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?
Today I really crave for vegetables. Steam 300 grams of green beans and 1 large chopped bell pepper. Cut 400 grams of chicken breast in cubes. Mix with 1 teaspoon of mix of 5 spices, 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 chopped red onion and allow to marinate for approx 30 mins. Bake in a drizzle … More Full fridge, new inspiration
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
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
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
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
My kitchen is small but over-full with material. A lot of the tools are exposed to the air and need a wash before use. The cataplana hasn’t been used for a while and is not essential but ideal for this recipe. Two guests left us today and one of my daughters is still around. For … More A fish curry in a Portugese cataplana