Feest

Feest (means "party" in Dutch language). This blog is all about the world we live in, Food, Feasting and other Random Freakin Fabulous Funtage.

I recently set myself a challenge that will see me cook every single recipe from one of the many cookbooks I own. To keep it fun and economical I choose the recipes from the book "Homemade" at random.

Depending on what I have in my larder or what is being delivered in the organic box scheme, I aim for a new recipe every other day.

If you like to challenge me on my journey please suggest your recipe from the book and I will post you the results. I hope you enjoy my blog and temporary topic deviation.

Recipe #186 - Forest Fruits and Champagne Delight

The birthday girl said she might come back! She really liked this. I did omit the marzipan casing on this occasion.

Recipe 185 - Champagne Cream

Ooh baby… I feel like this cream tastes better with you! IT TASTES AMAZING. This sponge will be topped up with forest fruits a serve as a birthday cake for our lovely Manon.

Recipe 185 - Champagne Cream

Ooh baby… I feel like this cream tastes better with you! IT TASTES AMAZING. This sponge will be topped up with forest fruits a serve as a birthday cake for our lovely Manon.

Recipe #184 - Sponge cake

I made this butter less sponge cake in preparation for Manon’s birthday celebrations tomorrow. It’s quite a faff and takes a lot of elbow grease. Worse still my electric whisk broke in the middle if this! I cannot report on the flavour just yet as I will serve this with champagne cream and forest fruits harvested from our allotment and garden. So what this space!

Recipe #184 - Sponge cake

I made this butter less sponge cake in preparation for Manon’s birthday celebrations tomorrow. It’s quite a faff and takes a lot of elbow grease. Worse still my electric whisk broke in the middle if this! I cannot report on the flavour just yet as I will serve this with champagne cream and forest fruits harvested from our allotment and garden. So what this space!

Recipe #183 - Turkish Pogaca

I had some time only hands so made these though god only knows what to eat with them?! They do taste lovely and buttery ….

Recipe #182 - Raspberry Clafoutis

What I love above all is cooking with ingredients that we grew ourselves. This recipe benefits massively from the fact that this year our crop of raspberries was not only plentiful but also gave us some ginormous fruits. Easy to make is this little mixture though I was worried that my glasses might snap. Alas luck was with me and turned out more than ok. Will serve this as dessert for to lovely Lola who is coming to meet the cats and rabbit.

Recipe #182 - Raspberry Clafoutis

What I love above all is cooking with ingredients that we grew ourselves. This recipe benefits massively from the fact that this year our crop of raspberries was not only plentiful but also gave us some ginormous fruits. Easy to make is this little mixture though I was worried that my glasses might snap. Alas luck was with me and turned out more than ok. Will serve this as dessert for to lovely Lola who is coming to meet the cats and rabbit.

Recipe #181- Vegetable Terrine

I must be honest I hadn’t really fancied making this recipe and the method for preparation similarly left me cold. But and I say this not lightly it was the freshest tasting dish I have eaten in a while. This would make a really good vegetarian dish at a dinner party and the cottage cheese is in my opinion not necessary to complete the dish, thus making this a pretty perfect vegan option too. You can find the recipe on page 165 of Homemade by Yvette van Boven.

Recipe #180 - Sage & Lemon Tea

Another milestone reached and I am drawing nearer to the end of my challenge to make every recipe from Homemade. This is SO refreshing and very delightful. What’s even better is that the 2 main ingredients are home produced too. If you would like to make it it’s very easy; combine 15 gr of fresh sage with zest of half a lemon and 1 generous spoon of honey among 1 litre of boiling water.

Recipe #180 - Sage & Lemon Tea

Another milestone reached and I am drawing nearer to the end of my challenge to make every recipe from Homemade. This is SO refreshing and very delightful. What’s even better is that the 2 main ingredients are home produced too. If you would like to make it it’s very easy; combine 15 gr of fresh sage with zest of half a lemon and 1 generous spoon of honey among 1 litre of boiling water.

Recipe #179 - Oeuf Cocotte: Fried Mushrooms, spring onions and parsley

How many eggs can one make to perfect the most desirable baked egg? I used some dried Cêpes I brought back from France for this version. I also particularly enjoyed showing of my new tea cloth I purchased in bradgate park this weekend. Oh deer, what will my dinners make of it all?

Recipe #179 - Oeuf Cocotte: Fried Mushrooms, spring onions and parsley

How many eggs can one make to perfect the most desirable baked egg? I used some dried CĂȘpes I brought back from France for this version. I also particularly enjoyed showing of my new tea cloth I purchased in bradgate park this weekend. Oh deer, what will my dinners make of it all?

Recipe #178 - Oeuf Cocotte with soft goats cheese

I have never been a lover of baked eggs but the lovely Jean Marc devoured his. I served this with potatoes and beans in salt jacket from the oven as well as a watercress salad which had a dried dragon fly on it. This kind of put me off a little more, but hey the pictures look great, don’t you think?

Recipe #176 - Smoothie (for increased energy) and Recipe #177- Blackberry, Raspberry & Basil Jam

Well…. That made for a civilized start of the day! Breakfast outside on our patio with two delicious recipes made out of ingredients grown on our allotment, including the honey. Out dream of self sufficiency might not be as far away as we think!

Both recipes are pretty divine actually and whilst the jam might sound a tinge eccentric in its ingredients; the basil gives the jam an almost licorice like hint in the background. V. Nice and one I will make again.

The smoothie is super easy. Just blend ice, honey, banana and raspberries and you are sorted.

Have a great day all!