What a better way to start the week than enjoying a decadent rich chocolate dessert? We found this chocolate gâteau basque recipe in one of Julie Andrieu books and I can say it’s the best chocolate cake I’ve ever baked. The texture will surprise you, a chewy pastry and a creamy fudgy ganache with an intense chocolate flavour and a touch of cinnamon.
Seated in the porch, admiring the green landscape and listening to the cowbells jingling in the distance I think that this is the perfect destination. Whether you travel with children, solo, with a group of friends or your significant other, this valley will allow you to play hide and seek with reality. Continue reading
The last couple of weeks I’ve been looking for yummy inspiration and found several amazing food blogs. They are huge, I know, but I’ve just discovered them! Today I wanted to share with you four recipes that I’m super excited to try! Let’s start with a beautiful Spring salad. Honey-roasted pecans, blackberries and blue cheese?? I’m in!
Last instalment of our Valentine’s mini series. Today we suggest you a nice little trip to Perugia, a city that will transport you to another times. Home of our beloved Baci, the chocolates with love messages, Perugia couldn’t be a better destination for a getaway with your significant other.
We spent this weekend in Copenhagen. It was a last minute decision and it was wonderful! We enjoyed every minute of it! Copenhagen is one of our favourite cities, it has so much to offer and the people are gorgeous and kind. Since it’s Monday and Monday means delicious food for The slow pace, here you have some yummy addresses in case you visit the city and you don’t know where to eat:
Lagkagehuset: a great place to buy all kinds of Danish pastries, sandwiches and small salads, if you don’t want to do carbs. But we recommend that you try carbs here. Lots of them. If you are on the go you can grab a couple of their delicious sandwiches or even have a quick but amazing breakfast at one of its different locations.
Ol&Grill: if you love meat, you’ll love this place. Fantastic hamburgers and sirloin steaks. Look at that picture!!!Placed in the famous Nyhavn, it can be full of tourists but well, if you are there you probably are a tourist!! The quality of the food is great and if the weather is nice you can sit on its beautiful terrace and admire the most famous canal in Copenaguen.
Hotel Chocolat: Ok, this is a British company but they are the bomb! Last Saturday afternoon we simply went crazy with their chocolate. They have the most amazing hot chocolate that it’s also a warm mousse. It’s just… you will have to try it. The best treat when it’s freezing outside and you need energy to continue with your visit. It’s surrounded with the best shops, so it’s perfect.
Cafe Norden: our favourite place. You can have breakfast, brunch, a light lunch, enjoy a cup of tea in the afternoon or have the most amazing hamburger for dinner. If you go upstairs you will enjoy the lovely views over Hojbro Plads. The atmosphere is cosy and it’s a great place for people watching.
Imagine this: Sunday afternoon. It’s raining and you are at home. Autumn is around the corner and you can feel it. You curl up under the blanket on the sofa. Soon you will turn on the heating, but not today, it’s too soon. You have lots of new books to read. And you want something sweet, comforting and naughty. You have gone three times to the gym this week. You deserve it… This is exactly what you need. Our Rainy Sunday Sandwich.
This week has been quite hard: problems at work, horrible weather and a really awful “there is no chocolate” situation at home. Fortunately, Friday is here! It seems that the sun is visiting us on Saturday, I’ve bought a couple chocolate bars and we are attending a friend’s brithday party, so chances are that we will finish the week with a smile.
What are you up to this weekend?
This Thursday Saint Nicholas is coming! He will bring sweets and small treats and gifts. Great German tradition, if you ask me. Wake up to a nice pair of shoes full of chocolates is a wonderful idea, don’t you think?
For those who want to adopt this adorable tradition, here you have our sweetest suggestion: Summerbird and Galler chocolates.
We discovered both brands the first time we visited Hamburg. Since then, every time we visit this lovely city we come back home with a bag full of deliciousness, as you can see in the picture :-). I totally recommend the Summerbird nougat covered almonds and Galler mini bars, specially the white chocolate with walnut praline filling. Not only have both brands excelent quality products, but also gorgeous packaging. You will make Saint Nicholas really proud!
We usually buy these chocolates at Oschätzen Hamburg, but maybe you could find them in your favourite gourmet shop. Ask for them! You won’t regret it!
This a perfect treat for long cold Winter afternoons. It’s very easy to prepare and you can use different ingredients. Apples are a great option, but this time I chose pears.
We love books. All of them. We have to be careful not to spend our whole budget on books. The first piece of furniture that we bought was a huge bookcase!
And we love food. So… we love cookbooks! This is our little cookbook collection in our kitchen.