Fruit

San Daniele ham with roquefort cream
Fruit, Meat

San Daniele ham with roquefort cream

Dried pork meats usually combine well with sweet flavours due to their saltiness (like ham with melon). In this recipe, I add another classic strong ingredient: blue cheese. A wonderful marriage of flavours that makes a perfect starter for your meals or a small bite for cocktail parties. I use […]

Halloumi with zaatar and dates
Fruit

Halloumi with zaatar and dates

As you probably already know, I’m a sucker for halloumi. Simply grilling it is enough but a few variations are irresistible. The following combination is taken from Nadia and Merijn’s lovely book Souq. Zaatar is mixture of oregano, sumac, sesame and salt. Nowadays it’s quite broadly available, although it might […]

Grapefruit and avocado salad
Fruit, Vegetables

Pink grapefruit and avocado salad

A simple, refreshing and surprisingly fragrant salad. Tarragon is a wonderful herb that adds a lovely anisy flavour to dishes. The combination of the sour/bitter from the grapefruit, creamy from the avocado and almost sweet of the tarragon is amazing! Not to mention the vibrant colours that add a great […]

Kyle's apple salad
Fruit

Kyle’s apple salad

My husband and I are active couchsurfers and enjoy hosting travellers at our home. It feels a bit like holiday without going anywhere! Sometimes the couchsurfer you host is a professional cook who takes over the kitchen and delights us with a great meal. Like Kyle from Australia. He made […]

Cardamom ice cream
Fruit, Sweet

Cardamom ice cream

Cardamom is one of those spices which flavour makes you dream away into faraway lands. With its citrusy notes, it is also very versatile: you can use in savoury dishes like shawarma or to make incredibly fragrant desserts like this amazing ice cream. I love making ice cream at home. […]

Avocado Ceviche
Fruit, Vegetables

Avocado ceviche

The traditional Peruvian ceviche is a wonderful dish and it all has to do with the marinade and sauce, called Leche de Tigre or Tiger’s milk. Three powerful flavours are combined together: coriander, chili pepper and lime juice. Besides fish and seafood, you can make ceviche with fruits and vegetables. […]

Avocado kebbeh
Fruit, Vegetables

Avocado kebbeh

Kebbeh or kibbeh is one of the most traditional dishes in Lebanon. It consists of a type of meat, pumpkin or potato mix with spices, onion and soaked bulgur. It’s a very versatile dish and you can find it in all different sorts: raw with lamb of beef, filled and oven […]