Dune4: God Emperor of Dune

I had low expectations in this book after reading the third part. But I was surprised at the beginning about the new setup of the planet, Leto and new twists. The “philosophical” moment of Leto are a bit boring because I got to the point I dont know what he is talking about but I liked when he mentioned Torquemada when discussing about religions. The end of the book wasn’t really great but I enjoyed it overall. Looking forwards for the next chapter!

Squid Ink Pasta

I had squid ink leftover and while on holidays I saw in a restaurant a dish of squid ink past that looked very good so I decided to try. And this video looked like a good recipe.

Ingredients for pasta:

  • 100g 0.0 flour
  • 1 free range egg
  • 1 tbs squid ink for pasta

Process for pasta:

  • In a crystal bowl, make a heap with the flour and then a hole in the middle where you crack the egg and add the ink
  • With a fork start mixing the egg with the flour from inside the circle to the outside.
  • In a work surface, cover it if you can with baking paper, and knead the dough. Keep in mind this can stain your surface kitchen and/or your hands.
  • Knead until smooth. Dont add flour.
  • Cover the dough with film and let it rest for 30 minutes
  • Rolling the pasta manually is quite hard. Use a rolling spin and flour. Try to flat as much as you can the dough.
  • Once it is spread enough, with a shark knife try to make spaguetties.
  • With plenty of flour to avoid to dry out, leave the pasta in a tray.

Very thick pasta 🙁

Ingredients for sauce

  • 1 can of tomate sauce
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1-2 gloves of garlic
  • drizzle of white wine
  • 2 tbs squid ink
  • 400g frozen squid

Process for sauce

  • In a hot pan with a gulp of olive oil, cook the onions
  • Add the minced garlic and cook with onions. Avoid burning them!
  • Add squid. Cook it through!
  • Add a splash of wine
  • Add the tomate sauce and stir
  • In a pan with boiling water, put the pasta for 90sec.
  • Add squid ink to the tomate sauce and mix
  • Add the pasta and a bit of pasta water in the tomate sauce
  • Mix all well.
  • Ready to serve!

To be honest, my pasta was too thick 🙁 but it was tasty enough. I dont cook homemade pasta too often so maybe it is one of the reasons. I dont want to buy another machine just for pasta though.

Anyway, it was nice to try!

Granola Bar

I was looking for a homemade snack bar and this video with a good one.


  • 1 cup of nuts, chopped (any type)
  • 2 cups of oats
  • 1 cup of tahini
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbs of vanilla paste
  • 1/2 cup of coconut shreds
  • 1/4 cup of cranberries or peel fruit (optional)


  • Prepare a small tray with baking paper
  • Mix tahini, maple and vanilla in a bowl
  • Add oats, nuts, coconut and cranberries. Mix all well
  • Pour mix in tray, spread it evenly.
  • Chill in fridge for 1-2h (better freezer)

To be honest my first attempt was quite bad as I didnt have enough tahini.

The second one was a bit better but doesnt look very “solid” like in the video. I think I need to try the freezer.

Tastes good and is not very sweet. Doesn’t feel like chewing sugar.