I’m so glad to announce the season of the artichokes 🥰

I love those babies, I really do. The combination with polpo is exquisite in the Greek inspired recipe witch I found in delicious.nl, skordalia, originally served as a starter. For 2p as main course, start with the fresh polpo. Boil 1 kilo of the polpo in salted water with a few bay leaves until tender … More I’m so glad to announce the season of the artichokes 🥰

Artichokes ❣

Raw, grilled, cooked, boiled, …fresh artichokes are a real delight. 5 euro for 6 large babies is a perfect portion served as a main course for 2p. The following recipe I read in the beautiful cook book, Vegarabia, written by Greg and Lucy Malouf. Clean the artichokes (remove the hard leaves, part of the stem, … More Artichokes ❣

Lucky we, a delivery of fresh baby artichokes in the local store 😋

For 2p 8 baby artichokes is a lovely portion. Clean the artichokes by removing stems, outer leaves and top part. Cut in wedges and put in cold water mixed with the juice of 1 lemon. Slice 4 garlic cloves. Put then in a large oven dish. Drain the artichokes and spread them in the oven … More Lucky we, a delivery of fresh baby artichokes in the local store 😋

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

Vignarola😋

The artichokes season is getting towards the end. Today’s dish is a marriage between winter and spring, and thus between artichokes, fresh peas and beans. Start with cleaning 5 baby artichokes. Cut them in quarters and put in water with lemon juice. Clean 800 grams of fresh beans and 1 kilo of fresh peas. Fill … More Vignarola😋

Viva l’Italia

He can do it, the one and only Jamie Oliver! His last cookbook, a tribute to his masters Contaldo and Carluccio (who was also one of my ‘teachers’ on television, ages ago 😉, is full of fantastic recipes ins pired by the nonna of different areas in Italy. Today is Friday and thus a perfect … More Viva l’Italia