Bilberry, Macadamia & White Chocolate Biscotti

My recent travels to Italy provided a wealth of inspiration for new recipes, both sweet and savoury. There seems to be a pasticceria on every street corner in Bergamo and the selection of goodies displayed on their windows made me stop, look and drool on more occasions than I’d care to admit. It was a real challenge…

One Year of Fleur Rustique

It was precisely 365 days ago when I hit that fuchsia coloured “Publish…” button on my very first blog entry on this site. The 12 months since have been a whirlwind of ups and downs, a period of mental turmoil and emotional unrest. I was so in over my head before Christmas that I went to see…

Cocktail Hour – Triple Citrus & Gin

On March 1st it will be one year since my first blog post on Fleur Rustique, and so I’m in a mood to celebrate a little. Planning a private party with myself and a well deserved glass of good old something with some other ingredients. More about what kind of a year it’s been next…

Sea Buckthorn & Physalis Smoothie Bowl

Here’s to a healthy start of the weekend! The snow is melting, sun is shining, the annoying bird behind the window is chirping – spring is most definitely in the air. And that calls for a breakfast packed with the good stuff, the stuff that fills you up yet makes you feel light. This smoothie…

Boozy Blood Orange Polenta Cake with Cinnamon Dark Chocolate Icing

The recipe sharing hiatus is finally over and my love for citrus polenta cakes is only growing. Below you can find an adaptation of the lime and elderflower cake I made about 10 months ago. If you suffer from gluten or lactose/dairy intolerance, swap the wheat flour for a gluten free variety (rice flour works well),…

A Monthly Dose of G&T – Rowan Berry & (Smoky) Birch

As it happens the tiny deep orange coloured rowan berries have all been eaten by birds preparing for the winter now, but if one were organised and quick enough, one might have picked some for the freezer or better yet made syrup out of them when one still had the chance. I didn’t do either…

Chapter Two

As unbelievable as it sounds this post has been in the writing since July. Yes, July! What happened one might ask. There’s a simple answer to this – life happened. And death happened. I won’t go as far as to say I’ve become a different person in the four and half months since my last…

Rhubarb, Orange & Poppy Seed Overnight Oats (Vegan)

Carrying on with breakfast options that can be wolfed down in a mad rush at 5:30 AM, I’ve come up with a rather epic recipe for overnight oats that not only will keep hunger at bay for hours, but also tastes so unbelievably indulgent you won’t mind putting in the effort the night before. Oats…