A beautiful starter

Beetroot is cheap, healthy and beautiful. I love the earthy taste which becomes even more intense by preparing in the oven. For 2p 400 grams is more than enough as starter. Remove the leaves. Wash the beetroot. Wrap them in aluminium foil. Add a teaspoon of olive oil. Close. Bake in the oven at 200° … More A beautiful starter

Panzanella

Tomatoes are at their best. I know, I could consider my own production but I have a long list of good arguments against 😉. Ottolenghi has a personalized recipe. It’s really delicious. For 2p, roast 3 slices of ciabatta ( +/- 100 grams. Cut in cubes. Cut 600 grams of different salad tomatoes in chubby … More Panzanella

One more

The first pumpkins are available. Although the original recipe uses a butternut, I use a a small local one which is probably a bit dryer. Heat the oven at 220°. Mix 1 sliced pumpkin with 2 sliced red onions, 4 chopped garlic cloves, a handful of sage leaves, salt, pepper and 2-3 table spoons of … More One more

Totani in zimino

‘In zimino’ derived from the Arabic word ‘samin’ and stands for : preparing fish in butter or olive oil with a sauce of bitter vegetables. Ursula Ferrigno describes this lovely dish in one of her cookbooks ‘Buonissimo’. Clean and chop 500 grams of small squid ( totani or small calamari or moscardini). Store cool. Clean … More Totani in zimino

Fresh vine leaves

The bright green color of spring is gradually changing in a darker green. The vineleaves have grown already large enough to protect the future bunches of grapes against the burning sun. I really hope that I will not influence this precious process by stealing a few of those larger leaves for a try out recipe … More Fresh vine leaves