If you’re not into slow cooking, ignore this blog post. If you are, you probably know already. A tajine is a functional beauty in your kitchen. You can buy fancy ones, for too much money or simple, authentical ones for a reasonable price (especially in certain neighborhoods in big cities. Mix 200 grams of ricotta … More A tajine is not only a beauty in your kitchen
‘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
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
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