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

Fabulous salad

I love the real polpo, but often they are far too big for 2p although they shrink incredibly. Ask to cut the big ones ( approximately 2 kilo) in 2 equal pieces and store them in the freezer. It’s really important to boil the octopus long enough ( the process of freezing will help to … More Fabulous salad

Polpo, grapefruit and fennel to celebrate a lovely Saturday

Our WhatsApp contacts in Belgium are in love with the temporary snow while we had a sky-blue Saturday with 20° on our terrace ( the sunny part of course ). While enjoying my breakfast outside, a chubby polpo was boiling ( only water and some bay leaves) for approximately 1h ( it’s important that a … More Polpo, grapefruit and fennel to celebrate a lovely Saturday

Frozen figs

A few bags of frozen figs are waiting in the freezer. Inspired by a recipe of a quiche in delicious.nl I prepare an ovendish without using pastry and eggs. Cut 500 grams of peeled potatoes in slices of 0.5cm. Spread in an oiled oven dish. Slice 2 large fennels. Spread on the potatoes. Spread a … More Frozen figs

Wedding anniversary during semi-quarantine

October last year we started planning a big party. 2020 would be the year of ‘special occasions’ : 40th birthday of my wife Iris, our 10th wedding anniversary and official inauguration of our renovated home. Guests were invited, flights were booked, guesthouses were reserved, events were planned,…it was supposed to be 4 really special days … More Wedding anniversary during semi-quarantine

Juicy polpo

1 kilo of polpo seems a lot for 2p, but once cooked, the weight decreases incredibly. Cook the polpo in salted water with some bay leaves until tender (approximately 1h). Drain, chop in parts and store in the fridge. Chop 1 fennel, 3 courgettes, 4 garlic cloves, 1 red onion, 400 grams of cherry tomatoes … More Juicy polpo