Suddenly it was all white. Clouds of small white petals that look like snowflakes. And a sweet flowery scent was in the air. This scent that is so iconic for late spring/early summer and that we now have in our own garden! I’m very sensitive to the perception of odors. More than f.ex. my ear, my nose registers stimuli and connects them with certain images and memories.The smell of elderflower is closely linked with my childhood, a herald of summer […]
As I promised – which is already two weeks ago now – I wanted to introduce you to the secrets of “Wiesensaft” (meadow juice). Yes, you heard right. I was sceptic, too, when I saw the green liquid in the bottle that stood on the breakfast buffet at the Miramonte hotel. But curiosity won and I filled a small sip into my glas … and I came back to the buffet, and once again. I loved the fresh aromatic taste […]
Categories: dairy-free, drinks, gluten-free, In the kitchen, spring, summer, vegan, vegetarian • Tags: drink, elderflower, fresh, green, herb, juice, meadow, Miramonte, parsley, recipe, spring, syrup, Wiesensaft
Our traditional family recipe for rhubarb cake (and a lot of other fruit and berry cakes) consists of rhubarb chunks that are spread on sweet batter and are topped with nutty meringue. Although I love this great recipe from my grandmother, an all time favourite, this year I experimented a bit with some other ways to bring rhubarb, my tart love that’s always gone to fast, into a cake.
Categories: cake, cookie & dessert, In the kitchen, spring, summer, vegetarian • Tags: almond, baking, cake, caramel, cookie & dessert, elderflower, food, nuts, recipe, rhubarb, ricotta cheese, spring, summer, tea