Kale

Kale is an important ingredient in the Italian kitchen and is, in Tuscany, mainly used for the famous ‘ribollita’ ( = a thick all- in- one soup, literally translated as re-cooked). In the beginning of our Italian life, I experimented with this vegetable. Being used to cook al dente and to avoid waste ( one … More Kale

Is this a pizza?

Strolling through the last edition of delicious.nl I was immediately attracted by a few dishes. Chickpeas pumpkin pizza with shrimps is one of them. Of course I will give the recipe a little docv twist. Mix 400 grams of pumpkin puree ( prepared in the oven) with 100 grams of chickpea flour, 30 grams of … More Is this a pizza?

A Shepherd’s pie or hachis parmentier in a vegetarian version???

There is a major contradiction in the meaning of the original shepherd’s pie ( or hachis parmentier) and ‘vegetarian’ once you realize leftover meat should be the most important ingredient. So just ignore Wikipedia, and start making an oven dish with lots of vegetables and mashed potatoes. For 2 healthy people, wash 500 grams od … More A Shepherd’s pie or hachis parmentier in a vegetarian version???

Pagello Fragolino

It could be the name of a poet, but it’s a fish. Pagello fragolino is a beautiful sea bream. I asked Mirco, the fishmonger, to bring me a local, seasonal whole fish. What a name! Reading online the most common way to prepare would be ( again) with tomatoes. A gorgeous cauliflower is our side … More Pagello Fragolino

A lovely dinner

Weekend dinners are always a bit more special. Tonight we’ll start with fresh artichokes. For 2p clean 3 babies by removing the stem, the harder outer leaves and the top. Slice thinly and put in cold water mixed with the juice of 2 lemons. Store cool. Drain and dry. Spread some arugula on the dishes. … More A lovely dinner