I love a buffet ‘Ottolenghi style’ : large plates with different colors and flavors spread on a long table. The number of guests is not so important. I enjoy cooking lots of different recipes. After cleaning up the kitchen and myself, I can enjoy every single moment with the guests. But, not yet😏. This dish … More A perfect dish for a buffet
We have an older fig tree in our backyard. This time of the year you see them gradually getting ready for consumption. The first harvest is the protagonist for tonight’s dinner.I bought some giardini base on chickpeas and lentils. Each package contains 3 piadini, with total weight of 225 grams, which is an ideal base … More Fresh figs in our backyard
Being a physician I fully understand the importance of the quarantine rules. Being a woman, a mother, an aunt, a sister, a friend, …I desperately look forward to have people around, not all the time😉, but now and again. So I’m struggling whether yes or no to have occasional guests this year. Whatever my final … More How I miss organizing dinners
In his awesome book VEG, Jamie Oliver creates some wonderful recipes. The variety is amazing and inspires to even more variety. Readers who know his book will recognize the recipe easily. Mine is a bit different, no roses harissa but normal one, no pickled lemons but lemon zeste, no dried cherries but raisins, no potatoes … More Hide the ingredients
After 2 days of driving I have no courage anymore to go out for shopping for our dinner. A pasta with a lot of sweet onions, garlic, chickpeas is not such a bad combination. First we feed our dog Pillo and our cat Roquefort who protected our house for the last 10 days. Our lovely … More A lot of laundry, a lot of rain and an empty fridge = home sweet home
Dried local chickpeas are fabulous. For 3p soak 120 grams of chickpeas in water for at least 12h. Renew the water. Boil the chickpeas for approx 1h, until tender. Drain. Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves and 2 medium sized eggplants. Put in an oven dish. Add a good drizzle of olive oil. Add 1 … More Chickpeas, a real local ingredient
For 2p, chop 1 medium sized cauliflower in roses, and don’t forget to chop the stem. Mix the cauliflower with 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 chopped red onion, 2 table spoons of sriracha, the juice of 1 lemon, 3 table spoons of bread crumb, 3 table spoons of grated parmigiano and 2 table spoons of … More Sriracha sauce, Thailand’s number 1 sauce! Recipe 1, thanks to my youngest and dear brother in law, Dennis.
Certain recipes are less adapted for 2p, especially if you refuse to have leftovers. That’s why I often change the ingredients in order to get a similar effect. The recipe with balls based on halloumi and quinoa in delicious.nl of december looked really delicious, but instead of using breadcrumb and quinoa and only 150 grams … More Halloumi balls?
A thick and rich soup can be promoted to a main course. Deliciousmagazine.nl of Oktober shows me a few nice ideas. For 2p, put 1 kilo of halved and seedless yellow (or red ) bell pepper on a baking tray. Roast in the oven at 220° until the skin becomes here and there black. Put … More Soup as main course
Elodie is leaving the company and says goodbye to the team in Siena. It’s nice to see her and to show her our house in progress. Bruschetti with fresh porcini are a perfect starter, cfr blogpost Porcini and truffle after a trip to Assisi and Perugia. The november edition of delicious.nl magazine inspires me for … More Dinner for 4