I love to have super fresh vegetables, covered with ground and small animals, as protagonists in the daily meal. I love to work in the garden on sunny days as today. I’m rather convinced I will not consider a real kitchen garden. The full basket with fresh seasonal vegetables as swiss chard, Jerusalem artichokes, cabbages … More And still, I’m not starting my own kitchen garden
First of all I’m proud to say that it feels like living my second life. After the death of my sister almost 15 years ago, breaking up my first marriage almost 13 years ago, I took a second chance with Iris. It still feels as if I gained the life that my sister lost, and … More How did I manage in my past life????
Chop 500 grams of leek. Wash carefully. Drain. Chop 4 garlic cloves. Heat 1 table spoon of butter and 1 table spoon of olive oil in a pan. Add the garlic and leek and 1 table spoon of dried thyme. Bake on a low fire. Add some water. Close the pan. Stir now and again … More Veggie veggie veggie
It’s cold outside, and sadly enough also rather cold inside ( irregularity of the heating system). This recipe seems quite inappropriate but it is incredibly tasty. For the real version I miss a few ingredients : no tamarind, no coriander, no indian pappadum and puffed farro instead of rice. I decide to use more of … More Puffed farro in a Bhel Puri lookalike
A lot of recipes come back but always in little different versions and thus it creates variety in the daily cooking. So often, at first sight, a cookbook isn’t really so special but while reading it creates possibility. Jamie Oliver’s books are a perfect example ( or is it just a perfect excuse to buy … More Thai noodle salad
Since our family decided to cancel Christmas presents, I couldn’t stop myself buying the latest book of Jamie Oliver. For 2p, put a few unpeeled garlic cloves and 3 halved tomatoes on baking paper ( skin down). Spread some fresh thyme, salt and olive oil. Put in the oven at 180° for 1 hour ( … More I’m exploring Jamie Olivers last published VEG
Seasonal cooking is easier in Italy than in my home country where almost everything is available in every season. Those awesome baby artichokes are a perfect starter for a weekend dinner. Remove the outer leaves and stems of 5 babies. Cut in halves and chop thinly. Mix with the juice of 1 lemon, 1 chopped … More The artichokes are back😋