Crunchy Kohlrabi, Apple and Fennel Salad with Yogurt dressing

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The absolute welcome of spring. The humble kohlrabi –for Cypriots, “Kouloumbra”- makes an excellent addition to any salad. We Cypriots, are used to eating it thickly sliced, sprinkled with salt and lemon juice, but sliced thinly it adds delicious crunch and taste to salads. For this recipe, I combined it with fennel and apples and used a tangy, yogurt dressing, which elevated the dish. I sprinkled some dried cranberries and pistachios to add extra sweetness and extra crunch. Continue reading

Apple upside-down Cake

applecake2This is a combination of my favourite vanilla, pound cake and the apple filling I use for apple pie. The result is an exceptional cake, moist and velvety. Garnish with some chopped walnuts or pecans for some crunch and extra flavor. I wouldn’t say no to a generous drizzle of double cream, but this cake is delicious served as it is. Still working on the presentation, but the taste is all there. Continue reading