Black Locust Flower Doughnuts

by smth good on May 4, 2012

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Our locust trees are in bloom. I can’t find the right words to describe how I feel having my ice tea on the terrace in the morning. It’s bliss, it’s close to perfection. But as you are aware, locust flowers don’t last long. As a matter of fact, they are in full bloom for a [...]


Plum cake

by smth good on September 6, 2011

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Each year on the 1st of September, I start looking for signs of autumn. I love autumn or at least the idea of it. Nice temperatures, exquisite sunsets, fallen leaves are the best premises for long meditative walks as one can see in the movies. No signs of autumn here yet – temperatures are still [...]


Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream

by smth good 19 June 2011 desserts
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It’s so hot these days. Too hot for any kind of meal, except ice cream . So, chocolate ice cream is the recipe I want to share with you today. I was in the mood for a creamy, rich chocolate ice cream and I came across a jar of Gianera hazelnut spread. It’s similar to [...]

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Omelette with wild asparagus

by smth good 4 May 2011 appetizers
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Our Easter holiday gave us the opportunity to travel through 4 countries: Italy, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. We visited great places, met interesting people and tasted very delicious foods. As March & April are asparagus months, we came across a wide range of dishes using this miracle plant. And, the great surprise was the wild [...]

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Asparagus cream soup

by smth good 26 April 2011 soups
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We are still in Italy for our Easter vacation and I’m the lucky winner of a free and quite afternoon. Sipping from a great espresso ristretto and enjoying a real gelatto make me wanna share with you some goodies. Hence, this exquisite cream soup that goes well as a light dinner – the main ingredient [...]

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Fish burgers

by smth good 11 April 2011 fish&seafood
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I know it’s quite late to talk about New Year’s resolutions with Easter coming and the spring floating in the air. I know also that fish is the core of  any gourmand’s resolutions (I am one of those focussing on fish this year at a statement level, at least). Don’t get me wrong. I like [...]

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Oreo, cherries & mascarpone cake

by smth good 7 March 2011 desserts
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Visiting many of the cooking blogs (mainly those from the States), I was always surprised to see so often Oreo biscuits and Nutella. There were so many recipes featuring one or both of these ingredients that I succumbed to trying them myself. So let me introduce you to a cake featuring Oreo biscuits. Utensils: a springform [...]

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Tiramisu in cocktail glasses

by smth good 6 February 2011 desserts
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One of the most famous desserts of the world, tiramisu is easy to find on restaurant menus even if they sell ethnic food (I was flabbergasted to see tiramisu in a Moroccan restaurant ). It’s also that kind of dessert that everyone can be picky about if not done well – this one is too sweet, that [...]

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Egg salad sandwich

by smth good 4 February 2011 snacks
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We have discovered a new supplier close to our home for farm eggs. I like so much that bright yellow egg yolks, a natural coloring for baked cakes. Not to mention the common boiled eggs that look so natural and are so flavored. Instead of those cute deviled eggs that are time-consuming, we preferred a quick [...]

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Cute deviled eggs

by smth good 29 January 2011 appetizers
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They are popular in many parts of the world, but in Romania deviled eggs are mandatory appetizers. For Christmas and Easter. And weddings. And birthday parties. And regular Sundays. They might be used as a grading systems for any household and any cook though recipes over here are pretty standardized: boiled egg yolks, mustard, mayonnaise [...]

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