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 : 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 : 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 : 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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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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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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Homemade ramen burger
Jun22

Homemade ramen burger

Version française Homemade Ramen burger experience   I put a picture of a ramen burger on twitter asking my followers where I could find one in Brussels… And I’ve been challenged by one of them to make my own. @EatsToWest No… I think you’ll have to prepare your own 😉 — Sylvain Lucas (@Gay_Coings) 18 Juin 2014 Challenge accepted, here is my baby recipe (And BTW, you now know me, I’m lactose intolerant...

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