Goat cheese and pomegranate salad. For Aga, the bravest woman …

  1. A handful of rocket salad for a portion
  2. A few thick slices of apple
  3. Three or four of goat’s cheese rounds
  4. One egg
  5. Some bread crumbs
  6. Half a cup of pomegranate seeds
  7. Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey

Prepare the dressing by whisking together all ingredients until smooth: two tablespoons of olive, one teaspoon of vinegar and a teaspoon of honey. Crack the egg into a bowl and use a fork to lightly whisk. Place the breadcrumbs on a separate plate. Dip the goat cheese in the egg and the breadcrumbs and press firmly to coat on both side. Fry until golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes on each side. Arrange the garden rocket on the large plate, apple slices and cheese, sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and pour the dressing and it’s ready to eat.

I like lightly grilled apple slices, but they can be fresh.
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Fried bananas in orange sauce. An unusual dessert for a hedonist.

  1. Two bananas for two servings,
  2. Two oranges,
  3. Three tablespoons of clarified butter,
  4. Two or three tablespoons of cane sugar / Demerara /,
  5. Two tablespoons of brandy or cognac,
  6. A pinch of cinnamon,

Squeeze the orange juice. Peel the bananas and slice them in half. Fry in butter on both sides in a pan, then put aside. Pour sugar into the pan and lightly caramelize, pour cognac and evaporate when stirring. Then add the juice, sprinkle with cinnamon and reduce the sauce till a slight thickening / about 5 minutes /. Put the bananas into the sauce and heat them. Serve warm, why not with a glass of cognac / who still drinks cognac today? /.

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photo by Stella Grzela

A unique snack from herring in oil.

  1. Marinated herring in oil or salted herring fillets without skin,
  2. Olive oil or linseed oil extra virgin,
  3. Lemon juice,
  4. Apple, caper apples, onion,
  5. Freshly ground pepper.

This is a simple recipe, but its preparation time depends on the output products. If you can buy herring marinated in oil, simply remove it from the marinade and dry it. Salted herrings require soaking in water / a large amount of boiled and cooled water for an hour or a few rinses to get rid of excess salt /. Then marinate them in little lemon juice for one hour in the fridge. To serve the dish I use extra virgin linseed oil, thinly half-sliced apples, large capers and blanched onion. Sprinkle the dish with freshly ground pepper. A real vitamin bomb.

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photo by Stella Grzela

 

Caramelized pear with walnuts. Orgy of taste.

  1. One pear per person.
  2. A spoon of honey for pear
  3. A tablespoon of butter
  4. A handful of walnuts
  5. A pinch of cinnamon

Peeled pear cut into oblong parts / You can sprinkle the sliced pear with lemon juice /, put them on a hot pan with the butter, honey and nuts. Fry lightly and stir gently. Finally, add cinnamon. Serve directly or as an addition to a custard cream. Caramelized pear tastes the best with Prosecco or Cava.

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photo by Stella Grzela

 

Sweet confiture from seasonal fruits. It’s so easy!

I promise a delicious addition to toast, pancakes and desserts in 15-20 minutes!

Buy more than usual seasonal fruits such as strawberries, cherries, raspberries, small plums or apricots. Remove the stones, if necessary, and cut fruits into smaller particles (except raspberries). Put straight into the medium-hot pan and stir. When they soften and release the juice, increase the heat and reduce the sauce. After a few minutes, add a few tablespoons of sugar to taste, stir and ready. Insert immediately into the scalded jars and close them.
The rule is simple, the less on the pan, the faster you reduce juice.
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photo by Stella Grzela

Spinach, walnuts, grapes and blue cheese salad. Superfood for gourmets.

  1. Two handfuls baby spinach
  2. A handful of red grapes
  3. A few chopped walnuts
  4. A few cubes of gorgonzola cheese / Italian blue cheese /
  5. Crushed one clove of garlic
  6. Two tablespoons of olive oil, a tablespoon of lemon juice
  7. Half a teaspoon of sugar, salt and pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients, blend the lemon juice with garlic, sugar, a small pinch of salt and pepper, pour the salad and enjoy!

As an addition, you can serve a baguette or toast and white rose wine. The recipe for one serving.

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photo by Stella Grzela

Pudding with wheat grits, elegant dessert or a quick breakfast?

I have tried both Arabic and Indian version and I have to admit that the dish tastes the best as my European grandma made it.

  1. Four or five tablespoons of wheat grits
  2. A cup of milk
  3. One tablespoon of butter
  4. Two tablespoons of cane sugar
  5. A bit of salt
  6. Jam or confiture, dried or fresh fruit, cinnamon

Heat the milk, add the wheat grits, sugar and butter. Carefully boil, stirring continuously, keep cooking like this for two or three minutes. Place the pudding on a plate, decorate with fruit or confiture. I like cinnamon and dates.

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photo by Stella Grzela