Today has been a day from culinary heaven – asparagus, pancetta & qruyere quiche, tomato & basil sorbet – and cold-smoked salmon (!). It is a taste of Finland. And I still have about 1.5kg of it in the freezer.
The most interesting culinary experience was, though, the cold-smoked chocolate ice cream I made from cream I smoked with the fish. It was eye-rollingly good. I dare you to taste.
Ally and Chris – thank you for being (again) the guinea pigs!
I focused much more on cooking than on photography, but just for the fun of it, below are a few pics of the food.
Passion for cooking comes with a lot of spices. A lot. Especially when one enjoys different cuisines, each with their own flavour map. When we moved to our new house, one of my favourite things was to get a drawer just for all of the jars. It makes them so much easier to find.
I try to work from home about once a week. I don’t live very close to the office, so working from home gives me quite a lot of extra time to the day. I spent a little bit of that extra time today to make myself a great prawn salad for lunch – and to eat it outside on the terrace in the sunshine. Tough times!
Stuart is away for the week, so my dinners are a bit more simple. Pasta with good pesto is a weekday savior. With some good parmesan.
Ever since the Kindle entered my life many years ago, I have been able to reduce the amount of (additional) shelf space I need in my house. The only books I still buy as printed editions are travel guides (you never know how good Wi-Fi you are going to have) and cookbooks. That being said, we’ll soon need a bookcase for the cookbooks alone. What are your favourites?
A friend of mine – another Finnish girl – is moving from Johannesburg to Amsterdam. As a farewell party she organised a cooking class in The Discovery Health Kitchen – lots of fun and a great meal to follow.
As a bonus, I’m also posting the picture of the finished falafels, which are in the making in the first photo.