vendredi 22 juillet 2016

Traditional Andalusian Gazpacho

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    I think there's no need to introduce the gazpacho, the traditional cold soup from the South of Spain made of tomatoes, cucumber, red pepper, onion, olive oil and stale bread. I love it very much and until last summer, I used to buy a carton at the supermarket - from time to time only because it's not very cheap - but since I tried it at home, I don't think I'm going to buy some anymore, because the liquid and red cold soup has just nothing to do with a good home made one. Plus, the pasteurization of cold soups and juices kills a good part of the nutrients of the veggies and fruit.

   The real color is light red orange, if it's bright red, you know it's not home made! Something good to know if you order one at a restaurant... The home made gazpacho is much more full of flavors and less liquid, so more satiating. Be careful to balance the seasoning and not put too much garlic or it could just ruin your dish.

mardi 19 juillet 2016

Ginger lemonade

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    I had the occasion to taste a delicious home made ginger lemonade in a little restaurant in Paris a few weeks ago and it was so good that I told myself I would have to make one myself at home soon because I'm a big fan of ginger! If there is some in a dish, a dessert or a drink, I'll choose this one for sure, this is one of my favorite or maybe even my favorite spice.