Lovely Zucchinis. So green, juicy and summery. They are available all year round, but the taste does not even compare to the ones that you can find in the market during summer. When I am in Greece I usually enjoy this versatile, tasty, summer squash in a nice tavern, by the sea with good friends, wine and of course tzatziki.
I first heard (actually read) about rhubarb a couple of years ago. The majority of my favorite food blogs had at least one rhubarb recipe. Rhubarb is not an ingredient that you can find easily in Greece, so even though I was aware of its existence I had never tasted it before. The first time I actually bought and used it was last year, when I lived in the UK. I made a simple rhubarb crumble, but the result was a little disappointing. I guess the amount of sugar I used was not enough and the outcome was not so tasty. more →
I eat salad every day. Sometimes as a side dish, sometimes as a main dish. Salads are healthy, nutritious and easy to make. Especially during the warm months, a refreshing, cool salad that requires no cooking sounds like the ideal summer meal.
Today we are celebrating. Today is the world baking day. The 3rd Sunday of May is dedicated to baking. Isn’t this a very good reason to celebrate? As a food blogger and as a cake-lover I couldn’t be happier about the existence of such a day. But apart from that, today I have another reason for a celebration post. The exact same day last year, this blog went live! So Happy World Baking Day and Happy First Birthday to Cook-Taste-Live!
Let me talk to you about my relationship with asparagus. It started a couple of weeks ago. It was something like.. love at first bite. Don’t ask how it was possible not to have eaten asparagus before. I feel sorry about it too. But now I will really try to make up for lost time. Besides asparagus season is upon us and till the end of June I have plenty of time to try most of the recipes I have bookmarked.
During April all my favourite restaurants introduced new dishes, featuring this bright and wonderful spring-time vegetable. Even though I was reluctant at first, I knew I had to try. And I did; I tried that steamed asparagus salad with lemon vinaigrette. A simple dish that brought out the unique and distinct flavors of asparagus.
Cookies. Let’s talk about cookies. Fresh, home made, full of love, incredible cookies. The basis is always the same; some butter, some flour and sugar.And then the game begins. The options are countless. Fresh or dried fruits, nuts, chocolate and the list can go on forever.
After spending the past 6 months in Germany I came to this conclusion; If sausage is the official German savoury delicacy, then apples must be Germany’s national fruit. A dish with apple as its main ingedient? The options are countless; Apples with pork, apples with Sauerkraut (sour cabbage – Germans love it, I hate it), or sweet and caramelized apples on top of/inside a puffy and buttery pastry.
If I asked you to think the first most comforting winter dish that comes in mind, what would it be? For me winter comes with home-made, fresh and hearty soups that can warm those cold days. With veggies or meat a fresh homemade soup is the ultimate winter comfort food, perfect for a cold night in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine. This soup may need more time than your average veggie soup, because you also need to roast the carrots. But when you taste the sweet flavor of the caramelized carrots, along with the spicy ginger and the rich, salty-nutty flavors of the Parmesan you will definitely agree with me that it totally worth the wait. more →
Brownies. A single bite that sends you to chocolate heaven. While searching for a brownie recipe, I discovered so many different variations and combination. I like to experiment and give an extra twist to classic recipes, but this time I was just looking for the rich and chocolate flavor of a classic brownie. A brownie with a fudgy and dense texture that requires a huge sip of milk before the next bite.