A Shepherd’s pie or hachis parmentier in a vegetarian version???

There is a major contradiction in the meaning of the original shepherd’s pie ( or hachis parmentier) and ‘vegetarian’ once you realize leftover meat should be the most important ingredient. So just ignore Wikipedia, and start making an oven dish with lots of vegetables and mashed potatoes. For 2 healthy people, wash 500 grams od … More A Shepherd’s pie or hachis parmentier in a vegetarian version???

Pumpkin soup, pumpkin puree, I can’t resist 😅

My family associates me with courgettes and pumpkin, although I’m much more than that🙃. A ‘normal’ sized pumkin weighs easily more than 3 kilograms. Once I start one, I have to continue because I know that frozen ready made food isn’t my thing anymore ( it used to be different). Slice the pumpkin in manageable … More Pumpkin soup, pumpkin puree, I can’t resist 😅

Barley, lentils, savoy cabbage and lots of cheesy sauce

Certain autumnal and winter vegetables can be kept, on a cool spot, for a few weeks as pumpkin, savoy cabbage, celwriac, white and red cabbage. For today’s recipe take the bigger outerleaves of a savoy cabbage. Store the leftover in the fridge and use in a puree, a paste or even in wintersalad. 10-12 outerleaves … More Barley, lentils, savoy cabbage and lots of cheesy sauce

Purple day

Certain days are over before they really started. Today is one of those. So a bit of beautiful color will cheer me up.Pre boil 800 grams of beetroot for 20 mins. Remove the skin and chop in cubes.Clean 600 grams of purple potatoes. Cut in slices or cubes. Chop 1 red onion, 4 garlic cloves … More Purple day

I came from a region where chicory was cultivated in soil

Where radicchio is Italian, chicory is a product from Belgium and the Netherlands. I try to avoid buying import products but certain ingredients are too delicious, I’m sorry. For 2p, bake 1 kilo of chicory, cut in quarters, brown in some butter. Add 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh sage. Make a bechamel. Add 60 grams … More I came from a region where chicory was cultivated in soil

Autumn and winter, the season for an authentic cheese taleggio

Since the 11th century taleggio is made in a small town Taleggio in Val Taleggio, close to Bergamo in Lombardia. Stracchino is the original name and is derived from straccho = tired. After a summer with a lot of exercise, the cows were tired or straccho. Taleggio is still being prepared artisanally  but now also … More Autumn and winter, the season for an authentic cheese taleggio