Jun 17, 2015

Smoked Salt

Or lemon smoked salt in my case. After years of buying smoked salt in tiny jars with prices up to €10 per 200 grams and beyond, it finally dawned on me: I can easily smoke my own salt. Why don’t I? And so I did and it turned out fantastic! I needed a delicately smoked salt for a few special chicken and fish recipes, so I used my Moroccan lemon wood chips and soaked…

Jun 2, 2014

Roasted Pepper & Feta Crostini

These royally topped little Italian toasts rock my world. As soon as the warmer weather sets in and the pits are being fired up all around me, something inside me screams ‘crostini’. Love those darn things. There’s nothing you cannot put on a crostini and make it look and taste good. Transform them into gourmet food by adding the best cheeses combined with grilled vegetables or and fresh herbs. Or think…

Aug 23, 2013

Summer Potato Salad

The weather has picked up tremendously here today, making this the perfect time to post one last summer potato salad. I’m so not ready to say goodbye to the lousy excuse we’ve had for a summer. Not yet. This is by far my new favourite potato salad. Oh yes, I know, I keep saying that with each recipe I post, but it’s true. I can’t help it.. I just love…

Aug 18, 2013

Apple Salsa

I have three words for you: Tupelo Honey Cafe. I bought their cookbook, glanced over it and it is rocking my world. The book is filled to the brim with tasty, unique and easy recipes and then some, all wrapped up in a playful and colourful cookbook. I couldn’t stop bookmarking as I was flipping through the pages on my iPad. Planning on doing one more from the book later…

Aug 5, 2013

Coca Sauce

Did I ever mention the BBQ sauces you can buy in squeeze bottles over here? Probably best if I leave you in a state of blissful ignorance. Not much to say about them anyway except that they’re better left on the supermarket shelf. They’re little more than glorified bell pepper sauces with some added sugar. They make no sense whatsoever. So being able to make your own bbq sauce is…

Jun 17, 2013

Bacon & Avocado Burger

The burger bandwagon rolls on and on. Been wanting to do a new burger—seasoning, sauce and all the other fun stuff—for some time now. So as soon as the sun broke out, we fired up the pit. I needed that kind of energy today. This sure is a burger with a powerful personality. Instead of my usual way, seasoning the ground beef, I decided to make a rub and season…