Bärlin

Bjørni and I are off to Bärlin:) The precious oatmeal is for a good start of the journey! Looking forward to new culinary discoveries:) And obviously, experiencing each moment fully, absorbing supermassive joy of the here and now:D All the subsequent updates will come in fall, hopefully:) Lots of love! Maya Advertisements

Berry yogurt tartlets

Charming berry tartlets with a creamy caramel yogurt filling! The filling’s recipe is taken from my favorite Finnish blueberry tart aka Mustikkapiirakka. You can make one large tart using a 23cm/9-inch tart pan. I haven’t had a chance to test it. Let me know if you do:) This recipe makes eight (4-inch/10cm) tartlets. Pastry 120…

Broccoli & tomato frittata

For frittata, it is usually recommended to sauté fresh vegetables like mushrooms, tomatoes or zucchini separately, as they can water down the eggs. Generally I don’t like overly and needlessly processed veggies and food, and tend to simplify everything, minimizing the cooking process, and therefore time. You can always get a fantastic result with less effort…

Tzatziki – Greek yogurt cucumber dip

Tzatziki is also known as cacık in Turkey and North Cyprus. It is a creamy thick Greek yogurt sauce with cucumbers, fresh dill and garlic. Tzatziki is used to accompany lots of Mediterranean dishes. I like to use it simply as a dip with toasted dark bread and fresh or grilled vegetables. To achieve the needed flavor and texture you…

Updates

This week was plentiful and hot again. I’ve taken some photos whilst trying the new recipes and will happily share everything in blog(: Coming soon: tzatziki yogurt dip, berry yogurt tartlets, broccoli and tomato frittata, and easy vegetarian breakfast. Cook with love! ♥

Green sweet smoothie (vegan)

A sweet variation of the green ginger smoothie I have published recently. I just like this blend a lot:)  Ingredients 1 banana 1 apple 2 small cucumbers 1 cm fresh ginger root 5 stems of fresh parsley 1 cup water a squeeze of lemon juice Method Peel the ginger root. Chop the cucumbers, banana, apple…

Corn coconut cookies

Soft chewy and moderately sweet corn cookies with coconut work great as a grab-and-go snack. They can be stored in a cookie container for a week or more. Enjoy!:) Makes 2,5 dozen cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup corn oil 1 cup greek yogurt (I used low-fat) 1 egg 1/2 cup light brown sugar (or granulated sugar) 1/2…

Apple cinnamon pancakes

Fluffy apple-packed buttermilk-based pancakes are easy and fun to make together with your homies:) Buttermilk reacting with baking soda gives your pancakes more lift. You can replace buttermilk with any other dairy fermented products such as yogurt or sour/soured milk, or just milk. Enjoy!:) Ingredients 3 medium apples, grated or cut into small pieces 2 teaspoons…

Cottage cheese berry bowl

The easiest meal for the breakfast. A big bowl of berries, some yogurt and cottage cheese sweetened with cinnamon and honey. Fresh berries are just best food on this planet:D Enjoy!:) Yield: 2 servings Ingredients 250 g cottage cheese (non-sweet, drained) 150 g  greek yogurt 2 cups blackberries 1/2 cup blueberries 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2…

Green “hot” smoothie (vegan)

Vitamin-and-mineral-rich smoothie to start up your day. Fresh ginger increases digestive fire, it’s like a warm hug from the inside out:) This is not a sweet type of a smoothie. Depending on preferences, you can add a green apple and some natural syrup. Ingredients 2 small cucumbers (or 1 large) 1 cm fresh ginger 2 slices…

Fruit olive oil sponge cake

It seems to be the most fantastic sponge cake I have ever tried. Have already made it twice! It is moist due to the olive oil and a layer of baked juicy apples and berries. The fruit layer may contain anything you like (I tried also a mix of apples, raspberries and blackberries). To make a…

Blueberry pancakes with blackberry topping

Pancakes are designed to bring people together! They are the ultimate reason to gather around the stove and have fun:) This easy-to-make and delicious treat can be cooked at any place (that has a stove and skillet:)) any time. This recipe is based on natural sour milk which acids react with the baking soda differently than…