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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Recipe : Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies – Scotland
Aug10

Recipe : Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies – Scotland

Version française Delicious tiny biscuits made in 5 minutes for a zero waste tea party ! After my recipe of chocolate chips and sunflower seeds shortbreads, here is another delicious recipe stollen from the english culture. Earl grey tea shortbread biscuits or actually “any type of tea” shortbread biscuits as long as it tastes good ! Ingredients (for one oven tray):  140 g floor 1 Tbsp ground tea (on the picture : black...

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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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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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Salame de chocolate – Chocolate cake, no cooking – Portugal
Jan09

Salame de chocolate – Chocolate cake, no cooking – Portugal

Version française Portuguese version : And because my portuguese is still not good enough to write but already good enough to read, this version is the closest I found and it’s from gulosoesaudavel.com… (one day !). My proportions are slightly different and I used butter instead of “Creme vegetal sem sal”… which makes me unable to hide that I’m french ! The simplest, quickest and most delicious...

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Shortbread : Chocolate chips, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds
Aug23

Shortbread : Chocolate chips, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds

Version française When the delicious recipe from @Pauline à la creme anglaise is “hacked” by Eats To West… Ingredients 200g plain flour (+ extra for dusting) 140g cold unsalted butter, diced 50g caster Sugar 2 handful sesame seeds 2 handful chocolate chips 1 handful sunflower seeds   Method Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/gas 3.  Mix the flour, sugar, seeds and chocolate chips together in a mixing bowl.  Rub in...

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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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French apple pie with cinnamon, just the way I love it
Dec24

French apple pie with cinnamon, just the way I love it

Version française An apple pie that’s worth the try… and the time As I explained in my article about our volunterring in Tavan in Sapa’s district in the north of Vietnam, I’ve made my very own apple pie in exchange of a vitenamese cooking lesson… Well, I’ve been the only one to do my part of the deal but I had so much pleasure cooking a european kind of recipe after 6 month of travel that it just...

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Homemade fresh cheese – Egypt
Oct27

Homemade fresh cheese – Egypt

Version française Homemade fresh cheese, egyptian way, less than 2 days  ! There are several ways of making cheese as there are different moments in the making process where you can stop or keep going to reach a new texture or taste.This short version is quicker, fresher and softer which is better to eat with spices, honey and fruits. It’s also easier to make it at home. The long version is drier, the taste is saltier which...

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