Recipe : How to make homemade iced tea in less than 3 seconds
Jul27

Recipe : How to make homemade iced tea in less than 3 seconds

Version française Today, a 100% delicious way of cheating… definitely cooking for dummies ! More than a proper recipe today, I wanted to share with you a little trick to prepare your very own iced tea with your favorite tea mix. Ingredients : 1 l water 4 Tsp tea leaves or herbal tea (or two tea bags) Sugar as much as you like it Patience.. Preparation : If you’re using tea leaves, you’ll need a tea filter, a tea ball...

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Recipe: 100 % homemade ginger ale
Jun30

Recipe: 100 % homemade ginger ale

Version française Sparkling, fresh, strong as Ginger and homemade? Yes it is possible and super easy when you make it with dry yeast. There is a real 100 % natural version made with a ginger bug (equivalent of the sourdough starter for bread), I’ll post this version a bit later. Right now is the high season for Ginger (from may to November) and if you don’t want to buy it anymore, just know that it is quite easy to grow...

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Recipe : Smoothie, 100% fresh fruits, strawberry and basil, no sugar !
Apr21

Recipe : Smoothie, 100% fresh fruits, strawberry and basil, no sugar !

Version française For a fresh start every morning from spring to summer… One of the best ressources here in Portugal is without a doubt the quality and abundance of fresh and local fruits. It is so wonderful to bite in a juicy tomato or strawberry in April and discover what a huge difference it will make in a recipe. And because we love to treat ourselves well everyday… It’s smoothie here every morning ! Ingredients...

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Recipe : Our favorite belgian pastry – Craquelin
Mar22

Recipe : Our favorite belgian pastry – Craquelin

Version française When meltingly soft sugar meets a belgian pastry in between a brioche and a milk roll… Here in Portugal, we haven’t been able to find sugar chunks anywhere to make this recipe which is one of our favorite for breakfast. But because easter is coming, we can find everywhere delicious chocolate almonds. I’ve got the idea of asking Max to change his recipe a bit and use chocolate almonds instead of...

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Beetroot, apple, blue cheese and walnuts for a super pink salad
Mar16

Beetroot, apple, blue cheese and walnuts for a super pink salad

Version française Sweet and savoury option for a colored lunch under the sun of Portugal Beetroot (from May to October) + apple (from October to March)… This combination shouldn’t be available if we only eat seasonal fruits and vegetables. But because beetroots are easily kept fresh under special conditions (dark fresh room or buried somewhere in the garden surrounded with sand, paper, straws… ) to mix these two...

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Recipe : Colorful salad with winter vegetables !
Mar15

Recipe : Colorful salad with winter vegetables !

Version française Carrots, lentils, leek, onions and coriander… Easy !   Ingredients (for 4 persons) : 250g red lentils 4 carrots 2 leeks 2 medium onions 1 Tbsp fresh choped coriander 1 Tbsp sugar 1,5 Tbsp mustard 1 egg yolk Olive oil Neutral oil 1,5 Tbsp lemon juice 2 pinch salt Preparation : Wash, peel and chop all vegetables, coriander and wash lentils. Cook carrots : Boil with a Tbsp sugar (to keep the bright color)...

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Crinkles : Chocolate biscuits super crusty AND meltingly soft !
Feb12

Crinkles : Chocolate biscuits super crusty AND meltingly soft !

Version française THE best chocolate biscuits ever…     Ingredients for 18 crinkles : 100 g chocolate 25 g butter 1 egg 40 g sugar 95 g flour 1 Tsp baking powder 1 pinch salt Preparation : Melt butter and chocolate together. Whisk egg and sugar together until pale yellow and foamy. Mix both preparations together and stir until homogeneous. Add floor and baking powder and stir until homogeneous. Leave in the fridge for...

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Rillettes – Tuna and tomato, no heating, 10 minutes
Dec15

Rillettes – Tuna and tomato, no heating, 10 minutes

Version française A very easy recipe for soft and delicious rillettes to eat on the go Because when you’re traveling you don’t always have access to an oven, a baking tray or a wood fire and therefore there aren’t so many solutions to sustain yourself. After trying all your picnic tricks with salads and vegetables, and when the guacamole season is over, there is still a little option : Tuna rillettes ! Unfortunately,...

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Homemade Granola, no oven !
Dec06

Homemade Granola, no oven !

Version française Caramelized oat, dried or fresh fruits, seeds or chocolate… You pick !   Regular granola is usually made with  maple syrup or honey and baked in an oven. But when I’ve first wanted to make it I only had a limited access to products and tools. No honey, no maple syrup, no oven but this recipe is the proof that it’s still possible to find a way to cook something good when you have a breakfast...

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Edible flowers in a salad… WOW !
Oct15

Edible flowers in a salad… WOW !

Version française Flashy colors, elegance and surprising taste… Flowers will always find a way to surprise me ! I discovered all these edible flowers and plants when I was wwoofing in the “Quinta do Barbeito” a 2 hectares botanical garden in the north of Portugal where Guy Miklos, a permaculture expert and botanical lover was hosting us. I’ve been able to taste and mix all of them even if we were already in...

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