Too much comfortfood?

During winter our body seems to ask for more comfortfood to control our temperature, or to make it even more cosy. Lasagne is, for sure, thé number 1 of Italian comfortfood. Reduce the amount of kcal by avoiding meat, and trying to find lighter ways to prepare the bechamel sauce. The extra thin lasagna sheets, … More Too much comfortfood?

Dinner for 4

Elodie is leaving the company and says goodbye to the team in Siena. It’s nice to see her and to show her our house in progress. Bruschetti with fresh porcini are a perfect starter, cfr blogpost Porcini and truffle after a trip to Assisi and Perugia. The november edition of delicious.nl magazine inspires me for … More Dinner for 4

Easy cooking

Oil a round oven dish. Clean 400 grams of carrots, chop in quarters. Clean 300 grams of green beans. Chop 4 garlic cloves and 1 peperoncini. Cut 300 grams of small potatoes in halves. Put everything in the oven dish. Buy 1 small chicken. Cut in pieces. Keep the bones, wings and spine to prepare … More Easy cooking

Olive oil and truffle, the current protagonists in the kitchen

The olive harvest and pressing is taking place everywhere in Tuscany. If we are lucky we will be able to have our own olive oil this year! Certain villages are really known for their olive oil feasts, as Montisi, and others are famous for the truffle, as San Giovanni d’Asso. If the butcher puts white … More Olive oil and truffle, the current protagonists in the kitchen

Chicken Thai style

Elodie gave me a few ‘Thai curry- kits’. In the kit is included : coconut cream powder, curry paste (a green one for today), fish sauce and some dried herbs. Instead of the recommended 90 grams of vegetables, I add 350 grams  of green beans+200 grams of soy sprouts+200 grams of eggplant cubes. Start with … More Chicken Thai style