Tahini sauce

My thoughts go to Beirut today ❣. The first tahini was a present of an old friend, Daniel, who lived near Beirut for a few months a year. Since then I always have tahini paste in the fridge, and, they sell it even here, the exact same brand. The mixture of lemon juice, tahini, greek … More Tahini sauce

Savory rice pudding

Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley have written a beautiful story about Palestina in ‘Falastin’. We had planned a nice trip to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv end of August, but we decided a few months ago to cancel it for obvious reasons. Thanks to my cookbooks, we can continue travelling, on our plate. Labaniet alzahar is … More Savory rice pudding

Friends for lunch

Every year a Belgian choir director organizes a music festival in Asciano. Although circumstances are not ideal, they decided to go ahead and we were happy to have our annual lunch with some Belgian friends in our garden. It’s hot, you only have 2 hours to spend together, what to prepare? Jamie Oliver, Ottolenghi and … More Friends for lunch

Fresh borlotti beans

The season of fresh borlotti beans has started. I never prepared a dish with the fresh ones, so I checked internet to find some typical recipes. Cooking time varies from one recipe to the other😏, between 10 minutes ( which is surely not correct) and 45 minutes. I decide to remove only the large outer … More Fresh borlotti beans

One sauce, two dinners

Although you can find different recipes for romesco sauce, I made one with artichokes, a recipe found in the delicious.nl magazine. A portion of the sauce I served with grilled octopus, the other portion waited in the freezer for some chicken and roasted courgettes. For approximately 900 ml of artichokes romesco, roast 2 cleaned bell … More One sauce, two dinners