Fighting with long grass, packing for our trip to the Amalfi Coast, running on the treadmill….what a great Friday. No way that I will be able to empty our fridge tonight, but part of the fridge will travel with us to our ‘home’ in Ravello. Chop 1 large yellow bell pepper (400 grams ), 400 … More After a day of physical activity
Sorry that I’m repetitive, but my secret friend Ottolenghi is an expert in salads, perfectly to be prepared in advance and to be served at room temperature. The couscous salad with cherry tomatoes makes everybody happy, in combination with fish or meat, in combination with other side dishes, or as a separate light meal. For … More What a passe-partout side dish!
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
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
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
Living abroad for 1 year and getting more familiar with the language, it’s the right time to invite a few neighbours for a dinner. It’s not easy to decide what to cook for people who you do not really know well, but Ottolenghi’s cookbooks never disappoint to create a colorful buffet. The advantage of a … More Invite your neighbours
Buy good quality chicken, with skin. Chop a handful of fresh parsley and a few mint leaves. Mix with lemon zeste. Put the herbal mixture just in between the skin and the meat of the chicken, but fold the skin back on the meat. Add pepper and salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Bake … More Crispy chicken and beet root couscous