Recipe : Water kefir
Mar07

Recipe : Water kefir

Version française A homemade fermented soda super easy to make I discovered the principle of kefir for the first time in kyrgyzstan where they call it “kymyz” and where it is the national beverage/alcohol also known as  “fermented horse milk”. Back in those days, my taste buds and my spirit were far from ready for this discovery. There are indeed 2 types of kefir, “milk kefir” and “water...

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Recipe  Lemon hyoso – Korea
Feb23

Recipe Lemon hyoso – Korea

Version française Lemons, sugar and patience !    Ingredients : 1 kg lemons 1 kg sugar Sterilised mason jars Preparation : Choose peeling the lemons or not (peel = bitterness) and cut into regular bits. Directly in the jar, combine lemon bits and sugar (in weight, as much lemon as sugar) and press. Leave it in the dark for at least 3 months. Use it in water (warm or cold), 5 volumes water for 1 volume hyoso. Et… voilà, Bonne...

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Recipe : Licor de leite – Liquor made with milk and chocolate
Jan08

Recipe : Licor de leite – Liquor made with milk and chocolate

Version française Make your own liquor… super easy ! I’ve learned how to make fruits liquor when I was in Coimbra, in Portugal thanks to Emilie, a portuguese lady from Mangualde. A lot of “aguardente” and a bit of maceration for a delicious alcoholic drink. And today, I’m sharing this milk and chocolate based recipe published by Sylvain from the blog un peu gay dans les coings (fr only) that I made and...

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Recipe : Homemade chestnut purée
Nov02

Recipe : Homemade chestnut purée

Version française Did you say automn? It’s chestnut O’clock !!! Are you looking for an outdoor activity these days ? What about a chestnut hunt ?!? It’s free, fun and gives you a good excuse to spend some time outside with your family and/or friends. Ingredients (500 g peeled chestnut = 2,5 jam jar) : Your chestnuts (my example here is based on 500 g) Half weight of peeled chestnut in sugar (250 g) Half weight of...

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Recipe : Homemade white bread with seeds
Oct26

Recipe : Homemade white bread with seeds

Version française This good old fresh bread just out of the oven for a slow sunday morning… Making bread takes time… because you need to let your bread rise for one hour twice. But actually, the real preparation time is about 23 minutes : 5 minutes combining the ingredients, 15 minutes kneading, 3 minutes shaping. Then with a good alarm clock reminding you to go check your bread if you’re doing something else,...

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Recipe : Orangettes made with clementines… yum !
Oct11

Recipe : Orangettes made with clementines… yum !

Version française Because clementines are so delicious that it’s definitely too bad to throw any part away… I didn’t know it was possible to find anything better than orangettes… Until I made some orangettes with clementines’ skin. And for the “environment friendly” part of my story, citrus are not welcome in a wormy compost. Therefore, if you eat a lot of them and don’t want your...

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Recipe : Olive oil with basil
Oct06

Recipe : Olive oil with basil

Version française Olive oil with basil takes approximately 2 seconds… + a bit of patience Last week I was talking about the “pesto” option to use the last leaves of your basil plant before winter… Today I have an even easier and as delicious option : Olive oil with basil. Ingredients : 45 cl olive oil 100 g basil leaves Optional : A small piece of garlic clove (2 mm max) Salt Preparation : In a 50 cl glass...

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Recipe : Fall is here, homemade pesto time !
Sep25

Recipe : Fall is here, homemade pesto time !

Version française October is finally here, colors are changing and… your basil is looking sad  ! Some basil plants are slowly growing flowers, their leaves are getting harder and wilted… the season is ending, it’s time to do something ! Cut the flowers, bring your plant home and make it last a little longer ? Or harvest and dry ? or harvest, chop and freeze ? Or harvest and make a pesto ? or harvest and use in olive...

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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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