Author: troutandhawk

delicious mess of tomatoes, peaches and goat cheese

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Lunch / Salads
peaches and tomatoes

delicious mess of tomatoes, peaches and goat cheese tomatoes and peaches in equal amounts, quartered or chopped 1/2 onion, white or red, finely sliced fresh goat cheese basil leaves balsamic vinegar native olive oil a spoonful of honey salt and freshly ground pepper In a bowl mix the olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes and peaches, top with the onions and the crumbled goat cheese. Mix gently before serving. Top with basil […]

ginger & turmeric shots

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Drinks
ginger turmeric shots

The ginger and turmeric shots take my beloved “healthy espresso” to the next level.  Add a small piece of fresh turmeric  to the apple/ginger mixture and feel the energy boost.  ginger & turmeric shots (yields 3 shots) 3 apples a good chunk of fresh ginger about 3cm fresh turmeric Juice and enjoy!

mung dhal

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Dinner / Lunch
mung dhal

Whenever I prepare this mung dhal the  smell of sizzling spices teleports me to Hassan’s kitchen  in Madame Mallory and the smell of curry.  It’s irresistible. mung dhal (basic recipe) 200g mung dhal double the volume of water 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon rock salt 1 tablespoon ghee 2 teaspoons cumin powder 1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice powder (cinnamon, clove, star anise, Sichuan peppercorn, fennel seeds) Soak the mung beans during the night or for […]

Salsa California

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Lunch / Salads
Salsa  California ingredients

Definitely THE sauce of this summer!!   Salsa California 1/2 onion a piece of chili pepper, seeds removed  half a bunch of fresh cilantro leaves 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice or white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 6 ripe tomatoes Blend for a few seconds. Do not over mix, leave chunky. I love it with pasta, grilled fish, salad, vegetables (green beans, asparagus!)  or on grilled ciabatta. Spin-off: Take the Salsa California ingredients, add half a cucumber and […]

midsummer mood and a homemade Nocino

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Drinks / Jams + Preserves
summer

Homemade Nocino (green walnut liqueur) (a David Lebovitz recipe) On the 23 and 24th of June the green walnuts are traditionally harvested in Italy for  the use of liqueur making. It’s when inside the shell the walnut is starting to form. No hurry, harvesting until mid July is still fine! 30 green, unripe walnuts 500g sugar 1l Vodka 2 sticks cinnamon 10 whole cloves the zest of a lemon (organic, not sprayed) Quarter the walnuts (PLEASE wear gloves, […]

Saskatoon berry pie

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Cakes + Cookies
Saskatoon berry pie

The Saskatoon berry pie with its sweet and nutty bottom is as simple as perfect as a pie can be.  If you don’t have an amelanchier close by  (Saskatoon berry is the fruit of the amelanchier) you may use blueberries or cherries instead.   Saskatoon berries fabulous facts The Saskatoon berry is a wild fruit which contains lots of vitamins  A and C as great antioxidants. Vitamin K for clotting, vitamin E for sexual health and good skin, B vitamins […]

Aunt Elisabeth’s mousse au chocolat

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Sweets
mousse au chocolat

Aunt Elisabeth’s mousse au chocolat 2 eggs 50g sugar  150g dark chocolate 200g cream In a bowl whisk eggs and sugar until creamy. Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie and let it  cool down slightly. Whip the cream. Whisk the chocolate into the egg/sugar mixture until combined, then fold in the whipped cream. Refrigerate for about 1/2 hour before serving. Try cocoa nibs for a topping!  

winter 2018 booklist

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booklist winter 2018

Hunger Roxane Gay Finanz-Tsunami Ernst Wolff Lincoln in the Bardo George Saunders Charisma James Salter Die Geschichte des verlorenen Kindes Elena Ferrante Falke: Biographie eines Räubers Helen McDonald Das Genie Klaus Cäsar Zehrer The Silk Roads: A New History of the World Peter Frankopan Die Kieferninseln Marion Poschmann Nannion Andreas Androutsellis-Theotokis The Bees Laline Paull

Flemish red cabbage

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Dinner / Lunch
Fleming red cabbage

A traditional recipe to fight the arctic temperatures.  It pairs well with duck and pheasant, with potato gratin, gnocchi  and mashed potatoes. Or simply on its own, just the buttery cabbage with the sweet aromatic apple. Flemish red cabbage 1 red cabbage 2 tablespoons aceto balsamico salt and pepper  2 generous tablespoons soft butter to spread onto the pan  2 apples a heavy pan with a heavy , well closing lid.  Preheat the oven to 150°C. Quarter the cabbage, […]