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

Simple and fabulous

There are still fresh figs to collect. Our guests have never eaten fresh figs, so let’s try to maximize their flavor in an easy starter.Spread some arugula on each dish. Cut a few figs in quarters and spread 4-6 quarters on each plate. Spread some lucious burrata. Season with pepper and salt. Finish with a … More Simple and fabulous

Cucumber carpaccio

I’m rather unproductive for the moment and try hard not to get frustrated. We are waiting for the finishing touch but, remember, 😉piano piano. I cook in the new kitchen but there is still a lot to reorganize. For healthy food you don’t need complicated recipes. Peel and slice 1 large cucumber thinly. Spread on … More Cucumber carpaccio

Cooking in advance

This weekend I’ll be having my counseling course in Florence. Although I know Iris can cook, I plan the weekend menu in order to have more quality time together tomorrow and Sunday evening. With a bit of delay I received the February and March editions of my favorite cooking magazine ‘Delicious.nl ‘. The gnocchi recipes … More Cooking in advance