For Amstel House, a very cool hostel in Berlin, we developed a bunch of easypeasy backpacker recipes with a few, always available, ingredients. Here’s a sneak preview, but check http://blog.amstelhouse.de to check the recipes!
Polonceaukade 9, Amsterdam
First photo: shakshuka, a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, peppers and onions
Second photo: Bread and butter pudding with caramelised pineapple, yoghurt, nectarine and apricots
Third photo: Spicy walnut köfte in lettuce, with pomegranate, yoghurtsaus, pistachio and parsley
Born05 opened their new office in Utrecht with a real party. Guest Republic shaked delicious cocktails and we served finger food with it. Here’s what we cooked:
Pistachio coated goat’s cheese lollipops with grapes
Green gazpacho with lemon yoghurt and walnuts
Burgers with avocadomayonaise, bacon, pickled beetroots and tomato
Fritatta made of sweet potato, goat’s cheese and spinach
Dates filled with gambas, wrapped in jamon de Serrano and with currymayonaise
We ate these dates as an appetizer in Menorca and liked it so much that we took the recipe home. Have a look at our Mallorca/Menorca travel guide to see where we tried them.
We’ve been cooking up a storm at Vlieland! Thanks to a lovely kitchen team we could serve all this on time:
Arabic bread with:
Labneh with aniseed and tomatoes
Babaghanous with pomegranate
Lentilsalade with porcini, preserved lemon, sellery and Greek lemon yoghurt
Green salad with all kind of seasonal veggies, basil, hazelnuts, lemon and local goat’s cheese
Morish salad with butterbeans, tuna, coriander and grilled paprika
Vegetarian tajine with artichoke, plum tomatoes, kalamata olives, potatoes, apricots, almond and parsley
Chicken tajine with plum tomatoes, kalamata olives, potatoes, apricots, almond and parsley
Spicy meatballs with smoked eggplant and roasted pines
All this will be served with:
Rose-poppyseed cake with ricotta
Sweet couscous with strawberry, peaches, cinnamon, aniseed and roasted nuts
Fresh and dried fruits, turkish delight, all served with tahini, pekmes and halva
05:00 in the morning. Sunrise and a power breakfast was a good start.
Vera preparing the fruity couscous
Desert was a rose-poppyseed cake w. ricotta
Lotte, Myrthe & Vera at the end of the evening
In collaboration with the Amsterdam’s creative Carlijn Claire Potma (check: www.journeyofthelikeminded.com/about/carlijn-claire-potma/) and the lovely (pastry) chef Mira van der Lubbe (check: www.ladolcemira.nl) we organized a new underground dinner on a secret location in Amsterdam.
This time it was Woody Allen themed and therefor we selected 8 movies on which we based the menu. Mentioned below the dishes we served, a glimpse of the evening AND we’ll share the recipe of the third course with you.
On the table:
Artisan beer / cheese crips / nib-its / Spanish smoked oil / beurre salée
Annie Hall (1977)
Wine-lime-cinnamon cocktail / popcorn deluxe
Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008)
Sweet potato / marinated octopus / semi dried tomato / kalamata
Latkes / smoked salmon / pickled beetroot / watercress crème fraiche / dill
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Parsnip / cinnamon soup
To Rome With Love (2012)
Slow roasted lamb or mushroom stew / polenta / parsley / orange / almond / glazed carrots
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Rosemary / apple tart tatin / vegan vanilla icecream
Bullets over Broadway (1994)
Choco-date bullets / coffee or tea
Curious about our next dinner dates?
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