Why pistachios & pistachio ice cream are green(ish)

Ever seen and eaten a bright green pistachio ice cream which didn’t taste like pistachio at all? I surely have. Ever tried making pistachio ice cream and had it turn out brownish instead of the nice bright green ice cream? Again, I surely have. I’ve seen pistachio ice creams varying from …

Almond paste recipe – A seasonal bread: Kerststol

Updated: 26-December-2016 There are foods you only eat in certain times of the year. Brussel sprouts are typically a winter vegetable, whereas I link strawberries to summer. Another one of these is almond paste and breads filled with almond paste (in the Netherlands these are called ‘stol’ and I believe …

Respiration of fruits and vegetables

After harvest, fruits and vegetables continue to ‘live’. The respiration of fruits and vegetables keeps on going until all suplies have been depleted. For keeping fruits and vegetables fresh it is essential that you try to keep respiration going on for long as possible. That why, in this post we’ll be …

Food hack – a great simple trick to chop nuts

Today’s not going to be a long post evaluating the deep science of food and food production, instead, it’s a really simple trick for chopping nuts that I discovered a little while ago when making a raisin and hazelnut bread (unfortunately, I forgot to make photos…). Recipes often call for …

Roasting Walnuts – The what, why and when

Updated: 9-Oct-2016 One of my favorite lunches is a freshly baked slice of bread drizzled with a little honey, covered with goat’s cheese and a few slices of cucumber. And, last, but not least, some freshly roasted walnuts on top. Perfecto! There are also a lot of other recipes (mostly …