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ginger & turmeric shots

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Drinks

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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, […]

German apple pie (not Grandma’s classic)

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Cakes + Cookies

It is wheat-free, egg-free and dairy-free, yet super good – with a deliciously crunchy crust when it comes out of the oven.  German apple pie (not Grandma’s classic) 300g spelt flour (or a mix of spelt and chickpea flour) 1 sachet baking powder 100g muscobado sugar 160g unsweetened apple sauce or fresh apple pulp (leftover from juicing) 160g nut milk 100g ground almonds 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 5 – 6 apples In a bowl mix flour and […]