Monthly Archives: March 2011

Journey with spices – Cinnamon


Recommended reading: Bring spices to your life, Journey with spices – Leafy Spices, and Journey with spices – Kernels and Seeds. After writing about leaves and seeds as spices now a little bit unusual part of the plant comes into … Continue reading

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Journey with spices – Kernels and Seeds


Technorati code: BT74GJ58AH6K I recommend reading other 2 blogs on spices: Bring spices to your life and Journey with spices – Leafy Spices. In previous blog I was focusing on spices where main parts of the plant used are leaves. … Continue reading

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Journey with spices – Leafy Spices


Technorati code: BT74GJ58AH6K Yesterday I felt like experimenting again. Since I like noodles and she adores them as well, I knew nothing could go wrong, even if I mix things that don’t traditionally belong together. She liked the sweetness, spiciness, … Continue reading

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Wor(l)d Travelling


This is a big step into unknown. Leaving Food, my favourite topic, behind and stepping out of the kitchen exploring the world in words. Searching for today’s inspiration I stumbled upon quotes that I really liked and decided to build … Continue reading

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You’re nuts!


Doing something against all odds is considered pretty insane or very stubborn to put it mildly. Some people would call you nuts. Have you ever thought where does this phrase come from? There are numerous sources on the internet but … Continue reading

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Bring spices to your life


Sometimes life gets boring and you need to spice it up! Since I am not a psychologist or shrink, I cannot offer you a solid advice on solving your potential issues. I am also not a fan of Spice girls … Continue reading

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Food and friends


I have this great idea for this great meal. I was about seven years old and attending this great gala dinner in a big hotel. My memory is a bit pale when it comes to all the food served, but … Continue reading

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Homemade pasta – A tribute to Italian grandmas – Part 3


Thanks to our friends Petra and Aylwin we have a brand new pasta machine. I still think of it as a toy and not a serious tool. It takes all the manual work away and lets me experiment. I have … Continue reading

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Homemade pasta – Name associations – Part 2


Yesterday I was introducing the term boutique manufacture, related to making fresh dishes like pasta or ice cream at home instead of buying already made ones in local store or supermarket. Where lays the difference between manufacturing and simple cooking? … Continue reading

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Homemade pasta – Boutique manufacture – Part 1


A boutique is a rather small shop that is specialized in high-end and fashion items such as clothing and jewellery. It comes from French and it means simply “shop.” Nowadays the term is a bit abused. Look around or surf … Continue reading

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