Tasting Event at Piece, Love & Chocolate

September 8, 2014
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  The other day I had the pleasure to be invited to taste chocolate desserts and truffles in a “beer vs. wine and chocolate pairing taste-off”. This lovely event was hosted in Boulder, CO at the beautiful location of Piece, Love & Chocolate. It was led by Doug Caskey of the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, Jeff […]

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Coconut Oil

July 16, 2014
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A cooler and rainy  summer day always calls for some baking. Today my decision fell on this easy to prepare zucchini bread with big chocolate chunks. I really like the addition of the coconut oil which turns this delicious moist bread into a somehow healthier treat. You can bake this zucchini bread in a bigger Bundt pan […]

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La Bete Noir

June 11, 2014
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For Doug’s birthday I baked him this unbelievably delicious chocolate torte called “La Bete Noir” – the chocolate beast. It is a chocolate lover’s dream come true and was beyond any expectations I had. It is outstanding. The recipe for la bete noir can be found at epicurious.com. Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare via MySpaceSave on Pinterestshare via […]

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Best Brownies EVER!

May 18, 2014
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  Did you know that there are three types of brownies? The fudgy, the chewy, and the cakey? I am not a brownie expert and didn’t even grow up eating them, but became a huge fan very quickly after moving to the US. Mine have to be gooey or chewy, with a crunch, and very chocolaty […]

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Carrot Muffins

April 30, 2014
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  My oven was broken again and you can probably imagine, that this is not a good thing happening around here. It is back in action since last night and I am thrilled. So today I had to bake something.  I decided on carrot muffins. They pack well and are a great snack for my daughter […]

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Homemade Mustard Mayo

April 21, 2014
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  If you have ever made your own mayonnaise you probably never went back to any store bought. If you have never made your own mayonnaise, well, today is the day to experience a much tastier and healthier choice than you could ever find on any supermarket shelf. In my house we fell in love […]

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Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk

April 2, 2014
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  Yesterday I made homemade vanilla almond milk for the very first time. Goodbye you store bought almond milks, this is the ultimate! I found a new food love. I wish I had known a long time ago how easy it is to make your own almond milk from scratch. I got interested in searching […]

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Meyer Lemon Hazelnut Tart

March 9, 2014
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  While shopping at my local Natural Grocers store the other day I stumbled over beautiful organic Meyer lemons in the produce section. I just couldn’t resist and bought a whole bunch. I had never ever tried Meyer lemons before and was very excited about my purchase. Meyer lemons are a cross between a regular […]

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French Yogurt Cake with Lemon and Poppy Seeds

March 5, 2014
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  Super easy to assemble, extremely tasty and in the oven in less than 10 minutes, do I need to say more?  French yogurt cake with lemon and poppy seeds was the treat I baked this Sunday. I didn’t have much time on hand and lots of lemons in my fridge. This moist French yogurt […]

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Flammkuchen & A Culinary Trip!

February 20, 2014
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  Join me at my friend Sommer’s over at A Spicy Perspective were you will find my recipe for Flammkuchen. This Flammkuchen recipe is a specialty from my home region the south west of Germany and the Alsatian region of France. Sommer will also share my upcoming  culinary adventure to Germany and France. This trip was […]

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