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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Frappuccino – Georgia
Aug14

Frappuccino – Georgia

Version française The georgian version of the italian frappuccino… delicious ! Sopi, Our host’s daughter accepeted to reveal her seceret recipe and even if this frappuccino is very different from what I’ve tried in Belgium, it’s much more refreshing. I think I’ve just found out what my new summer favorite drink is ! Ingredients for 1 person : 1 tsp instant coffee 2tsp sugar Vanilla ice cream cut into...

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Turkish tea – What why how – Rize
Jul30

Turkish tea – What why how – Rize

Version française The turkish tea, A national speciality Yesterday I met Arzu, Fatma, Güner, Gönul and Hava (The owner of the fields), 5 women working in the tea fields in Rize. As soon as my camera was out, they offered me to try their pruner and I therefore enrolled myself in 3 hours of picking  in exchange of a lunch with them and the hope of learning more about turkish tea. 12.45 pm in the tea fields – Picnic time, a well...

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The real turkish coffee
Jul22

The real turkish coffee

Version française How to make a real turkish coffee? First, you need the proper tool : Cezve ! (to be pronounced “Jezvé”)   Second, you need the proper ingredients (for 2 small cups): 1 piece of sugar for each cup of coffee 1 teaspoon of freshly milled coffee for each cup of coffee One cup of water for each cup of coffee Third, you need the proper instructions: Make it boil for the first time and fill half of the...

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