November 30, 2015

Drum Sticks with Soy Sauce and Honey

I read about it in a novel I borrowed from the library last week. The book I took form the library shelves by chance turned out to be an amazing book and very close to my heart. It's called "Girl in Translation".  I see myself, my aunt, my granny, and my daughter in the story line.  It takes me to the early days of my motherhood in Germany but not only that, it also brings me back to my childhood memories and feelings. It also reminds me of what I heard from my aunt and pa about their childhood.

Any ways, some where in the story the narrator talks about the delicious drum sticks with soy sauce and honey her mother offered as an x-mas present to her teacher. I immediately googled the recipe and was dazzled by this one.  It's simply delicious.

for 6 drum sticks you need to make the marinate sauce with 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp sesame seed oil, 3 garlic cloves, 5 tbsp honey, 1/4 cup soy sauce and salt and pepper.
I let it drum sticks marinated for a day.
pre heat the oven to 200C and let them be there fro a bout an hour.

Indeed the smell of it drove my cats crazy. They came to sit on the kitchen floor and next to the oven, waiting for their share!!

November 3, 2015


This is the fourth kitchen I am writing about in this blog. I started in my A'dam Kitchen, continued with my left handed kitchen in Erlangen which was followed up with my Leidse one till last week.
Listen to this music while preparing this delicious autumn recipe :-)
Parsnip, sweet potatoes, red onion with a bit of olive oil AND Za'atar 
I warned you I'll use Za'atar in almost anything I cook!