La bellissima Sicilia

After two weeks in Sicily it’s about time to post something new. We had a wonderful time exploring the island. Sicily has so much to offer. We even passed by the little village Sambuca where Oskar, our 2year old doggie, came from. It was an emotional experience, for Oskar, for us and for the enthusiastic, … More La bellissima Sicilia

Panzanella

Tomatoes are at their best. I know, I could consider my own production but I have a long list of good arguments against 😉. Ottolenghi has a personalized recipe. It’s really delicious. For 2p, roast 3 slices of ciabatta ( +/- 100 grams. Cut in cubes. Cut 600 grams of different salad tomatoes in chubby … More Panzanella

Roasted crushed potatoes, crispy fish filets and lots of greens

You can eat more if you ‘burn’ more but try to keep a healthy balance. Today we were lucky to be physically active and I decide to cook larger amounts, knowing that leftovers can be eaten as lunch the following day. Wash 750 grams of new potatoes. Clean 500 grams of green beans. Heat a … More Roasted crushed potatoes, crispy fish filets and lots of greens

Spring ingredients

I love the texture and flavor of new roasted potatoes, especially in combination with typical spring ingredients such as green asparagus and peas. For 3 portions, wash 1 kilo of new potatoes. Cut in large wedges. Spread on an oven dish. Add 2 table spoons of olive oil, salt, pepper, a few bay leaves and … More Spring ingredients

Almost vintage

In 1999 I bought my first ‘Jamie Oliver’ and since then he inspired me. The sweet and sour chicken is one of my favorites. I will have to wait until Iris’ godchild Egon’s visit to serve whole chicken but what do you think about a sweet and sour polpo variation? Put fresh polpo in the … More Almost vintage

What a sensation

I do admit that I wasn’t so enthusiastic when Giancarla and Iris tried to convince me to do our own olive harvest. And now I’m already inviting people to join us next year. Eating truffles from the garden in the summer, drizzling beautiful green extra vergine olive oil on bread, mushrooms, pasta, fish,….what a sensation, … More What a sensation

Pizza

The delicious.nl last edition is all about the love for Italian food. Pizza limone e finocchio has southern roots. For a real easy version, use ready made rectangular pizza dough, which is a perfect portion for 2 as main dish.Slice 1 large fennel and 1 bio lemon thinly. Spread on the pizza dough. Spread 4 … More Pizza