One more

The first pumpkins are available. Although the original recipe uses a butternut, I use a a small local one which is probably a bit dryer. Heat the oven at 220°. Mix 1 sliced pumpkin with 2 sliced red onions, 4 chopped garlic cloves, a handful of sage leaves, salt, pepper and 2-3 table spoons of … More One more

Hot and cold

Another delicious recipe for an Ottolenghi summer buffet are the hot roasted tomatoes served on fresh cold Greek yogurt. Spread 500 grams of cherry tomatoes in an oven dish. Mix with 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds, a pinch of candy sugar, 4 sliced garlic cloves, a few stems of fresh thyme, a few stems of … More Hot and cold

Green dressing

As second recipe for a delicious summer Ottolenghi buffet, a salad ( little gems or another solid alternative as iceberg or brussels chicory) prepare this exotic dressing in advance. Mix 1/2 avocado, 3 cm of peeled snd chopped fresh ginger, 1 garlic clove, 1 green chili, the zeste and juice of 1 lemon, 1 table … More Green dressing

Ladies night with a summer Ottolenghi buffet

Anria,  Diane and Iris are ‘sacrificing’ themselves for a series of lovely recipes from Ottolenghi’s cookbook Simple. To catch up with my readers, I will post a recipe every following day. I will start with a cold soup with cucumber and cauliflower. Parboil the little roses (+/-400 grams) of 1 small cauliflower in boiling water … More Ladies night with a summer Ottolenghi buffet

Invite your neighbours

Living abroad for 1 year and getting more familiar with the language, it’s the right time to invite a few neighbours for a dinner. It’s not easy to decide what to cook for people who you do not really know well, but Ottolenghi’s cookbooks never disappoint to create a colorful buffet. The advantage of a … More Invite your neighbours