Almost vintage

In 1999 I bought my first ‘Jamie Oliver’ and since then he inspired me. The sweet and sour chicken is one of my favorites. I will have to wait until Iris’ godchild Egon’s visit to serve whole chicken but what do you think about a sweet and sour polpo variation? Put fresh polpo in the … More Almost vintage

A tribute to pumpkin

Whenever I see a good tasting pumpkin I buy it and store them cool. Almost weekly I inspect my little collection because once they show weak spots, they quickly deteriorate. Today’s one has a green skin and a deep orange colored firm meat. Those are the best😍. Remove skin and seeds. Chop in cubes. Spread … More A tribute to pumpkin

Super fresh, super easy

Donna Hay has a new book ‘everyday fresh’. Thanks to delicious.nl I get the vibe and inspiration to prepare vegetables in another surprising way. When I was a child I hated white cabbage, the texture, the smell and the boring combination with bechamel sauce. Gradually I discovered other combinations which made this cheap and healthy … More Super fresh, super easy

Starters

When I’m watching a menu in a restaurant I’m always more attracted to starters. A starter is a perfect way to show ingredients at their best. In the beginning of our relationship we spoiled each other with our best recipes, and often we had a starter and main course every day (luckily we skipped dessert … More Starters

Simple and fabulous

There are still fresh figs to collect. Our guests have never eaten fresh figs, so let’s try to maximize their flavor in an easy starter.Spread some arugula on each dish. Cut a few figs in quarters and spread 4-6 quarters on each plate. Spread some lucious burrata. Season with pepper and salt. Finish with a … More Simple and fabulous

Second dinner with Severine and Bert

Severine and Bert are enthusiastic after visiting Siena. We start our evening dinner with a simple first course, awesome local melon seasoned with pepper, topped up with roasted pine nuts, grated pecorino and/or parmesan, arugula, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sabrina Ghayour’s vegetarian cookbook ‘Bazaar’ is a real treasure, as are her other cookbooks. Our … More Second dinner with Severine and Bert

Cheese lover

My calcium intake is sufficient. I’m a real cheese addict, although I try to consider the intake of daily kcal. The last edition of delicious.nl has a few fabulous recipes with cheese as protagonist. Chop 2 large leeks in pieces of 1-2 cm. Put in a buttered oven dish. Add pepper, salt, 1 table spoon … More Cheese lover