Bienmesabe (Spanish almond cream) ice cream

26/02/2013 at 12:56

In Ancient times, the subtropical Canary Islands, just off the north west coast of Africa, were known as the Happy Islands. And yet, in those days they did not even have Bienmesabe: a cinnamon-spiced almond cream. This classic dessert, believed to have Arabic roots but now firmly part of the Spanish cuisine, dates back to at least the 15th century. It still remains popular […]

Green Apple sorbet (pure, fresh and fruity)

07/02/2013 at 08:49

Looking for eternal youth? Then this fresh and healthy apple sorbet, made with plenty of apples and relatively little sugar, might be just right for you! Apples are symbolically often connected with forbidden fruit, either with regard to knowledge or to carnal lust. But in old Nordic mythology, the apples were good things! The Goddess Idun handled the Apples of Eternal […]