Flores de cabaciña con bechamel de champiñóns / Zucchini flowers with mushrooms bechamel

Flores de cabaciña con bechamel de champiñóns

Se nunca volo dixen, xa tardaba, mais un dos grandes praceres da vida para min é ir á horta e observar. Si, xa sei que tamén hai que traballar, que tamén, mais gústame moito dar un paseo arredor dos produtos e pensar algunha receita que facer con eles segundo os estou vendo. Non me dá xeito collelos, traelos para a casa, e despois pensar, máis que nada porque moitas veces, acaban pola cociña sen saber moi ben que facer con eles. Gústame observalos no seu estado natural e deixarme inspirar polas súas formas e cores. E onte, estando na horta, vin o fermosas que estaban as flores das cabaciñas e tíveno claro, algo tiña que facer con elas. É moi importante que cando as collades, a cabaciña xa teña un tamaño xeitoso, e así non impediremos o seu crecemento aínda que lle roubemos a flor. Da outra vez, fíxenas con xamón e queixo, mais tiña gana de facelas con algo máis cremoso para contrastar coa textura crocante que lles queda ao fritilas. Así, as puntas quedan moi crocantes e segundo imos mordendo, vanse volvendo moi cremosas e aínda máis sabedeiras. Para min é un pracer cociñar con estes produtos, e é unha das actividades que maior satisfacción me dan. E sen máis historias, imos aló! Continue reading “Flores de cabaciña con bechamel de champiñóns / Zucchini flowers with mushrooms bechamel”

Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Tuesday!

Shrove Tuesday is a special day during the Carnival season which comes immediately before Ash Wednesday, and it is also known as Pancake day because it is common for people to prepare and eat pancakes on this day. But why pancakes? As we all may know, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, a period in which some ingredients of our daily life were to be reduced, or even banished from our diets. This is why it was (and is) quite frequent for people to eat more during the Carnival holidays, as Lent was a period of fasting. The word shrove comes from the verb shrive, meaning the absolution of people’s sins, something very important before starting Lent. So, Shrove Tuesday became the last day in which people could use ingredients such as fats or eggs. And pancakes were the perfect dish to have them all at once! Apart from being a quick and simple recipe everybody could do at home and surely enjoy! That is why I decided to put in a single post all the different pancakes recipes together for you to have them always on hand. Let’s go! Continue reading “Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Tuesday”

Vacacións! / Holidays!

Vacacións!

Vacacións

Despois dun ano e pico poñendo receitas sen descanso, toca vacacións! Durante uns días non haberá receitas novas, pero estade atentos a facebook e twitter, a ver por onde andan as kukinhas e que lambonadas e pratos proban 😉 Ata pronto!

Holidays!

After more than a year writing recipes every week, it’s holidays time! For some days, there won’t be new recipes, but don’t forget to take a look at the twitter and facebook accounts and see where those cute kukinhas are and what they eat 😉 See you soon!