The most known version of radicchio is the red one of Treviso. The radicchio Milano is less bitter and can be used in salads or in warm dishes. An anchovies parmesan dressing (inspired by delicious.nl) and fresh swordfish will be perfect company for a fabulous salad. Spread 500 grams of radicchio Milano on a large … More Radicchio Milano o pan di zucchero
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.
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
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
Puntarelle look like green asparagus but are members of the chicory family.I bought two stems. I had to check on internet to find out how to clean them. Remove the outer leaves. Don’t use a knife to break off the eatable part. Cut them lengthwise. Chop each part in thin stripes. Put them in a … More Puntarelle alla romana
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
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
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
One of the best starters ever my dear friend Alejandro, living in Spain for many many years, prepared us on one of our visits. We worked in the same village, he as the local dentist and I as the new coming female family physician. He left the country many years before us. His move was … More Sweet heart of little gem
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?