Catering during the harvest of our own olive trees

Our dear Italian friends convinced us to do our own raccolto. They will show us how to do it. Mamma Anne doesn’t want to miss this event, and, Diane, our American friend who lives nearby, and her puppy dog, Oskars best friend, will join the female forces. My contribution is restricted to the catering because … More Catering during the harvest of our own olive trees

Flavor

Ottolenghi has a new book Flavor. The September edition of delicious.nl is extra thick with Yotam Ottolenghi as guest editor. Tonight’s dinner for 6 is a variation on the eggplant rolls with dahl. My ‘creation’ is an easier version, with even more vegetables. People sometimes complain that the ingredient list is to extensive. If I … More Flavor

Fresh borlotti beans

The season of fresh borlotti beans has started. I never prepared a dish with the fresh ones, so I checked internet to find some typical recipes. Cooking time varies from one recipe to the other😏, between 10 minutes ( which is surely not correct) and 45 minutes. I decide to remove only the large outer … More Fresh borlotti beans

Ratatouille

We recently discovered rats 😨in the heating room. I’m trying really hard to convince myself that rats are cute, as in the lovely Disney movie. I’m trying…but in the meanwhile I hope that the ‘plastic boxes’ have done their job.1 large eggplant, 4 small courgettes, 1 red onion, 4 garlic cloves, 1 can of chopped … More Ratatouille

Roasted cauliflower

Oven roasted cauliflower is so much tastier than the ‘normal’versions. I love it. Cut a small cauliflower in little roses and cubes (no waste). Spread on baking paper. Mix with a drizzle of olive oil and 1 table spoon of cumin seeds. Roast in the oven at 180° for approximately 30 minutes. Stir halfway. Boil … More Roasted cauliflower