Thursday, September 30, 2010

sexy season open soup

We are back open, and the soup season has begun. Outside is rainy but we feel sexy! So many reasons to feel happy :-)
All this rain is great for mushrooms , not tha I went pickin any, but if you are in a romantic mood lets pretend that I did. So, I will make a pasta with a creamy mushroom sauce! During the day you can pop in for a hot plate of leek soup, maybe with some barley, I still need to decide on that :-)
Anyway, Our House is happy to be there for you again, welcome!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

kick off

Today we are leaving on a well deserved break, Our House has been doing so great thanks to the enthousiasm of all of you. We will be back next week! Holiday!!!!

OUR HOUSE will be closed from 23.09. till  26.09.

BACK OPEN on 30.09. !!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

heart beat

Little pasta rolls, that can be filled with various fillings are called Canelloni, translated large reeds. You can fill them with all sort of stuff, very common ones are spinach with ricotta, in which case they are usually topped with a tomato sauce, or if they are filled with with a ragu sauce then they are topped with a bechamel sauce. In any case delicious.
Besides the anti-cancer properties that are associated with Brocolli, consumption of this vegetable has also been shown to  be beneficial in the prevention of heart disease. Luckily road to Our House is just straight so you shouldn't have trouble finding us to try a meal that will make your heart beat faster.
This evening I will prepare Canelloni filled with Brocolli, walnuts and ricotta cheese, finished off in the oven under a layer of tomato sauce.

Friday, September 10, 2010

turning red

Borscht is a classis russian/ukranian soup made of beetroot. Beautiful deep red colour. Have you ever tried a beetroot humus? No? Me neither :-) come over and tell us what you think. Beetroot humus is just a side dish tonight, but it will make the biggest visual impact on your plate. We are serving pancakes filled with courgette and mushrooms, some couscous and beetroot humus, come and join us!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

second opinion

I haven't been feeling that well last couple of days, forgot how having a cold can be exhausting. Anyway I'm on my way to recovery and feeling already a lot better then a day or two ago. We had a plan B for tonight in case I wasn't ready to cook, Jos would have cooked a meal that he likes very much, and our dear friend would help him serve. At the end I will stand in the kitchen, but will still make the dish that Jos planed to make. It is an unusual but super delicious pasta, that he introduced to me at the beginning of our relationship. At that time we were still meat eaters, and one of the ingredients were meat balls. Basically it is a pasta with a creamy sauce,made of grated courgettes, grain mustard and lots of chopped parsley, to substitute the meat balls I thought of some nuts, to add the texture. It is an unbelievably delicious dish!
Having a soul mate, life companion, husband or however you prefer to call it is a great thing!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

maggie eggy

Many of you probably didn't know that the infamous United Kingdom's long ruling PM, Maggie Thatcher followed a rigorous diet of 28 eggs a week just before her 1979 election, determined to loose 28lbs in just two weeks and look her best on the big day.Famous for her iron will there is no doubt lady T resisted all the food not listed. According to the Sun, (what a source :-)), there are even notes published on the net from that period of Maggie's life.
What has Maggie to do with Our House? Not much except that we are also making some eggs today. Actually a potato tortilla, and a heart warming kidney bean casserole.With such a high intake of protein you might as well loose a pound of two this evening :-)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

pride and prejudice

Jane Austin's novel has been first written in 1796 under the title First Impressions, but it hasn't got published till 1813, after being retitled to Pride and Prejudice. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage in the society of early 19th century England. Elizabeth is the second eldest of five daughters of a country gentleman landed in the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, not far from London.
About the same time, around 1791, the term cottage pie  has been introduced, describing an English pie made of minced meat and vegetables covered with a crust of mashed potatoes. It was the period when potato was being introduced as an edible crop affordable for the poor ( cottage referring to the typical housing of rural workers).
Our English fellas are proud of their heritage and cuisine often not understood and laughed at by their continental counterparts, but Cottage Pie or more widely known as Shepherd's Pie is one of those simple dishes that are just impossible no to like.
So leave your prejudices at home and come and try our vegetarian version, as delicious as the original one. For our Vegan friends, the pie is completely dairy and egg free, behalf the cheese topping, so that's a minor detail I will be more then happy to leave out for you. Please mention while reserving that you would like a vegan version. Till later!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

egyptian walk

In 1954, Yolanda Christina Gigliotti, better known as Dalida was crowned miss Egypt, shortly after she moved to France where she built an outstanding career as a singer, trying to pursue a career in acting as well, but the results were not that impressive. At the beginning of her career she named herself Dalila, after a biblical character, but was advised to change her name into a more common Dalida.

Our House will be serving tonight cold courgette, filled with tomatoes, peppers, capers and marinated in red wine vinegar and fresh herbs, accompanied by flavoursome Egyptian rice with lentils and fried onions, all finished off with some grilled pita bread and goat cheese spread.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

new opening hours

Hello everybody,
after two months there was a time for an evaluation, from now on we'll be open from 2 pm, and the food will be served only in the evening, after 6pm. So during the day you are more then welcome for a drink , cake and coffee...
There will be another post later this morning about the evening menu. We are almost fully booked, but we can still squeeze a person or two in.