March didn’t bring any rain, so April has to do the job. La primavera shows her real nature. Inspired by the delicious.nl magazine we’ll have a vegetarian oven dish with polenta, spinach and the fabulous gorgonzola dolce, ideal ingredients for this kind-of weather. For 2p, wash 600 grams of fresh spinach. Remove the end parts. … More Perfect meal for tonight
In oktober I found a few good tasting varieties of small sized pumpkins ( sorry I don’t know their names). The last one, possibly a small ‘Marina di Chioggia’ is not really ‘good-looking’ but has a promising flavor, confirmed by Oskar🐾. Remove the skin ( or not) and seeds of the pumpkin. Chop in cubes … More The last pumpkin of my winter collection
My weekly chat with Mirco, the fishmonger, is often related to ‘what I will prepare with the fish I ordered’. This week he was really surprised I was going to prepare ray in the oven. He tried to convince me to prepare a typical pasta/soup (minestra) where you boil the ray wings in the stock … More A little conflict with the fishmonger
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
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?
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???
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
Our weekly consumption of fruit and vegetables is impressive. I rarely will have breakfast without starting with 1 kiwi. Iris eats at least 3 pieces of fruit in combination with low fat Greek yogurt or oatmeal. An in between snack is most likely fruit. I really enjoy filling the fridge with all those beautiful colors. … More Extra flavor and color
Thanks to Mirco I widen my choice of fish. Everyone knows mackerel and tuna, but one of their relatives was unknown for me until today. Although there are lot’s ofm more traditional recipes, I prepate a simple all in one dish with Bonito ( the English translation for palamita or sarda sarda). As mackerel and … More The Palamita or Sarda sarda
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