Friday, July 30, 2010

wash your sins

today I made samosas north indian style, including potatoes and peas, served with mushrooms in coco milk, and cucumber raita, typical indian condiment based on yoghurt served with spicy dishes.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

levantese rising

hi there, we are back :-)
begining of the week we are starting with a levantese feast, I will prepare some crunchy falafel, served with salad, baba ganoush and crispy pitta bread. All the ingridients and dishes of today are associated with Levant, historical name for the countries of West Asia, including todays Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, and southern Turkey. Levant comes from latin, meaning rising, describing the countries where the sun rises, oposite to term Maghreb, describing the countries where the sun goes down, used for countries of West Africa. World used to be so small :-)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

it's your choice

today I'm making a couple of different quiches, they are all vegetarian , you can choose as long as there still is a choice, so hurry up!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

perfect mix

Hi everybody, few announcements to make! As you might already know we are holding an exhibition opening this afternoon, from 2pm till 6pm. There will be a welcome drink and some small vegetarian rolls to keep you going till the evening. During the opening we will not serve meals, but you can order food till 2 or after 6.
There will also be a chello player who will join us around 4pm, so I'm sure all your senses will be satisfied :-)
On the menu today there is a pasta with roasted vegetables, so no classic sauce, but a mix of slowly roasted vegetables in the oven with all their juices and flavours intact, real parmigiano on top!
Hope to c you this afternoon!

Friday, July 23, 2010

oiled up

Even though deep frying isn't one of the healthiest cooking techniques that crosses ones mind, there is something special and indulgent about food sizeling in hot oil not to mention the end result combination of crunchy texture on the outside and the softness of the ingredients inside.
I chose to prepare courgette beignets today, courgettes are first grated an then mixed in a soft dough, the mixture is then fried in hot oil. I promise to let them rest on a paper towel at least for one minute so most of the access fat doesn't end up on your plate :-) . There will be a yoghurt dressing with it some baked beans and fresh salad. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

saturday opening

The first official opening is so far! As you might know the mission of Our House is among others to promote the work of artists who's work we admire and respect! This saturday is the opening of Nono Pessoa, we will welcome you with a drink and have some delicious finger food, for the ones who will be visiting Our House for the first time to get the taste of what Our House is about :-)

Info for our regular customers, during the exhibition opening hours we won't serve food!
For the ones wishing to stay for dinner afterwards check for the menu tomorrow or latest saturday morning and give us a buzz!

Interview with the artist Nono Zaza Pessoa :

Nono sais :

'My work process can best be described as overpainting; images are put on top of each other, intention and context are subject to continuous change, to result in remnants that only refer to this which used to be the catalyst but is disappeared by now.

Construction and genesis remain visible or - even more - ; are afterwards explicitly - as a fraud - conjoint. The works are eclectic, built from images which show a wide variety in character, though, communicate together.

The theme lies not so much within the depicted but utters rather implicit. Figurative or abstract; both ways one can speak of abstraction.

Nothing is communicated, action is nowhere to perceive. The depicted is not more than a cover-up for the narration which plays beneath the surface.'

Other comment about Nono :

'Painting, over-painting and the elimination of the painted picture are of primary importance and provide the work with a layered structure. Nono Pessoa knows the right balance, like the abstract she combines flawless with the figurative, or assembles angular with organic lines. In doing so she postulates an antithesis to result at last in a surprisingly modern synthesis, which carries the tradition of the past with itself:
A traditionally painted landscape gets contemporary (re)interpreted by painting rather large white flowers on and over the landscape, where one flower seems to be erased at the last moment, or by putting a rectangular blank area-is it broken ice?- under the work. In one of her works on which she has painted a wallpaper pattern, a black field looms.
Something which normally does not grasp our attention, Pessoa enlarges. The foreground becomes background and vice-versa. Pessoa proves that she reflects on the role painting and its techniques can play nowadays. Therefore she is not guilty of false aesthetics but breaks through the seductive illusionistic character of painting by removing the aura, embracing the crisis and revealing what lies under each layer of paint.'

website Nono :

filled with LOVE

image by Bansky

running late this morning, I'm preparing filled zuchini with chickpeas and other vegetables, roasted in the oven and served with fresh tabouleh!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

for all the princesses among us

It is the season of the fresh peas, sweet, crunchy, lush, green, and we all need something sweet and lush from time to time. I chose to make today somewhat italian classis with a twist. We'll serve tagliatelle in a creamy, gorgonzola sauce, with two sorts of mushrooms ans sweet peas, seasoned with pepper and fresh sage leaves.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

protein pack

today I will pack some light pancakes with kidney beans, eggplant, peppers and soft melting cheese, finished under a layer of creme fraiche in the oven. Kidney beans are one of the most important potein source in a vegetarian diet, so after the meal you can all hit the gym :-)

Friday, July 16, 2010

potato friday

hi there,
we had a great day yesterday, food was a great success and there are more and more people discovering why is it so good to be here :-)
I will prepare today 16.7. friday, fried potato cakes with melted goat cheese on top and fattoush. For ones who are not familiar with it fattoush is a classic lebanese salad made of cucumbers, tomato, peppers and pitta bread soaked in red wine vinegar. Great combination with fried food. Usually it is served with falafel, but I thought lets do belgo-lebanese combo to make it slightly more exiting :-)
If you plan to come in the early evening please make a reservation to secure the table!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


hi there, the Our House week is again in front of the door, we calculate time now in Our House time, and work week time :-)
Tomorrow, on thursday I will make a pasta with eggplant, mint,capers and feta , as you can c even this storm is not going to spoil our southern spirit.
please make a reservation if you are with more people, thx

Sunday, July 11, 2010

going south

it feels like one of those countries where the heat is not only showing on the scales, but where the heat is also shown in the character and nature of the people, food, cars and colours, we are welcoming you today with a warm (of course vegetarian) ;-) tagine served with couscous, or you can opt for a chilled but slightly spicy gazpacho that will tangle two senses at the same time...
Please note that finished is finished so if you want to make sure not to miss the party
please call Jos and make a reservation.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

prostitutes and spicy tomatoes

As i'm leaving tomorrow to London, and will have to settle for some fish and chips :-) Jos will be preparing on thursday a full flavoured puttanesca.
Made of ingredients found in most Italian larders, this is also known as spaghetti alla buona donna - or "good woman's spaghetti" :-)

Monday, July 5, 2010


Our opening weekend is behind our back, and did we have fun :-) of course we worked our asses of, but being able to do something we love and see happy faces around us was pure pleasure :-)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

DJ Bakelit

don't forget today at Our House, from 2pm DJ Bakelit with sizzling songs from those good ol' days. We serve Chili con carne for our carnevour friends and of course standard vegi version, for people who care!
You can also freshen yourself up with a fresh Mojito on a special price!

spice up your life

today you can enjoy fresh and spicy Thai curry with a bowl of basmati rice!

Friday, July 2, 2010

first day

Well we are that far, it is our first day and reactions are very positive. We are very happy that we can in our own way bring something to our neigborhood. Today on our menu is a vegetarian pita bread, filled with houmus and grilled aubergine with a fresh salad with a ginger dressing mmmmmm :-)