Food and Health

Marta-OesterbankIt has been more than 2 months since my last post, I have been busy trying to find out what should be next. Of course I have been cooking and taking pictures, all with the intention of writing the recipes to share with you, but some how I have never got the time or even I just didn’t feel like doing it. Let’s say I am having a kind of a midlife crisis 😉  (more…)

Banana Bread

Banana-Bread-2-07Lately looks like the bananas at home are getting very fast ripe, of course then I have to start experimenting and see other possibilities to use them in different kind of cakes, breads, muffins, … In this case I made one without chocolate, changing the kind of sugar and using yoghurt. The result was a fantastic bread, that didn’t last very long and a week after I had to make again 😉  (more…)

Blondies

Blondies-11Who doesn’t like chocolate? Actually I don’t know anybody who doesn’t like. One of my favorite cakes is Brownies, but sometimes I like to try other options, like this cake, I call blondies because 2 of the basic ingredients are replaced, I use white chocolate and almonds, a delicious combination, perfect for a school treat or just to treat yourself with something very sweet.  (more…)

Strawberry Jam

Jam-6The summer or the end of the summer is ideal to make your own jam, there is a lot choice from plums, to strawberries, cherries, blackberries, even peach. Because they are in season they are cheap and of course they taste very sweet. Well you know just get some big quantities and start making your own jam for the coming months. I made a less sweet one, more fruit less sugar, so let’s say not so unhealthy 😉  (more…)

Chili con Carne

Chilli-con-Carne-7Chili con carne is one of those meals that you can make with endless combinations, as long the basics (beans, spices and meat) are there and from good quality, you can always add other vegetables, serve with rice or not, with creme fraiche or yogurt, even with couscous. Well this is my version of this healthy international meal, less meat and more beans, not vegetarian of course, otherwise will not be “con carne”, but still delicious and easy to make. (more…)

Peach Cake

Perzik-Cake-9The summertime is perfect to make cakes with fruit that only then are at their best, like peach or plums. Of course some times those cakes you can make the rest of the year using apples or pears. In this case I made peach cake where of course you can substitute with other fruit that you prefer. It is easy, colorful, sweet and very tasty. Perfect for a dessert or just for an afternoon tea, what best for you is, in our case we eat it in our Sunday afternoon tea, delicious!  (more…)

Blueberries Cheesecake

Cheesecake-8It has been a couple of months since my last post, after a summer break to enjoy the weather and expending as much time as possible with my family, is time to go back to the kitchen for serious business 😉 Of course there is no better way to start that with a cheesecake, you can top with any fruit you like, I used blueberries, I bit traditional perhaps but strawberries or cherries will also be perfect. But be prepare for a bit of work because this will take sometime to bake. (more…)

Chive

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Chive is family of the onions but maybe a bit less stronger. It is great taste maker in salads or mixing with cream cheese or other meals of course. It grows very easy, I planted years ago in a big pot in my garden and since then every spring I get this gorgeous plant with beautiful flowers, bees love the flower, that last until almost winter. You only need to give water and once a year some vitamins. For the rest be careful because it can spread very easy around. (more…)

Oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal-Cookies-5Oatmeal is one of the most healthiest grains there is, has a lot of vitamins, proteins, minerals and fibers, also you can make a delicious breakfast or bake fantastic cakes or cookies. All of them good reasons to use! Well in a day like today, cloudy and not very pleasant for spring day, the best you can do is bake something, so why not this oatmeal cookies? They are easy to make and kids will enjoy helping, last time I made them with my daughter, good fun. (more…)

Pasta Salad

Pasta-Salad-3When the days are getting warmer there is nothing better for lunch or dinner that a good nutritious salad. They are very easy to make and with a lot of combinations of course, and because I grow some veggies in my own garden it is just fantastic. The rocket leaves and the radish are now on their best, really tasty and full of vitamins specially because I only pick them up just an hour before we are about to eat, so fresher you can not get.  (more…)

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