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Veal Cordon Bleu

by Helene Dsouza on July 30, 2015

My favorite homemade Veal Cordon Bleu recipe from scratch with step by step pictures #Recipe #french

Imagine a moist, soft, breaded veal meat cut, gently folded over into a pocket, which is stuffed with a mouthwatering thin artisan ham slice and melting cheese. This particular dish, better known as a Veal Cordon Bleu in our midst, is one of those lunch idea, which will please a huge crowd of meat lovers. […]


Red Currant Jelly Recipe

by Helene Dsouza on June 28, 2015

Delicious sweet, ruby red sparkling organic Red Currant Jelly Recipe with step by step pictures from scratch and with only 3 ingredients!

I have been saving this red currant jelly recipe for you for over a year now. It’s a classic in our home, we prepare red currant jelly from scratch every year in june/july again. My parents in Austria are growing red currants, white currants, black currants and a special berry, which is a cross between […]


French Apple Cake with Calvados

by Helene Dsouza on June 13, 2015

Moist french apple cake with Calvados. Prepare the cake in less then 10 minutes, easy and quick. #recipe

Can you remember the last time when you had a bite of a cake and it transported you in another time and space? Succulent, scrumptious, tempting, delicious, mouthwatering and absolutely necessary piece of goodness, namely this french apple cake with Calvados. You will understand what I mean after 5 minutes baking time, when the cake […]


Quiche Lorraine Recipe easy - How to make Quiche Lorraine from scratch

Quiche Lorraine is one of those meals from my childhood. My mother would make this since I can remember, frequently on a Sunday and often during long daylight summer days. In fact she still does it and nowadays I follow suit in the quiche lorraine making traditions and prepare this beautiful Quiche Lorraine recipe from […]


soft warm and moist Madeleine Recipe with Orange blossom water - Learn how to make Madeleines

Yep, another Madeleine recipe but this time with orange blossom water instead of honey or dandelion jelly as I used in my first recipe here. Besides it has been 2 years since my last Madeleine recipe which was a savory version with Goan choriz, so we needed another smashing Madeleine recipe. Madeleines are always favorites, […]


13 Tasty Paneer Recipes

by Helene Dsouza on May 28, 2015

13 Tasty Paneer Recipes

Indian Cottage Cheese, better known as Paneer, is a firm and mild fresh cheese. It’s my addiction. Since I have been in Europe I wished I had Paneer here as well. I am sure you can buy fresh or frozen Paneer in specialized Asian stores, however we don’t have such a store here in our […]


Salmon Tagliatelle Recipe

by Helene Dsouza on May 24, 2015

fresh salmon tagliatelle with white wine sauce

The pinkish salmon fish from the Northern cold countries enjoys an excellent reputation in Europe. In India salmon is still a luxurious commodity and can be rarely found. While Europeans get to enjoy smoked salmon slices and fresh salmon fillet, India gets to spend the double for a highly frozen piece of salmon fish meat. […]


Goan recheado masala paste recipe is a keeper and must have if you love goan and Indian seafood. This paste is a DIY. Make it in less then 20 minute, store for months and use before frying fish or prawns.

  One of the most important spicy paste condiments from Goa is the recheado masala.  The famous paste is spicy hot, sour and very flavorful. It is used to flavor fresh seafood such as mackerels and prawns (hence recheado prawns and recheado mackerels) before stir frying the catch of the day in a pan with […]