At day 1, I decide to start with an Italian dinner. Bagna cauda with different raw vegetables is a perfect starter to catch up after 4 years. The North Italian recipe is available in different version. A mixture of 1 pressed garlic clove, anchovies paste, oregano, pepper and cream is what you need to prepare … More What did I prepare for our guests, Severine and Bert?
I’ m a big fan of Jamie Oliver as you know. While I run on the treadmill I often watch a cooking program on YouTube. Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey are my favorites. ‘Tiella di riso al forno’ is a wonderful dish to prepare in advance for 6 persons. Clean a mixture of mussels and … More I love Jamie Oliver
I was completely prepared to spoil my dear niece Emilie with vegan food, but I have to admit that it was rather a relief to find out that she wanted to enjoy all the local ingredients except for meat. My favorite huge supermarket is on the top list of ‘what to do if you visit … More Seafood and pasta❤
Yesterday we spent a lovely day outside in our wild garden. The weather forecast isn’t really promising for the following period. Anyway, the ideal circumstances for an appropriate dish ( it wasn’t really my first choice but now it feels right) : mushroom risotto. Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves, 1 white onion and 1 … More 1st of May, feels more like the start of autumn 😨
As efficient is our painting process, as chaotic is my evening menu. For tonight I prepare a simple pasta. We had already a large vegetable quotum during our lunch, so we can be a bit less strict. Boil a portion of thin pasta for 2p. Drain and keep some of the liquid. Chop and fry … More Chaotic but healthy cooking
Whether ‘baby’ artichokes is the correct definition for small artichokes without ‘hair’ inside, I have to check, but now you know already what I mean. Those babies can be really small ( approx 4-6 cm), or a bit bigger (approx 8 cm). 5 of the bigger ones are a nice portion of vegetables for 2p. … More Fresh baby artichokes
A mixture of fresh fish for 2p is available in Italy. The fishmonker chops fresh squid, salmon, some white fish and adds some large shrimps. This fresh mixture is much better than what you can buy frozen. Boil 120 grams of pasta. Add 200 grams of samphire during the last mins. Chop and fry 2 … More Mixture of fish for 2p
I discover some fresh pasta made of farro flour and will give it a try. Spelt is a nice alternative and is a healthy ingredient. If the fresh version is tasty I can try it myself for another occasion. Today filled squid, vongole in a tomato sauce with spelt pasta. For the filling soak 1 … More Farro or spelt pasta