TROPICAL BANANA CAKES
I had those pineapple candies, sitting therein a cupboard for a long time, and looking at hose a pineapple, banana and cocnut idea came to me. So I made them. In a mini bundt form, beatiful shape, but the taste. Oh-so-divine. Low fat, gluten free, refined sugar free.
RATATOUILLE SOUP WITH VEG PACKETS
Well, seems like the summer is definitely over. Last week I bought last of the season tomatoes, harvested and ripened on the shelf (not vine unfortunately). I hear the zucchinis start to become scarce these days, not to mention eggplants and peppers.
ROASTED YELLOW TOMATO SOUP
Only in September, on my farmer’s market there is a producer who grows the most stunning variety of heirloom tomatoes. I have problems in remembering their names, there are about twenty different varieties in many different colors: yellow, red, black, purple, green.
LAVENDER ICE CREAM
The idea for me to make the lavender honey ice cream comes from the movie „That’s Complicated”. In one of the scenes, Meryl Streep makes such ice cream for her architect guest. Very inspiring taste for me, as lavender honey is ampong my favorite.
SALAD WITH ASPARAGUS WITH SOFT BOILED EGG
This salad is all about spring. First of the season green asparagus, radish and soft boiled eggs. I had been planning to make eggs with asparagus soldiers for quite some time, waiting for the first of the season asparagus.
This is a new version of one of my favorite desserts – Torta Primavera. I haven’t made it for quite some time, and suddenly felt it would be perfect for this Easter. For it is an Italian Easter cake, Margherita – sponge cake with raisins and apricot jam baked in a short crust pastry.
SAUERKRAUT AND RED CABBAGE SALAD
Sauerkraut Salad that is eaten commonly during the winter months here. Sauerkraut is something that I grew up with. It has been part of our menu for ages as fermenting the vegetables like cabbage, cucumbers was a way of preserving them for winter.
PURPLE VEGETABLES SALAD
The inspiration to prepare the salad were the purple carrots that I buy every Thursday at the farmers market. My new super peeler allows me to shave the vegetables into very thin strips. So, I decided to prepare the salad in the color purple: purple carrots, red cabbage, red beet and red onion.