1. Cook and store fresh oysters the right way

    Oyster is the common name for a number of different molluscs that live in marine habitats. With many variations of the species it’s best to leave the harvesting to professionals because only a few types are commonly consumed. Cooked or raw, oysters are and always have been regarded as a delicacy and heralded as an aphrodisiac. So go to your local fishmonger as he/she knows what’s good. Now; what to do with them? Typically when we conjure up imagery of oysters…

  2. Beginners guide to use leftovers

    In the age of convenience it’s easy to forget things. Until you’re faced with some unknown horror in the back of your refrigerator. Some unidentifiable something or other that has evolved into another life form. The Leftovers. Sometimes you buy food with the intention of making something in particular which gets postponed and then it goes bad; or you didn’t need all of what you bought. If there is a supermarket out there that sells celery by the stalk or…

  3. Next level picnicking with Vacuvita

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    Ever wanted to go on a picnic with a friend, your partner or loved one? Painstakingly you’ve planed a meal and thoughtfully placed it into little plastic boxes, stacked and transported everything to the perfect spot. The place with the perfect view over the park and the fountain, were you plan to eat a nice meal and watch the sunset and fireworks. Or it was a beautiful sunny day when you wanted to hit the beach? You planned and packed…

  4. Vacuvita Chef: The secret to delicious homemade pizza

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    How many times did you want to make pizza but changed your mind only because of the dough? I did it many times for this very reason until one day when I came across an interesting combination of dough and dried herbs. Since that day, my whole idea of making pizza has had an unexpected turn. How it’s done Mix 3 cups of flour with 1 1/2 cup of hot water and 10 gr of yeast, which have first been…

  5. Foie Gras pâté for culinary delight

    foie gras sous vide recipe

    Foie Gras is a luxury food item that is made of the liver of a duck or goose, popular the world over for its rich, buttery and delicate texture unlike any other liver. It is typically sold whole and then can be prepared as a mousse, parfait or (our favorite) pâté. Foie gras is difficult to find in many countries and should only come from a farm that has found a sustainable way of making it, without force-feeding. Should you get…

  6. Vacuvita Chef: Mini quiche to please the guests

    mini quiche recipe vacuvita

    Refrigerate a bottle of white or rosé wine, call your friends and invite them to your place. Meanwhile put your kitchen apron on and cook some tasty bites to suit with a relaxing atmosphere. By tasty I mean some mini quiche that I consider the best choice for a Friday in or any occasion you plan on a gathering with your friends. Preparation Rub between the fingers and then between the hands 125 grams of butter with 200 grams of…

  7. Creme Brûlée en sous vide a la Vacuvita

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    Creme Brûlée is an English dessert (with a french name) which translated means ‘Burnt Cream’. It’s a custard based vanilla flavoured treat with a candied layer of burnt caramel on top. We at Vacuvita have found a nice little recipe of a delectable dessert using your sous vide machine and some mason jars. Here’s what you’ll need: 6 small mason jars 160g egg yolk (if you follow our blog you may have some in your freezer) 90g fine granulated sugar,…

  8. Vacuvita Chef: Easy Pavlova for summer days

    pavlova recipe vacuvita

    Question: What do you do with the egg whites that remain after you make mayonnaise? Answer: FREEZE THEM! Yeah, they can be frozen as already discussed in a previous blog. And when you get many, it is time for a delicious cake. Bake a Pavlova! Preparation: Bring 10 egg whites to room temperature and beat until stiff. Gradually add in 200g of powder sugar and 15ml of lemon juice and mix until the meringue becomes glossy. To form the meringue,…

  9. Classic marinara sauce for busy days

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    We all lead busy lifestyles in one way or another. The world is getting smaller and competition is getting tougher and we all have to put in the hours to make the difference. Whether you’re a corporate lawyer or a busy mother of three. Between work, school, social and home it seems like sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day and we usually end up suffering too keep up with life in the fast lane. One of the…

  10. Homemade pasta and how to keep it fresh

    homemade pasta recipe vacuvita

    Dо уоu like pasta? Have you ever considered making it at home? Most people think that a machine is required to make their own pasta whilst others think it is too dіffісult tо duрlісаtе at home using crude means. However, even the mоѕt inexperienced сооk can lеаrn hоw to make grеаt раѕtа at hоmе. The result will be a сulіnаrу delight that rivals dishes created at the highest-rated rеѕtаurаntѕ on the рlаnеt. All you need is: * Thrее large eggs…