Pepper, tomato and goat cheese wrap

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I am back home for Christmas and I am enjoying the all the free time again and the nice kitchen. Between all of the Christmas baking I was looking for some savoury quick meal to rescue me from all the sugar and flour. I found this recipe from Amuse Your Bouche and I loved it. It does take  a long time but most of it doesn’t require any supervision besides an occasional stir. And the absolutely perfect the caramelised peppers and onions are complemented by the fresh goat cheese and sour cream. I can eat goat cheese with anything but if you are not such a big fan can change the sour cream goat cheese ratio for the same creaminess without so much cheese.
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Aubergine salad with saffron yoghurt

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So I have taken a very long break from this blog. I think this probably a payback for boasting about the great student life I had over the summer. I have been super busy for the past couple of months but I am hoping that this has stopped now.
I am back with a recipe that I shot way back during the summer when I finally got back all my cookbooks that have been in storage for almost two years. I have found not only my Leiths Bible but also the notes from the Leiths cookery course and the first Ottolenghi cookbook I got for Christmas couple of years ago. The vegetable section is so amazing that I just want to go and live in the photos and eat one recipe every day. After looking through the cookbook for two days I finally chose a recipe and made it. And it was so good that I had to share it here only afterwards I realised that it is actually very similar to the courgette one. But it is just as good maybe even slightly better.
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Baked Eggs with Goat Cheese

Baked Eggs with Goat Cheese

This is one of those lazy morning breakfast recipes, exactly what I need for the last three weeks of my holidays. I know three weeks sounds like a lot but when you compared it to the 4 months that my holidays last it is actually not a lot :) Sorry boasting about my student life is over now. Back to the food now, even better back to the breakfast food. This is for the lazy breakfast at 11 made with a cup of tea in hand and newspapers waiting on the table. Continue reading

Swedish Apple Cake

Swedish Apple Cake

I made an apple cake and it was amazing, I didn’t really expect much from it.  Apple cake, to me,  sounds a bit boring but I am fully convinced now of the opposite.  I found this recipe from Donal Skehan for his Swedish Apple and Almond Cake and it was so popular in our house that we have already made 3(!) times in the past two weeks. And there is never very much left for me when I actually get around to eating it.

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Gazpacho

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It is absolutely boiling here in Prague, I don’t think it has been this hot ever before. So I am just lying on the sofa trying not to move too much.  And I am eating gazpacho. This cold refreshing gazpacho is exactly right for these moments. This recipe is perfect, it doesn’t take very long and no heat is required. And it is CHILLED, what’s not to love, right?

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Peas Crostini

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¡Hola! Sorry for the long break in the posts but I am currently in Barcelona learning Spanish and I haven’t had much time for my blog. I am having an awesome here, sangria, sun and the food even though I have been struggling a bit with finding veggie dishes. The recipe today I have actually made at home just before I left so it is like a reminder of home for me :).

My mum bought an organic vegetable basket and fresh peas was part of it. I shelled a pod or two just to taste it and I was hooked, I was then looking for a recipe that would capture this freshness and sweetness of it. I found a Peas, Mint and Parmesan Crostini recipe at Epicurious and I absolutely loved it.
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