Aubergine w. capers dressing

Aubergine, or eggplant, is a vegetable that we really enjoy having and I think the meaty texture of it makes it fun to work with. For this dish, I was just inspired by the color green! Leek, capers and fresh parsley together with dijon mustard for some sparkly taste..

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Aubergine pan coming out of the oven.

Find the recipe for the dressing below!

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All the main ingredients for the dish.

The aubergine was simply cut into staves adding chopped leek and squeezed garlic on top and seasoned with salt and pepper. Before going into the oven at about 175°C some melted lard was poured over.

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Aubergine pan covered with leek and garlic before going into the oven.

Capers and parsley dressing

Ingredients used:

  • Capers
  • Dijon mustard
  • Fresh parsley
  • Salt & pepper
  • Olive oil

How to:

Chop the parsley and add the rest of the ingredients to taste.

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Capers and fresh parsley dressing with dijon mustard.

The dressing complemented the soft aubergine very good and was making the dish very interesting. A piece of pork loin and avocado was served with it, but I would say almost any protein would work very well to it.

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Dinner with aubergine and dressing on top.

Happy cooking,

Cecilia & Magnus

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Venison patties with capers

We found a piece of minced venison meat in the freezer and decided to make some patties out of it. Always a good idea!

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Venison patties with capers mix on top.

They was served on green salad, oven roasted onion and carrot and topped with feta cheese and a tasty mix with capers! Use the larger variant of capers, so much tastier. We have even found an organic one that only is stored in a salt liquid without any conservatives or stuff like that.

Summer mix with capers

  • 1/2 dl capers
  • 1/2 dl chopped onion
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • Fresh parsley
  • White vinegar flavored with elder blossom
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Mix all the ingredients together!

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Lovely minced meat with fat.

The patties was only seasoned with fresh thyme, salt and pepper before hitting the cast iron pan.

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Food is served.

Drink your Kombucha to it and enjoy as a lunch or dinner. This was our Saturday lunch!

Happy eating,

Cecilia & Magnus

Planting some herbs

Even though we live in an apartment without the possibility to grow a lot, it’s not an excuse to not grow anything at all! As mentioned before, we have salads and tomato plants at our balcony. Getting our hands on a number of clay pots on a second hand site, it was time to plant som herbs to have in the kitchen as well!

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Planting some tasty basil.

It’s so delicious and so nutritious to have fresh herbs available, but unfortunately we find it a bit difficult to keep them alive… Any tips? This time we went to the garden centre to buy the plants instead of the supermarket that we have tried before. Hopefully, that will make a difference.

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Our avocado plant and some new, fresh herbs.

We bought rosemary, basil and parsley. At the same time, our avocado plant got to move to a larger pot. The two small pots contain seeds of pot marigolds, that aren’t only pretty but also edible.

Apart from the eatable aspect of growing food one important aspect is also the physical and mental health benefits that comes with the handling of dirt with your hands. Some beneficial dirt bacterias are always nice and it’s truly meditative to care for your plants.

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Neo tries to help.

Happy growing,

Cecilia & Magnus