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looking back … santa maria del camí 2021

My better half & I, staying in Mallorca for about a month in 2021, happened to be in Santa Maria del Camí on Sunday. Sunday is market-day. So we strolled along the market, a big market stretching from the Església Parroquial to Església y Convento de la Soledad – almost, the last part means walking along a small alleyway, one of these typical small, deserted streets in Mallorca’s villages. (As soon as 2 cars happen…

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savoury delights

baked vegetables & an open sandwich

This is the destiny of an open sandwich. On one side there is the bread, on the other side there is a crisp lettuce leave – both encapsulating the inner delicacies of baked vegetables, baked eggs, melted pecorino, crisp arugula in a soft yoghurt cream! At the beginning … … there was this open sandwich where the bread & the yoghurt cream & the arugula is barely visible … Just fold 1 or 2 large…

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looking back … zandvoort 2021

We are back from a fortnight trip to Zandvoort in the Netherlands. We stayed in an apartment in front of the beach, walked along the beach, enjoyed the sun & the sand & all the beach bars. (Yes – there are lots of beach bars allowing an extensive beach bar hopping all day long …) The sky was blue, the sun was blazing, the sand was fine & warm – almost as if walking along…

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goat’s cheese & tomatoes

A nice galette, a savory galette is a fast meal & may be eaten hot, warm or cold. I prefer it “warm”. Let’s start w/ the remarks of my better half: too much pastry, more tomatoes would have been better … ok: fine w/ me – next time I’ll roll out the pastry somewhat thinner, add more goat’s cheese & tomatoes.(… of course the original you read about here & now was fine & nothing…

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espresso ice cream – sweet & creamy!

Do you know affogato al caffé? It’s an Italian dessert: you put a small scoop of vanilla ice cream in a bowl & add freshly brewed hot espresso … Just enjoy – the mingling of espresso & vanilla ice cream is just great. So when thinking of the combination of summer/sun/heat & espresso/vanilla ice cream I decided to make home-made ice cream … An espresso ice cream … I started dreaming of espresso flavor combined…

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looking back … the art of lounging in rhodes 2021

All of you may have noticed by now that in 2021 my better half & I went to Rhodes … unfortunately only for a week! What did we plan to do? We planned to relax, to enjoy delicious food, to swim, to do some sightseeing … It is always difficult, especially when only on holidays for a week, to do all the things you plan – and normally you even dream about more. Furthermore all…

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just pasta savoury delights

simply fried noodles

There are lots of temptations when roaming my trusted food store: fried noodles ready for serving are everywhere – if deep frozen w/ vegetables & meat or shrimps (ready for the microwave), if in the fresh section (also ready for the microwave or the frying pan), if dried (ready for adding water and marching in a pan or pot … the instant way of noodles). Also you may get freshly prepared fried noodles from one…

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little cakes – type bundt

Once I happened to get a present: a small Bundt cake pan (∅ 18 cm). So I started baking little cakes. Little cakes are fine for 2 – 4 people for coffee, for dessert … I’m not talking about a real big Bundt cake that may lead up to 16 big slices! After having managed to define the proper amounts of the usual suspects (like butter, flour, sugar, eggs …) in order to achieve a…

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looking back … old town rhodes 2021

My better half & I went to Rhodes for a week – only a week. We stayed at a gorgeous resort on the east coast relaxing, swimming (in the pools – only gravel beaches), enjoying wine & cocktails & excellent Greek food. Of course we made a trip to Rhodes, the city … roaming Old Town Rhodes. Old Town Rhodes, a car-free area (concerning non-residents), surrounded by strong walls … Our navigation system tried to…

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lasagna filled w/ vegetables

A crispy piece of lasagna: it’s comfort food from the best! If you like your lasagna less crispy just take it our of the oven some minutes earlier … The mozzarella will be really chewy, however, all is fine under the mozzarella i. e. inside the lasagna! Although we need quite a lot of ingredients it’s a surprisingly easy & fast pasta dish. Let’s start w/ the vegetables … 1st step: preheat the oven to…

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alkmaar & cheese & 22 bridges

Last month when in Egmond aan Zee last we made a trip to Alkmaar, about 10 km from the coast. We took an express bus to city center of Alkmaar i. e. next to the Old Town with its many narrow alleyways and also narrow channels. (However, there are channels of any size all over Alkmaar – and Old Town has got its modern touches here and there!) Let’s start with the cheese market ……

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