(food prepared, served or experimented with during Biochymickal Arts 2013)
Menu Spinterfields Friday evening 13.09.2013
Starter assorti of the various grasses from the salty fields at Saint Valery sour Somme (aster, salikornia, saltwort, atriplex hortensis, halimione) served with the pulp of the organic Brussels tomatoes
Soup broth from the fermented and then preserved greenery from the garden with potatoes, carrots beetroot, onion and garlic.
Main corse lightly (~4h) fermented chicory cooked in the sauce of fried oil, garlic, onions, apples, honey and La Mahleur beer served with oven baked autumn vegetables ( potatoes, parsnip, turnip, pumpkin, garlic) coated in olive oil, sesame oil, lemon soy sauce.
Dessert two days old fermented verbena kefir drink
Saturday Lunch: Autumn Miso soup with kale, carrots, mushrooms and tofu Bio bread with Chick pea hummus and Red beet hummus
Saturday Dinner: Seitan stew with prunes in a trappist beer sauce Oven baked mashed potatoes with carrots and spinach Lentil salad with fresh herbs Green mixed salad with vinaigrette
Sunday Lunch: Quiche with pumpkin, mushrooms, apples, nuts and smoked tempeh Green mixed salad with vinaigrette
The attempt to make “The pretty” jar
Wild asparagus, chilli from the garden, cucumbers with the pattern incisions on the skin, slices of the beetroot , few cloves of garlic. All covert in salty brine ( 1/2 liter of water +-1tbsp of salt).
After one day in brine i used all these ingredients for making sushi. The best combination was rice rolled in the fermented nasturtium leaves with the wild asparagus and a tiny slice of beetroot and garlic.
Shiitake with dried nuts and raisins.
Garlic fermented in soy sauce (from the book Japanese pickling recipes by Ikuko Hisamatsu)
Peel the outer skin with your hands, but leave the whole bulb in tact, trim away the stems. Sterilize a small pickling jar, pack it with the garlic bulbs. Pour rice vinegar to cover let stand in a dark lace for two weeks. Discard 2/3 amount of vinegar ( you can use it for dressings).Mix soy sauce with sugar. Pour it over the garlic and cover it with the lid. You can eat it after one month.Just before serving cut horizontally in half.
I've made a variation of this recipe adding soaked shiitake mushrooms. Lets see in one month what will happen.
Water kefir drinks Put a spoon of dried rose petals with a few slices of ginger ( or the sweet basil seeds, or dried sage, or…) in a glass jar. Pour it over with the liquid of the 3 days old kefir culture, add 3cubes of sugar. Fill up the jar with filtered water. Kan be used in few hours or the next day. If you want to keep it for longer , put it into the fridge. If the drink becomes to strong divide between different jars and add water and sugar.