Red and green curry paste are permanent ingredients in my storage. I buy those larger pots and store them in the freezer. Exotic cooking has never been easier. Wash and chop 1 celeriac of approximately 600 grams in cubes ( no need to remove the skin). Spread the cubes on baking paper. Sprinkle 1 table … More Easy curry
Italians describe the weather as ‘Belgian’😅. We finally hope to see some snow on the Tuscan landscape. Before making my weekly shopping list, I ask Iris for a few tips. One of those is on our plate tonight, some real simple carrot puree with an egg in the middle. This dish was often made by … More Cold, wet and dark weather
What a difference between cooking for 15p or cooking for 2p, between travelling back to Belgium or staying at home for the first time since ages. As Christmas eve dinner we decided to enjoy a hot pot with fish and some tempura as a starter. Even for a fish fondue I prefer a chicken broth … More Christmas evening cooking for 2…
Laksa is a Malaysian, Singaporean noodle based soup based on coconut milk and curry paste. I didn’t really check online but I’m convinced that there are an abundant number of varieties. Remember I’m doing this master in counseling? Today I had my one before last day of course. I promised myself not to irritate myself … More What is better than laksa after a whole day online course
Every day cooking, cooking for special occasions is so much more fun if you allow yourself to be inspired. It all started when I was a child, although I had to fight ( with mother)for years before being allowed as cook in her kitchen. She inspired me and later I know that I inspired her … More Thanks to Antonio Carluccio, delicious.nl, Donna Hay, Nigella Lawson, Gordon Ramsey, Jamie Oliver, Yottam Ottolengi,…., and Christmas I have an impressive collection of books and magazines
In oriental supermarkets, which are difficult to find here in Tuscany, you find a grand variety of ready made mixtures to use as base for easy oriental cooking. To make your own yellow, green, red, …curry pastes you need so many ingredients, which are even more difficult to find here. Thus, buy different flavors and … More Curry paste
It’s cold outside. Let’s heat our internal system ;-). Arrabiata is on our menu list for this week, but is already on the blog in the most traditional way. Thus? Chop 4 garlic cloves, 1 red onion and 4 cm of fresh ginger. Fry in a drizzle of arachid oil. Add 1 table spoon of … More Time for a real spicy dish
While cooking for a large dinner for tomorrow…. Chop 4 cm of fresh ginger, 1 onion, 4 garlic cloves and 1 cucumber. Put everything in an oven dish with a drizzle of peanut oil. Bake at 180° for 20 mins. Stir now and again. After 20 mins mix with 300 grams of cherry tomatoes and … More Yes, fresh coriander!
Italian mussels are different, and surely much smaller than Belgian or Dutch ones. For 3p 3-4 kilo is a good portion. Before going to the supermarket we made a detour to a ‘vivaio’ which is a garden center where in february they promised me fresh coriander. In between the oregano and basil a lonesome cilantro … More Mussels Thaï style with Italian fresh cilantro, finally!