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Rose infused vinegar

8 Jul

You probably saw that I’m currently on holiday on instagram. I’m having the time of my life so far: eating well, exploring nature and learning new things (I’m currently into wild herbs and flowers and what you can do with them). This brings me to today’s post. I never forget you – even if I’m on holiday. Don’t worry. How could I?! I love to take you along! But before I show you pictures of where I’ve been and what I’ve done, I love to share a very easy recipe for rose infused vinegar with you.

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All you need is:
– 2 handfuls of rose pedals
– 1 litre white wine vinegar

Put the rose pedals in bottles and top it off with vinegar.

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Let it infuse for 2 weeks somewhere bright and shiny and sieve it into sealable bottles.

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The rose pedals come from my moms garden and some of the tiny flowers looked like hearts. Aren’t they the cutest?

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I already made a salad with this vineagar and it’s really good. The rose flavor is not overpowering but gives a nice depth and slight sophisticated flavor to the salad.

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Now after the strawberry vinegar this is my second endeavor in making vinegar and I love it! It’s so easy and quick and makes every salad (and in the hot months I eat lots of those) a special twist.

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Try it yourself! It also makes a perfect gift for every foodie.

Now. Carry on!

Cheesy fruit salads.

16 Aug

You probably wonder what the title of this post means. It’s a play on words and once you’ve looked over the images and text you’ll see how unbelievable appropriate and considerate this pun is. Cheese. Fruit. Salad. It’s everything here.

You might be shocked that this weeks food posting is not a dessert or cake or something similar. It’s still a little sweet (don’t worry) but also sour and salty and perfect for the hot summer days that we still have. It’s actually almost everything I eat at the moment. Fruit in a salad with cheese. Does it get better than this?! Here are my 3 favourite salads for summer:

1. The peach rucola caprese salad

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This salad is inspired by a work colleague who once made this and key are to choose the best ingredients possible (as to every meal).

All you need is:
– peach
– rucola
– mozzarrella di buffala
– tomatoes

As dressing I chose a simple balsamic vinegar, olive oil, pepper and salt vinaigrette.

2. The watermelon goat cheese salad

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This combination got inspired by an instagram picture by Anna. I know the trick of adding a little salt to a watermelon to get some extra flavour (ever heard of that?) but I just never thought about putting it into a salad. All those years of missing out!

All you need is:
– mixed salad
– watermelon
feta cheese (or other goat cheese)

For the dressing I used passion fruit vinegar (if you don’t have this, you can just add some real passion fruit and white wine vinegar), olive oil, salt and pepper.

3. The bean apple blue cheese salad

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This is my own invention if anything. Those are just 3 things that I like but them all together and tadaaaa!

All you need is:
– green beans (cooked)
– apple
– blue cheese

For the dressing:
– 1/2 tsp honey
– 1/2 tsp mustard
– 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
– 2 Tbsp olive oil
– salt, pepper

Mix the dressing well and pour it over the ready made salad. I like to make it while the green beans are still hot and add the apple and blue cheese afterwards for a more intense flavour. What I also like is adding some walnuts.

Which salad is your favourite?

Now. Carry on!

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