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Chilli con carne

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I love chilli con carne but I don’t like spicy dishes or anything with even the smallest bit of coriander leaf in it. Two things that go together in a regular chilli con carne recipe.

A few years ago, I came by a chilli con carne recipe that called for chorizo and chocolate. I made it and loved it but never made it again.

A few weeks ago, I had a go at it again, going with my instincts what the ingredients are concerned. I took some to work and was asked for the recipe. Proof enough that they loved it.

Here’s the recipe. Have a go at it and let me know what you think.

Happy cooking!

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Herb butter

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At my local spare rib restaurant, they serve great herb butter baked potatoes. The butter is made to a secret recipe and no matter how many times you ask, they don’t tell you what’s in it.

But I think this recipe comes very close.

Have a go at it and see if you like it as much as I do.

Happy cooking!

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Carrot courgette mushroom soup

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Winter is back, which means soup eating season is here too.

Three of my favourite vegetables are mushrooms, courgette and carrots. I had a go at putting them together in a soup. And I liked it. I don’t know whether that is because I like all the vegetables or if it actually is a good combination.

Would you like to find out? Here’s the recipe. Try it and let me know what you think.

Happy cooking.

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Hot chocolate spoons

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My Instagram and Pinterest feeds are full of pictures and recipes for hot chocolate sticks. A new rage it seems. And I am, for once, right on trend! Though I’m using spoons instead of sticks.

I am in Vienna for Christmas and I made these as part of my Christmas presents. And yes, I may have tried one or two myself (just to make sure they were good enough to hand out).

They are easy to make for yourself and others. Why not have a go at them?

Happy cooking!

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Christmas owl

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I hope you are enjoying the time leading up to Christmas. I love this period of the year: Christmas lights, mulled wine, candles…

There’s nothing as great as giving your Christmas presents or Christmas tree a personal touch. Especially when you love knitting and crocheting. I like putting knitted decorations in my tree or using them on my Christmas presents.

Are you looking for a quick crafty project to finish in time for Christmas? Well, here is one: knitted owls. I hope you’ll like it.

Happy crafting.

And Merry Christmas!

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Chinese chicken soup the elaborate way

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I know, it’s been a while since my last blog post. I’ve been very busy with a research project you’ll hear more about in a couple of weeks.

Last weekend I made another version of my Chinese chicken soup and thought it would be nice to share the recipe.

So here it is. I hope you’ll try it.

Happy cooking.

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Crème de la Crème

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Welcome to another edition of Tearooms and coffeehouses.

I am spending my summer holiday in Vienna at the moment. As I’m staying at a self-catering flat, I have to take care of all my meals myself, be it going out to have them or preparing them at the flat.

I am not a breakfast eater at the best of times, unless I make time for it, and being on holiday doesn’t seem to make a difference. Last Sunday I had agreed to meet my friend Michaela to have breakfast at her cousin’s place Crème de la Crème. It was great and oh boy! Did I have breakfast!!!

If you are ever Vienna, going there is well worth skipping breakfast at your hotel.

Let me tell you all about it.

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