• VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN

    Mascarpone and Tomato Individual Tarts (for two)

    This Mascarpone and Tomato Tart is perfect as an appetizer, especially if you are that kind of person that likes savory dishes. You can make tarts so easily, when you are in a rush you can use store-bought pastry. Then, you add the rest of the ingredients for the tart, and you have a beautiful dessert or an individual savory dish. 🙂 Ingredients: 1 sheet of puff pastry 10 cherry tomatoes, sliced 1 tablespoon of fresh dill 1 tablespoon of fresh chives 100 g of mascarpone cheese at room temperature salt and pepper 1/2 a teaspoon of an infused oil (I used chili olive oil) Slice the tomatoes and leave…

  • MISCELLANEOUS

    Yummly Publisher Account

    I wanted to let you know that I am also on Yummly. I made an account and if you have too, you can share my recipes there as well, if you want. Yummly is a great source of inspiration for any kind of recipe, so go check them out. 🙂 This one is my profile on Yummly if you want to see my recipes. (http://www.yummly.com/page/booksandlavender) You can easily share my recipes by clicking on the Yum button. Thanks. 🙂  

  • Pancakes with Sour Cherries
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    Pancakes with Sour Cherries

    These tasty Pancakes with Sour Cherries are extremely easy to make. They have the perfect amount of sugar and a sour taste of the cherries. YUM! We love pancakes very much, we love them most with some fruits and a cup of coffee or tea. Sounds good, right? 🙂 Pancakes are so versatile, you can make them sweet, savory, you can top them with fruit sauces or chocolate, caramel, whipped cream etc. There’s a multitude of recipes you can make. This one is simple and so easy to whip up. You don’t need a food processor, you can easily make this with a wooden spoon. In 5 minute you have your…

  • DIPS, DRESSINGS AND MARINADES

    Black Garlic Hummus

    If you want to try a different kind of hummus, try this Black Garlic Hummus on toast or with veggie sticks. You will be surprised. I love Hummus very much, I love it on toast, on a wrap, with some veggies or breadsticks. It’s my favorite spread and because of that, I make it very often. Today I tried something different, we have some black garlic and I wanted to see how it would turn out, and it is really good. 🙂 Health benefits of black garlic: helps lower the cholesterol decrease the risk of cancer offers protection against infections high in antioxidants This recipe is almost exactly like this one, the only…

  • HOMEMADE SPICES AND CONDIMENTS

    Homemade Greek Seasoning

    If you haven’t tried making seasonings at home, this is a good place to start. Make this Homemade Greek Seasoning and you will not buy it again. It’s so much fun making homemade spices and blends – at least for me. Ingredients: 2 teaspoons of dried rosemary 3 teaspoons of garlic powder 2 teaspoons of onion flakes 2 teaspoons of dried thyme 2 teaspoons of dried basil 2 teaspoons of dried dill 3 teaspoons of dried oregano 2 teaspoons of dried parsley 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon 1 teaspoon of salt flakes 1/2 a teaspoon of nutmeg 1 teaspoon of ground pepper Mix every ingredient and pour them into an…

  • DESSERTS

    Cherry and Nectarines Clafoutis

    This Cherry and Nectarines Clafoutis is an easy and delicious French dessert. It’s so easy that everyone can make it. Even a child. It’s extremely easy to do, unlike other French recipes. I really recommend you to try it, you will love it. The traditional clafoutis is made with cherries, but out there, there are a lot of other variations and fruits. I made clafoutis twice until now, and my first time was only with cherries, it was delicious and today I wanted to try it with cherries and nectarines because I have some nectarines in my kitchen. Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of butter + 1 tablespoon of sugar to dust the pan 4…

  • VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN

    Ravioli with Mushroom and Ricotta

    I love pasta. I like eating it in all kinds of recipes and I like to improvise. And I like tortellini and ravioli very much, it’s one of my favorite things to eat. Today I made this really quick recipe, Ravioli with Mushroom and Ricotta and I really loved it. If you cook the ravioli and make the sauce at the same time, you have your dish on the table in less than 30 minutes. Ingredients: 250 g of Ravioli one onion one clove of garlic 3 handful of spinach 3 tablespoons of ricotta cheese salt, pepper, and oregano olive oil 1 teaspoon of butter 1 cup of stock 1/2…

  • Turkey Meatballs with Roasted Peppers
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    Turkey Meatballs in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

    This Turkey Meatballs with Roasted Peppers dish is a great dinner idea, and it freezes really good, so you can make a big batch and use it when you don’t have time to cook. Ingredients: 500 g of minced turkey meat 800 g of roasted pepper 50 g of peas 1 slice of bread 1 egg 100 ml of milk 1/2 a teaspoon of salt 1/4 of a teaspoon of pepper 1 tablespoon of dill 1 onion 2 carrots 1 stalk of celery 2 cloves of garlic Soften the bread in 100 ml of milk, slice the carrots and the celery, chop the onion and garlic. You can chop the…