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 […]

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Blueberry Tart with Custard Recipe

by Helene Dsouza on October 24, 2014

Blueberry Tart with Custard Recipe www.masalaherb.com 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 […]

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High Altitude Reservoir Hohe Tauern – Kaprun Austria

by Helene Dsouza on October 18, 2014

High Altitude Reservoir Hohe Tauern Kaprun Austria #travel #landscape #europe www.masalaherb.com

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 […]

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Apricot Jam Recipe {without Pectin}

by Helene Dsouza on October 11, 2014

Apricot Jam Recipe {without Pectin} www.MasalaHerb.com #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, […]

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Apricot Dumplings [Marillenknodel]

by Helene Dsouza on September 29, 2014

Apricot Dumplings [Marillenknodel] #dessert #Austrian #Recipe www.masalaherb.com

 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 […]

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Lingonberry Jam Recipe {without Pectin}

by Helene Dsouza on September 26, 2014

Lingonberry Jam Recipe www.masalaherb.com

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 […]

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The Lingonberry and how to find wild Lingonberries

by Helene Dsouza on September 22, 2014

The Lingonberry and how to find wild Lingonberries www.masalaherb.com

For a very long time I have been pondering how I should call these majestic rarer European mountain berries and at the end I decided to leave it at Lingonberry. You might ask yourself why? Well, I will just let you take a look at the picture underneath and most probably you will come to […]

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Blackberry Jam Recipe {without Pectin}

by Helene Dsouza on September 17, 2014

Blackberry Jam Recipe {without Pectin} www.masalaherb.com

A good blackberry jam can sweeten your day. I am not talking about a “Blackberry” mobile broken into million pieces, and no it’s not my sarcasm for once. There is an actual blackberry fruit, sweet and luscious, a nature’s gift. Blackberries commonly grow in colder climate areas such as central Europe and we collected our […]

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