I SOMETIMES COOK
Note to self, eat more fish. It tasted great, a bit undercooked which later gave me some stomach ache. However, always so scared to buy fish. Even more so than buying meat because I feel so uncertain about where the fish is from. Or whether it’s an endangered species, or underpopulated. Overfished. The ocean is so mysterious.
Salmon with fresh potatoes, beet and horseraddish sauce.

I SOMETIMES COOK

Note to self, eat more fish. It tasted great, a bit undercooked which later gave me some stomach ache. However, always so scared to buy fish. Even more so than buying meat because I feel so uncertain about where the fish is from. Or whether it’s an endangered species, or underpopulated. Overfished. The ocean is so mysterious.

Salmon with fresh potatoes, beet and horseraddish sauce.

VIDEO

Just had to share this video, I sometimes get blown away by some cake making techniques. So sick. Found this video after actually looking up cake decoration robots. Totally unrelated. And then such handcraft wins it at the end of the day.

BEER PUDDING

Boiling down beer 87% and making a custard experiment. I’m so excited for this. It’s gonna be used as a pastry filling for a friend. More on this later, hopefully it tastes alright. Can only get better compared to the beer essence.

BREAKFAST
I usually don’t eat eggs for breakfast. However I was completely emptying out my fridge before going on a weekend trip. I know it was only three days but I like to keep this routine of cleaning the apartment and fridge before leaving. Just to find it all neat when returning. Compared to that, I really like my egg yolks anything but neat. The more runny, the better!

BREAKFAST

I usually don’t eat eggs for breakfast. However I was completely emptying out my fridge before going on a weekend trip. I know it was only three days but I like to keep this routine of cleaning the apartment and fridge before leaving. Just to find it all neat when returning. Compared to that, I really like my egg yolks anything but neat. The more runny, the better!

WHAT IS…
in my shopping bag? I thought I’d share this, since I was amazed how much fresh produce you’d get for little money. This will probably last me three weeks or a month (fresh bread added when needed). I figured my monthly costs for food are by far the lowest compared to some friends and family. And I am really curious to know why this is, or whether it is odd. I wonder how much more someone pays for ready-made food. Because in New York you’d probably have it the other way round, more costs cooking on your own instead of going out. Any feedback on this?

WHAT IS…

in my shopping bag? I thought I’d share this, since I was amazed how much fresh produce you’d get for little money. This will probably last me three weeks or a month (fresh bread added when needed). I figured my monthly costs for food are by far the lowest compared to some friends and family. And I am really curious to know why this is, or whether it is odd. I wonder how much more someone pays for ready-made food. Because in New York you’d probably have it the other way round, more costs cooking on your own instead of going out. Any feedback on this?

SEASONAL TART FLAMBÉE
I’m really good at buying seasonal produce. However, really bad when it comes to the MUST-EAT dishes of the season. If I am really lucky I get to cook asparagus twice a year, eat strawberries once, if super lucky I get to eat peaches, apricots, white peaches AND plums all in one year. Usually I tend to miss out on tomatoes (not a big fan overall) and pumpkin. So it’s a mystery to me how I got my hands on the first bottle of ‘Federweisser’. It’s the year’s first fresh wine put in bottles. Traditionally going well with a tart flambée. For occasions like that I seldomly buy meat products. Only then. Also, I had this dish two weeks ago and quit alcohol since then. Trying to stay sober for a while. Can only do me good, I guess.

SEASONAL TART FLAMBÉE

I’m really good at buying seasonal produce. However, really bad when it comes to the MUST-EAT dishes of the season. If I am really lucky I get to cook asparagus twice a year, eat strawberries once, if super lucky I get to eat peaches, apricots, white peaches AND plums all in one year. Usually I tend to miss out on tomatoes (not a big fan overall) and pumpkin. So it’s a mystery to me how I got my hands on the first bottle of ‘Federweisser’. It’s the year’s first fresh wine put in bottles. Traditionally going well with a tart flambée. For occasions like that I seldomly buy meat products. Only then. Also, I had this dish two weeks ago and quit alcohol since then. Trying to stay sober for a while. Can only do me good, I guess.

HORCHATA

Actually, this summer I was meant to go to New York for another trip. Another trip home. Home to my school and many friends I miss alot. I would have eaten tacos and sipped some horchata in the summer sun.

Not getting sentimental here, however plans fell through and I ended up making my own horchata at home. To overcome the sad. The sad of also missing my most favourite band ‘The Unicorns’ reunite. The horchata was not as good as in New York, as is with all substitutes. However, to have horchata or not. And I did have one this summer at least.

Closing on a much brighter note, since it wasn’t that good yet, I will probably try it another time. Next batch will be better! So will the next summer.

'PARROT' BIRTHDAY CAKE

Prepping a colourful birthday cake. And a birthday box, full package, candles, single-use forks (I wish this was more sustainable), matches, a knife and a crown. Those colours look evil!

On this coincidence and occassion dedicating this post to my friend Kennedy. Happy Birthday girl! Stay strong and remember to send me a copy whenever your book is done <3.

SEASONS CHANGE

Moving onto the next season of ripe fruit. The ‘atom berries’ as I call them blackberries. While picking berries I wondered why you’d wanna name a gadget like the blackberries after them. A couple of years the blackberry bushes in my parents’ garden exploded and had such an output that we had to buy a whole new freezer. By the end of the summer, it was completely (!) filled with frozen blackberries. A whole freezer. You can’t imagine. The harvest season is like two weeks long usually and e v e r y d a y you can and must go into the bushes to pick. It’s incredible and mindblowing. It’s also two weeks of work picking and cooking jams! And still, one day, I’m gonna have a bit of land and this work because it’s amazing. Amazing to not depend on the jam industry!