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: 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 : Korean preserved Ginger with honey
Feb13

Recipe : Korean preserved Ginger with honey

Version française A super easy recipe for delicious homemade ginger candies… I stole this recipe on a Belgian blog I love for its surprising and worldwide recipes : “un peu gay dans les coings” (in french only). This preserved ginger recipe apparently comes from Korea, which on top of being delicious brings a lot of sweet memories for me… have fun making it ! Ingredients : 200g fresh ginger 200g sugar...

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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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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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8. ATW : Teacher for one day in an alternative school – Korea
Apr30

8. ATW : Teacher for one day in an alternative school – Korea

Version française My very first cooking workshop in an alternative school, I say YES, a thousand times yes !  Go directly to the paneer recipe : Click here. Here I am, nothing to fear anymore, no more questions, I passed on my very first cooking lesson as a teacher. And I was teaching to teenagers… 2 weeks, 2 steps. Phase 1 : I learn korean cooking  Jae Gyeong’s little rice cakes with “sindale”...

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Hyoso – A delicious preservation process – Korea
Apr13

Hyoso – A delicious preservation process – Korea

Version francaise Fruits and sugar… Easy, delicious and very traditionnal ! This korean preservation process works as well with any vegetable like the pickling process with the egyptian limes with salt. Ingredients (for one kilo of fruits): 1 kilo sugar Patience Preparation : In a big pottery jar, mix fruits and sugar together and leave it for 3 months. After 3 months, split juice and fruits. Use fruits for tarts or cakes for...

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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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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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