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how to make sloe gin

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Drinks / Foraging

2020 is the first year I experimented with sloes. The first year I made my own sloe gin. homemade sloe gin 1 l gin450g sloes225g sugar Wash the sloes and seal in an airtight bag. Freeze overnight or until ready to make the gin. The freezing is necessary to split the skin, so if your berries have been exposed to frost outside, you can skip this step. Put the frozen sloes into sterilized jars. Add […]

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, […]

tiger nut milk (horchata de chufa)

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Tiger nuts -also known as earth almonds- aren’t really nuts. They are tubers growing under the soil’s surface. Tiger nuts are loaded with vitamins and minerals, especially with vitamin C and E. Besides this, they are rich in magnesium, potassium, calcium and phosphorus. Tiger nut milk is already creamy and sweet without any supplements.  I usually add vanilla, sometimes cardamom or cinnamon, when I want to give it a special  flavour. For more sweetness you […]

homemade tomato ketchup

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Lunch / Snacks

 tomato ketchup (yields about 100-150ml ketchup) 1/2 red bell pepper 3 sun dried tomatoes 1-2 ripe tomatoes 1/2 small onion a small piece of red chili about 1/2 cup water(amount depending on the consistency you want) a pinch of salt  Put all ingredients into the blender and blend at full speed.

no-knead bread

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Breakfast / Dinner / Lunch / Snacks

I never thought no-knead bread would turn out to be such a winner. It’s crust is simply divine. No kneading is requested, no machines, no fancy ingredients, very little effort – just a hot oven and a good planning, because there’s one essential ingredient – TIME. no-knead bread 3 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water In a large bowl combine flour, yeast, salt and sugar. Add […]

homemade curry sauce

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sauces / Snacks

  homemade curry sauce 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 onions 2 cloves of garlic 2 red bell peppers 200g tomato paste 1/2  chili pepper 1/2 l vegetable broth 2 teaspoons paprika powder 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon brown sugar salt to taste Chop onions, garlic and bell peppers. Sweat them in olive oil in a thick sauce pan. Add the remaining ingredients and continue cooking on low heat for 15 minutes. Puree the sauce in […]

homemade lemonade

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homemade lemonade This homemade goodness is definitely worth to be called  LEMON AID!  It’s tasty with hot and cold water and works perfectly against colds. Add hot ginger water and you will even increase the cold fighting effect. 5 organically grown lemons (peels must be unwaxed) 3 organically grown limes (peels unwaxed) 400g cane sugar ( I used the palm sugar cones I brought from Bali) 1 or 2 twigs of fresh rosemary Wash lemons […]

Liqueur de noix 2012

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Drinks / Jams + Preserves / Sweets

My green walnut liqueur experiment finished and bottled! Of course I gave it to taste to all my friends who passed by. Here is a short collection of their judgements: could be sweeter! is this meant to be a medicine or just for fun? nice for Tiramisu with a touch of nut a bit rough, has it any healing effect? perfect with vanilla ice cream next year you should make more of those little bottles […]