Sweet potatoes

Today I did my shopping for the following days, and a lovely fish (doesn’ look that lovely, but is delicious) is the most important ingredient. I was lucky to find 500 grams of white sweet potatoes. Clean the potatoes, cut in similar wedges. Put the wedges on baking paper. Add a drizzle of olive oil. … More Sweet potatoes

Red onion, red pepperoncini, red beetroot, red radishes in harmony with pink salmon

Peel and chop 500 grams of raw beetroots. Put on baking paper. Add some olive oil and bake in the oven at 180°. After 30 mins mix with two bunches of  red radishes chopped in quarters, 1 chopped red onion, 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 chopped pepperoncini and 1 table spoon of dried thyme. Continue … More Red onion, red pepperoncini, red beetroot, red radishes in harmony with pink salmon

Curry paste

In oriental supermarkets, which are difficult to find here in Tuscany, you find a grand variety of ready made mixtures to use as base for easy oriental cooking. To make your own yellow, green, red, …curry pastes you need so many ingredients, which are even more difficult to find here. Thus, buy different flavors and … More Curry paste

A little secret

It’s about time to be honest about my blogposts. In the beginning I managed a daily post of the menu of the day. We eat fairly late and thus, after cooking, eating, cleaning up, I had to start with my blogpost of the day (the recipe is only ‘done’ after the cooking, and not the … More A little secret

Shakshuka has become a popular dish, thanks to Ottolenghi

There are so many variations of which the one of today presumably most closely resembles a recipe of Piemonte in Italy : uova alla piemontese. Originally shakshuka is cooked on a low heat, but I prepare it in the oven when I’m planning to do something else while cooking. For 2p chop 2 bell peppers, … More Shakshuka has become a popular dish, thanks to Ottolenghi

Yellow day

Evenings and nights are cooler. Warm yellow is the appropriate color to fill our dish. Chop 2 yellow bell peppers, 4 garlic cloves, 4 cm of ginger and 1 spicy pepper. Put in an oven dish and add a drizzle of olive oil. Put in the oven at 200°. Stir now and again. Make a … More Yellow day

Marinated sardines

Fresh sardines are a delight, and this recipe is awesome. I love sardines. If you can persuade the fishmonker to prepare fillets, you have no excuse to try this really fantastic recipe. As a starter for 2p or as part of wonderful buffet 300 grams of fillets are approx 7-8 whole fishes which you can … More Marinated sardines