My mother used to prepare fennel and gorgonzola in a crispy oven dish. It was a really fancy combination 40 years ago, and still is an awesome marriage of flavors. My mother hates pasta, so the lasagna version would never have been her kind of thing. For 4p, chop 1,5 kilo of fresh fennel. Steam … More Gorgonzola and fennel
Even if a lot of ingredients in a dish are the same, you create something completely different by changing a few spices. Our dear friend Leen and her friend will arrive tonight from Belgium, 1300 kilometres by car in one go. Hopefully they will appreciate a simple pasta dish before falling into a coma. Chop … More Saffron and fennel seeds
‘Suppli’ are croquettes made of risotto. ‘Al telefono’ is derived by the wires created by the cheese inside the croquettes. Start the day before by making a simple white risotto. Chop and fry 1 white onion and 2 garlic cloves in a mixture of butter and olive oil. Add 150 grams of good quality risotto … More Suppli al telefono
A small piece of bottarga di muggine (30grams), chopped or grated, transforms a simple pasta dish in a fabulous recipe. For 2p, chop 750 grams of courgettes, 1 large clove of a huge aglione ( is family of garlic, but less garlicky), 1 chili. Put in an oven dish. Spread a drizzle of olive oil … More Bottarga di muggine =salted mullet roe
Pizza bianca is a pizza without tomato sauce as base. I’m still cooking in the old kitchen. I try not to moan about it, but it becomes difficult. My creativity in the kitchen gets restricted by lack of space and tools. Ready made pizza dough is a perfect help. Put 1 rectangular pizza dough on … More Pizza bianca
Certain vegetables are so attached to traditions that it’s hardly impossible to imagine them in other creations. Red cabbage is one of them until now😉. 1 cabbage is too much for 2p. Use 1/2 and cover the other 1/2 with cling film. It remains fresh for more than a week ( just chop of the … More Red cabbage out of its comfort zone
Although courgettes are a real local ingredient I don’t seem to manage to have my own harvest. I bought healthy plants, planted them on the compost ground, watered them every day and still 😭, not even flowers. Courgettes are, next to tomatoes, my preferred vegetables. The following pasta recipe is delicious and super easy. For … More What’s happening with the courgettes in our garden?