Juicy polpo

1 kilo of polpo seems a lot for 2p, but once cooked, the weight decreases incredibly. Cook the polpo in salted water with some bay leaves until tender (approximately 1h). Drain, chop in parts and store in the fridge. Chop 1 fennel, 3 courgettes, 4 garlic cloves, 1 red onion, 400 grams of cherry tomatoes … More Juicy polpo

A salad to remember

Peter Gordon published an awesome cookbook a few years ago with loads of inspiring salads. For 2p, clean 500-600 grams of mushrooms ( portobello would have been perfect but wasn’t available). Remove the stems. Put the mushrooms in a large oiled oven dish(opening upwards). Slice the stems. Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves in 20 … More A salad to remember

Panzanella

Panzanella is a typical Italian dish, based on tomatoes and bread. My version is, of course, a little different, but with the same ingredients.The warm tomato salad will be served with some grilled fish for Iris, and some Italian sausages for me.Wash 800 grams of cherry tomatoes. Remove the stems. Put them in a large … More Panzanella

Christmas abroad

Since our move to Italy, we return to Belgium to celebrate Christmas, each with its own family (two Christmas parties 😱). Although we love our families, it’s a survival in many different ways. This year our return journey makes a huge loop passing by Berlin, Munich, Verona and Bologna. Our first stop is Berlin where … More Christmas abroad

No carbs today

Cauliflower is gifted with qualities; beautiful, elegant, international, healthy, creative and perfect carb substitute. The smell while cooking and the possible smell afterwards 😉are acceptable concessions. Boil a chopped cauliflower inhaled water until ready to make a puree ( leave some water). Add pepper and salt. Blanch 300 grams of green beans. Chop and fry … More No carbs today

Jerusalem artichoke and pumpkin in a delicious all in one

I can’t help it. Small pumpkin, intense flavor, in whatever combination, it will be on my menu. I can’t get enough of them. I’m still not sure whether to start my own kitchen garden. My experiences in Italy until so far are more than just bad, although daily attention and regular watering. Anyway, I still … More Jerusalem artichoke and pumpkin in a delicious all in one