First of all I’m proud to say that it feels like living my second life. After the death of my sister almost 15 years ago, breaking up my first marriage almost 13 years ago, I took a second chance with Iris. It still feels as if I gained the life that my sister lost, and … More How did I manage in my past life????
‘Viva l’Italia’ of Jamie Oliver is like travelling through a country where food is number one. Lucky for the Italian that there is such a variety in cooking because of the variety in environment. Salina is one of the Aeolian islands. This recipe is a perfect dish for a dinner party. Use a pan which … More Pollo di Salina, another borrowed recipe
We have a real home cinema 💃: a white wall, a beamer, lots of wires and possible connections in a separate room with a large red sofa which can be converted into a bed for guests. Iris is responsible for the technical part, I will take care of an appropriate meal which can be eaten … More Noodles and home cinema
Today Gerda arrives. I met Gerda as a patient, neighbour and we gradually became friends. When she offered to come to help us painting in our house, even in winter time, we booked her flight. What a lovely visitor! Five days is probably short, but we try to combine : talking, painting,and even a first … More Lucky bastards, Biryani to celebrate friendship
In our house we have a real stove to cook, and to heat, but we don’t exactly know how to use it. Giancarla promised to show us, but…the wood is not dry enough. The chicken and potatoes will end up in the normal oven to be roasted, and the even more slow cooking will be … More We have a real old cooking stufa
Today I really crave for vegetables. Steam 300 grams of green beans and 1 large chopped bell pepper. Cut 400 grams of chicken breast in cubes. Mix with 1 teaspoon of mix of 5 spices, 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 chopped red onion and allow to marinate for approx 30 mins. Bake in a drizzle … More Full fridge, new inspiration
If people ask me what my favorite dish is, there is no way I could give you an immediate answer. Followers of my blog can probably notice that I love to serve everything on one large plate ( call it Ottolenghi style or docV’s ;-)). I prefer to combine lots of vegetables (min 300 grams … More Wintersalad