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and couple of days in Hong Kong. It was all awesome! Some stories, recipes and tips are to come... And now just couple of tips for Bophut, nice part on Koh Samui.

29 Jan 2014

Eggplants with Nuts Georgian Style - Step by Step




I love eggplants! Originally i come from south of Russia and there it's a very popular product. South-russian cuisine has also a pretty strong Caucasian influence. In my family we cooked a lot with Georgian spices. I was surprised that my European friends loved the dishes with Caucasian taste. 
Here I share with you one of the hits, which is also totally vegan! (hey, Frank ;)
See the step-by-step recipe below...       

28 Jan 2014

Maier's - my tasty neighbor!



Before I moved to Germany I already new this brand - they are pretty famous because of their mustard. I was always bringing it as a souvenir from Germany. Recently I found out that Maier's is my neighbor! The production is in Stuttgart (Remstal) And non of my friends has ever heard of them! How comes? So this post is a tip for them, who leave here and don't know about such a cool product. But of cause you can get this magic mustards, dips and sauces not only in our region, but all over the world... 
Honestly my favorite is not a mustard but a Dip! It's called "Gut Laune Dip" which means "Good Mood Dip". 
And the bruschetta is also wow! Stephan loves it...
Click below for the "recipe".

26 Jan 2014

Beet-root and Feta-Cheese Salad


This is one of my most favorite salads. Extremely healthy, super tasty, mega easy! It takes 5 minutes to "cook" it.  

14 Dec 2013

Eggplants with carrots


It's a very russian dish. At least it is something from my south-russian childhood. So simple and so tasty! And smells great ;) You can serve it warm or cold, great with bar-b-q, as a salad, as a side dish - whatever... just try it!

Kaiserschmarrn!!! My Love...


I love this dish! Kaiserschmarrn...mmmm Winter, Alpen, Austrian, Vacation, Lazy Afternoon after ski. By I never could find a good recipe (( Still can only enjoy it some else but not at home. 
My favorite is of cause in Austrian! Kitzbühel... www.stanglwirt.com
If you ever there - you have to try it! 

13 Dec 2013

Coconut Milk Soup Salmon


it's a pretty simple art of asian style soup. No tips or "family secrets", just an improvisation based on a willing of having something light, healthy and tasty :)

Step-by-step recipe you find below.

12 Dec 2013

Christmas Ginger Bread - where to get the best recipe?


Stephan Koch sells his magic gingerbread at Baroque Christmas market in Ludwigsburg (not far from Stuttgart). Couple of years ago he baked 1 kilometer gingerbread and got with it into Guinness Book of World Records. 
But regardless of that fact everybody love his products since long time ago...

He keeps the recipe in secret, but we never mind - I have an other wonderful one here in my blog! Juppi ;)

Here it is: Click! ...and let it smell like Winter at your place!

French plums stuffed with goat cheese


Not really a recipe, but just a nice idea ;) We had something similar in Russia as I was a child - just the combination of plums, nuts and something creamy is already great! Nowadays you can of cause get it ready in a good supermarket, but believe me it tastes much better if you make it yourself! 

16 Oct 2013

Pumpkin with dried fruit and cashews


   It's autumn - and it's time for warm and cozy food. Also it's a Pumpkin season, which I just love! I cook something with pumpkin every second day: doesn't matter whether it is a salad with baked pumpkin, or a creamy soup with coconut milk - it always makes me happy. 
   The recipe I'd like to share this time is also our autumn must-have - nothing special, but very flavored and cozy. And it's totally Vegan! I hope you love it as much as I do ;)

9 Sep 2013

All best things are simple


Of course it not a recipe at all. Sometimes (actually most of the times) the best recipe - is just great ingredients and nothing more! I try to get fresh, seasonal products from our region, and fortunately Italy is not that far away...

So, sometime for a lazy sunday lunch is enough just a piece of burrata with aromatic tomato and some basil on top of it, good olive oil, freshly ground pepper and a bit of salt... And a glass of light Rose ;)

I love weekends! 

8 Sep 2013

Pumpkin-Orange Jam


   Hey there! ;) Here am I again!
   Today with wonderful autumn jam: Pumpkin-Orange Jam with ginger and star-anis. You gonna love it!

19 Jul 2013

Tomato-basil Pie / Le Club 55



   I love summer! If sun is shining, it's not to hot, gentle breeze giving you a fresh feeling, and you are already a bit suntanned... and if to add a glass of cold Rose wine and a piece of summer pie to all that... mmmmm. Heaven! 

For this pie you can go to St. Tropez and try it in a nice lunch place Le Club 55, but you also may easily and effortless make it at home. The most difficult part of cooking it is peeling tomato ;) Here is the receipt.     

Salt


Before I started to cook I couldn't understand, why ist salt so important? It's all just salty... what's the difference? Time passed... and now...

11 Apr 2013

Restaurants in Cape Town and around


Before going to SA I've heard that food is great here, but I couldn't imagine HOW great it is! 
Here there are just some pictures and... pa-ba-ba-bam...the list of restaurants worth to visit! (the list you find at the very end of the post)

9 Apr 2013

Cape Town: See Point, Bo-Kaap and Cape Point



Did you know, that Cape Town is such a party-colored city?

Yes, it is! There is a part of it called Bo-Kaap - place with an interesting 
story to tell... but hier I just share some sunny pictures of it, no story ;)

8 Apr 2013

South Africa - Garden Route


   If you already came to Cape Town, you should take some time and drive "Garden Route"
It is one of the most beautiful stretch in the world they say. And it is really a very nice drive! The roads in SA are pretty good quality, it almost feels like you are driving in Germany. There is also a great choice of rent-cars - anything you want! So started at Cape Town and went till Wilderness.  

5 Apr 2013

Cape Town... missing the sun


   I just finished sorting South Africa's pictures (no, there are not a lot of them, yes, I'm just slow). Before I come back to "cooking" I'd like to post couple of pics and info, which might be interesting for those, who are planning to visit Cape Town (and around). Now couple of words about Cape Town hotels...

25 Mar 2013

Safari in South Africa


   Yes, I remember it was supposed to be a food-blog, but as you noticed I recently started to post all the other stuff... This time I would like to share with you some of my wonderful memories about South Africa. This winter we spent there one month and it was just amazing! It was my first time in Africa at all, Cape Town was always just my dream, and of course - Safari! All my life i wanted to try it and find out why everybody who did got soooo exited about this experience. And as we all now - dreams do come true! Always... ;)

   There are so much I could tell about this trip! But I only probably do just two posts: Safari and Food. It's a lot anyway =)

   Let's start!

20 Mar 2013

Cooking in Toscana...




   This year started pretty intense - with lots of trips, new people and new experience - just exactly as I was wishing at New Year's night.... 
I just came back from a wonderful place and want to share with some emotions... 

   Most of you know, that I love to cook using Belonika's recipes. She is a popular blogger in Russia and also the author of some cooking books. Couple of years ago she opened a cooking school in Provence and I was so eager to get there... but for some reason it didn't work that time, but this year my wish came true. Spring, Toscana, near small magic city Cortona, in Chateau and Relais il Falconiere... "Belonika & les Chefs"...