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Summer buckwheat salad 2.0


Riding on my buckwheat wave I made my second batch within a week! This time I must say I liked it even better than the first one… if you try them both, let me know which one you prefer… but this time the sweet of the dried currents and the bite of the almond flakes make eating this light salad even more fun! The greatest thing is not only that all ingredients boast of health and flavour, but also that if you have the buckwheat ready prepared this meal is made upso fast, you don’t even need 10min, promised!

What you need:
(serves 2)

  • 1 cup of buckwheat (I like to do this in the morning when I get my morning wheat grass to start the day)
  • Water for soaking
  • Half of a pepper (I think in this one the orange is perfect in the color mix)
  • A chunk of red cabbage
  • A small bowl of green peas
  • Half of a feta cheese (I like sheep or goat as I try to reduce cow milk as much as I can)
  • 1 spring onion
  • A handful of dried currants
  • A handful of almond flakes
  • Olive oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Sea salt & pepper (freshly ground)

What to do:

Put the buchkwheat in a bowl and cover it with water, let it soak for 2hours or a bit more. Drain the rest of the water. Chop the vegetables and feta cheese. Mix with the buckwheat, add currents and almond flakes. Dress with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, season to taste with sea salt and fresh pepper.



Fizzy cranberry blush. The perfect party drink for a happy New Year ;-)


People can say what they want but I still think New Years Eve is a special night… You wanna spend it with people you love, in a location which is special to you and you wanna have fun!! This year it’s the first time we decided to celebrate in Malta so we wanted to party in our lovely flat with our loveliest friends. Luckily everybody brought drinks and nibbles so it wasn’t a hell of a lot of work to prepare. But still I wanted to do something special, something to boost the mood and to kick off into a good party night! After some research on the web a found a recipe on BBCfoods which sounded quite nice.. easy to make, fruity but strong, I had some ideas how to change it a bit to my preferences and a new star was born 🙂

Fizzy cranberry blush (serves 10, for 2-3 glasses per person 😉
300ml Vodka
300ml Cointreau
900ml Cranberry juice
600ml Orange juice
1 bottle of Prosecco
1 Pomegranate

Mix the vodka, cointreau, cranberry and orange juice in a big bowl. Ingredients should be pre-cooled. Add the berries of the pomegranate, stir it and fill it in 2 jugs. Keep the jugs in the fridge until guests arrive. Offer it pure with ice cubes or fizzy (which we all preferred!) in a champagne flute. For the fizzy version take half of the jug and top up the glass with prosecco. Hmmmmm… party mood guaranteed, I promise!!!!
(Tip: buy the double of this if it happens to you too that people like it so much that we made a second batch later on ;-)))

Wishing you a great new year, many fun parties, lovely drinks & food, love & joy, health & everything else you wish for! Keep on reading my blog and recommend it to your friends.. thank youuuu! Love, N. xx