Ep. 135 – Stuffed Pumpkin

At the last editorial meeting of the kitchen disasters between me and my other personalities, one as stormy as those of Caragiale, lol, I came to the conclusion that this Halloween / Local Harvest Day we will promote a recipe stolen from friends . :)) One with a lot of honey to erase the sour-bitter

[cakesandcoffee 7] – Pear Cake

Maybe you’re wondering what Chef is up to these days? He’s dealing with cakes. :))))) This recipe came in handy, because otherwise I would have had to stress you with a coffee with amaretto or maybe a fruit tart… But don’t worry, we’ll see in the next episode… 🙂 So today we have a clean

Ep. 134 – Rice with Chickpea and Lemon

Or how I destroyed the rice. With a pinterest-inspired vegan recipe – yeeess, I saved several on a Greek sunny day outside. :))) Well, I might be a disaster, but I can’t stand the dishes where the rice is boiled until the grain is gone. Like the traditional pilaf – is a big no-no. 🙂

Ep. special [mexican] – Enchiladas with Zucchini

If we had the version with tortillas, I found another recipe, inspired by Pinterest. Although you probably think that we fill tortillas with zucchini or squash, well, you were wrong. :)) In fact the slices of zucchini will be filled with chicken, in the version with meat. But you can be creative and have a

Special ep. – Plum Tart

Plum tart, low sugar version. I used a round tray, suitable for exactly 4 servings. It is a tart with less dough and a lot of fruits, yummmy. 🙂 The dough is also half the normal amount: I made two sheets of 125g flour with 63g butter and 3 tablespoons of cold water, a pinch

Special ep. – Quince Tart

Quince tart, has the smell of autumn and the taste of ginger. :))) It is also a variant with very little sugar, 1-2 tablespoons for 1 kg of fruit. The dough is also half the normal amount: I made two sheets of 125g flour with 63g butter and 3 tablespoons of cold water, a pinch

Ep. 133 – Peasant Soup with Potatoes and Leek

In the original recipe, a ton of chopped leeks (11 cups) is sautéed in 6 tablespoons of butter, then you add a tablespoon of flour and cook for another 2 minutes, put about 1 kg of potatoes cut into large pieces and cover with 5 cups of chicken soup; season with salt, pepper and bay

Cookingbookclub 11| Gennaro’s Recipes

As you remember this year we cook from # 321sourceofinspiration, the number five source being Gennaro Contaldo’s recipes. I really like Gennaro because everything is very simple with him. 😛 The truth is that food must be edible, nutritious, full of nutrients, not just an instagram picture. People cooked food because they needed energy and

Lessons learned

I liked what Stephen King writes in On Writing, that good ideas can come from anywhere, and that ideas that previously had nothing to do with each other can be put together for a new outcome. What he says about writing can be applied to any field – only those who have not worked with

Ep. 25 – Another Potatoes Salad

In high school I know I had a few hours of cooking, put in after sewing and crocheting and before those about iron components (what do you know, the real .ro woman from the 90’s couldn’t iron clothes if she didn’t know how to unscrew the iron with a screwdriver…). In theory there was a

Ep. 24 – Cinnamon Rolls

5 minute variant. 🙂 With one condition, well, maybe two. :)) Do not read the label and ignore the amount of sugar. 🙂 You pay a nice visit to Auchan; in the bread/ cake section they sells brioche dough (you can also try in other networks or bakeries/ confectioneries). At home, spread the dough thin

Ep. 23 – Smoked Salmon Sandwich

I happened to go to the family for lunch and left with some smoked salmon. Must eat on the same day. I searched for some ideas on the internet, because my brain was having a break day, but what I liked either contained pasta (hmmmm) or other non-existent ingredients in my almost empty refrigerator. As

Ep. 22 – Green Bean Soup

Well, let’s say it’s a soup because it’s not sour and it doesn’t have too many tomatoes in it. :)) (Otherwise should be “ciorbă”, the local equivalent for a sour soup). Preparing and cooking it takes less than a windows update. 🙂 First open the refrigerator (or pantry, as appropriate). Identify some soup vegetables, e.g.

Ep. 21 – Sort of Spring Rolls

Those things came out so dubious (read: disaster) that it’s worth writing about them 😉 (today’s branding lesson: D). The story is simple. I bought some sheets from the supermarket, made of rice and tapioca, if I remember correctly, to do something with them. That something was the spring rolls, only the sheets are boiled,

Ep. 18 – 3 Salad Ideas for Hot Summer Days

My general salad recipe contains variations, combinations and arrangements from the following expression: potatoes, pasta or rice (carbs) + vegetables (veggies) + meat, fish, egg, cheese, beans, chickpeas (protein) + dressing, spices. The big advantage is that it is prepared extremely quickly, especially if you have the ingredients ready to cook. 🙂 Disaster is when

Ep. 17 – Holy Moly Mango Guacamole; Gazpacho

Take an avocado, wait until it ripens (yes, in our village you rarely find ripe avocado), the idea is to have it buttery greenish-yellow and not brown. 🙂 Then we run a full lunch menu for a really hot day. 🙂 Gazpacho – two medium tomatoes, half a red onion, a larger cucumber, half an

Ep. 16 – Countryside Cake with Redcurrants

Inspired rom the German countryside, a cake with a shortcrust pastry and a meringue with redcurrants and almond flakes. A perfect countryside… :))) Well, from the start I have to admit that I’m not just a mess in the kitchen, I’m also a bit masochistic :)) All year long I longed to make meringue cakes,

