In the winter, I think you can take bigger and bolder turns with spices in the kitchen. Warm spices are good for a frozen soul! Today I decided to make a homemade tandoori spice blend, a spice mixture that has its origins in the Indian, Pakistani and Afghan cuisine.
With all the amazing fruits and vegetables that are ready for harvest right now, it is a true pleasure to make your own fruit leather. It’s so easy to make and fun experimenting with!
Today, I make a granola with fresh plums and cinnamon for coming breakfasts. After all, a good breakfast waiting make it somehow easier to get out of a warm bed in the morning! It just might be handy after a long vacation…
Today, I review the book De Yoga Kitchen (Original title The Yoga Kitchen) by Kimberly Parsons. From the book I also make a really nice apple icecream with warm spices!
Do you want a nice breakfast that makes you happy and going until lunchtime? Then you just have to try my full-grain quinoa porridge with plenty of deliciousness!
A few days ago, I finally got up and made my own pickled lemons but now I had to wait a whooooooole month before they are ready. Impatient as I am, I came up with an intermediate solution until I get to open my beautiful pots. Today I make a salty lemon chutney!
Last year I wrote about the tastebud preserved lemons. At that time I also wrote that it worked just as good with purchased preserved lemons too. I regret it intensely. After having a taste of my friend Micheline homemade preserved lemons I know better.
I really like gooseberries but I don’t manage to find them very often. This time I was lucky and I came home with a liter. Now what? And then I knew, of course I should make compote. Like all grandmother did when I was a child (at least I think they did)… Today I’m making raw gooseberry compote in my kitchen!
Even though the summer isn’t really that warm until now here in the Netherlands, its still too warm for me to drink my normal morning tea. So I came up with these refreshing icetea x 2 to drink instead. I prepare a new batch every second day and can zip al day long.
I really like beans and lentils! And so does the Dutch author Joke Boon. She even wrote a complete book about al different kinds of beans and lentils, Bonen! (in english Beans!). She also thought of the magnificent chickpea cake that you get as a recipe of in this post. Oh do try it!