Teriyaki marinaded salmon with mixed vegetables

Teriyaki marinaded salmon with mixed vegetables

Hello. I can’t believe it, but it has been a long time since the last post. I hope you had a great time while I was gone. I have quite a number of posts in the pipeline, but never had the time to finish them during the summer months. The reason? …

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Raspberry-lime macarons

Raspberry-lime macarons

The first time I saw macarons in Zurich I did not even bother to look at them properly. They looked so colorful and cute, but as a white chocolate lover my eyes were all fixed at the truffles selection at Zurich’s Sprüngli. I kept ignoring their macarons, the Luxemburgerli, for quite a while. But this time is far in the past – I have really ….

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Classic shortbread fingers

Classic shortbread fingers

Scottish Shortbread – They are one of my favorite biscuits with their sandy texture. So far I always went for the store bought version (the red package with the kilt, basically the only one available here in Switzerland).
But I had to learn that shortbread is …

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Liptauer & avocado – two curd cheese spreads

Liptauer & avocado - two curd cheese spreads

Recently a Canadian friend visited. It was her first time in mainland Europe. We took our role as hosts seriously and made sure she got the most out of here time in central Europe, both visually and taste-wise.

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Porcini risotto

Porcini risotto

Risotto. This creamy Italian rice dish is typically served as a starter (as is pasta) or in some cases as a side to the main course. There are countless versions of risotto: plain, only cooked with broth and sage or saffron, but also variations with …

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Oh Ticino

Oh Ticino

Easter felt like April had arrived early. Even though this year the Easter weekend fell onto the last few days of March, it sure felt like April: the weather changed its mind at least once a day and provided a mix of clouds, rain and beautiful sunshine. It made sure to …

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The Swiss summer and a mixed berry smoothie

The Swiss summer and a mixed berry smoothie

According to the Böögg the Swiss summer is going to be a cold and wet one.

The Böögg is to Zurich what is to Punxutawney. Kind of at least …

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Carrot muffins

Carrot muffins

Sun, where are you? If I look through the window, I just see grey. Outside the wind is a constant companion and the temperatures are somewhere between one and 10 degrees centigrade, depending on the daily mood of our dear weather. But sun, where are you? You have been hiding behind a thick layer of grey clouds for weeks now. Because of you, it does not feel like spring. Even the plants struggle with this “spring”. And so do …

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Chocolate + orange + champagne = ?

Chocolate + orange + champagne = ?

What does the equation “chocolate + orange + champagne” equal to for you? Truffles for me. Why so festive you are asking?

Strudel & Cream is turning one!

I can’t believe it, but one year ago I decided to change things …

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Cranberry chocolate truffles

Cranberry chocolate truffles

I am becoming a bigger and bigger fan of homemade truffles. They are so easy to make – at least these ones… and they make a great present or just a lovely side for a cup of tea or coffee.

These truffles are a variation of the pistachio truffles I posted in December ….

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