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Pear and Blue Cheese Crostata

9 Apr

Hello people,

today’s recipe is a) super easy, b) super delicious, hence c) super great and you should all make it this weekend. It is also d) not mine in any way. I found it at The Kitchn, and I didn’t change it one bit. So: I’ll just provide a link: pear and blue cheese crostata.

I made this for dessert when we had my family over for dinner, and it was a huge hit. There’s really not much more I can think of to say, except: PLEASE TRY THIS IT IS AMAZING I THOUGHT THAT PEAR AND GRUYERE WAS MY FAVORITE PEAR AND FRUIT COMBINATION BUT PEAR AND BLUE CHEESE IS EVEN BETTER AND IT COMES IN A SWEET AND CRUMBLY CROSTATA FORM SO WHAT ELSE COULD ANYONE WANT??????

Have a wonderful weekend!!
xoxo, F.


Sweet Millet Casserole

12 Oct

Hi there,

here we go, as promised.


This is a nice hot dessert, or a main dish for people with a sweet tooth, or a side dish for brunches and breakfast buffets. I served it as a main dish for lunch this weekend (not a fan of sweet dinners), and we two eaters ended up with a lot of leftovers. I would say that the recipe serves at least 3 to 4 people that way, and more when served as a side.
What else? Oh yeah, what I wanted to mention was that of course, different kinds of fruit would definitely work in this, I’m thinking of using peaches next time. Just make sure the fruit is ripe and sweet!
I’m always interested in trying different kinds of grains in order to get some variety into our rice/ couscous routine, and I really liked the millet. It had a nutty taste and a nice chew.
My mother used to make a similar dish when I was little, but I don’t think it had quark cheese in it. The internet, however, only suggested rice casseroles with fruit, but I did not relent and mixed the two. So here we go:

serves at least 3

2 cups milk
2 tbsps. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
4 oz. millet seeds

2 eggs
7 oz quark cheese
2 tbsps. sugar

approx. 9 oz apples and pears each (I used two medium apples and two medium pears)


In a medium pot, combine milk, sugar, salt, and millet. Stir; bring to a slow boil, let bubble for 5 mins. and remove from heat. Stir; let sit for 10 more mins., with the pot lid on.

Separate the eggs.
In a large bowl, mix yolks, quark cheese, and sugar.
Beat the egg whites until stiff.

Preheat your oven to 390° F.

Add the cooked millet to the quark mixture; stir. Add the fruit chunks; mix well. Then fold the egg whites into the mixture.

Transfer the mix into a baking dish and bake for 30 – 35 mins.
Serve hot, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar or with vanilla sauce. Enjoy!


Allright then! Eat well, people! There’s so much good food out there.
xoxo, F.