Easy Lemon Pie with Coconut “Cloud” Cream

lemon pieWhoever thought of biscuit crusts is a genius. I mean, it’s fun and challenging to make a tart base from scratch but when you don’t have the time, a biscuit crust will always make you look good. No kneading, no blind baking, just crush the biscuits and you are almost done. As simple as it may be, a cookie crust doesn’t have to be boring. Adding ingredients like cocoa or nuts elevates a simple dessert to a spectacular one. Continue reading

Roasted Salmon with Lemons, Butter and Dill

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This is by far my favourite way to roast salmon. The intense flavour of caramelized lemons with the delicious aroma of dill in a smooth sauce of butter and wine is my idea of a simple yet exquisite meal. Before you go crazy when you read the title, as butter is like a “buzzer” for “absolutely not”, let me just point out that for four portions, 60 grams is not that much of a sacrifice, compared to the divinity of the taste. Continue reading

Lemon, Poppy seed, Yogurt cake

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I love a cake with some crunch. A little crunch. Like this lemon cake, baked with these small, black speckles, filling your mouth with the right amount of flavor and “bite”. It’s as if you want something to interrupt the tenderness of a cake, but not too much. Poppy seeds are great in sweets and this cake is no exception. Lemon is the right partner in flavor and yogurt adds moisture and tang. Finish it with a light drizzle of lemon syrup and start texting friends to come over for coffee. Continue reading