zondag 30 oktober 2011

Halloween meringues #146

Happy Halloween...today I made us some nice "Spooky" meringues.
It's so simple and easy to make.
The only thing you need is 3 egg white's 180gr sugar and some patience.
Separate the egg white from the yolk.Whisk the egg white until its a little sticky.
Add the sugar spoon by spoon and keep beating the egg white till your arms fall off..(or use a machine)
Preheat the oven on 100º C.
Use some baking paper on a plate.
Put the egg mixture in a piping bag, and make the figures you want.
Shove it in the oven for about 90 minutes and let cool down.
For the eyes and stripes I used pure chocolate in a small piping bag.
Enjoy..Happy halloween!!

woensdag 26 oktober 2011

Mini pizza #145

So cute, my youngest son,Boris want's to surprise his mother with mini pizza. She's staying in a nursery home for a few weeks.
The food there is .....well, not so good as at home;-)
Last week we bring some pulled pork sandwich,and tomorrow mini pizza.
He want to do it on is own..here is how he did it in pictures;-)
Let mom enjoy!!

zaterdag 22 oktober 2011

Buffel Mozzarella sandwich #144

My youngest son is really enjoying food,so then we spend some more bucks for a nice lunch.
We have an fine Italian delicacy shop in town,with fresh Mozzarella!. So I want to let him taste between the mozzarella from the grocery store and fresh.He told me,"dad this is so much better" with a big smile on his face..and enjoyed lunch.True son,this is awesome,and worth every buck.
Put a bit of basil pesto on a sandwich,place 2 slices buffel mozzarella on it an add some cucumber top.finnish it with some pepper&salt to taste and enjoy.

zondag 9 oktober 2011

Halloween "challenge"

Halloween/pumpkin season is always my favorite time of the year...Ok I mean the pumpkin part..
I had so much ideas for the pumpkin that I can't wait.
We made a cake, syrup and having fun with carving the pumpkin.
But back to the "challenge". I show you what I've made of it.
The ingredients were Pumpkin,chicken,rice and apple.
The chicken was the main dish,I cooked it in broth and marinated in a mix of taco seasoning.
Then I stuffed the chicken in a pepper bell,with brown rice (first cooked of course) and added cheese and put it on a medium heated Grill until the cheese is melting.
For the apple I did not what to do with it,so I had this as a side dish with the pepper bell's
Use 4 medium size apple's , chop them in small pieces add the juice of 1 lemon and cook in a little bit of water, until it's a apple sauce.I added also 1 tsp cinnamon for a nice flavor.
The pumpkin is used for desert,a cake and a pumpkin spiced latte. (Starbucks in our country don't serve those) So I had to make it myself..It's so easy... see the syrup recipe.
For the pumkincake I used a small pumpkin chopped and blend it with the basic recipe for cake,and add 1tsp chocolate powder.

Please visit the other participants of the challenge.

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Hanneke "The Dutchess Cooks" ENTRY HERE

After years of cooking, grilling, baking and reading other people’s blogs, I thought “why not start my own blog??” And I did, in 2010, but already after a short period of time, a blog wasn’t enough, and I started my own website. It’s not my goal to publish or come up with fancy and difficult recipes: just good and delicious food with an international twist! Straight from my plate to yours!

Kristina from "The Daily Dish" ENTRY HERE

Kristina has been writing "The Daily Dish" for www.BetterRecipes.com for the past two years. The blog covers a wide variety of recipes, but firing up the grill truly lights up her passion for food! She was named "America's Next Pork Personality" by Guy Fieri for one of her grilled pork dishes, won the outdoor grilling division of the National Beef Cook-Off, and her winning grilled lamb-burger took her all the way to the land Down Under with Meat and Livestock Australia. The "4-Ingredient Challenge" is a fun and exciting way to get creative on the grill!

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Maybe some of you know me from my Dutch blogsite www.freeksbbq.nl. I have a great passion for grilling, since it is always challenging. For me grilling is a time to relax and to have a great time with friends and family. I wanted to reach more people with my blog since there are so many food lovers and freaks out there! So that's why I decided to blog in English instead of Dutch.

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Livar pork #143

Last week I bought a Livar Pig (pork).
It is a pig wich had a good life with the monk's.
We had a Boston butt from almost 3Kg.
I cut off 2 pieces for a steak and saved the rest for pulled pork.
The steaks were marinated with a basic bbq rub.
50gr brown sugar,1Tbsp chili powder 1Tbsp garlic powder 1Tbsp onion powder 1Tbsp paprika powder 2Tbsp sea salt and 3 Tbsp black pepper (Ground)
Put the steaks on high heat for a few minutes each side and serve with a basic bbq sauce.
250Ml ketchup 30cl apple cider 1Tbsp tabasco 3Tbsp brown sugar 2Tbsp Dyon mustard 2Tbsp Syrup 1Tbsp basic bbq rub.
Heat up all the ingredients in a skillet and stir until you've got a nice dark brown sauce.
You can save the sauce in a can in the fridge.

Pumpkin spiced latte (syrup) #142

We can't get pumpkin spice here in the Netherlands,So I decide to make it myself.
If we have pumpkins,then we have also pumpkin cake.
The youngest made the cake,the oldest wrote the text on the pumpkin, and I carved it.
What else you got to do on a rainy day.
Ok lets go, its so easy,The only things you need are,3Tbsp pumpkin puree,1,5 cup water,1,5 cup sugar,1tsp ground nutmeg,1tsp ground gloves,1tsp ginger and 4 cinnamon sticks.
Heat up the water and dissolve the sugar.Whisk the other ingredients together with the sugar water and stir. Just let it under the boiling point for about 15 minutes.Get it in a bottle with a strainer.
For the pumpkin spiced latte you need: 1 shot espresso,1Tbsp syrup.
Add hot milk and serve with whipped cream on top.

zondag 2 oktober 2011

Wagyu #141

This weekend we had our friends over for dinner,Jan-Willem and Marjolein from "picture a recipe".
We are both food lovers,and like taking pictures of it.
We also tried to make a special dish on those evenings.
Now it was my turn... I get my hands on a few "Wagyu" burgers..This is in one word...Superb!! I can't describe the feeling in your mouth,but believe me,it was so tasty/juicy exploding flavor...and this without any sauce,salt,pepper or whatever!!! If you had it before then you know what I mean.
We just had them on the grill for about a few minutes,(rare/medium).
For the veggies we had the "brochette" with an mousseline (eggplant,zucchini,pepper bell)
For the mousseline use 1 egg yolk 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar and 1 Tbsp water,beat it in a small bowl until it's foam.
In the meantime melt 50gr real butter,add the foam and a handful basil.
For desert I had hot strawberry.
Heat up a skillet on the grill and add 200cl Tia Maria,rum or other liquor you like,add the strawberry's and a cinnamon stick.
Let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
Serve with whipped cream and vanilla ice.
Enjoy with a nice rose or red wine.