Gerda is leaving tomorrow. We did a great job. I learned how to paint doors in the most perfect way. We were outside during most of the day ( amazing, we are only February). But what about our dinner? Luckely we have a small supermarket nearby. You know, the one where they prepare me fresh … More Perfect painting but don’t forget to cook😉
My body is not willing to allow me all this repetitive, physical work. I try to ignore the signals, but it doesn’t work, and now, I’m punished with interrupted nights, and limited activity. Movement feels better than rest, but, being a physician, I know, it’s probably only inflammation of muscles which needs rest. Nothing to … More Painful neck and shoulder, easy cooking….
Going to a new hairdresser is always an adventure. Moving residence is a reason for the local police to check ‘you are you’. This local policeman asked me a lot of questions, told me the house we bought would have been big enough for his three kids and their families. He left by giving me … More After a visit to a local hairdresser, let’s have some green cabbage and lucious burrata
What is more cosy than enjoying your breakfast and thinking about the menu of next week. A fresh grilled tuna steak deserves a delicious side dish. Combine 100 grams of rocket salad with 2 bunches of radishes and 1 small cucumber with a lovely dressing dressing. Prepare the dressing in advance. Mix 1 table spoon … More Strolling through the last Ottolenghi
Oil a round oven dish. Clean 400 grams of carrots, chop in quarters. Clean 300 grams of green beans. Chop 4 garlic cloves and 1 peperoncini. Cut 300 grams of small potatoes in halves. Put everything in the oven dish. Buy 1 small chicken. Cut in pieces. Keep the bones, wings and spine to prepare … More Easy cooking
We try to understand the italian system of rennovation works. Prepared with a long list, with our priorities, we meet our lovely geometra (also a real italian profession), Filippo, to discuss our plans. We try to understand each other in the best way and realize that it’s a good idea to send a weekly ‘reminder’. … More Late appointment, quick meal
Fresh artichokes are superb, but canned artichokes can be a perfect alternative for a lazy day or when baby artichokes are not available. Prebake a ready made puff pastry (make a few holes with a fork) in a cake form covered with firmly pressed baking paper in the oven at 180° for approx 10 mins. … More Canned artichokes ?
Halve 2 large bell pepper and remove the seeds. Chop and fry 1 shallot, 4 garlic cloves and 1 pepperoncini. Add 400 grams of minced meat ( lam would probably be the best choice but not for Iris, and thus I use my classical chicken mixed with Italian sausage meat) and bake. Add a handful … More Roasted bell pepper on a green bed
Elodie gave me a few ‘Thai curry- kits’. In the kit is included : coconut cream powder, curry paste (a green one for today), fish sauce and some dried herbs. Instead of the recommended 90 grams of vegetables, I add 350 grams of green beans+200 grams of soy sprouts+200 grams of eggplant cubes. Start with … More Chicken Thai style
Gnocchi alla romana are prepared in the oven and therefore my prefered gnocchi. The recent magazine of the supermarket Coop inspires for a version with pumpkin. Remember the pumpkin of last week? This recipe is ideal for the 400 grams of ovenbaked pumpkin meat stored in the freezer. Defrost the pumpkin (or prepare fresh pumpkin) … More One huge pumpkin gnocco (singular of gnocchi) or better ‘polenta pumpkin gratin’