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Goat Cheese Pickled Pumpkin Salad
Preserves Salads Starters

Goat Cheese Salad with Pickled Pumpkin

During one of the Rooftop Table supperclub seasons, I got fascinated by pickling. I pickled everything, from melon to cucumber and from apple to mustard seeds. Pickled pumpkin strips, shown in the photo above, are an excellent food pairing with the saltiness of the…

December 17, 2016
Mains Recipes Starters

Chicken Satay
Sate Ajam

I grew up in a town in the Netherlands where a lot of Indonesian and Moluccan people lived. If one of my Moluccan friends had their birthday, their mother would “not make just birthday snacks, they would make a whole ‘rijsttafel‘. And a rijsttafel is…

May 4, 2016
Penne with Ragu
Axarquía Food Mains Sauces

Wild Boar Pasta Sauce

We have seen them running on the side of the road in the Montes the Malaga at night. I’ve even heard someone say she was followed by one in the evening during walking the dogs. Wild boar. It is one of the favorite animals to hunt here in…

January 10, 2016
Limoncello 3 Glasses
Blog Drinks

Easy Limoncello

As lemons are growing in abundance in the Axarquia at the moment, let’s make a simple lemon liqueur. I have read somewhere that you may only call this lemon liqueur Limoncello, if it is made with lemons from Sorrento. I guess it’s similar to calling Champagne…

January 9, 2016
Pineapple Jam
Food Preserves Recipes

Pineapple Jam

This is a really easy pineapple jam recipe. You can use it on toast, but also as a topping on cheese cakes.  …

August 4, 2015
Caipirinha Glasses and Limes
Drinks Featured Recipes

Caipirinha: The Ultimate Summer Cocktail

When I think of Caipirinhas, I think of the Galápagos Islands. Yes, I know  the Caipirinha cocktail originates from Brasil,  but the Galapagos Islands residents make a caipirinha that will put hairs on your chest. There are several popular bars in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island…

July 24, 2015
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