Beetroot, apple, blue cheese and walnuts for a super pink salad
Mar16

Beetroot, apple, blue cheese and walnuts for a super pink salad

Version française Sweet and savoury option for a colored lunch under the sun of Portugal Beetroot (from May to October) + apple (from October to March)… This combination shouldn’t be available if we only eat seasonal fruits and vegetables. But because beetroots are easily kept fresh under special conditions (dark fresh room or buried somewhere in the garden surrounded with sand, paper, straws… ) to mix these two...

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Recipe : Raw salmon with lime, apple and coriander
Feb24

Recipe : Raw salmon with lime, apple and coriander

Version française From February to April, it’s salmon time ! Tartare (raw meat) is easy as it doesn’t require any cooking process. But if there isn’t any cooking process, the quality of the recipe depends on the ingredients you mix together and the sauce you choose. Salmon is a very fat fish, therefore sour ingredients like lime will compensate the fat effect on the tongue and honey will help balance the sour effect...

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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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Recipes : My 5 favorite winter soups
Jan20

Recipes : My 5 favorite winter soups

Version française 5 super easy recipes to make delicious winter soups You can make a soup with any vegetable or any combination of vegetables. There is no danger to do some funcky mix, just follow your istinct, the seasons and a few simple rules : To make a good blended soup you need a thickener : Potatoes, rice, peas (chickpeas, fava beans…), roux (flour  and butter), flour alone, cornstarch… All these methods to thicken...

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Duck breast with orange and honey sauce
Jan09

Duck breast with orange and honey sauce

Version française A delicious christmas dinner for those on the road – no oven As I said in a few previous recipes, when you’re on the road without a proper kitchen you have to improvise a bit. And when you care about the environment and you want to eat local you definitely have to get creative. Duck breast is absolutely not local since we are in Portugal but after more than a year and a half on the road and our second...

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Recipe tests around tofu !
Dec24

Recipe tests around tofu !

Version française With leek or zucchini and green olive… Let’s try some tofu recipes Note : Tofu’s taste is very neutral, therefore when you use it in a recipe, it’s more for its texture than its taste. When raw, its texture can be a bit thick and doughy, which is not so nice. The best is to fry it before you serve it or stew it like you’d do with a piece of red meat. The idea here is not to keep the...

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Rillettes – Tuna and tomato, no heating, 10 minutes
Dec15

Rillettes – Tuna and tomato, no heating, 10 minutes

Version française A very easy recipe for soft and delicious rillettes to eat on the go Because when you’re traveling you don’t always have access to an oven, a baking tray or a wood fire and therefore there aren’t so many solutions to sustain yourself. After trying all your picnic tricks with salads and vegetables, and when the guacamole season is over, there is still a little option : Tuna rillettes ! Unfortunately,...

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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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Salad, french way : Ravioles de Romans !
Aug16

Salad, french way : Ravioles de Romans !

Version française Very easy recipe for a taste of french Alps Ingredients (4 persons) :  1 lettuce (oakleaf, arugula, Lamb’s lettuce, mesclun…) 1 pack of ravioles (4 leaves) 4 tomatoes 1/4 fêta 1 small handful olives 1 big handful sunflower seeds 12 slices smoked duck breast fillet (magret de canard fumé) Olive oil Balsamic vinegar Salt Blac pepper French mustard (You can also add slices of avocado, croutons and change...

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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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