Sunday, 18 December 2016


For 4 her, for me, and for two others:

- 2 kg of beef
- butter
- salt & pepper
- mustard
- 1 onion and 1 garlic clove
- 4 dl red wine
- tomato purée 
- gingerbread spice (preferably German Lebkuchengewürz) - or just a piece of gingerbread (Lebkuchen)

Season all sides of the meat with a fair amount of mustard, salt and pepper, Then brown it on both sides in hot butter. Add the chopped onion and the garlic and fry everything for another minute. Add the tomato purée and deglaze it with the red wine. Put everything into a heavy pot, cover it, and braise for about 2 hrs. 
When finished, take out the meat and prepare the sauce. Add the "Lebkuchengewürz" and a bit of beef stock to the sauce and blend it. Then cut the meat into slices and put it back into the sauce. Add more butter if needed.

For the German Rotkohl (red cabbage):

Grate the red cabbage. Heat some butter in a sauce pan and add 1 chopped onion and 2 chopped apples. Then add the cabbage and season it with some salt and pepper, sugar, vinegar, cloves, juniper berries and 2 or 3 bay leaves (if you put them into a tea bag, it's easier to take them out again).  Add a bit of water and let it simmer. Pay attention not to burn it! When the liquid is gone, add more water. Cook for 1,5 hrs.

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Guten Appetit!

Cod in Green pil-pil| Simply pil-pil with a touch of matcha tea

For her and for me (two persons)

- 350-400 gr. fresh or desalted cod (filet) 
- olive oil 
- 2 garlic cloves 
- 2 small red chili peppers
- salt and black pepper 

Salt and pepper the cod. Pre-heat a frying pan with a generous amount of olive oil (must be enough to cover half of the cod filet. When the oil is hot, fry the garlic cloves (must turn brown) and the chili peppers. Take them out of the frying pan when ready (you will use them again when presenting the plate), and let the oil cool down. 

After about 10 min., add the cod to the frying pan and let it cook at a medium-low temperature (the filet should be cooked, not fried). The cod will start exuding the fat (a kind of white gelatine that will float on the oil). When it starts to simmer, turn the heat a bit lower. Cook both sides (5-10 min. per side). Then take the cod filets out and let the oil cool down. 
Now comes the tricky part: After 5 min., make an emulsion of the cod gelatine and the oil by whisking both ingredients together with a strainer. It's going to take a bit, so be patient. Add some matcha tea powder and continue whisking. Serve it on top of a slice of baguette as shown in the picture.

Qué aproveche!

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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Italy meets Japan | Tagliatelle frutti di mare

 For her and for me (2 persons)

      -       300 gr baby clams
      -       2x mini calamari (whole)
      -       2x scallops
      -       150 gr prawns
      -       400 gr fresh tagliatelle
      -       2 dl sake | 1 tequila shot
      -       1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
      -       1 tbsp Japanese herbs
      -       pepper | salt| garlic
      -       olive and sesame oil

 Put olive oil and just a tiny bit of sesame oil into a frying pan. Fry the chopped garlic and when golden, add the baby clams, the   sake, the cayenne pepper, the pepper and the salt (a pinch). Cover  it. In the meantime, cook the tagliatelle (must be al dente). When all the scallops have opened, add the mini calamari (already cleaned and cut in slices) and the prawns. Flambé the mix with the tequila shot. Grill the scallops and present it as shown in the picture.

 Qué aproveche!

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Great Again

America, they’ve given you all and now they’re nothing.
America, it’s been a long time since Ginsberg. Now the Cold War is over.
America, is it over?
I’m afraid these “damn bad Russians” are still out there.
Well, I think it’s time to play Risk again. I want Syria.

America, social democracy, socialism, communism… What’s even the difference?
America, their only purpose is to take down your Home Shopping Network.
Don’t let them.
You still have six hundred ‘Fat Men’ pointing all over the planet to protect you, us… who?

America, have you seen the condition of your sidewalks and roads?  
The electricity lines hanging off those old wooden poles?
Don’t you notice the physical and mental degradation of your homeless ghosts?
America, isn’t it crazy the amount of hours your folks spend at work?
America, why aren’t you shining anymore?

America, type two diabetes, obesity and hypertension.
America, chicken wings $0.75 each?
And the wonder pills announced an advertisement after the chicken wings are chronifying your life,
and the law firm announced an advertisement after the wonder pills
is taking profit of its side effects,
America, is this your dream?

America, thanks for civil rights, Martin Luther King Jr., Harvard, Hemingway, and Harper Lee;
thanks for taking care of Tesla and Einstein;
America, thanks for Tarantino!
Now, where are the civil rights of the people that lie dying in your streets?
America, your blacks are being legally killed,
your women getting raped on your campuses —keep an eye on those Mexicans—,
Hemingway and Harper Lee are dead,
your six hundred “Fat Men” bother me,
and Tarantino: The Hateful Eight…

America, “fight crime, buy a gun”?
Stop shooting. You shoot ‘cause you are afraid.
America, do you really need to be chronically scared?
America, I am afraid your fear scares me and I am therefore afraid.
America, is global unprivacy a way to safety?
America, drone politics isn’t the lesser of two evils, it’s crime!
America, I’ve already seen your soldiers, now please show me your real men,
those who stare at goats; I want to be a Jedi!
America, world peace and bombs are antonyms.

America, your stars and starlets shouldn’t be the moral authority for equality, tolerance and feminism,
these are mundane problems and stars belong to heaven.
America, sexism, racism, despotism, and lack of ethics and aesthetics won’t make your great again.
Oh, I miss you Bernie!
America, the wall is already built.
America, stop telling me I’m a utopian every time I argue with you!
Don’t camouflage your lack of justice with my lack of realism.

America and these damn bad rapist Mexicans.
You better grab them by the pussy…
Show them how real men respect women!
America, he is now your president.

Oh… I am not tipping your waitresses, and I am not sorry.
I don’t support prostitution of any kind, including kindness.
“Tip credit” counting as part of the Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25/hour is the problem.
Why did the Mayflower have to be full of Puritans?
America, don’t justify poverty.

California, why don’t you secede?
You might then colonize the Wild East.
Canada, you should build a wall.
Europe, you won’t be raped by Zeus anymore.
Europe, Zeus is no longer a bull, but an orange pussy grabber.