When I lived alone for the first time, I did everything like my Mum. I filled my closet with very specific and expensive cleaning products. A product for my stainless steel sink. One for the windows. One to fight lime in the bathroom. A bleach for the toilet. A special cream for the stone walls in my […]
My boyfriend’s mum, Margaret, makes an absolutely delicious orange cake with almonds. Her secret is to use a whole orange, cooked with the skin on and pureed before adding to the batter. It is a recipe that does not generate any waste, since it makes use of the whole orange. Margie’s cake is a real treat, but, as always, […]
Hello ! Since the last post, I got old. I had a bike accident, when a distracted car driver hit me. One second after thinking “I’m going to die”, I was found sitting on my buttocks on the pavement. Miraculously intact. Since then, I feel fragile, vulnerable, reasonable, whereas before, I was invincible, carefree, indestructible. I now […]
… Hello everyone ! I haven’t published a smoothie recipe in a long while. The truth is, for over a year, I have been faithful to one single smoothie. I had created it for a friend’s good-bye party, as he was leaving Zürich. I liked that smoothie so much that I have made it every morning since then. Of course, with […]
So many first-world problems. I juggle with my PhD, with writing and photographing a cookbook – and this blog. It is sometimes hectic and I feel like I am playing it by ear most of the times. Plus, this mysoginistic, climate-change-denier who became president of the United States. I recently got an invoice of 500 euros for a routine check-up at […]
I had a hard time posting this recipe. When the smell of this curry fills the house, I forget everything else. I eventually managed to snap a picture on my phone with one hand, holding an impatient and hungry Justin back with the other hand.
This is a non-recipe recipe. I never thought of sharing it with you before. These ground flax seeds are part of the decor, so much so that one forgets that they exist. It would feel like giving you a recipe for cooking rice!
Happy New Year everyone ! Who hasn’t heard of golden milk? Sometimes called turmeric latte, it is known as Kurkuma latte where I live. This “detox” turmeric drink, with its Ayurvedic roots, is like a liquid version of the avocado toast: The hipster sensation that took over the world and Instagram. Minus the ecological disaster.
If you can’t conceive a meal, including Christmas dinners, without a salad (however tokenistic it may be), I have you covered. Leeks are not the sexiest vegetable ever and in Switzerland, it is even an expensive luxury. Still, after spotting a great leeks and raisins coleslaw in my favourite vegetarian restaurant, I gave it a try. I swapped the raisins […]
Last weekend, I travelled to Florence with my boyfriend. This cradle of the Renaissance is filled to the brim with art and you can almost feel history still floating around in the air. I loved the magnificent Uffizi gallery, the churches, the marble-clad cathedral. On top of that, every meal was a party for the senses. This version […]
Hello everyone ! So far, we have made kimchi, fermented beets and oat yoghurt. Let us now preserve some lemons. Lacto-fermented or preserved lemons are the same thing. Like all fermentations using lactic bacteria, the process takes some time. Be patient but, I promise, it’s very easy. I have hardly altered the recipes I found on the internet, only to simplify […]
Late summer. The best time of the year. July and August, I find, can be utterly melancholic. In summer, I instinctively reflect on the past. In French, summer is été, which is the past tense of the verb to be. It may be so for a reason… This summer was the last before I turn 30. I am […]
No respite for yours truly, so I’ll be brief. I’m trying to finish my second cookbook while making progress on my PhD studies, it slightly hectic right now (but fun!). There are ups and downs. Last weekend, made a recipe for a potato-chocolate cake 5 times in a row, because it was never good enough for a […]
A year ago, I lost my sourdough. It died of loneliness and boredom, forgotten in the back of the fridge. I had enjoyed making my own sourdough bread, but it took way too much time, and my PhD is very time-consuming. I searched for an alternative that was at least as healthy. I found something even better… It is difficult […]