The tarocco is back

Remember the blogpost of 17/2( Tarocco is the most popular table orange in Italy and is a ‘half- blood’ orange)with tarocco, a delicious recipe of This time, no pomegranate, no pistachio nuts but still, yummie. Remove the skin, also the white parts, of 2 tarocco oranges (1pp). Slice thinly and put on baking paper. Spread … More The tarocco is back

Stew with moscardini

Inspired again by Ottolenghi’s cookbook Simple, I decide to prepare a stew with squid. Instead of calamari I buy moscardini, super fresh and only 10 euro per kilo. 500 grams of moscardini is, after cleaning a nice portion for 2p. Prepare this recipe for the same day, or the following day (even better). Chop and … More Stew with moscardini

Tofu tasty??

Vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian (I don’t even know whether this is a proper translation), I hope you already know that I’m willing to try almost every kind of cuisine, as long as it respects the scientifical standards of the NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines. Although tofu is a very old ingredient based … More Tofu tasty??

Truffle hunting

  In San Giovanni d’ Asso they celebrate the white truffle and the new olive oil harvest  Truffle hunting is an activity which we really want to join. What did we learn? Any dog can be trained, but they have to start really young, and they litteraly are fed with truffle from the beginning. The … More Truffle hunting

Canned artichokes ?

Fresh artichokes are superb, but canned artichokes can be a perfect alternative for a lazy day or when baby artichokes are not available. Prebake a ready made puff pastry (make a few holes with a fork) in a cake form covered with firmly pressed baking paper in the oven at 180° for approx 10 mins. … More Canned artichokes ?

The last week of October we’ll move to our own house in Italy

After 2 years of living in Italy we feel it’s time to settle for a bit longer. House in Belgium is for sale, a new house in one of the most beautiful places of Tuscany, Castelnuovo Berardenga, is recently officially ours. A project for both of us, with space for visitors, space for me to … More The last week of October we’ll move to our own house in Italy