Author Archives: Erika

Munavalgekook Estonian egg white cake

I keep having an abundance of egg whites, I don’t know where they are coming from! Well, I do know where they are coming from… did you check the latest recipes on BeyondPasta? There are a lot of crostatas, and crostatas/pies usually means egg yolks. So what to do with all these egg whites? I freeze them! I keep them in small plastic containers, like empty mascarpone packages, and guess what, there is an abundance of those too around here … Continue reading

Menu for a special dinner and tips for Berlin

Last weekend we had a very special visit in Berlin. The hubby’s cousine came to visit us with her husband, and it was her birthday! Plus they are newly wed and this is the first time we see them after the wedding :) We couldn’t let such a special occasion pass by unnoticed, so we organized a special dinner for them. Here is the menu. Menu for a special dinner Appetizer: Rosemary white bean dip served with pita chips First … Continue reading

Afternoon break

Sometimes leftovers can turn into the best afternoon break ever. I made my favorite pie, walnut crostata (as per husband’s request), and enjoyed the leftovers during an afternoon break. Leftover cream (whipped with some powdered sugar) and softly, and abundantly placed on a small cup of good espresso. Served with warm pasta frolla cookies (short pastry dough), just out of the oven. Yummy! You can find the recipe for pasta frolla (short pastry dough) here. The cookies will need to be baked … Continue reading

Semolina Bread

I have been debating for some time whether to publish or not this recipe for semolina bread. The problem is I got it from Macheesmo (hese is a link to the recipe) and the measurement units are cups! You know I dislike cups, the metric system is standard, why would one use cups? (see my digression on cups here) But this bread was good! Semolina gives it a very special flavor, and it has such a crunchy crust and such … Continue reading

Mascarpone Cheesecake with Apples

Another pie, well, this one is more a cheesecake than a pie, a mascarpone cheesecake. I am sure you don’t mind me posting another cake, do you? I saw this recipe on undici mesi, one of the first blogs I started following. The picture was inspiring so I decided to try it. Little did I know that the ingredients where all messed up XD So… well… I improvised! It turned out great! Similar to a cheesecake, but with a nicer … Continue reading

Chocolate and Mascarpone Pie

Yumm cake! With all these trips I posted a lot less recipes lately, I am making up for that with an amazing one, and it can’t be anything other than cake, or even better: pie! The usual italian crostata with a filling to die for. It’s filled with chocolate, mascarpone and ricotta! I made this chocolate and mascarpone (and ricotta) pie for the first time last week and it looked so promising that I took pictures of it right away, … Continue reading

Zurich and Swiss Chocolate

It seems that the tendency of coming back from a trip and having to leave again right away is a well-established habit! Not even a week after I came back from Crete I was already on a plane! I was headed to the homeland of the best Chocolate in the world: Switzerland! More precisely Zurich. I just stayed for the weekend and it was enough to enjoy the small center of Zurich, and fall in love with its chocolate! Moreover … Continue reading

Crete – Greece

With a couple of trips following each other at a very short distance (one week home and I was already on another plane), I am still dreaming of the amazing chocolate I ate in Switzerland (Chocolateland), but I must go in order and first tell you all about the fresh flavorful food I had in Greece, or more exactly, in Crete. We enjoyed the much needed heat, try to live in Berlin for 9 months and only then we can … Continue reading

Summer End Picnic – Shrimp and Avocado tramezzini and salad

A post outside of my regular schedule to tell you about the sweet idea I had yesterday :) Since I moved to Berlin the first thing I look at in the morning is the weather forecast, both for the day and for a few days in front of me. This is just to prepare myself, you know, here is not like in Florida where the only change in the weather is thunderstorms or sunshine but with the same hot humid temperature. Actually … Continue reading

Finger food Birthday Party

We had a biiig party last week! As usual with finger food for our guests. The husband turned xxx while we were on vacation. Such an important birthday that I could not let it pass unnoticed. So as soon as we came back, we invited everybody over and had one of our food food food and good company parties ;) Personally I think it turned out great! I hope the guests feel the same way… We had quite a bit … Continue reading