Surimi Salad with Curry Mayo Dressing

by Helene Dsouza on November 17, 2014

Surimi Salad with Curry Mayo Dressing - my favorite fresh Crab sticks salad recipe

Surimi is one of my favorite snacks and for a very long time I wasn’t able to get hold of surimi in India. This changed when a brand here started to sell these delicious crab sticks in the grocery shops in Goa.  The day I discovered surimi in my favorite store, I bought it, and […]


Traveling South India goa mysore ooty kodaikanal munnar an elephant and his owner, Tamil Nadu India

Finally I get to share the first part of our ultimate trip to South India. Traveling South India is such a huge topic that I needed my own time to compile the first part, others will follow soon with all our beautiful impressions, useful tips and stunning stories. Just to summarize it, the five of […]


Quick Mayo Recipe from France

by Helene Dsouza on October 31, 2014

Quick Mayo Recipe, french family mayo recipe from scratch prepared in less then 5 minutes, step by step and easy =)

Back in July, when we visited our relatives in France, we frequently enjoyed typical summer dishes prepared with fresh ingredients from my grandfathers garden. We were literally eating only salads for days and a homemade mayo sauce at the side. Mayonnaise is omnipresent in Europe! I remember those kids in Switzerland living on a tube […]


Blueberry Tart with Custard Recipe

by Helene Dsouza on October 24, 2014

Blueberry Tart with Custard Recipe french food diy fruit tart recipe

Fruity creamy dessert, as dark as the night, come to me I will treat you well and savor each slice, each layer and every single bite. Oh so blue and scrumptious, still fresh and hot, we ate you completely, so that there was nothing left. This is what happened with the blueberry tart with custard […]


High Altitude Reservoir Hohe Tauern – Kaprun Austria

by Helene Dsouza on October 18, 2014

High Altitude Reservoir Hohe Tauern Kaprun Austria #travel #landscape #europe

July 2014, Austria. Today I am taking you back 3 month into the past, at a time when we were enjoying the fresh Austrian summer air. In July we organized a 3 day camping trip in the Salzburg alps, which is situated right beside our region, Tyrol, some 20 kilometers distance or so. Wile I […]


Apricot Jam Recipe {without Pectin}

by Helene Dsouza on October 11, 2014

Apricot Jam Recipe {without Pectin} #DIY

I know, I know… I have been very unreliable recently with my posting here. Don’t worry, the reason for my prolonged absence is nothing serious or bad, no, in fact I have been planning some things here, which I hope to unveil in the weeks to come. That means I have a surprise for you, […]


Apricot Dumplings [Marillenknodel]

by Helene Dsouza on September 29, 2014

Apricot Dumplings [Marillenknodel] #dessert #Austrian #Recipe

 Have you ever eaten a sweet European dumpling, a dessert dumpling holding a sweet fruity surprise? Coated by a tender choux dough sits a fresh apricot from the garden. Prepared the Austrian way, these apricot dumplings will transport you to a new uncharted food paradise. I am not exaggerating, that’s how most Austrians would feel […]


Lingonberry Jam Recipe {without Pectin}

by Helene Dsouza on September 26, 2014

Lingonberry Jam Recipe

The Lingonberry Jam is the most important and most consumed jam in Austria, besides the Apricot Jam. Lingonberry Jam, made with the difficult to find Linonberries from the Austrian alps, is used as a breakfast or snack bread topping but that’s not it’s  most popular use. Surprisingly to some, Lingonberry Jam is mostly used with […]