Our bbq got just the little something with lime cream cheese dip

Yesterday’s bbq was just a success. We loved it all and we were so hungry that I did not even have the time to take a picture. On the other side, I don’t know, if I would have taken one, because I did not even think, it would taste that well.

On the grill we had: banana and ananas on the stick, meat (pork), zucchini, tomatoes and mushrooms. For the fruits I had found an interesting recipe for a dip with lime (always good) and cream cheese ( chose of course Philadelphia). The most interesting was that the dip tasted well with everything and my guests loved it very much.

Here is the recipe:
1 package of cream cheese, e.g. Philadelphia (à 200 g)
1 dl confectioner’s sugar
juice of 1 lime
(coconut flakes)

Mix and serve cold.

Just too easy! I have to say, if we had not eaten the dip completely during dinner, I would have finished the bowl afterwards, just me and the spoon.

Easy recipe also for one person, as the recipe is not too big and it fits to many different dishes, if you should have something left after one meal.

The original recipe can be found here (in Finnish).

Evening snack: ciabatta with brie, tomatoes and sea salt

Just a few days ago I bought a glass of sea salt, for the first time. Now of course I am so interested in trying it out so that I have to put it on nearly everything. I use “normal” salt in nearly every food, but I did not realize how different food can be when spiced with sea salt. So for one evening I made this little evening snack for us two:

I took a good ciabatta from our shop around the corner, added quark instead of butter and added tomatoes, brie, dill and lemon pepper. And of course a little sea salt. Oh and it was so good. Luckily my boyfriend had just eaten so I had nearly all of the slices for myself. He tried one, though, and loved it Smile. So sea salt is now also boyfriend-approved.

Easy veggie dish for one

After a short bike tour I was so hungry that I had to make something fast. My darling had just eaten something, so I had the chance to make something full of “suspicious” vegetables. I decided quickly to make a dish I had just “invented” with my best friend some weeks ago. It was so delicious and I had everything I need for it.

I took two small sweet potatoes, peeled them like potatoes and cut them into pieces of the size of about my small finger. Then I threw the sweet potato wedges into a bowl and added oil, spices (salt, pepper, sweet pepper (paprika) powder) and mixed it. Then I just put them onto a baking tray with baking paper and put them into the oven. You can also add one or two potatoes and treat them in the same way as the sweet potatoes.

In the mean time I cut the other veggies: zucchini, lilac egg-fruit (aubergine) and champignons. The most difficult part, was to keep the portion small enough for one person.

After cutting I fried the vegetables in a pan in some oil and waited for them to get some nice brown colour. In the end all I needed to add was some tomato puree and herb cream cheese and after some minutes all my food was ready. It was quite salty but sooooo good.

I am really surprised I did not put the potato wedges here before. I was so sure. It’s such an easy recipe that I make it quite often. So it was about time.

And here the recipes for downloading to your recipe collection:

as word (.docx): vegetable dish for one person / vegetarisches gericht für eine person / Vegetaarinen ruoka yhdelle

as pdf: vegetable dish for one person-pdf / vegetarisches gericht für eine person-pdf / Vegetaarinen ruoka yhdelle-pdf

Chocolate raspberry cake

And here is finally the recipe. Took some days more than I expected.

It does not really take that long to make this cake but it needs some work, though. As I told I made this cake for a “handicraft evening” with my friend and for the two of us I did not want to make one big cake. I was very happy that I got exactly two small cakes. Just enough for two, of for one (one for lunch and one for dinner, right?).

The original recipe had been in my cupboard already for a few years, but I had not yet tried it out. It was once from Amica’s once-a-year-journal Rakkaudesta ruokaan.

And here the recipes you waited for:

as word (.docx):Chocolate raspberry cake / Himbeerschokoladenkuchen / Vadelma-suklaakakku

and as pdf:Chocolate raspberry cake-pdf / Himbeerschokoladenkuchen-pdf / Vadelma-suklaakakku-pdf

Baked potatoes / Ofenkartoffeln mit Dip / Uuniperunat dipillä

All you need is

  • potatoes (2-3 per person)
  • smetana (or some other sort of sour creams or crème fraîche)
  • food cream
  • cheese (not necessary, but good) use for example small pieces that are already getting hard or that are too small to put on a bread
  • mustard
  • salt, pepper, basil
  • oil (rape-seed oil is a good, healthy choice)
  • and whatever you want to eat with the potatoes, e.g. chicken, crabs, veggies or simply ham

It is a very easy recipe and for once one that is easily prepared for one person or for several.

The full recipe is attached in the end of this blog entry.

I wanted to do somethin easy today and I did not want to carry home a lot of different stuff (I go to the food store nearly every day anyways). Luckily some time ago I came up with a cery easy dip for baked potatoes.

You just have to brush some oil onto the potatoes and wrap them into some foil. The into the oven for about an hour, depending on their size. We enjoyed that time going to our sauna.

The dip can be prepared quickly but of course it tastes better when it can be in the fridge for some moment.

The dip I made did not really look as delicious as it tastes, but I decorated it with some small tomatoes, suspicious vegetables. My boyfriend remembered that smetana is nothing dangerous.

This recipe is boyfriend-approved, as he stated after the dinner.

But please remember that everything that comes out of the oven is very hot! That is, also the foil around the potatoes.

If you like the recipe, I would be delighted, if you let me know. Smile

And again the recipes in English, Suomi and Deutsch

as word (.docx): Ofenkartoffeln mit Dip / Uuniperunat dipillä / Baked potatoes with dip

and as pdf:Ofenkartoffeln mit DipUuniperunat dipillä / Baked potatoes with dip