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
We have a lovely friend as our guest this week. Gerda didn’t really express any preferences. So I decide to start with a paella variety. For 3p I buy 500 grams of mussels, 500 grams of vongole, 400 grams of squid and 300 grams of peeled frozen good quality scampi. As vegetables I need 1 … More Paella in docvs style
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
‘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
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
While preparing the menu of this week I find a recipe of grilled mackerel with a salsa in Ottolenghi’s first cookbook ‘Ottolenghi ‘. So I remove the frozen palamita filets from the freezer for tonight’s dinner. For the salsa, chop 4 stems of white celery, a handful of fresh parsley and 30 grams of black … More What did I prepare with the other portion of the palamita?
Mirco, the fishmonger, explained to me that toothless shark has the most delicate flavor because they only eat plankton. So, he showed me the head to prove that I bought the real dogfish or palombo in Italian language and he explained to me how to prepare this fish with garlic, tomatoes and fresh parsley. Chop … More Shark with or without teeth? 🤔
Fresh peas and burrata are a perfect match for an usual presentation today. 1 kilo of fresh peas is an average portion for 2p ( probably 400 grams after removing the shells). Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves, 2 small fresh onions and 1 chili in 2 table spoons of olive oil. Add the peas. … More Everyday something different
Diane, one of my dear friends has moved to our village. Finally I could help her a bit in reorganizing her new place while our dogs are having a great time together. This lunch seems perfect, heatable in the microwave and creating, especially to Diane, a little break on one of her lovely terraces. Chop … More Vegetarian balls in a green soup
After a few years of blogging and looking for other recipes and fusions, I have a large stock of ingredients. Thanks to the organization of the kitchen most of those ingredients are visible in glass containers. So tonight we’ll prepare some buckwheat. For 2p, boil 120 grams of buckwheat al dente in salted water seasoned … More What about buckwheat?