Author: troutandhawk

Buddha’s Hand marmelade

Leave a comment

Buddha’s Hand, aka fingered citron, has a sweet lemon blossom aroma, no juice, no pulp and no seeds. It looks bizarre, smells heavenly and in Asia it symbolizes happiness, wealth and longevity. Here’s some examples what to do with this crazy lemon: cut off a “finger” and slice it thinly over a piece of grilled white fish add some grated peel to your vinaigrette add a slice of peel to your vodka or gin cocktail […]

Pinotage Cake

Leave a comment
Cakes + Cookies

Pinotage Cake 4 eggs at room temperature200g sugar180g butter, melted100ml extra-virgin olive oil150ml milk400g flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powdera generous pinch of sea saltthe grated zest of a an organic orangethe grated zest of an organic lemon300-600g sweet little grapes (or blueberries) Preheat oven to 175°C. Butter the bottom and the sides of a 25 cm baking dish.In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs and the sugar until creamy. Add the butter, the oil […]


Leave a comment

porridge(yields 1) 1 generous tablespoon oatmeal1 cup of milk ( any nut or rice milk is fine)a pinch of salt1 generous piece of fresh ginger, grated1 -2 teaspoons almond butter fruit for topping roasted seeds, bee pollen to your liking

wild mirabelle upside-down cake

Leave a comment
Cakes + Cookies

wild mirabelle upside-down cake 500g wild mirabelles (or any stone fruit), stoned 150g butter at room temperature 3 tablespoons muscovado sugar sea salt 100g sugar 2 eggs 120ml milk 2 teaspoons baking powder 200g flour vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or crème fraîche for serving Preheat oven to 180°C. In a large bowl, use your hands to combine 3 tablespoons of the butter, the muscovado sugar and the pinch of salt. Spread the mixture on the bottom […]

red pepper, potato and pear soup

Leave a comment

This is one of the soups I prepare  when I’m craving a “juicy” detox week, but the temperatures are still too low to fully enjoy the raw freshness.  red pepper, potato and pear soup 4 red bell peppers, halved, cored and seeded 3 tablespoons butter 1 onion, diced 3 garlic cloves a sprig of thyme salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 potatoes, peeled and diced 1 pear, peeled, cored and diced ca. 1,5l  vegetable broth parsley, finely chopped […]

a gingerbread story

comments 2
Cakes + Cookies

It all began with the idea of a competition. A competition between family and friends. A friendly one, of course. This is the Great Gingerbread House-Off. The brief: A gingerbread house should be built, from scratch, edible and breathtakingly beautiful with no limits concerning style or century.  the gingerbread house With an engineer and designer combining forces, the duo did not rest from start to finish. With a prototype built and dimensions noted, the dough was made: 2 […]

poached pear with vanilla and cinnamon

Leave a comment

I just adore pears. Cute butt shapes and so many ways to prepare them. They are delicious with game, paired with elderberries and quinces for jam , poached or simply eaten out of hand. My pear tree had very little water and a lot of sun this summer and proudly presented me with seven (wow!) ripe pears. Here’s the recipe how I poached them with some lovely spices for my birthday lunch. poached pear with vanilla […]

massaged kale avocado salad

Leave a comment
Lunch / Salads

 1 bunch of kale (tear away the pieces from the stem) 1 avocado 1 lemon salt, pepper and a dash of tamari Rinse and prepare kale into bite sized pieces. Put into a large bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients. Massage into kale until the leaves are soft. My recipe differs slightly from Jill Daltons, but you might watch her video for the perfect “how to”.

raw baby spinach soup

Leave a comment
Lunch / Soups

raw baby spinach soup (recipe inspired by Anthony William) 1 generous handful baby spinach 1 orange, peeled 2 tomatoes 1/2 avocado chili salt and freshly ground black pepper For more spiciness add a clove of garlic, chili, cilantro or basil. First blend the orange with the tomatoes, then add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Enjoy cold or lukewarm. Top with sprouts, herbs or roasted seeds.