Linzertorte – Daddy’s Birthday Cake Recipe

Happy belated Birthday via this blog, dad! Last week was my dads birthday. Since seemingly forever, one of his all-time favorite cakes is the so-called Linzertorte. My mom used to bake it for him every year at least once for his birthday; sometimes just in-between during the winter season. It's also a traditional Christmas season cake in Germany. This year my dad was in Zurich for his birthday - mom joined, too. Because they arrived the ...

Vegan, Sugarfree & Glutenfree Waffles

Sundays are probably my favorite weekdays. Why you ask? Simple - the week is coming to an end, I can sleep in, usually all household cleaning has been done, and I either go for brunch or make my own larger-than-usual breakfast at home! I have changed up my diet quite a bit these past few weeks - going from eating meat every day to eating completely vegan for a month. The idea behind it was ...

Swedish Confectionery: Chokladbollar

Ever since I was little, I had this thing for Scandinavians - be it their food, their decoration, interior design in general, or clothing - and of course their warm and welcoming character. Back in the days we used to have International Food Days at our school, and since I've been to international schools, there were quite a few foods to display. I remember running from one food stand to another and trying to buy ...

Gluten- & Dairyfree Banana Bread

Good morning folks and happy Wednesday! Some of you might have seen me sharing my 'in the making' baking picture of my Banana Bread onΒ myΒ Instagram. I love banana bread - I used to make banana cake all the time actually. Then I wasn't allowed to have any gluten and my old recipe fell into dust. I've been thinking of making a similar recipe the past weeks on a constant now, so this past weekend I ...

Homemade Salted Caramels

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! (well, to those that are celebrating it) Unfortunately Thanksgiving is not all too big in Europe, and surely (sadly) not big at all in Switzerland. Though since I do tend to work with mostly Americans there is absolutely no way to miss Thanksgiving and I absolutely love the thought of celebrating it. Not to forget the food - I can never have enough food haha! Today is another special day, in my ...