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Caipirinha Glasses and Limes
Drinks 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
Thai Green Papaya Salad Som Tum
Recipes Salads Starters

Thai Green Papaya Salad | Som Tam | ส้มตำ

Among the tom kha kai, tom yum koong, pad Thai, and the delicious curries, som tam (papaya salad) is ranked high on the list of top Thai culinary treasures. This dish has the perfect combination of Thai flavors —salty, sweet, spicy, and sour. This wonderful Asian salad recipe, is great to…

July 15, 2015
Lemon Granita Shooter with Pipette
Desserts Recipes

Lemon Granita for Hot Summer Nights

  Granita’s are very easy to make and great to serve between courses during your dinner party. I used to serve them before the main course and served them in shooter glasses. If you can get hold of ‘pipettes’ and fill them with a…

July 1, 2015
Cherry Clafoutis
Desserts Recipes

Cherry Clafoutis

When I was living in a small Dutch village as a child, I loved cherries. I have fond memories of my parents taking me and my brother on Wednesday or Sunday afternoons to the cherry orchard nearby and buying cherries by the kilo. I…

June 15, 2015
Caprese Salad with 3 Cheeses
Salads Starters

Caprese 3 Cheeses Salad

This is a really delicious and fresh salad, perfect to serve during your dinner party in summer. Use the best ingredients you can get. My favorite olive oil is ‘Flor de Aceite’ from Benaoliva in Benagalbon, a small town in the Axarquia, here in…

May 31, 2015
Pesto in Jars
Preserves Recipes Sauces

Pesto Genovese

This recipe is the more classic version of pesto, as the basil leaves are a blanched for a couple of seconds in boiling water, then quickly shocked in ice water, to give the sauce a brilliant green glow and to reduce any bitterness. You can…

May 30, 2015
Loquat Liqueur with Ice
Drinks Flora & Fauna Recipes

Loquat Liqueur

This is one delicious treat! Drink this, iced in a glass, or serve it very cold in shooter glasses after your dinner party. You can use the soaked and boozy fruit you are left with in desserts. Loquat Season #loquats #loquatseason #seasonalfruit #foodpic #foodblog #foodie…

May 17, 2015