Is this a pizza?

Strolling through the last edition of delicious.nl I was immediately attracted by a few dishes. Chickpeas pumpkin pizza with shrimps is one of them. Of course I will give the recipe a little docv twist. Mix 400 grams of pumpkin puree ( prepared in the oven) with 100 grams of chickpea flour, 30 grams of … More Is this a pizza?

Scaccia ragusana

This recipe is already a while on my list. Wikipedia is again a great helpline to understand the origin. ‘Scaccia (plural: scacce) or scacciata is a stuffed flat bread in Sicilian cuisine. Scaccia is made with a very thin rectangular layer of dough, folded on itself three or four times. It can be stuffed with different ingredients, the more common variations are … More Scaccia ragusana

A wish list

A few days before people are arriving I ask for a wish list for breakfast and dinner. Ingrid and Guido will be here in approximately 5h. Time enough to prepare a simple fennel soup, fresh bread and a stew with polpo. Boil 1,5 kilo of frozen polpo for 1h in plain water. Chop 1 large … More A wish list

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

Craving for the sun

Mango, avocado and lime…so delicious, but so bad for the planet…I hope you will understand. The combination of mango, avocado, chili, garlic, lime, fresh coriander and shrimps is more than awesome. It’s the perfect compensation for the cold temperature outside. Marinate 400 grams of peeled raw ( defrosted is perfect and surely intestines free) scampi … More Craving for the sun

Fresh or frozen

Nothing better than fresh peas, although frozen are a great alternative. Fresh polpo first in the freezer is for sure recommended to obtain a perfect tender meat. So, a small freezer is a must. A large freezer has certain advantages in certain conditions. I’m so fortunate with local shops, a weekly market and, probabile the … More Fresh or frozen