Super easy rum & hazelnut truffles

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Super chocolaty rum truffles with a hint of fruit for Christmas

These rum truffles are amazing for the time right before Christmas and are super easy to make. What I love about them is that they are super chocolaty, but also have an amazing fruitiness from the apricot jam. It’s great, because it gives the truffles you way more complexity. Just try it out – you’ll love it! :)  Continue reading

Quick Moroccan style chicken tagine with dried apricots & crunchy cashews

Moroccan chicken tagine

Quick, delicious & warming chicken tagine with exciting spices

This dish has it all: tender chicken (aka protein), subtle sweetness, a hint of lemon, a nice crunch and lots of vegetables. It’s delicious, warming and just a great & light supper for cold evenings. Personally, I love the complexity of this dish, because it has so many different components that come together and form one great dish.

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Restaurant Hofmeisterei Hirtzberger – I think I’m in (food) heaven


Spectacular food, amazing wine and the country inn concept implemented to perfection

After a long day at a wine seminar in Krems we were all looking forward to a nice meal and nice wine, and finally decided to swing by Hofmeisterei Hirtzberger. Hofmeisterei Hirtzberger opened in 2014 and serves fine, regional cuisine with a wide range of wines. The restaurant is located in Weißenkirchen in Wachau, direcly by the river Danube in a building that was originally built around 1730 and features beautiful arches. It’s a charming place with terracotta tiled floors, rugs and warm light – all in all very cosy.

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Sunday pork roast on a sweet potato, apple and root veggie bed

Pork roast with apple, sweet potato & root vegetables

Warming comfort food happiness for grey Sundays

I was standing in the supermarket in the meat section last Saturday and started to wonder what ever happened to the good old Sunday roast. “Time to give it a go”, I figured, and took a nice piece of pork neck home with me. Pork roast is an Austrian classic, traditionally served with sauerkraut and bread dumplings and not usually placed in the “healthy” section of a menu. But since I need my beloved vegetables, I decided to go in a different direction and to serve the roast with sage, roast apples, (sweet) potatoes and a bunch of root vegetables.  Continue reading

Spiced pumpkin, cranberry & goat cheese tarte flambée

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Delicious & easy fall food as a starter to share or a 1-person dinner

I just love to make tarte flambée. I swear, I could make & eat it almost every single night, because it’s quick and easy to make and simply delicious.

It’s (almost) pizza, has an amazingly crispy bottom that only takes 3 minutes to prepare, you can top it with anything you like and baking time is 10 minutes, which makes it incredibly quick.

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