I’ve always been a fan of the supermarket. Ever since I was a child, a trip to buy groceries and roaming around a huge supermarket has always been fun and kind of comforting. I especially love it when I’m in no hurry and have no list to stick to. We just walk around, inspecting aisle after aisle till we find something we need, discover a new product or even welcome products that we’d only seen abroad. Continue Reading “Supermarket at your door – Spinneys Delivery”
When you cook often, you get small revelations. Things that make you go “How did I not know that before? It changes everything!”. I thought I’d share some cooking tips with you today. They’re easy tips but important to take your cooking up a notch. Here goes. Continue Reading “8 Easy n’ Useful Cooking Tips”
Yesterday, we started off with a tour of cool and inspiring things in Lina’s kitchen (click here for more details). Today, it’s time to reveal the healthy, easy and tasty recipes Lina taught me while I was there.
We’ll start off with this quick grilled fish recipe.
What you’ll need (for 3 persons)
– 3 fish – Lina chose the Turkish “Ajaj” fish (make sure to choose them generously plump). The advantage of this fish is that it’s tasty and also has a good price – 1kg costs only 7 dollars.
– 2 tablespoons of flour
– Oil – Lina uses Grape Seed oil which is really healthy
– 3 lemons – sliced
How to make it:
1) Roll each fish in a bit of flour
2) Add the lemon slices on top and inside the fish if you wish
3) Sprinkle with grape seed oil and bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes or until golden
And enjoy with a green salad or mouhammara (see ingredients picture), recipe soon.
The second recipe is of Armenian origin. It’s similar to the white beans we once cooked (click here) but with added tomato juice.
What you’ll need (for 3 persons)
– 0.5 kg White beans (or aysha khanum beans if you live in an arab country)
– 1 tablespoon of Grape seed oil
– 2 white onions, sliced
– White pepper and salt
– 3 juicy tomatoes, diced
– 250 ml of tomato juice
– Egyptian rice with vermicelli
How to make it:
1) Shell the beans and wash with water
2) In a casserole, heat the grape seed oil, add the beans and mix for 10 minutes
3) Add the onions and heat for 10 minutes
4) Add white pepper and salt, to taste
5) Add the diced tomatoes and mix
6) Add the tomato juice with a bit of water, mix, bring to the boil then let it simmer for approximately 10 minutes and there you go!
Both recipes are so quick, easy and affordable that they’re great for weekday meals!
I hope you enjoyed this first kitchen tour on Breadonbutter. I’ll be coming back with more tours soon!
Afterwards, they always had tea in the kitchen, much the nicest room in the house ― Flora Thompson
When cooks come together, the kitchen becomes only action and camaraderie. After all, good food and a warm kitchen is the essence of making a house, a home. So when Lina – a friend of my mom’s I’ve grown up to love – agreed to welcome me in her kitchen and sniff around, I was delighted! With a great, positive and fun personality, Lina is also a great cook. She has the gift of a mixed cultural background and thus the gift of a wide recipe index. I spent an entire morning in this sweet kitchen, photographing her tools, her spices and objects. She then taught me 2 recipes I will be sharing in the second part of this Kitchen Tour tomorrow. For now, here are my favorite things in Lina’s kitchen.
It all started with a delicious cup of coffee and fresh mini croissants.
In Lina’s kitchen you can find all kinds of spices, a snack bar, a breadmaker and all the flour in the world, and beautiful Picasso mirror coffee cups.
The detail to absolutely memorize is the beautiful kitchen top made from slate (Ardoise in french)
The object to dream about is this pastel yellow Kitchen Aid mixer
And here’s a preview of Lina’s Kitchen Tour Part II, tomorrow on Breadonbutter 🙂
Hoping to inspire you, always.
I just love opening that cupboard in the kitchen with all the meal and snack ideas. This cupboard is where I like to keep limited canned goods for when you’re in a meal hurry- I say limited because there are only a few canned things I like – drinks, healthy (and a few fatty) snacks, and some sauces.
Choosing carefully what to have in that cupboard can help you save a lot and constantly keep what you need at an easy reach.
So here are a few of the things I never let myself run out of:
– Tuna in water
– Some salad toppings like Palmito and Artichoke Hearts and Asparagus
– Cooked Beans
– Â Bamboo shoots for an Asian vegetable recipe
– Coconut milk in case you wish to add it to your Asian dish
Rice and Pasta:
– Plain white Basmati rice
– Brown Rice – a very healthy option
– Sushi sticky Rice
– Risotto Rice
– All kinds of tea
– Hot Chocolate
– Nespresso capsules
– Sesame Oil
– Soy Sauce
– Rice Vinegar – I strongly recommend this. It counts as 0 calories and brings a lot of flavor to your salads. You also need it to make sushi rice.
– Fish Sauce and Oyster Sauce. Adding one tablespoon of these sauces to your dish will make it a lot tastier.
– Rice Paper for fresh vegetable rolls (recipe soon)
– Sesame seeds
– Porcini Mushrooms (that you can also use in a nice risotto recipe)
– Tongorashi powder (to spice up your dishes or sushi)
– Tomato Sauce
– Worcestershire Sauce
– A jar of Nutella for “I don’t care about anything anymore” moments
– Dark Chocolate
– Pop Corn
– Salt & Vinegar Rice Crackers
– Chocolate Pasta I bought back in London at ‘Hotel Chocolat’ (I promise to share the recipe soon)
What’s in your pantry? Anything else you’d recommend? 🙂
All you need is 2 of them, the same nails and screw-connectors we used for the table (click here for more details), silicon glue and an actual mirror that you can have done at the same place where you had the glass table top done.
How to make it is a simple three-step procedure:
1) Nail both pallets together from both sides
2) Apply silicon glue on the pallets exactly where the mirror will be placed (you also want to measure the sides properly)
3) Place the mirror on the pallets while they’re still on the floor
Wait 24 hours for the glue and mirror to settle well before lifting the whole thing up and placing it against the wall.
After that, decorate it with light garlands of your choice (you can even use Christmas garlands), and place your shoes on the sides! The pictures below explain it all 🙂
For info on how to get wooden pallets as well as glass table tops and mirrors, you can send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll provide you with more details!
More pictures of the multi-purpose table 🙂
|When the Tree is the only light in the roomÂ|
Are you making your Christmas Tree this weekend?