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Chicken Cacciatore (Pollo alla Cacciatora)

  Chicken Cacciatore (Pollo alla Cacciatora) is Hunter’s chicken stew, rustic Italian classic with chicken thighs and drumsticks, mushrooms, and olives simmered in red wine to get rustic sauce served with your favorite pasta! Authentic stovetop version.   For decades, my grandmother used to prepare suppers for a group of… Read more »

Double Chocolate Sacher Brownies

Double Chocolate Sacher Brownies: Franz Sacher who invented the famous cake would love it for sure ! This is one of our winter favourites and it’s also the reason for my commitment to making apricot jam every single summer because we always make The Sacher cake with this kind of… Read more »

Isabella Grape Jam

  Isabella Grape Jam: Heard it through the grapevine …   I still remember the fragrance the Isabella grapes released after rain in my grandmother’s backyard. We used to play hide-and-seek there under the grand grapevine roof, all around the chairs, running among the Isabella vines and peonies. Is there… Read more »

Blackberry Apple Earl Grey Jam

Blackberry Apple Earl Grey Jam: Apples and seedless blackberries jam with a hint of Earl Grey. Give me Five (o’clock tea) please ! Blackberries and apples are an excellent combination for a jam. Earl Grey Tea leaves with its’ bergamot flavor makes it definitely one of my favorite jams. Imagine… Read more »

Mint Syrup Quick Version Recipe

Mint Syrup Quick Version Recipe: There is no substitute for its wonderful four ingredient home made mint drink ! Fortunately, it’s easy to make your own to have healthier version instead of store bought one ! This  Mint Syrup Quick Version Recipe does not require one or two days soaking.… Read more »

6-inch Sponge Cake with Strawberries

  6-inch Sponge Cake with Strawberries is easy sponge recipe with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Small batch. Nice. Tasteful.   This sponge cake was inspired by my grandmother’s cookbook. She defines this sponge as „ Never Fail “, and the inspiration to use elderflowers came from www.donalskehan.com .  I added Elderflower Syrup … Read more »

Dandelion Jelly

Dandelion jelly: super healthy, homemade, sunny and frugal. Who could ask for more ? Like in the old times. It is only a few days left until my grandmother’s birthday. She would be 104 now. Dandelions bring back the memories of the large meadow behind her country house. Needless to… Read more »

Grandmother’s Soup (Eingemachtes)

  Grandmother’s Soup (Eingemachtes) is homemade grandmother comfort food with fresh vegetables, and noodle from scratch recipe. Cozy and healthy German comfort in a bowl !   What smells remind you of your grandmother’s cooking ? Is it your favourite casserole or cookies ? This Grandmother’s Soup (Eingemachtes) from scratch… Read more »