30 juillet 2012

Pineapple Rosemary Sorbet

June was cold and rainy and I begged for summer, so now that I am sweating because of a heat wave, I cannot really complain. You can imagine how difficult that is. So I decided to make the best of it and to put my ice cream machine that was starting to collect some dust to good use and I made some pineapple rosemary sorbet. Now I know it does sound strange at the beginning but it is a recipe from Kate Zuckerman and when it comes to any dessert I trust her blind. So I followed her instructions and was rewarded with a refreshing and... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2012

Zucchini and Carrot Salad with Basil

Summer Time is Salad Time! And this Italian salad with zucchini, carrots and lots of fresh basil is one of my favourites. Because of its ingredients I call it Zucaba Salad, if you come from Great Britain feel free to change the name to Coucaba. Whatever you call it, it is delicious and goes with everything. For other salad ideas check out the Lets make Salads Event.   For 2: 2-3 zucchini, cut in slices 4 carrots, peeled and cut in slices 1/2 bunch of basil, cut in strips 1 tbsp of lemon juice 2 tbsp of olive oil salt,... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2012

Risotto milanese with tomatoes and king prawns

Whenever I travelled abroad I ended up buying some local specialty only to discover that at home the great espresso doesn't taste as good as in Rome. But to every rule there is thank God an exception. Last summer I spend with my husband a week in the Valley du Lot in France. It is famous for its red wine but also for its saffron. The guy who sold saffron at a market convinced us of the quality of its product by offering us some home made and really delicious saffron biscuits, so I bought two jars.When I use some of this saffron I am... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2012

Green Couscous Salad with Lamb Chops

This Green Couscous Salad keeps its promises, you get different shades of green and as a bonus different textures, soft broad beans, crunchy green beans and bursting capers. Every bite is a surprise. I got the idea from the New-Zealand Cook Annabel Langbein. The Green Couscous Salad makes friends easily, you can serve it with lamb chops, grilled beef, fish, shrimps... or just eat it on its own.   For 2: 2-4 lamb chops 1 handful of rocket 1/2 bunch of parsley, chopped 1/2 bunch of mint, chopped 10 capers ... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2012

Spanish Chicken en Papillote

Our July 2012 Daring Cooks’ host was Sarah from All Our Fingers in the Pie! Sarah challenges us to learn a new cooking technique called “Cooking En Papillote” which is French and translates to “cooking in parchment”.  I like this technique a lot but sometimes while being very healthy papillotes can turn out to be a little bit on the bland side. So I tried to come up with a recipe that is rocking with flavours. Well, the combination of chorizo and saffron is taste-bud-blowing and takes the chicken, the potatoes and the zucchini... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2012

Italian pasta salad

My relationship with pasta salad had a rough start. The first time a pasta salad crossed my path was at a student party, the pasta was way beyond all-dente and drenched in store bought mayonnaise, the few defrosted peas that were added to this mix couldn't save it. Well, I drank a lot of beer that night. For a long time I didn't want to have anything to do with pasta salads but then I met Jamie Oliver, or rather his so called "Best Pasta Salad". What can I say it was love at first sight and I have never looked back! I changed the... [Lire la suite]
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