Culture, Food, Recipe

The Zòngzi recipe

Today it is the 5th of the 5th month in the Chinese lunar calendar. This means that today for all Chinese is a special day of celebration. The day of the Dragon Boat Festival that is one of China’s cultural highlights.

History

This festival exists already for more than 2000 years and with this celebration day they honor Qu Yuan who was a famous Chinese poet and even a minister in ancient China. The period he lived in is also known as the Warring States Period. No history lesson about that in this blog post, but about a special kind of food they eat during this festival.

Rice Dumplings in Bamboo leaves. Copyright to Stephen Jack for the photo. Published on eatingchina.com
The zòngzi special dumplings

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Drinks, Recipe

Recipe – Hot White Chocolate

The ‘Hot White Chocolate with Cinnamon and Marshmallow Foam’ is created by the famous Matt Preston in the television series of Masterchef Australia.

Recipe by Matt Preston – Masterchef Australia

What I really love on a cold winters’ day is a hot chocolate. Whether it is a white chocolate – which is not official chocolate – or milk chocolate or pure chocolate, I love them all! So I was wondering is there a nice recipe with some new creation. Because Masterchef is my favourite television food program, I started searching there for a recipe and I found it! The spring holiday just started so time to make use of this recipe during this week on a nice evening.

The ingredients:

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Drinks, Recipe

Fruit juice | Strawberry – Mango – Orange

The juice of this week

This evening I made a healthy fruit juice. I sliced one fresh mango with 250 gr of strawberries and added 300 ml of orange juice. Blend it all together and you got this fruit juice.

The why…

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Food, Recipe

Fusilli salad chicken pesto

A home made pasta salad with just a few ingredients.
I love cooking for my family. Just on an ordinary day, trying a new recipe or combining ingredients and make a new recipe by myself. This is the result of mixing lovely ingredients into a new ‘Fusilli salad chicken pesto’ recipe. Enjoy cooking!

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Events, Food, Recipe

The Easter Dinner Recipe of 2015

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For Easter dinner this year, I have compiled the following from several small recipes:

[gr = grams] [st = pieces] [el = tablespoon]

The appetizer consists of:
– Raw beetroot [500g]
– Leaf parsley [10 sts]
– lemon juice
– olive oil
– Sea salt & pepper
– Pistachios [100g]
– Water [4 tbsp]

Cut the beets into thin slices or grate them. Chop the parsley leaves finely until you have about 2 tbsp. Chop also the pistachios finely and add slowly some water, which is then a pistachio sauce (do not allow to become thin). All the other ingredients you mix together, and stir. Add salt to taste, pepper and lemon juice.

The main course consists of:
– Black tagliatelle [500 gr]
– Wild salmon cubes / strips [600g]
– Leek [1 st]
– Lemon juice [1 tbsp & rasp]
– Tarragon leaves
– olive oil

Cook the tagliatelle. Cut the wild salmon into cubes, slice the leek into rings and put both ingredients in a wok or frying pan in olive oil. Bake the salmon, fry the leeks along, season with lemon juice and tarragon leaves. Drain the tagliatelle and the main course is on the plates.

The dessert comprises:
– pancakes
– Straciatella ice
– Salmon slices
– Herb cream cheese
– Wooden sticks

Fry small pancakes as you normally bakes pancakes. Spread half the pancake with cream cheese. Put on top of the cream cheese slices thinly sliced salmon. Roll the pancake on the secure with a wooden stick. Serve with a scoop of ice straciatella. It fits like all small portion in a dish.

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Food, Recipe

Mangochutney

A small appetizer for an Indian dish.
Or for an after eight moment, what was in my case.
I used a recipe of Thomas Feller and Maya Barakat-Nuq.

It was a sunny tuesday and I was on my way to my hometown.
And got a spontanuous thought: let’s make an appetizer today!
So I looked up this recipe but could not find every ingredient in just one way to my hometown. My recipe is, as you understand, a bit different.

I used:

  • one young mango, however an eatable one
  • a clove of garlic
  • two pieces of ginger (from a jar)
  • 60g of brown sugar
  • 4 table spoons of vinegar
  • a bit of salt.

It just takes a few steps and a lot of patience to make this little appetizer. First i sliced the mango in little cubes. The second step was to heat all the other ingredients in a frying pan. After a few minutes when it was getting a bit jelly, I added the mango. Now you only have to cook it for another 20 minutes till it is a jam sauce (besides the mango). You can serve it in little glasses you use for amuses. Bon appetit!