The Bell Kitchen

Soutěž Lidlu: Čokoládovo-mandlový dort s rumem a Tastino sušenkami

“Nemyslím si, že jsem někdy soutěžil v nějaké kuchařské soutěži. Nikdy jsem nad tím nepřemýšlel, vlastně jsem ani neměl příležitost, se nějaké kulinářské soutěže zúčastnit. Jednoho dne můj manžel někde objevil soutěž od Lidlu pro všechny vášnivé blogaře a přemlouval mě, abych se zúčastnil. . . “

Lidl Challenge: Chocolate Almond & Cherry Rum Cake

“In recent memory, minus perhaps a Boy Scout cake walk when I was 11 years-old, I don’t think I have ever competed in any sort of food challenge in my life. I never quite gave it much thought nor have had the opportunity to give it a go . . .”

Umbrian Bread: Baking Inspirations from Central Italy

“Cooking “a l’Italienne” in summertime is one of my absolute favorite ways to enjoy these warmer months. With mouthwatering images from the World Expo in Milano this year, it is harder than ever to avoid all that Italy is sharing with the world community . . .”

Poulet aux Pommes de Terre: Baked Chicken and a Daydream

“As we close out the 3rd week of June (terribly hard to believe) I feel as if I should be making the most of each day and every ray of sunshine that casts itself down on Prague. I can feel myself resisting winter with each day that passes and drags me closer to the gray, central European doldrums like an undertow . . .”

Porc à l’Italienne: Early Summer in Prague

“The summer revealed itself to all of Prague this past week; warming the sidewalks like a kitchen burner, tempering the breeze with the southern European heat, and whitewashing the stucco and Renaissance sgraffito that spirals up the city’s buildings like ivy. The tourists . . .”

DRØMMEKAGE: Danish Coffee Cake at the Cottage

“As the weekend approaches and excitement brews, so do we as we begin to plan our weekend. Plans to zip to visit a friend, take the yoga class, sort out the house, or schedule in a nap. Even if it is the laziest of times, we sometimes forget that lazy is often ironically scheduled in. For me . . .”

Jams: Strawberry Rum & Strawberry Rhubarb (Vegan)

“I have always liked jam, or is it “jelly”? Seeded raspberry to be exact. Whichever term you may use to refer to this sweet child-turned-adulthood favorite one thing is certain; you never outgrow this timeless candied treat . . . “

Sautéed Cannellini Beans & Fresh Greens

“Today I didn’t awake with my usual zest for the morning. I didn’t spring from the bed like a hot Pop-Tart straight from the toaster, either. No running shoes, no New Wave synth favorite to sing along to in the bath. In fact, the only meaningful action I took was to hit snooze. . .”

Part 2: Preparing Homemade Sausages & Intro to Charcuterie

“And on the morning went and on the sausages rolled out – smaller ones to bigger ones where we tied and strung them up onto the beams. It really was something. I have always been meaning to create my own sausages . . .”