After being in Belgium for the second time, we are gradually getting back in our daily routines. The cold and sunny weather helps to be outside for regular walks and Oskar doesn’t mind😉. We start the week with a vegetarian pasta dish. For 2p you need 1 onion, the usual 4 garlic cloves, 1 chili, … More Cold and sunny
Kale is an important ingredient in the Italian kitchen and is, in Tuscany, mainly used for the famous ‘ribollita’ ( = a thick all- in- one soup, literally translated as re-cooked). In the beginning of our Italian life, I experimented with this vegetable. Being used to cook al dente and to avoid waste ( one … More Kale
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???
I could have waited until Christmas, but I decided not to 😉. Two lovely cookbooks will inspire me for the following weeks, and probably for much longer. Jamie Oliver and Ottolenghi know how to reinvent themselves and how to stimulate creativity in our daily menu. Let’s open ‘Ottolenghi test kitchen’ first. Leen, one of our … More New cookbooks 🙂
I’ve been a bad blogger during the last few months. Cooking is no effort, blogging seems to be so. I have a few loyal followers I don’t want to disappoint. Once I will be back in my routine, it will be much easier 😊. What about another variation with eggplant and tomato? For 2p, chop … More Gradually getting into routine
Wash 350 grams of dark seedless grapes. Put them in a bowl. Add 2 table spoons of old apple vinegar ( I can’t find sherry vinegar here which, I think, is even better), 2 table spoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, a pinch of salt, lots if black pepper, 1 finely chopped … More Roasted grapes and fennel seeds
Don’t worry, I’m not going to write about soccer, I’m definitely a foodblogger. Oskar, our sweet and energetic one year old puppy, is gifted with many talents. One of his talents is an incredible nose for truffles (and many other less tasty bites). Iris observes him when he’s exploring a certain area of the garden. … More What a team!
Fresh peas and burrata are a perfect match for an usual presentation today. 1 kilo of fresh peas is an average portion for 2p ( probably 400 grams after removing the shells). Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves, 2 small fresh onions and 1 chili in 2 table spoons of olive oil. Add the peas. … More Everyday something different
Huge portobellos are only occasionally available in the supermarket. I can’t resist buying them. The target is to experiment with another filling. A lucious burrata of 150 grams is desperate to be used. Mix the burrata with 4 garlic cloves, the stems of the mushrooms, fresh basil, pepper and salt in a blender. Taste, add … More Filled portobello
The tarocco oranges are at their best now. As I told you before, they are always seedless and can vary from slightly red and lots of orange to slightly orange and lots of red. If you can find them untreated the whole skin is eatable. Remove the zeste of 1 tarocco orange and set apart. … More Tarocco and burrata, same couple, so many varieties