They are all over the place, there is hardly a spot for us left now. Tonight I have no access to the kitchen and thus, a good reason to go to one of the local restaurants in the village for a real pizza. Buonissimo 😋.
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 delicious.nl? 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
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
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??
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
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 ?
Halve 2 large bell pepper and remove the seeds. Chop and fry 1 shallot, 4 garlic cloves and 1 pepperoncini. Add 400 grams of minced meat ( lam would probably be the best choice but not for Iris, and thus I use my classical chicken mixed with Italian sausage meat) and bake. Add a handful … More Roasted bell pepper on a green bed
Jamie Olivers’ new book is full of classical Italian cuisine alla Jamie, and I hope to have it soon in my collection ;-). Delicious.nl comments this recipe as ‘spectacular, awesome’, which Iris and I can only confirm. For 2p peel and cut 2 red onions in quarters. Heat 1 small can of anchovies with the … More Cauliflower is never boring!
The traditional version of ragù is time consuming( 2-3hours) but incredible delicious. This version is not bad and is finished after 30 mins. Chop and fry 1 stem of white celery, 1 carrot, 4 garlic cloves and 1 red onion in a drizzle of olive oil . Add 300 grams of minced meat (remember my … More A quick version of ragù bolognese is possible
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