As the weather continues to be wonderful, I haven’t stopped making ice cream yet! This is more an autumn kind of ice cream than a summer one, but it was still enjoyed by my parents (and me!): cinnamon ice cream. I made it by mixing half a cup of almond butter, a cup of rice milk, about 2 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons (I think?) of agave, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract and half a teaspoon of lemon juice all together in the food processor, blending it up and chilling it for a while before putting it in the ice cream machine. I served it with an appelflap (on the above picture, in the back), because they’re so easy to make.
Then I have a couple of pictures that I took on a recent visit to one of my favourite restaurants, de Kop van ‘t Land in Dordrecht. I chose to have a six-course suprise menu, which resulted in an awesome meal consisting of so many small dishes that I can hardly remember all the things I ate there. I’m glad I took pictures, so I can still share them with you. I’ll just post them all here with quick explanations of the dishes, there are a few more details on the photo pages themselves on Flickr. I’m sorry about the low quality of the pictures, the lighting in a restaurant just isn’t the best to take photos. It is very pleasant when you actually are dining there, though.
First course (after eating some bread & olive oil): sweet potato soup.
Red beetroot, apple, lentils, fava beans, nicely put together in this pretty little dish.
Asparagus (they were so good!) with a crouton.
Bits of bell pepper rolled into eggplant and zucchini slices, a dolma. A really good one, too. I’ve had dolmas before and thought they were okay, but I really liked this one. Especially the filling was just so tasty.
Mushroom soup with fresh soy beans.
Coconut curry with rice, mango and avocado tempura (I’ve had something similar to the tempura at this restaurant before, so delicious).
Viola sorbet with poached pear slices.
Rhubarb compote, sliced fresh strawberries.
I guess that’s it for now – I’ve been baking some other things, so I’ll make a post again soon!