I have this – for certain people strange – habit that a day is only finished once you have enjoyed a ‘real’ dinner.

Since I’m able to decide my own life, I finish my evening with a candlelight dinner. All my friends seem to have accepted this ‘habit’ as nobody complains if I start cooking even if everybody is exhausted. I’m pretty sure they might think I’m obsessed, which probably I am. Iris and I live together for … More I have this – for certain people strange – habit that a day is only finished once you have enjoyed a ‘real’ dinner.

Few ingredients, fabulous food to celebrate the arrival of our new puppy Oskar

Oskar arrived this morning, all the way from Sicily where there is a real problem with abandoned puppies.A readymade pasta, ovendried tomatoes, garlic, anchovies, fresh basil and buffalo mozzarella…Italy in one dish, an easy and delicious meal after this exciting day ❣.Put 800 grams of halved cherry tomatoes in a large oven pan. Spread 4 … More Few ingredients, fabulous food to celebrate the arrival of our new puppy Oskar

Anchovies

Little cans of anchovies in olive oil are real flavor bombs. I often use them as the only protein supplier. Tonight’s dinner is probably, again, another variety on the same base, but we love it. For 2p, clean and chop 1 small romanesco, 1 fennel, 500 grams of potatoes, 4 garlic cloves, 1 fresh onion … More Anchovies

Spanish influences

A side dish for 4p or a main dish for 2p with a long lasting fabulous smell while cooking, and probably a possible ‘after smell’ in the following hours😏.Healthy food is often combined with some extra flatulence. For certain people it’s embarrassing, for other people it’s a perfect natural function of our intestines. Even being … More Spanish influences

Local shopping

I was used to shop weekly in the big supermarket in Siena and an occasional shopping in the local stores. Since the lock down I feel so lucky with 2 local grocery shops, fish is now frozen instead of fresh and the choice of vegetables and fruit is less abundant but fresh. Rectangular puff pastry … More Local shopping

Avocado caesar sauce

A special edition of my favorite magazine has published 42 oven dishes. I have loads of inspiration for the following weeks. Roasted broccoli, potatoes, salmon and avocado caesar sauce is an excellent combination. For 2p, put 500 grams of potato wedges, 1 red onion in wedges, 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 chopped chili and 600 … More Avocado caesar sauce

Where is Summer?

The weather is awkward. Socks and warm clothes are still useful. Nice comfort food is still allowed. For 2p slice 800 grams of radicchio. Chop and fry 1 onion, 4 garlic cloves in a drizzle of olive oil. Add the radicchio and 2 teaspoons of dried thyme and 1 small can of drained anchovies. Stir … More Where is Summer?