More than “just” a chocolate cupcake

Happy almost Valentines Day! There is something special about Valentines Day, isn’t it? I must confess I enjoy it because one has a reason, to sit down and enjoy a good meal with ones loved one. I tend to spoil my friends and people surrounding me with sweet things (and because they are made with…

Steamed artichoke with aioli

  This is a very easy hors d’oeuvre, perfect for sharing with your close friends and family. It’s perfect because it can be made ahead of time, so no last minute stress. Ingredients 8 trimmed and stemmed large globe artichokes 4 garlic cloves 1-cup/ 240 ml water 1 cup/240 ml mayonnaise 1 tbsp. finely grated…

Under the Tuscan Sun

A couple of months ago, or almost a year ago now – why does the time go past so fast?? I followed my beau to Tuscany, as the devoted girlfriend I am. He was going there for work and well who wouldn’t want to spend a few days in Tuscany? – With its small and…

Homemade sweet potato fries

I love sweet potato, I love it in soups, in salads, in fries. I just adore the vegetable. I think its one of the most amazing vegetable there is in the world and one of the few things I cannot live without.   Recipe 2 sweet potatoes Rosemary Salt Olive oil Method  1.preheat oven to…

Oven baked chicken nuggets

I love McDonalds chicken mcnuggest, but I must confess I havent eaten them for years, because they are very unhealthy, the other day I had the biggest craving for chicken nuuggest though, and I though maybe I can make them myself. But I didn’t want to fry them so I baked them in the oven…

What to read this winter

This blog is mainly focused on one of my favorite interests which is food and to tell the truth it’s a big one of mine, but it does come second in my life, because my love in life is books, literature and poetry. It’s the thing in life that has always been good (Depending on…

Coffee and Chocolate

Thursday, and what a delight. I’m longing for Friday, as I drink my 4th cup of coffee this morning. Sorry for the lack of posts this week, blog will be back to normal come next week. If my coffee were to look like this right now. Xo Charlie

Bagels

Who doesn’t love bagels, I adore a bagel with cream cheese and gravlox, its one of my favorite things to eat, and I can eat them around the clock, and I think if I only could eat one thing for the rest of my life it would probably be a cream cheese and gravlox bagel….

Saffron fish soup

I Love saffron, its one of my favorite spices and i think it goes well with pretty much anything. i love it with in both cakes and in food. This is a really delicious saffron fish soup, its not hard and its very easy to make. Its the perfect dish for a dinner party or…

snackhack#4: Frozen Yoghurt crackers

This snack reminds me a bit of eating white chocolate, with the only difference is that its healthier. This recipe is rather different than my usual ones, because I haven’t listed the ingredients in doses because you can pretty much make a big batch or a small one, and everything according to your own taste….

Italian Spaghetti alla carbonara

Carbonara is probably one of the most famous pasta dishes in the world, but normally its made with a lot of cream and that’s not how the original version is made. When I was in high school, I spent a year living in Italy as an exchange student and what I can say is the…

Chickpea, feta and roasted sweet potato salad

This is one of my favorite things to eat during the week, the reason is simple; I love sweet potato, chickpeas and hummus. While I would prefer eating pizza or pasta 24/7, you sometimes need a healthier option, but I want healthy food to taste delicious as well and not just green. Ingredients  1 can…