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

What did I prepare with the other portion of the palamita?

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?

What about buckwheat?

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?