All Posts By:

Cori Costache

autumn/ cook at home/ desserts/ Vegetarian

Slow Roasted Quinces with Greek Yogurt & Pistachio

Slow Roasted Quinces with Greek Yoghourt & Pistachio

It’s definitely quince season, flavourful and perfectly roasted ones. This slow roasted quinces recipe is here to honour these beautiful fruits, so underrated most of the times. Are you ready for it? 🙂 I got lucky this season, for my mom sent me, all the way from Romania, a nice bag of freshly picked quinces. Unfortunately here in Germany quinces are almost non existent, or you can only find them…

Continue Reading

autumn/ cook at home/ Vegetarian

Eggplant Salad with Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes (The Romanian Classic Reinterpreted)

Eggplant Salad with Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes

Eggplant salad is the dish that I grew up with. My mom always had eggplants at hand, either fresh (in the season) or freezed for the winter. And a delicious eggplant salad or “salata de vinete” was ready in no time, with lots of flavours and incredibly rich. I’ve wrote more about the traditional recipe in a previous post, so you can check it out here. But the inspiration for…

Continue Reading

autumn/ cook at home/ desserts

Dutch Baby Pancake with Caramelized Pears

Dutch Baby Pancake with Caramelized Pears

Dutch Baby pancake easily became a go to dessert for us on those lazy Sunday mornings. So easy to make and so versatile that you can basically serve it with anything. It perfectly goes with fruits, honey, or your favourite combo of eggs and ham, or sausages, or sautéed veggies, or, or, or 🙂 But I’m honest with you, I’ve only recently discovered the recipe while having breakfast at our…

Continue Reading

cook at home/ How To

How To Roast Perfect Potato Wedges

How To Roast Perfect Potato Wedges

The perfect potato wedges – crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Who doesn’t love them? Roasting potato wedges became some sort of ritual in our kitchen and I can almost reproduce the recipe with my eyes closed. We love to have them as a snack on a lazy Friday evening, or with a delicious pico de gallo salsa. Mmm.. A few rules to consider before starting roasting…

Continue Reading

autumn/ cook at home/ Vegetarian

Roasted Pumpkin with Marinated Grapes & Feta

Roasted Pumpkin with Marinated Grapes & Feta

Roasted Pumpkin with Marinated Grapes & Feta – to cherish the warm autumn days. Pumpkin is definitely representing autumn, especially October. And I don’t really know a better way to celebrate the abundance of pumpkins you can see everywhere, than to roast them. A crispy and flavourful pumpkin roast to impress your guests and nourish your taste buds. This pumpkin type I’m using for this recipe is called Hokkaido, or…

Continue Reading

cook at home/ How To

How To Grow Sourdough Starter from Scratch

How to make sourdough starter from scratch

I found out what sourdough bread really means only after we moved to Germany. Until then, I came across the term “sourdough starter” and I knew this is something you are adding into the bread to make it more natural, but the whole process was really abstract to me. In fact there are only 2 main and simple ingredients that help the sourdough starter ferment, and these are: water and…

Continue Reading

cook at home/ desserts/ Vegetarian

Traditional Romanian Rice Pudding

Traditional Romanian Rice Pudding

I have so many sweet memories with this traditional Romanian rice pudding or “orez cu lapte” how we call it, which basically means rice with milk. This was one of my go to breakfasts before going to school or a Sunday treat after lunch or dinner. And nothing beats that smell of cinnamon sprinkled on top of the pudding on a chilly autumn morning, am I right? Actually reading a bit…

Continue Reading

autumn/ cook at home/ Vegetarian

Creamy Polenta & Perfect Roasted Veggies

Creamy Polenta & Perfect Roasted Veggies

Creamy Polenta & Perfect Roasted Veggies will definitely come as a celebration for this autumn start. Just as they should be, hearty, earthy and incredibly delicious. The glorious autumn is definitely here, you can feel it in the chilly morning air and by the plentitude of pumpkins that you can find in every supermarket or farmers’ market. Speaking of, I have really big list of pumpkin based dishes that are…

Continue Reading

cook at home/ Lunch box/ summer/ Vegetarian

Raw Zucchini Salad, Goat Cheese & Nuts

Raw Zucchini Salad, Goat Cheese & Nuts

I’d dare to say about this raw zucchini salad that’s the ultimate summer side dish or even meal if you wish. Refreshing, crunchy, full of good nutrients and incredibly easy to make. Did I say it’s also very versatile and you can “pimp it out” with pretty much any cheese or veggies you have at hand? Hm.. add some marinated fennel and say THANKS afterwards. I tried mine in many combinations,…

Continue Reading

cook at home/ How To/ Vegetarian

How To Make Homemade Corn Tortillas

How To Make Homemade Corn Tortillas

Have you ever though of making homemade corn tortillas? It’s actually easier than you’d think! Living in Europe means that you don’t have much contact with the real Mexican food, not to mention the real corn tortillas. Inspiration came a few months ago when we visited our Mexican friend and her Italian husband and we cooked homemade corn tortillas. It was my first experience with real Mexican food and I…

Continue Reading