I have this – for certain people strange – habit that a day is only finished once you have enjoyed a ‘real’ dinner.

Since I’m able to decide my own life, I finish my evening with a candlelight dinner. All my friends seem to have accepted this ‘habit’ as nobody complains if I start cooking even if everybody is exhausted. I’m pretty sure they might think I’m obsessed, which probably I am. Iris and I live together for … More I have this – for certain people strange – habit that a day is only finished once you have enjoyed a ‘real’ dinner.

Friends for lunch

Every year a Belgian choir director organizes a music festival in Asciano. Although circumstances are not ideal, they decided to go ahead and we were happy to have our annual lunch with some Belgian friends in our garden. It’s hot, you only have 2 hours to spend together, what to prepare? Jamie Oliver, Ottolenghi and … More Friends for lunch

I had no idea…

A few days ago one of my best friends in Belgium, Liesbet, sent a message to ask me whether I was okay because she hadn’t received recent blog posts. That’s when I realized I took a break. 🙃 If you would consider that this implies I stopped cooking….ask my niece 😉. Ready made ravioli with … More I had no idea…

Anchovies

Little cans of anchovies in olive oil are real flavor bombs. I often use them as the only protein supplier. Tonight’s dinner is probably, again, another variety on the same base, but we love it. For 2p, clean and chop 1 small romanesco, 1 fennel, 500 grams of potatoes, 4 garlic cloves, 1 fresh onion … More Anchovies

No carbs tonight

It’s popular, I know, but still not bad as alternative a carbfree pizza. Clean, chop and dry 1 cauliflower. Blend. Put the mixture on baking paper. Bake at 180° for approximately 15 mins. Cool down. Mix the cauliflower with 1 egg, 2 table spoons of almond flour, 1 table spoon of dried thyme, a pinch … More No carbs tonight

Kitchen tools

I have an impressive amount of kitchen equipment, although certain tools I rarely use. A spiralizer is one of those things. It creates lovely vegetable curls, but ( mine is for sure) it’s not really handy. I must admit that this salad would be less attractive without.Marinate 300 grams of defrosted and dried scampi in … More Kitchen tools