Home-made Nutella

June 1, 2015


Chocolate hazelnut nut spread (otherwise known as Nutella®) is one of the most popular spreads there is. There is something about that combination of creamy chocolate and nuts that makes you just want to eat it straight out of the jar. I’m a big Nutella fan, and I wanted to try and make my own home-made version to see if it tasted any better. The good news is that it is surprisingly easy to make. All it takes is some good quality chocolate, roasted hazelnuts, hazelnut oil, cocoa, and a little powdered sugar. Continue Reading…


Chocolate Mocha Buckwheat Cake

May 20, 2015


Our new kitchen is almost ready, and I am so excited to start cooking again. In the three weeks we were without a kitchen, it was actually the simple things I missed most – fresh coffee, the smell of home-made bread, and being able to make an omelet! Now, that I am back though I have a huge list of new and crazy recipes I want to try. Meanwhile this week’s recipe is an oldie taken from my gluten free eBook. It’s a deliciously moist flourless chocolate cake, which is probably my favorite chocolate cake in the world (and I’m including chocolate cakes with flour in this list). Continue Reading…


Chive & Walnut Dressing

May 9, 2015


Life is currently a little chaotic. We are getting our kitchen remodeled, and without a kitchen to play in, I am feeling very lost. Plus, living on takeout food is expensive, boring, and downright unhealthy. I am counting the days until I get to cook and prepare my own food again. We also just got a new puppy, which is adding slightly to the chaos. That said, he is really adorable and alleviates any chaotic stress too. So, this week’s recipe is a super simple dressing. It’s one that can be made in seconds, and can transform a boring green salad into something delicious. Continue Reading…


Dutch Baby with Apple

April 27, 2015


Dutch Baby or a German pancake is just like a giant Yorkshire pudding baked in a skillet. It’s made with pancake batter, and puffs up and get wonderfully crisp when baked in a hot oven. It doesn’t take long to make, and is best eaten, piping hot straight from the oven (you won’t be able to stop yourself anyway, just be careful and eat it with copious amounts of vanilla ice-cream). Continue Reading…


Cheese, Herb, Prosciutto Frittata

April 20, 2015


I am not sure how I would survive without eggs. Obviously I bake a lot, but I also rely on eggs for a lot of my meals. A fried egg and butter sauteed kale is one my favorite quick lunches. Baked eggs with toast or a chive and cheese omelet are great meals when I am in a hurry. Frittata however is one of my favorite meals with eggs, as it can be made in advance and eaten later.  This particular recipes works great for brunch, lunch or supper, and is delicious hot or cold. It’s got lots of sweet caramelized onions, waxy potatoes, fresh herbs, salty cheese, and crispy prosciutto. It’s so good, and so simple to make. So, if you are stuck for ideas, and want something incredibly tasty and easy to make, you can’t go wrong with this recipe. Continue Reading…


Rhubarb and Custard Tarts

April 11, 2015


I felt like it was time for a change – a spring clean, and a new look for Stasty.  I got this beautiful blog theme from Solo Pine -I just love the clean lines, and also the fact that it’s “made with love in Seattle”. I’ve gotten rid of most of the pesky ads, to make room for bigger and brighter pictures. I’ve also sharpened up my logo, but couldn’t part with my beloved wooden spoon. It belongs to my Dad, and it’s truly a great spoon to cook with. Continue Reading…