It’s never easy to find the ideal after dinner dessert. It can’t be the protagonist of a meal, so it’s important to remember: not too heavy, not too much, not too complicated. I found out that Italians ( which counts for other southern countries) used to bring or wine, or dessert if invited to a … More Another simple dessert
The apple olive oil cake of Ottolenghi can easily become one of my favorites. Spread some butter in a springform of 23 cm. Cover with baking paper. Put 100 grams of raisins in 200 ml of water. Allow to simmer until almost all liquid has gone. Seaf 350grams of self raising flour. Add 1/2 of … More After one week…
Cauliflower is gifted with qualities; beautiful, elegant, international, healthy, creative and perfect carb substitute. The smell while cooking and the possible smell afterwards 😉are acceptable concessions. Boil a chopped cauliflower inhaled water until ready to make a puree ( leave some water). Add pepper and salt. Blanch 300 grams of green beans. Chop and fry … More No carbs today
Every day cooking, cooking for special occasions is so much more fun if you allow yourself to be inspired. It all started when I was a child, although I had to fight ( with mother)for years before being allowed as cook in her kitchen. She inspired me and later I know that I inspired her … More Thanks to Antonio Carluccio, delicious.nl, Donna Hay, Nigella Lawson, Gordon Ramsey, Jamie Oliver, Yottam Ottolengi,…., and Christmas I have an impressive collection of books and magazines
As pumpkin, I tend to roast beetroot in the oven to intensify its flavor. If the beetroot is really fresh you can use all of it. To reduce oven time I chop the beetroot in cubes. Spread a drizzle of olive oil, cover and bake in the oven at 180° for approximately 1h, until tender. … More Beautiful beetroot in a beautiful risotto
It’s always an adventure to cook something with the leftovers of the fridge. I decided two days before going back for a refill. Thus, today’s menu is a combination of pumpkin and red cabbage and some frozen meatballs, tomorrow a pasta with preroasted tomatoes, onion, garlic and chili. Chop 400 grams of a leftover pumpkin … More Pumpkin and red cabbage?
Where radicchio is Italian, chicory is a product from Belgium and the Netherlands. I try to avoid buying import products but certain ingredients are too delicious, I’m sorry. For 2p, bake 1 kilo of chicory, cut in quarters, brown in some butter. Add 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh sage. Make a bechamel. Add 60 grams … More I came from a region where chicory was cultivated in soil