Special ep. – Salad for When You Travel

This time we gave up the traditional schnitzels (we have a family joke on this topic) and had a delicious salad in return (seriously, it leaves my mouth watering only when I remember it). Iceberg lettuce, grated carrot, finely chopped celery, thin slices of radishes and green parsley; put in individual casseroles and kept cold

Ep. 15 – Pork Soup with Cumin

Or a kind of goulash that is not really goulash, but is close. 😀 I didn’t know exactly what soup to make, although I felt like a tomato soup. In the end I took a package of some pieces of meat out of the freezer, only I couldn’t find the label and from the plane

Ep. 14 – Eggplant and Beef Moussaka

I usually prefer to make lasagna, because the chance to mess it up is lower. :)) This time I said to change and make moussaka with no meat. I half boiled some new potatoes; cut the eggplant into thicker slices and put them in the oven, in the pan, on parchment paper and seasoned with

Special ep. – Cherry Jam

As long as we can find cherries / sour cherries in the market. 🙂 The process was a long and elaborate disaster. I picked the cherries with these two little hands. For some long hours, although I did not perceive the passage of time, only the roaring song of the rooster (boy, this one sings

Ep. 13 – Beet Borscht

Tell us right now, did you succeed in not altering the original recipe? Weeeell…. :)))) Inspired by our neighbors (Ukrainians, Russians or Poles, as you prefer) beet borscht can be a long soup, my case, or not, in the case of Jamie Oliver. And even a cream soup made with a blender, if you start

Ep. 12 – Fish and Potatoes Salad

Chef asks me, don’t we better make a potato salad with fish? Well, what a question. :))) The recipe is inspired by Jamie Oliver and it is so good that it is worth sharing on fast forward. 😛 Some new potatoes washed well (I use a green alien as a brush) and boiled. Some fish

Ep. 11 – Tuna with Mayo

What else did you destroy this time? :)) Nothing. 😀 I just modified the recipe a bit, through the essential parts. :))) Well, I combined a canned tuna with red onion and green olives, a little mayonnaise, salt, pepper and lemon juice. I saw on the internet that celery is usually added and mayonnaise is

Ep. 10 – Cherry Tart

And what do we have today Fräulein? Eine kleine cherry pie. 🙂 Officially it’s one of the most complicated things I’ve ever done, considering that only the baking time exceeds one whole hour. Eine ganze Stunde !!! OMGosh… (Who does not understand the meaning of this, does not cook recipes for up to 15 minutes

Ep. 9 – Strawberry Cake

It is a simple, seasonal recipe, with a sponge cake and almond flakes, syrupy with amaretto and a cream of yogurt, cream and strawberries. The recipe used for inspiration had the cream made from strawberry puree, cream and food gelatin – you can try that too, if you are not a major disaster in the

Ep. 8 – Sort of Asian Soup

Well Claudia, don’t tell us you burned the soup too?!! :)))) I didn’t burned it, but I was close. 🙂 Yes, I know, I am a disaster. 🙂 This is a classic story: I put some thighs in a pot of water and started the fire. After that I went to the laptop, only for

Ep. 7 – Stuffed Eggplant

I’ve cooked it in the past, but of course I deviated from the original recipe. 🙂 İmam bayıldı as it is called in the original language, it contains eggplant plus onion, garlic and tomatoes and a ton of olive oil (from which the imam is said to have fainted, of emotion that his wife consumed

Ep. 6 – Rhubarb and Meringue Cake

You can find that great recipe online. I would have done it too, I just forgot to buy milk from the store. Well, I’ve been craving this cake since the heat started, but that doesn’t mean I’m also planned. :))) So I found myself in front of the heated oven, with some of the ingredients

Ep. 5 – Macedonian stew with chickpeas and eggplant

I was actually looking for cupcake ideas when I came across a book with Mediterranean recipes. On this occasion I found out that not only did the Turks take our stuffed cabbage rolls and eggplants on bread, but the Greeks also make traditional bean soup (lol), and the Spaniards make cousins soup…. uuups, meat balls.

Ep. 4 – Transylvanian Chilli

Onions, garlic, carrots, parsnips, peppers if you have, finely chopped, plus oil, salt, pepper, paprika, some hot peppers, for sure cumin, oregano or basil, plus canned tomatoes, plus some smoked meat as it is made in Transylvania, plus canned red beans. Chilli is made with minced beef, at some point I will make the original

Ep. 3 – Oat Cookies

Habemus the recipe. 🙂 In the first bowl we mix 250 g butter, 220 g sugar (brown, if you have) until the sugar melts (so looooong ???), then add 2 eggs, first one, then the other – by hand or with a mixer? the answer is yes; the butter should be cold or at room

Ep. 2 – Some Quince

Recipes for disasters as big as me. ❤ For everyone else there are specialized cooking sites. 🙂 In order to make this recipe, first of all you must have the right ambiance: Pink, listened loudly and about 2-3 utensils dropped by mistake on the tiles, in the neighbor’s head in the apartment below (if you

Ep. 1 – Pretzel from Frau Merkel

This year all articles with my kitchen experiments will be labeled “disaster in the kitchen”. Because there will be recipes for disasters as big as me. 😀 For everyone else there are specialized cooking sites. 🙂 At the end of last year I wanted to make breadsticks. From the recipe on the internet it seemed