31 Oct 2014

not a childhood pleasure...

When you are a child and it comes to vegetables it seems quite hard for parents to plant the seed of enthusiasm in us for them. I am pretty sure that the most of us have a vegetable that we do not like very much.
For me it is fennel. What is quite funny although I do not  like it very much I think fennel has to go into some dishes to make them a great experience.
But I don't want to talk about fennel.
Because I think there is another vegetable which is more famous of being disliked in our childhood. Probably it has something to do with that strong earthy taste. 
When I was young ... (I love this beginning of a sentence) we mostly got them in school camps. Sometimes on daily base. They coming in jars and the people just strain them and making a kind of salad by adding some salt, pepper, vinegar and oil. And even today people buying those jars of soft cooked and sliced beetroot.

They are really easy to prepare. So there is no reason to buy them precooked.
Surprise, surprise the beetroot has a relative which comes with white and yellow flesh. You find the yellow beetroot mostly on  the markets. You prepare them in the same way as the beetroot.
You wondering why I am telling you all this stuff of a vegetable which you and your whole family do not like. Because I know the secret to make any kind of beetroot famous for your family.

The following dish you need
Beetroot                             500 g
Sugar                                 100 g
Water                               1000 ml
Rose water                             2 tsp
Juice and zests of lime             2 nos

Peel the beetroot, chop in to small cubes in a pot. Add the other ingredients and boil until the beetroot is soft. Do not blend the roots.
Strain the stock into a container which you can keep in the freezer and when the stock is cold keep it there. After an hour you should stir the juice with a whisk and repeat the procedure occasionally to get the cristal crunchy structure.
What you get then is Beetroot Granité.
Many thanks to the lovely Ewelina Bubanja from HOLISTIC YOGA BERLIN who was so kind to spend her talents as a photographer to the beetroot project.



27 Oct 2014

picture book...

Oops. Time is running fast.

After such a long break of posting you are thinking what had happened during the last days and month. Sitting in front of your desk you might say: "Nothing special. Just the normal life."
But also the normal life is a big adventure when it comes to remember what you have done in the past. Thinking of the these little things which made you happy or sad, laughing or cry are the exciting moments you are living for.
Your normal stuff could be something extraordinary for somebody else.

Our days have been filled with blue skies and flowers and with food, like always. No matter if that means to marinate some figs, having a salad for lunch or finding the right tomatoes for dinner. And not to forget it also has been filled with art. Thanks to my lovely wife who is dragging me to exhibitions. And thanks to the dog who is always waiting patiently until she can goes to the wood.

You see, just normal things.
But I do not want to miss them, these exciting moments I can share with somebody.  

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