Recipe : Citrus salad, chocolate fondue style
Nov02

Recipe : Citrus salad, chocolate fondue style

Version française Finally the citrus season is here… Welcome vitamins ! Ingredients (For 2 persons) : 2 oranges 2 mandarins (tangerins) 80 gchocolat 1 hint dairy cream (crème fraîche) Preparation : Cut your citrus with a knife like shown in the video here below : Put citrus in 2 bowls. Melt chocolate and add hint of dairy cream. Serve chocolate in a 3rd bowl. And for those who don’t want to waste the citrus’ skin,...

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Recipe : Homemade chestnut purée
Nov02

Recipe : Homemade chestnut purée

Version française Did you say automn? It’s chestnut O’clock !!! Are you looking for an outdoor activity these days ? What about a chestnut hunt ?!? It’s free, fun and gives you a good excuse to spend some time outside with your family and/or friends. Ingredients (500 g peeled chestnut = 2,5 jam jar) : Your chestnuts (my example here is based on 500 g) Half weight of peeled chestnut in sugar (250 g) Half weight of...

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Recipe : Homemade white bread with seeds
Oct26

Recipe : Homemade white bread with seeds

Version française This good old fresh bread just out of the oven for a slow sunday morning… Making bread takes time… because you need to let your bread rise for one hour twice. But actually, the real preparation time is about 23 minutes : 5 minutes combining the ingredients, 15 minutes kneading, 3 minutes shaping. Then with a good alarm clock reminding you to go check your bread if you’re doing something else,...

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Recipe : Orangettes made with clementines… yum !
Oct11

Recipe : Orangettes made with clementines… yum !

Version française Because clementines are so delicious that it’s definitely too bad to throw any part away… I didn’t know it was possible to find anything better than orangettes… Until I made some orangettes with clementines’ skin. And for the “environment friendly” part of my story, citrus are not welcome in a wormy compost. Therefore, if you eat a lot of them and don’t want your...

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Recipe : Olive oil with basil
Oct06

Recipe : Olive oil with basil

Version française Olive oil with basil takes approximately 2 seconds… + a bit of patience Last week I was talking about the “pesto” option to use the last leaves of your basil plant before winter… Today I have an even easier and as delicious option : Olive oil with basil. Ingredients : 45 cl olive oil 100 g basil leaves Optional : A small piece of garlic clove (2 mm max) Salt Preparation : In a 50 cl glass...

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Recipe : Fall is here, homemade pesto time !
Sep25

Recipe : Fall is here, homemade pesto time !

Version française October is finally here, colors are changing and… your basil is looking sad  ! Some basil plants are slowly growing flowers, their leaves are getting harder and wilted… the season is ending, it’s time to do something ! Cut the flowers, bring your plant home and make it last a little longer ? Or harvest and dry ? or harvest, chop and freeze ? Or harvest and make a pesto ? or harvest and use in olive...

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Recipe : Beef tartare with rocket, parmesan cheese and dried tomatoes
Sep20

Recipe : Beef tartare with rocket, parmesan cheese and dried tomatoes

Version française Because sustainable also means “a bit of everything” ! If you’re healthy and not allergic to anything, you probably already know that the two principles of a sustainable and well balanced diet is “diversity” and “moderation”.  It is recommended to limit your meat consumption but not recommended to end it at all. A good alternative would definitely be to eat meat once or twice...

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Recipe : Endive salad with sunflower seeds and blue cheese
Sep14

Recipe : Endive salad with sunflower seeds and blue cheese

Version française Belgian endives are early and it’s almost not cold enough for making gratin yet… almost ! Brambles are done giving blackberries and belgian endives are early… WHAT ?!? Alright, next year I’ll start harveting wild brambles earlier to make my favorite jam and for now : it’s NEVER too early to start eating endives when you live in Belgium ! Ingredients (for 2 persons – Starter):...

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Recipe : Fried noodles, thai style
Sep07

Recipe : Fried noodles, thai style

Version française Complete and easy to make, this meal will make you travel In the “friday, sustainable recipe day” set this recipe won’t be the one with the best carbon footprint since it requires products from asia for which my knowledge of the production branch is very low ==> “oyster sauce” and “soy sauce”. But I still decided to buy those two products at my favorite japanese food shop...

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Recipe : Blackberry pie, grand-ma’s style !
Aug25

Recipe : Blackberry pie, grand-ma’s style !

Version française The pleasure of picking wild fruits on your own and transforming them into a delicious dessert ! Reminder : It is forbidden to harvest in protected areas in Brussels (forêt de soignes, parks etc…), not recommended to harvest along roads and allowed to only harvest what you need for your own consumption (no business with your wild harvest !)… Ingredients : For dough : 150 g floor 50 g sugar 75 g salted...

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