Cooking & Baking


There are days when there’s not much in the house but fresh veg from the garden. I currently have a tomato explosion in the greenhouse, I’m ever so proud. So when I had to come up with something to make for dinner yesterday I thought about something I could eat with tomatoes and I didn’t feel like doing a proper grocery shop.

Doing a proper grocery shop for me consists in getting in my car, cross country borders to drive 12 minutes for the nearest AH as I’m a AH junky, there you have it. So I wanted to shop locally and with locally I also mean all the great shops that people set up who travel miles and miles to supply people like you and I with their country’s food.

I love “The Turk”, as we call it, in my town. We have a Turkish bakery and a Turkish greengrocer and I both love them equally.

I went for Lebanese flat bread as it goes very well with home made hummus.


200 gr canned chickpeas
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 crushed garlic clove
1 tsp ground Ras el Hanout
a few pinches of salt (to taste)
3 tbsp Tahini
4 tbsp cold water
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp mild paprika powder


Drain the chickpeas and rinse. Combine all the above ingredients in a food processor, and blend to a thick creamy purée. Sprinkle with mild paprika powder.

The Salad

2 large tomatoes
100 gr spring onions
150 gr flat parsley
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
fresh ground salt en pepper

But you can add as much of this as you want.

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  • Christine
    29/08/2013 at 08:56

    I made hummus yesterday and used mostly the same ingredients (though I never measure). I was eating it with crackers but tomatoes sound much more flavorful, lighter, and healthy. I will get some today. i wish I had bowls and plates as pretty as yours.

  • Will @ Bright.Bazaar
    29/08/2013 at 09:46

    I’m off to the airport to come and meet you for lunch. I hope that’s OK?! 😉 This looks SO yummy. x

  • Andrea
    29/08/2013 at 15:03

    Hummm… I’m going to do!

  • Anki
    29/08/2013 at 20:21

    Ohh lekker, goed recept! x

  • geraldine @littlebigbell
    30/08/2013 at 07:08

    looks delicious, definitely one to try for the weekend xx

  • effie
    31/08/2013 at 06:30

    Ga je recept zeker proberen. Groto hummus fan maar ik maak vaak een andere versie. En inderdaad, hier ook naar de Turk om de hoek. Helaas vaak ook voor de tomaten want die van mij doen het niet zo goed (buiten).

  • Ada Polichetti
    13/01/2014 at 15:05

    Sweetie, I just discovered your blog and I have to say I am completely in love with it!!!! Love it love it!!!!!