A wish list

A few days before people are arriving I ask for a wish list for breakfast and dinner. Ingrid and Guido will be here in approximately 5h. Time enough to prepare a simple fennel soup, fresh bread and a stew with polpo. Boil 1,5 kilo of frozen polpo for 1h in plain water. Chop 1 large … More A wish list

Hot and cold

Another delicious recipe for an Ottolenghi summer buffet are the hot roasted tomatoes served on fresh cold Greek yogurt. Spread 500 grams of cherry tomatoes in an oven dish. Mix with 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds, a pinch of candy sugar, 4 sliced garlic cloves, a few stems of fresh thyme, a few stems of … More Hot and cold

Vega wellington

I can’t repeat it enough but the Dutch delicious magazine is fantastic, and the recent edition of december is superb. One chapter is dedicated to pies. If you start from scratch, it’ll be a lot of work and for a small sized pie for 2-4 portions ( 3/4 for today and the leftover as lunch … More Vega wellington

Frozen figs

A few bags of frozen figs are waiting in the freezer. Inspired by a recipe of a quiche in delicious.nl I prepare an ovendish without using pastry and eggs. Cut 500 grams of peeled potatoes in slices of 0.5cm. Spread in an oiled oven dish. Slice 2 large fennels. Spread on the potatoes. Spread a … More Frozen figs

My occasional meat

Chicken or Italian sausages are on my personal plate only occasionally. Beef, lamb, duck or any kind of other meat I don’t really miss although I won’t refuse if I’m eating in a restaurant or if I’m invited. Tonight’s recipe wouldn’t be the same without little meatballs ( Iris has her vegetarian substitute). Chop 500 … More My occasional meat