The fantastic fresh Tropea onions from Calabria are back ❤

No onion can beat the sweet delicious Tropea onion. For today’s recipe, inspired by Jamie Oliver, cut 5 of those beauties in 1 cm thick slices. Spread them in an oven dish. Season with pepper, salt. Spread a drizzle of olive oil. Bake in the oven at 200° for 40 minutes. Stir regularly. Add 4 … More The fantastic fresh Tropea onions from Calabria are back ❤

Something red

The fridge is waiting for a refill. 700 grams of red sweet bell peppers and 3 medium sized beetroots are left. Wash and boil the beetroots until tender ( 50-60 minutes). Slice the bell peppers, remove stem and seeds. Spread in an oven dish. Add 1 table spoon of dried basil, pepper, salt and a … More Something red

No carbs tonight

Although carbs can give me this extra comfort during winter,, with a cauliflower and a portion of Swiss chard the amount of vegetables for 2p is already rather impressive and thus, tonight there will be no ‘space’ for extra carbs. Wash the vegetables. Chop the cauliflower and outer leaves. Remove the stems from the Swiss … More No carbs tonight

Slow cooking

The words ‘tian’ and ‘tajine’ are borrowed from French, one in Old Provençal, the other Berber “from the Greek têganon [ …] “frying pan”, “flat earth” …is what I read online. A tian is most commenly based on layers of vegetables cooked in their own liquid, where a tajine is normally filled in a ‘less … More Slow cooking

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

What about buckwheat?

After a few years of blogging and looking for other recipes and fusions, I have a large stock of ingredients. Thanks to the organization of the kitchen most of those ingredients are visible in glass containers. So tonight we’ll prepare some buckwheat. For 2p, boil 120 grams of buckwheat al dente in salted water seasoned … More What about buckwheat?