In one of my first blogpost I mentioned my first ‘gnocchi experiment’. They ended up in an oven dish served as one large gnocchi-puree. After reading about : what potatoes to use, how to shmash them, how to store the gnocchi before cooking, our ‘relationship’ has changed. You need time to prepare them, and there … More Homemade gnocchi
The weather is awkward. Socks and warm clothes are still useful. Nice comfort food is still allowed. For 2p slice 800 grams of radicchio. Chop and fry 1 onion, 4 garlic cloves in a drizzle of olive oil. Add the radicchio and 2 teaspoons of dried thyme and 1 small can of drained anchovies. Stir … More Where is Summer?
A menu for 5 adults and 2 teenagers is a little bit different than the normal daily cooking. For the first evening I plan an all-in-one Italian dish. With 750 grams of minced chicken meat, 150 grams of sausage meat, 1 table spoon of mixed chicken herbs, 1 table spoon of dried oregano I can … More Teenagers to feed
Gerda is leaving tomorrow. We did a great job. I learned how to paint doors in the most perfect way. We were outside during most of the day ( amazing, we are only February). But what about our dinner? Luckely we have a small supermarket nearby. You know, the one where they prepare me fresh … More Perfect painting but don’t forget to cook😉
Gnocchi alla romana are prepared in the oven and therefore my prefered gnocchi. The recent magazine of the supermarket Coop inspires for a version with pumpkin. Remember the pumpkin of last week? This recipe is ideal for the 400 grams of ovenbaked pumpkin meat stored in the freezer. Defrost the pumpkin (or prepare fresh pumpkin) … More One huge pumpkin gnocco (singular of gnocchi) or better ‘polenta pumpkin gratin’
For 2p :500 grams of baked ready made gnocchi +500 grams of ovendried cherry tomatoes seasoned with chopped garlic, spicy pepper, fresh basil, pepper, salt+ grated parmigiano+ fresh basil and ready for guests.
Every time we visit Belgium we feel the vibe in another area of this fascinating city. Being ‘ex-pat’ is a great opportunity in many ways. After a few years of Italy it would be great to live in other countries, but the idea of ‘coming home’ in Brussels feels really good. Our apartment this week … More Back in lovely Brussels for a few days
A few years ago I organized one of my huge dinners. In an Italian buffet one of the dishes was home made gnocchi. I forgot the recipe which I tried, and to make a long story short, the moment the gnocchi arrived in the boiling water, they were probably tired of my work and looked … More It’s about time to get rid of my first ‘gnocchi trauma’
While babo Michel has some quality time with his daughter in Siena, I spend some quality time with my family in Belgium. He doesn’t like pasta or rice. Last visit in Siena he discovered gnocchi and he is a fan. Apart from gnocchi alla Romana I have a really bad experience making them. It ‘s … More Babo in Tuscan = daddy
Tonight we go for easy and we will eat while watching a movie. It’s allowed, it’s Saturday. Boil 500 grams of gnocchi. Keep 1 cup of the boiling water. Fry 4 garlic cloves in some olive oil. Add 200 grams of fresh spinach. Bake shortly. Mix the boiling water with the spinach and add a … More Lazy Saturday, easy dinner and movie