#recipes

  • food

    homemade braided pesto bread

    I’ve already mentioned it, but every year we invite our dearest friends – our family – to a decadent, lengthy and delicious Easter brunch. And while there are a few dishes I make every year, there are some things I tend to experiment with. And two years ago, I brought in something new that quickly became one of my favourites: homemade braided pesto bread. For a long time, I’ve been intimidated by the thought of baking with yeast. And sure enough I’ve experienced some epic failures, but over time I’ve grown more confident working with it. And, I won’t deny it, a new oven that could actually hold a certain…

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    orange and thyme pasta with crispy salmon

    I had a hard time deciding which recipe should be the first on this blog. And I have so many to choose from. I chose this one, because this is often the first meal I cook in January. Orange and thyme pasta with a crispy, delicious salmon on top. It’s become something like a “New Year’s recipe”, so to speak. I got inspired by a restaurant visit many years ago. It’s a busy but cosy place we have dined at frequently ever since 2001. On their menu is a rich and creamy pasta, flavoured with orange and thyme and topped with crispy, delicious salmon. And one day, I decided I…

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    Every year on New Year’s Day – just after midnight – a dear friend of mine lets us all draw a tarot card. Although I’m not an excessively spiritual or esoteric person, it has been a helpful ceremony for me that I’ve come to cherish. And this year, my card told me to start something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long, long time now. It told me it would be a good year to start new things and to create. Admittedly, after 2018 – a year of great success but even greater loss, a year of mourning and, yes, even death – this sounded like a good…