Red Love Apple Galette

red love apple galette

We always have a basket full of apples at home, ready to be turned into an apple compote which we eat religiously at breakfast each morning. It used to be my job to make the week’s apple compote, which I would vary every few weeks by adding some over-ripened fruit from the fruit bowl. Oddly enough, when our children were born, my husband took over the role of making the weekly compote, something which he continues to do until this day, except that the “weekly” compote is often consumed in less than a week; the children love it so much that it also frequently makes an appearance at morning tea or afternoon tea.

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Beef Wellington with Green Peppercorn Sauce

beef wellington

If you are looking for a show-stopping recipe which will wow your family and friends at your next dinner party, look no further than this Beef Wellington with Green Peppercorn Sauce. These photos are my latest contribution to the food column in Discovery, the inflight magazine for Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon.

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Chocolate Cinnamon Stars

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Despite the fact that I rarely bake cut-out cookies, I seem to have amassed a large cookie cutter collection over the years. And one person who seems to highly appreciate this part-time hobby of mine, is my little boy.

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Walnut Cake & Mimi Thorisson Cookbook Giveaway

walnut cake mimi thorisson

It is that time of the year again in Switzerland when the Advent is approaching and the children are becoming excited about meeting Sämiclaus (the Swiss version of Santa Claus) on St. Nicholas Day on 6 December. Unlike the Santa Claus in most other parts of the world, Sämiclaus does not have the same breadth of resources nor financial liquidity, so his gift to children is usually a small hessian sack containing clementines, walnuts, peanuts, some gingerbread, and maybe a few pieces of (Swiss) chocolate. No prizes for guessing what gets eaten first!

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