Recipe : 100 % homemade and natural ginger ale
Aug17

Recipe : 100 % homemade and natural ginger ale

Version française A natural fermentation for your ginger soda or ginger beer… Definitely possible and very healthy ! If you’ve read my ginger ale recipe from last month now you know you need dry yeast to create the fizzy effect. This time, same ingredients, same recipe but a fermentation absolutely natural by creating a ginger bug (the equivalent of a sourdough starter for bread) that you’ll feed with ginger and...

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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 : Homemade elderflower syrup
Jun21

Recipe : Homemade elderflower syrup

Version française A sunday walk, a bit of patience, no chemicals, no preservatives… Tadaaaa, easy game ! Elderflowers are everywhere in Brussels in June and July and this is defintely an opportunity to seize. But, there are rules… Harvesting is not allowed in protected areas (like in forêt de soigne for example) and in the appropriate areas we can only harvest what we need for a recipe based on a personal and normal...

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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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Homemade rhubarb water !
Jun24

Homemade rhubarb water !

Version française Rhubarb water, fresh, good, pink and super easy to make… Ingredients : For around one liter 500g rhubarb 150g sugar 1 liter boiling water Preparation : Cut rhubarb into pieces Add sugar, mix and leave it for 3 to 4 hours Pour boiling water into the mix rhubarb and sugar and leave it for 24 hours Filter and serve very fresh Can be preserved for one week in the fridge...

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DIY : Homemade coconut milk – Thailand
Mar02

DIY : Homemade coconut milk – Thailand

Version française … Only possible with fresh coconut ! A special thanks to May for sharing this secret with me!  Making your own coconut milk is super easy and quite fun to do… If you’re in south east asia where you can find fresh coconuts everywhere in the markets. In Europe, It gets a bit more complicated except if you can find fresh coconut somewhere. Let’s say you have a fresh coconut in front of you…...

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Apple and cinnamon tea – xmas – Vietnam
Dec24

Apple and cinnamon tea – xmas – Vietnam

Version française A recipe that seems to come directly from Strasbourg’s christmas market but … It’s harder than I thought to enter the kitchens in asia. I thought I would have a good opportunity to learn a few traditionnal vietnamese recipes when I booked my volunteering in Sa Pa in a “homestay” but I actually couldn’t leave the bar when diner was prepared and the atmosphere was not at exchanging...

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Cocktail – Gin and basil – Lebanon
Sep21

Cocktail – Gin and basil – Lebanon

Version française A surprising and absoluteky delicious cocktail for summer Ingredients : 6 leaves of fresh basil 5 cl Gin 4 cl lemon juice 3 cl sugar syrop Ice cubes Shaker 1 stick of cucumber   Preparation : Mash the basil leaves in a cocktail glass or a long drink glass and add 3 ice cubes Fill a shaker with ice cubes and the different liquids, shake it very hard so that the ice will leave a thin layer on top of the final...

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Cocktail – Midori sour – Lebanon
Sep21

Cocktail – Midori sour – Lebanon

Version française A very fresh cocktail for summer with a flavour of melon Ingredients : 5 cl melon liqueur (one of the brand I saw in lebanon is “Midori” (this is where the name comes from) but I’m pretty sure there are other brands in Europe and a way to make the honey melon liqueur by yourself – Sylvain, if you see this article… any idea?) 3 cl sugar sirup 3 cl lemon juice 1 cl orange juice Ice cubes...

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