Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: December 2012

Ottolenghi carrot cake

Many years ago I used to work at a cafe that was run by an Armenian family. I met my husband there, and they ran a tight ship where both AT and I learned the skills we would later use to run our own cafe, years later. But it wasn’t only organisation and service skills that I admired the Q family for – it was their menu. It was packed with simple, tasty dishes that I still remember like their creamy chicken and almond croissant or their secret blue berry pancakes that I begged for the inside information on which …

German Christmas Markets

German Christmas Markets

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Over the weekend my family met in Rothenburg, Germany for some festive family fun. We met on Friday night at the Guesthouse Eberlein and promptly headed towards the old medieval town for dinner at the potato restaurant. So called because of their flair with the much loved root vegetable. It was marvelous. Beer and potato cakes followed by pork shanks, Franciscan sausages, schnitzel and all kinds of potatoes were bought to our table of nine. We made merry into the evening and in a haze of powerful apple schnapps we wandered into the old town. It was like a winter …