There I am, without inspiration. Waiting for the magic to happen. After quite a long hiatus, I wanted to become back at blog writing. But what recipe? What story? I had no idea. Only a vague plan to make Grilled Cheese with Fermented Chard Stalks for lunch later that day.
I wanted to become a good cook and therefore never became a vegetarian. It’s not that I couldn’t miss meat. No, at that time, I actually ate vegetarian meals more often than I ate a meat based meal. Actually, I would have loved this Roasted beet risotto with goat cheese and walnuts.
Put in the corner. And a bit ashamed about that. That’s how I felt.
But I didn’t grumble long about it. Took it as a lesson and celebrated my new knowledge with this recipe for In paper steamed Halibut with watercress sauce.
Living in a new country is all about adapting. To a new language, a new culture, new dining out habits … well a new way of live. New food as well, as we didn’t have Meyer lemons in the Netherlands although there is something Dutch about them!
I used them in this Roasted beets with Meyer lemon honey glaze and I would love to eat it again tonight! Really.
It felt a bit like ‘cooking by color’, when I got inspired by red beets and onions laying closely together. They ended up even more united, in this Millet salad with beets, roasted red onion, feta cheese and serrano ham.