2013/09/27

Homemade paneer (with recipe)









For years I have been loving paneer (especially palak paneer) and for some reason I never thought about making it at home, until last week when I googled how to make it. It turned out to be super simple! You only need milk and lemon. Have a look here to learn how to make it.

So, the other night (hence the lamplight photos) Johan and I decided to try to make a stew palak paneer style since we both love soup and stews, and didn't have time to make rice as our stomachs already were empty. I hope I've remembered all ingredients we used, we pretty much put whatever we thought would fit as we went along.

Palak paneer style stew (serves 4)

You need:
Paneer (we used 2 liters of milk)
(you can fry it before or put it in the soup as it is) (use tofu if you want a vegan version)
2 large onions or 4-5 small onions
butter or oil to fry the onion in
4 garlic cloves
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tbsp ground ginger
2 tbsp garam masala
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp curry powder
as much fresh chili as you like
thumbsized fresh ginger
2-3 tbsp tomato puree
3 fresh tomatoes
600 grams fresh spinach
3-5 deciliter water depending on how soupy you want your stew
2 deciliter cream (regular or vegan version)
salt & pepper
fresh coriander/cilantro

We did like this:
Chop the onions and let them simmer in butter/oil on low temperature while you prepare the spices. Put everything into a bowl; chopped garlic, ground coriander, ground ginger, garam masala, cumin, curry powder, chopped fresh chili, chopped fresh ginger, tomato puree. When the onions are softer, pour some of the water on it and throw in the stuff from the bowl and stir until it's kind of a paste. Let it simmer for a couple of minutes. Chop the tomatoes and the spinach and put them into the pot as well, together with the rest of the water. Let it all simmer for 5-8 minutes. Throw in the paneer and cream and heat it up. Add salt and pepper. Put it in bowls and top with fresh coriander/cilantro. Serve it as it is or together with rice or bread or papadum or all of it.
Enjoy!

2013/09/26

Cemetery walk

















2013/09/25

Brunch in Berlin













On Sunday morning Johan and I placed our butts outside Louise Chérie and had a delicious brunch. We ended up sitting there for a long time chatting and fighting with wasps.

2013/09/24

Pumpkin soup season (with recipe)















I had never done anything with pumpkin before, so last weekend it was time to do so! Johan was sick and what could be better than a soup?

Pumpkin Coconut Soup (serves 4)

You need:
1.3 kilos pumpkin (I used hokkaido)
1 liter water (with a suitable amount of vegetable bouillon powder)
2 onions (chopped)
3-4 garlic cloves (chopped)
butter/oil to fry onions and garlic cloves
as much fresh chili as you like
400 ml coconut milk
juice from 1 pressed lime
fresh coriander/cilantro
salt & pepper

I did like this:
Peel the pumpkin (not necessary if it's hokkaido pumpkin), remove the stuff inside (the thready stuff and the seeds), chop it into cubes, approx 2x2cm. Fry the onions and garlic cloves in the butter/oil until softened - don't let them get burned. Pour water over the onions and garlic cloves and add the bouillon powder. Let it boil. Put in the pumpkin cubes and the chili and let it boil for approximately 10 mins, or until the pumpkin is soft. Mix it all with a mixer (add fresh coriander/cilantro before mixing if you want). Add salt, pepper, coconut milk and the lime juice. Heat it up and serve in bowls. Top with fresh coriander/cilantro. Enjoy!

2013/09/23

Harvest time



















Last Saturday at the market; Johan and I shared a quiche for breakfast and took a few rounds and bought ingredients for soups/stews. I will give you a couple of recipes later this week.

Instagram Meetup in Berlin









Last Thursday I had the honour to meet the Instagram team and some other Instagramers from Germany, it was great to meet other nerds! In the group picture from the left:

daaruum
jn
thomas_k
goldie_berlin
aufgetaucht
kevin - Mr. Instagram
me
berlinstagram
le_blanc
khiesti

2013/09/18

Lookbook 2013











I just added a bunch of new pictures for the Wrist Worms Lookbook. The ones above are just a few of them. Thanks to Johan for being the most patient model.

2013/09/16

Saturday beauties


Got up not-so-early (party Friday) on Saturday to visit the market. The light was amazing.


This cheers me up every time I see it!


One of the most beautiful entrances I know.


Brought home these beauties from the market: chili-almond-parsley olives and sundried tomatoes.


And lots of eggs of course.

2013/09/12

Green Thursday













The pair Johan is wearing is not the same green as the ones in the other pictures (I made them last year from a yarn which isn't available anymore)

Get your own pair of Wrist Worms here :)

I'm sure you already know it, but anyway: Anthology is really good!