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…

    Aug 19, 2014

    Egg Curry

    Boy, am I glad to be back in my kitchen. Even though we took a 20ºC drop in temperature. It feels like autumn here. We vacationed in Spain, Mallorca, and the hotel we choose turned out to serve absolutely horrible food. Nothing was fresh or properly cooked, it was a nightmare. Dried out cucumber slices and carrots and overcooked frozen fish is really gross, trust me on that. The rest…

      Jun 4, 2014

      Green Bean & Balsamic Salad

      This tasty, gorgeous yet fairly basic green bean salad is a wonderful starter or side-dish for whatever meal you have planned. It’s chockfull of crispy and fresh green beans, juicy tomatoes, lightly sautéed shallots and tangy balsamic with, in my case, white truffle. I topped the salad with some left-over feta and, boy, was that the right thing to do; the saltness of the feta really brought out all the…

        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…

          May 1, 2014

          Kayotic Falafel

          I’ve never been able to make a really good falafel at home before I had my meat grinder, so I never did; I just grabbed some when I happened to be downtown on a shopping spree. This recipe should also work with a food processor but I haven’t tried it yet so you’re on your own if you do. These falafel are really firm and crunchy on the outside while soft,…

            Apr 2, 2014

            Apple Couscous & Goat Cheese Cucumber Rolls

            This recipe came with the Hello Fresh Box I tried a couple of months ago. The vegetable box didn’t do it for me, but the recipe was a keeper, after I tweaked it a bit. You know I can’t leave things alone. It’s a lovely light, fresh, sweet and vegetarian spring dish with a slight kick. Funky cucumber rolls filled with a honey-sweetened goat geese and walnuts served alongside a…