Leeks & Blue Cheese Crostini

It was 2008 when I moved to Switzerland from Peru. Life was overwhelmingly beautiful. The language, the people, the flavors, the experiences, all seemed so different to me. However above everything, there were many new foods to try.  I still remember the first time I tasted Roquefort at a restaurant near home. As I took…

Lomo Saltado Crostini

Cooking is my time travel machine. Whenever an idea for a recipe, or flavour combination comes to mind, it is often linked to a memory. It can take me to my mother’s kitchen in Lima, my first trip abroad, a late night partying, or even to a milestone like earning my first paycheck and the…

Peruvian Triple Crostini

We have all fallen in love at least once…with a sandwich. For me it was love at first bite with the Peruvian triple. Triple (*treep-lay* in case you want to order it in Peru with a Spanish accent) is a layered sandwich consisting of soft boiled eggs, citrusy avocado, ripe tomatoes and mayonnaise. Even when…

Mint & Pea Crostini

As a child, I remember my mother using frozen peas as an add-on to stews, rice, tarts – basically anything that needed a touch of color. If you had them it was great, if not: no problem! As a college student, learning to cook with ingredients that were tasty, affordable, convenient and nutritious was a…