Green vegetables and lemon of our own lemon tree in progress

Our dear Italian friends, Giancarla and Lucia, gave us a small lemon tree which we baptised as Lalu. Lalu is still waiting in our future dining room to be brought outside once the climate is stable enough. The few lemons which were hanging on the plant are falling. I was afraid that they would have … More Green vegetables and lemon of our own lemon tree in progress

Celery and turmeric

Celery has become a popular ingredient,.and above all, it’s really cheap and healthy 👍. For 2p, chop 500 grams of potatoes and 1 small sized celery of approx 800 grams in cubes of 2 cm. Mix with 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds, pepper, salt and … More Celery and turmeric

Cooking in advance

This weekend I’ll be having my counseling course in Florence. Although I know Iris can cook, I plan the weekend menu in order to have more quality time together tomorrow and Sunday evening. With a bit of delay I received the February and March editions of my favorite cooking magazine ‘Delicious.nl ‘. The gnocchi recipes … More Cooking in advance

Viva l’Italia

He can do it, the one and only Jamie Oliver! His last cookbook, a tribute to his masters Contaldo and Carluccio (who was also one of my ‘teachers’ on television, ages ago 😉, is full of fantastic recipes ins pired by the nonna of different areas in Italy. Today is Friday and thus a perfect … More Viva l’Italia