Happy 2022

Hi. First I wish you all the best for 2022. With the start of a fresh year, I hope to continue this blog to inspire you in your daily menus. We ended 2021 and started 2022 with a few good friends in our house. I made an incredible amount of different appetizers and forgot to … More Happy 2022

I’m still here😉

What a lovely weekend! Blue skies, sunny wintertime…I love this place on earth. Breakfast outside, a few phone calls, some cooking, the last bit of painting for this year, a lovely walk, afternoon tea and cooking for just the two of us. What a gift! I bought a few portobellos and I don’t remember what … More I’m still here😉

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 beautiful starter

Beetroot is cheap, healthy and beautiful. I love the earthy taste which becomes even more intense by preparing in the oven. For 2p 400 grams is more than enough as starter. Remove the leaves. Wash the beetroot. Wrap them in aluminium foil. Add a teaspoon of olive oil. Close. Bake in the oven at 200° … More A beautiful starter

Powerfood

Start the day before. For 2p put 125 grams of white beans in a large amount of water for at least an overnight. Boil 1 small sized frozen polpo (approximately 700 grams) for almost 1h, until tender. Drain and store in the fridge. Drain the beans. Put them back in the pan. Add water. Heat. … More Powerfood