Rainy Sunday

Cold, rainy and dark weather is not exactly what we want in april. Thanks to Oskar we go for a nice walk and earn extra ‘bonus excercise’ to compensate an all inclusive afternoon tea. Strolling through a cook book of Ursula Ferrigno, I find a perfect recipe for an apple pie. Melt 115 grams of … More Rainy Sunday

Slow cooking

The words ‘tian’ and ‘tajine’ are borrowed from French, one in Old Provençal, the other Berber “from the Greek têganon [ …] “frying pan”, “flat earth” …is what I read online. A tian is most commenly based on layers of vegetables cooked in their own liquid, where a tajine is normally filled in a ‘less … More Slow cooking

Fresh or frozen

Nothing better than fresh peas, although frozen are a great alternative. Fresh polpo first in the freezer is for sure recommended to obtain a perfect tender meat. So, a small freezer is a must. A large freezer has certain advantages in certain conditions. I’m so fortunate with local shops, a weekly market and, probabile the … More Fresh or frozen

Sweet buns

Inspired by Jamie Oliver’s recipe for cinnamon bunnies, I will bake simple sweet raisin buns. Iris will be thrilled 🙃. Heat 200 ml of semi skimmed milk with 55 grams of unsalted butter until the butter has melted. Mix 450 grams of bread flour (I used manitoba flour) with 1 teaspoon of salt, 45 grams … More Sweet buns

Fresh fresh fresh

Although we are in the red zone until after the Easter weekend, a visit to the market was ‘allowed’ to buy food and plants. So tonight we can have some fresh sea bass, ovenbaked new potatoes, and roasted broccoli with oranges and black olives😋.Chop 700 grams of broccoli in litte roses and cubes ( add … More Fresh fresh fresh

Cacio e pepe

The april edition of the Dutch magazine, Delicious, is dedicated to Italy. The original Roman ‘cacio e pepe’ recipe has been turned in to a few awesome variations. ‘Cacio e pepe’ is the translation for ‘cheese and pepper’, the main ingredients. Vongole in a cacio e pepe- version is really atypical, knowing that fish and … More Cacio e pepe