The first time I heard of chai tea, I was a bit confused: as far as I knew the word chai meant tea. So what could this tea-tea stuff possibly be? And why were people putting it in absolutely everything?
There’s nothing like going on an autumn stroll. Wading through the fallen leaves and collecting chestnuts. Though our daughter simply collects them as decoration (or to put then on the nearest available surface and forget about them), they are actually very tasty. Of course you can buy them boiled and peeled in a can… Continue reading How to cook fresh chestnuts
Jam tarts can be very easy to make. Especially when you use pre-made pastry and store bought jam. But why make them the easy way, when you can also make them the hard way? So of course I had to make things difficult for myself.
When it comes to cooking, hummus is one of the simplest things to make. It doesn’t even require cooking. All you need are ingredients and a food processor. Hummus is also pretty healthy. With chickpeas being the main ingredient, it contains loads of minerals, vitamins, fibres and protein. It’s even rumoured to be an… Continue reading Homemade hummus. Quick, easy and delicious.
Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are a legume traditionally used in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Indian cooking. But these days they’re popular in many more places around the globe and for good reason. Chickpeas contain loads of minerals, vitamins and fibres. They’re also a good source of protein, which is why they’re very popular with vegetarians… Continue reading Cooking chickpeas from scratch.
The end of the year is rapidly approaching. The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder and Easter decorations are appearing in the shops. (I’m just kidding, that won’t happen until next week.) In this part of the world, you just have to look outside to know that the growing season has… Continue reading Green tomato chutney. Finding a use for unripe produce.
I’ll admit it: I am a chilli head. I’m totally addicted to them! They are a staple ingredient in most of our daily meals. When you go to the shops here in the Netherlands, you will only find one or two varieties of chillies. I think that’s a shame. If you get used to… Continue reading Pickled chillies. A great way to preserve your harvest.
The days are getting shorter and it starts to feel a bit chilly outside. So what better way to spend your lazy Sunday afternoon, than to cuddle up indoors with a good cup of tea and a slice of freshly baked cake. Nothing says autumn more to me than a still warm rhubarb cake.… Continue reading Easy to make Rhubarb Cake