zondag 22 augustus 2010

otark cantina no° 21

"azafran" is a spanish word of arabic origin, meaning 'yellow'. the area around la mancha in central spain produces some of the best quality saffron in the world.
we will use this elegant spice in the dessert, but the spirit of it will follow all the rest of the dishes.

we will use almonds, figs, tomatos, fennel and potato - a very well balanced mix of spanish and arabic ingredients.

we have not been really to spain yet, so by cooking this dinner we hope to open a spanish path
of new words, friendships and of course, food.

otark cantina no° 20

zondag 8 augustus 2010

otark - cantina no° 19

this week polenta with lovely pumpkin, eggplant, butter beans and grilled tomato's and mushrooms.

vrijdag 6 augustus 2010


few weeks ago we went for a swim in the north castle in antwerpen. it was a very hot day. we made three circles arround the pond but did not found a place to seat.

instead, we found a huge plum tree with loads of very red plums that were so sweet and so lovely we decide to risk out lifes and climb it.

the result was three pots of plum conserve and two bittles of plum cordial which we had in the two last cantinas.

happy summer, everyone