Books and Lavender
  • SOUPS

    Simple Cream of Broccoli Soup

    I make very often cream soups because they’re very tasty and easy to make. In the winter especially, I like to make soup every other day, cream soup or plain soup with veggies and noodles to warm us. I encourage you to eat more soups because they’re healthy and so delicious. Ingredients: 1 broccoli cut into florets 2 small potatoes, cut into cubes 1 small stalk of celery, sliced 2 cloves of garlic 2 carrots, sliced 1 onion, chopped water or stock salt and pepper olive oil 1/4 a red pepper 1 teaspoon of homemade bouillon In a large pot, heat a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the chopped onion, garlic, celery…

  • Cheddar and Chive Biscuits
    BREADS AND BAKED GOODS

    Cheddar and Chive Biscuits

    These Cheddar and Chive Biscuits are soo good, you have no idea. You can eat them plain, with butter, with coffee, they’re amazing either way. Ingredients: 300 g flour 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of baking soda 125 g cold butter cut into cubes 100 g of cheddar cheese, grated chives 150 ml buttermilk In a big bowl mix the flour with the baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Add the cubes of butter and crush them in the flour, making sure they incorporate well until the dough resembles wet sand. You can use a pastry blender to crush the butter, or you can make…

  • DESSERTS

    Chocolate Biscuit Salami

    This Chocolate Biscuit Salami is the best one I’ve made in a long time. It’s super delicious and easy to make. Ingredients: 800 g of plain biscuits 125 g of good quality dark chocolate 250 g of butter (at room temperature) 4 tablespoons of cacao 150 g sugar 50 g of raisins 2 tablespoons of Amaretto 50 ml of water 1 tablespoon of instant coffee First of all, crush the biscuits very well and then set aside. Simmer the water, add the coffee powder and mix to incorporate. Add the butter and the chocolate, sugar, and amaretto. Stir everything together to melt all the ingredients and to have a silky cream.…

  • SOUPS

    Lentil Cream Soup

    Since I have learned to cook, I have made a lot of cream soups but I can say that this Lentil Cream Soup is my favorite of all. This cream soup is so flavorful and good that I ate more than I eat usually. I really can say that is extraordinary without a doubt. This great taste comes from the caraway seeds and coriander. I love caraway seeds so very much, especially in a warm and cozy soup. I remember the times when I would come to my parents’ house from college and my mother would ask me what I want to eat and usually, I would say that I…