The first time I ate courgettes I was 17 and staying in Paris to improve my French. I still love Paris and I still love courgettes and its incredible variety of preparations. The chubby round courgettes are meant to be filled. For 2p, half and empty 4 round courgettes. Chop the filling. Chop and fry … More I love courgettes
The cookbook of the Green Kitchen is on my Christmas list. What a variety of delicious vegetarian recipes! Little pasta and loads of vegetables is my preference (not really the Italian way). For 2p cut 500 grams of cooked beetroot in little cubes of 2 cm. Bake 1 chopped onion, 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 … More Another vegetarian pasta
On a hot summer evening I keep it, even for guests. -Blanch 250 grams of spinach and drain thoroughly. Cut and mix with 170 grams of chopped grilled artichokes out of a can. Add 2 chopped garlic cloves, 2 eggs, 2 table spoons of grated parmigiano, 100 grams of cubes of mozzarella, pepper and salt. … More Little dinner for friends
Salad : check. Pasta : check. Sauce : Fried garlic, onion, spicy little pepper mixed with 100 ml of the boiling pasta water, 100 grams of spicy gorgonzola, 50 grams of parmigiano and loads of chopped fresh parsley. Serve. Buon appetito!
Some greens and cheese hidden in a crispy dough is called ‘erbazzone’ in Italy. Instead of pancetta, I used smoked salmon for a vegetarian version. For 2-3 persons blanch 500 grams of fresh spinach (or similar vegetable)and drain thoroughly. Fry 4 chopped 4 garlic cloves, 2 chopped spring onions and 1 chopped small spicy little … More Erbazzone, a recipe from Emilia Romagna
At first the idea to prepare a cheesecake for dinner didn’t make Iris enthousiastic. The recipe though in my favourite cooking magazine, Delicious.nl, kept staring at me. Thus, I decided to prepare my variation on the evening we had a real cheese lover for dinner. The most important ingredient is a complete stranger to me … More Salty cheesecake??
Pici cacio e pepe , a typical dish from Tuscany