Sweet but not overly sugary, comforting, filling, great for sharing and super easy to make.

We bring you one of our favourite puddings, hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Leek Tart. Sorry we have been so bad at updating, been terribly busy finishing our degree and the cooking has been slightly put to the side. However we did have some time to make yummy things. We made this recipe a couple of months ago during slightly colder months. Have initially tried this whilst being in Rotterdam the recipe was given to us since being back in Bristol. Though having never made it before it turned out to be quite easy and the result was very tasty! Enjoy it on its own or together with a salad. 

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Lentil & Carrot soup. 

A yummy recipe for cold autumn evenings. This recipe serves quite a few people, which we didn’t realise when making it. So either invite a lot of people along or be prepared to have some leftovers. It tastes really nice with some tasty warm bread on the side (we popped ours in the toaster just before eating). Forgot to add salt & pepper to the recipe, but both of them were used quite generously to give the soup a bit more taste. Don’t be afraid to have quite a bit of chilli and cummin too, it gives it more taste. Hope you will enjoy it as much as we did! 

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This has without doubt always been a comfort food for me. To remind myself what the exact ingredients were I looked up a simple BBC food recipe; however, one of the twists I added this time was to use wholemeal flour which didn’t change the taste a great deal but gave the bread a nice, slightly different texture.

Also, I highly recommend adding a few chopped walnuts to the mix. They give a wonderful extra crunch to the whole. 

To serve plain - with a cuppa - or with some butter; and if you’re feeling really peckish, slap some nutella on there and I guarantee you’ll be making this recipe many more times to come!

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Mushroom pasta with cream. A yummy recipe that was enjoyed on a cold autumn evening. It is a quick & easy recipe, especially if you use fresh pasta as we did. When adding the cream to the mushroom, remember not to overcook it, as it can be a bit too dry. Enjoy!

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Grilled Aubergine. A really tasty starter or side dish. A suggestion to make it even better is to drain the aubergine first. You do so by salting them and putting them on a paper towel. A few minutes later it is drained slightly. It is also good to pre-grill the aubergine a few minutes slices before putting the toppings on them. Enjoy!

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The original recipe Fanny sent me was for Stuffed Tomatoes, but as I was unable to find any beef tomatoes - or any other sort big enough to stuff - we agreed that peppers could be used instead. 

Peppers worked just as well and I used all the same ingredients (minus the veg stock), although the baking time had to be extended to 25 - 30 minutes. Once ready, I had mine with a simple iceberg lettuce salad and my favourite Rivita crackers to scoop up the sauce once I dug into the pepper. Super easy & quick to make, I recommend giving it a try!

- M

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Baking bread is always something I enjoy making. Sadly it doesn’t happen to often but as I am now back home in Stockholm, Sweden and it was a rainy afternoon I decided it to be a good idea to make one. This is one of the easiest breads to make as you don’t need any yeast but simple bicarbonate of soda instead, which means that it doesn’t need to rise and it is really quick to make. The ingredients on the picture are all from a Swedish supermarket but the instruction image have all the English equivalences so you should be able to make it yourself too. Hope you will enjoy it!

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Summer pasta salad. Since our last post we have now both changed location. I am back in England & Bristol and Myrna is lucky enough to spend a month of her summer in her home country Italy. This is a recipe she sent me after her first week there, a great summer recipe that can be enjoyed both as dinner & lunch (something I experienced as it is also delicious the day after but then cold). It is even nicer if you eat it together with a green salad. I ate it together with some fresh baby spinach, some more tomatoes & beetroot. Really tasty! I hope you will think the same. 

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I have during my stay in Rotterdam been to three different food markets in the city. These three are all regular ones organised at least once a week. Being a food lover it is a great experience wondering the markets, discovering food I haven’t seen or eaten before. One of my discoveries is to buy fresh mint (really cheap here) and use it for tea. You simply boil some water and pour it on top. Today I bought some nice fruit, including Dutch strawberries. Yum!

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We are Myrna & Fanny, two graphic design students interested in food. This term Fanny is on an exchange in Rotterdam so we decided to exchange recipes while she is away. This is the blog of our exchanging recipes and the results of the other person making them. We hope that it will inspire you to try and make them too.

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