08 août 2012

Salad Bella Italia!

When I go to a restaurant I always ponder for hours over the menu, trying to make my mind up. On our honeymoon we went to Rome and once we ate in a perfect restaurant, the food was great but most of all the waiter only asked us one question: red or white wine? Then the dishes just kept on coming, heaven! Speaking of Italy, I was trying to decide which antipasti to make and finally I had an Eureka Moment: Why choose? I will just make a salad of grilled vegetables, rocket, prosciutto, parmesan, basil and pine nuts.... [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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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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14 juin 2012

Indian fish with raita and zucchini salad

I long to travel and instead of working I often find myself searching on the Internet for travel sites. For my next big trip I want to go to India, it is an old dream of mine. But I have to be patient and need to wait until I have accumulated enough holidays.Until then I do what I can and I recreate the spirit of India in my kitchen. I followed a recipe from the chef David Tanis, who is famous for his seasonal, straightforward dishes, that are bursting with flavour. To marinate the fish I had to grind some spices and then I already... [Lire la suite]
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06 juin 2012

Summer Tart

When I saw these beautiful tomatoes I first wanted to paint them, but considering my mediocre art skills I decided I would honore their beauty more by cooking them. The result is a Summer Tart, perfect for those evenings when you don't want to spend much time in the kitchen but still want to enjoy a nice meal with chilled rosé or white wine.   Ingredients for 1 tart: 1 store bought puff pastry 2 tablespoons of olive paste (tapenade) 1 zucchini 4-6 tomatoes 1 fresh goat cheese 1/2 bunch of parsley, chopped 1/2 bunch... [Lire la suite]
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