• tropical cookies
    Bakes,  Recipes

    Tropical butter cookies

    Summer time is here! Let’s bake some tropical themed cookies! Ingredients 2 cups plain cake flour Extra flour for rolling out the dough A pinch of salt Half a cup butter at room temperature Half a teaspoon baking powder One teaspoon vanilla 1 cup sugar 1 egg 10 ml milk For decorating Royal icing/ flooding icing Egg whites 500ml icing, sifted Assorted sprinkles, Colour writing gel  Method Mix the ingredients together and use an electric blender to mix the ingredients into a dough.  First on high speed and then on a slow speed. Make the dough into a ball, roughly and quickly with your hands and then flatten it to…

  • Dinner,  Local food,  Lunch,  Recipes,  Seafood,  Soup

    Thai red curry soup with giant periwinkle

    This soup turned out very tasty indeed! The red curry with the creamy coconut milk and fishy periwinkle taste make for a wonderful starter. Dip a piece of panini bread to soak up the wonderful flavours. Ingredients 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 onion, chopped 1 teaspoon chopped galangal or ginger half a teaspoon chili flakes 1 tablespoon red curry paste 1 spring onion, chopped 1 carrot, diced 1 tomato/ 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced salt an pepper to taste 1 cup chicken stock one tin coconut milk 2 lemongrass sprigs, finely cut 200 g chopped cooked giant periwinkle (also called allikreukel) (can be replaced by shrimps/prawns) 2 tablespoons fish sauce juice of…

  • Dinner,  Recipes,  Veg

    Roasted Fennel

    Roasted fennel – who would have thought, right? Very tasty roasted on its own or with other veggies. Give it a try! Ingredients A big fennel bulb (I got one from our garden) olive oil salt pepper Method Wash the fennel bulb and cut off/ peel off all unnecessary leaves. Cut the fennel in slices, length-wise from the top down. Put on a oven tray with other veggies (I added some carrots and mushrooms). Sprinkle with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast on 200 degrees Celsius for about 25 minutes.

  • potato rösti
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    Potato Rösti recipe

    Potato rösti or hash brown? I don’t know what the difference is. Prepare it as a tasty side dish with meat or as a party bite. I added a cream cheese and parsley as a topping. Ingredients 1 egg half a teaspoon salt half a teaspoon pepper half a cup flour 3 medium peeled potatoes, grated 1 onion, finely chopped cooking oil or butter for frying cream cheese parsley, chopped Method Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Make sure the mixture is not too dry and not too wet either. If it is too wet add a bit more flour to the mixture. Put a frying pan…

  • hummus recipe
    Party food,  Recipes,  Veg

    Hummus recipe

    This is the only hummus recipe you need. Easy, delicious hummus. Enjoy hummus on bread, crackers, with veggie sticks or in a sauce. Ingredients 2 garlic cloves, finely cut 1 tin, 400 g chickpeas 1 teaspoon cumin 4 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper 2 tablespoons Tahini 2 tablespoons lemon juice paprika spice to serve Method Blend until smooth and enjoy. Add some water or more olive oil if it is too dry.

  • peanut sauce
    Dinner,  Lunch,  Recipes

    Thai beef noodles with peanut sauce

    Noodles with peanut sauce! This is such a yummy recipe with lots of taste! This dish is also tasty without meat! Serves 4 people. For the sauce Half a cup or less peanut butter 1 tin coconut milk half a red onion, finely cut 2 garlic cloves One tablespoon brown sugar 4 tablespoons dark soy sauce 4 tablespoons cooking oil Half a cup water Half a teaspoon chili flakes or half a chili For the meat Half a cup water 300 g beef strips A pinch of salt One spring onion 4 sliced carrots ¼ green cabbage, diced Vermicelli or yellow noodles for 3-4 people Extra spices ¼ teaspoon salt…

  • Christmas cookies
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    Christmas Cookies

    Christmas cookies that look pretty and taste yummy! I had so much fun baking and decorating these! When you make them up in a small cellophane packet with a little ribbon they make nice gifts for Christmas or end of year thank you gifts. They are such great treats and go well with tea, coffee or as snack. Ingredients 2 cups plain cake flour Extra flour for rolling out the dough A pinch of salt Half a cup butter at room temperature Half a teaspoon baking powder One teaspoon vanilla 1 cup sugar 1 egg 10 ml milk  For decorating Royal icing/ flooding icing Egg whites 500ml icing, sifted Assorted sprinkles…

  • salmon fishcakes
    Dinner,  Lunch,  Recipes,  Seafood

    Salmon Fishcakes

    So you feel like having some fish tonight but only have a tin of salmon? Here is an easy recipe for you to get your fishy satisfaction. Ingredients 1 tin salmon One onion, cut into pieces One chili, finely cut One clove garlic, cut into pieces Some coriander, finely chopped Salt Pepper Cayenne pepper Lemon juice Some flour – about ¾ cup or less Some milk – about 1/3 cup 2 eggs 1 tomato, sliced Half a cup coconut flakes  Method Fry half a cup coconut flakes in a little bit of oil on very low heat for about a minute. Let cool. Fry the garlic, onion and tomato with…

  • home made bread
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    Homemade Bread

    It is true what they say – a fresh loaf of bread with butter is all you need. Well, maybe not only with butter, whether you like your bread with jam or Bovril (not Marmite),a fresh loaf of bread is really special. Enjoy it while it’s still hot! Ingredients 2 cups Granoro Farina “00” flour “the preferred Italian flour for bread” a sachet instant yeast some salt a tablespoon of olive oil Method Place salt, flour and yeast into a bowl, add a cup of lukewarm water and the olive oil. Knead for a bout 5 minutes until the dough is smooth. Let the dough rest in an oiled bowl covered…

  • spinach and feta quiche
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    Spinach, Feta & Mushroom Quiche

    Meat-free Mondays or just don’t know what to cook? Here’s a nice veggie recipe for you to try out! This is a no hassle, no crust recipe. Ingredients a cup or more cooked spinach a cup mozzarella or Edam cheese 200 g mushrooms 150 g black pepper feta 4 eggs a cup of milk some salt and pepper one garlic clove a bit of olive oil Method Whisk the eggs and the milk together. In a pan, fry the thinly sliced mushrooms, salt, pepper and some garlic together in a bit of olive oil. Add the cooked spinach and fried mushrooms to the bottom of an oven proof bowl. Sprinkle…