Thoughts on recipes
Yesterday I made Nigel Slater’s Grilled prawns with yogurt and mint. A lovely recipe, but I am not too fond of the way Nigel measures his ingredients. I can work with grams, cups, ounces, you name it. But what to make of “a couple of handfuls” of prawns? Whose hands? I have tiny hands, my boyfriend has big hands… How much is “a good shake”? How much is one...
Lamb tagine with prunes and almonds
Last sunday we had a lovely meal. We were busy making chocolates, so we needed a dish you could assemble and pop into the oven. We used those tiny little cast iron pans so everyone had a cute individual pan. This also makes it easy to adjust the dish to everyone’s personal liking. One of our friends is pregnant and she did NOT want any mint NEAR her pan, so we did one without mint. I...
Potato and carrot mash
I have another traditional Dutch dish for you: potato and carrot mash. This is a wonderfully warming, hearty and filling dish during this cold winter. I spiced things up a bit - as I usually do - since the traditional version required boiling your finely sliced carrots, potatoes and onions together. You then mash them all together and end up with a glue orange-yellow substance which does not look...