One of the vegetables that are growing really well this year is the kale. So now it is time to test out some various recipes with kale. If you have any good suggestions for something I can try, please feel free to share them with me.
I absolutely love a good focaccia. Focaccia is one of those sides that fit with almost any meal. You just change the seasoning on top (or inside) of the bread to fit whatever you are pairing it with. Good bread and especially a good focaccia is one of those things I just can’t stop eating, so I have tried a few recipes with whole grain flour to make it a little healthier. This version turned out really delicious, so I am sharing it with you. Continue reading
Even if the calendar says June and it is supposed to be Summer, the weather seems to think it is October! The wind is howling outside and it is raining horizontally. But the weather forecast seems to be showing some improvement for the weekend. Fingers crossed that we will finally see some Summer weather and be able to bring out the shorts and t-shirts. It just feels weird sending your kids to kindergarten in June with woolen longs on. But with the cold wind and temperatures still in the single digits, there is just nothing to do about that. At least they don’t look at the calendar when we dress them in the morning still.
This is turning into a rhubarb week as I have several rhubarb dish recipes on hold. Having one ingredient in season, almost by itself is quite unique and slightly challenging as well. The great thing with rhubarb though is that you are able to harvest it for a couple of months if the weather is ok. And currently it is growing like crazy in the backyard.
A lot of dishes come to life when you rummage through the fridge, wondering what to use for a certain dish. A little like a mystery box off MasterChef. 🙂 (Yes, I like MasterChef, specifically Australian MasterChef!)
This potato salad is exactly that, a result of finding some pre-cut potatoes sitting in water in the fridge. We had planned to use them for dinner a couple of days ago, but we obviously decided to make something else and forgot about them. Luckily they were perfectly fine still and just waiting to be used. Continue reading
This simple little side is perfect for a steak dinner and quick and easy to make. I am not too fond of covering a nice cut of meat with a heavy sauce, I’d rather have something with a little bit of moisture on the side.
I not very good at sticking to traditional recipes. Most of the time, when I get an idea for something to make, I tend to be missing an ingredient or two, but rather than popping to the shop for the missing parts, I tend to use something else from the fridge or pantry. With dishes like a Spanish omelette, this is not an issue at all as it is the kind of dish you can alternate depending on the content of the fridge or what you are serving it with. Continue reading
Everything is better with bacon! 🙂 Continue reading
Blanched asparagus wrapped in Serrano ham is a versatile side you can use to add flavor and complexity to many dishes. I especially like it with fish dishes, thus adding some salt and texture to what is normally otherwise quite a “soft” and bland dish. Continue reading
I will feature a section on simple side dishes. Some smaller dishes are versatile and can be used for a lot of different purposes. I will feature these in smaller posts and tag them with “simple sides” to make them easy to find. In these posts, I will give tips on what to pair the sides with too. The first post in this category is flour tortillas.
Homemade flour tortillas are really quick and easy to make, and they taste so delicious. After trying these out, I am not sure if we will be spending much money buying tortillas from the shop anymore.
I’ll admit, they are not as flexible as the store bought ones, but then on the other side, they do not contain preservatives or enhancers in any way. And if you keep them moist, you will easily be able to shape them into enchilada dishes or to use with your tacos.Continue reading