Authentic Italian mussels

As Belgians we enjoy a traditional Belgian meal as ‘mosselen friet’ translated as mussels and French(? Belgian) fries. Last week I asked Mirco, the friendly fishmonger, whether the Italians are familiar with that kind of seafood. Coincidentally the season has just started, and will last until September. There are the Italian Italian ones ( born … More Authentic Italian mussels

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

Inspired by a paella recipe, I made this one 😅

Cooking for 2p is mostly more difficult than cooking for 4p. Knowing that one of my rules is ‘no waste’ and another rule is variety, I cook the ingredients in a different way. The original paella recipe was based on couscous instead of rice. Instead of considering to reduce the choice of vegetables, I skipped … More Inspired by a paella recipe, I made this one 😅

Fresh swordfish

As you know, usually I prepare fish on the day that I go to the supermarket. Swordfish is the lucky (or is it the opposite?)one today. Put 600 grams of halved, different varieties today, of cherry tomatoes on an oven tray covered with baking paper. Spread pepper, salt, 1 table spoon of dried thyme and … More Fresh swordfish

Fish on the menu

Living in Castelnuovo Berardenga now where there are two little supermarkets, fresh fish will be a good reason to go to Siena. Ottolenghi’s last book, Simple, is amazing. The ovenbaked rice with caramalized tomatoes and mackerel filet with pistachio and cardamom seem a wonderful combination. Put 500 grams of cherry tomatoes, 6 chopped garlic cloves, … More Fish on the menu