Hi. First I wish you all the best for 2022. With the start of a fresh year, I hope to continue this blog to inspire you in your daily menus. We ended 2021 and started 2022 with a few good friends in our house. I made an incredible amount of different appetizers and forgot to … More Happy 2022
Although no trip to Belgium and no big family dinner, I’m so grateful to spend a cosy time in our own house with Iris and our pets. Mirco, the fishmonger, still had, exceptionally, 7 oysters left which are perfect as appetizer, so simple and pure. A traditional grandma’s tomato soup (A super easy tomato soup) … More Cooking for 2 on Christmas day
What a lovely weekend! Blue skies, sunny wintertime…I love this place on earth. Breakfast outside, a few phone calls, some cooking, the last bit of painting for this year, a lovely walk, afternoon tea and cooking for just the two of us. What a gift! I bought a few portobellos and I don’t remember what … More I’m still here😉
There is a major contradiction in the meaning of the original shepherd’s pie ( or hachis parmentier) and ‘vegetarian’ once you realize leftover meat should be the most important ingredient. So just ignore Wikipedia, and start making an oven dish with lots of vegetables and mashed potatoes. For 2 healthy people, wash 500 grams od … More A Shepherd’s pie or hachis parmentier in a vegetarian version???
It’s really cold, outside and sadly enough also inside ( 😠). This dinner will hopefully add some degrees. Chop 4 garlic cloves and 1 red onion. Heat an oven resistant pan. Fry the onion and garlic in 2 table spoons of olive oil. Add 4 chopped pickled anchovies and 1 table spoon of dried thyme. … More Gnocchi, taleggio and radicchio = cosy food
I started making homemade bread probably more than 20 years ago. Bread makers became popular at that time and all-in-one mixtures made it all extremely easy. A few years ago I decided to stop using the machine and started doing it all manually. Every country has a different bread culture. The Italian bread and especially … More Homemade sourdough bread
Beetroot is cheap, healthy and beautiful. I love the earthy taste which becomes even more intense by preparing in the oven. For 2p 400 grams is more than enough as starter. Remove the leaves. Wash the beetroot. Wrap them in aluminium foil. Add a teaspoon of olive oil. Close. Bake in the oven at 200° … More A beautiful starter
Start the day before. For 2p put 125 grams of white beans in a large amount of water for at least an overnight. Boil 1 small sized frozen polpo (approximately 700 grams) for almost 1h, until tender. Drain and store in the fridge. Drain the beans. Put them back in the pan. Add water. Heat. … More Powerfood
Baby artichokes are awesome ingredients. I admit, there is more to throw on the compost heap. Tonight’s dinner is a pasta dish with artichokes and gorgonzola. If you agree with me that less pasta and more vegetables ( really not Italian style) is the best, clean 8 baby artichokes. Cut them in 4 or 8 … More They are back😋
A perfect cacio e pepe could seem easy, but it isn’t. To obtain the perfect creaminess you need to balance the right amount of cheese and the right amount of cooking water. A frittata of pasta cacio e pepe is not so delicate, and also be a perfect recipe to prepare in advance. For a … More Prepare a ‘cacio e pepe’ in advance…a contradiction?