donderdag 22 september 2016

uit de tuin...

















































… voor volgend jaar! Nu de zomer toch echt langzaam in de herfst overgaat, raakt de moestuin ook aardig leeg. Vorig jaar had ik al ontdekt dat als je de rucola-sla niet opeet, maar gewoon lekker door laat groeien er prachtige bloemetjes aan komen en later de zaden. Dus dat heb ik dit jaar weer gedaan en nu heb ik een flinke oogst aan zaden om weg te geven aan vrienden. Op de onderste foto zie je de bos rucola drogen in de zon waar ik later de zaadjes uithaal. Datzelfde experiment maar puur uit toeval omdat we ze vergeten waren op te eten, gebeurde dit jaar met drie radijzen. Ik wilde ze al uit de grond halen toen mijn vriend voorstelde deze ook eens te laten zitten. Het werden een soort struiken met ook leuke bloemetjes waar later een soort peulvruchten aan komen. Zie de beide foto's boven. In die vrucht zitten de kleine zaadjes voor volgend jaar. Even afwachten hoe die zaadjes het volgend jaar zullen doen!

Summer is definitely ending and fall is coming and the vegetable garden is getting empty. Last year I discovered that if you don't eat the rucola-salad, but just let it grow it gets really nice flowers and a bit later seeds. So I did that this year again and now I have a lot of seeds to give a away to friends. In the lower picture you can see the rucola drying in the sun. That same experiment but pure out of coincidence because we forgot to eat them, happened with 3 radishes. I wanted to pull them out but my boyfriend suggested we just let them grow. They became a sort of bushes with also nice flowers and later on they got some sort of legumes. See the upper pictures. Inside the legumes there are the little radish seeds for next year. We'll see how they will grow next year!

donderdag 15 september 2016

avocado-banaan choco-ijsjes


















































English version of the recipe (avocado-banana chocolate ice-cream)

- cut two (ripe!) avocado's in halve, remove the seed and use a spoon to get out the pulp.
- at the pulp together with one banana, the juice of one lime, 70 ml honey and 250 ml coconut milk in a kitchen machine and mix to a smooth blend.
- add the mix to popsicles molds* and put them at least 6-8 hours in the freezer.
- melt 60 gr. dark chocolate with one teaspoon coconut oil au bain-marie.
- dip the ice-creams in the chocolate or use a pastry brush.
- allow the chocolate to be equally hard. Eat the ice-creams right away or put them back in the freezer.

* for about 8-10 ice-creams, that depends on the size of the moulds.

donderdag 1 september 2016

spinazie-rucola pasta

















































English version of the recipe (spinach-rucola pasta, for 3p)

- prepare 400 gr. pasta according to the directions on the package.
- wash 600 gr. spinach, cut into rough pieces and cook ready in 5 minutes in its own fluid. Drain off well.
- cut one union into small pieces and fruit in some oil using a wok, together with 2 cloves of garlic pressed with a garlic press.
- wash 5 big tomatoes and cut in pieces. Add to the union and cook them until they turn into a mush.
- add salt and pepper to taste and add 2 teaspoons basil and oregano.
- add the spinach and stir. Cut 75 gr. rucola and add to the spinach and tomato-mush.
- drain of the pasta and add, stir everything very well.
- if necessary add some more herbs.

donderdag 25 augustus 2016

Foto's...
















































…van een paar van de receptjes die ik maakte de afgelopen weken. Meer foto's zijn ook te vinden op Instagram en Facebook: linkjes zijn rechts op dit blog te vinden.

Pictures of some of the recipes I made in the last couple of weeks. More pictures on Instagram or Facebook, you can find the links on the right of this blog.

donderdag 11 augustus 2016

rijstebrij taart

















































English version of the recipe (rice pudding cake)

- preheat the oven at 170C degrees.
- cover the bottom of a spring cake tin of 22 cm with bakery paper and grease the borders with coconut oil.
- add 150 gr. sunflower seeds to a kitchen machine and grind.
- add the seeds to a bowl and add 40 gr. coconut blossom sugar* and a pinch of salt and stir.
- melt 70 gr. coconut oil add to the seeds and mix everything very good.
- add the mix to the spring cake tin and press firmly with a spoon.
- bake ready in about 10 minutes and let it cool off.
- in the meantime bring 1 liter rice-coconut milk* to boil, together with 150 gr. basmati rice and one stick of cinnamon.
- let simmer for 30 minutes, stir regularly.
- dissolve 2 teaspoons agar agar* in 150 ml rice-milk. Cook for 3 minutes.
- take the rice pudding of the heat and add the agar agar while you stir constantly.
- pour the pudding over the seed-shell and let the cake clot for about two hours in the fridge.

- serve with a mix of red fruit.

*available at organic food shop.

donderdag 28 juli 2016

groenteburgers

















































English version of the recipe (vegetable burgers)

- grate 200 gr. potatoes, 200 gr. carrots, 200 gr. white cabbage and 2 green chili peppers in a kitchen machine.
- add the vegetables to a bowl and add 1 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons curry powder and 300 gr. bearded wheat.
- knead with your hands until you have a firm mix.
- heat a generous amount of oil in a frying pan and make flat, not to thick burgers of the mix.
- fry both sides on a medium heat golden brown.
- if you like let the burgers drain of to much oil on paper towels and keep the baked burgers warm in a pre-heated oven.

- nice with a green salad and tomatoes.
- eat the burgers just like that or serve with some soft goat cheese or humus.

- for about 10-12 burgers

donderdag 14 juli 2016

fruit ijsjes















































English version of the recipe (fruit ice-cream)

- cut one beetroot in small pieces and cook ready in 6 minutes.
- clean 250 gr. blue berries and 250 gr. strawberries, remove the green parts and cut in pieces.
- cut one banana in pieces.
- put all the fruit in a blender or kitchen machine and mix to a smooth blend. Add 200 ml coconut milk.
- add the mix to popsicles molds and put them at least 5 hours in the freezer.
- for about 8-10 ice-creams, that depends on the size of the moulds.

donderdag 7 juli 2016

I'm back!
































Ik ben weer terug na een heerlijke vakantie! Ik heb maar een foto genomen die over eten gaat en dat is deze, omdat we daar zo heerlijk aan het water zaten. Voor de rest heb ik vooral genoten van het landschap en me niet bezig gehouden met wat ik op mijn blog kon zetten. Na drie weken weg te zijn geweest werd ik in de tuin verrast met heerlijke dingen die we meteen konden eten!

I'm back from a wonderful holiday! I only took one picture about food and that is this one, because it was such a lovely spot at the water where we could eat. I enjoyed to landscape and I didn't think about what I could do for my blog. After 3 weeks away from home my garden surprised me with some delicious things we could eat right away!



donderdag 2 juni 2016

tot snel! see you soon!


























Ik neem een kleine pauze en bezoek (alweer ;-)) het hoge noorden. Ik wens iedereen alvast een fijne zomer en ik ben er weer in Juli. Tot dan!

I take a little break and visit (again;-)) the north of Europe. I already wish everyone a nice summer and I'll be back in July. See you in a couple of weeks!