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…

Nov 11, 2014

Tacolicious’ Legendary Orange Sauce

I have tried many, many, many Mexican dishes lately and slowly I’m starting to feel like I’ll never tire of this food. This to-die-for toasted árbol chile salsa is another recipe I got from the Tacolicious book that, if you ask me, falls into the category ‘fridge essentials“. It’s called: ‘The legendary orange sauce’, and it is, folks. It truly is. Whatever it is that you’ve been looking for in…

Oct 2, 2014

Acar Ketimun

It’s time for me to redo a few of my older recipes. Some of those photos are atrocious, really. If these were actual prints, I’d build a camp fire to ritually burn them and wildly dance around it while the ashes rise high above me. Anyhow… I’m starting with my beloved acar ketimun. If ever there was a food staple in our home, this one is it. Whenever I cook…

Sep 17, 2014

Seriously Flavoured Salt

Filed under: Sauces & Spices,spice mixes,Home,Recipes — Kay @ 10:36 am

Seriously flavoured salt: why, oh, why didn’t I think of this sooner? I can almost see you frown. I know that adding dried herbs or other spices to salt has been done for eons. No rocket science there. A good flavoured salt is a perfect way to finish and liven up any kind of dish. But I own a dehydrator, darn it! I can do better than that. I just…

Aug 25, 2014

Salsa di Pomodoro

Tomato sauce, in plain English. I bought an old-school food mill. Passe-vite, if you will, or passeerzeef for those in the Netherlands. Whatever name you want to give it, I’m so happy with the darn thing. It improved the quality of my tomato sauces by, oh well, something like 200%. Time saver, since you don’t have to remove skin or seeds anymore, you can let the mill do that for…

Jul 22, 2014

Shichimi Togarashi

Shichimi Togarashi—also known as Japanese Seven Spice—is one of my personal favourites. It’s a seasoning with flavours that really pack a punch, and is absolutely divine on most things grilled. Must-have blend during BBQ season. Spicy, actually way more spicy than you’d expect a Japanese seasoning to be, but in a really good way; a citrussy way. Citrus is always good in my world. Few weeks ago someone (you know who…