News, foodpost, hotspots & holiday in Mojácar – July 2019

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July was a very nice month, we visited a festival and went on a very nice holiday! Curious where to? Read on quick… 

I discovered something remarkable, namely that basil plants do much better if you put a bowl of water under the pot instead of watering from above with a watering can. My basil plant has therefore lasted for more than 2 months (unfortunately it died during our holiday).

Our dog Payo prefers to lie on my lap all day, he is just a bit too big for that, but in the evenings in front of the TV he can stretch out on my stretched legs. Within seconds he’s in dreamland.

Koopmans sent me a new baking mix, I still have to test it but it seems very tasty. You make this with cottage cheese and contains 75% less fat.

Also in July I made a lot of new recipes that are already online or will be online soon. One of my favorite recipes is the Greek nachos and marinated chicken.

Jaimy comes to us twice a month to make new recipes together. Usually we make 7 or 8 recipes that we also photograph and develop. In addition, it is of course very pleasant and fun to spar with a fellow blogger.

I did something exciting, I got a new tattoo. I already had one on my foot and wanted a new one for a long time and now it was finally here. At BlackBear Ink in Eindhoven I put a row of planets, stars and rocket on my arm. I’ve always been very interested in the universe and wanted to be an astronaut, that turned out differently haha.

Eric and I visited the North Sea Jazz festival, we have been going there for 9 years in a row. We not only enjoy the performances but also the delicious food, such as a falafel sandwich.

We went for dinner with friends at one of our favorite hotspots in Eindhoven: Flavor & Spice. They serve dishes from Afghan fusion cuisine and that is so delicious! Tip: order the ‘table full’ and enjoy all kinds of different dishes.

I received a new cookbook Mindmap Cooking. Each time, 1 vegetable is central, along with ideas, inspiration and recipes. A really nice concept and also very suitable for cooking for children.

It was very hot at the end of July! Sometimes too hot to cook or work. So in the afternoon we went to play with our nephew and niece. And everyone had to believe it and got law! Fortunately, we escaped the height of the heat wave with more than 40 degrees because we went to Spain for a few days.

We were invited by Elize was Here (the specialist on small-scale holidays outside the crowd) to go to the luxurious B&B Cortijo el Sarmiento in Mojacar (Andalusia) where Yvonne and Carsten received us very hospitably. They have a total of 7 rooms and a lovely heated swimming pool.

In addition to breakfast every morning, Yvonne and Carsten provide their guests with an extensive dinner a few times a week with tasty snacks beforehand. When we were there we enjoyed watermelon snacks with goat cheese, ajo blanco, stewed pork cheeks and a gin tonic dessert.

The B&B is located in a very nice and quiet rural area near Almeria. Yet restaurants, shops and the beach are a 10-minute drive away. And the view is really breathtaking, especially during the sunset.

The first day we visited the city of Almeria, a nice and cozy city where almost everything can be done within walking distance and also declared gastronomic capital of Spain 2019. We went to the Alcazaba, a Moorish fortress with many Arab influences which reminded me of the Alhambra in Granada, only a bit smaller, quieter and free. We also ate nice tapas on the terrace and drink tinto de verano.

The second day we drove by car through the Cabo de Gata Natural Park with many beautiful beaches and coves. Some are also a short walk away. You can also enjoy cycling, walking or canoeing. Tip: visit beach club Real Beach in Agua Amarga.

Another tip for good food, literally on the beach, is restaurant La Cava in Mojacar. They serve fresh fish and in the evening you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sea. For more tips, read the blog 10 x hotspots in Andalusia .

So that was it again, the month of July is over! Do you want to stay informed about new recipes, facts and personal updates? Then follow me on Instagram.

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