Second dinner with Severine and Bert

Severine and Bert are enthusiastic after visiting Siena. We start our evening dinner with a simple first course, awesome local melon seasoned with pepper, topped up with roasted pine nuts, grated pecorino and/or parmesan, arugula, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sabrina Ghayour’s vegetarian cookbook ‘Bazaar’ is a real treasure, as are her other cookbooks. Our … More Second dinner with Severine and Bert

Moghrabieh

During my last visit to Belgium I found some lovely moghrabieh. Couscous is quicker but moghrabieh has the looks. Put 500 grams of halved cherry tomatoes and 500 grams of chopped carrots on baking paper (skin down). Spread some olive oil, 2 teaspoons of ras gel haniyt, 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds, a pinch of … More Moghrabieh

Stew with moscardini

Inspired again by Ottolenghi’s cookbook Simple, I decide to prepare a stew with squid. Instead of calamari I buy moscardini, super fresh and only 10 euro per kilo. 500 grams of moscardini is, after cleaning a nice portion for 2p. Prepare this recipe for the same day, or the following day (even better). Chop and … More Stew with moscardini

Dinner for 4

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

Organization is important if you like to enjoy your guests

Breakfast and dinner  ‘included’, but during the day I need time to take care of the ‘normal’ life and to take care of myself. Our guests can spend time exploring the region and enjoying a real ‘holiday’ vibe. I try to prepare the dinner in the morning, after they leave the house. I need in … More Organization is important if you like to enjoy your guests