Why make Sourdough at home? Have you ever thought – why make sourdough at home? Have you ever tried to make it? I was one of those people who started baking bread like crazy due to the pandemic, because I actually didn’t go out of my house for three months. I’m not kidding. Not even […]
September is here, finally some rain has come, and we can be excited about the mushroom season getting in full bloom! So the fall porcini are on the table! You may also know these fantastic mushrooms as ceps or Boletus edulis. I don’t know about you, but I have always loved mushrooms. But I must […]
These late summer months are perfect to start canning some foods. Why do it yourself? Because you know you will buy excellent fresh produce, or maybe you will have even grown it yourself! You will make it as you like it best and most importantly, you won’t overdo on salt or sugar, as most shop […]
Today the media is full of information about carbs, whether to eat them or not, but from everything that I read, I get the sense that most people don’t really understand what carbohydrates really are. Why are most things you think about carbs wrong? Firstly, carbohydrates are the main and most important source of energy […]
Still nowadays we have the preconception that plants are not fully satisfying as foods. We never say – oh, I’m craving a chickpea stew, right? It will be more likely we hear – oh, how I crave that hamburger. Or pizza.
Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world, and there are many opinions you can read whether it is healthy or not, but there are some pretty good news based on scientific research for people like us, who really love the magic of coffee. The latest researches not only state that coffee […]
Easy fermenting at home or… how to conserve veggies the old traditional way before there was refrigeration
I live about 40 km outside of the city of Barcelona just next to the national park of Garraf. It is an urbanised area, but there is no town here, and it is quite hilly so I really do need to take the car every time I want to go into town to buy something. […]
Ok, so this is something I have been meaning to write about at some point, but since we are all at home now staying safe and keeping everyone else (!) safe, it is the perfect time to bake bread, focaccia, pizza or any other similar things. This is the best way to have fresh good […]
Fermentation and fermented products, like sourdough bread, yoghurt, kimchi, sauerkraut have become quite fashionable in the past years for their ability to improve the health of our gut microbiota, but this kind of preparation is nothing new really, even if it is a new diet and gastronomy fad today. I have been eating fermented pickles […]
Two very much loved beverages, but usually people prefer one or the other. One is supposed to be super healthy, whereas the other one hasn’t had such excellent health fame until just recently.