Dinner with a view

It takes so much more than good food to turn a dinner into a moment of enjoyment, even if the food itself is not unimportant. Outdoor dinners in good company and with an amazing view are my favorites. And honestly, we have a lot to of those awesome dinners at our place. Tonight’s dinner is … More Dinner with a view

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The first pumpkins are available. Although the original recipe uses a butternut, I use a a small local one which is probably a bit dryer. Heat the oven at 220°. Mix 1 sliced pumpkin with 2 sliced red onions, 4 chopped garlic cloves, a handful of sage leaves, salt, pepper and 2-3 table spoons of … More One more

Hot and cold

Another delicious recipe for an Ottolenghi summer buffet are the hot roasted tomatoes served on fresh cold Greek yogurt. Spread 500 grams of cherry tomatoes in an oven dish. Mix with 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds, a pinch of candy sugar, 4 sliced garlic cloves, a few stems of fresh thyme, a few stems of … More Hot and cold

Green dressing

As second recipe for a delicious summer Ottolenghi buffet, a salad ( little gems or another solid alternative as iceberg or brussels chicory) prepare this exotic dressing in advance. Mix 1/2 avocado, 3 cm of peeled snd chopped fresh ginger, 1 garlic clove, 1 green chili, the zeste and juice of 1 lemon, 1 table … More Green dressing

Ladies night with a summer Ottolenghi buffet

Anria,  Diane and Iris are ‘sacrificing’ themselves for a series of lovely recipes from Ottolenghi’s cookbook Simple. To catch up with my readers, I will post a recipe every following day. I will start with a cold soup with cucumber and cauliflower. Parboil the little roses (+/-400 grams) of 1 small cauliflower in boiling water … More Ladies night with a summer Ottolenghi buffet

What a team!

Don’t worry, I’m not going to write about soccer, I’m definitely a foodblogger. Oskar, our sweet and energetic one year old puppy, is gifted with many talents. One of his talents is an incredible nose for truffles (and many other less tasty bites). Iris observes him when he’s exploring a certain area of the garden. … More What a team!

Totani in zimino

‘In zimino’ derived from the Arabic word ‘samin’ and stands for : preparing fish in butter or olive oil with a sauce of bitter vegetables. Ursula Ferrigno describes this lovely dish in one of her cookbooks ‘Buonissimo’. Clean and chop 500 grams of small squid ( totani or small calamari or moscardini). Store cool. Clean … More Totani in zimino