week menu 08

Week menu 08 is about celebrating summer. With drinks and easy dishes. That are refreshing. And will help you to beat the heat. This week I bought green beans, carrots, apples, lemons and ginger at the fruit and veg. stall. And built this week menu with the named ingredients. I was inspired by my summer’s in France. And had fun writing, cooking and photographing this week’s recipes. And I hope you like them. As much as I did.
Have a great week!

French bean salad

This French bean salad is a classic. That has potential. In case you’re looking for a veggie bowl filled with sour sweetness. Than this French bean salad is the right candidate

baked apple muesli

Baked apple in cream butter is a delight. Add some muesli and crunched pecan nuts to your skillet. And you are in heaven. Combine with a dollop of lebneh, skyr or a plant-based alternative. And you have a solid starter on top of your piece of heaven

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

sea salted green beans

Green beans could use a bit more awareness. For the fact that freshly harvested green beans. Are so good to eat. When sprinkled with sea salt. This is a recipe on how to parboil and season green beans. Parboiling is a turbo technique to get vegetables or meat cooked. Fast and efficient

15 min. noodle bowl

My 15 min. noodle bowl is spicy. And sweet and soft. So this dish will give you comfort. No matter what weather conditions you are in. The combination of chillies, smoked chicken, shrimps, carrots and peanut butter will do

French honey mustard sauce

This is my version of a French honey mustard sauce. There are many variances to this classic. And mine is with the minimum of ingredients. That is 7 ingredients. Yes, there are many elements that together make this great sauce

cheese omelette

The 2021 show of Emily in Paris inspired me to make cheese omelettes again. It’s so easy to make. And when you succeed to get the parmesan cheese melted within your omelette. You might consider to become a handsome chef

lemon cress smoothie

Cress or garden cress does contain lots of vitamins and some minerals. And I’m a fan of this herb. As a kid I got freshly harvested garden cress on a cream buttered sweet bread. With sugar on top. Yep. Heaven. It’s a herb that you could grow indoors, in the garden or on your balcony. And naturally. To buy in a carton at your local supermarket. It has this nutty bitter taste that is perfect with honey and yoghurt. To make a quick smoothie for on the go

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