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Monthly archives: June, 2017

Product Review: Garlic Grinder

So I got myself this new little Garlic-Grinding-Machine-Application-Thingy. Works absolutely great! I like garlic a lot and this really comes in very handy, since it makes cool minced garlic in no time, is easy to use and easy to clean. No mess, no smelly hands and almost no work.


Kitchen Conversions

This is the kitchen cheat sheet that I often use. Since I’m used to the metric system this comes in handy for me. I don’t know anymore where I got this from.


My standard meat curing formula (Recipe)

So here’s my standard recipe for curing meat that I mostly use. It can be adjusted to personal needs in terms of herbs and spices, but I strongly recommend to stick to the directions concerning the curing salt.

Recipe (per kg of meat):
30-40 g curing salt (rule of thumb: 3-4%)
10 g brown sugar
1 tsp. freshly and coarsely ground black pepper
1 tsp. dried rosemary


Curing meat (no smoking)

I cured a nice piece of pork with salt and herbs over the last 4 days. Now it hangs in the fridge to age for another 3-4 weeks until it has lost about 35% of its weight (current weight at start is 480g so the goal is about 310g). It’s nicely wrapped in cheesecloth and tied up neatly. I’m curious!

And, oh my god, I’ve got to clean that fridge. (It’s funny how there’s things that you never really take notice of until you take a photo of them…)


First potato harvest

This is the first harvest of my bucket-grown own potatoes! Man, I’m proud! O.K., in the cold light of day they’re sorry little fuckers but they have grown on my own terrace and they prove that it works!


Chinese Chili Oil (Recipe)

I made asian/chinese (whatever) chili oil for cooking again – simple, fast and tasty, and the smell fills the whole kitchen… mhhh…


How to reasonably load your fridge

Found an intersting article in the german Newspaper Die Welt on how to reasonably store your goods in your refrigerator according to the different temperature zones. I’ve taken the liberty of translating it.


Very delicious Takoyaki (Recipe)

Finally had the time to make my first homemade takoyaki trying out my recently made makeshift apparatus. I recommend this strongly to everyone who likes japanese food! They’re multo delicioso!


Chinese salt and pepper chicken (Recipe)

Very very yummy! Another one that I really wanted to try for some time now, I made it with garlicky, buttery beans as a side dish. It’s easy enough to make even on a workday evening and I think it would also go well with rice or any other greens that you like.


Takoyaki welding project

I had Takoyaki some days ago, and I absolutely loved them. Naturally, I want to try to make them by myself, but unfortunately there are virtually no takoyaki pans available for induction stoves 🙁 .


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