what is parboiling

What is the term for shortly cooking vegetables in boiling hot water. Is a question I sometimes receive. The answer is parboiling. And this term is sometimes mixed-up with blanching

how to make puffed meat rolls

How to make puffed meat rolls is both a cooking tip and a recipe. You could add any stuffing you like to sheets of puffed pastry. And this post will help you to make the puffed rolls. That will require not a lot of work. The oven will do all the puffing and flavouring. The latter by herbs or spices that you add to mince. Whether you use beef, pork, lamb, or chicken. All is good. As long as each buttery roll will give you comfort

how to cook long grain rice

This is an old school cooking tip. On how to cook long grain rice. So in this post there is no rice cooker or electric steamer involved. Just use a saucepan and a stove or outside grill

how to steam couscous

This is a cooking tip on how to steam couscous. As you might know couscous is the name for a bunch of tiny wheat balls. That people in the northern part of Africa steam in a special pot. With the wonderful name tagine. It’s form is unique and beautiful. However this pot is taking a lot of space in a kitchen. Hence my solution to use a sieve and a clean linen kitchen towel

how to make meatballs

From a friend, that worked at a local butcher shop in the south of Holland. I learned how to make meatballs. Made from a mix of beef & pork mince. And double coated with bread crumbs. With this post I like to handover her cooking tip to you

how to make a vol au vent

This is a recipe for a French vol au vent. That literally means that it’s full of it. It a puff pastry box with a lid. That I remember was used to serve as a serving bowl or plate. So you were not expected to eat this show boat

how to make a French 4/4 cake

The magic in French quatre quarts (4/4) cake is the absence of baking powder. And the work of egg whites. That you whisk until the whites turn into foam

how to cook potatoes in skin

Potatoes in skin provide lots of minerals and vitamins. And I must confess; potatoes in skin taste better when dressed. Than when in the nude

How to make Lebneh

Lebneh is a container name for both a technique and a dairy product. With its origins in the Middle East. I use a mean technique to convert a litre carton with full fat yoghurt into a bowl of labneh. Continue to read this cooking tip and learn how to make my version of lebneh