GW2 Guinness Stew & Guinness-Buttermilk Soda Bread

Guiness-Stew-Soda-Bread-3As you might have noticed, I’m a bit early on hitting the “Publish” button today. The reason for that is as simple as it is delightful~ Right now, I’m on my way out of the house, headed towards Frankfurt Airport where a plane is waiting to take me on a long-weekend trip to Dublin, Ireland. I thought I’d grab this opportunity to share one of our all-time-favorite stews with you guys.

Continue reading “GW2 Guinness Stew & Guinness-Buttermilk Soda Bread”

Advertisements

GW2 Spicy Chicken Wraps, Tomato Hummus & Grilled Vegetables

Spicy-Chicken-Wrap-Tomato-Hummus-Grilled-Vegetables-4Unlike last year, we had a couple of good things waiting for us when we got home from Madeira this time. Really good things. Like the newly released GW2 Path of Fire expansion and – let’s hear it for careful planning – another week off from work~! Of course, hubby and I parked ourselves in front of our screens and went on a gaming binge until we both developed that tell-tale sitting-in-the-same-position-for-days headache, square and bloodshot eyes included. And this is where the other really good thing comes into play~!

Continue reading “GW2 Spicy Chicken Wraps, Tomato Hummus & Grilled Vegetables”

GW2 Schiacciata all’Uva

Schiaciatta-all'uva-4Oh, the joy of revisiting long-forgotten nooks and crannies on the Tyrian map~! There’s always something delicious to be found where you least expect it! As I was whirling around, trying to catch up on some quests and treasure hunts stowed away on the back burners for the summer, I came across a couple of Ogres tending to and very enthusiastically defending their little vineyard. Of course, my little Asura snuck a couple of grapes and went her merry way, while my less-digital self in front of the screen started thinking about grapes and the kitchen-related possibilities having a bunch of grapes in the house would open up…

Continue reading “GW2 Schiacciata all’Uva”

GW2 Path of Fire – Chipotle Chilli Burger

Chipotle-Chilli-Burger-4Get out your Welcome mats, folks~! Our world is about to grow a new continent! Tyria, that is~ Come September, the new expansion “Path of Fire” will open the gates to the Crystal Desert to us Tyrians and, if I know my heroes behind the Chef’s Guild at ArenaNet’s HQ right, they’ll provide me with new toys off the screen as well… Can’t. Wait~! But, it looks like I’ll be sitting on hot coals for another month until it’s released… hang on. Coals? Path of Fire? A~ha!

Continue reading “GW2 Path of Fire – Chipotle Chilli Burger”

GW2 Raspberry-Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie

Raspberry-Chocolate-Cheesecake-Brownie-2Very recently, on a seriously uncomfy hot and humid day of all inconvenient times, one of those off-the-rails cravings decided to settle in the tummy-area of my head. Much like the bewildering urge to have a bowl of ice cream in the dead of winter, my once-or-twice-a-year “Cake! Now!” hellspawn waltzed in and demanded immediate attention when I least expected it.

Continue reading “GW2 Raspberry-Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie”

GW2 Summery Stuffed Zucchini

Stuffed-Zucchini-4Food-related childhood memories can be a serious pain in the… posterior from time to time. If you’ve ever fancied a particular dish as a kid and tried to re-create that gloryfied-by-time-and-memory experience in your kitchen as an adult with nobody to tell you the details about the dish in question, you probably know how infuriatingly frustrating the results can be~!

Continue reading “GW2 Summery Stuffed Zucchini”

GW2 Steak Tartare, Asparagus Salad & Coriander Mayonnaise

Steak-Tartare-Aspargus-Salad-3It’s time~! Time for hubby and me to shamelessly overindulge in one of Spring’s most wonderful products, our region’s prized asparagus! Countless ways to prep and serve them – all of them rather healthy, even with the occasional drop of Hollandaise – ranging from simple every-day quick-fixes to wow-your-crowd or lover’s-dinner stunners.

Continue reading “GW2 Steak Tartare, Asparagus Salad & Coriander Mayonnaise”

GW2 Celebratory Steak a.k.a Beef Wellington

Beef-Wellington-6Wooooh! Today, we celebrate, we feast, we drink! A historic event has come to pass! Nahdala’s Kitchen went live exactly one year ago, today~! What a perfect day to share a dish perfectly capable of defining the term “Crowd Pleaser” – a classic Beef Wellington with you guys. And the perfect opportunity to re-define a dish off of the Tyrian Menu accordingly.

Continue reading “GW2 Celebratory Steak a.k.a Beef Wellington”

GW2 Gelatinous Ooze Custard or: Amarula Crème Brûlée

Amarula-Creme-Brulee-2Well, what can I say… Of course I couldn’t help but pinch up my face at the discovery of this particular recipe in Inspector Hrouda’s shop, especially after having put quite a dent into the surrounding area’s Ooze population prior to visiting her. About a nanosecond later though, my questioning my fellow Asuran’s sense of taste was cut short – the only possible, non-threatening and in no way cringe-in-disgust-worthy real-world counterpart popped into my head and basically short-circuited my sweet-sins defense mechanisms.

Continue reading “GW2 Gelatinous Ooze Custard or: Amarula Crème Brûlée”