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Basics, Recipes, Sidedish

Beet guacamole by In my red kitchen

I met Ellen from In My Red Kitchen, during one of our workshop shortly before she would move to sunny California with Paul and I have been following her ever since. Not only because it is fun to read about her adventures in the country on the other side of the ocean, but also because she makes beautiful photos and…

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Making goatcheese | insimoneskitchen.com
Basics, Recipes

Basic chevre (sort of) – making your own

This post originally appeared on Junglefrog Cooking in 2012 After the very successful ricotta making of last month, I figured it would be a hit and run again for this month’s chevre or goatcheese. They’re pretty similar in structure I thought so what could go wrong? Well…. you can start by getting the wrong milk. That’s one thing that can…

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Making your own chive mayonaise | insimonesk.wpengine.com
Basics, Recipes, Sidedish

Chives and making a chives mayonaise

This time a plant in the spotlight that makes me really happy: chives. I truly enjoy this easy herb in the spring and summer when it is a coming and going of the bumble bees and bees who hover around the chives flowers. And apart from that the subtle onion flavor is a great addition to almost any dish. How…

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Sweet potato tempura | insimoneskitchen.com
Basics, Recipes, Snacks & Drinks

Tempura sweet potato and exciting times ahead

Tempura of sweet potato and cauliflower Life can sometimes take weird turns. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good. Sometimes unexpected and sometimes because you choose to do things a different way. We’re working hard here at HQ Simone’s Kitchen (I’ve always wanted to say that..lol) on plans for he near future. Plans that are – at present – still somewhat…

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Basics, Recipes, Sauce, jams, chutneys

Parsley and making parsley oil

The herb parsley we know mostly as part of a pretty garnish on even prettier plates. Unfortunately, I would say, because parsley has a lot more to offer than just being pretty and being shoved aside as soon as people start eating. In our garden, the parsley has received a prime spot in a planting box that is hanging from…

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Basics, Recipes

Making your own flour tortilla’s

When Wendy Heyer from the blog Foodie Moods suggested we should all do a sort of virtual blog swap the response was positive and immediate by a lot of foodbloggers and hey… you know me.. I’m always in for something fun and new. The idea behind the blogswap is not to actually take over someone elses blog (thinking about that…

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Basics

Making your own halloumi with cow milk

I’m gonna warn you upfront that this is going to be a very picture heavy post as I will go through the process and the various steps of making the halloumi. Seeing it visually always helps I think. I know it helped me a lot searching for information! But – round of applause now please – I did it! I…

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Basics

Garam masala

Let me first start with a disclaimer here; I am gonna give you a recipe for garam masala, but I am convinced that there are 100’s, 1000’s of recipes out there that are possibly more authentic, better or whatever then mine. I don’t know much about the Indian kitchen other then what I have tasted and cooked myself. So this…

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