It started early, my love for cheese. As a child I remember my grandfather eating French cheese, even if he wasn’t allowed for health issues. We always received a little piece to taste. French cheese was considered to be the number 1 but now we all know that every country has its own specialities. While … More Cheese, my guilty pleasure 😋
I’m aware of my ecological footprint. With full respect of nature, climate, season I hope to become more responsible. Now and again I fly back to my home country to visit family and friends. Now and again they take a plane to visit us. North Sea shrimps are always superb present if the travelling conditions … More Would it be a good idea to negotiate a transport of North Sea shrimps from Belgium to Italy?
My mother always made our favorite menu on our birthdays. Mine was definitely or chicken with the best curry sauce ever, or this lovely mixture of puree, cheesy sauce and North Sea shrimps. We decided to sacrify 800 grams of our frozen treasures (brought at our last trip to Belgium). Boil 2.5 kilo of peeled … More North Sea shrimps in a cheesy sauce in between two layers of potato puree, thanks to my first cooking teacher, my mother.
Salmon ‘en croûte’= a nostalgic recipe of Jamie Oliver (Christmas cookbook) For 8 large portions you need : 2 white onions, 2 garlic cloves, 3 table spoons of butter, 1 kilo chopped deepfrozen spinach, 2 rectangular sheets of puff pastry, 1 kilo of large salmon filet, 1 egg, 1 leek, 50 grams of sundried tomatoes, … More Ready for the main dish?
Originally this recipe is made with ham, but for non-meat-eaters smoked salmon is a delicious and perfect alternative. For 2p boil 6 chicory stumps (almost 1kilo) until al dente. Drain thoroughly (a few hours in advance), put some weight on the chicory to press out most of the liquid) and keep 300 ml of the … More This is Belgian, chicory in the oven with a cheesy sauce
Inspired again by this great book (thanks to Katrin, my youngest daughter, for this lovely present last Christmas xx) of Jamie Oliver, the menu of today is a cauliflower oven dish. The original recipe is a side dish for 8p. Split everything in two and you get a full meal for 2p (little variations on … More Side dishes in bigger portions as full meal, why not?
Though I am the one with the cooking (sous-chef) diploma in the house, having such a dedicated and passionate cook around has meant no cooking for me in the last year! Now Veerle was busy entertaining and driving around all our visitors, I finally saw my chance! J Chop a large red onion, a spicy … More Iris’ top lasagna (Iris= sous chef;-))