Raspberry Palmiers

Raspberry Palmiers

Ah, palmier! Probably the world’s easiest dessert, considering the concept and the preparation. The only thing that is easier than making this is going to the store and buying something already made. But please don’t. No mater how simple they seem, palmiers are amazing even if they are made the most basic way – only with sugar. And let me tell you, they go surprisingly well with ice cream :)

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Cold Smoked Trout Pizza Tart

Cold Smoked Trout Pizza Tart

When it comes to smoked fish, the most will agree that salmon is the king. A little less known fact is that there is an equally tasty, but a bit cheaper alternative – the trout. Hot smoked trout will make a serious salad for example, and the cold one is best for making canapes and small bites. The easiest way to serve cold smoked trout would be on a piece of toasted bread, with butter and some trout caviar. At least, it’s how I usually eat it these days. The recipe that I’m sharing is also fairly easy to prepare, and the flavors are working fine together.

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Strawberry Salad with Hazelnuts and Lemon Balm

Strawberry Salad with Hazelnuts and Lemon Balm

This year the strawberries that we grow in our countryhouse garden are huge. Beautifully shaped, red in the middle and sweet. I almost felt it would be to bad to use them for jam or baking. So they went into a salad. Our lemon balm is also huge this year. And it smells wonderful. We decided just to sit on the grass, make some lemon balm lemonade and eat strawberries. Elmo the minpin was chilling around sniffing the chamomile. A beautiful day.

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