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Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies

Ingredients: 250 gr Sugar 500 gr Butter 750 gr Flour 2 Eggs 2 Vanilla beans 1 Egg to “paint” the cookies Directions: Blend the butter and the sugar until smooth. Cut the vanilla beans through their lengths and scrape the inside. Add it and the […]

Zucchini with Tomatoes

Zucchini with Tomatoes

This is a nice summer side dish. Ingredients: 8 zucchinis – sliced 2 red peppers – chopped 1 onion – finely chopped 2 garlic cloves – pressed 6 tomatoes – chopped salt and pepper to taste Directions: Fry the onions and the garlic for about […]

Chanterelles (Pfifferlinge) in Cream Sauce

Chanterelles (Pfifferlinge) in Cream Sauce

Chanterelle in Cream Sauce

I was lucky to see chanterelles at the market. Although I do relate them to a milder climate, and although it has been so hot in the last couple of weeks that my family has been on a food strike, I must say that it was very well received at dinner time!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lb (750 gr) chanterelles
  • 1 onion – finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves – pressed
  • 7 oz (200 gr) bacon – chopped
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Wash the chanterelles very well.  I do soak them in water, and rinse them well.
  2. Fry the onions at medium heat. Add the bacon and the garlic, and continue cooking for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add milk, cream and spices.
  4. Right before serving, add the cornstarch previously diluted in a little bit of water, and let boil shortly.
  5. Serve with boiled potatoes.
Broccoli Quiche

Broccoli Quiche

Ingredients: 1 large pie crust 1 1/2 cups broccoli 1/2 cup peas 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup shredded Gruyère 3 eggs 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 teaspoons salt nutmeg and pepper to taste Directions: Arrange the pie crust in a […]

Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Salad

Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Salad

Ingredients: 3 ripe tomatoes 1/2 lb (250 gr) mozzarella Basil leaves Balsamico Cream Olive Oil Salt to taste Directions: Slice the tomatoes and the mozzarella. Arrange in circular form, alternating tomato slices with mozzarella and basil leaves. Sprinkle some balsamico cream and olive oil.   Add […]

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

I added some Grenadine to the Frozen Yogurt for a twist and some color.  Grenadine is a syrup made of pomegranate juice, so it is sweet and adds a really nice flavor –  just make sure it’s the real thing and not some corn syrup imitation.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons Grenadine
  • 1/2 cup strawberries – sliced
  • whole strawberries to decorate

Directions:

  1. Place yogurt, grenadine and sliced strawberries in an Ice Cream maker.
  2. When the frozen yogurt is ready, serve and decorate with some strawberries.
Pabellón Criollo

Pabellón Criollo

This is Venezuela’s National Dish.  You can also serve it with Arepas and Queso Blanco (white cheese – similar to mozarella). Ingredients: Rice (cooked) Plátanos Fritos Black Beans Carne Mechada Directions: Serve all ingredients on a plate and sprinkle some shredded queso blanco over the […]

Plátanos Fritos – Fried Plantains

Plátanos Fritos – Fried Plantains

For this dish you need really ripe plantains.  When I mean really ripe is when they look so black that you think you should be getting rid of them.  This is common sense for anyone born and raised in or around the Caribbean, but I […]

Zacusca – Romanian Vegetable Spread

Zacusca – Romanian Vegetable Spread

Zacusca - Romanian Vegetable Spread

A friend of mine from Romania thought me how to make this delicious spread.  You can serve it with crackers, toast or any type of bread.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Eggplants
  • 5 Pimentos
  • 3 Carrots
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons salt
  • pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Roast the peppers and the eggplants (see Pimientos Morrones and Baba Ghanoush)
  2. Cook the peeled carrots in a little bit of water until tender.
  3. Place all ingredients in a food processor (discard the eggplant peel and peel the pimentos and discard the seeds first).
  4. Blend.  Refrigerate before serving.
Turmeric and Ginger Pork Stir Fry

Turmeric and Ginger Pork Stir Fry

I was at the Asia-Markt this morning, and they had Ginger Turmeric tea. I must say I found the combination so interesting I had to have it for dinner – not the tea – the stir-fry! Ingredients: 1/2 lb pork meat – sliced 2 onions […]


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Butter Cookie
Butter Cookie

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Ingredients:

  • 250 gr Sugar
  • 500 gr Butter
  • 750 gr Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Vanilla beans
  • 1 Egg to “paint” the cookies

Directions:

  1. Blend the butter and the sugar until smooth.
    Blend the butter and the sugar until smooth.
  2. Cut the vanilla beans through their lengths and scrape the inside. Add it and the rest of the Ingredients to the bowl and mix.Add the rest of the Ingredients and mix.
  3. Form into a log. Wrap it in baking paper and put it in the fridge for about 1 hour.
    Form into a log. Wrap it in baking paper and put it in the fridge for about 1 hour.
  4. Roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to form your cookies.
  5. Place the cookies on a cookie sheet. I like to line it with Baking Paper
  6. Beat 1 egg and “brush” the cookies with the egg mixture.
    Beat 1 egg and "brush" the cookies with the egg mixture.
  7. Bake at 190 degrees Celsius for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden.

 

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